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Old 03-27-2015, 03:28 PM   #1
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Cableco branded TiVo?

I was in a thrift store (Goodwill Computerworks of Austin) and saw a TiVo Premiere, 750 GB for $40.

That's a pretty good price I think (as long as it's working). The only problem is that it was branded with "Suddenlink", a cable company in Austin. I mean really branded - the logo was embedded into the front fascia.

There were no stickers on the unit that said "PROPERTY OF CABLE COMPANY, FBI VANS WILL EMERGE IF STOLEN", etc, etc, but I decided to pass up on it anyway. It did have a barcode on the bottom that looked like it might be some kind of an asset tag.

My question is, are there Cableco's leasing these things or what?

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Old 03-27-2015, 03:35 PM   #2
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Yes, there are.

I have purchased three premieres for $25 or less each from Craigslist. So, that was not that much of a deal other than it had a slightly harder hard drive than stock.

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Old 03-29-2015, 09:33 PM   #3
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Yes, there are.

I have purchased three premieres for $25 or less each from Craigslist. So, that was not that much of a deal other than it had a slightly harder hard drive than stock.

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Old 03-30-2015, 04:32 PM   #4
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A few years ago I bought a 40 hour Premiere for $49 from Tivo on a special deal being offered, It too has the Suddenlink logo on it.

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Old 03-31-2015, 05:15 PM   #5
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The larger issue is, if Tivo would even let you activate the suddenlink premiere on your account. You might want to call Tivo from the goodwill store and read them the tsn number off the back to see if the suddenlink premiere can be activated.

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Old 04-01-2015, 03:51 AM   #6
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slightly harder hard drive than stock.
What do you mean?

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Old 04-02-2015, 05:24 PM   #7
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What do you mean?
Obviously it means that the cable companies and TiVo knew that these machines would primarily be used for recording Pr0n.


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Old 04-06-2015, 07:14 PM   #8
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Suddenlink branded

I called TIVO about the suddenlink... they told only Suddenlink could activate it, as they are the owners. Not like regular tivos.

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