TiVo extends $199 product lifetime transfer offer through February
by Brad Linder, posted Dec 9th 2007 3:01PM
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.