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Desperately seeking Tivo w/ lifetime service (wifi capable)

Discussion in 'Buyer/Seller Area' started by panegyric, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Feb 5, 2018 #1 of 12
    panegyric

    panegyric New Member

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    Hi all, longtime member/ never poster. I have had a series 2 for YEARS and during my move this month it just died. The former cable company had a premiere but new place cable company charges a million bucks for a non tivo DVR. bah! So Im currently dvr free and looking to buy a used but functional Tivo with lifetime service. max I can afford is around 400. If anyone is still trying to get rid of an extra Tivo please let me know!
     
  2. Feb 5, 2018 #2 of 12
    killme

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    I have a Series 2. Or are you wanting a TiVo that works with a cable card? I have a Premiere also.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2018 #3 of 12
    panegyric

    panegyric New Member

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    I'm hoping for one that takes a cable card I think. not sure the converter box will work with it.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2018 #4 of 12
    bicker

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    I have a series 3 that I boxed up and put away. Even though it has lifetime I thought it was pretty much no longer useful given that it doesn't support mpeg-4. So are you sure that just any old cable card compatible TiVo will serve your needs?

    This post may have been entered by voice recognition. Please excuse any typographical errors.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2018 #5 of 12
    lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    What exactly do you mean by "wifi capable"?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2018 #6 of 12
    Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    One option--and getting you a significant performance boost--is a used, lifetimed Roamio Basic, which will do either cable or OTA. Or, a new (or used) lifetime Roamio OTA with a cablecard adapter added/hacked to it (inexpensive and easy-to-do--there's a separate thread here on it: Roamio OTA cable card slot?). I just checked, and eBay has the Roamio OTA, both new and used, in your price range, as well as the adapter.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2018 #7 of 12
    panegyric

    panegyric New Member

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    Thanks SO much Mikeguy! I finally found one. Now I'm on the hunt for a cheap tivo mini. I tried using an AV transmitter but funny thing I didn't check and there's no AV out on the tivo LOL. oops.
     
  8. Edmund

    Edmund Remote Czar TCF Club

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    You see the yellow jack named A/V? You need a breakout cable from mini-plug to RCA plugs.
     
  9. brianj20

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  10. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    And, here as well, at $315 and no need to buy a cablecard adapter: Roamio 500gb TCD846500 4 tuner (OTA or CableCARD) with Lifetime Service

    :)
     
  11. Ortmanc

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    Find what you need ? I’m selling my Bolt with lifetime and 2 Minis!!!
     

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