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Getting a lifetime sub on a S1 in 2012

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by MikeLobby, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. MikeLobby

    MikeLobby New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    I think the bottom line here is that YMMV with regards to analog. I can see Comcast having gone fully digital by now. They are, from what I hear, evil. Charter on the other hand is trying to work its way back from bankruptcy, so they can't really afford to be totally evil.

    And just to stir the pot even more... I was in a resort town in Colorado in January that has community run cable. They still run HBO in the clear on analog channel 3. Mind boggling!
  2. Techguy9707

    Techguy9707 New Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    I have a series on Philips DSR6000R DirecTv TIVO box, with lifetime. I don't know if this is useful or not too you but maybe we can work something out. It is currently in use (without local network channels) but it is planned on being retired on Tuesday morning when I retire from the TIVO fan club and get on the Microsoft Mediaroom train with a bundled plan for about what I pay for DirectTv alone today.

    I may even have other Direct TIVOS in the garage.

    send me an email at guy harr i son [at] gmail dot com (remove psaces and fix as standard email address.

    As for cable, we used to have analog "limited basic": channels (local affiliates, PBSD and some basic satellite channels with CSPAN) for the "free" channel I got on my Comcast data connection but now they require a digital adapter to make it work and they would know I was getting limited basic for free and would charge me for it.
  3. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    We still have cable channels under 99 available as analog versions on our cable system (Suddenlink). That covers most of the Extended Basic service.
  4. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    The Philips DSR6000 almost certainly can't even be activated on DirecTV for a new owner and absolutely certainly can't be used with anything else so it won't be of any benefit to the OP.

    I won't try to change the OP's mind about using a Series 1 so my recommendation is simple if that is how he wants to proceed.

    1. Call TiVo for best deal on lifetime, definitely don't pay over $100.
    2. If that doesn't work, try to find the best deal on a Series 1 with lifetime, the one you own is a better risk since you know it works properly but don't pay over $100 to buy one either.
  5. MikeLobby

    MikeLobby New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    I actually pulled the trigger on an S1 on ebay. I went a little over my target price, but still comfortably under the $100 mark. I figure that I ought to be able to keep it going for a while using my original S1 as a parts hulk.

    Thanks to all the helpful replies.

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