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Tivo Upgrade Offer

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by shadowplay0918, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Jan 10, 2013 #1 of 129
    shadowplay0918

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    Just received and email from Tivo offering to upgrade 1 of my 3 TivoHD's (TSN # was given) with a Premier 4. They listed lifetime option of $50 but they want $499 the the Premier 4.

    The $549 total is around $100 less than what I could have gotten online with $249 dvr and $399 lifetime. Tempting but hard to replace a working series 3 with lifetime and a year old expanded hard drive when you have Christmas credit cards bills to pay off....
     
  2. Jan 10, 2013 #2 of 129
    Thom

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    Does your series 3 record anything off the antenna? I believe a Premiere 4 is unable to record over-the-air broadcasts.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2013 #3 of 129
    matneh

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    Hey there, just got the same offer and it is tempting!

    Is $550 the best deal for getting a Premier 4 with lifetime? It's the best deal I think I've seen in a long time!
     
  4. Jan 10, 2013 #4 of 129
    steve614

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    I received the e-mail too.

    If only it had been for a Premiere that could receive OTA.
    Swing and a miss, TiVo.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2013 #5 of 129
    shadowplay0918

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    No, using a cable card I just received from Mediacom (just moved and was using Comcast before).

    Another reason for me to hold off is I would like to see if the new Tivo Mediacom is working on actually comes out this spring or not...
     
  6. Jan 10, 2013 #6 of 129
    matneh

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    No OTA is fine with me.

    If I took this offer, would I lose lifetime on my Tivo HD? It isn't clear from the e-mail, and it seems like this is an offer to buy a new Tivo + Lifetime service, not an offer to transfer lifetime from my old box.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2013 #7 of 129
    tooslo

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    I got a deal advertising a Premier 4 for $249 and they would transfer my current service plan to the new DVR. It also includes a free MoCA adapter and an option to get lifetime service on my old Series 3 for $99.

    How does that sound?
     
  8. Jan 10, 2013 #8 of 129
    bbock727

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    Where did you get the deal from? I have a TiVo series 3 with has been iffy with restarts. They offered to transfer lifetime +$200 for a refurb premiere ( not a "4") with lifetime. Think it's a bad deal.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2013 #9 of 129
    steve614

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    Looks to me like your Tivo HD keeps its lifetime. Here's some fine print I found regarding this offer.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2013 #10 of 129
    steve614

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    I guess it's not too bad if you don't mind buying the P4 at normal price and continuing with monthly service.
    The 'deal' is, you get lifetime on the S3 for $300 less than what you'd normally have to pay.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2013 #11 of 129
    Lensman

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    I presume that you can still sell your series 3 with lifetime? I mean this upgrade offer doesn't actually transfer/deactivate your old Tivo Series 3, right?

    Looks like a Series 3 with lifetime goes $350-$450. The upper end with upgraded hard drives.

    So really you could upgrade for $200.
     
  12. Jan 10, 2013 #12 of 129
    treaty

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    I got the same offer as "tooslo".

    A new Premier 4 for $249 (they will transfer my current service plan to it).
    A free MoCA adapter
    An option to keep my existing Series 3 and get lifetime on it for $99.​

    This almost sounds like a no brainer to me. I pay $350 one time fee - and I get a new Premier, plus get to keep my existing HD in service - and my monthly service fee doesn't change at all? Plus I get a free MoCa adaptor? I'm about to pull the trigger - but have 2 thoughts:

    1. Am I missing something here? This offer almost seems too good to be true to me considering all the "deals" Tivo has tried to pitch me in the recent past.
    2. Tivo must really be banking on it's existing customers to purchase a Tivo Mini... and they must surely be gearing up to charge a monthly service fee for that mini. This offer is a clear setup to get me ready to buy a mini (hence the included MoCa adaptor)
     
  13. Jan 10, 2013 #13 of 129
    Lensman

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    That sounds like a great deal. Was this emailed to you recently? BTW, I assume your current service plan was lifetime?
     
  14. Jan 10, 2013 #14 of 129
    MsUnderstood

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    I just received an offer as well for Premier 4. Thinking about calling to see if I can get the bigger model for a discount. I have the series 3 with lifetime and am really missing out on the finer things in life such as On Demand through Comcast, hulu Plus.
     
  15. Jan 10, 2013 #15 of 129
    MsUnderstood

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    I think that TIVO is tryin hard to get the 3 owners to the 4. Makes sense since they are putting all their efforts into improving the 4 that they get us over to it?
     
  16. Jan 10, 2013 #16 of 129
    fr0gpil0t

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    I guess whining owners line me (see my other thread) don't get these offers :)
     
  17. Jan 10, 2013 #17 of 129
    MsUnderstood

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    I have to admit I've been pretty quiet with TIVO for the last couple of years. I did fill out an anonymous TIVO Advisor survey where I griped that series 3 owners don't get the love that series 4 gets!

    But after reading your thread Frog, I think you might want to call Tivo and get a supervisor to see if you could get the offer being extended to Series 3 owners. Also make sure you checked the email address you have on file with Tivo.
     
  18. Jan 10, 2013 #18 of 129
    blackngold75

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    Did any of you who got that offer already have something in the Premiere line, or only a Series 3. I have a Premiere and a TiVoHD - an offer like you mention might convince me to jump on a 4 - I was wondering if they were only offering it to those who only own Series 3 or older...
     
  19. Jan 10, 2013 #19 of 129
    treaty

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    I only have one Tivo - an HD with $12.95 monthly service.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2013 #20 of 129
    tdroz

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    I also only have a TivoHD with a 1TB WD extender, with a $6.95 monthly service.
     

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