Is it time to buy a Series 3?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Sadara, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Jun 4, 2007 #1 of 92
    Sadara

    Sadara huh?

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    I haven't been watching Series 3 prices, until lately. I noticed today that the price is now 699, instead of 899 and the monthly fee is 16.95 per month or there are prepay options. But, the 699 vs the 899 is VERY tempting. Has anyone else been watching the pricing? Is this as good as it's going to get?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Jun 4, 2007 #2 of 92
    TexasAg

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  3. Jun 4, 2007 #3 of 92
    alyssa

    alyssa Active Member

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    plus with the backdoor eSATA port enabled, it's like, WOW, too much space
    <grin, there's never too much hd space>
     
  4. Jun 4, 2007 #4 of 92
    GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

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    Plus you can get it for $599 before rebate, not $699 (and it started at only $799).

    S3 for $400 is the way to go.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2007 #5 of 92
    rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    S3 - $599 - 200(rebate) = $399

    Prepay 3yrs of service @ $299 = $8.31/mo
     
  6. Jun 8, 2007 #6 of 92
    braggo

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    I have been thinking about buying an S3 as well due to the price drop. Is it worth it even without HD (I live in the boondocks). I do have digital cable though and I'm currently using a cable card in my TV.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2007 #7 of 92
    osterber

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    I just picked one up. I have SD television but plan to shortly make the jump. Comcast comes this afternoon with cablecards. [crosses fingers]

    (I'm upgrading from a Sony series 1 Tivo.)

    -Rick
     
  8. Jun 8, 2007 #8 of 92
    JPA2825

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    I currently have 3 S2s in use (2 @ 140 hrs & 1 #@ 40 hrs.). The 40 hr. is on lifetime and the other 2 are $6.95/mo.

    I also have the local cable HD Box (Motorola dual tuner approx. 17 hrs.) which costs $12.95/mo.

    If I were to go for the S3, I'd shell out $399 for the hardware (after rebate). What would be my payment options on the monthly fee? Could I still get MSD for $6.95/mo. based on having the lifetime and the 2 140s? If not, what would my options be?

    I'd probably take 1 of the 140s out of service (save $6.95/mo.). I could also substitute 2 cable cards for the Moto ($12.95/mo. less 2x ~$3/mo.).

    I do have an HD TV that the Moto box is on and the S3 would be on.

    Any thoughts on my best course of action?
     
  9. Jun 8, 2007 #9 of 92
    dig_duggler

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    I absolutely love my s3.

    I am also slowly becoming convinced there is a good chance that SDV will render the s3 limited in what HD channels I receive in the next year or so (I am in a mid-size market).

    Just keep it in mind when making the plunge.
     
  10. Granzella

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    Yes, you would get the MSD for $6.95.
     
  11. SugarBowl

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    I'm sure someone around here has been watching.
     
  12. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Unless you go with FIOS, in which case SDV is irrelevent and you get lots more HD right away.
     
  13. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

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    Seriously, do you work for Verizon?
     
  14. dig_duggler

    dig_duggler Member

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    Put it in my area and I'm there. Unfortunately, FIOS is not available in many markets.
     
  15. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    Nope... I just love their product.

    Verios FIOS Internet + Verizon FIOS TV + Tivo S3 = TV utopia

    I've been waiting for ~3 years for this combo, and it's finally all here for me (as of last week). Yay me.
     
  16. askewed

    askewed Snoogins

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    +1
     
  17. TexasAg

    TexasAg New Member

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  18. gwsat

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    FIOS would be a very interesting option for me because, like Verizon’s FIOS service in some markets, Cox OKC provides my cable TV, high speed Internet, and telephone service, all three. It would be refreshing if Cox had to compete with somebody who could furnish all three services and would not disable my S3 with SDV. Alas, FIOS is not available in OKC. Maybe someday.
     
  19. rainwater

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  20. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    I might have to buy a Series 3 now... and since I'd use it for OTA HD only, SDV doesn't really matter.
     

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