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Tivo Lifetime Subscription $99 After 4 (?) Years of Payment

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I have one of the older Tivo models (but not the oldest). I was paying $12.95/month. I just called to cancel, and they noted that I've had it for 4 years, so they offered me a lifetime subscription for $99. I figure that pays for itself in about 8 months, so it was worth it. Not sure how long you have it before they offer this deal - I'm guessing it's 3 or 4 years - but it's worth checking, if you don't plan to upgrade your Tivo.
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Created 01-24-2015 at 12:12 PM by pinmagic
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I have one of the older Tivo models (but not the oldest). I was paying $12.95/month. I just called to cancel, and they noted that I've had it for 4 years, so they offered me a lifetime subscription for $99. I figure that pays for itself in about 8 months, so it was worth it. Not sure how long you have it before they offer this deal - I'm guessing it's 3 or 4 years - but it's worth checking, if you don't plan to upgrade your Tivo.
as long as your TiVo is working. the lifetime subscription is tied to your aging device.
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I wish they would have offered that to me when I called to reluctantly cancel a couple of years back. Was a TiVo customer for almost ten years. Bastards.
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What are the odds that Tivo will still exist a few years from now?
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What are the odds that Tivo will still exist a few years from now?
Been reading the same thing for at least 10 years and they are still around,,,
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They make that offer after 3 years.
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Boom! You're a lifesaver. Got it and since I had just paid my annual feeI I got a refund too.
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I have the old version 1 sony one collecting dust in my basement in a box..
whats that worth and I wonder if they would activate it for $99 lifetime...

then again I would have to get two more cablecards right?
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I just bought a TiVo for my mom. Easy way to put all the channels, apps, and TV on a single remote/device. FYI, lifetime can be bought upfront for 500. Worth it if you are planning on long term use.
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Nice, just converted my month to month to LifeTime.
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I just bought a TiVo for my mom. Easy way to put all the channels, apps, and TV on a single remote/device. FYI, lifetime can be bought upfront for 500. Worth it if you are planning on long term use.
for $500 you could have build a cheap HTPC and got them a HD Homerun Prime and still had money left over. Throw it in a miniitx case and set it right under their TV. Windows Media Center would be the DVR.
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Been reading the same thing for at least 10 years and they are still around,,,
Only way tivo could get hurt is if the cable companies offered dependable dvrs or if the networks all worked together to offer streaming from one source (though users would be on the hook for decent bandwidth).

I believe they were offering discounted lifetime to people who have been active tivo users for 10+ years if you bought one of the newer ones.
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for $500 you could have build a cheap HTPC and got them a HD Homerun Prime and still had money left over. Throw it in a miniitx case and set it right under their TV. Windows Media Center would be the DVR.
Or... They could just have a Tivo.
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for $500 you could have build a cheap HTPC and got them a HD Homerun Prime and still had money left over. Throw it in a miniitx case and set it right under their TV. Windows Media Center would be the DVR.
I am not here to advocate for buying TiVo. its actually a pretty good setup for people who are not tech savy. in my moms case, its multi-room, all remotes and interfaces the same. something breaks? easy to replace. fits her needs well.
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Or... They could just have a Tivo.
I've got nothing against Tivo but $500 for one with a "lifetime" sub is a ripoff. On the home DVR hierarchy a Tivo is only slightly better than what the cable companies offer and that's mainly due to the UI rather than the actual functionality. The "service" of recording programs actually cost nothing extra once you acquire the hardware to do it yourself.

$99 for it is acceptable.
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