Any use for a Series 1 with PL?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tchyde, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. tchyde

    tchyde New Member

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    I have 2 TIVO boxes with Product Lifetimes on them that I am no longer using.

    One is a Series 2, that I can probably sell on EBAY for a little money back.

    The other is a Series 1 (an original phillips), that I have been keeping this in the basement thinking someday it'll have some use.
    Like maybe a deal to transfer the Lifetime to a new box!
    But somehow this day has never come.:confused:
    Is there really any reason (or use) to keep a Series 1 box?

    Will I ever be able to transfer the product lifetime?:D
     
  2. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    I wouldn't hold out for a transfer, but having that box entitles you to the Multi Service Discount if you should purchase any other Tivos.
     
  3. tchyde

    tchyde New Member

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    Thanks .. I have 5 Tivo's currently, so the multi-discounts are really an issue :)

    I am just trying to see some value in keeping a Series 1?

    Maybe someday it will be like a classic vintage cult piece of hardware .. like an old Atari 2600?
     
  4. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

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    If you have more than 1 TiVo on your account after removing the Series 1, I don't see how the Series 1 is doing anything to establish MSD. I would say sell it if you have watched everything on it you want to see.
     
  5. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    To get the MSD at least one unit must have been paid for full price. If the OP got the MSD on his other 5 Tivos, the qualifying unit would be the S1.
     
  6. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    The S1 with lifetime is still worth something on eBay. Or you could set it up to record security camera video or some other video input. Or transfer some VHS stuff to the Tivo for wife, kids, ??? I tried to talk my wife into letting me transfer her exercise tapes to Tivo but haven't succeeded yet.
     
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    unitron Well-Known Member

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    If lifetime for that S1 was purchased on or before January 21, 2000 you are eligible for a one-time transfer of that service to another TiVo. If purchased after that date, then not, but you could sell or give it to someone and it could be the anchor for them to receive the Multi-Set Discount as long as they have it call the mothership evey 30 days or so.

    Are any of the other TiVos you mention in your later post lifetimed?
     

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