Lifetime and Drive Replacement

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Marty1781, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Marty1781

    Marty1781 Member

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    On the Premieres (specifically the Elite), is the serial number Tivo uses to track your subscription on the hard drive or on the motherboard? I was considering purchasing an Elite with lifetime service but was wondering what would happen if the hard drive failed, the unit was out of warranty, and I replaced the hard drive myself? Would the new drive be associated with the previously purchased lifetime service or would I have to repurchase the lifetime service?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Its on a chip on the motherboard.
     

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