Deactivated TiVoHD: Any Value or Use

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by waynomo, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2006


    Thanks, good info :)
  2. alvincool

    alvincool New Member

    Dec 9, 2007
    I just bought a series 3 and had the lifetime license transferred last week.
  3. emuman100

    emuman100 Member

    Jul 3, 2003
    I really don't understand why all of you just accept that Tivo stops activating HD units. I don't care what industry says, or Tivo says, but just because a consumer electronic device is "old", doesn't mean it's bad, or less useful, or not as good, or obsolete. The more customers complain, especially loyal customers, the greater the possibility Tivo will change their tune. There are hundreds of units out there, probably thousands, that are still perfectly good DVR's. The only thing that keeps them from being activated instead of going to the trash heap or the black abyss is management telling their IT department to remove the ability to activate units.

    I know many of you feel that Tivo is God, and you accept whatever Tivo tells you because you love Tivo so much. Don't. Tivo is not the company that you know and love anymore. Tivo is run by completely new management with a very skewed and convoluted view on reality. The current management has ruined the Tivo you know and love and turned it into crap. Most of the programming and hardware talent from the S1-S3 days are gone. But Tivo depends on you for its business. You need to voice your opinion. If you don't, Tivo will just take and take and never give back.
    Mike-SJC likes this.
  4. seggers

    seggers Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Well, it's time for my S3 to shuffle off into the cupboard of tech. I updated my media centre to use a Nividia Shield. This replaces not only my S3 but also the Chromebox I had (for Kodi) and the USB drive and CC Ultra I had. Now it's a NS and a HDHomeRun box doing DVR duties. So long folks, it's been fun...

    (Anyone want an old S3 with a bad HDMI out port and no lifetime (we paid monthly)?)


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