Mirror fees?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by takeagabu, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. takeagabu

    takeagabu New Member

    Oct 7, 2007


    Can someone explain to me what exactly the mirror fee is (is it for hardware or some subscription?) and exactly whether or why I would need it?

    I have Tivo HD and TWC in NYC

    I spent hours on the phone with TW and nobody I talked to knew anything. And this is the third time ive explicitly ask, "so all i have to pay is $xx.xx" and even though they said yes, I end up paying more.

  2. jbernardis

    jbernardis Active Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    Princeton NJ
    In directv parlance, a mirroring fee is what you pay to receive your subscribed package on a second receiver. If you want it on a third receiver, you pay a mirroring fee for that one as well. Since directv moved to a leased receiver model, they generally do not charge mirroring fees anymore - just receiver lease fees. From my experience, this is the way cable companies operate too - they charge you a monthly fee and call it a receiver lease fee - not a mirroring fee - but it amounts to the same thing.
  3. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

    Oct 31, 2003
    Potato and pen.

    This sounds like it's NOT a TiVo question, but is rather something you need to talk to your cable company about.

    TiVo does charge a fee for an extra TiVo on your account (usually, if not always, lower than the regular fee), but again, this sounds like it's a Time Warner quesiton which this forum isn't for. (You mention talking to TW, but don't actually say it's them who are billing you a "mirror fee".)

    Maybe the general chit-chat forum here on this website?
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    It could be you have two cablecards, or a cable box also., any which need authorized, the first with your cable TV packages, the any more you pay a small fee for.

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