TIVO HD (S3 lite) was on Tivo.com! Update 6:35 CST: Tivo Just Yanked It!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by dvr4me, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Looks like the link I saw earlier on selecting MSD disappeared. ??

    Been a long time since I ordered a box from tivo.com - can you order an MSD box?
     
  2. sixtoe

    sixtoe New Member

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    Well, I just got an order confirmation e-mail. Let's see what happens.
     
  3. crouch

    crouch New Member

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    Is there any way to order this thing without a service plan?

    I have a Series 1 purchased in December 1999 with lifetime service and intend to apply my one free upgrade of lifetime service (offered to early purchasers of the Series 1) to the new "Tivo HD", but it looks like the only way to get the box is to buy a service plan at the same time.

    I desperately need this new box as my Series 1 suddenly died three days ago and I'm marooned without Tivo right now and not liking it. I've been waiting for the introduction of this new unit but am flummoxed about how to properly order it considering my circumstances.

    Any advice? Do I just order a plan with the box and then cancel the plan after calling Tivo and asking them to transfer the lifetime service?

    I'm a little worried about the money back details mentioned on the Tivo site since this could be characterized as a service renewal or hardware replacement/upgrade: "TiVo offers a 30-day money-back guarantee for TiVo Packages as described herein. Only initial activations of TiVo Packages are eligible for this offer. Service renewals, TiVo Package payment plan changes, and hardware replacements and upgrades are not eligible for this offer."
     
  4. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Up until tonight, no. It might not be stable. I got it back when I logged in.

    TiVo Bringing MSD to Bundles?
     
  5. Mongoos150

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    Still debating between a refurb S3 and a TiVoHD... Any insight? Help out a TiVo-eager newbie?
     
  6. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Is it midnight, yet? I'm tired. ;)
     
  7. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    It's here! The box is bacck on the web page.
     
  8. rodalpho

    rodalpho New Member

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    Made it to engadget, and dave zatz has tons of pictures and the new intro movie on his blog. I guess my trusty old S3 will soon be extinct, because the tivo HD is clearly a superior price for essentially the same hardware, not that I regret my purchase one bit. Nice job TiVo!!
     
  9. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    Oh well, me too I guess on the S3. No point to wonder if the extra $500 is worth the 10 months of S3. But it sure makes it much easier to add another HD Tivo to the house, nothing to complain about there.

    I hope the M-card support in Tivo HD bodes well for SDV support in the future.
     
  10. rodalpho

    rodalpho New Member

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    The old S3 is still better hardware, so it's not like we're actually losing anything, as long as TiVo continues to support it. This is great news all around-- they cut the price by >60% without really touching the feature-set.
     
  11. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    What makes you think the S3 is better hardware? The chipsets are essentially equivilent, from what I've read.
     
  12. chitown86

    chitown86 New Member

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    Just ordered a TiVo HD with 3yr monthly MSD. Order history shows the status as already shipped!!
     

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  13. rodalpho

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    It's THX certified, so presumably quieter, more circuitry isolation, etc. Also it has a bigger hard drive, a better remote, and a front-panel display. Not anything that I'd necessarily pay $500 for, mind you, but still better.
     
  14. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    I always thought "THX certified" meant you were paying $100 for a sticker.
     
  15. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    Probably true, though it does seem like my HD is louder than my S3.
     
  16. HDTiVo

    HDTiVo Not so Senior Member

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    Its $.03 for the sticker and $99.97 for the right to put the logo on it.

    Just kidding.

    I imagine in a 15-22 days we'll see some comparisons in performance between the two.
     
  17. 20TIL6

    20TIL6 BaDoop BaDoop BaDoop

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    I always wished the intro movie on my S3's was a bit more entertaining.
     
  18. Redux

    Redux No intent to annoy

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    I think we got what we paid for, as early adopters, no complaints.
     
  19. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance

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    I hope to keep mine for at least a couple of more years and I'm glad I got one with the cool display on the front. I use that more than I thought I would just to glance over and see what's being recorded when the TV is off.

    I like the S3. I hope it stays current for awhile. The only thing that would probably tear me away is if somehow they can have two way communication with the new model and not the S3. That hasn't happened so I'm good. If that happened, then I'd jump ship, just to be able to order PPV from the menu instead of having to call. I know... But I HATE talking to CS reps and wading through all those menus asking me if I want spanish or english and please enter my ten digit number... I have no patience for it. The whole process just pisses me off. :p
     

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