Reactivating TivoHD, some questions..

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by JosephB, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. JosephB

    JosephB Member

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    So I've finally had it with DISH Network, since they have cancelled the Sling Extender. I would love to go to DirecTV, but their Tivo is crippled so I think I'm actually going to go back to cable. I have a Tivo HD I used for a while when in college and have some questions I hope you guys can answer:

    1. What is the max software the TivoHD will work with? I assume it won't get the full Premier software, but will it work with the iPad app? Can I do multi-room viewing between a premier and a TivoHD? Will it do Netflix/Pandora/whatever?
    2. Do I get a discount on the monthly service if I reactivate this box (which fulfilled it's committment years ago) instead of buying a new one? If so, and I buy a premier and activate it on multi-discount, do I have to pay full price for the new Tivo?

    I think right off the bat I'm just going to go with one Tivo and use some HDMI extenders for multi-room, but eventually I might want to demote the TivoHD to the bedroom and get a new Tivo for the living room.

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  2. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    It'll do whatever it did the last time you had it working. There hasn't been an update in years. You can use MRV with a Premiere but it won't be able to stream. No discount for reactivating.
     
  3. JosephB

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    Thanks. Got in touch with Tivo and service is only $12.95 and you can apply multi-dvr discounts to a new Tivo if this is the primary, so a TivoHD + Premier would be $12.95+$14.95.
     
  4. JosephB

    JosephB Member

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    Is the TivoHD compatible with the iPad app?
     
  5. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Its partly compatible, just cannot view shows and some other functions, but the remote works.
     
  6. Soapm

    Soapm Active Member

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    Keep the HD for a while then call to cancel it and see if you can get the $99 lifetime deal. Worth a shot and you can always reactivate it at that price so nothing really to lose.
     
  7. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

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    Except if he did actually cancel the HD, he would lose the MSD on the Premiere. The Premiere would go up to $19.99/month and become the MSD qualifying box. Resubbing the HD would be $9.95.
     

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