Is the Cost of a Cable Box Really Too Darn High?

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by AlphaAtlas, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Spire3660

    Spire3660 [H]ard|Gawd

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    FUCK NO. The 'lifetime' service is for the life of the device, and they charge you to transfer it to new hardware.
     
  2. commissioneranthony

    commissioneranthony [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'll totally look into this. Thanks!
     
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  3. Tweak42

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    While that it's true the lifetime service is bonded to the device, Tivo in recent years only does "paid" transfers as special limited promotions, typically when phasing out 3+ generation old lifetime units.

    We still have functioning Tivo series 2 and 3 from 18 and 10 years ago, mind it's hard drives were replaced twice and we took the discount they offered on a new unit + lifetime service. The cost, savings and features were quite worth it compared to anything "rented" monthly from the cable company.

    So while binding to the life of the device typically sounds bad, in practice they last pretty long, and offer incentives to upgrade when the device is quite old in tech years.
     
  4. kju1

    kju1 2[H]4U

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    Meh still too expensive for me. I am a cheap bastard.
     
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