Canceling Tivo Subscription?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Hcour, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

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    With my new nVidia Shield I find myself using my Tivo (OTA) less and less. If I cancel my monthly Tivo subscription I know I'll no longer have guide data, but would I still be able to setup manual repeat recordings at certain times? Thankye.
     
  2. Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

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    Ok, googled a bit. Most say no manual recordings but one guy said he unplugged it for six months and when he plugged it back in he could do manual recordings. So I wonder if it was rebooting that did it.
     
  3. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    My Tivo experiment.
     
  4. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    If you had paid lifetime in the beginning, it would be "free" and thus the only cost to keep it even for occasional use would be the electricity it uses.
     
  5. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

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    The thing is, all your recorded content will not have any metadata and all those recordings will have the same title. It soon becomes a useless mess. The only truly practical use a disconnected/unsubscribed TiVo has is for viewing the content still on your TiVo's or re-purposing it as a DVR for shooting video like some coaches use to record practices or games, etc., but not as a DVR for a lot of TV content, that ranges form not possible to far too much trouble for a busy person who has other things to do with their life.
     
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  6. JoeKustra

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    Manual recordings are sorted and displayed by Channel, DOW, Date and Start Time.
     
  7. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

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    Yes, all very useful information o_O. But that info is not Metadata.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2020
  8. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    I've not been in this situation, but I've heard if you play CSR roulette saying you want to cancel, ask for retention, etc. (or use the special retention phone # if it still exists), you'll eventually be offered a pretty good deal on a lifetime.

    The important thing on CSR roulette is to recognize a failed attempt very quickly and get out gracefully and politely ("You've given me some things to think about, thank you so much for your help") without getting any notes on your account that may prejudice your case with the next CSR.

    EDIT: sorry for the formatting, not sure what happened.
     

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