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Old 11-18-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Series 2 - Any value to sale?

I'm clearing out my house and have 3 old Series 2 Tivos (two are DT 649-xxxx, one the older 240-xxxx). No lifetime--all previously subscribed.

Is there any value to these on the ebay/craigslist market? Won't waste my time for only a few bucks, but if people actually can use these things, even for parts, I'll post them. Otherwise, off to electronics recycling.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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I'm clearing out my house and have 3 old Series 2 Tivos (two are DT 649-xxxx, one the older 240-xxxx). No lifetime--all previously subscribed.

Is there any value to these on the ebay/craigslist market? Won't waste my time for only a few bucks, but if people actually can use these things, even for parts, I'll post them. Otherwise, off to electronics recycling.
Don't know about eBay, but googling "site:craigslist.org tivo" and sorting by date lets me see who's offering what around the country and I see people listing S2s (you wouldn't believe how many never unboxed 540s there are out there) and asking some actual money for them, but I don't think many of them have the success for which they'd hoped.

But since they are useful for parts, including the motherboard if someone has a bad lifetimed motherboard and knows how to move the Surface Mount Device crypto chip (to which the TiVo Service Number, and therefore the lifetime sub, is tied), put them on your local Craigslist for a modest price (inconvenience yourself a little bit to spread the TiVo love), and if they don't move, donate them to Goodwill so that someone looking for a parts machine later has a shot at them.

Maybe you can even get a tax write-off that way.

I think maybe $10 to $20 is a realistic asking price if someone is looking for parts.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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You might have more luck selling just the hard drive and power supply. An entire S2 costs more to ship than it's worth. You might be able to sell an individual hard drive or power supply on line and ship it for a few dollars.

I've picked up a few S2s at yard sales for $5-$10 to keep as backups for my lifetime S2s.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:02 PM   #4
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You might be able to sell them to your local high school or college to use as a revue of student athletics performance with a 15 sec' delay. That is what I have sold them for here in Denver. They don't have to have service or anything to work this way.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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put them on your local Craigslist for a modest price (inconvenience yourself a little bit to spread the TiVo love),
Done that . . . not sure if the love isn't already spread enough! (given the lack of responses thus far)
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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Done that . . . not sure if the love isn't already spread enough! (given the lack of responses thus far)
Which Craigslist? (Geographically speaking)
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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I have 5 S2 TiVos in my closet collecting dust. Unless they have lifetime they're basically worthless.
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:02 PM   #8
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I have two with lifetime that need new hard drives. Is it worth fixing them to sell, or should I just take them to the next electronics recycling event?
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:19 PM   #9
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I have two with lifetime that need new hard drives. Is it worth fixing them to sell, or should I just take them to the next electronics recycling event?
If you're talking lifetimed S2s, they can serve as someone else's anchor unit for Multi-Set Discount, so it would be worth it to them to put in new drives perhaps.

I just hate the idea of a lifetimed unit going into the landfill or a non-lifetimed unit not being cannibalized for parts to keep a lifetimed unit going.

You could Craigslist them for sale cheap, making it very clear in the listing that a new drive is needed and that the buyer would have to us a PC to load an image on it.

Of course you could also mention in the ad that they could come here to TCF to learn how to do that, although why don't you tell us the model numbers so we can be sure the image is available.

That's all assuming that the problem with them is the drive and only the drive and that there's nothing wrong with the power supply (which may be making it look like a bad drive).
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #10
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I have two with lifetime that need new hard drives. Is it worth fixing them to sell, or should I just take them to the next electronics recycling event?
What kind are they? I might be able to spare a couple of drives from the ones I have.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:00 AM   #11
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Which Craigslist? (Geographically speaking)
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I have two with lifetime that need new hard drives. Is it worth fixing them to sell, or should I just take them to the next electronics recycling event?
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Hello!
Sounds like a match made in TiVo heaven.


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Old 11-22-2013, 06:41 PM   #13
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Ha. I'm also in the DC area - my S2 with lifetime finally croaked - and I'm buying a Roamio to replace an S2 with monthly service (they are transferring the 6.95/mo plan over). I guess I could swap hard drives from the dead lifetime S2 to the live monthly S2 to revive the lifetime unit.
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:38 AM   #14
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http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/s...inAsk=&maxAsk=

lots of TiVos for sale in DC.
People put ridiculous prices on them sometimes, but they will come down to almost nothing. Oh, wait a sec, I have got quite a few for free.

Too bad you guys don't live in Denver, you could get some for free from me ( none lifetimed ones ) . Sorry, I don't ship.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:52 PM   #15
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Even with Lifetime, who's going to want something that's useless in an HD, digital, box-required world?
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:19 PM   #16
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I still have two S2 DT boxes in the closet. One has an upgraded drive in it. They have been on Craigslist for more than a year, as well as a few listings on eBay. No bites.
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Even with Lifetime, who's going to want something that's useless in an HD, digital, box-required world?
Apparently tens of people according to past sales on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?clk_r...H_Sold=1&rt=nc
These are all sold TiVos.

Not working - Tivo Series 2 Lifetime Service 187 hrs w/wireless adapter
$24.82
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tivo series 2 lifetime

tivo series 2 lifetime
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Time left: Nov-23 10:31
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Toshiba RS-TX60 DVD Recorder with 300 GB/Hour TiVo Series2 DVR + LIFETIME

Toshiba RS-TX60 DVD Recorder with 300 GB/Hour TiVo Series2 DVR + LIFETIME
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TiVo Series 2 DVR Dual Tuner 80-Hour with Lifetime Service TCD649080 Remote

TiVo Series 2 DVR Dual Tuner 80-Hour with Lifetime Service TCD649080 Remote
$50.99
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TiVo Series 2 TCD540080 (80 GB) DVR - LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION

TiVo Series 2 TCD540080 (80 GB) DVR - LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION

$49.99
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TiVo Series 2 Digital Video Recorder W/Remote and Lifetime Membership

TiVo Series 2 Digital Video Recorder W/Remote and Lifetime Membership

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Tivo Series 2 With Product Lifetime Service Records 281 Hours Works Great Clean!

Tivo Series 2 With Product Lifetime Service Records 281 Hours Works Great Clean!
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I still use my lifetimed S2 for Tivo to Go -- Cox (my local provider) has copy protected everything except the broadcast channels in my area. So if I want to use T2Go for a cable show, I use my S2. I have a 2-tuner Premier for my HDTV in my house, but almost everything I record is cable so I can't transfer it.
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You know there are ways to capture HD now. Hauppauge makes a couple of cards with component inputs, and they figured out how to capture the output of a Slingbox.

Or better yet find a old S3 with a PROM update so you can hack it and disable the CCI byte.
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