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Old 12-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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Former DirecTV TIVO Sub

Former sub with lifetime on 3 boxes. I moved from my home to a condo that doesn't allow dishes so I am stuck with cable. Called TIVO and they can only set me up as a new TIVO sub with no credit for having paid a lifetime subscription.

I want lifetime subscription. Do I have any options other than paying full boat for the box(es) and lifetime subscriptions?
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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No, not really. The TiVo service on the DirecTV combo boxes is technically "DirecTV DVR" service and is considered a DirecTV product. If you want to use the TiVo retail hardware with cablecard/OTA then you need to buy the hardware and get the service directly from TiVo.

I still have two active DirecTV combo units with grandfathered lifetime service that I bought almost twelve years ago. I'll be phasing them out over the next few months in favor of the 6 tuner TiVo Roamio with lifetime service I just bought.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:56 AM   #3
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No, not really. The TiVo service on the DirecTV combo boxes is technically "DirecTV DVR" service and is considered a DirecTV product. If you want to use the TiVo retail hardware with cablecard/OTA then you need to buy the hardware and get the service directly from TiVo.

I still have two active DirecTV combo units with grandfathered lifetime service that I bought almost twelve years ago. I'll be phasing them out over the next few months in favor of the 6 tuner TiVo Roamio with lifetime service I just bought.
Thanks. Thought that was probably the case. Not in the house yet, so I have some time to plan what I actually need.
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