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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by cannonz, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Aug 2, 2012 #1 of 46
    cannonz

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    CoxInPHX

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    That is the best offer I have seen, even if it is just a 45HR Premiere.

    Especially for a first time Buyer with no MSD.
    NVM: I see you need a Qualifying TSN
     
  3. Aug 3, 2012 #3 of 46
    cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

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    I qualify they sent offer to the one I bothered to put in my name, and not to one I didn't. I assume anyone that qualifies for MSD does for this too.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2012 #4 of 46
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    So that's the old 320GB Premiere, not the 500GB Premiere, right?
     
  5. Aug 3, 2012 #5 of 46
    replaytv

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    Looks like a great deal. You can buy it for less than the going price for a used TiVo on ebay!
     
  6. Aug 3, 2012 #6 of 46
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I wonder what a qualifying TSN actually is?

    I've tried both my lifetimed S1s, didn't even get the error messages.

    Tried my monthly S3, one of my monthly S2s, and one of my lifetimed S2s, got a not eligible message.

    To whom do they want to sell these?

    Okay, actually I'm getting a TSN not valid message.

    If you try to put it in with the hyphens, it won't take that many characters.

    It will only take 15 characters, so I wonder if someone said set it up for 15 and forgot about the hyphens so that when it checks it against the database it doesn't find a match because the database has the hyphens, or maybe they said set it up for 15 numbers, forgetting that the TSN is a hexadecimal number which includes A-F, and so it's choking on the letters.

    Otherwise, I guess they don't really want my money.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2012 #7 of 46
    CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    None of my 3 Lifetime Premieres qualify, according to the site.
    I did not receive an email regarding this offer either. So I too wonder who the target audience is?
    Not sure if it means anything but the URL says "s2upgrade" tivo.com/promo/buy-premiere/s2upgrade/

    "Sorry, the TSN is invalid. If you feel you received this message in error and would like to confirm your eligibility, please call (877) 289-8486 to speak with a Customer Service Representative."

    We apologize for any inconvenience.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2012 #8 of 46
    unitron

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    I didn't get the email either.

    Not that I was really anxious to buy a Premiere.

    Do they even do analog cable?
     
  9. Aug 3, 2012 #9 of 46
    CoxInPHX

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    Yes, a 2 Tuner Premiere can do analog cable.

    Do you actually still have any relevant analog channels that are not duplicated in digital SD and HD? No HD channel is going to be analog anyway.

    I only have 1 analog channel available in my CableCARD lineup, and I think it is a mistake, because the same channel on my Cox receiver is in digital, it is a duplicate of PBS anyway.
     
  10. CoxInPHX

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    I forgot that 1 analog channel in the CableCARD lineup, does serve a purpose, it provides access to the TV Guide On-Screen EPG data for the Sony DHG-HDD500 and the DHG-HDD250 CableCARD DVR.

    CoxAZ and KAET8 - PBS still broadcast the Rovi TVGOS data in analog VBI.
     
  11. unitron

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    Except for my (no cable cards so far) S3 HD, all our stuff is analog, and since TWC hasn't quite finished murdering analog cable here, I'm not interested in the expense of replacing a bunch of stuff and paying them even more.

    My brother's got fairly new digital stuff, and whenever I'm over there whatever's on either of his widescreens suffers from "soap opera effect", so it's not like there's anything encouraging me to dump NTSC.

    Actually the S3 is currently on top of the refrigerator pretending to be the satellite receiver plugged into an S2 that's up there as well (along with small TV set), so neither of them are even currently hooked to cable, just a set of rabbit ears I modded from 300 Ohm twinlead to an F-81 for co-ax years ago.

    But their hard drives are full of stuff to watch while I'm chopping celery or washing dishes, and both have G adapters for when it's time for a refill.

    I do a lot of television watching with my ears.
     
  12. cannonz

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    I didn't get offer in email was sent to the one tivo I put in my name and wasn't sent to the others. Does tivo take paypal for payment?
     
  13. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    I can't begin to figure out what you're saying in the first sentence and I've never seen any sign of the answer to the question in the second sentence being anything other than "no".
     
  14. CoxInPHX

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    Of course we're talking about TWC, But I would be very surprised if the CableCARD lineup was not almost entirely digital. For sure all the HD channels are.
    Are you sure he is actually watching the HD channels? I am always amazed at how many people I see watching the SD channels stretched/zoomed to fit their new HDTVs. Most haven't even bothered to get an HD receiver. I got my sister and her family a Lifetime Premiere for Christmas, and most every time I go over to thier home, they are watching the SD channels zoomed on their new 55" LG LED HDTV, even though I took all the SD channels out of thier listings. They are so used to punching in just the double digit numbers into the remote. :confused:
     
  15. lessd

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    Only TiVo accounts that have only Series 2s (and no series 3s or series 4s) can get this deal from the web.
     
  16. unitron

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    What if you have S1s and S2s?

    Could I discontinue my S3 and get it?

    Not that I really want it, just trying to psychoanalize them.
     
  17. lillevig

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    I'll have to ask my daughter if she got the e-mail. I recently sent her a lifetime S2 and she set up her own account with Tivo.
     
  18. lessd

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    I would assume that a Series 1 and Series 2 would qualify, it's for TiVo accounts that have no HD TiVos in the account.
     
  19. drebbe

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    I talked to TiVo just now. The offer is only for people with S1 or S2 and no HD TiVos (i.e., S3 or Premieres). I tried to order one anyway, asking them point blank, "Does this mean you don't want my money?" The CSR talked to his supervisor, best they would do is 99+399+free slide remote. I passed. Odd promotion/marketing by TiVo IMHO. I can understand why you might target a market segment in advertising a promotion, but I see no economic advantage to TiVo to only allow S1/S2 exclusive households to actually take advantage of it. Maybe somebody else can figure out why this would make sense.
     
  20. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

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    Would have been sent directly to tivo (below messages/settings above bounty or what ever ad)
     

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