Tivo Upgrade Offer

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  1. Jan 14, 2013 #81 of 129
    WO312

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    The offer is at tivo.com/lowpls. You have to enter your TSN. If your machine is eligible it should accept it, otherwise you don't qualify.

    I received the email and the offer also appears on the bottom of the Tivo Central page on my HD where the ads normally appear. So it is definitely targeted. I have a Tivo HD with lifetime and no Premiere. I'm really leaning towards pulling the trigger. $550 beats the next best deal I can find by about $70 ($220 for the Premiere and $400 for discounted Lifetime).
     
  2. Jan 14, 2013 #82 of 129
    unitron

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    Would you like to buy that S4 second hand?

    All I care about is the $99 on my S3 HD part.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2013 #83 of 129
    unitron

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    I have a couple of lifetimed S1s, 3 lifetimed single tuner S2s, 2 MSD monthly sub S2 DTs, an MSD monthly sub S3 HD I added a little over a year ago, and zero S4s of any description.

    They emailed me some version of the offer, good only on the S3 HD, $249 for the Premiere 4 and transfer the $9.95 per month sub to it, and I'd love to take them up on the $99 PLS for the S3 HD part of it, but I have no interest in an S4 that can't tune OTA and would bind me that much more to TWC.

    Only if I had a guaranteed sale of the S4 to someone else for the same as I paid for it would this be attractive to me.

    I think I'll call and waste their time asking if I could sell it and transfer the $9.95 per month rate to the new owner.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2013 #84 of 129
    unitron

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    unitron

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    The $99 seems to be to put lifetime on a non-lifetimed S3 HD after moving the S3 HD's monthly fee to the Premiere 4 for which in purchase price they want $249.

    In other words, if you have an S3 HD that's on a monthly, and don't have any S4s, that's the offer you get.

    At least it's the one I got.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2013 #86 of 129
    WO312

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    Not with a monthly sub.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2013 #87 of 129
    billbillw

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    I have two S3 (one is lifetime)and one premiere. No offers for me, probably because of owning one premiere. FYI, I was told by Tivo last summer that they will offer the $99 lifetime on S3 for anyone who purchases a Premiere. So, if you buy one of the 'winter blowout' deals, they will likely offer you the $99 deal on any S3 you have...Well, you may have to ask for it. I called in separately and asked for it.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2013 #88 of 129
    Bruzer

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    I have a lifetime S2 (Toshiba RS-TX20) and I received the upgrade offer (refurb Premiere + lifetime for $400). I have Comcast as my cable provider. I have a couple questions:

    1. The Premiere requires an M-Card from Comcast, correct? We have two of the DTA boxes from Comcast, and one of their "digital" boxes (capable of getting their ON DEMAND). Is it possible to take out the M-Card from that digital box and put it in the Premiere? That would save us $10/month (you get one digital box or M-Card free; additional ones are $10), although we would lose the ON DEMAND feature on that TV.

    2. Our S2 will get moved to a different TV. What's the best method to view recorded shows from the S2 on the Premiere? Does it require a dual transfer (S2 to PC, PC to Premiere), or is it direct (S2 to Premiere)?

    Thanks.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2013 #89 of 129
    jrtroo

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    1- Yes, you need a cablecard. No, you cannot take a card from a Comcast box and put in a Peremiere, you would need a fresh card from Comcast. Those digital boxes will eventually have a rental fee. After two years in my area they are no longer free. You may get ondemand on your tivo, check out the tivo site for applicability.

    2- you can pull the show directly from the S2 to the Premiere.
     
  10. Jan 14, 2013 #90 of 129
    Bruzer

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    Awesome, thanks for the reply jrtroo :)
     
  11. Jan 15, 2013 #91 of 129
    humm

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    This is really interesting to me too. I may well take advantage of this offer!
     
  12. Jan 15, 2013 #92 of 129
    shwru980r

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    Add a monthly subscription to one of the basement Tivos. On day 29, call Tivo and request the $99 upgrade and threaten to cancel if you don't get it.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2013 #93 of 129
    SullyND

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    Aren't all new month-month subscriptions (even used equipment) locked in to a year minimum of service?
     
  14. Jan 15, 2013 #94 of 129
    atmuscarella

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    Not exactly, they will let you pay what they consider full price for a new DVR, then you can go month to month without a commitment. The full price on the original Premiere was $299, which pretty much makes accepting the year commitment a must.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2013 #95 of 129
    shwru980r

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    I thought the S3 and below Tivos could be added month to month. Regardless, you can still cancel in the first 30 days.
     
  16. Jan 16, 2013 #96 of 129
    tka

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    Can somebody who got the lower priced upgrade offer ($249+$99) post a link (minus the serial number) so we can see if that will work for others who got the $549 offer? Or PM me please?
    Thanks!
     
  17. Jan 16, 2013 #97 of 129
    atmuscarella

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    I do not believe anyone has received an offer to purchase a Premiere 4 for $249, plus $99 for lifetime for the Premiere 4.

    Someone said they had an offer to purchase a Premiere 4 for $249 and transfer their existing monthly plan to it and then buy lifetime for their Series 3 unit (that had the monthly plan) for another $99.
     
  18. Jan 16, 2013 #98 of 129
    cherry ghost

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  19. Jan 16, 2013 #99 of 129
    taylor0987

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    Does the code PLSR still work to get $299 lifetime for MSD? The reason I ask is because Best Buy has the Premiere 4 on sale for $200, and $200 + $299 is better than this deal...


    Thanks
     
  20. lessd

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    The normal price is now $499, the PLSR code may bring it down to $399 (the normal MSD price). The $299 price is gone for good, at least for now.
     

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