Tivo series comparison chart?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sushikitten, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    I just figured since we had the Series 1 for 4-5 years, it would be no big deal having the Series 2 for that long as well... But I see where you're coming from.
     
  2. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    if you order the base unit for 50$ and get the year subscription for 155$ - then within 30 days of activation you can decide to go with lifetime and apply the $155 to that. This was posted in coffeehouse by TiVoOpsMgr a couple of places. I would do it at activation if you decide to go that way so there is less hassle. and be careful of how you activate in that case - the how to has been reporetd as kind of vauge on the web page

    if you stay with just monthly and it is your second TiVo then they should only take 6.95 off each month and the 155 will last 22 months.
     
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Doing that would amount into making it into an S2.
     
  4. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Just to clarify on the one year contract requirements:

    I have one unit with lifetime on it, and another I've never subbed. I'm considering subbing it. Isn't it true I don't need any upfront money, that I just need to pay $6.95 a month, with the understanding that if I cancel within a year I have to pay a $150 penalty? But as long as I keep paying the $6.95, that's all the $ I need to pay?
     
  5. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    Okay, we just bought the $50 Series 2 box. :) The best part was ebates has a 4% rebate for them! WOOHOO!
     
  6. BillyT2002

    BillyT2002 Crush!Kill!Destroy!

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    So, announce it already! I'm getting tired of waiting. ;)
     
  7. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    1. I wouldn't called it the OCAP TiVo - it isn't. I asked about it at CES and the port is to the hardware. The TiVo software replaces the Motorola software, it isn't an OCAP application.

    2. I don't know that I'd say irrelavant - remember it supports analog cable and NTSC and you could use it for that without digital cable or ATSC.
     
  8. ZeoTiVo

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    for a unit you already have that is not subbed your thinking is correct
     
  9. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    did you get it at tivo.com or at a store with a mail in rebate ?

    come on we wnat to live your whole series 2 experience since you are already familair with TiVo, just not with the series 2
     
  10. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    I got it at tivo.com. :up: We debated getting the refub unit for $30 but said "Aw, heck, why not go new for $20 more?" Although since the minute we get it, we're putting in a 300GB hard drive, I guess it doesn't really matter if it's "new" or not.
     
  11. kjmcdonald

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    Actually, If you have the unit without paying for the first year up front to get the instant rebate, then I don't think you have to lock in for a year do you? Did tivo start working like the cell phone companies? I mean the $150 mail-in rebate is still available if you don't want to buy the year in advance right? does that have a 1 year signup?

    At least when I got my second S2, and signed it up I picked the 6.95/mo option, and I didn't have to sign up for a year, I didn't get any early termination clause that I know of. The whole reason I went monthly on the second one was it takes almost 4 years to break even on the second Tivo, and I know I'm going to ditch at least one S2 when I get an S3 for my HDTV.
     
  12. mmilton80

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    The possibilities of features in Series 3 makes me want to dance.
     
  13. sushikitten

    sushikitten LivingLippy.com

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    Update: The Series 2 has arrived and is plugged in and working. The old Series 1 will be moved to the bedroom tonight. The 300GB upgrade drive has also arrived and will hopefully be installed tonight.

    I like many of the new features (folders especially) but hate hate HATE the peanut remote. Whoever designed that was on crack...no List button? Please. :(
     
  14. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    biggest complaint in moving from series 1 remote to series 2. Most likely reason for not having a list button - make you see the main menu and whatever gold stars or other promos are there.

    the habit you will acquire is hitting the TiVo guy button once, waiting for the sound and then hitting TiVo guy button again to get to now playing List.
     
  15. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    I've programmed a macro in my universal remote (OFA8820) to turn on the TV and go straight to the Now Playing menu.
     
  16. NoCleverUsername

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    But that's not a series 1 to series 2 issue. That's a switching from a Sony remote to any peanut remote issue. (The one exception that I know of is the HDVR2 peanut remotes do have a list button.)
     
  17. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    Oh. Thanks for the clarification :)
     

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