Regrets with the lifetime subscription?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by macgreg, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. TivoDaddy

    TivoDaddy Active Member

    May 3, 2000
    Bay Area


    Count me as another satisfied lifetime subscription TiVo owner since 2000. We have 4 TiVos (two S1's, 1 S2, and 1 DVD/Recorder combo). I've only had to replace one of the HDs from all combined.

    I gave my Dad one of the S1's and now he will be upgrading it to a Premiere with lifetime. I wish we still had cable so we could upgrade to the Premieres, but so far they're (knock on wood) still going strong. We may be selling a couple of them now that they're basically going to be collecting dust.
  2. Goldwing2001

    Goldwing2001 Goldwing2001

    Sep 30, 2006
    I purchased the Lifetime Service in 2000 for my Sony TiVo S1 and it's still going strong. :up:
  3. cydeweyz

    cydeweyz Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    The series 2 Tivo I inherited would have been in the garbage long ago if it didn't have a lifetime Subscription attached to it. It sits on the bottom shelf now, unplugged, unwanted, but still valued for that lifetime subscription :)
  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    Happy here with lifetime as well. Started with 1 Sony Series 1 in 2000 and then added a second Philips Series 1 in 2002. Tranferred both lifetimes to 2 Series 3 units in 2007.

    The Sony Series 1 was still working on the original 30GB hard drive when it was retired after 7 years. The Philips Series 1 is still working fine unsubbed in my son's game room on an upgraded 120GB hard drive after 7 years.

  5. hooper

    hooper Member

    Sep 22, 2007


    Having a second box with $6.95 MSD makes lifetime a tougher sell. Guaranteed to have an upgraded unit in the time it takes to break even, no?
  6. SoBayJake

    SoBayJake Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Most likely, yes. But with lifetime now being $299 MSD, and MSD now being $9.95, you break even in 30 months. And if a new unit comes out before then, you can sell your lifetime unit for more than a non-lifetime, so you can recoup some of that money.
  7. endobrian

    endobrian New Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    None. I have had my lifetime since 2001. I squeezed every dime out of it...still am.
  8. Austin Bike

    Austin Bike Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    3 lifetimes. All boxes are more than 2.5 years old. I am much better off for not having paid monthly fees.
  9. brianric

    brianric Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    Have lifetime on series 2 since 2002. Got lifetime on my Premiere XL for under $200. Have no regrets.
  10. Tambourineman

    Tambourineman New Member

    Mar 17, 2009
    Excuse my noobie ignorance, but if the box dies or is totally destroyed and cannot be repaired are you SOL? After any warranty is up, what's the cost to get one of these fixed (if they are fixable)? Do you have to send it back? Who pays shipping? Is it a flat fee, a flat labor fee plus parts, or what?
  11. mkstretch

    mkstretch Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    Hey guys, I was wondering how many Tivo's can you put under one Lifetime Subscription?
  12. mkstretch

    mkstretch Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    Ok I just saw that each box needs its own subscription. Do they at least give you a discount on the lifetime sub for each additional box you add?
  13. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

    Apr 19, 2004
    East Moline, IL
    Yes. Additional Service (up to 5 subscriptions) would be eligible for Multi Service Discounts (MSD) pricing as long as there is one qualifying subscription on the account.

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