Amazon Unbox TiVo Deal - Series 2 DT + Wireless for $84.99

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  1. jaybird13

    jaybird13 New Member

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    http://dynamic.tivo.com/movieoffer.html

    I'm really wanting to pull the trigger on this deal. When I add it to my cart and log in, it says "(Eligible for MSD)", but I'm afraid they won't honor that since this is a "package deal" and MSD usually doesn't apply to those.

    Has anyone pulled the trigger on this deal and gotten the MSD price?
     
  2. fredct

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    When I click on 'offer details' next to monthly plans I see '*not* eligible for multi-service discount'. Did they just change it or are you looking elsewhere?
     
  3. jaybird13

    jaybird13 New Member

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    When I add it to my cart and log in it says:

    "TiVo Package, 80-hour TiVo Series2™ DT DVR - Dual Tuner and Factory Renewed TiVo Wireless Adapter, w/3-year commitment ($12.95/mo) (Eligible for MSD) Free Ground Shipping"

    But that disclaimer you found pretty much seals it. It's still not a horrible buy if you pre-pay for 3 years. The price difference between that and MSD is the price of the wireless adapter ($299 vs. $250.20).
     
  4. DocChaos

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    Well, I just jumped on this deal.
    I don't have a HDTV, and I really don't plan on getting one until I have to.

    I use cable, don't have digital cable, and according to the FCC ruling, cable providers must support analog TV's until 2012. So, I still have a few years left before any of this will affect me too much. I love the Series3 and TiVoHD, but don't need them yet. I signed on with the 3 year contract, at $6.95 a month (MSD), so come Sept. 2010, I might think about changing over.
     
  5. bigmikemn

    bigmikemn New Member

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    I just jumped on this as well. I am switching from DirecTV to Comcast. I needed 2 boxes, but only 1 Wireless adapter, so I found this deal as well:

    http://www.tivo.com/promo/specialmarkets.html
    $50 for S2 DT

    I was able to add both to my cart and check out! I should have my TiVo's on Monday :)
     
  6. jaybird13

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    I already have 4 TiVos and called and was able to get MSD on the deal. Not sure I'd recommend doing it online, but definitely worth a call.
     
  7. RS4

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    I currently have HD and DirecTV HR10-250. I am thinking about leaving DirecTV, because they appear to not be doing anything more with Tivo. In addition, we used to get Netflix, but found so many of the dvd's bad - even after wiping them off, that we finally quit their service.

    So, I'm looking for a cheap alternative to getting movies along with possibly hooking up to my basic Comcast that is used for broadband. I also have an antenna for OTA that I currently use with my HR10-250, but have some problems with it.

    I'm wondering if I should go with this offer or get the Tivo HD box instead. I'm guessing the Tivo HD box would cost around $540 with a one-year pre-paid. The advantage would be HD OTA. Is the OTA any better on the HD Tivo vs the HR10-250? It looks like this offer would cost around $230 for a pre-paid one year.
    Would I have to get anything else. I think I have a cat 5 cable running from the LR to the office, but could always use wireless usb if I had to.

    Thanks
     
  8. rbreding

    rbreding TiVo Nutjob

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    Doubtfull, HDTV is digital, the signal is either there or it is not. That being said the signal is MPEG2. Your variable is going to be the TV.

    EDIT: After I thought about it I remember the OTA tuner in t he HR10-250 not being up to par, being able to pull in weaker signals or multipath. So if you can get all your stations with the HR10-250, then.....no difference.
     
  9. BurnBaby

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  10. rbreding

    rbreding TiVo Nutjob

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    MSD = Multi Service Discount

    If you are a new customer then there isn't any discount becuase there isn't any multi service...get it ?
     
  11. BurnBaby

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    I might not have been clear, what I meant was if I get the Amazon Unbox deal now and then later get another unit, would I be eligible to get MSD then? Or does purchasing a prepaid contract make you ineligible for MSD later on? I didn't know if it was something TIVO had stopped offering for new customers.

    That's what I meant, I hope that's clearer. I'm looking at all this stuff for the first time...

    Edit: After reading thru it a couple more times, I think I figured it out now thanks. :)
     
  12. bengalfreak

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    A little off topic here, but if you were having that much trouble with netFlix DVD's, you should check your player hardware. In a year and a half of having this service, I have come across only a single DVD that wouldn't play and it was actually broken in half when I received it.
     
  13. fredct

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    As far as I know, you're only ineligible for that particular box purchased on the special deal, not any later boxes (so long as they aren't purchased under a special as well).
     
  14. everyone006

    everyone006 New Member

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    Well, I just jumped on this deal.
    I don't have a HDTV, and I really don't plan on getting one until I have to.

    I use cable, don't have digital cable, and according to the FCC ruling, cable providers must support analog TV's until 2012. So, I still have a few years left before any of this will affect me too much. I love the Series3 and TiVoHD, but don't need them yet. I signed on with the 3 year contract, at $6.95 a month (MSD), so come Sept. 2010, I might think about changing over.
     

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