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posted: Jan. 17, 2013 @ 6:16p
"TiVo Premiere service is $14.99 per month Minimum 1 year service plan required. Early termination fee and other restrictions apply."
Please update title and OP to reflect that a 1 year contract @ $15/month is required. As I understand it, TiVo has gotten extremely strict on not allowing transfer of lifetime service to new TiVo units, whereas they used to allow it.
posted: Jan. 17, 2013 @ 9:26p
Correct and I have has several TiVo units over the years and the last 3 or 4 have been very unreliable. I had 4 of 4 units fail. Sad to say but true. The extended warranty is a MUST HAVE!!!
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posted: Jan. 17, 2013 @ 10:09p
can you buy as a gift @ BB and not give them personal info. or is it like a cell phone purchase??
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posted: Jan. 18, 2013 @ 8:35a
As good as TiVo is, and it is very good, the edge it offers considering its price point has been fading, especially where one has cable/TV providers competition. Some cable companies are now offering customer TiVo units with a feature set different from retail models. Satellite companies have improved Dtheir own DVR offerings,e.g. Hopper and Genie, and TiVo appently is moving towards the eliminatinf or reducing handling of OTA. Hardware + subscription cost becoming high even with "deals" unless one can be assured of the previously commented future eBay value, which likely will reduce from current as technology changes more quickly and competition in DVR market increases. we need to see TiVo reduce its costs in a manner that it can sustain reasonable profit margins before another once great act is recorded in our memories.
zapy said: Correct and I have has several TiVo units over the years and the last 3 or 4 have been very unreliable. I had 4 of 4 units fail. Sad to say but true. The extended warranty is a MUST HAVE!!!
curious, were they all TivoHDs? (our HD was a POS that rebooted constantly). We have a Series2 (10+/- yrs old) which is still working fine and has never even shut down; and another Series 2 we just started recently using. We've only had the Premier4 for a little over a month but so far no issues
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posted: Jan. 22, 2013 @ 3:37p
vickh said: can you buy as a gift @ BB and not give them personal info. or is it like a cell phone purchase??
no cash and carry.... but from my understanding, you can use it two weeks with no service then it becomes a brick till you subscribe
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posted: Jan. 29, 2013 @ 6:17p
Offer I got includes $50 off, and $2 discount on monthly service, and/or $100 off Product Lifetime Service
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