What to do with ancient Series 1 box with lifetime?

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  1. Sep 9, 2014 #1 of 14
    sfurukawa

    sfurukawa New Member

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    I have an old series 1 Tivo with lifetime service that I have not used for years. It still works. Any suggestions on what I should do with it besides use it as a doorstop?
     
  2. Sep 9, 2014 #2 of 14
    Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    What is your activation date?
     
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    mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    eBay, freecycle.. it's probably useful to SOMEONE (to control a cable box)
     
  4. Sep 9, 2014 #4 of 14
    Chris Gerhard

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    It can be useful to someone with analog cable, try eBay.
     
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    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Wil asked his activation date because if it was before a certain date in 2000 (March?) then there can be a one time transfer of the lifetime service grandfathered onto a new TiVo. Those Series 1's are hard to find now, but maybe this is one that fell through the cracks. So depending on that status, I'd hold off on giving it away or selling on eBay just yet if I were him.

    As a matter of fact Chris, I think you bought my S3 whose lifetime was transferred from my original 14 hr Phillips TiVo! :)
     
  6. Sep 9, 2014 #6 of 14
    replaytv

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  7. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    An S1 for which lifetime was purchased on or before January 20, 2000 can have that lifetime sub transferred to another TiVo one time at no cost for the transfer.

    Also, a lifetimed S1, as long as it keeps calling in, can be the anchor unit for getting the Multi-Set Discount on other TiVos on the same account.
     
  8. SC0TLANDF0REVER

    SC0TLANDF0REVER I Love my TiVo!

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    Gosh, I have my S1 sistting in a box as well as my old S2. Are the S2 boxes also able to have their Lifetime transferred?
     
  9. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    answer:
     
  10. bkc56

    bkc56 Designated Grunt

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    Some people still actively use Series 1 boxes. I have three (all Philips) all running right now. The last one had a bad disk drive and I got it for the price of shipping.

    I wouldn't turn down another doorstop as it's always good to have a spare.
     
  11. sfurukawa

    sfurukawa New Member

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    Not sure when the actual activation date was, but I bought the unit on Amazon on 12/6/2000 so I didn't make the 1/20/00 cutoff.

    Appreciate all the feedback and suggestions.
     
  12. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    So in other words as long as you bought PLS for that S2 a couple or three years before they started making S2s you're good?

    :rolleyes: ;) :D
     
  13. SOCATivo

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    Shame - I have a fully working Sony S1 activated 7/2001. Would have loved to get a Romio but can’t really justify the h/w and lifetime!
     
  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    No shame in going monthly if you can't afford lifetime. It costs more in the long run, but it's still cheaper pr month then most MSO DVRs.
     

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