Is TiVo still honoring grandfathered lifetime transfers?

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  1. eisenb11

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    Curious - does anyone know if TiVo is still honoring the 1-time lifetime transfer on grandfathered Series 1 units?

    I still have one that I had in storage that was activated before the terms had changed way back when.
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    Call them and find out.
     
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  3. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    Keep it active and see what they do around Christmas. Highly doubt they'll just do something for you put of nowhere, but another holiday is around the corner, and why wouldn't they try something to get rid of more old boxes they can forget about supporting.

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  4. eisenb11

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    Just curious for now as I'm not ready yet to replace it.
     
  5. MScottC

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    How are you using an all analog (input/ouput) TiVo in what I presume is now an all digital TV world?
     
  6. dbpaddler

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    He did say it was in storage.

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  7. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    I'd be concerned the further away we get from the original Tivo ownership that implemented the policy, there will no doubt come a day when they decide to not honor 20 year old agreements from multiple owners prior.
     
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  8. eisenb11

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    +1 :)

    Yeah, I’m worried about that as well - just hard to justify replacing the Roamio Pro while it’s still working perfectly.
     
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  9. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Except you're not, you're exchanging the unused S1 for in theory a new Edge, you can carry on and use both the Edge and the Roamio.
     
  10. dbpaddler

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    Did they even honor the S1's the last time they did the trade up deal? I feel like they were doing HD models through to the Premiers.

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  11. pfiagra

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    eisenb11 is referring to the special one time transfer of original “lifetime” contracts on S1 TiVos, not the trade-up deal.

    The “lifetime” contract with the original S1 was vague and wasn’t clear if it meant lifetime of the dvr or lifetime of the original owner. The agreement reached at that time was that TiVo would allow a one time transfer (for free) of lifetime service from an original lifetime S1 dvr to a new dvr.
     
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  12. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Well-Known Member

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    Ahh... I never bothered to remember as I always sold them on ebay when I upgraded. Think I have an old HD only because the hdmi died.

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  13. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    and it's very specific that it's only S1's activated/bought before a certain date in 2000 (I think that's the date, it might have been 2001)

    eta it's 1/21/2000
     
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    In a few (very specific) markets there were/are still a few (low powered) analogue transmitters broadcasting (typically very rural, community funded, volunteer operated, translators). So it is *possible*, even if highly unlikely.
     
  15. eisenb11

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    To quality for the lifetime transfer grandfather clause it's a very specific date range that would qualify.

    The TiVo Series 1 was released on 3/31/1999... to qualify, it had to be a lifetimed TiVo with a build date before 1/31/2000. So you only have like a 9 month window of applicable units.
     
  16. Wil

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    It was activation date, as I recall, but I don't remember the exact date. Some CSRs were real sticklers but some would give you a few months ("close enough"). I don't know if you could find one nowadays, or whether the offer even still exists.
     
  17. MScottC

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    I'm still running on that $200 lifetime license from November of 1999. Transferred from my Series 1 to my Roamio Pro.
     
  18. ncbill

    ncbill Active Member TCF Club

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    I keep my lifetime Series 2 plugged into the network in hopes it'll eventually result in a discounted transfer.
     
  19. shadowplay0918

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    I have 2 TivoHD's hooked up for the same reason. Sure the electricity they've used has exceeded the the credit I could receive.
     
  20. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    Firing them up every six months just long enough to establish contact would probably be good enough. Has been for past offers.
     
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