Bought two 'factory renewed' S3s, both dead on arrival

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by kpfleming, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. kpfleming

    kpfleming Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    I decided to make the jump from my HR10-250 w/DirecTV to a pair of S3s with CableCARDS (Mediacom), and I took advantage of the Tivo 'web special' to buy S3s in 'factory renewed' state for $499 each.

    They arrived yesterday. One will not boot past the 'Almost There' screen (never displays 'Ready. Set. Tivo.' on the OLED display), and the other rebooted ten times at random places just trying to complete Guided Setup.

    They are both on their way back for exchange; be careful :-(
  2. jmaditto

    jmaditto New Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    Columbia, SC
    I'm sure TiVo will take care of it but what a pain. I have a Series 2 refurb coming on Mon....hope it works like new. Couldn't pass up the $49 special for my wife to record her soaps.

    Good luck
  3. minckster

    minckster New Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Manhattan NYC

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