Extended Warranty

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by dexterdog, May 19, 2011.

  1. dexterdog

    dexterdog New Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    Read the fine print for the three year extended warranty. The first time you use it your warranty is over.
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Yep. Another poster found out the hard way a while back.

    Did you find out the hard way too?
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    The same thing happens at some retailers if the unit is replaced instead of repaired. It's all in the fine print.

    This was known about the Premiere warranty when they were first released.

    I got extended warranties on all mine since the cost was low and the boxes were new. Plus they were transferable so it helped with the resale value on the three Premieres I sold.
  4. 36446

    36446 New Member

    May 19, 2011
  5. VideoRoy

    VideoRoy Member

    May 17, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I just picked up the Premiere today and still trying to get it running (hour 3 of service updates) and I was wondering about the extended warranty as well.

    I typically never get the warranty especially on a $99 box but since I bought the lifetime service I think I would be screwed if my Tivo died since it does not seem I could transfer the lifetime service. At least that is what the fine print says.

    Does this seem correct?
  6. VideoRoy

    VideoRoy Member

    May 17, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Answered my own question. The unit failed out of the box so warranty is necessary.
  7. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    I hope you meant to say that the extended warranty is not necessary.
  8. jenz

    jenz New Member

    Sep 19, 2009
    My experience, make sure to use the warranty for any problems in the first year instead of the extended warranty. I had a looping box but was after 90 days but by simply being nice with the agent, he provided a replacement under the original warranty preserving my extended warranty.

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