The New tiVo's FEEs

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    BoxerMom

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    stevel

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    Yes, apparently so. The $10 HD fee is not relevant (and is easily avoided.)
     
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    litzdog911

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    Is anyone really that surprised that there's an additional "Tivo Fee"?
     
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    self

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    I predicted it years ago, and was scoffed at.
     
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    ncted

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    Not surprised at all.
     
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    stevel

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    I'm not at all surprised that there is a fee, but it's higher than I expected.
     
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    brentil

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    The $5/m is less than I pay monthly for CableCards & SDV boxes so I can get my TiVo working on a digital cable at least.
     
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    HiDefGator

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    iIf no one agrees to pay it, it will be lowered. I think Tivo is just trying to see how much they can get for all the effort.
     
  10. stevel

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    If nobody agrees to pay the fee, then DirecTV will stop marketing the TiVo box. I doubt they will lower it. The contract between DirecTV and TiVo specifies what the payment to TiVo is - we don't know. It is almost certainly less than $5/month, but how much less, we don't know.
     
  11. litzdog911

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    Note that there's supposedly no $7 DVR Fee if you're replacing an older Tivo that had lifetime subscription.
     
  12. dirk1843

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    IMHO.....I am paying TiVo 12 or 13 bucks a month now.

    7 + 5 would just be even swap.
     
  13. HiDefGator

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    i'm still betting on $3 in 6 months
     
  14. innocentfreak

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    Not surprised at all since it is directv and they love their fees.
     
  15. GusMan

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    I know this might be a derail, but how can the HD fee be avoided?
     
  16. HiDefGator

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    agree to credit card billing.
     
  17. BoxerMom

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    And, if we are already doing automatic payments, then must we go back to paper billing, before asking? TIA
     
  18. BoxerMom

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    Are the fees going to be the same for their H34 which will release the same day?

    Am I missing something wonderful about the H34? I can already access tivo from any room in the house through our IR remote. Five recordings at once is nice, however if the programming being watched is the same to every room, such as the kids room watching the same thing we are, well then it's not going to help. I haven't been following closely because I thought I wanted tivo, so is there something more to the H34?
     
  19. litzdog911

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    No. If you're already on automatic payments, call DirecTV and tell them. They should waive the $10 HD Package fee.
     
  20. litzdog911

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    Yes, the HR34 is much more. With 5 tuners it can record five different channels simultaneously. It can also stream recordings to three different HD Receivers/DVRs simultaneously using Whole Home DVR networking. And each remote room still has its own HD Receiver/DVR to view its own different live channels.

    More info here ....
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=197609
     

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