Tivo HD lifetime subscription transfer offer until Nov 8 - $199

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Koan, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Oct 11, 2007 #1 of 503
    Koan

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    Just got an email with the lifetime subscription transfer offer. Keep service on your current unit for 1 year.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2007 #2 of 503
    choccy

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    Just saw this.. I have lifetime on 2 S2s right now.

    Now, if I can just find out if I can still record SD from DTV (with a box) along side HD from OTA, I might just jump on this.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2007 #3 of 503
    wickerbill

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    You can't. The HD boxes will not record from a cable or satellite box.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2007 #4 of 503
    lwilson

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    Does this unit come with dual tuners?
     
  5. Oct 11, 2007 #5 of 503
    choccy

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    Not even SD like older stand alone units?

    Hmm, ok, then that begs the question - how much would a new Tivo HD with lifetime sell for, because I need something that'll let me record HD OTA and SD DTV, and TiVo ain't providing that :) (and I have 2 S2s with lifetime.)
     
  6. Oct 11, 2007 #6 of 503
    sbourgeo

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    I don't remember how many offers that I have passed on, but I think it may finally be time to dump my old Philips S1. Wonder if I'll be able to convince the wife???
     
  7. Oct 11, 2007 #7 of 503
    tmesser

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    Keep in mind that this offer only applies if you activated Lifetime service on your existing box prior to October 1, 2003.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2007 #8 of 503
    imoldfella

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    Anyone know a way of getting this on Amazon sourced tivos without returning them and buying again from tivo?
     
  9. Oct 11, 2007 #9 of 503
    Koan

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    This offer came at the perfect time. I was activating my new Tivo HD, planning to use the multi-unit discount, when I checked my email to see which account I had given Tivo in the past. I wasn't expecting Tivo to offer lifetime transfer on the HD, at least not anytime soon. Time to retire my S1 (in a year).
     
  10. Oct 11, 2007 #10 of 503
    Pvgibbs

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    Hmm -- I -just- bought a S3 from Costco.com...maybe I should return it and get the HD and transfer my Lifetime from my old (but still working) Sony.

    I think the HD will handle my same set-up - Analog Cable and OTA HD local channels (no cablecards).
     
  11. Oct 11, 2007 #11 of 503
    IJustLikeTivo

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    I wonder if they'll let me transfer the lifetime from my original DTivo.... I already traded up my two stand alone units. One for the unit my mom has and one for mine. I'd buy another HD unit in a heartbeat if I could transfer that DTivo lifetime.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2007 #12 of 503
    dornitram

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    And it looks like you have to buy it directly from TiVo. Oh well still might have to jump.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2007 #13 of 503
    rainwater

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    The S3 offer said the same thing but TiVo never enforced it. In fact, I doubt they even bother to verify it. Normally, you just give them the 2 TSNs and its done. They aren't going to try to bring up store records to find this info.
     
  14. Oct 11, 2007 #14 of 503
    wickerbill

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    That makes my decision easy. I will just sell my old series 2 with lifetime on ebay and buy a Tivo HD from amazon. The money I save will pay for many years of service at $6.95 per month.
     
  15. Oct 11, 2007 #15 of 503
    rchavez

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    I assume you mean that you're going to sell your series 2 box, without the lifetime service, right?
     
  16. Oct 11, 2007 #16 of 503
    HDTiVo

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    I am sure they will allow the same thing. BTW I just registered a retail HD online and there was no option for LT transfer. You have to call the number, which is the same as before I think.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2007 #17 of 503
    JonHB

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    I just activated my Tivo HD on September 9th and pay $6.95/mo as my second unit (S1 being the lifetime 1st unit). Would they let me transfer my lifetime to this unit or would I have to buy another HD unit?
     
  18. Oct 11, 2007 #18 of 503
    sbourgeo

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    They did allow DTiVo lifetime transfers with the S3 lifetime transfer deal offered before the TiVo HD was released, so it wouldn't be out of the question...
     
  19. Oct 11, 2007 #19 of 503
    faerie

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    Just to confirm, I'd need to move over to comcast cablecards with this unit?
     
  20. Oct 11, 2007 #20 of 503
    Koan

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    No, I just tried to get the transfer with a new unactivated Tivo HD I bought from Vann's. I was told I had to buy the new Tivo HD at the time of transferring. Even talked to a supervisor, who said the same. I complained, but to no avail. It's a stupid policy; I'll have to re-pack it and send it back to Vann's. I may decide to stick with my Series 1 and the cable DVR for HD.
     

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