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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jkalnin, Oct 11, 2007.
THANK YOU TIVO!
So the inevitable questions:
1) Do you have to buy a TivoHD through Tivo.com?
2) Will they allow a lifetime transfer to a Series 3 instead?
Exactly what I was wondering. Tivo is only like $240 at the jungle. I would definitely do that now if possible.
Hmm. Transfer for $199 (the last offer was for $299) -- and I wonder what's coming out the day after the offer expires? (TiVo HD was launched the day after the last offer expired.)
I'd love to get rid of my S1, but I don't think I'm likely to have a spare $500 in the next few weeks...
2007 TiVo® HD Product Lifetime Transfer Offer
This 2007 TiVo® HD Product Lifetime Transfer Offer (the Offer) is only available for a limited time, while supplies last, from October 11, 2007 to November 8, 2007. TiVo reserves the right to terminate this promotion at any time, for any reason. Please read all eligibility requirements carefully.
Offer permits the transfer of an eligible (as defined below) Product Lifetime Subscription for $199 plus applicable taxes only to a new TiVo® HD DVR purchased from www.tivo.com/HDservicetransfer between October 11, 2007 to November 8, 2007 (a "Qualifying DVR").
Transfer of an eligible (as defined below) Product Lifetime Subscription to a a Qualifying DVR is required by 12/8/2007 by calling TiVo Customer Support at (877) 367-8486 between 7AM and 8PM PST.
Product Lifetime Subscriptions eligible to be transferred to a Qualifying DVR pursuant to this Offer must be (1) activated prior to October 1, 2003 and (2) not have been previously transferred pursuant to any prior transfer offer from TiVo.. Only registered account owners of a Product Lifetime Subscription may transfer such Product Lifetime Subscription to the Qualifying DVR specified above in conjunction with this offer. DirectTV DVRs with TiVo service not eligible for offer.
Once the Product Lifetime Subscription is transferred to the Qualifying DVR, the original DVR will automatically be activated for a free twelve (12) month pre-paid TiVo service subscription. All terms and conditions for a twelve (12) month prepaid subscription will apply. At the end of twelve (12) month free subscription, you will be automatically rolled to then-applicable monthly rate. The twelve (12) month free subscription is not transferable to another party.
Only one transfer per eligible Product Lifetime Subscription.
TiVo Service 30 day Money Back Guarantee does not apply to this offer. There are NO returns, refunds, or exchanges in connection with this offer except as otherwise permitted pursuant to the DVR's manufacturer warranty. This offer is not elgible for multi-service discount.
No Product Lifetime Subscription transfers will be made pursuant to this Offer after 12/08/2007.
Both DVRs will be activated once this process is complete, but the contract information may take up to 60 days or more to be reflected on the DVR or "Manage My Account".
The terms of the TiVo Service Agreement apply to this offer, along with the other terms and conditions listed at www.tivo.com/policies. In case of any discrepancies between those terms and these listed in this offer, the terms defined in this offer supersede those posted. Connection to TiVo service required via an existing phone line, or broadband connection and wired or wireless home network (Ethernet cable or compatible wireless network adapter required, sold separately).
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i am not a lifetime membership holder but does nobody else thinks its unfair to get charged for your lifetime subscription? I paid 300 for my hd tv and 300 for a 3 year sub. I really doubt i am gonna get more than 3 years out of the tivo especially with the state of SDV. Just my two cents but it seems like lifetime subscription looks less and less attractive
I purchased my TivoHD roughly 3 weeks ago and purchased service for 3 years @ $299. I'm currently on the phone with Tivo, but it looks like they are going to refund my $299 and allow me to transfer my old s1 lifetime membership to my TivoHD for $199. Win!
Did you purchase through Tivo or a retail outlet?
Just got off the phone with TiVo CSR.
You have to purchase the TiVoHD through the link provided in the email to qualify for the transfer.
Through amazon. I've been on hold for about 15 minutes however. I'll post when I know for certain.
Sorry, this DVR does not qualify. Check to make sure you entered the correct TiVo Service Number for this Tivo box.
To ensure your DVR's activation date is prior to October 1, 2003: Login to Manage My Account (www.tivo.com/mma) and click DVR Preferences, or click CLOSE to try again.
Personally I love it. I purchased my TiVo Series 2 back in 2003. Lifetime was $200 then too. Monthly service would have been $576(assuming you paid by month, I know there are cheaper deals). But I dont see myself moving from TiVoHD to another product for at least another 4 years. My only concern would be if TiVo were to close its doors.
Man what a bunch of crap, I should have known, im not one to usually whine because it was inevitable this would happen, but man I wish now I had waited.
<<Activated Prior to October 1, 2003>>
I wonder why they settled on that date. I have a S2 with lifetime service (TSN 540....), but the activation shows sometime in 2005. It has a lifetime, but it does not qualify for this deal.
I'm glad they have a verify the TSN function. Saves a lot of questions. I also have an old Sony SAT-T60 that I paid lifetime for. It's really old, like 2000-2001. I know that DTV/TiVo's don't qualify. But there was a very small window the last time they did transfers for S3 units that they accepted DTV/TiVo lifetime TSN's. I know this to be fact because I did this for my Mom's S3. She had an old SAT-T60 as well.
This is what I've been waiting for!
Oh wait! I don't have a high def TV.
I already transferred my S1 lifetime when I bought my S2. I'm SOL. Darn.
And of course this happens right after I sell my pre-10/1/2003 lifetime S2 TiVo and keep the post-10/1/2003 lifetime one...
(Not that it matters that much, as my remaining S2 is somewhere where I don't have plans to put an HDTV any time soon. Of course, there's the digital tuner that I'm going to need someday, but without CableCards (and the $7 or so monthly charge that goes with them, as I already have a pair in my S3), there's no channel guide data that maps the stations to the digital channel numbers, a digital tuner is not of much use at the moment.)
The lifetime service revenue is recognized over 4 years.
I think the consensus last time was that TiVo depreciates lifetime service over four years in their accounting, and that therefore, for the purposes of the bean counters, people who have had lifetime more than four years are costing TiVo money. So that's who they want extra money from. (The last offer also had a four-year cutoff.)
Ok, well finally off the phone. After about an hour on hold with various CSRs, I had my $299 3 year prepaid refunded, and my series 1 lifetime sub xferred to the TivoHD I bought at amazon last month.
The reps I talked to weren't familiar with the promo and had to go make some phone calls to find out about it. I don't think I was actually supposed to qualify not having bought the TivoHD FROM the tivo website, but they processed it anyway.
My TivoSD disappeared from my "Manage your account" page (I told him I didn't want the 12 months of free service since it sits in a closet), and the TivoHD shows up as having lifetime service.
YMMV, I don't think other people are going to have the luck I did, if they recently purchased a TivoHD from somewhere other than directly from Tivo