HD Upgrade + Lifetime transfer!!!!

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  1. Oct 11, 2007 #21 of 150
    wickerbill

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    The Series 3 lifetime transfer offer did not have a cutoff. I guess I should have transferred lifetime off of one of my series 2 tivos last year for that and I could have used my series 1 lifetime for this offer.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2007 #22 of 150
    ADent

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    Sweet. My S1 w/lifetime has been sitting in the basement for 3 years. Sounds like it is time to fire it up and transfer to TiVo HD.

    I guess this means the CC2.0 unit will be coming out soon. Seems like everytime they offer one of these deals about a month later something cooler comes along.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2007 #23 of 150
    L

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    Great. Way to exclude your faithful early-adopters. :( S1 lifetime -> S2 lifetime -> competitor's product.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2007 #24 of 150
    jfh3

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    For those of you lamenting that you don't have an HD TV yet, note that the Tivo HD works just fine with a regular TV ...
     
  5. Oct 11, 2007 #25 of 150
    Caris

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    Welll....the one I would transfer was bought Nov. 3rd 2003 :eek: . Looks like I have to wait for the next offer...

    I have an 80 hour I bought w/lifetime May 2003, and a 40 hour w/liftime November 2003.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2007 #26 of 150
    jfh3

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    So why not transfer the 80 hour S2? Are you really going to use that for more than another year?
     
  7. Oct 11, 2007 #27 of 150
    MickeS

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    Cool... gonna have to think about this one. Seems like an attractive offer right now, SDV or not.

    And for TiVo it's a no-brainer of course - get paid twice for lifetime sub and get one more HD unit out the door.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2007 #28 of 150
    MickeS

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    From megazone's blog: http://www.tivolovers.com/2007/10/11/transfer-lifetime-to-a-new-tivo-hd-for-199/

    "Why October 1, 2003? TiVo amortizes lifetime subscriptions over 4 years. Any lifetime subscription activated after then is still active on their books as revenue."
     
  9. Oct 11, 2007 #29 of 150
    d_anders

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  10. Oct 11, 2007 #30 of 150
    LisaD

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    :) I actually have a Sony S1 with Lifetime bought in 2002. Been using the comcast version.
    I so miss the little antennae guy and the bloop bloop bloop sounds. I want Tivo2Go bad...... Missed out on the recently closed lifetime transfer.... Hmmmmm........ Me thinks we'll be coming back home to Tivo.

    Now to decide which of the 2 units to go with. This is awesome.
     
  11. Oct 11, 2007 #31 of 150
    jkalnin

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    My Tivo qualifies for the transfer! YAY!!!
    I told my wife about the deal and she said, "Well, I guess we have to do it."
    Did I marry the right woman or what?
    Getting the Tivo was her idea in the first place.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2007 #32 of 150
    MickeS

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    I wonder if they'd go for this: I buy a new TiVoHD from them, but instead of putting Lifetime on that, ask them if they would put the lifetime on my existing Series 3 instead? :) Shouldn't matter to them, really... right?
     
  13. Oct 11, 2007 #33 of 150
    mattack

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  14. Oct 11, 2007 #34 of 150
    wdwms

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    This one is a no-brainer for us...

    First we already have an S3 that has lifetime. My mothers old S1 modem died and she has an S2 so we xferred the lifetime back in May to our S3.

    We have an S1 dating back to March 3, 2001 with lifetime
    and an S2 with lifetime we bought off of craigslist last week for $50 (steal of the year!)

    We only use two tivos, so what we are doing is getting the TivoHD, xferring the S1 lifetime to the TivoHD. Then we'll put the S2 on eBay, which I'll upgrade to 200+ hours with some spare drives. That should bring in about $400 or so, based on current eBay trends.
    So $300 for the TivoHD, $200 lifetime xfer, $50 for the S2 = $550. Subtract out $400 from the sale of the S2, and it's costing me $150..

    We'll shutdown the S1 for good, no use for 3 machines in our household...
     
  15. Oct 11, 2007 #35 of 150
    mute

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  16. Oct 11, 2007 #36 of 150
    BrianHutchison

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    only downside of this offer for me is that they don't have have Multi-Room Viewing yet enabled on the Tivo HD. They're FAQ says they'll do it at some point.

    Anyone know when they'll have that? That's a big deal for how we use it.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2007 #37 of 150
    mazman

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  18. Oct 12, 2007 #38 of 150
    MickeS

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    HDTiVo, I'm waiting for your take on this. :)
     
  19. Oct 12, 2007 #39 of 150
    bakk

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew, that since it says on the offer details

    "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."

    Does that mean, if I buy an old Series 1 with lifetime service on craigslist, can I change who the registered account owner is to myself and then transfer it to a new TivoHD? If so how do I do this? Do i need the person I buy it from to do it for me? Any help would be great!

    Thanks!
     
  20. Oct 12, 2007 #40 of 150
    macrho

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    Thank you TiVo!!!! I placed my order last night and will schedule my cable card install next week

    THANK YOU!!! [i did miss the fine print and originally ordered through amazon for $249, but promptly canceled and went through tivo.com]

    TiVo for the price I want -- cheers!
     

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