Download Free Movie! Amazon Unbox on TiVo is Live!

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  1. Dec 5, 2007 #541 of 575
    cr33p

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    Is the billing for unbox global for a tivo acct on all boxes? Or can a seperate credit card be set up for each unit?
     
  2. Dec 5, 2007 #542 of 575
    morac

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    Charges are made through whatever card is associated with your Amazon account and as far as I can tell you can only link a single TiVo account to a single Amazon account. So the answer is that the billing is global.

    If the 2 TiVos are on separate accounts then you could link them to 2 different Amazon accounts, each with it's own credit card.
     
  3. Havana Brown

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    Are there no more weekend $.99 specials anymore?
     
  4. pdhenry

    pdhenry Oh, my aching back

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    I'm getting free Redbox rentals from time to time so I don't miss the 99 cent unbox deals - yet.

    But there aren't any 99 cent unbox rentals today, anyway.
     
  5. Havana Brown

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    Are the Redbox rentals the ones you can get at the grocery, or is it something from Netflix or such?
     
  6. pdhenry

    pdhenry Oh, my aching back

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  7. Kilarney

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    Just my luck. I buy a TIVO and there are no more 99 cent specials!

    I'm hoping that we will see the return of the 99 cent special after the holidays. After all, a lot of people will be unwrapping TIVOs this Christmas, and Amazon might want to get them hooked on Unbox.
     
  8. javabird

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    There are some right now. Look for the MGM 99-cent sale.
     
  9. Kilarney

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    Thanks for the tip! I think I'll rent The Man in the Iron Mask.

    I just don't get Unbox searching. I clicked on TIVO movies to rent, and then narrowed it to MGM movies. I chose to sort by price - low to high. None of the 99 cent rentals came up! You can only access them from the special link on the front page.

    I see that Stardust has just come out, but is only available to purchase. Does anyone know how many of these movies eventually become available to rent - or is this a really bad sign?
     
  10. pdhenry

    pdhenry Oh, my aching back

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    Lots of free TV shows there right now... :eek:
     
  11. Kilarney

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    Some good 99 cent movies right now. Hairspray, Transformers, Oceans 13, Live Free or Die Hard.
     
  12. sglynn

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    Does anyone know how (or whether it is possible) to delete the ad for the Amazon Unbox service from the S3 main directory? Is anyone else offended by TiVo's running this ad on its directory, or is helpful to people to see the ad every time they go to the main directory?
     
  13. richsadams

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    AFAIK there is no way to delete the ads.

    I'm sure the ads are helpful to some that have never used the Unbox service and annoying to others that have nothing more to do than complain about those sorts of things. There are plenty of threads on the forum where the second group find comfort.

    Me? I just ignore them because I'm usually watching a recorded show...not my menus. ;)
     
  14. pdhenry

    pdhenry Oh, my aching back

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    If it helps you feel better it will be replaced by another ad eventually...
     
  15. hybucket

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    Where do I go to find the free download-stuff? Everything I see costs $, including EACH episode of DEXTER, where you can get several at a time from Netflix. Just asking...
     
  16. javabird

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    Go to the Amazon Unbox menu on your Tivo and scroll down to Free Extras & Bonus Content.
     
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    You can also put yourself on their email list and about every week they will send you specials like freebies.

    I must say that they've persuaded me to part with some cash on the $.99 - $2.99 specials, but they also tell you about the freebies too.
     
  18. richsadams

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    I've been an advocate of Unbox since the start. However I've noticed that the 99 cent specials are almost non-existent now and that the major movie releases are up to $3.99. Although it's convenient and we were willing to pay up to $2.99, the $3.99 price point is a deal breaker for us. No HD, no DD 5.1 sound, no special features, etc., etc., That's as much as or more than Blockbuster or Netflix charges to send the DVD's to my house! It's not that convenient. :mad:
     
  19. dom89

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    I could not find this anywhere. Is the $15 credit still going?
     
  20. rambler

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    Long gone.
     

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