Generally the answer is no, however, right now they are allowing transfers on units with service bought before I certain date.guestwithquestin said:If I buy a unit off of eBay with a lifetime subscribition, can I transfer the lifetme from the original unit to a new TiVo unit?
Do I have to buy the unit from them for that? Or can I order it from Amazon?drugrep said:Generally the answer is no, however, right now they are allowing transfers on units with service bought before I certain date.
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They generally do not allow transfers.
gastrof said:Believe the Humax ones with DVD recorders built in can still be lifetime subbed.
Double check that and on availability of new units.
Might want to ask about this in the "TiVos with DVD" forum here-> http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=41
I found this in the Terms & Conditions section of the transfer offer.rambler said:Purchasing from Amazon or anywhere else is fine.
That's wrong. Lifetime transfers are now only allowed when tivo has an offer to do so such as the current offer. If a tivo has a lifetime subscription that was purchased before 1-20-00, the lifetime sub is eligible to be transfered one time to another tivo. They only allow this because there was confusion about what lifetime meant, they have since made it very clear.Update---Nevermind. I found what I was looking for. Once I transfer the TiVo Lifetime to my name, I can transfer it to a new unit one time... Please correct me if I am wrong
Only if you have a paid TiVo Plus (not TiVo basic which comes with the unit) and it was activated before 1/20/2000 can you transfer to any unit you want. If you have the paid TiVo Plus and it meets the other restrictions you may be able to take advantage of the $299 transfer to a DT previously discussed.RoadWriter said:I have a lifetime on my Pioneer 810H and its getting old. Started to start and stop when playing a show, pixelated pictures, etc. I restarted and deleted everything. Is this like reformatting the HD? It seemed to work, but I lost all my recordings, of course, and my programming. No big deal but wanted to see if the unit was crashing. OK for now. But if it does crash, did I read that TIVO will allow a lifetime to be transferred to a new unit ONE TIME? Thanks
The primary restriction being that the lifetime sub has to have been activated before 6-15-03.funtoupgrade said:If you have the paid TiVo Plus and it meets the other restrictions you may be able to take advantage of the $299 transfer to a DT previously discussed.