I'm want to buy three Lifetime Tivos on eBay

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Proszell, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY


    I have a Lifetime Series 3 (with OLED), unmodified (stock HD), for sale too. Haven't put it up on ebay yet.

    It's in great condition, I never had any problems with it. I just upgraded to a Premiere a month or so ago.

    Contact me if interested! :)
  2. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    I agree... I just switched from original S3 to Premiere and the Premiere with HD is faster than the S3 running SD.

    One reason I waited to upgrade to the Premiere was complaints about the HDUI but they seemed to go away with the latest UI update.

    I'm quite happy with the HDUI speed.
  3. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
  4. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Your net connection might have something to do with that snappy HDUI performance. I've read that if the network connection is slow or flakey the HDUI lags waiting for the content from the network.

    (Which seems like a bad design to me; why not load instantly and fill in the downloaded crap if and when it arrives? But a fast stable net connection would mask that kind of design limitation)
  5. fasTLane

    fasTLane Member

    Nov 25, 2005


    So the HDUI is a no go unless you have a network setup?
  6. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    Effectively yes. You need a network connection either wifi or Ethernet for the HDUI to work as designed. You can use the SDUI on the Premier without a network connection just as with the S3 models.
  7. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    I have a home network and my S2s and S3 and various computers can see each other on it with the cable modem turned off or disconnected from the router.

    To be nitpicky about it, the HDUI is a no-go without an Internet connection.

    You could probably hook it straight to a cable or DSL modem's Ethernet jack, possibly needing a crossover cable to do so, if nothing else in the house needs internet access, although since you're here that's probably not the case.

    But that's the deal with the HDUI, it has to be talking to TiVo's servers all the time.

    Which puts you at the mercy of TiVo not ever having server problems.
  8. pdhenry

    pdhenry Ruthless

    Feb 27, 2005
    Not necessarily. If lifetime was purchased for that TiVo using MSD that TiVo doesn't qualify for MSD on other TiVos.

    Since my original LT is a Series 2 I know to be very careful with it.

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