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

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

  1. Mars Rocket

    Mars Rocket Loosely wound

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    Go to the link in the first post and there's a place to type in the service/serial# and it will tell you if the unit is eligible. You probably need it linked to your account to do the transfer, though.
     
  2. jcm55

    jcm55 New Member

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    It's definitely eligible for the $199 lifetime service transfer. How can I found out if it was originally activated before January 21, 2000 though? (And thus grandfathered for a free lifetime service transfer).
     
  3. akitadog

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    I read on one of the posts that there was some special letter included in the TiVo HD bought from the Tivo website... Is this not needed to make this deal work?

    I understand there's been several success stories posted here about activating a THD not purchased from Tivo.

    Has anyone actually gotten rejected when the CSR asks about how the THD was purchased? Will the CSR pull up the purchase records to confirm the source of the THD?

    Obviously the "don't ask, don't tell" rule applies here...
     
  4. azitnay

    azitnay Active Member

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    I had no problems transferring lifetime to a THD I bought from a third-party Amazon seller... Pretty much the same situation as last year's S3 transfer, the rep never asked where the unit was purchased.

    If you run into trouble with one rep, I'd recommend hanging up and calling right back... I don't think I've heard of a situation where anyone was continually refused.

    Drew
     
  5. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

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    Log into your account and go to the Name your DVRs page. It shows the account activation date. Also, you may want to check your billing history if the activation is within the 1/2000 date since it is actually the date of lifetime purchase that really matters.
     
  6. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Phooey. I transferred an existing multi-unit discount account to one of my new TiVo HDs. Had I known that I could've transferred one of my two eligible lifetime subs...

    On the other hand, I *am* paying only $7 a month on this TiVo. It would take 2.5 years for the $199 lifetime transfer fee to start paying off. Who knows what we'll be using 2.5 years from now?
     
  7. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

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    Problem solved: Buy another TiVoHD. :)
     
  8. akitadog

    akitadog New Member

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    Good advice. Worked for me :up:
     
  9. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    DVR technology doesn't seem to be advancing that fast, so I would guess in a few years we will still be using the same boxes.
     
  10. trlyka

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    Thanks Stylin. You have a PM.
     
  11. spaceboytom

    spaceboytom Tivo Since 2001

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    Only MSD.
     
  12. urungus

    urungus New Member

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    I didn't know about this offer when I bought & activated my new TiVo HD last week (3 year month to month).

    TiVo has a 30 day guarantee, right? So I should be able to cancel my three year contract and transfer the lifetime service over from my old TiVo?
     
  13. azitnay

    azitnay Active Member

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    Yeah, that shouldn't be a problem... Just give 'em a call.

    Drew
     
  14. urungus

    urungus New Member

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    Thanks.

    One other thing, my old TiVo is a Phillips model, is the fact that it's not an official Tivo-branded unit going to be a problem?
     
  15. azitnay

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  16. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Brushy...
    They're letting me transfer my Phillips (HDR212) lifetime over. :)
     
  17. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    I transferred my Philips HDR312 lifetime sub with no problems. As another data point, I wasn't asked where I bought it from...
     
  18. fatlard

    fatlard New Member

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    I purchased my TivoHD from Amazon.com.
    Actived using MSD for $6.99
    Sold my Philips HDR312 lifetime but the buyer backed out....

    so Tivo allow me to cancel my MSD for $6.99 on the Tivo HD and transfer from my HDR312 lifetime to the TIVO HD.

    No problems whatso ever.
     
  19. LadyBeBop

    LadyBeBop New Member

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    Happy TiVo customer since April 2003, despite the ridiculous pricing scheme
    - 9/07: THD @ $6.95/month
    - 9/06: S2DT 80-hour @ $12.95/month
    - 4/03: S2 240 80-hour (paid $99 for HMO) @ $6.95/month

    Just got off the phone with Tivo to add THD as a third unit, I excepted to pay the $6.95
    because my first unit is $12.95 (2003), second Tivo $6.95 (2004). Tried to add the third one on line but it was asking me to sign up for a 2 year contract at $8.95 a month with a early termination fee of $200.00.
    Called them up to explain that I bought the TIVO with NO DISCOUNTS. If I got some kind of discount on the box its understandable on the $200 fee, but why pay an early charge if I own the box with no contracts, I was told thats the new fees if you own with or without a discount on the box. I chose to cancel one and reactivate the THD for the $6.95. I did try to explain that they would make more money out of me if they let me activate the third one at $6.95 with NO early penalty, They said NO WAY. The best they could do would be a 1 Year contract for $10.95 ,$200 early penalty, or 2 year contract for $8.95 ,$200 early penalty.
    I have been talking away and never asked the question I wanted to ask.
    You have the following:
    Happy TiVo customer since April 2003, despite the ridiculous pricing scheme
    - 9/07: THD @ $6.95/month
    - 9/06: S2DT 80-hour @ $12.95/month
    - 4/03: S2 240 80-hour (paid $99 for HMO) @ $6.95/month
    How are you pay 1@12.95 and 2@6.95?
    This is what I wanted and they said NO WAY
    What gives?
     
  20. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    Simple. Sign up for 3-year MSD at $6.95/month.
     

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