Series3 to be $799!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dolfer, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    But there's nothing more rewarding than a wife and a baby :)

    Especially if they are both terrific and want the Series 3 almost as much as you do.
     
  2. drewba

    drewba New Member

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    The baby wants a Series 3? Teletubbies in SD just not good enough? :D
     
  3. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    My baby is now a teen. :)

    I missed the Teletubbies era, but shudder at the thought of Barney in high def ...
     
  4. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

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    :D Gotta agree with you...
     
  5. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    Babies come with a 30 day skip button now, so the up all night period passes quickly.
     
  6. TK421

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    Gotta agree here, babies are the perfect reason to have a TiVo. We got our first TiVo about 4 months before our first child was born. It was great for having something to watch late at night.
     
  7. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    If it is truly $799 and the monthly truly is $17.99, then I'll be waiting until well after the holidays and/or waiting to see what happens with Comcast.
     
  8. Jazhuis

    Jazhuis New Member

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    I dunno...I got a new wife, bought a house, and have currently had carte blanche to fill the new house with toys "befitting our new lifestyle". ;)

    I'm sure it won't last, though... :(
     
  9. dolfer

    dolfer Miles Standish Proud

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    Just out of curiosity... What's your wife's name? ;)

    You are one of the lucky ones! You are still in Phase 1 (Married w/ no children). There is still hope at this stage.

    Buy a giant HD set, a Series 3, a new computer, and a great surround sound system NOW before you reach Phase 2 (Married w/ children)!
     
  10. TK421

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    Where is the $17.99 monthly from?
     
  11. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

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    I'll take that bet.

    Why would they offer the $199 Lifetime transfer to an S3 and stipulate that the xfer has to be done before January 31st, 2007???

    DING!

    SO THEY CAN FORCE YOU TO PAY $1000 FOR A LIFETIME S3.
     
  12. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    Thought I saw it in someone's post, so I don't really know for sure...........

    I'm guessing that maybe that could be a bundle type of number......
     
  13. jmoak

    jmoak Beware of Conky!

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    Ahh... I don't think I was very clear with what I was trying to say.

    It's not that I firmly believe the price/timeframe (I can hope anyway, eh?), but that if you wait at least a month after I buy one, you'll be able to get it for less than whatever I pay for it!

    I've had pretty good luck in the past buying tivo's at much less than the product intro msrp. I may have to wait a while, though.:eek:

    But then again, on this forum I was told I'd never be able to buy a series 1 at less than $200 or a dtivo for $99.
    ;)
     
  14. Jazhuis

    Jazhuis New Member

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    As she is fond of repeating sometimes, "I'm a good geek wife!" ;)

    Check!

    Working on the upsell! She asked why we don't just go ahead and order digital cable the other day, and I tried to explain to her that the S2 just won't cut that mustard...clearly the S3 is required. ;)

    That's not a problem...as long as I don't keep collecting old ones, I seem to be able to get away with selling my old ones in order to build new ones.

    Inherited surround sound will suffice for now...although maybe slipping a new reciever in there might be a good idea. :D

    Right now, everything is kind of being hidden in the "new home" costs...eventually she'll get to where I can't launder my expenses under that umbrella anymore. Bah.
     
  15. chandler1818

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    This weekend it's goodbye TiVo and hello comcrap DVR. My HD is coming this weekend and I want to actually be able to use it to watch and record in HD, so TiVo has to go.
    The S3 pricing "announcement" was the final nail in the TiVo coffin for me. That's unjustifiable for me because I only use it to watch TV and the 799 figure is ridiculous. This will drive tons of olyal users from tivo (inlcuding myself)(2 years and running). Beginning of the end for TiVo?
     
  16. TexasAg

    TexasAg New Member

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    I say good riddance to those few olyal Tivo users. The loyal Tivo users will stick around. :)
     
  17. etsolow

    etsolow Don't Try

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    What'd ya pay for that new HDTV?
     
  18. chandler1818

    chandler1818 Member

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    Too f'in much. 2-ish.
     
  19. chandler1818

    chandler1818 Member

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    not those who only use it to record TV and don't use the other functions. mostly people won't bear the 800 dollar cost for the privilege of recording programs on tivo when they can get it from the cable company for free with a smaller monthly payment. econ 101.
     
  20. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

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    I know what you mean. My wife and I paid nearly $300 for the Motorola RAZR and then a month later they were promoting it for $199. Then about 6 months after that it was $99. Now you can get them for free with a service agreement... :(
     

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