Refurb TivoHD @ $179.99+$5.00SH @ Woot

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by buddhawood, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Mar 13, 2008 #81 of 154
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I bought one of the woot.com refurbed HD TiVo's too. I bought my RS-TX20 from woot and the only problem I had with it was when the hard drive crapped out on me. Fortunately, it was still under warranty and was replaced at no charge.

    Delivery is scheduled for 3/14. I was about to check the progress on my order to see what progress had been made since last night. When a Fed Ex driver walked in with my TiVo! Unfortunately, I am stuck here at work and won't be able to hook it up until later tonight. :(
     
  2. Mar 13, 2008 #82 of 154
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    I just hope the wife doesn't kill me....
     
  3. Mar 13, 2008 #83 of 154
    faerie

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    my tivo appears to still be at the fedex facility. it's supposed to be delivered today though. We'll see... starting to wonder as the website says it's still at the facility, yet it's 915am =/
     
  4. Mar 13, 2008 #84 of 154
    mdl_77

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    Received mine today -> DOA!! Same issue as gotdurnrite. Good luck to the rest of you.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2008 #85 of 154
    Eccles

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    You might try the "kickstart 57" procedure described in this post. Good luck!
     
  6. Mar 13, 2008 #86 of 154
    cleverdevil

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    I got mine, and its running smoothly now, although minus CableCard, until the Comcast installer comes tomorrow. For now, I at least get the local channels in HD after doing a channel scan (I am assuming these are the QAM channels).

    On top of that, when I called to activate my TiVo, the representative let me transfer my lifetime subscription from my *very* old Series2 for *NO CHARGE*. How do you like them apples!?
     
  7. Mar 13, 2008 #87 of 154
    chewy2314

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    WHOA!

    just got mine. definately refurbed as the front panel is a bit tarnished. i've got to get your cs rep! i want to move from my S1 over to the THD.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2008 #88 of 154
    chewy2314

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    WOW! Just able to transfer my S1 Lifetime over to THD for $0. My S1 will NOT get the 1yr as the previous offer. But I'm happy!
     
  9. Mar 13, 2008 #89 of 154
    vulture99

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    Cool! How old was your Series 2? Did you have to say anything special to get it transferred? Let us know the secret password :)
     
  10. Mar 13, 2008 #90 of 154
    dwit

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    Series 1 units activated with lifetime before a certain date(sometime in 1999, I think) are eligible for a free one time transfer.

    That was the policy in force at the time.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2008 #91 of 154
    chewy2314

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    vulture99,

    I just ask the CS if i can please transfer my S1 lifetime over to a "new" THD. He put me on hold for a minute and then ask if the THD came from TiVo or not. I said it came from a retailer and then he said okay. As he was doing the transfer, I asked if this will cost me anything and he said no.
     
  12. Mar 13, 2008 #92 of 154
    chewy2314

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    dwit,

    my S1 was activated in Nov 2001. this date now shows it under my new THD unit.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2008 #93 of 154
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    came today, all set. running perfect. does not come with ethernet cable, just FYI. no problem for me.

    also FYI, the 3FREEHD only works for single DVR homes - multi-service discount is an either/or thing. i chose multi because it'll be cheaper in the long run.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2008 #94 of 154
    faerie

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    ours arrived today as well. cablecard is set up, went with lifetime service, everything ran pretty smoothly. Will need to pick up an new HDMI cable.
     
  15. Mar 13, 2008 #95 of 154
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    you don't really need to, it only does 1080i anyway and it came with a component.
     
  16. Mar 13, 2008 #96 of 154
    faerie

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    hmn. is there no advantage to running HDMI over component?
     
  17. Mar 13, 2008 #97 of 154
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    only if you have a digital receiver, for the audio. but there's already an optical audio out. the only real advantage you get with HDMI is a 1080p source like Bluray. otherwise, there is no difference in video quality. and Tivo only does 1080i.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2008 #98 of 154
    ciper

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    For short distances with high quality cables this is true. However component is more dependent on cable quality and/or distance. HDMI can usually survive long runs with inexpensive cable without loss in quality.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2008 #99 of 154
    GadgetGav

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    Got my (second) TivoHD thanks to this Woot deal. Planning a refurb of the bedroom which will include a flat panel TV, so I thought I'd jump on this.
    Can I get some clarity on the lifetime sub transfers. If you had an old lifetime on a S1 box (I have since 2000) are you only allowed to move that once..? I got an S2 just as my S1 died and transferred. I'm asking a lot to be able to transfer it twice, I know since it's supposed to be the lifetime of one box..! I've seen in various places that a new lifetime sub will cost $199 or $399. Can anyone tell me which it is..?
    I'll have to work out the break even point of just leaving the S2 lifetime as it is and getting the second TivoHD on multi discount vs getting a new lifetime sub on one of the HDs...
     
  20. dwit

    dwit Active Member

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    Tivo units activated with lifetime Oct 2003 or before can transfer for $199.

    Anyone with an existing Tivo subscription can activate additional unactivated units for $399 lifetime.

    That's assumming both offers are still open. I think they are. May expire soon(or may not?).
     

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