Refurb TivoHD @ $179.99+$5.00SH @ Woot

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  1. Mar 5, 2008 #21 of 154
    skylark_pilot

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    But the Tivo.com refurb only has two service options (month-to-month and one year) and "is not eligible for Multi-Service Discount".
     
  2. Mar 5, 2008 #22 of 154
    Tiyuri

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    There are two other disadvantages

    1) tax. Tivo.com charges me tax. Woot does not.

    2) Since it is pre-activated you cannot buy one of those lifetime deals you see on eBay until after your service period has expired.
     
  3. Mar 5, 2008 #23 of 154
    Chuck_NJ

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    I recently bought my second hd and tranfered lifetime from a series 2. During that tranfer they gave me one year free on the series 2. Could i buy another HD for the $179 and transfer the 1 year i have left free on the series 2 to the new hd?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2008 #24 of 154
    Chiparoo

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    It doesn't appear in the Woot offer that it is pre-activated, so couldn't you just activate it with a $399 Lifetime Offer from TiVo and forget about the free Woot 3 months subscription?
     
  5. Mar 5, 2008 #25 of 154
    Chiparoo

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    Oh my confusion....the refurb deal from TiVo.com is preactivated (not the Woot deal). That is a disadvantage.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2008 #26 of 154
    Chiparoo

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    Several CSRs have confirmed that the Lifetime Sub offer of $399 was extended to Apr 2, although it apparently can't be found in writing.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2008 #27 of 154
    ciper

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    So with the Woot deal it is possible to get a TivoHD with Lifetime for ~585? Darn I payed 627 and thought I got a good deal.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2008 #28 of 154
    Eccles

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    Wooted.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2008 #29 of 154
    pcguy69

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    I love Tivo, they have always been helpful the couple of times I have needed to contact them, I'm really happy to hear about the lifetime deal I hope they will transfer my lifetime series 2 to the HD, It sort of makes sense for them to do it because when cable goes all digital (2009) I think the series 2s are going to vacuum. Tivo doesn't want to have a bunch of unhappy lifetime customers, so I hope they continue to support the Lifetime transfers. I guess I could sell my series two and buy the lifetime deal if I have to. Tivo has changed my life.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2008 #30 of 154
    jjp007

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    Hmmm i might have to get another Tivo for the bedroom.....not that i need one in there or anything ;)
    Remember with the HD Series 3 Tivos you have to get a cable card from your cable company. Which can be a huge pain in the butt.

    Is this deal still going on? I don't see it.
     
  11. Mar 6, 2008 #31 of 154
    mike_camden

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    Nope; woots are 24 hour deals only.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2008 #32 of 154
    bltkmt

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    Is that true? I think you can also simply hook it to a cable box as well, right?
     
  13. Mar 6, 2008 #33 of 154
    Gregor

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    No. It cannot be connected to and control a cable box.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2008 #34 of 154
    brettatk

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    It's partially true. While it is true that you cannot hook up a Series 3/Tivo HD to a cablebox, it is not true that you have to have CableCards installed in order for it to work. Many people are happy using their S3/THD with OTA channels along with any QAM channels they might pick up.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2008 #35 of 154
    Eccles

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    Since we're in an SDV-heavy area, I suspect that's how I'll use mine at first, leaving my S2 to get all the cable stuff until a bidirectional CableCard solution becomes available. I'd been tossing around the idea of getting a THD for a while now, and this deal was the final catalyst.
     
  16. Mar 6, 2008 #36 of 154
    b_scott

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    wooted one :)
     
  17. Mar 6, 2008 #37 of 154
    Chiparoo

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    The only Lifetime Offer that is going on now (until Apr 2) is the purchase of a Lifetime Subscription for any box for $399. It is not a "transfer your subscription from an older box to another box" offer.
     
  18. Mar 6, 2008 #38 of 154
    OvrrDrive

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    The vast majority of tivo users have at least some level of either cable or satt service and the "all digital" movement in 2009 won't effect them at all in any way, shape or form.

    It really amazes me just how many people don't understand what's happening in '09.

    The skinny is that if you are paying for cable in your house the move will not affect your televisions at all. It's only people that are receiving their TV channels OTA that will need digital tuners. The FCC does not own the frequencies MSO's use in their coax.

    Btw, I don't think I'd buy a refurbed tivo hd just because of the sheer number of problems in this forum from people trying to get theirs working correctly. It was worth the extra $100 to get a new one and increase my chances of one that works as well as mine does.

    Don't get me wrong, I love woot. I just don't love used tivos.

    And I also don't think I'd buy a lifetime right now on a cable card "1.0" device either. Next year the new two way cards should be out and you will need to buy a new tivo at that time if you want on demand or PPV. I don't think I'll be the first to jump on it, but I will definitely want CC 2.0 in the future sometime.
     
  19. Mar 6, 2008 #39 of 154
    derspiess

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    Nope, you missed the boat :(

    Woot is a "one deal per day" type site. Although they also have their sellout.woot site, wine.woot & tshirt.woot :p
     
  20. Mar 6, 2008 #40 of 154
    Eccles

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    Anticipation of a newer, better, bidirectional HD TiVo was another factor which pushed me to grab the Woot deal. I was loathe to lay out $299 for a device which I may well want to replace in a year or so, but $179 I could justify to myself. The same reasoning led me to be less concerned about the reduced warranty of the refurb.
     

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