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  1. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    Will Tivo take payment using a check card?
     
  2. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Does it have a visa/mastercard logo on it? If not you can get a prepaid credit card.
     
  3. ajwees41

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    I think it does. If it is a Visa or Mastercard check card Tivo should take it right?

    I am think of getting a TivoHD from bestBuy in town, but signing up for service with the check card.

    If it helps it is from Great Western Bank..
     
  4. bpurcell

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    There is no problem with check cards with Visa or Mastercard on them. Just like any other retail store, they'll treat it like a credit card.
     
  5. ajwees41

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    If I buy it from Bestbuy can I use the card to pay Tivo the monthly price for a 3 year plan or must I prepay for the three years?

    Thanks for the info.

    I am just trying to see iff I can save money and not have to wait for Cox to release the Tivo software for the motorola dvr's.
     
  6. mick66

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    You can save money by staying with the cable co DVR.
    Or have tivo's rates dropped?
    ;)
     
  7. ajwees41

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    The Cable dvr is $14.90 a month vs Tivo at $12.95 a month. for a 3 year contract
     
  8. moyekj

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    Works out to be about $8.31/month for Tivo if you prepay 3 years.
     
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    Moyekj If I were to buy it from bestBuy I could then prepay for the 3 years when I activate the tivo on the internet is that right?
     
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  11. ajwees41

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    That 's before the motrola started acting up and they now released the TivoHD whitch is alot cheaper then the S3 that i was asking about before.

    I wasn't even look at the S3 before I was looking at the cost. I priced the SATivo and a cox digital box.
     
  12. mchips

    mchips TiVo Fanatic

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    Yes, you can buy a TiVo box from any retailer, and then activate the box on tivo.com, and at that time you can choose the service fee option you want... 1, 2 or 3-yr monthly or prepay... as has been noted, the 3-yr prepay is the cheapest, but you can choose the 3-yr monthly plan if you can't afford the prepay.

    You'll love TiVo over any crappy cable co. DVR... it's worth it, even if it cost more... it's like getting steak instead of a fast-food burger patty.
     
  13. mick66

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    So while none of the costs have changed, Tivo now costs less money every month than the cable co dvr because the cable co dvr is crappy. Being crappy cost extra money. OK Gotcha.
    I find that very hard to believe considering the number of months you spent discussing the the S3 and your interest in getting an S3 before you posted that statement.

    But I guess that as long as you can fool yourself, that's all that matters, right?
     
  14. ajwees41

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    I never said I was looking at S3 before, but know I am looking at the cheaper TivoHD version.
     
  15. mchips

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    Mick, what does it even fricking matter? :eek:

    Get off his case... he wants a TiVo, let the guy get a TiVo without giving him the third degree... you've been in quite a funk of bi*chy mood lately...

    ajwees41, don't take it personal... he's like this, and worse, with a lot of people.

    You can check out this recent thread of his if you want to see what I mean:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=366565
     
  16. ajwees41

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    He didn't even read my whole post. I was pricing a Standalone Tivo with an Cable provided digital box.

    now I am looking at replacing the Crapy Motorola Dvr with a Tivo. I tried to hold on to the fact that like Comcast Cox will deploy Tivo on the Motorola dvr, but just can't keep waiting.
     
  17. moyekj

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    Yes, that's exactly what I did for my 1st S3. Also if you then are thinking of another unit (since MRV/TTG will be enabled in November) you can buy a 2nd unit and commit to 3 years monthly and pay $6.95/month under MSD program for the 2nd unit. Right now with $200 mail in rebate the S3 is only $100 more than the THD so is also worth considering for it's larger internal drive & front panel (and it works with kickstart code if you plan to add external esata drive). (Others tout the glo remote as a $50 value a lot as well though personally I don't think that's a big deal since I use universal remotes anyway).
     
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    Does the S3 got the video mosaic chinnels? The ones that show 6 channels at a time?
     
  19. moyekj

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    Nope. The mosaics are based on software uploaded to the cable company boxes and rely on 2-way communications to function.
     

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