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Old 09-26-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Extended warranty

I am ready to get the Tivo Premier XL with the 4 tuners and the price is the same with Tivo directly and with Best Buy.

Both offer $39.99 for a 3 year extended warranty.

Anyone have any experience with either and which would you buy?

Anyone warrant theirs with Square Trade?
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Best Buy has a three year warranty? When I check online it only shows a two year or four year option.


The TiVo warranty can only be used once since they will always replace the TiVo if it needs to be serviced. With the BestBuy warranty, if the box can be repaired then the warranty will stay in force. But if the box needs to be replaced then that warranty ends when the box is replaced.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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We got ours from Best Buy, but we did get the warranty from TiVo. Since we'd get charged the same price from both places (including sales tax), it came down to shipping cost and a lack of patience. Best Buy it was!
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:51 PM   #4
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We got ours from Best Buy, but we did get the warranty from TiVo. Since we'd get charged the same price from both places (including sales tax), it came down to shipping cost and a lack of patience. Best Buy it was!

Want to make sure I understand. You bought the TiVo at Best Buy but then later purchased the extended warranty from TiVo?

How did you do that?
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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Want to make sure I understand. You bought the TiVo at Best Buy but then later purchased the extended warranty from TiVo?

How did you do that?
No matter where you purchase the TiVo, You have the option when activating the TiVo online to purchase an extended warranty from TiVo.

TiVo also gives you 90 days from date of activation to still purchase the TiVo extended warranty.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:48 PM   #6
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No matter where you purchase the TiVo, You have the option when activating the TiVo online to purchase an extended warranty from TiVo.

TiVo also gives you 90 days from date of activation to still purchase the TiVo extended warranty.

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #7
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If you have lifetime service on the unit will the lifetime transfer to a new machine in the event of a warranty replacement? If so, will it transfer with either the BestBuy warranty or the TiVo one?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #8
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If you have lifetime service on the unit will the lifetime transfer to a new machine in the event of a warranty replacement? If so, will it transfer with either the BestBuy warranty or the TiVo one?
TiVo told me they will transfer it if within a 3 yr payback period.

After that it would be $199 to transfer.
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