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Ongoing Specials from DVRupgrade for TiVoCommunity Members

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

  1. ncfoster

    ncfoster Member

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    +1
     
  2. lew

    lew Active Member

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    Lou (tivoupgrade) hasn't posted in over a year. His company was sold to Weaknees.
     
  3. weblizard

    weblizard New Member

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    Is Weaknees an actual company, or a nickname? I am in the market for a TiVo HD, and this company looked like a good source... Any recommendations if this company isn't the best option?

    I'm a little concerned about going through eBay; it would be nice to find a DVR-oriented company, especially one tied to the TiVo community.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Phantom Gremlin

    Phantom Gremlin New Member

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    What do you mean by "real company"? They have a website:
    http://www.weaknees.com/
    It's anybody's guess as to whether the company is run out of someone's basement. But doing a whois on weaknees.com shows the following:
    Adberg, Michael michael@weaknees.com
    Slimvac, Inc.
    9999 Jefferson Blvd.
    Culver City, CA 90232​
    Looking at that address in Google maps seems to point to an industrial building rather than a house. See image.

    Many people have dealt with weaknees in the past. I think they used to be a forum sponsor, but it shouldn't matter anymore since various people have said that they are now the same as dvrupgrade, which still has banner ads on the home page of TiVoCommunity.com.

    Many years ago I bought a drive from weaknees and was satisfied. IMO the only reason not to use them is you can DIY for less.
     

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  5. JoeTaxpayer

    JoeTaxpayer Member

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    Weeknees is a fine company. Before I had the inclination to instant cake a drive, I picked up a formatted drive from them. Worked fine, they even threw in the torx screwdriver.
     
  6. weblizard

    weblizard New Member

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    I was *trying* to ask if Weaknees was the legal name of a business, as opposed to the informal nickname or Internet handle of an individual human, that's all.

    In the future I promise to be painfully explicit if I ever make such an inquiry again.:rolleyes:
     
  7. quietfly

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    are there any current specials?
     
  8. Rkkeller

    Rkkeller Active Member

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    Not knocking any company but every time I have wanted to upgrade my TiVo's, I can always find it for much less on Ebay.
     
  9. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    The only downside is that you then have to buy it from ebay. ;)
     
  10. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    John's...
    Is there something about the TCF that makes it particularly attractive to 'bots or does this kind of stupidity happen in other forums?
     
  11. mickeyangel98

    mickeyangel98 TiVo Addict

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    It happens everywhere. I mod another forum and more than 50% of the time we are deleting SPAM posted by bots.
     
  12. tyd450

    tyd450 New Member

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    it could be people trying to get their post counts up so they can post in certain sections
     
  13. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    The post those two guys were talking about is no longer there, probably because it was out and out spam, or it was somebody trying to get their count up high enough to be able to include links to some spammy commercial enterprise, and when they did they got reported and their account was vaporized along with all of their posts.
     
  14. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    For completeness

    Tivo will no longer activate a TivoHD to a new owner

    You can still re-activate them if you have been the owner and it has lifetime.
     
  15. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Huh. I was literally just about to either sell or give mine with lifetime away. I guess not. :confused:
     
  16. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    Better check with tivo

    This is new
     
  17. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    TiVo's with lifetime don't need to be "activated" and can be transferred to a new user.

    Scott
     
  18. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    Exactly

    But whatever you do. Do not deactivate it
     
  19. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If you have a lifetimed S3, HD, or HD XL, or even a lifetimed S2, and are willing to part with it cheap, let's talk.


    And your PM box is full.
     
  20. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    I have 2. Lifetime s2 units

    One has a bad fan. And both havent been plugged in for 6 years
     

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