Any deal to replace S3 with Elite?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jscozz, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. jscozz

    jscozz Member

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    I have an S3 that is about dead with lifetime on it. Looking to replace with Elite. I remember Tivo used to run deals to transfer lifetime for like $100... do they do that any more? I just can't see spending over $900 to buy an elite and new lifetime.
     
  2. mchiles

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    If the hard drive is dying in your Seres 3. Get a new hard drive. You probably can get several more years of use out of it.

    However... If you are looking for an way to offset the cost of a new Elite....

    With a working hard drive, Tivo Series 3 units (the ones with the OLED front display) with Lifetime TiVo Subscriptions sell for $300 to $600 on ebay. (depending on size of hard drive and accessories)

    I nearly paid for my recent Elite purchase ($450 + tax) by recently selling my 250GB Series 3 on ebay for $425 Buy it Now. (I should have asked for more $)

    Yes, I had to buy a new Lifetime for the Elite. But with the four tuners, 2TB hard drive and iPad integration, it was worth it.

    Enjoy,
     
  3. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    What is wrong with your S3 and do you want to sell it? (Do you mean OLED S3?) I have a 'dead' S3 that I would like to resuscitate (at least after I make sure I can resuscitate the hard drive).
     
  4. jscozz

    jscozz Member

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    Yes. S3 with the display in the front showing the name of the show that is recording. Original hard drive inside, 1 TB eSata plugged in.

    I am not sure if the problem is with the internal or eSata. I am going to go through the KickStart codes tonight and see what I get. The S3 just restarts itself periodically... sometimes goes days without a restart... sometimes a few in an hour.

    I'm sure I could get it working with a new drive... or may be even a reformat of the current drive... or may be just removing the external if the problem is with the external drive... but I would really like to jump to the Elite... I would definitely go for it if Tivo had the old deal to transfer the lifetime for $100 or so...

    Just seems to me that it is beneficial to keep all Tivo users up on the latest hardware... and if they can make a small profit on the hardware... and give lifetime subscribers a reasonable transfer fee that makes Tivo money, then why not? The alternative is to NOT get that additional revenue if I stay on my current box. And then all the competing boxes look more appealing to me.
     

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