TiVo Community Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My apologies if this has been discussed many times before.
We're trying to understand what, if anything, extra going the All-in route gets us on the purchase of a new TiVo unit. From what I can tell, we never need to pay for a subscription fee after the first big hit of $500+. Is that all it does??
Conversely, we could pay an annual $150 for as long as we have the TiVo unit. Broken down - the All-in price is about 3.5 years of an annual subscription model. So, it pays for itself in that time. Anything after 3.5 years is "bonus" TiVo subscription.

Aside from the basic mathematics of the amount of time it pays for itself... what additional benefits does the All-in subscription model get me? Or is that basically it?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks for the response.
So let's say in 4 years from now I want to get a new TiVo unit to replace my existing unit, assuming there will be another new model at that time. It sounds like having a lifetime/all-in subscription tied to the unit (TSN?) makes the unit more enticing/valuable to potential buyers - correct?
An example would be - A 4 year-old TiVo unit without lifetime might fetch $100 on the open market, whereas someone might be willing to pay $200 for a unit with lifetime.

I was hoping there would be other service-related perks to justify dropping all the money up front. Assuming I like the hardware and service, i could see sticking with it for years to come. But as a TiVo newbie, it's a gamble... maybe I won't like it. To your point, I could recoup some of that cost if I sell it after a year.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Interesting. Thank you for that bit of info. That's something I missed when comparing subscription model vs. all-in..
I notice in the first paragraph it mentions the Mini VOX. However, in the 2nd paragraph, there is no mention of the Mini VOX. That seems like a somewhat strange omission. I found this is consistent across the tivo.com website in the few places Continual Care is mentioned.
I must assume the Mini VOX is not part of the $49 replacement offer (past 90 days).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Thanks to all for their input. As MikeekiM says - classic rent vs. buy. Hard to predict the future, especially with the speed at which streaming services are improving. Assuming we like the new Edge we plan to purchase, I can see us holding onto it for 5 years or more. At that time, something better will have come along. I never expect to get a lot of money out of selling old tech second hand anyway.
For our household - those apps/services are just not yet ready to replace our cable provider. Maybe in a couple years. For now - we still prefer good old broadcast/cable TV and DVR'ing stuff.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top