can i switch my lifetime sub to a new tivo HD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dubluv, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. dubluv

    dubluv tivo lover

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    i've just seen this in a thread, and wanted to know if there is a policy in force to allow series2 owners with lifetime to switch it to a new tivo hd or series 3?
     
  2. TechBlaster

    TechBlaster New Member

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    I called and tried. CSR said no-go. Also tried the online tool. Got a message that the Tivos had to be the same type.
     
  3. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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    "online tool" ???
     
  4. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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  5. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    No.
     
  6. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

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  7. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    For now, only grandfathered Series 1s Lifetimes can be transferred to the TiVo HD.

    It seems the VIP $199 fee is still in place for the Series 3 though.
     
  8. Pete327

    Pete327 New Member

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    I got an email a while ago about a VIP lifetime transfer to a Series 3 but didn't have the S3 at the time. I called about a week ago and they said it wasn't available anymore. Do you know for sure the lifetime transfer is still available for the S3 and if so, how do I get it?
     
  9. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

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    Beg !!!
     
  10. Glich

    Glich New Member

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    ya i used my grandfathered S1 (it was on last leg anyways) to give my Hd lifetime.. if this one lasts me 7 years too it will be well worth the $$.. :)
     
  11. bullseyejoe

    bullseyejoe New Member

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    Can you give your old box (with Lifetime) to someone else so they can use it for free?
     
  12. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

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    You'd be smarter to keep it. Then you will get service on the new box for $6.99 a month vs. having to pre-pay for 3 yrs of service at $299.
     
  13. bullseyejoe

    bullseyejoe New Member

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    Thanks. Good idea. Just curious... what if I only had 1 tv?
     
  14. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

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    I doubt that it matters. You could probably box up the original lifetime unit and as long as it's still on your account with the 2nd one still get the $6.99 service on the new box.
     
  15. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    The number of TVs you have has absolutely nothing to do with the number of TiVos.

    I have 8 Tivos on one TV at the moment ...
     
  16. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    IIRC, the lifetime unit must contact the mothership "occasionally" to keep the MSD rate in effect.
     
  17. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

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    Interesting. I wonder how often this phoning home needs to occur to keep the account active or if a 2nd box on the account would still fullfil this phone home requirement.
     
  18. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Once every six months.
     
  19. linetest

    linetest New Member

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    Wish I could say the same. Love these Tivo's, but my Series 1 was $700 with $300 lifetime subscription. Then my new Series 3 was $800 plus ANOTHER $300 to transfer lifetime subscription. At $2000, that's more than 12 years worth of renting from the cable co. And I'll bet I'll want the series 4 inside of 5 years, adding another $1000 or so. I really wish the lifetime would transfer for free on one unit at a time for those of us early adopters that helped Tivo get off the ground. You know, loyalty rewards.
    You really gotta love Tivo to spend this kind of money.
     

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