Originally Posted by jlin
Yes the previous owner used it for cable.. she paid off her contract so I can go month to month either at $19.99 rate.. or negotiated $12.99 when I called to complained that the 'antenna' coupon doesn't work anymore.
I'm still holding out a possible $9.99 retention deal.. otherwise it's probably not worth it.
I found the used deal after Electronic Expo shipped me the $100 TV Premier (500GB version)
I'm debating whether I should return the $100 new unit.. if not, what subscription I should get on either box.. or get the $399 Lifetime plan.
I'm quite afraid of Tivo going out of business and I'd be all out of luck!
If it's your only TiVo I think $499 is what you'd have to pay for lifetime, because you don't qualify for Multi-Set Discount.
If you can get $12.99, no 1 year obligation, try that for a month or two, then we can talk about putting a 2TB drive in there.
TiVo's managed to hang on for about 12 years so far and has recently won some court cases that put a lot of money in their pockets, so I don't think they're going anywhere anytime soon.
Be sure any subscription prices quoted to you are for a single TiVo with no other TiVos on your account. That $12.99 might have been the MSD price it you agreed to a one-year obligation at $14.95 on that 500GB TiVo as well.
Also find out if there's a 30 trial period on the used TiVo or if that's just for the new one.