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Old 06-13-2012, 01:13 AM   #1
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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I'm thinking about it. So if I order this to replace my Series 3, are they going to up my monthly service to $15 instead of the $13 it is now? I know they changed their monthly fee to $15 for some, $20 for others, or who knows what I never understood it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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I'm thinking about it. So if I order this to replace my Series 3, are they going to up my monthly service to $15 instead of the $13 it is now? I know they changed their monthly fee to $15 for some, $20 for others, or who knows what I never understood it.
Lifetime sub the Elite for $399 before canceling the service on your Series 3 solves that problem. Also when you go to cancel the service on your Series 3 they may offer you the $99 lifetime deal which would make your Series 3 much more sale-able.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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FYI, I just called in to Tivo support to verify I could get the $399 lifetime on this box and they offered to match the woot price + free shipping.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:14 PM   #5
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I'm thinking about it. So if I order this to replace my Series 3, are they going to up my monthly service to $15 instead of the $13 it is now? I know they changed their monthly fee to $15 for some, $20 for others, or who knows what I never understood it.
I am thinking about the upgrade to XL4 too and wondering about this. I currently pay $12.95 and $9.95 for my two premieres. I don't think I can swing lifetime right now, so any idea whether my rate for either of my current subscriptions would increase? Also, is it as simple as moving my cable card to the new box and calling Cox to pair it with the XL4? Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:12 PM   #6
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Is the lifetime service without the MSD discount 499.99 on this? Will this unit work with the upcoming multi-room device? I cannot post a link to the device since I do not have 5 posts.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #8
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:24 PM   #9
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I just called Tivo and they would NOT price match. In fact, they told me they have been getting lots of calls to price match and they won't do it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:30 PM   #10
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Did Woot sell out? If not order it from Woot! No need to price match. You can still get the 2 year or 3 year extended warranty from TiVo. They give you thirty days or more to sign up for the extended warranty. At least that was the case with the Elites i got from BestBuy. But with those I got the BestBuy four year warranty.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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aaronwt, woot still has them five minutes or so. I just bought one. I hope the multiroom device comes out soon so I can replace my moxi and mates.
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:19 PM   #12
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Tivo told me that I can't get the MSD if I order from Woot so I'd end up breaking even....but then they price matched!
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #13
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Anyway to move a msd @ $7 from a priemere to this?
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:17 PM   #14
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Tivo told me that I can't get the MSD if I order from Woot
That's BS. MSD requires a qualifying unit which is on your TiVo account regardless where you get an Elite from.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:34 PM   #15
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If this turns out to not be the case you'll here about it here since Iv'e got one coning from E-expo price matched to woot.
?- This will be my fifth box which is the limit for multi discount I believe. 2 of the boxes I've sold. Can I call Tivo to remove these boxes so I can use the multi discount again in the future?
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:32 PM   #16
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If this turns out to not be the case you'll here about it here since Iv'e got one coning from E-expo price matched to woot.
?- This will be my fifth box which is the limit for multi discount I believe. 2 of the boxes I've sold. Can I call Tivo to remove these boxes so I can use the multi discount again in the future?
Supposedly there is a limit but it never affected me getting a MSD price. Even when I had eight boxes on my account, all with MSD pricing. When adding another box I still got the MSD price. I was always worried that I wouldn't be able to get it but so far that has never been the case.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:06 PM   #17
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That's BS. MSD requires a qualifying unit which is on your TiVo account regardless where you get an Elite from.
Yeah that's what I thought, but they price matched the Woot! deal even though I bought it last week so I didn't push the issue.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #18
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Sigh, I couldn't resist, since Comcast finally killed the analog signal that my Series 2 DT was working off of, leaving only my TiVo HD. Now I need to Ebay both of those.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:55 AM   #19
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Seems like most people were on the Eastcoast that purchased them. It was certainly an excellent deal.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #21
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I was very tempted, but I couldn't think of anyone who would buy my 2 Premiere XLs with lifetime.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:38 AM   #22
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I was very tempted, but I couldn't think of anyone who would buy my 2 Premiere XLs with lifetime.
I think it's a hard sell for the XL units now. I have one in the sale section but I would probably need to lower it $70 to around $450 to get a sale. In the end I'll probably keep it and discontinue service on my $6.95 a month TiVo. Although I won't do that until the streaming box is released.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:03 PM   #23
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I was very tempted, but I couldn't think of anyone who would buy my 2 Premiere XLs with lifetime.
I've seen premieres on the deal sites for $50, so a lifetime premiere is worth $450 for those with discount. The XL drive should add a bit.
For me, in the end, I valued your machine at $500, but then with the Woot deal, decided that I may as well jump to the 4 tuner for just $200 more.

So, my bottom up number may be too high for you machine, maybe just $400-$450.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:29 AM   #24
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From my point of view I would not have a TiVo without some type of backup to the hard drive, for my upgraded TP and TPXL that was no problem as the original was the backup drive, but for the XL4 one would have to purchase a 2Tb drive, and copy the original TPX4 drive onto that new drive, I don't know if anybody has tried that with success yet. After some years TiVo will not fix your TiVo and xfer lifetime so that why i have had a drive backup for any TiVo I was using.
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From my point of view I would not have a TiVo without some type of backup to the hard drive, for my upgraded TP and TPXL that was no problem as the original was the backup drive, but for the XL4 one would have to purchase a 2Tb drive, and copy the original TPX4 drive onto that new drive, I don't know if anybody has tried that with success yet. After some years TiVo will not fix your TiVo and xfer lifetime so that why i have had a drive backup for any TiVo I was using.
Might as well just wait until it fails then buy a pre-imaged drive from one of the vendors that offer the service. It might never fail, and then you'd have wasted your money on a perfectly good hard drive sitting on a shelf.
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Never purchased from Woot before but I must say I am not impressed at all. They were extremely quick to collect the money but have yet to even start the shipping process. Just hope I won't have to return the darn thing.
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Never purchased from Woot before but I must say I am not impressed at all. They were extremely quick to collect the money but have yet to even start the shipping process. Just hope I won't have to return the darn thing.
Over the years i've had items from Woot! ship the next day, ship more than a week later, and ship anywhere in between that timeframe.
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Might as well just wait until it fails then buy a pre-imaged drive from one of the vendors that offer the service. It might never fail, and then you'd have wasted your money on a perfectly good hard drive sitting on a shelf.
That one option, but i don't want to wait and I don't know if anybody does offer a drive for the XL4 except the $299 option from WK.
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Anyway to move a msd @ $7 from a priemere to this?
nope the $6.95 plan won't move to an Elite/XL4
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That one option, but i don't want to wait and I don't know if anybody does offer a drive for the XL4 except the $299 option from WK.
If the jmfs software works, it's worth the cost and time to image the back up drive. 2TB drives are still about $100. Cheaper and less stress to have one ready on the shelf than to get one after a failure.
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