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Come Back Offer

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by kturcotte, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. S3-2501

    S3-2501 New Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    I also have a Premiere that was deactivated within the 30-day window. I called yesterday after seeing an "upgrade to Premiere and get $50 PLS" offer on the Tivo Central screen of my TivoHD. The rep said the offer was only as part of a package deal with a full-price 4-tuner Premiere. She wouldn't offer me $99 Lifetime either, stating that heavily discounted Lifetime is usually only offered on older Series 3 boxes. My Series 3 already has lifetime, so it was a no go. :(
  2. billbillw

    billbillw Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    So, for the few that have received this offer on a Premiere, were you completely cancelled from any Tivo service or did you still have some active Tivo boxes?
  3. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    I have 3 that have no service on them right now. Cancelled them all the end of December so they wouldnt be billed again in January. Two of them I paid on for a year and then one was just a few months. I got the offer for the two boxes that I paid the year on, but not the one that I paid just a couple of months. I'm thinking I might just get the offer for the two and then sell them on Ebay and make some money off them.
  4. jcondon

    jcondon Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2003
    I was completely canceled (I have only the one box).
  5. srauly

    srauly New Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    I've gotten this email offer once or twice before, and just got it again the other day. I was an old-timer with 2-3 of the older standard-def TiVo boxes and then 2 of the TiVo HD boxes. Then one of my boxes got fried by electricity and instead of buying a replacement I decided to switch to Windows Media Center and bought a SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime 3-tuner cablecard box. It works pretty well and I stream to a couple of XBox 360's elsewhere in the house. But I really don't use the XBox's for anything else and have become more of an Apple home (the three of us have iPhones, we have a couple of iPads, 2 MacBooks, and a few Apple TV's).

    I must admit that I'm somewhat tempted to switch back to the TiVo as the Stream interests me, and it just seems like they have a better integrated iOS experience. With my current setup, I run Plex Media Server on my main PC and can then stream recorded shows to my iOS devices, but it's not perfect as there are a couple of hoops you have to jump through first, and while there is a separate live TV app I can use, I can't do pause/rewind with that.

    So with all of that as background, what I'm wondering is if there's any chance I could use this $50 promo in conjunction with a brand new Premiere 4-tuner purchase. It sounds like (based on what others here are saying) it only works if I use it to reactivate one of my old TiVo's and I have no interest in doing that. But the email as worded is pretty vague in that regard, as it doesn't explicitly state that I have to reactivate my old TiVo.

    Update: Doh! I guess my reading skills were off today. I just reread the email and it does indeed state that it can only be used with TiVo TSN xxxxxxx. Meh.
  6. ugh what

    ugh what New Member

    Jan 25, 2013
    I got this offer and took them up on it. I had deactivated mine in September. Went to Comcast to trade in my non-DVR box and get a CableCard yesterday, and I'm all set up and running now. So nice to have my TiVo back! Perfect timing, because my Comcast box was going to start costing me $10/month next month, and it isn't even a DVR.
  7. P42

    P42 New Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    My brother-in-law got this offer, but had no interest in it, so needless to say I offered to free up some space in his basement. The CSR processed it with no issue and transferred it to my account. Of course this is going to cost me big, as I only have one TV.... but I could not let the chance of a $49 Tivo with Lifetime pass me by :D
  8. poppagene

    poppagene User

    Dec 29, 2001
    My Dad got this email on a cancelled s2dt. Are people leveraging this into a $49 PLS on a premiere? And if yes how?
  9. geeman11

    geeman11 New Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    I got this offer too. I dropped my cable and went to Sat, but my sister has TIVO and cable. Does anyone know if I could do this $49 lifetime on my mothballed TIVO HD and transfer the unit with LIFETIME to my sister ?
  10. djwilso

    djwilso Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm pretty sure that once a unit has Lifetime on it, you can sell or give it to anyone you want and when they add it on their account, it will retain the Lifetime service since that is tied to the box and not the subscriber.
  11. srauly

    srauly New Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    I was thinking before that since it was locked to my old TiVo HD that I really don't care to use, that I'd pass on the deal, but now I'm thinking that maybe I should go ahead and do it, since it looks like I might be able to eBay it for $200 or more.
  12. P42

    P42 New Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    geeman11 & srauly,
    Lifetime is for the life of the Tivo, as djwilso has said. So if you got the $49 offer email from Tivo, they've turned that unwanted Tivo into a $200 to $300 asset. You sister or wallet will appreciate it :)
  13. GoEagles

    GoEagles New Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    I would love to get $49 Lifetime service on this unused Premiere box of mine.
  14. Tobashadow

    Tobashadow Read over there --->

    Nov 11, 2006
    Just great, I was going to use part of our tax return to buy a couple used TivoHd boxes to replace our two multi times a day rebooting S2's and now the price will be jacked up on ebay.

    If the offer for $49 for lifetime on one of your old HD boxes don't interest you then give me a message with a offer.
  15. Worf

    Worf Active Member

    Sep 15, 2000
    Hrm - I wonder if I can use it to move my old series 2 to lifetime...? The only thing is it's still subbed, but i haven't plugged it in for over a year (yeah, TiVo's been paid while it's been off, I know I know).
  16. pmiranda

    pmiranda New Member

    Feb 12, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Thank you for making feel better about buying lifetime years ago :)
  17. Joey Bagadonuts

    Joey Bagadonuts New Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Anaheim, CA...
    Just an FYI- I just spoke with Veronica at TiVo Customer Support and she said the $49 offer only applies to DVR's whose service was discontinue prior to October 2012. So if you're thinking of discontinuing your TiVo service now in anticipation of receiving an email saying you can reactivate it under a lifetime subscription for $49, you might want to reconsider.
  18. Loach

    Loach Member

    Jan 11, 2013
    Omaha, NE
    How would a larger potential supply of these boxes on ebay cause the prices to be jacked up?
  19. MeInDallas

    MeInDallas Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Dallas, Texas
    Sounds like yet another Tivo service rep that doesnt know what they are talking about . . . . again. I cancelled 2 of mine in December 2012 and got the $49 lifetime on both of them. I paid a full years contract on both. I cancelled a 3rd at the same time but only paid a few months on it. I wasnt offered the $49 lifetime deal on that one for some reason. We will probably never know what their criteria is on that deal. Seems like some are getting it and some are not.
  20. aridon

    aridon Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Guys how much has the software speed been improved over the last year? Thinking of coming back but the HD guide I found slow and a mess about a year ago and not sure if its improved any.

    I know SD guide is an option but not my first choice.

    Also I called today for this and they said it expired on the 30th of Jan.

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