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Ongoing Specials from DVRupgrade for TiVoCommunity Members

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by tivoupgrade, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Feb 25, 2008 #41 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    Guess what? Now we do. But there is a catch. The discount is available to TC Club Members only. Not sure what that means?

    Please see the TiVo Community Club Subscription Page for more details.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2008 #42 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    Today is the last day to participate in the Hitachi Rebate on 750GB and 1TB SATA drives.
     
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  4. Mar 16, 2008 #44 of 123
    tommy275

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    i think the link in the first post to the "TiVo Series3 DVR (144-hours HD / 1368-hours SD) Normally: $1449 With coupon and TiVo Rebate: $1199
    (also eligible for $30 Hitachi rebate through 3/4/2008)" is wrong.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2008 #45 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    Thx; this is now fixed.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2008 #46 of 123
    trailbossc

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    Trying to click on Buy Now for the 43 hour Series 3 DVR just returns you back to the homepage. It doesn't give you any errors. Is this particular model not available for purchase?
     
  7. Mar 25, 2008 #47 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    Sorry, looks like it was a bad link. It is fixed now.

    Lou
     
  8. Apr 7, 2008 #48 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    Check it out, TiVo just released a new rebate form for Series2 and Series3 units purchased between 4/6/08 and 6/28/08. Here is a link to the rebate form on TiVo's web site:

    $200 Series3 Rebate Information (and more)

    Lou
     
  9. May 2, 2008 #49 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    We are getting asked this question a lot, so I thought I'd update the information here, as well.

    The TiVo lifetime service is still available for $399 for existing TiVo members with an active TiVo account. If you have any TiVo standalone unit that is currently subscribed with TiVo, either lifetime or monthly subscription, then purchasing a new Series3 or TiVo HD will render you eligible to purchase a lifetime subscription when activating directly with TiVo.

    You do not need to call them; when you log into your account at tivo.com and enter your service ID to activate a new DVR, you will be given the option to purchase a lifetime as one of the activation options.

    Unfortunately, this offer has not been extended to DIRECTV customers with lifetime subscriptions on older TiVo units.

    Lou
     
  10. May 22, 2008 #50 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    As of May 15th, 2008, the lifetime service option is back and available to everyone, including new TiVo customers.

    First TiVo costs $399 for a lifetime; additional ones cost $299 per unit.

    More information in the thread started by Dave Zatz here.
     
  11. May 26, 2008 #51 of 123
    rlawlis

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    Can I purchase an image for a TivoHD from you? My machine is out of warranty and block 8 on the drive is corrupted. The drive should be salvagable but I don't have a backup of the image.

    Thanks
     
  12. May 26, 2008 #52 of 123
    RoyK

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    visit their website http://www.dvrupgrade.com/
     
  13. May 27, 2008 #53 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    This is not a product we currently offer for the Tivo HD. Without knowing more about your specific situation, I would suggest that it is more likely that you have a defective drive, than not, in your unit. Corruption is typically caused by a failing hard drive, and of course, this can be definitively diagnosed by running the western digital diagnostics on the hard drive (with a PC) to make that determination.

    A very simple way to fix your unit in this situation would be to consider a replacement drive kit; it is a very easy way to repair, or upgraded a TiVo HD (or any other TiVo, for that matter).

    Thx,
    Lou

    PS You may want to discuss this further in the Upgrade Center in the Underground here at TCF; this thread is intended to discussion on the current specials we offer to TCF members (please see the first post for details).

    Lj
     
  14. May 28, 2008 #54 of 123
    rlawlis

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    Lou,

    I agree, there is nothing wrong with the unit. If the drive were bad, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a replacement. In fact, I have purchased drives from you in the past when my directv tivo drive died.

    The partition table is gone, not the drive. The WD smart drive report reports that the dirve is fine and only has 100 hours on it. Further, the WD drive tests, Quick & Extended, report the drive is fine:

    Test Option: QUICK TEST
    Model Number: WDC WD1600AVBS-63SVA0
    Unit Serial Number: WD-WMAP94584774
    Firmware Number: 05.06H05
    Capacity: 160.04 GB
    SMART Status: PASS
    Test Result: PASS
    Test Time: 09:25:16, May 27, 2008

    Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
    Model Number: WDC WD1600AVBS-63SVA0
    Unit Serial Number: WD-WMAP94584774
    Firmware Number: 05.06H05
    Capacity: 160.04 GB
    SMART Status: PASS
    Test Result: PASS
    Test Time: 10:49:33, May 27, 2008

    What I really need is an image not a new drive. Any assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    R Lawlis
     
  15. Jun 4, 2008 #55 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    Just a reminder, the $200 rebate for the Series3 ends on June 28th, 2008. In addition, the "three months free service" promotion for new activations also ends on June 28th. Not clear whether TiVo will renew any of these offers, so if you are considering purchasing a new Series3 or TiVo HD, now may be a good time to consider it.

    Not sure why a TiVo might be better than a generic cable or DIRECTV DVR? Take a look at our

    Top Ten Reasons to Buy a TiVo Series3 or TiVo HD DVR

    Here are the current specials being offered...
     
  16. Jun 17, 2008 #56 of 123
    stmckin

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    I've tried to buy several times through your website and it doesn't appear to be working.... hangs at order cart time when entering shipping
     
  17. Jun 17, 2008 #57 of 123
    tivoupgrade

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    Something wasn't right. My guess is that there is a problem with UPS' system, but I don't know for sure. Things seem to be working now, however.

    If you continue to have a problem, please contact us directly using this link or call us at 1-773-326-0189 between 9:00am and 5:00pm Central Time and we can take an order by phone.

    Sorry for any problems,

    Lou
     
  18. Jun 27, 2008 #58 of 123
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    Here is a coupon code for $10 off VideoRedo TVSuite which can be used on our web site during checkout.

    DVRUPGRADE-VRD08

    More info on VideoRedo Products
     
  19. Jul 30, 2008 #59 of 123
    bareyb

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    My Series 3 is starting to hang and reboot on a regular basis. I'm guessing my drive is going out. Possibly the external drive, but who knows? I'm thinking of removing the external drive completely and simply replacing the internal drive with a 1 TB model. That would solve my problem no matter what drive was the problem no? Unfortunately, I'd have to input all my Season Passes again, but I can't think of a better option...

    Are there any specials on the preformatted 750 Gig or 1 TB replacement drive kits for the Series 3 going right now? :)
     
  20. Jul 31, 2008 #60 of 123
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    Yes, aside from the specials listed on our site here, there is also a special offer for members (new and old) of the TiVo Community Club. Please see here:

    TC Club Members Only: 10% discount on Series1, Series2, and Series3 Upgrade Kits

    Details:

    Current special for TC Club Members Only

    TC Club Members are eligible for a 10% discount off the purchase price of all DVRupgrade TiVo upgrade kits for Series1, Series2 and Series3 TiVo systems. To receive your discount, simply order a kit directly from DVRupgrade and contact them with your order information, and your TiVo Community username so that DVRupgrade can verify your status as a TC Club member. Once verified, DVRupgrade will credit you accordingly.


    Lou
     

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