Longest Running TiVo

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

  1. notanonymus

    notanonymus New Member

    May 4, 2012
    Pacific NW


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

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

    Feb 13, 2000
    TiVo Town
    So, who will be the first to be on Pawn Stars? :D
  3. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    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....

    Oct 31, 2007
    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

    Jan 31, 2002


    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

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    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

    ltxi New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    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)

    Jan 2, 2001
    Renton, WA
    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

    Apr 27, 2002
    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

    Techguy9707 New Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    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

    Jun 16, 2001
    Austin, Texas
    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

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    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

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    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.


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