Another lifetime transfer offer

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  1. Jun 28, 2007 #1 of 224
    marlborobell

    marlborobell New Member

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    I haven't seen this posted anywhere, but I just got an e-mail from TiVo offering me an S2DT with transfer of lifetime for $299, for people who have had lifetime since 6/15/2003 or earlier. That's kind of appealing given that my S1 is definitely feeling its age. The offer is good until 7/23/2007.

    Anyone else had that e-mail? It definitely feels like a worthwhile offer to me, but I wonder if it's a prelude to dropping support for S1s.

    And can anyone enlighten me on why that's the cutoff date? Is it just 'you've had lifetime for four years, we want to make sure you pay us some more money'?

    Anyway, details at http://www.tivo.com/transfer/

    ETA: I've just read the fine print of the offer. It says "This offer is not eligible for multi-service discount". Ugh. If that's true I'm not taking it, because my other TiVo is paying $6.95/month and I don't want to see that go up to something ridiculous...
     
  2. Jun 28, 2007 #2 of 224
    pjtait

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    Weren't these boxes free-after-rebate or service commitment a while back? How good a deal is this?
     
  3. Jun 28, 2007 #3 of 224
    natkins

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    I did. And it's very tempting!

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  4. Jun 28, 2007 #4 of 224
    gangeli

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    eh, i got this offer. currently have a series 2, with upgraded hard drive capacity.

    so, lets see, for $300 i get a 2nd tuner. a bit pricey for my taste. $200 and i probably would have done it.

    I was actually pretty excited when i saw the email, i thought they were going to offer to let me transfer the lifetime to high def tivo for $300
     
  5. Jun 28, 2007 #5 of 224
    KRKeegan

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    Yeah I got the email too. I was really interested at first, but I didn't previously realize how limited the DT boxes are.

    Can anyone answer a few DT questions for me?

    1. Can i hook up two seperate cable boxes to this thing so that I can record any channel?

    2. Or am i limited to 1 digital cable box and then just plug the other input directly into the wall and pray that the cable company gives me a few analog channels?
     
  6. Jun 28, 2007 #6 of 224
    gadgetkid

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    Can you point me to where you read this fineprint?
     
  7. Jun 28, 2007 #7 of 224
    gadgetkid

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    No. The two sources are either both analog OR one digital and one analog. No OTA either.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2007 #8 of 224
    agh3

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    From reading the fine print on those models on the main "Buy Tivo" links, it looks like 1 digital tuner, 1 analog connection only..not two digitals.

    I have 2 lifetime and 2 S1 and will probably jump on this for at least one of the units..I doubt my S1's have much life left in them....still all original drives and all. (Always meant to upgrade them but never got around to it.)

    The end date for the offer is July 23rd and you have to activate them before 8/31

    Never having looked at the S2's...what's the catch on them? I still have analog cable here with no boxes..just basic. Comcast is constantly pushing me to upgrade to digital service...I've resisted so far.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2007 #9 of 224
    pendragn

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    I wish they'd run a special where you could buy a lifetime for the HD model. :( I don't have any to transfer.

    tk
     
  10. Jun 28, 2007 #10 of 224
    MirclMax

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    Where is this fine print located? This makes the offer a whole heck of a lot less tempting. Especially since you can pick up the box for $99 after rebate ... so $200 @ 6.95/month is ~29 months of service .. Now I can see paying the amount in lifetime to assume you're going to go over 29 months of usage (easily) .. but if you have another box on the account that jumps up $6/month .. that could really sour the deal.

    -MirclMax
     
  11. Jun 28, 2007 #11 of 224
    fishtank22

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    I got it as well. I've had my tivo since 1999 (WOW!) and upgraded the hard drive a few years back. It runs great but I wouldnt mind some of the series 2 features. For $300 its not that bad I guess.

    Anyone else have some thoughts?
     
  12. Jun 28, 2007 #12 of 224
    fishtank22

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    I'd really like an HD tivo over SD. My FIOS TV is so crisp, I'd hate to lose any quality or have to watch HD on a separate (non-tivo) input.
     
  13. Jun 28, 2007 #13 of 224
    minckster

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    Although not obvious, the term "Review all terms" at the bottom of the tivo.com/transfer page is a link to http://www.tivo.com/promo/series2plt_terms.html

    #7 says (emphasis added), "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."

    It's not clear to me what that means.
     
  14. Jun 28, 2007 #14 of 224
    KRKeegan

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    I would still think your MSD would still apply to your non-lifetime one after you upgrade. I don't think their intention is to sneak that one past you. I would just give them a call confirm it and see if you can get something in writing or at least get the name of the CSR just to CYA.
     
  15. Jun 28, 2007 #15 of 224
    fishtank22

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    I still think a lifetime tivo is more valuable to some people. I'm concidering taking this offer, Activating it and selling it to someone for more than $300. Then using that money to get the HD Tivo

    OH THE DECISIONS TO BE MADE!!!!!
     
  16. Jun 28, 2007 #16 of 224
    MickeS

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    My current Series 2 qualifies for the upgrade... hmmm... rather tempting... I have a 230 model right now though, upgraded to a 300GB drive, and the 230 model seems to be a better unit, hardware-wise.

    The only benefit I'd get is a second tuner, and I have a Series 3 already. Would probably make better financial sense to buy another single-tuner S2 and use MSD on it (considering the life-span of the analog-only models is starting to look rather short)... I could get an 80-hour DT with 2 years of service for $288.79...
     
  17. Jun 28, 2007 #17 of 224
    atmuscarella

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    Well it says the same thing in the MSD agreement
    What counts is that a TiVo with lifetime service is a qualifying subscription (which it is) - so your other TiVos can get the MSD.

    Thanks,
     
  18. Jun 28, 2007 #18 of 224
    Goontoe

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    I've had a Series1 TiVo since 2001 and just last week bought a Series2 and activated it. Does anyone know if I would be eligible to move my lifetime from my Series1 to my new Series2 that I bought last week? It's a shame to think I would miss out on this by just a few days.

    -G
     
  19. Jun 28, 2007 #19 of 224
    fishtank22

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    Hey, Do you mean the DT Tivos they are offering in this special seem to have less of a life-span?
     
  20. Jun 28, 2007 #20 of 224
    Thos19

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    So...if you have a Series 1 with lifetime, is this possibly your final chance to switch from the analog Series 1 to a digital series 2?

    Is it for certain that Series 1 units will become doorstops in 2009 when analog TV broadcast transmissions cease, or would I be safe if I have a converter box from Comcast?

    Thos.
     

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