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What is your Upgrade offer?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by innocentfreak, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    I priced out a Premiere just for fun and I'm confused. I chose the primary TiVo I have which is on a 3 year pre-paid contract (I do $99 annually on my 2nd unit).

    For service it is only offering me multi-room discounts, there doesn't appear to be an option to treat the new box as the "main" box for the system.
  2. MickeS

    MickeS New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Yeah, my original plan was to just get this and replace my S3 (monthly sub, ends in June)... but getting a LT Premiere for $500 (I have a LT Series 2 already) is really tempting...
  3. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    Why does it matter which one is the main box? Are you thinking about making the Premiere your only box (i.e., selling the other one)? If so, I don't think you get any discount on service when that eventually happens.
  4. klondikejim

    klondikejim New Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    Cordova, Alaska
    I called TIVO, and they said if I ordered from Best Buy, I would have to pay full price, plus pay full price for lifetime sub. Deal only saves cash if purchased through TIVO
  5. natkins

    natkins New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Aloha, OR
    Thanks for that. Guess I'll be ordering directly from Tivo then.
  6. theoryzero

    theoryzero New Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Thanks for the info!
  7. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Member

    Feb 12, 2002
    Wood Dale, IL
    For me, upgrading my S3, $299/$499 Premiere/XL, $200 off lifetime.

    For my S1, $239.99/$399 Premiere/XL. (S1 does not have lifetime)

    So basically, $500 for the Premiere with PLS. For me, not nearly enough feature upgrades to justify that.
  8. unruly1

    unruly1 New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Not to take this thread off topic but can you explain what you mean by "replace TSN"?
    I assume you aren't referring to a Lifetime Service TiVo because if you are then wouldn't that be basically a lifetime service transfer?
  9. k2ue

    k2ue Retired RF Engineer

    May 9, 2002
    Victor, NY
    Yes, the TiVo.com Accessories page on the 1TB Extender explicitly says it works with the Premieres. I'm moving mine over.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide New Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Los Angeles
    All three of my TiVos are lifetime and they are offering $200 off the cost of lifetime for each unit. I called and asked if they had a special offer for those long time customers for just the hardware. I was hoping for an additional incentive so that I could use a Lifetime Gift Card. I can apply the Lifetime Gift Card but there are no special hardware deals for us...
  11. Karnwine

    Karnwine Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Colleyville, TX
    Do these special deals for current customers have an expiration date?
    I'm interested in replacing my S2 but want to wait for some hands-on reviews.
  12. stiber

    stiber New Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    Seattle area
    prisk, you must have some serious mojo. I chatted up one of their operators, mentioned that I read a report of someone getting 10% off (OK, a slight exaggeration), said I'd get the XL if they could give me a break on the hardware cost, but no dice -- only got the same offer as I could get online. So, I told them no deal and she said goodbye and that was that.

    Presumably, sales reps are authorized to make deals. Maybe the rep had sold enough units that she didn't feel the need to make the sale? Or I have anti-mojo...
  13. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    I suppose you could always put a "Buy it Now" price that is equal to or more than what it will cost you to upgrade to the Premiere. What have you got to lose? As far as I can tell, you are only risking the eBay listing fees. If you're going to do it, though, you better hurry. Like you said, once a flood of used Series 3s hit the market, their value could plummet rather quickly.
  14. t1voproof

    t1voproof Member

    Feb 5, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    On any product other than "Lifetime" you can change the tivo service number under my account at tivo.com if you ever replace the machine.

    I get the same offers as everyone else. Interesting that I paid $500 back in 2004 for a Series 2 and Lifetime and the current upgrade offer is the same price.
  15. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    If you factor in inflation, the new machine is technically cheaper. :D
  16. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

    Apr 19, 2004
    East Moline, IL
    "Pricing and program availability is subject to change at anytime."
  17. Bsteenson

    Bsteenson TiVo is no BS

    Jul 30, 2000
    Do we know for sure that these will be available at amazon.com, or anywhere else other than through TiVo or at Best Buy? They are not listed for presale on Amazon right now (although, interestingly, they still have HDs and HD XLs available). With Best Buy's marketing commitment it wouldn't surprise me if they got exclusivity for at least a while.
  18. Aero 1

    Aero 1 Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    its been on amazon preorder since the announcement

  19. Nethead28

    Nethead28 New Member

    Feb 26, 2002

    I agree!

    TiVo Premiere XL upgrade for me:

    From S3 with lifetime > XL $499.99 + $199.99 = $699.99

    From HD without lifetime > XL $399.99 + $299.99 = $698.99

    OK so they deduct from one to make up difference they raise the other.

    So it will cost me $1.00 "MORE" because I have lifetime on said TiVo.

    Yeah TiVo! Great upgrade option for lifetimers!

    If it were really $200.00 off of lifetime the price should be $599.99 total for a new TiVo Premiere XL, not $699.99
  20. Kit_C

    Kit_C New Member

    Oct 29, 1999
    It seems like Tivo is rewarding you for having multiple units AND for having lifetime on the S3. And you get to keep or sell the old lifetime unit with its service intact.

    No upgrade plan is going to make everyone happy.

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