TiVo lifetime subscriptions no longer transferable?!?!

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  1. JohnCap523

    JohnCap523 New Member

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    I have DVR, three other HD boxes and a HD DTA. They told me my bill will go down $32.84 but depending on how many Minis I get I'm gonna have to add back in some DTAs.
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Did that $35 include the "HD Technology Fee"...? (Is that a line item on your Comcast bill, currently?)

    See: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=534026
     
  3. JohnCap523

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  4. JBDragon

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    Get your own Cable modem and get rid of that Internet Gateway Fee of $10 a month. That's $120 a year. You can get a cable modem for around $80, it would be paid off in 8 months. After that, you're saving $120 a year.
     
  5. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it also require a new router?
     
  6. mdavej

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    Actually a Cisco 3010 is only $16 on eBay and will work perfectly. You can also get a decent router for that price. Payback period, about 3 months.

    Don't get any DTAs. They suck (no guide, no HD, no access to recordings). Mini is routinely $69 on woot.
     
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  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    HD Tech Fee is likely included within that "HD Premier Xf" bundle.
     
  8. JBDragon

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    Well if you have one of them Cable Modems with the Router built in, then YES, you would need a router. Then again those built in Routers SUCK! You have a wide selection of routers you can pick from. My current router is a nice high end ASUS I got for free from T-Mobile. Cheap routers are generally junk. But there's some nice one's for not to much money. So pay off is a little longer. You'll have better Wifi Access with your own Router and more flexibility.

    Think about how long you plan to have cable! $120 a year your're paying for that all in one cable/router from the cable company. That's $600 in 5 years time to rent that!!! Now $80 for a nice Motorola Cable modem and maybe $100-$200 for a nice router is less then half the cost. 5 years is not all that long. I'm sure you would have cable service for far, far longer.

    You think $10 a month isn't much. But it all add's up. $10 a month for this, $10 a month for that, and so on. All these small charges add up. If you can change that for the better, that's more money in your pocket not going to them.
     
  9. mad.gunsmith

    mad.gunsmith New Member

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    i go with the lifetime just for the saving if you can live with only 4 tuners
     
  10. TiVoSupport_Sarah

    TiVoSupport_Sarah TiVo Representative

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    TiVocustomers, we do apologize for the confusion with the transfer of Product Lifetime Service that is attached to the TiVo boxes. All TiVo boxes that have All in Plan, or Product Lifetime Service still qualify to transfer with the TiVo box to a new owner when sold. The only time that you cannot transfer All in Plan is when it is from TiVo box to TiVo box. We do apologize for the inconvenience.
     
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  11. davezatz

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    Not accurate. My mom has two HD DTAs with guides.
     
  12. danorum

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    If you have triple play (and use their phone service), the cable modems to buy are quite a bit more expensive.

    Dan
     
  13. mdavej

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    It's been a while since I last looked into it. Back then, if you wanted HD and a guide, you had to get a cable box and the higher fees that go with it. A DTA did the absolute minimum and was SD only. Glad to hear they've improved.
     
  14. HerronScott

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    Sarah,

    Thanks for taking the time to respond to this! I wish a moderator would change the subject since early on it was answered that this was not true.

    Scott
     
  15. unitron

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    What about S1s, S2s, and S3s with active non-lifetime subscriptions?

    Can they and their subscriptions be transferred to a new owner?
     
  16. Bubs

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    I don't get how anyone can change terms of service if I never agreed to it in the first place. I purchased on the of orignal TIVO's years ago. It offered lifetime service and I agreed to purchase it. It was not limited to the unit I purchased...it was lifetime TIVO service. Now I find the rules changed and I wasted my money. That has caused harm and saying the rules have changed I do not believe prevents the original owners from class action. I never signed a thing.....I just paid my money.
     
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  17. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    TiVo's lifetime service has always been for the life of the device so the rules have not changed. The user terms for lifetime were vague originally so very early S1's (lifetime service purchased prior to January 20, 2000) were grandfathered and allowed to transfer that lifetime service once to a new device. I bought my first TiVo with lifetime service in July 2000 and I certainly understood the terms at that time.

    Scott
     
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  18. sushikitten

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    Yep. I've been buying Lifetime since 2001 (so probably at least 3-4 over the years) and I've known each time it's for the lifetime of the box.
     
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  19. JBDragon

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    I have a Philips Tivo S1 now, in it's box I haven't used for years. I got it 1999 and it has LIFETIME on it which to this day I still haven't transferred. Back then, to me Lifetime service for for Tivo Service, not for the device!!! They changed that later, and made it more clear to people. So is Tivo not allowing transfers now? My old TIVO is still listed in the Active Tivo devices list. Shows Tivo Lifetime Service and a date of 9-28-1999.
     
  20. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    As mentioned in the post just TWO posts above you, the magic date is 01/20/2000 and your unit fits that criteria. It is the only possible unit that you might be able to get Lifetime transferred on.
     

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