Longest Running TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by GeneD, May 18, 2011.

  1. notanonymus

    notanonymus New Member

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    Sony Sat-t60 running 100% from 2001 until yesterday.....see the thread on Sat-T60 not completing reboot, fails to finish downlaoding sattelite info!!!!
    JC
     
  2. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    So, who will be the first to be on Pawn Stars? :D
     
  3. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    I paid $99 for my first Tivo back around 2000. It was an original HDR112 and it was brand new. I believe it had a whopping 45GB of storage with dual hard drives (one 15GB + one 30GB) for about 40 hours of recording time. IIRC, this model originally retailed for $199, not $799.
     
  4. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    The only model I remember being $799 was the origional S3 just after release... I remember it - because I paid it! :)
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It was still $200 less than the DirecTV HDTiVo in 2004. I got those and the S3 boxes in 2006. Now for only $800 we can get a box with four tuners and lifetime service. I'm glad TiVos aren't as expensive as they used to be.
     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I really doubt that the HDR112 Tivo had an original retail price of $199. $799 seems more in line with what I was seeing when I was still dreaming about buying one as I stood in awe of the display at Best Buy every time I went there. It's even less likely that it was both brand new and had more than a single 15GB hd, it may have even been smaller.

    Plus, I've seen people here and in other forums say they spent $900 on their first S1 Tivo in 1999.
     
  7. ltxi

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    Sony S1 w/lifetime running since December 2000. On an upgraded drive since sometime in 2001. It's the basis for my MSD rates of $6.95 on my HDXLs
     
  8. Budget_HT

    Budget_HT Heavy User (of TiVo)

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    Bought my wife a DirecTiVo Sony SAT-T60 for Christmas 2000 and still going strong. Several others have come and gone since, all DirecTV.
     
  9. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

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    He pulled that out of somewhere, certainly not an accurate recollection. Retail for a Philips HDR112 was about $399 in 1999. I purchased one second hand with lifetime that had been purchased in Nov. 99 originally which made it eligible for a one time transfer which I used in 2009. Discounts from retail price were certainly common in 2000 so I don't doubt TiVos were purchased for $200. I bought my first TiVo, a Philips DSR6000 for DirecTV with a promotion for $199 in October 2000 and my used HDR112 after that for about the same price inclusive of the lifetime service. I still have both and both would work great if there was any service to use either with.
     
  10. Techguy9707

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    I don't remember all the boxes I have had over the years. I think I got my service in December 1999 but that machine had a power supply fail and later a HHD. I replaced it with a Weaknees machine and have since replaced that with my bother's older Phillips DSR6000R that he ran when he got his first account. I am now having issues getting it to update as it had been unplugged from the phone for over 2200 days according to the message I get everyday.

    My current machine is running Tivo v3.5 (no letters)
     
  11. redrouteone

    redrouteone This Space for Lease TCF Club

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    I have had a TiVo of some flavor since the fall of 2000. I've had a few of them.

    A Sony SAT T60 (It died)
    A Hughes Series 2 Direct TiVo (It died)
    A replacement Hughes Series 2 Direct TiVo (Gave it to my parents when I canceled DirectTV)
    A stand alone Series 2
    A Tivo HD. (It died after 3 weeks)
    A replcement TiVo HD

    I still have the TiVo HD, close to 5 years now. I never really thought about the service cost. Just did a quick back of the envelope calculation and I've spent about $1500 on TiVo service over the years. Never really thought about it, but $14/month adds up over time.

    Every once ince a while I think about replacing the TiVo HD with a premier and putting the TiVo HD in the bedroom. Maybe I should get lifetime service this time.
     
  12. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    There were a lot of TiVo's being sold for really, really low prices around that time, especially through Kmart store closing sales. I think I spent $79 for my brand new Philips 212 series 1.
     
  13. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Kmart's were closing and selling TiVo's really cheap in 2002. That's when we picked up our second one as well for $99 May 2002). Lifetime had gone up to $249 by then.

    I don't know what my wife paid for our Sony S1 in June 2000 but I know it was pretty expensive and $299 sounds about right. I remember thinking she spent way too much for Father's Day and I know I bought the lifetime for $199.

    Scott
     

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