change Dvr name

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by 5446, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. 5446

    5446 New Member

    Jan 29, 2012
    I bought a Tivo hd series 3 with lifetime subscription, on Ebay .I want to change the DVR name but unable to as I dont have a Tivo account, the seller bought it in an estate sale so he doesnt have the info. Any suggestions ??
  2. matt@thehickmans

    matt@thehickmans Hemo_jr

    Jan 8, 2008
    Call TiVo support, have them set up an account for you and transfer the series 3 to your account. Once you have it on your account, you can change the name.
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    You will probably have to call TiVo. Tell them you bought a S3 HD Tivo with lifetime service and you need to create an account for it.
  4. oViTynoT

    oViTynoT Obvious Forum Lurker

    May 18, 2007
    Plano, TX
    Hopefully the estate's administrator de-activated that TiVo...
  5. rayik

    rayik New Member

    Feb 4, 2006
    They don't have to for the OP to get the TIVO into his account. I bought a used lifetime TIVO before. Call Customer Service. They will check that the box is "on line" and at the zip code you give them. If so, they'll put the box into your account.
  6. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    Please be aware that it can take up to a few days before your new name for the DVR appears on your TiVo units.

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