After a remodel and whole system upgrade to DirecTV HD, I have 5 working Tivos that I will retire. I have never sold used Tivos and have been looking at eBay - except for 1, they likely have no or little value.
I have done the "reset everything" - in all of them - anything else I must do to clear any identifiable information?
1) I have a Series 1 Phillips with Lifetime that is still grandfathered for one time transfer - bought it and activated it in July 1999 - surely has served me well for many years (hard drive was upgraded at some point) . Can a buyer or giftee use this grandfather subscription to then transfer lifetime to a new TiVo? If so, this one may have some value - but hard to explain on a listing. Or can I just save this in case I return to TiVo on some future date (must I save the hardware - or just the fact that it is mine is sufficient?)
2) I have TWO Pioneer's 810s with DVD. One was not being used, and when I checked status it says TiVo Basic - 17. The other was on a $6.95 month to month subscription which I just cancelled. Status after repeating guided setup still says Good Standing. I assume after a month it will revert to Lifetime Tivo basic as selected. Will it? These may have some limited value, but with shipping, packing, etc, probably not worth selling. (I will miss the ability to create DVDs)
3) Then I have TWO that show "account closed" - One is a Series 1 Phillips and the other a DirecTV HR10-250 - I assume these have zero value. What does one do with these?
I am, for now, Tivo-less - looked at the new Direct TV offering, but went with their HR34 because of whole home DVR.
Thanks for your guidance.