General Q about the Subscription Upgrade path to Premiere from HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by GPT999, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. GPT999

    GPT999 New Member

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    So, is it true when my current yearly subscription for my HD tivo expires, the nice upgrade path of Premiere for $200 and lifetime for $300 will go away? This offer is only good while I have an active subscription on my HD unit? I do have a Premiere currently as well. So once you stop a subscription on a unit, it no longer qualifies you for a better discount than someone buying a new unit? Thanks in advance...
     
  2. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

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    I think if you drop a subscription or sell a TiVo such that you have only one unit left with a subscription, you are no longer eligible for the multi-unit discount; and that makes sense to me. But if you buy (let's say) a lifetime TiVo HD and later a lifetime Premiere, then you sell or give away the TiVo HD leaving you with only one active TiVo, you may not be eligible for a multi-unit discount because only your first (primary?) unit counts toward that eligibility. Would the Premiere not count because I got a discount on its lifetime sub? If I paid what TiVo asked in each case, why should the order of the purchases matter?
     
  3. GPT999

    GPT999 New Member

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    After talking with Tivo, it appears this deal has nothing to do with my HD unit but the fact that I have Premiere unit. So in the future if I want a premiere I can get it for $99 and the lifetime for $399.

    I was just wondering if anyone has bought one at this price, seems to be the best price I can get one now with lifetime... I just don't need the second unit right now and want to wait to buy it. Guess the HD unit will be going up for sale...
     
  4. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I was told the same thing. Have a HD and a HD/XL box. They say either a new or refurbished Premiere could be purchased and add lifetime subscription fpr $399.

    I'm just not sure it is worth it because I suspect a new TiVo is forthcoming which will make the Premiere "old technology" per TiVo and some people here. I would hate to get a box and lifetime service that will not support any new software. (That is what happened when I purchased my HD boxes with the iPad app.)
     
  5. jbcheshire

    jbcheshire Member

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    A Premiere may be "old technology" when a new one is introduced but it has great features that caused me to buy two for my house....
     

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