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Explain Why Lifetime Service isn't a hugely bad idea

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bengalfreak, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    If coverage is important to you, then you have a few options. You could just sell your soul to the devil for the coverage, you could get an MVNO that uses Verizon's network, or you could move your main phones to something else, and have a Verizon-based Tracfone as a backup... I'd definitely just sell my soul to the devil if I lived in an area where they have much better coverage than AT&T. Luckily, AT&T has the best coverage in my area...

    Exactly. Having a smartphone makes traveling SO much better too. I've found many places to eat or go, or looked up opening time information or directions, etc, using a smartphone. Even a well planned trip can fall apart for all sorts of reasons, and having a smartphone to get it quickly back on track pays the price of the data many, many times over. I've been lucky to have access to AT&T and Verizon phones on the last two trips I've been on, both LTE on the last one. Usually, both worked fine.
     
  2. mpnret

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    Yup, my RTV5040 still works, guide data and all. Not much use for it anymore. Guess I should see what it will fetch on ebay.
     
  3. brianric

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    That could be a long time, considering Replay TV is still providing guide data for those on lifetime plans.
     
  4. brianric

    brianric Active Member

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    I had one of those, plus a 4000 series. I felt at the time Relay TV came out it was a better DVR than Tivo with the commercial advance and file sharing. Shame they got sued out of business.
     
  5. moonscape

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    Oh, I agree. Between my GPS and iPad (which I typically have with me for calendar and as-needed on a bare-bones data plan), it provides all that and more. Heck, Garmin alone will find Portillo HDs ...

    To the person who referenced hijacking the thread away from Tivo, um lifetime, I figured my participation in that was doing the dead-horse thread a favor :) ... but okay, I'll quit about my lack of need for a smart phone!
     
  6. chicagobrownblue

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    Can I lend you my 10 year old Compaq notebook? Still working after all these years with the original hard drive but memory bumped up to 2 GB.

    And, a recent post elsewhere indicates that Word 2010 is the target of an unpatched vulnerability in Windows. I guess my Word/Outlook 2003 on my XP notebook won't get a hacker his Office merit bag.
     
  7. johnh123

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    I didn't realize you guys have portillos out there. I guess I could live in California after all.
     
  8. Bigg

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    With a data plan on an iPad, you've got the same functionality... you just need, um, really big pockets to carry it. A rather bizarre "solution" for sure...
     
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    bengalfreak

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    Wow, you just can't discuss anything without resorting to nastiness. Sucker bet? Why would anyone listen to a thing you have to say when you are such a jerk about it? I imagine that you spend lots of time watching your Tivo Roamio....alone.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2014 #190 of 196
    moonscape

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    The benefit of carrying a purse :)
     
  11. Apr 4, 2014 #191 of 196
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    No, not really. But thanks for the compliments!
     
  12. Apr 4, 2014 #192 of 196
    CloudAtlas

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    So True. With all the time some of these posters spend on these boards arguing I'm not so sure they watch much TiVo. Just enough time to complain about it.

    That being said the lifetime issue is a lease vs own scenario. But unlike cars TiVo doesn't release a new model each year nor can you take a tax deduction on the lease.
     
  13. Apr 4, 2014 #193 of 196
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    tarheelblue32

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    You can't take a tax deduction on a car lease either.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2014 #195 of 196
    lessd

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    In a business you can.
     
  16. Apr 4, 2014 #196 of 196
    tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    Only to the extent it is actually used for business purposes. And FYI, you could deduct a TiVo too if it were used for business purposes.
     

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