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Old 10-11-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs up HD Upgrade + Lifetime transfer!!!!

YES!!!!
http://www3.tivo.com/tivo-promo/show...etransfer.html

THANK YOU TIVO!


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Here's the deal: Buy your TiVo HD for only $299.99. Once your new TiVo DVR arrives, locate the TiVo Service Number* for your new and existing TiVo DVR. Then call TiVo Customer Support at (877) 367-8486 and we'll transfer your Product Lifetime Service for just $199. Best of all, you'll get to keep service on your existing TiVo DVR for 12 months absolutely free. Hurry because this offer expires November 8, 2007.

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Old 10-11-2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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So the inevitable questions:

1) Do you have to buy a TivoHD through Tivo.com?

2) Will they allow a lifetime transfer to a Series 3 instead?
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:33 PM   #3
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Exactly what I was wondering. Tivo is only like $240 at the jungle. I would definitely do that now if possible.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:33 PM   #4
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Hmm. Transfer for $199 (the last offer was for $299) -- and I wonder what's coming out the day after the offer expires? (TiVo HD was launched the day after the last offer expired.)

I'd love to get rid of my S1, but I don't think I'm likely to have a spare $500 in the next few weeks...
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:41 PM   #5
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Terms & Conditions

http://www3.tivo.com/buytivo/hdservi...sferterms.html


2007 TiVo® HD Product Lifetime Transfer Offer

This 2007 TiVo® HD Product Lifetime Transfer Offer (the “Offer”) is only available for a limited time, while supplies last, from October 11, 2007 to November 8, 2007. TiVo reserves the right to terminate this promotion at any time, for any reason. Please read all eligibility requirements carefully.
Offer permits the transfer of an eligible (as defined below) Product Lifetime Subscription for $199 plus applicable taxes only to a new TiVo® HD DVR purchased from www.tivo.com/HDservicetransfer between October 11, 2007 to November 8, 2007 (a "Qualifying DVR").
Transfer of an eligible (as defined below) Product Lifetime Subscription to a a Qualifying DVR is required by 12/8/2007 by calling TiVo Customer Support at (877) 367-8486 between 7AM and 8PM PST.
Product Lifetime Subscriptions eligible to be transferred to a Qualifying DVR pursuant to this Offer must be (1) activated prior to October 1, 2003 and (2) not have been previously transferred pursuant to any prior transfer offer from TiVo.. Only registered account owners of a Product Lifetime Subscription may transfer such Product Lifetime Subscription to the Qualifying DVR specified above in conjunction with this offer. DirectTV DVR’s with TiVo service not eligible for offer.
Once the Product Lifetime Subscription is transferred to the Qualifying DVR, the original DVR will automatically be activated for a free twelve (12) month pre-paid TiVo service subscription. All terms and conditions for a twelve (12) month prepaid subscription will apply. At the end of twelve (12) month free subscription, you will be automatically rolled to then-applicable monthly rate. The twelve (12) month free subscription is not transferable to another party.
Only one transfer per eligible Product Lifetime Subscription.
TiVo Service 30 day Money Back Guarantee does not apply to this offer. There are NO returns, refunds, or exchanges in connection with this offer except as otherwise permitted pursuant to the DVR's manufacturer warranty. This offer is not elgible for multi-service discount.
No Product Lifetime Subscription transfers will be made pursuant to this Offer after 12/08/2007.
Both DVRs will be activated once this process is complete, but the contract information may take up to 60 days or more to be reflected on the DVR or "Manage My Account".
The terms of the TiVo Service Agreement apply to this offer, along with the other terms and conditions listed at www.tivo.com/policies. In case of any discrepancies between those terms and these listed in this offer, the terms defined in this offer supersede those posted. Connection to TiVo service required via an existing phone line, or broadband connection and wired or wireless home network (Ethernet cable or compatible wireless network adapter required, sold separately).

©2007 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved. The TiVo logo and TiVo are registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. CABLECARD is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. Pricing, terms and conditions subject to change without notice.
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:46 PM   #6
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i am not a lifetime membership holder but does nobody else thinks its unfair to get charged for your lifetime subscription? I paid 300 for my hd tv and 300 for a 3 year sub. I really doubt i am gonna get more than 3 years out of the tivo especially with the state of SDV. Just my two cents but it seems like lifetime subscription looks less and less attractive
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:54 PM   #7
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I purchased my TivoHD roughly 3 weeks ago and purchased service for 3 years @ $299. I'm currently on the phone with Tivo, but it looks like they are going to refund my $299 and allow me to transfer my old s1 lifetime membership to my TivoHD for $199. Win!
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Old 10-11-2007, 01:56 PM   #8
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I purchased my TivoHD roughly 3 weeks ago and purchased service for 3 years @ $299. I'm currently on the phone with Tivo, but it looks like they are going to refund my $299 and allow me to transfer my old s1 lifetime membership to my TivoHD for $199. Win!
Did you purchase through Tivo or a retail outlet?

Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:02 PM   #9
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Just got off the phone with TiVo CSR.

You have to purchase the TiVoHD through the link provided in the email to qualify for the transfer.


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Old 10-11-2007, 02:03 PM   #10
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Did you purchase through Tivo or a retail outlet?

Thanks.
Through amazon. I've been on hold for about 15 minutes however. I'll post when I know for certain.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:06 PM   #11
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Sorry, this DVR does not qualify. Check to make sure you entered the correct TiVo Service Number for this Tivo box.

To ensure your DVR's activation date is prior to October 1, 2003: Login to Manage My Account (www.tivo.com/mma) and click DVR Preferences, or click CLOSE to try again.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:10 PM   #12
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Just my two cents but it seems like lifetime subscription looks less and less attractive
Personally I love it. I purchased my TiVo Series 2 back in 2003. Lifetime was $200 then too. Monthly service would have been $576(assuming you paid by month, I know there are cheaper deals). But I dont see myself moving from TiVoHD to another product for at least another 4 years. My only concern would be if TiVo were to close its doors.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:11 PM   #13
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Man what a bunch of crap, I should have known, im not one to usually whine because it was inevitable this would happen, but man I wish now I had waited.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:14 PM   #14
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<<Activated Prior to October 1, 2003>>

I wonder why they settled on that date. I have a S2 with lifetime service (TSN 540....), but the activation shows sometime in 2005. It has a lifetime, but it does not qualify for this deal.

I'm glad they have a verify the TSN function. Saves a lot of questions. I also have an old Sony SAT-T60 that I paid lifetime for. It's really old, like 2000-2001. I know that DTV/TiVo's don't qualify. But there was a very small window the last time they did transfers for S3 units that they accepted DTV/TiVo lifetime TSN's. I know this to be fact because I did this for my Mom's S3. She had an old SAT-T60 as well.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:15 PM   #15
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WooHoo!

This is what I've been waiting for!



Oh wait! I don't have a high def TV.

Holy Crap!
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:18 PM   #16
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I already transferred my S1 lifetime when I bought my S2. I'm SOL. Darn.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:20 PM   #17
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http://www3.tivo.com/buytivo/hdservi...sferterms.html

Product Lifetime Subscriptions eligible to be transferred to a Qualifying DVR pursuant to this Offer must be (1) activated prior to October 1, 2003
And of course this happens right after I sell my pre-10/1/2003 lifetime S2 TiVo and keep the post-10/1/2003 lifetime one...

(Not that it matters that much, as my remaining S2 is somewhere where I don't have plans to put an HDTV any time soon. Of course, there's the digital tuner that I'm going to need someday, but without CableCards (and the $7 or so monthly charge that goes with them, as I already have a pair in my S3), there's no channel guide data that maps the stations to the digital channel numbers, a digital tuner is not of much use at the moment.)

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Old 10-11-2007, 02:31 PM   #18
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<<Activated Prior to October 1, 2003>>

I wonder why they settled on that date.
The lifetime service revenue is recognized over 4 years.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:34 PM   #19
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<<Activated Prior to October 1, 2003>>

I wonder why they settled on that date. I have a S2 with lifetime service (TSN 540....), but the activation shows sometime in 2005. It has a lifetime, but it does not qualify for this deal.
I think the consensus last time was that TiVo depreciates lifetime service over four years in their accounting, and that therefore, for the purposes of the bean counters, people who have had lifetime more than four years are costing TiVo money. So that's who they want extra money from. (The last offer also had a four-year cutoff.)
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:11 PM   #20
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Ok, well finally off the phone. After about an hour on hold with various CSRs, I had my $299 3 year prepaid refunded, and my series 1 lifetime sub xferred to the TivoHD I bought at amazon last month.

The reps I talked to weren't familiar with the promo and had to go make some phone calls to find out about it. I don't think I was actually supposed to qualify not having bought the TivoHD FROM the tivo website, but they processed it anyway.

My TivoSD disappeared from my "Manage your account" page (I told him I didn't want the 12 months of free service since it sits in a closet), and the TivoHD shows up as having lifetime service.

YMMV, I don't think other people are going to have the luck I did, if they recently purchased a TivoHD from somewhere other than directly from Tivo
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:18 PM   #21
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I think the consensus last time was that TiVo depreciates lifetime service over four years in their accounting, and that therefore, for the purposes of the bean counters, people who have had lifetime more than four years are costing TiVo money. So that's who they want extra money from. (The last offer also had a four-year cutoff.)
The Series 3 lifetime transfer offer did not have a cutoff. I guess I should have transferred lifetime off of one of my series 2 tivos last year for that and I could have used my series 1 lifetime for this offer.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:10 PM   #22
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Sweet. My S1 w/lifetime has been sitting in the basement for 3 years. Sounds like it is time to fire it up and transfer to TiVo HD.

I guess this means the CC2.0 unit will be coming out soon. Seems like everytime they offer one of these deals about a month later something cooler comes along.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:48 PM   #23
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Product Lifetime Subscriptions eligible to be transferred to a Qualifying DVR pursuant to this Offer must ... not have been previously transferred pursuant to any prior transfer offer from TiVo.
Great. Way to exclude your faithful early-adopters. S1 lifetime -> S2 lifetime -> competitor's product.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:37 PM   #24
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For those of you lamenting that you don't have an HD TV yet, note that the Tivo HD works just fine with a regular TV ...
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:57 PM   #25
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Welll....the one I would transfer was bought Nov. 3rd 2003 . Looks like I have to wait for the next offer...

I have an 80 hour I bought w/lifetime May 2003, and a 40 hour w/liftime November 2003.
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Welll....the one I would transfer was bought Nov. 3rd 2003 . Looks like I have to wait for the next offer...

I have an 80 hour I bought w/lifetime May 2003, and a 40 hour w/liftime November 2003.
So why not transfer the 80 hour S2? Are you really going to use that for more than another year?
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:14 PM   #27
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Cool... gonna have to think about this one. Seems like an attractive offer right now, SDV or not.

And for TiVo it's a no-brainer of course - get paid twice for lifetime sub and get one more HD unit out the door.
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:44 PM   #28
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<<Activated Prior to October 1, 2003>>

I wonder why they settled on that date. I have a S2 with lifetime service (TSN 540....), but the activation shows sometime in 2005. It has a lifetime, but it does not qualify for this deal.
From megazone's blog: http://www.tivolovers.com/2007/10/11...vo-hd-for-199/

"Why October 1, 2003? TiVo amortizes lifetime subscriptions over 4 years. Any lifetime subscription activated after then is still active on their books as revenue."
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:07 PM   #29
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So, why is the link down now? Page Not Found

www.tivo.com/HDservicetransfer

This one works still...
http://www3.tivo.com/tivo-promo/sho...cetransfer.html
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Old 10-11-2007, 09:10 PM   #30
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I actually have a Sony S1 with Lifetime bought in 2002. Been using the comcast version.
I so miss the little antennae guy and the bloop bloop bloop sounds. I want Tivo2Go bad...... Missed out on the recently closed lifetime transfer.... Hmmmmm........ Me thinks we'll be coming back home to Tivo.

Now to decide which of the 2 units to go with. This is awesome.
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