New Tivo Price Plans - No More Lifetime + Responses to Summary

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by lajohn27, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Mar 8, 2006 #81 of 1393
    ducker

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    How will this effect a lifetime box if the hardware of the box itself fails??? "DVR is replaced due to a malfunction covered by the manufacturer's warranty"

    Will that still carry forward?

    If a 540-0040 box dies next year due to a hardware malfunction... What would happen???
     
  2. Mar 8, 2006 #82 of 1393
    davezatz

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    Does this mean the only box you can buy for the near future is the 80 Hour model? No more burner models?
     
  3. Mar 8, 2006 #83 of 1393
    cpersson

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    (Unfortunately) great time to short TiVo's stock.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2006 #84 of 1393
    astroglide

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    if i told you that i was going to shoot you in a month, and then showed up 30 days later with a gun would you no longer be upset because you saw it coming?

    congratulations on your prediction. regardless of its forecasting, as a s2/lifetime owner who was planning on buying an s3/lifetime the moment it came out, i am thoroughly disappointed with this announcement.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2006 #85 of 1393
    Spire

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    I have five S1 boxes with five lifetime subscriptions, and I was looking forward to buying several S3 boxes with lifetime subscriptions.

    Now that the S3 boxes aren't going to be offered with lifetime subscriptions, I'm going to have to seriously reconsider sticking with TiVo at all.

    Ugh.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2006 #86 of 1393
    juststained

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    No more burner models and no more 40 hours once current stock is gone.


    Only 80's and the dual tuner models we are all waiting for.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2006 #87 of 1393
    lajohn27

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    Dave - numerous places in this thread - it states that boxes will still be available at retail with different pricing plans. I would presume that means a variety of boxes will be available.

    Justained - where'd you get that info?

    J
     
  8. Mar 8, 2006 #88 of 1393
    eric23

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    Well here in the UK, I've been paying £10/month subscription for a Series 1 box for nearly five years! Yes, I must be crazy. I'm starting to come to that conclusion anyway.

    The reason I've been paying a monthly subscription and not a lifetime? UK subscribers have had our hopes kept up by TiVo staff that a Series 2 box would eventually make its way to the UK. Four years later, we're still waiting! So I hadn't moved over to a lifetime, because I didn't want to waste my money on a Series 1 lifetime.

    I'm sorry to raise this in this thread, I realise it's slightly off-topic, but it is related.

    It seems that TiVo are alienating many subscribers in the US now by getting rid of the lifetime plan. I understand that there are probably reasons for having to turn to an ongoing revenue stream (by getting rid of the lifetime plan). But...

    There are a growing number of UK subscribers who are starting to feel alienated. The reason for this, however, is quite different. There are thousands of people in the UK who would jump at the chance to move over to a Series 2 box. Now that HD is being launched in the UK, even more would jump at a Series 3 HD box. But TiVo have abandoned us here in the UK. We don't have any of the amazing software updates you have seen in the US in the last four years. TiVo pays Tribune and Sky to keep us fed with EPG data and supported. TiVo doesn't have an awful lot to do with the UK anymore.

    Since TiVoPony and E. Stephen Mack seem to be reading this thread (and it feels that our UK board doesn't get visits from TiVo staff anymore), please can I ask you guys to come over to this thread and let us know for once and for all - ARE TIVO FINISHED WITH THE UK MARKET?
     
  9. Mar 8, 2006 #89 of 1393
    jjamezz

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    No Lifetime... then No New Tivo's for me ....nor for those I buy for!

    Tivo corp types - please think this over!!
     
  10. Mar 8, 2006 #90 of 1393
    twassel

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    I think Tivo is making a huge mistake. And let me see if I understand this: I can pay $12.95 a month, and that includes the box (which I assume Tivo will send me and will replace if it goes bad, like my cable company does with its box), or I can buy my own box at retail, and still pay the same $12.95? Why in God's name would that make sense? If I buy my own box I should at least get a discount on the monthly fee. And no second box discount? Absurd. Even the cable company offers multiple boxes for a couple of dollars a month. I'm glad I have my lifetime service (new subscriber within the last month). I was considering a second box, but not at $12.95 a month.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2006 #91 of 1393
    lajohn27

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    twassel - did you even read the first post or any subsequent posts in this thread?

    Regardless.. if you get a second box right before next week, you can get the multi service discount on it of 6.95 a month.

    J
     
  12. Mar 8, 2006 #92 of 1393
    gastrof

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    Well, that finishes it for me.

    I'll never get a Series 3 now. :(
     
  13. Mar 8, 2006 #93 of 1393
    Turtleboy

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    It's not like you ever subscribed (lifetime or otherwise) before. :rolleyes:

    (Oy, here comes the nasty PM again).
     
  14. Mar 8, 2006 #94 of 1393
    davevt98

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    This idea seems awful!!

    It looks like you wont be able to upgrade their units because it will likely void any warranty and will be forced to pay for box whatever price Tivo puts on it.

    I am currently going to lifetime my boxes since ebay prices will be very high for lifetime boxes once this news is widespread.

    Tivo's price structure has always been a mystery. They keep altering their prices in an attempt to find something that works. I hope this works for them but it does not seem like it.
     
  15. Mar 8, 2006 #95 of 1393
    Test

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    man, i hate paying monthly bills...soooooooooo many monthly bills...thats why i got lifetime on all my tivos...

    nowadays it seems that every company wants to keep hold of you for eeeeever by locking you into some kind of contract or service agreement that keeps draining your pocket on a monthly basis...now the price has gone up...

    how many things do you pay for in a month? think about it, then think about recording your tv shows...how important

    BUT

    if the S3 is free i'll try it out for a year...maybe
     
  16. Mar 8, 2006 #96 of 1393
    JYoung

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    I'm also very disappointed that the Lifetime option is going away.

    And looking at the new price structure, it seems to me that it's very similar to Replay's old pricing structure and look how well that went.
     
  17. Mar 8, 2006 #97 of 1393
    twassel

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    To lajohn27: yes I read all the posts. What's your point, or don't you have one?
     
  18. Mar 8, 2006 #98 of 1393
    danieljanderson

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    You would pay 16.95 and TiVo will send you the box. At 12.95, you need to buy your own.
     
  19. Mar 8, 2006 #99 of 1393
    MikeMar

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    What about this situation.

    I have 2 tivo's. 1 lifetime, 1 montly (6.95) My girlfriend has 1 tivo on monthly, 1 year commit ends in September. We are going to live together starting in August. Will I be able to add her tivo to mine at 6.95? or will it have to be at 12.95 or more?

    Cause we do NOT need 3 tivo's and TiVo will ose 6.95 a month from us, and I highly doubt I will ever buy Tivo again if there is multi discount.

    -Worst move ever (by tivo)
     
  20. Mar 8, 2006 #100 of 1393
    lajohn27

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    My point was that you had the pricing completely wrong and the answers to your questions were provided within the posts in this thread.

    That's my point. :) Are you sure you read it?
     

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