Is it worth it.

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by nhjacques, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. nhjacques

    nhjacques New Member

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    I have a series 2 Tivo with a lifetime subscription and have been offered by Tivo a new Tivo HD DVR for $299.00 and for another $199.00 they will transfer the lifetime subscription over to the new box. Plus they will keep the old box active for 12 months. It sounds like a good deal. Should I take it?
     
  2. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Do you have a HDTV? Or maybe plan to get one soon?

    If so, then I'd suggest that you go for it...
     
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    It really depends if your source is OTA or cable (real cable, or FIOS), and will be either for some time. If it is, got for the TiVoHD and Lifetime transfer.
     
  4. JPA2825

    JPA2825 Member

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    I believe I can get OTA HD. If so, will TiVo HD plug into a "HD ready" TV or do I need an HDTV w/ a Tuner built in?

    P.S. Why is this a better/worse deal based on whether I have OTA HD or Cable Co. HD as my source?
     
  5. txGeekGod

    txGeekGod New Member

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    Not sure about this part, but I expect the TiVo HD has an HDMI output.


    TiVo HD won't work with satellite systems.

    Bill
     
  6. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    The 'verse

    was your S2 subscribed with lifetime before 10/1/03? If not, you can't transfer your lifetime subscription.

    the small print on the offer:
    * Terms and restrictions apply. See full offer for details. Only Product Lifetime Subscriptions activated prior to October 1, 2003 and not previously transferred are eligible for this Offer.
     
  7. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

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    What a confusing post. :confused:

    Yes, the Tivo acts as your tuner, so an HDTV monitor is all that you need.

    I'm assuming you were asking about terrestrial based OTA and not satellite, since that never came up. Picture quality is a toss up - some stations provide cable their full feed, then compress their OTA signal so that they can offer different subchannels. Other stations provide the full up signal OTA, but have their station compressed by the cable operator. Either way, the difference is usually slight, and OTA is free (as long as you're in a location that will get it).
     
  8. tivobw

    tivobw Member

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    I think it's worth it. But I'm a hardcore Tivo fan. :)
     
  9. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    It is worth it only if your Series 2 meets the in service requirements.
     

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