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Old 07-29-2015, 10:54 AM   #1
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Comcast MPEG-4 upgrade

Has anyone tried to get Tivo to move a Tivo HD lifetime subscription to a Premier or Roamio DVR when Comcast orphans Tivo HD DVRs due to the upcoming MPEG-4 upgrade?

It would be awesome it Tivo would.

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Old 07-29-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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Doubtful that TiVo will do this, especially considering that a TiVo HD can still be used to record local and SD channels on Comcast and OTA.

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Old 07-29-2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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Doubtful that TiVo will do this, especially considering that a TiVo HD can still be used to record local and SD channels on Comcast and OTA.
That turns a Tivo HD into a Tivo SD, though. I bought it to record HDTV from Comcast and it no longer will.

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Old 07-29-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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I could see some sort of promotion for the box, but not on the service. Sell it now before the bottom drops out of the market. Used lifetime premieres are not too expensive, or try for a cheap one and $99 lifetime...

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Old 07-29-2015, 02:26 PM   #5
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That turns a Tivo HD into a Tivo SD, though. I bought it to record HDTV from Comcast and it no longer will.
The HD locals will still be recordable from Comcast and of course OTA still works. Besides, I'm pretty sure you've already gotten your money's worth from your lifetime service.

Did you see any offers to S2DT owners when the switch to all digital turned it into a single tuner?

What really irks me is that they could enable full mpeg4 support on the S3s. They just choose not to.

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Old 07-30-2015, 12:14 PM   #6
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Tivo is doing a promotion (just got an email yesterday on the subject) that they will only charge $99 for lifetime for old customers still on Tivo S3/HD like myself if they haven't already upgraded to Premiere or Roamio. I may go ahead and take the upgrade now since that's probably my best and most economical upgrade path forward.

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Old 07-30-2015, 12:30 PM   #7
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Tivo is doing a promotion (just got an email yesterday on the subject) that they will only charge $99 for lifetime for old customers still on Tivo S3/HD like myself if they haven't already upgraded to Premiere or Roamio. I may go ahead and take the upgrade now since that's probably my best and most economical upgrade path forward.
Awesome to know. I have an old HD sitting on my account, wonder if I'll get this deal or not. Was it given a specific name?

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