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How Many Cablecards in a Premiere Elite?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by andrews777, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Apr 6, 2012 #1 of 15
    andrews777

    andrews777 New Member

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    How many cablecards does a Premiere Elite require? Is it 2 multi-stream ones or could I just move over the 1 multistream card I have in my TivoHD?

    A follow-on question: Could I transfer my current lifetime on the TivoHD to the Premiere Elite cheaply or would I be better off just selling the TivoHD (w/upgraded hard drive) and buying a "new" lifetime sub?

    I have 3 lifetime units now, 2 TivoHDs and 1 Premiere (XL I think).
     
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    compnurd

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    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Lifetime is not transferable.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 #4 of 15
    andrews777

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    I have heard that, but then some posts here indicate the ability to transfer it for something between $99-399. Whether that is a new lifetime or existing one is irrelevant to me. I want to know the cheapest way to avoid the monthly fees. I paid those for long enough before I was allowed to choose lifetime on 2 TivoHDs (I was wrong in my last post and I should have said I have 3).
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 #5 of 15
    aaronwt

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    Lifetime is the way to avoid monthly fees. Sell your TiVo HD boxes to cover the cost of the Lifetime Elite and pick up the IP box if/when it's released later this year.

    I just picked up a second Elite tonight. It was certainly nice to pay $100 less than I did in October for the first one.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2012 #6 of 15
    andrews777

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    What are TivoHDs selling for now? Does the lifetime (discounted when purchased) transfer with the unit?
     
  7. Apr 6, 2012 #7 of 15
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Lifetime is owner transferable not unit transferable (lifetime sticks with the Tivo box).

    You can still buy new Tivo 3/HD or any series 2 and above on amazon.com
     
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    mattack

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    1 because there is only one slot.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2012 #9 of 15
    andrews777

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    I am trying to figure out how much I could make selling one or three TivoHDs. It would likely be worthwhile if TiVo had a stream only device, but unfortunately that is not out.
     
  10. ajwees41

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    why when cable boxes are cheaper to rent and locally rented not via mail like tivo
     
  11. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    What? That statement doesn't even make sense...
     
  12. ajwees41

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    andrews777 said It would likely be worthwhile if TiVo had a stream only device, but unfortunately that is not out., but would most likely need tivo service while a cable company SD box wouldn't need tivo service so cost savng and rented versus bought.
     
  13. andrews777

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    A cable company box would not allow me to view my Tivo recordings, the whole point of the Tivo.
     
  14. ajwees41

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    I thought you were talking about a streaming tivo being cheaper the a regular cable box. I said no because the tivo would need tivo service.


    It would likely be worthwhile if TiVo had a stream only device, but unfortunately that is not out.
     
  15. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Whatever, it has been proven time and time again that there is no real "cost savings" using the Cableco DVR's. Especially if you opt for lifetime. And the IP STB most likely will not need a service as it does not have a cable card and only borrows guide data from the parent TiVo - similar to the iPad app.

    But, at the end of the day, if your cableco provides a comparable device for a better price - I recommend going for it. Not sure why you would come here and complain if you found a better, cheaper product.

    Makes no sense.
     

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