Tivo Lifetime

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Resist, May 19, 2011.

  1. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    After checking the Tivo site I noticed the lifetime subscription regular price is $499.99 and down to $399.99 with a upgrade. Freaking $499.99.....is Tivo out of their mind?
     
  2. blackngold75

    blackngold75 Active Member

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    They also dropped the price of the Premiere by about the same amount as the Lifetime increase. What I paid for a PremiereXL w/MSD lifetime works out to be the same as the "new" upgrade offer that I have now.

    My guess is they are hoping to attract more customers with a lower up-front cost and hoping for a recurring monthly bill.
     
  3. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Actually they dropped the Premeire by $200 while Lifetime went up $100 so it is $100 cheaper now. Upgrade offers are the only ones that went slightly up.

    Technically the new upgrade offer is just MSD and states this. I do hope it drops in the future, but right now it is even cheaper if you buy the Premiere from Amazon and then get MSD Lifetime from TiVo.
     
  4. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    And I used to think when the lifetime was $300, that was to expensive.
     
  5. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    To think it is even cheaper now.

    $299 + $399 = $698
    $99 + $499 = $598.

    or

    $299 + $299 = $598
    $99 + $399 = $498
     
  6. TWinbrook46636

    TWinbrook46636 Member

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    Where is lifetime now $299? :confused:
     
  7. KCcardsfan

    KCcardsfan New Member

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    I think the price point is a good one for the market if you want the equipment and the lifetime.

    Moxi - $599 with no monthly fees

    TIVO - $598 with no montly fees

    TIVO's new price puts it in a good place with their main competition since they are moving towards more cable support. Moxi has a 3 tuner and now TIVO needs to upgrade to more tuners at some point to stay competitive.
     
  8. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Those are the old rates when the hardware was $299. Lifetime went up $100 and hardware dropped $200 or an overall savings of $100.
     
  9. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    I said it used to be $299, not that it is now.

    I had been thinking about adding lifetime to my old Series 3, but not at a price of $500!
     
  10. socrplyr

    socrplyr Active Member

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    If you are serious about adding it, I would give Tivo a call. They may give a discount to you. It never hurts to try...
     
  11. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    The best deal they offered me was a lifetime for $400. I laughed and hung up.

    I hate paying monthly subscription fees, but I hate being gouged even more.
     
  12. chip_r

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    So for units purchased from Amazon, will Tivo now allow lifetime ($399/$499, MSD/new customers) or is lifetime still only available for units purchased directly from Tivo?
     
  13. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Lifetime is available on any box now.
     

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