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Series2 Video Input Recording HELP

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Nada, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Nada

    Nada New Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    That's great. Perfect if they don't require connecting. I will see if I can find/get that offer. I had been looking on Ebay for a used S2 with a lifetime subscription but I read that the previous owner with the SN could transfer the subscription to a new box after the sale.

    Thank you for the suggestion.:up:
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    Where did you read that?
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Lifetime almost always stays with the unit.

    Generally someone's not going to be able to sell you a lifetimed TiVo and then transfer the lifetime out from under you (especially after you go online to tivo.com, log onto your account, and add that TiVo via its TiVo Service Number to your account).

    If someone has a Series 1, and lifetime for it was purchased on or before January 20, 2000, then they can transfer that lifetime sub one time to another TiVo--that was the accomodation for an earlier version of the description that wasn't as clear as it could have been about whose or whats lifetime was meant.

    Other people have been able to transfer lifetime subs if their TiVo died really early, but I think they've had to pay a transfer fee.

    And I think there were some Series 3 promotions that might have made a transfer possible, but the time to be able to do that is long expired.

    What you want to do to check out a TiVo is get the TSN from the seller and run it past TiVo customer service (I do it via online chat) to find out the current account status, and anything for which it is or is not eligible.

    If you look on the back of a TiVo at the sticker by the power cord, you'll see that it has both a serial number and a TiVo Service Number.

    The TSN is what a lifetime sub is attached to back at the tivo.com servers.

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