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Received a small 2in black box with Tivo Logo by FedEx ??

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by addman711, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Jul 6, 2013 #1 of 61
    addman711

    addman711 New Member

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    FedEx showed up today with a package. It contained a Black felt bag with a small 2 inch square box with fold out AC prongs, DC car plug and 2 USB ports. It has a TIVO LOGO on it. Also 2 USB cables with different mini plugs on them ans a small adapter to go from a mini to a larger type of plug.

    There was NO paperwork, no instructions, no nothing. My best guess is that it is a universal phone charger?? (by the way none of the adapters fit my phone)

    Just wondering why I got it?? Never ordered it and can't find it anywhere on Tivo site??
     
  2. Jul 6, 2013 #2 of 61
    qz3fwd

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    Maybe you could post a picture of it?
     
  3. Jul 6, 2013 #3 of 61
    news4me2

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    Have you participated in any TiVo beta testing recently?
     
  4. Jul 6, 2013 #4 of 61
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Fight Club gift? In which case, you didn't actually receive it. :)
     
  5. Jul 6, 2013 #5 of 61
    poofy

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    This is the new Tivo Premier 5 with 6 tuners!!
     
  6. Jul 6, 2013 #6 of 61
    addman711

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    Yes I was in the Umbrella Omega that closed a couple of months ago. If it is a parting gift you would think they would have sent a little note by email or with it.

    Here is what it looks like. The AC prongs are on the back side and the 2 USB ports are on the edge pointing toward the bottom of the pic.

    Pic attached


    Wish it was a Premier 5 !!
     

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  7. Jul 6, 2013 #7 of 61
    MeInDallas

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    Thats way nicer than the umbrella with little Tivo's all over it they sent me :eek:
     
  8. Jul 6, 2013 #8 of 61
    stevel

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    I can't see what the plug on the end of the white cable is, but the black cable is MicroUSB (a very common charging connector nowadays). You also got an adapter that fits the older 30-pin Apple connector.


    Steve
     
  9. Jul 6, 2013 #9 of 61
    pteronaut

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    The white cable appears to be a lightning connector.
     
  10. addman711

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    I've never seen the white cables connector before. The contacts are on the Outside of the plug? There are 8 contacts on each side. It is about the same size as a mini but looks like it would plug in either way as it is a perfect rectangle shape.

    At this point I think I would rather have the Umbrella .... lol
     
  11. addman711

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    Yah I just looked up Lightning Connector and that is exactly what it is.

    Well from what everyone has said I will assume it is a Tivo Gift and is a Universal Charger for All devices except mine.. lol

    Thanks for the help.

    Maybe I will put it on Ebay for like $600 bucks.
     
  12. magnus

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    I think I would not be posting that you were in a beta, much less the name of the beta.
     
  13. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Corrrect. The NDA agreed to persists even following the conclusion of the beta, and covers all details up to and beyond whether or not you even participated in a beta.
     
  14. MeInDallas

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    I wouldve rather had a few months of free service or something like that. I tried to give the umbrella away but no one wanted it because it has little Tivo's all over it :eek:
     
  15. SnakeEyes

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    And how would you know? :D
     
  16. unitron

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    Since it has a plug for an automobile cigar lighter, it's obviously the new car radio TiVo!

    :D
     
  17. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Your phone doesn't charge via USB?
     
  18. addman711

    addman711 New Member

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    No Sorry it doesn't charge via USB, and I paid $7.79 for it Too... wtf.
     
  19. aaronwt

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    A gift card is better. They don't give those out any more after testing?
     
  20. replaytv

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    I find your item very intriguing. Your price is right in my price range, and my favorite nephew is in desperate need for it. I will send you a check for $800. Please cash the check and send the item to me minus the shipping charge of up to $50, so a check to me of $150. This transaction is guaranteed by the National Nigerian Scammers Alliance, so you not to worry. ;)
     

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