Lifetime is actually cheaper now by $100 per box than the previous pricing scheme.That sucks on the lifetime increase. I wonder if we'll be able to talk them down and get lower prices the way you can now.
The current offers are the same as the MSD pricing which is $30 more expensive than the old offer $499.98 (old was $468) for a Tivo Premiere with Lifetime. Note that you should be able to buy a box at retail with the new pricing (Amazon does sell the box at a discount most of the time).What is the new pricing for the upgrade program? Has it changes too? I've already upgraded my two Series 2 boxes and therefore the current upgrade program is not available for me to view.
I think Tivo continues your current pricing until you decide to change it without having to do anything. It isn't an option to change to for future plans because it is no longer offered. I bet if you call Tivo they will tell you it will renew at your current rate. There has been no indication from anyone yet that they have gone and changed the rates on them.
Scheduling a future plan is for changing from the plan you are on to a different one when the current plan ends. If you don't want to change anything, don't change anything and you subscription automatically renews on the same plan that just ended.Interesting, so I setup two grandfathered premiers at the PIL in February.
Box 1 I setup at 129$ a year, box time got MSD and I bought lifetime for 299$, couldnt do it on box one.
Now, the box 1 says, pick a FUTURE plan and it only shows the 19.99$ or 499$ lifetime. That doesnt make sense, I figured at LEAST they would be able to continue with an annual at current rates,
Also, received ZERO, literally ZERO emails or correspondence from TIVO about pricing changes
(Davez seems to confirm that there is now no LONGER any annual, even for those people ON annual and it will go to 19.99$ when the current annual expires. LAME)
Wow, if they just changed the pricing on these boxes, current modern, 12.95$ legacy boxes with NO communication to the users and upping the pricing now nearly 100% (I had one on annual at 129$, which is now going to be minimum 240%) that is just VERY bad customer service and PR.
I dont even think it is LEGAL to jack the pricing without proper communication to the customer (either via mail or direct contact, email does NOT count)