Tivo Upgrade Offer

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by shadowplay0918, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Jan 12, 2013 #61 of 129

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

    Feb 20, 2011
    Denver ish...


    They wouldn't do it for me. I have a basement full of TiVos and they wouldn't do it even for the Toshibas and Pioneers that have 3 day lifetime. You would think they would like to get $99 from me rather than nothing, as I don't ever plan on paying $399 for lifetime for them or paying the monthly fee.

    The way I understand it, if you have a TiVo that you threaten to cancel service, that is when they usually offer lifetime for $99. And also sometimes they will send you a email if you have one registered on your account without lifetime and you are paying a monthly fee.
  2. Jan 12, 2013 #62 of 129

    jmace57 Large Member

    Nov 30, 2002
    San Marcos, TX
    Please go ahead and jump then!
  3. Jan 12, 2013 #63 of 129

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    I have 2 S3 OLED's with lifetime and have not seen the offer either.

  4. Jan 12, 2013 #64 of 129

    alluu New Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    Not to sidetrack the discussion but how does TiVo ship orders? Do they double box the TiVo? Hate to have it sit out on my porch for some time as I'm at out of town for the next couple of weeks but don't want to miss out on this upgrade offer.
  5. Jan 12, 2013 #65 of 129

    antalo New Member

    May 9, 2001


    You get tracking info, so you'll know what day it's going to get there and get somebody to pick it up from your house, or you can contact UPS and get a delayed delivery. No problemo Mr. :D
  6. Jan 12, 2013 #66 of 129

    MsUnderstood New Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    Clovis, CA
    On my TIVO today was an ad to go to http://www.tivo.com/save200 to get the offer by entering in the TCN(?) number (15 digit serial code) for the tivo and you could get the offer.

    This link goes to the $549 for permeire 4 with lifetime and includes keeping lifetime on the other machine. My theory is that you need to have an s3 with lifetime but cant be sure at this point
  7. Jan 12, 2013 #67 of 129

    alluu New Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    Unfortunately UPS is just not very good in my neighborhood. Example a couple weeks ago, asked them to hold a package and they still delivered it. It was Onkyo receiver that left outside in the rain. It basically rained for 3 straight days here while I was out of town. Amazon took care of everything reshipping the receiver double boxed and by FedEx and FedEx delivered to one of their stores a couple blocks from my home.
  8. Jan 12, 2013 #68 of 129

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, that's the offer I got and I have a TivoHD with lifetime.

    I figure I would have received the other offer if I were on a monthly sub. ;)
  9. Jan 12, 2013 #69 of 129

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    I have an S3 with lifetime and got the $549.99 for P4 with PLS.

    No mention about giving up anything on my existing S3
  10. Jan 12, 2013 #70 of 129

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You don't give up anything on your Series 3, the offer, as I understand it, is people that have one or more active Series 3(s), and do not have a TP of any kind in their TiVo account.
  11. Jan 12, 2013 #71 of 129

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Well, I fall exactly into this bucket and received the offer noted two above.
  12. Jan 13, 2013 #72 of 129

    dave_d Member

    Oct 16, 2003
    So wait, you got the $549.99 deal and tried to see if they'd give you $200 off a XL4 with life time? Just looking at that for me it'd be $400 + $400 -$200 or $600. Admittedly it's a little better than what I'm think of.(IE go for their deal, get a 2tb drive and just upgrade immediately. I guess I wouldn't get that slide remote. Then again I have no idea if that thing is any good) Choices choices:)
  13. Jan 13, 2013 #73 of 129

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    I had two Tivo HD's, lowest storage versions. Both had 'Lifetime', which was added to each unit in 2011.
    Just before Xmas, Tivo swapped each for a 45-hour Premiere, and moved the Lifetime service over to each new unit as well.
    Price: $49.95 per unit.
    Two reasons: Cox is switching to h.264, and the HD's were losing channels, and they claimed since it had been just over a year since I added Lifetime, I was in-line for that to continue with the swapped units.
    Overall, very happy with that deal
  14. Jan 13, 2013 #74 of 129

    rassi Member

    Jul 18, 2003
    NE Ohio
    I have a TiVoHD and never received the offer. I suspect it's because I don't have a lifetime unit. Do all of you who received the offer have a lifetimed unit?
  15. Jan 13, 2013 #75 of 129

    Davelnlr_ N5GGG

    Jan 12, 2011
    I didnt receive the offer either. Have a HD and Premier on lifetime. I emailed Tivo to request to be considered for this offer. I really need to drop DirecTv. Its getting expensive having DirecTv and Xfinity. I need 4 tuners on my main TV though. Currently have the Genie with 5 tuners, and it works out great. Just cant afford to pony up $800 for an XL and lifetime.
  16. Jan 13, 2013 #76 of 129

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

    Nov 10, 2000
    New England
    So that Premier on my account that I got for my parents for Christmas is making me ineligible? No good deed goes unpunished I guess... :D

    I do like the idea of a quad tuner box that could be used with an extender like the TiVo Mini, but I'll likely stick with my 5 year old TiVo HD and ancient DirecTiVos for a while unless TiVo, Comcast, or DirecTV do something (good or bad) to make me change my mind.
  17. Jan 13, 2013 #77 of 129

    JPA2825 Member

    May 15, 2000
    Ft. Thomas,...
    Trying to figure out if any of these offers will help my 3 situations (isn't it great to praise TiVo for so many for so long that you are now the EXPERT?)

    #1 - Brother
    He has 1 TiVo HD they use with service at $99/yr. (Uses cable DVR on other TVs.) He got the $249 + free MoCa + xfer current sub + $99 to lifetime the box you are xferring from offer. He also has 2 S2s with lifetime that are not hooked up. He wants to xfer the lifetime from 1 of the S2s to the Premiere 4 and then cancel the HD. I don't think that will work b/c the E-mail specifically says it only applies to the S3 TSN.

    #2 - Father-in-Law
    He has 1 TiVo HD with lifetime and 1 S2 with $6.95/mo. MSD (I think.) He wants an HD TV where the S2 currently is. Not sure if he has rec'd any E-mails, but seems like he would be eligible for something. What is best?

    #3 - Me
    I have 3 TiVo HDs all w/ lifetime. 2 have WD expanders. 1 has an upgraded HDD. The only offer I have received (that I am aware of) is the $549 to get a Premiere 4 w/ lifetime. (Honestly, who would take the $19.95/mo. no-commitment rate rather than the lifetime for $30 more?) I would like to get into the Premiere family, but am not "itching" to do so. I am intrigued by TiVo Stream, but suspect it would be heavily crippled outside the house due to my cableco marking everything copy protected.

  18. Jan 13, 2013 #78 of 129

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    I have a TiVo HD lifetime. No offer :(
  19. Jan 13, 2013 #79 of 129

    ViDeOmAnCiNi New Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    I have a Premiere, an HD and an S2 - all with lifetime. I have not gotten any email so far. I guess I won't see one due to my Premiere. With the Mini coming it's time to move that S2 LT sub to a Premiere 4. I will let you know how it works out.

  20. Jan 13, 2013 #80 of 129

    dave_d Member

    Oct 16, 2003
    FWIW I have a TivoHD and it does have lifetime.

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