Originally Posted by randymac88
So I apologize if this is off-topic, but does anyone know if TiVo plans on widening the date range for the grandfather in years to come? My activation date was 12/29/01 for my Lifetime...definitely way off from this offer, but at what point *should* I be eligible to receive a hardware upgrade for my old Sony S1 box?
Seems to me like if that Lifetime transfer was instituted to allow older TiVo users to upgrade their hardware, then it should be a rolling date based on your activation date (5 years? Less? More?). My TiVo is dead now, upgraded to the HD but, due to many many problems, have not been able to get it running yet. Might take it back.
The point you were eligible was during the initial S3 rollout (at full $800 cost, plus the $200 lifetime txfer cost.) I did my Sony S1 box at that time. I'm 2000 so wasn't in the 1999 grandfather either (D'oh!) So far don't think they'll make another "transfer existing lifetime" offer unfortunately, but who knows.
Lifetime is the box, not user. If your box dies, replace the harddrive
if it's not the harddrive, well... for the txfers you normally have to have an active account, so the box has to be alive enough to call in periodically...