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Transfer S1 or S2 lifetime to S3 for $199!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mick66, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Sep 6, 2006 #1 of 566

    mick66 Dirty Burger

    Oct 15, 2004
    The 'verse
    Limited time offer from Tivo - transfer S1 or S2 lifetime to S3 for $199!!!
    I just heard it Straight out of the mouth of TiVo Shanon.
    Tivo will even keep service on the S1 or S2 for another 12 months at no aditional cost.

    Maybe I will get one after all.

    This is from the teleworld recording that is taking place right now.
    You heard it here first.
  2. Sep 6, 2006 #2 of 566

    austing New Member

    Sep 6, 2006
    Yup. The TV was on when TiVo switched over to recorded it's "Enhanced Content". One of the ad's was this promotion.

    No mention of how much the S3 box will be but $199 to transfer lifetime over to the S3 from either an S1 or S2. It was referred to as a VIP offer and a webpage was mentioned, tivo website slash vip, but it looks like the page isn't active yet.

    My brother happens to have an old Sony S1 box with lifetime that is prime for this promotion.
  3. Sep 6, 2006 #3 of 566

    cjw2001 New Member

    Feb 10, 2003
    Yep, just saw the same thing.

    There were two videos from TiVoShannon announcing the Series 3.

    A couple features mentioned...

    The new TiVo HD is THX certified.

    The new remote is backlit.

    The chasis has extra dampening to keep the box quiet.

    No mention of box price or availability date.

    Now for the big news...

    TiVo is allowing current Series 1 or Series 2 lifetime boxes to have the lifetime service transfered to the new Series 3 for a one time charge of $199. They also throw in an additional 12 months of service on the existing box when you pick this option..

    Box must be purchased by December 31, 2006 and lifetime transfer by January 31, 2007.

    Special hotline to do the transfer 866-424-8486.

    www.tivo.com/vip to buy the box (page is not up yet).
  4. Sep 6, 2006 #4 of 566

    cheerdude Reed & Juliet's CPA TCF Club

    Feb 27, 2001
    Las Vegas, NV
    The $199 fee was the original lifetime fee (before bumped to $249 and before discontinued).

    This is GREAT news... especially since you keep the old Lifetime box active for a year.

    I also didn't realize (but am also not surprised) about the THX certification. Very cool!

    BTW, anyone else notice how great Shanan looked? :D
  5. Sep 6, 2006 #5 of 566

    mick66 Dirty Burger

    Oct 15, 2004
    The 'verse
    The remote is a learning remote.
  6. Sep 6, 2006 #6 of 566

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    Nice offer. But you'll have to take a chance on a newly released Series 3.
  7. Sep 6, 2006 #7 of 566

    DTSDude New Member

    May 24, 2006
    Glad to see TiVo decided to offer this. There were enough people interested.
  8. Sep 6, 2006 #8 of 566

    cmaasfamily New Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    Darn you Tivo! Just when I'd mustered the will to say no!

    Glad I didn't get wrapped up in the ebay auctions for old S1's or lifetime giftcards!
  9. Sep 6, 2006 #9 of 566

    SnakeEyes Active Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    I wish I had gottten lifetime on my S1 box.
  10. Sep 6, 2006 #10 of 566

    cap New Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Omaha, NE.

    Never, I mean NEVER did I think this would happen.
  11. Sep 6, 2006 #11 of 566

    cwoody222 Active Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    Darn it, I didn't have this on my TiVo this morning.

    I agree, I NEVER saw that coming. VERY cool! Not please give me a price much cheaper than $799!

    It's awesome that my old unit will keep service for a year too so I could, if I wanted to, sell the S3 if I decided it wasn't for me and keep the old unit as a backup for awhile.
  12. Sep 6, 2006 #12 of 566

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Hey, sounds like a great way for TiVo to 'lose even more money on Lifetime.' :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Looks like TiVo made alot of us look pretty foolish. :up:

    12/31 ain't so limited. What happens after, Lifetime for $149? ;)

    Anyway, this soons pretty good for us, but I am not sure its such a good way for TiVo to move things along.
  13. Sep 6, 2006 #13 of 566
    TiVo Troll

    TiVo Troll Registered Troll

    Mar 22, 2006
    This Lifetime Service transfer for $200 illustrates perfectly how unreliable all the "informed" speculation on these Forums really is. But that stupid Forum Troll got ridiculed more than once for posting the bright idea that TiVo ought to price Lifetime Service @ $500! It essentially is, probably to test the market as well as reward existing customers! :p


    Well it looks like there will be a Series 3 in my future and another Series 2 laying around and not being used (after a year), and it also looks like I'll end up taking a bath on that Lifetime Service Gift Card I bought.

    Hmmm. What else was that dummass Troll yakking about lately? Oh, yeah, a Series 2 upgrade which would support OTA STB tuners for TiVo's mass-market.


    Obviously that will never fly.

    Or will it? Maybe I'd better hold on to that Gift Card.
  14. Sep 6, 2006 #14 of 566
    Fist of Death

    Fist of Death Bon Vivant

    Jan 4, 2002
    The Emerald...
    I'm in for two! :up: :up:
  15. Sep 6, 2006 #15 of 566

    stevereis New Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Where does this show up under after it's recorded? I just checked and I only have Hollywoodland on TiVo Central.
    Do I need to subscribe to the Tivolution showcase?
  16. Sep 6, 2006 #16 of 566

    cap New Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Omaha, NE.
    I think it's hidden until Tivo tells your box to display the star icon.

    So we will still have to wait to actually see this video.
    The posters were just lucky enough to actually see the Tivo recording it.
  17. Sep 6, 2006 #17 of 566

    TK421 Member

    Feb 25, 2002
    Madison, WI
    It won't show up until TiVo sends a second set of instructions to your box. The download and display of showcases/yellow star items are separate.
  18. Sep 6, 2006 #18 of 566

    sommerfeld Lucky (?) 200 member

    Feb 26, 2006
    The recording is hidden until a Tivo Higher Power gives the command to splice it into the menus.

    If you can enable backdoors, you can use ThumbsDown ThumbsDown ThumbsUp InstantReplay from Now Playing to see the hidden recordings.

    See http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=122090 for the backdoor code list.
  19. Sep 6, 2006 #19 of 566

    segaily New Member

    Aug 2, 2003
    I am a little surprised but not shocked by this. TiVo get a little over a $100 transfer fee $199 - 1 year of service at 6.95. In many cases they may also get a series 1 taken out of service in a year that uses dial up for access and can not use the new features they are pushing and replace it with a box that is cheaper for them because it may connect using broadband. I bet TiVo would love to find a way to get all the lifetime series 1 out of service. With the series 2 they can at least try to lure people onto broadband to cut costs. With this offer I may well stop service on my series 1 in a year and replace it with a newer box. Without this offer I would most likely have kept my series 1 in service until my cable company shuts off analog.

    I will however be shocked if they ever offer to sell new lifetime services. This lets them keep the total number of lifetimes the same and still make a little money.
  20. Sep 6, 2006 #20 of 566

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Someone get this up on YouTube!!!!

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