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TiVo extends $199 product lifetime transfer offer through February

by Brad Linder, posted Dec 9th 2007 3:01PM
TiVo HD product lifetime transfer offer
Back in October TiVo offered users a rare opportunity to transfer their lifetime service from an old TiVo box to a new TiVo HD for just $199. In other words, for just a bit more than it would cost you to pay for a 1 year subscription to TiVo service, you can get "free" service from now until the end of eternity. Or from now until you decide to get a new box, whichever comes first.

The original offer expired on November 8th, but TiVo Lovers points out that TiVo appears to have extended the deal through February 3rd.

Keep in mind, this does not mean that new customers can buy a TiVo and sign up for a lifetime service plan. Rather it means that TiVo Series1 or Series2 owners who have already paid for a product lifetime plan can transfer that plan to a new box for $199. All told, you'll have to shell out $500, since you also have to buy a new $300 TiVo HD to qualify. But if you're looking to upgrade to HDTV, you're going to want a new box anyway, as standard resolution recordings look pretty ugly on a high resolution display.

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eric f

why is a WGA argument going on in a tivo story? this guy is spamming every section...get lost!!

This is a good deal, btw. if you have Tivo already, you are not going to want to give it up for a Cable company DVR, believe me. Plus my Series 3 tivo has a noticeable better picture than the Scientific Atlanta HD DVR Box I had before.

December 10 2007 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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The Midnight Penguin

Exactly what I thought when I started reading...had to scroll back up to see what the article was and then wonder if my web was messed up. *sigh*

December 10 2007 at 10:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

Yeah, I want to apologize for my part in that. Phish threw out the original comment and I rose to the bait. He's wrong, but this wasn't the place for the "discussion."

December 11 2007 at 2:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

dear brent,

i understand your point of view, but it doesnt make economic sense. this is how the capitalist market works, if you dont like it, move to russia (on but wait, they are capitalist too now...)

its demand vs. supply, simple as that, and unions are as un-capitalistic as humanly possible, so f*** em all , i say.

December 10 2007 at 5:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

whats the point now?

these goddamned writers are ruining xmas for everyone, including the set crews, caterers, florists, costume designers, props etc..

their demands are pretty ridiculous, including the right to control writers who refuse to join the WGA, what are they NAZI's ??

i think the writers that earn good money should quite the WGA and get back to work, the studios will hire non-wga writers to assist.

none of the writers that earn good money are gonna want this strike to continue for many reasons including financial, so they are the ones with the MOST to lose as well as the ppl that are fired who have nothing to do with the nazi WGA.

December 10 2007 at 2:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Brent McKee

"The writers that earn good money" as you call them are behind this thing 110% and you can tell because there isn't a faction of the WGA that is calling for an immediate settlement. In fact the behaviour of AMPTP that is outrageous. They wanted this round of talks to fail in the belief that the union would break or they can get a sweetheart deal with the Directors that will undermine the other two Guilds.

As for demanding "the right to control writers who refuse to join the WGA" how do you know the Animation writers and the Reality "story producers" wouldn't join the WGA if they had a chance.

What I know is Animation writers get no residuals for their shows - not one damn dime - thanks to the Cartoonist Guild (which is actually a local of IATSE, which surprise surprise is the only one of the four studio unions on AMPTP's side in this). I also know that in 2001, when some non-union animation writers at Nickelodeon tried to join the WGA and signed their WGA cards the network fired 24 writers, held up their petition to form the union in the courts and while that was going on signed a deal with the Cartoonist Guild. All to save $48,000 a year - not for each of the 24 who signed but total. the whole grizzly story is here:

So don't tell me that any animation writer or story producer (who can't even try to join the WGA right now because they're "management" wouldn't jump at the chance to join the WGA. Cause you are dead wrong.

December 10 2007 at 3:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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