HD Upgrade + Lifetime transfer!!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jkalnin, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Oct 13, 2007 #81 of 150
    MickeS

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    Exactly how did they fool you? By giving you what you paid for? By not offering LT transfer to the Series 3 again?
     
  2. Oct 14, 2007 #82 of 150
    BearXOX

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    I have an S2 Humax, it is not eligible for transfer, I had bought the Tivo HD on amazon about a month ago. I just bought lifetime off of Ebay for $459, hopefully it will work out, my other Tivo is already 3 years old and paid for itself. This one should as well, since I hate the monthly fees.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2007 #83 of 150
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    We do know for sure that the hardware in an S3 will support M-card. TiVo has promised an update to enable M-card on the S3.

    The only thing we do not have on this is a timetable for enabling M-card on the S3.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2007 #84 of 150
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    This excludes me as well.

    Maybe I'll just wait for the Series IV to come out. :p
     
  5. Oct 15, 2007 #85 of 150
    Natron

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    Greater...

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    I took the plunge and bought two TiVoHD's. This will be my 6th and 7th ones. I heard on your tenth you get a toaster oven.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2007 #86 of 150
    jtweeks

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    I've been using my series 1 (w/lifetime) in the spare bedroom for years - now I guess that room will get my series 2 (w/lifetime). Hopefully we can keep leap-frogging as new series come out. I'm excited! :)
     
  7. Oct 16, 2007 #87 of 150
    wdwms

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    A few questions now that you have 7 Tivos.
    1. How many TVs do you have?
    2. How much TV do you watch?
     
  8. Oct 16, 2007 #88 of 150
    Bob LaPierre

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    I hate to say this L, but if you were one of the "faithful early-adopters", you would have went:

    S1 lifetime -> S2 lifetime -> S3 lifetime (back in december)

    Just like I did.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2007 #89 of 150
    Natron

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    Currently I watch 2 TiVo's S2 single tuners. The S2's are on a lifetime upgrade and I gave away the original S1's. One is still being used and the other has not been hooked up.

    I bought a S2 for my parents but they went to Japan so it is not being used. My parents are coming back to the States in Jan 08. The new 2 TiVoHD's are going to replace the S2's. I am probably going to find the S2's a good home with friends.

    I probably watch a couple of hours of TV on the weekdays.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2007 #90 of 150
    wdwms

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    Ok ok.. *whew*... i thought you meant you had 7 currently in use at your home..

    Hwe've had 3.. S1, S3 lifetime and HD lifetime.. the S1 lifetime was just xferred to the HD and will be shutdown shortly...

    I do have a lifetime S2 here that I got off craigslist for $50. Throwing that on eBay later today to assit paying for the HD..

    -t
     
  11. Oct 16, 2007 #91 of 150
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    I have 7 TiVo DVRs as well - not that common but not that rare
    1 is at Sister in law's house - they have a new baby:)
    1 is a lifetime 240 I have on to provide MSD (lifetime is only 3 1/2 years old :mad: )

    SD H400 in bonus room for kids
    TiVo HD in bedroom with LCD
    main TV downstairs is still a tube SD set so
    2 S2 DT DVRs and one RS TX 20 ToshiVo. DTs have 800gig between them
    This gives me 5 tuners for all the new shows. I just record them all and will get around to watchng them as we see fit. Some we watch when they come on, others are on standby and I might watch the whole season in the summer.

    Having a lot of TiVo DVRs means having a lot of tuners,
    give them big hard drives and then
    it does not mean having to watch a lot of TV each night
    - it means having a lot of TV to watch whenever.
     
  12. Oct 16, 2007 #92 of 150
    wdwms

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    So in your house you have 6... 6 x and average of 35 watts = 210 watts. That equals about 5.04 KWHs per day, or 1839.6 per year. Multiply that by your electric rate, (here in NH it is $0.155) and thats $285 a year to run 6 tivos. OUCH!
     
  13. Oct 16, 2007 #93 of 150
    jkalnin

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    Did anyone verify if you can order the HDTivo box off Amazon.com or do you need to get it from Tivo? I've seen conflicting reports, so I'd love to know if anyone has an official word on this.
     
  14. Oct 16, 2007 #94 of 150
    wdwms

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    I picked up a TivoHd at Circuit City over the weekend... Called them on Saturday and said "My TivoHD has arrived and I'd like to do the lifetime xfer"... done deal 5 minutes later...
     
  15. Oct 16, 2007 #95 of 150
    david4788

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    Hang on there!! They let you pick them up??? They told me they had to come out plus an install charge plus a small fee for the second card. How did you work that deal????
     
  16. Oct 17, 2007 #96 of 150
    jkalnin

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    I know Comcast wanted to charge me for the cable card (like $5 a month) when I called just feeling them out - how do you swing getting them for free? You must have to get the right CSR in a good mood.
     
  17. Oct 18, 2007 #97 of 150
    Popasmurf

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    Not quite true Bob. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have done this when it was offered for the S3, and would again give my left foot to do it now, but some of us have limited funds, and would rather put clothes on my 18 month old than pay $400 right now...

    I'll get the HD sometime next year, but will probably have to do an MSD transfer from my 1 current S2 that is MSD.


     
  18. Oct 18, 2007 #98 of 150
    ken8th

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    Should I do this. Last week I just bought a 500GB Seagate for my series 2. So, I just plopped down $200? Is it worth it to get $500 deeper to upgrade? That would be a total of $700 invested this month on Tivo! ah.
    Ken
     
  19. Oct 18, 2007 #99 of 150
    EdAtlanta

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    I have a S2 and it was activated with lifetime service well before the 2003 date. But my problem is that I have DirecTV and will never have cable. I would love to make this upgrade to the HD since I have a new HD tv, but their footnotes say the HD won't work with satellite. Are there any options for me? Thanks. Ed
     
  20. ozbone

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    I transferred my first Tivo, a standalone Series1 with Lifetime, to my daughter. I currently have a pair of Series2s, both with Lifetime, and an HD. However, neither of my S2s meet the date cut-off, while the S1 does. I'm thinking of transferring the S1 back to me, giving my daughter one of the S2s in exchange, and then getting a second HD and transferring the S1 Lifetime to it. Does this sound do-able ?
     

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