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February 16, 2005 9:08:11 PM

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If I have the basic service (free) can I still use Tivo to go?


I have a Toshiba model w/3 days of free programming.

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Anonymous
February 17, 2005 12:13:36 AM

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Nope, you have to be paying for TiVo plus for this to work.

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George Eberhardt
(732)224-8988


"Hoopster" <hoops_nospam444@aol.com> wrote in message
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> If I have the basic service (free) can I still use Tivo to go?
>
>
> I have a Toshiba model w/3 days of free programming.
February 17, 2005 12:13:37 AM

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Ok - I want to sign-up for the Tivo plus, but I can't make up my mind
on paying $299.00 for lifetime or month to month.

Two Questions:


1. Do you think that Tivo is pretty safe from going under or being
bought out?

2. If my Tivo breaks then I have to get a new contract right?





On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 21:13:36 -0500, "George Eberhardt"
<geberhardt@comcast.net> wrote:

>Nope, you have to be paying for TiVo plus for this to work.
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Anonymous
February 17, 2005 1:13:26 AM

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Hoopster wrote:
> Ok - I want to sign-up for the Tivo plus, but I can't make up my mind
> on paying $299.00 for lifetime or month to month.
>
> Two Questions:
>
>
> 1. Do you think that Tivo is pretty safe from going under or being
> bought out?

As safe as any succesful small tech company - that is, not safe at all.
They are a very valuable company and a number of larger companies
would be glad to buy them up given the right circumstances. Will this
happen anytime soon? I would guess not. Many have been saying for
YEARS that TiVo will never last yet they are still going strong,
continuing to come out with new ideas and building their customer base.
They need to keep coming out with new products in a timely manner, but
they haven't given us any reason to think they will fail in this
regard. The other thought is, even if they do get bought up, that
doesn't mean your lifetime sub is automatically worthless - it would
make some sense for the buying company to keep those customers as is.
There is still value in keeping them, even without charging them a
monthly fee.

> 2. If my Tivo breaks then I have to get a new contract right?

Or get your TiVo fixed. Most of the common problems aren't too hard to
fix (bad hard drive or fauly power supply).

I still have an SA from ~2000 and a DTiVo from ~2002 still working just
dandy. I got lifetimes on both of them and that has turned out to be a
very wise decision in deed.

Another thing is if you do get a lifetime for your SA, it will be much
more valuable on the market (ebay), even if it breaks. Broken TiVos
with lifetime subs still sell for high $$$ on ebay.
February 17, 2005 5:19:50 AM

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"Hoopster" <hoops_nospam444@aol.com> wrote in message
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> If I have the basic service (free) can I still use Tivo to go?
>
>
> I have a Toshiba model w/3 days of free programming.

No
Anonymous
February 17, 2005 11:43:09 AM

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"Hoopster" <hoops_nospam444@aol.com> wrote in message
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> Ok - I want to sign-up for the Tivo plus, but I can't make up my mind
> on paying $299.00 for lifetime or month to month.
>
> Two Questions:
>
>
> 1. Do you think that Tivo is pretty safe from going under or being
> bought out?

TiVo's current revenue is about 5 million a month (my estimate), and their
day to day running costs are not that high. Somebody will keep the service
running if TiVo goes under.

>
> 2. If my Tivo breaks then I have to get a new contract right?
>
Repair it. Or have somebody repair it. But then my two TiVos have never
given me any problems, and my lifetime contracts are both paying for
themselves.

--
George Eberhardt
(732)224-8988
Anonymous
February 18, 2005 5:49:17 AM

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Hoopster wrote:

> 2. If my Tivo breaks then I have to get a new contract right?

Nope.
1) If the unit is repairable, the contract is still valid.
2) Your contract will be transfered to a replacement TiVo
if done by an authorized repair service.
-Joe
!