Lifetime TiVo's still available. $49 + $299 for Lifetime..!

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  1. Oct 2, 2007 #1 of 64
    Adam1115

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    TydalForce

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    I was under the impression that the Lifetime would only work on Brand New Humax DVD models; refurbs are (likely) previously-activated and wouldn't qualify
     
  3. Oct 2, 2007 #3 of 64
    Adam1115

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    Not according to the link I posted...

     
  4. Oct 2, 2007 #4 of 64
    jtlytle

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    LIFETIME SERVICE STILL AVAILABLE ON HUMAX DRT400 FROM WEAKNEES!

    TiVo has previously announced that it stopped selling product lifetime service on TiVo DVRs. There is a little-known exception to this rule: Certain Humax DVRs with a built-in DVD recorder ARE STILL ELIGIBLE for $299 product lifetime service, due to a special agreement between Humax and TiVo.

    weaKnees new and refurbished Humax DRT400 units qualify for TiVo product lifetime service. To order service, simply buy a weaKnees DRT400 (new or factory recertified, any capacity), and then call TiVo at 877-FOR-TIVO after you receive your Humax DVR from weaKnees. Tell TiVo that you have a Humax and give them the first three digits from your 15-digit TiVo Service Number. TiVo will then ask for your credit card number, will charge you $299, and will set you up with service. WE GUARANTEE IT.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2007 #5 of 64
    lessd

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    Will they also guarantee the rebate on a refurbished unit ???

    From the rebate form

    Not valid for pre-owned, second party, demo, or display DVRs. Not valid on DIRECTV DVR with TiVo service. $150 rebate valid only on TiVo Service
    Numbers (TSN) starting with 264, 275, 565, 590, 595, 649. $170 rebate amount valid only on TiVo Service Numbers (TSN) starting with 540. (7) To receive rebate,
    mail completed Rebate Form (available at www.tivo.com/rebate) dated receipt
     
  6. Oct 3, 2007 #6 of 64
    RoyK

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    The following is in a box at the top of the Weaknees page linked to:

    "Humax Update Oct, 2007:

    Get Product Lifetime TiVo Service on any Humax TiVo from weaKnees (new or refurbished)! We guarantee it. Click here for details.'
     
  7. Oct 3, 2007 #7 of 64
    Adam1115

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    Look at the link I posted.

    They say you can get the rebate..

     
  8. Oct 3, 2007 #8 of 64
    petew

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    The Humax DRT 400 is a 595 TSN, therefore the rebate should be available.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2007 #9 of 64
    StrynBean

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    Thats great! I just wish they had a dual tuner.
     
  10. reflxshn

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    If the refurb dies, what happens to the lifetime?
     
  11. cr33p

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    Usually it dies with the unit unless under warranty and since it is not on a monthly contracted bill it would be whatever the manufacturer warranty or resellers is.
     
  12. alansh

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    However, the #1 failure is a bad hard drive, which can be replaced without affecting your lifetime status.
     
  13. niketoan

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    the garet post!
     
  14. bicker

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    Does anyone EVER "guarantee" a rebate? :confused:
     
  15. koponen

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    this is good news. i have a built-in dvd recorder from humax.
    i'll probably confirm this with TiVo.
     
  16. petew

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    Be aware that the Lifetime exception only applies to units that have never been activated. So you can't lifetime unit that's already in service.
     
  17. Cigar Dan

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    I just had a lifetime unit die (AT&Tivo box). I paid Tivo $150, and they sent me a refurbed Humax S2 and transferred the lifetime to it. I put my dead unit in the box they the Humax came in and sent it back to them (UPS prepaid).

    Easy as pie.
     
  18. sushikitten

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    UMF! UMF! UMF!

    I know nothing about these DVD units - any quick comments as I start a search?
     
  19. WhiskeyTango

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    I've got a DRT800 with Lifetime (80 hr instead of 40 hr unit) that I've had since 2004 and its worked great for me. There have been some problems that people have had with the DVD burner failing during burns turning DVD-R's into coasters. I've only had this happen maybe two times. Other than that its been great, I might buy another one of these that are on sale.
     
  20. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com TCF Club

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    Anyone looked at the rebate? It says up to $170 - $150 for a dual tuner and $170 for a regular (and they list corresponding service numbers for both). :confused:
     

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