Originally Posted by Teledatageek
So does that mean that you pay for 12 months of service x $12.95 but you end up getting @22 months worth of service because the billing rate is $6.95 per month? I did order it for him and pre-paid the service so sounds like he's eligible.
for a second TiVo on an acoount (see them in the same login to manage my account) they will take 6.95 a month out of the year prepaid.
Note - you can go lifetime at time of activation and use a credit card to pay the difference. Something to consider if your Dad will use these or me than 2 years.
What I was trying to say in my 2nd point is that maybe I should upgrade my Tivo's and take advantage of the current rebates. I end up getting fresh unit(s) for a relatively low price. I'm paying full monthly now anyway..... Or do I not qualify for some reason. Does that make sense?
the TiVos will last a long time. The only usual problem is a hard drive goes bad - but you can rerplace that yourself, have TiVo do it or use a 3rd party and it will not affect your subscription at all.
short answer - there is no need to refresh the TiVos. If you lack hard drive space then put in a larger drive adn keep the box chugging along. If this is what you want then reply here and many will post on how to upgrade the drive. IF it was me I would wait for the Cable Card TiVo and see what kind of price they are selling at before deciding, even if it will be 10 months before we see it.
actually that is what I am doing and my money is on the first half of 2006 for the cable card TiVo. if nothing else next week is the CES show when TiVo will clue us in on what they can publicly say about plans for the year.