Bit of fun.. Tivo Lottery Poll.

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by 6022tivo, Sep 11, 2007.

What's in the box???

  1. Standard 40g (or 20g+15g) Non-Subbed

    36 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. Standard 40g (or 20g+15g) LIFETIME :)

    5 vote(s)
    5.1%
  3. Upgraded HDD Non-Subbed

    12 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. Upgraded HDD LIFETIME :))))) :)

    41 vote(s)
    41.4%
  5. Networked (Choose with one of the above)

    31 vote(s)
    31.3%
  6. Knackered. (Choose with one of the above) :(

    34 vote(s)
    34.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    Late last night I made a Best Offer to a guy selling a tivo on ebay.

    He has hundreds of house clearance types of auctions. And he has no other tivo's listed, and they no nothing about the silver box and could give me no info, no remote, cables etc....

    For info. My best offer was £34, and the postage was £12. So bargain.

    Now, I noticed from the pics, the warranty sticker is missing..... So what's in the box?????

    I have a poll running, and I will post the result tomorrow.


    Come on, as the forum is slow now a days, have a poll.

    Should not have done the multiple choice thingy maybe, results may look a silly, but hey, its only a game..

    I would not think it is networked as I can not see a network cable hanging out, but the HDD, well maybe as the sticker is off.

    I went for Lifetimed, Upgraded HDD. Fingers crossed.
     
  2. verses

    verses TiVoTiVoTiVoTiVoTiVo

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    Hmm, "house clearance" and "TiVo", the seller isn't a Mr P. Seventyseven is he? ;)

    Ian
     
  3. RichardJH

    RichardJH New Member

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    Hanworth....
    Wow this thread will be off topic before it has even started :eek:
     
  4. PaulWilkinsUK

    PaulWilkinsUK Ohhh Yeah !

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    Mar 20, 2006
    Gloucestersh...
    Party on Dudes !
     
  5. RWILTS

    RWILTS New Member

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    Cardiff
    I saw this one a couple of days ago, and yes I thought back to a lengthy thread about a knackered Tivo one of us bought and then took an age to resolve.

    Wasnt worth the risk to me, the description sounded to close that P77 one and the fact that the warranty sticker was missing made me feel that someone has attempted a repair and failed.

    Good luck i hope you get a result

    Voted for kNACKERED
     
  6. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    He accepted my best offer of around £34 I think.

    Worth a punt for that.. Always looking for a gamble.

    I see quite a lot of knackered votes.. lol. We will see.

    Even if it is knackered, with a dodgy HDD, it still maybe lifetime which would be a bargain,
     
  7. iankb

    iankb New Member

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    Interesting. With 20 knackered in 48 votes, there appears to be quite a few TiVos waiting to be resuscitated.
     
  8. Nebulous

    Nebulous New Member

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    I voted for "Upgraded HDD Non-Subbed". (Hope I'm wrong and you get lucky :up: )

    So, out of curiosity, if it turns out to be okay but non-subbed, are you going to:

    A. Buy a lifetime sub :eek:
    B. Buy a monthly sub :eek: :eek:
    C. Shove it in the loft until your existing Tivo detonates :D

    :)
     
  9. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    I have a funny feeling that it will have NO HDD, just a feeling.

    I have 2 tivo's on the go now, one only using a aerial.

    I am due to move house soon also, and I can see only using media centres, as we don't have cable, and I don't want a sky dish. (My freeview card in the media center works a treat, quality is spot on, and so is the aspect ratio). So don't know. If it is lifetime, I will probably re-ebay it??. Just thought at £34 it was worth a punt...

    So to answer your question, probably C.

    It has been dispatched today, via Royal mail Standard Parcels, so maybe tomorrow.
    Will post some pictures to add to the excitment!!!
     
  10. ...coolstream

    ...coolstream New Member

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    D'oh! I did the poll before reading the thread and thought you were asking what's in my box.

    FWIW no info offered for me would lead me to expect the worst, and judging by your relatively low offer, you feel the same.

    I'm now going for knackered and tampered with. Maybe a fried modem and no HD but fixable.
     
  11. PaulWilkinsUK

    PaulWilkinsUK Ohhh Yeah !

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    Gloucestersh...
    err... me too LOL
     
  12. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    Fools.. lol.

    At time of speaking 23 said knackered, so not all of you guys reported your own machines.

    62 voters.. Wow, who said tivo was dead.

    Waiting for the post van........
     
  13. ericd121

    ericd121 Crown Topper

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    Dec 12, 2002
    Milton...
    And me.

    What a bunch of ego-maniacs we are. :p
     
  14. iankb

    iankb New Member

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    Reading, UK
    I was assuming that people were reporting their own machines. :eek:
     
  15. merlin

    merlin New Member

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    Jul 22, 2002
    Me Too
     
  16. Verne

    Verne New Member

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    Nov 21, 2000
    Ipswich,...
    And me.
     
  17. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Not Far...
    They wouldn't go by the name of ferndale-bargains would they? See 270101187101

    Based on part experience I expect it to be a knackered 40Gb unit with no sub. The fact that it does not come with leads or remote etc does not bode well.

    I suspect they deliberately remove the remote and leads etc in the listing to make it sound long lost and left in an attic so that buyers will get false hope it is Lifetime Subbed and to cover up the fact that they know it is actually knackered (which would make it worthless if that was a known fact).

    Well sounds like its turning up tomorrow. Mind you if it is ferndale-bargains it didn't arrive until a week after I was expecting. Still PayPal refunded me and when I ddn't rush to waste £15 on a courier to send it back to them they never bothered chasing it. I think they could tell me from my emails that I was aggrieved but genuine and probably knew half the electrical items they get like this in house clearances are knackered.
     
  18. 6022tivo

    6022tivo A Happy Member

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    Hello Mr Tivo (No 3) 6023 version.

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    We have MEGA DUST!!!!!! And no Network cards or upgraded disks.
    And the dust has caused the fan to fail.
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    We have a problem... Blank screen.... Noooooooo
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    Got my old 1.5 factory image and we have lift off..
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    Now, is it a lifetime??.... Well, we will have to wait... I have to get it linked up with the net card and the HDD from my spare tivo. Do a guide download and see if the status changes..

    As it stands, it is about the right price at £34, if a lifetime, a bargain...

    All them people who said knackered are correct. We are still waiting for the lifetime verdict..
     
  19. CarlWalters

    CarlWalters Yo Ho TiVo!

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    RG4,...
    this is quite exciting :D

    I've never seen pictures of Demo Mode before

    I await the next installment ... :D
     
  20. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    Not Far...
    Surely you can get a working unsubbed Tivo for about £20?

    I say it has no Lifetime sub or they would have got it repaired.

    Mega dust = Mega Ash = heavy smoker does it not?

    It wasn't ferndale-bargains was it?

    Can't you check the subscription status just by dialling up?
     

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