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Old 03-03-2010, 06:52 AM   #1
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What is your Upgrade offer?

It looks like the upgrade offers are live. Since all of my TiVo HDs are lifetime, they are offering $200 off the cost of lifetime. Of course it turns out this is a new lifetime membership so you actually pay $199 for lifetime.

I think TiVo messed up with this. If I upgrade and select monthly, my offer is 9.95 or the same it would be if I bought retail since I have 3 TiVos already. The yearly rate is $99 which is also the same if I bought monthly. It looks like lifetime is the only real offer at $100 off.

There is also a feedback link for Tivo with regards to the upgrade offers.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:00 AM   #2
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$200 of lifetime for old first old tivo and $239 for my Tivo HD. I was all ready to buy(for $239) but it wants me to start paying $10 a mo this my current tivo and then this new tivo! I want to keep my old $7 a mo plan!
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:06 AM   #3
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I assume you first Tivo has lifetime already then. For the Tivo HD it definitely sounds like it would be better to buy from BB or Amazon and just replace the TSN. Is $239 the cost they are offering lifetime or for the unit?
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:08 AM   #4
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I wouldnt mind having 3 tivos know. My very old one is lifetime. I just want the new one to also have 6.99 rate. But yea, I will probably just buy from amazon and replace the tsn.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:14 AM   #5
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My upgrade offer is the same: $200.00 off Lifetime.

Funny thing is if you do the "compare your current Tivo with the new..." section. They chose to leave out that the S3 is THX certified just like the Premiere XL and that it also came with the Glo remote.


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Old 03-03-2010, 07:23 AM   #6
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Just checked... No upgrade offer for me.

I don't have lifetime but from what I read it sounded like I might have been eligible for a hardware discount. Guess not!
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:36 AM   #7
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My lifetime box has the $200 off offer that everyone else has. My non-lifetime box has a $239 hardware offer on the premiere and $399 on the XL.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:54 AM   #8
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No upgrade offer for me, I go monthly with my TiVo HD.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:01 AM   #9
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My lifetime S2DT (upgraded from a S1 lifetime just under three years ago) is offered $299 for the hardware and $200 off for lifetime.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:03 AM   #10
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My Series 3 has the 20% offer ($240 or $400). It's out of contract, month-to-month.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:04 AM   #11
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i also have the 199 life offer (and get to keep the existing life HD which is good). does anyone know if the offer is only valid for units bought through Tivo, or can i get one at amazon and still have the offer?
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:04 AM   #12
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I got: 25% off hardware, and FREE lifetime service! (WHA HOO!)





Just kidding.. Only 20% of hardware. I don't have Lifetime on my S3, so all I get is the pitch for MultiService Discount. But I'm not sure I want to keep my S3 live, so I don't see what the pricing is without that discount.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:32 AM   #13
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20% off - not going to pull the trigger

I have four S2 Tivos and would love to be tempted to upgrade - but the upgrade deal isn't that great because of the monthly fee change (from %6.95 to 9.99). I wonder if it's time to finally bite the bullet and go product lifetime? Anyone got a feel if this new version means Tivo will be around past the 3 years to break even on the cost of product lifetime? Also, how long have they been offering service contracts? That seems like a no-brainer for Tivo (for a non-technical user). It makes it easier to compete with the HD cable box (of which I've exchanged three in two years). I will probably wait until you can get the new remote. Also noticed you can't pre-order the new wireless adapter yet.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:42 AM   #14
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I got the $200 offer for both my Lifetime'd Single Tuners, and the 20% on my Dual Tuner - whose 3-year contract expires in May. Nothing for my TiVo HD, whose contract expires in September.

Since I've been looking for something to replace the Dual Tuner when its contract is up, I used the $200 lifetime offer! Wonder if they'll charge me $500 before it ships????
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:48 AM   #15
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All three of mine (Phillips 212 [S1], S2 Single Tuner, and HD -- all product lifetime) all have the identical offer: $300 for Premiere, $500 for Premiere XL, and $200 off product lifetime.

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Old 03-03-2010, 08:53 AM   #16
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Series 3 and HD that I have both have lifetime.. so I have retail for the boxes (BS!) and "$200" off the new life time rate of $399!
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:06 AM   #17
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How long are these upgrade offers valid until? I might want to take advantage in 2 or 3 months, based on the feedback of the new units.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:11 AM   #18
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My offer is $299 for the Premier (which is $0 off) and $200 off Lifetime (for my Series 2 with Lifetime). Blah! This is not a deal. They had a better offer on the TiVo HD and HD XL. Guess I will wait for them to offer that $100 Lifetime transfer like they did when the Series 3 came out. Or for the price to drop. Or for them to put the HD back up on their site for sale. Tried calling TiVo this morning but hung up after 10 minutes on hold.

Interestingly, if I take them up on the deal the old Series 2 with lifetime is worth about $150 on ebay.

Finally got a hold of TiVo. They said that they are no longer offering the HD and HD XL, but they do have some refurbished ones in stock.

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Old 03-03-2010, 09:11 AM   #19
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If you upgrade a unit on lifetime to a premier with lifetime, you lose the lifetime on the original?
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:12 AM   #20
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No upgrade offer for me. I just got my S3 in october.. an upgrade offer wouldve been nice..
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:13 AM   #21
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If you upgrade a unit on lifetime to a premier with lifetime, you lose the lifetime on the original?
No. For the first time with one of these upgrade offers, they're saying the product lifetime on the original stays. They even go so far as to suggest you sell your existing box if you don't have a need for it.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:18 AM   #22
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Has anyone else noticed that the $200 "OFF" lifetime for existing lifetime boxes is really only "$100 off". Think about it. You already get $100 off of lifetime by using the Multi Service Discount. You can verify this by acting like you are simply going to buy a box (without clicking the upgrade link) while logged into your account.

I feel like the "$200 off as a special upgrade offer" is kinda like false advertising, since it is really only $100 additional
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:29 AM   #23
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If you upgrade a unit on lifetime to a premier with lifetime, you lose the lifetime on the original?
No. You still keep the old lifetime, which has value on ebay.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:31 AM   #24
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Thanks for starting this thread, I was about to ask this same question.

My friend has a Series 2 TiVo with Lifetime that he no longer uses. We are trying to figure out if I would still get the $200 off Lifetime discount if he transferred his Series 2 unit to me or if I should convince him to buy the Premiere under his name and then transfer the Premiere unit to me. For the folks that don't get an upgrade offer, can you please comment whether you are currently on a monthly plan or if your box has Lifetime and you didn't qualify for an upgrade offer? I'd hate to have him transfer his box and then lose out on a discount.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:32 AM   #25
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I'm monthly and didnt get it.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:37 AM   #26
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i have an S3 and HD both on monthly plan (with multi-unit discount) and upgrading either box yields a 20% hardware discount offer.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:39 AM   #27
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just curious, do we expect bestbuy and amazon to offer discounts as well or is 20% off offered by TiVo likely the best deal we'll see for a while? anybody have an historical account of pricing for S3 and HD?
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:41 AM   #28
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Thanks for starting this thread, I was about to ask this same question.

My friend has a Series 2 TiVo with Lifetime that he no longer uses. We are trying to figure out if I would still get the $200 off Lifetime discount if he transferred his Series 2 unit to me or if I should convince him to buy the Premiere under his name and then transfer the Premiere unit to me. For the folks that don't get an upgrade offer, can you please comment whether you are currently on a monthly plan or if your box has Lifetime and you didn't qualify for an upgrade offer? I'd hate to have him transfer his box and then lose out on a discount.
I have lifetime on my Series 2 and was offered $200 off the new lifetime subscription for the new Premier box, but the box was $299 (full list). After much wrangling on the phone he offered to take $25 off the box. The series 2 box with lifetime is worth about $150 on ebay, give or take a few bucks, so that is the fair market price for it.

It is probably easier for your friend to buy the new box and then transfer it over to you, rather than transfer the Series 2 to you first and then have you upgrade. Not sure exactly how the offers work, but I believe length of subscription has something to do with it. Keep it simple....
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #29
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Offer is $200 on the new-lifetime... nothing on the unit. The only unit they are showing me an upgrade for is the S1 I sold off... the other S1 is no longer eligible, since the current TivoHD I have was bought with that, I presume.

No deal, Tivo. Hell, with all the issues I'm having with this TivoHD, I'm thinking it may go back as well... so sad to see that the S3s are being left in the cold already.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:00 AM   #30
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i have some lifetime boxes and some month to month boxes on my account.

I can 'upgrade' a lifetime box and get the 200 off lifetime offer
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I can 'upgade' a month to month and get the 20% off offer.

nice to have options.
Still not sure I'm buying day one. But options are nice.
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