Buying a used tivo.

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  1. Neil_S

    Neil_S Stunt Coordinator

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    I have found someone selling a used Tivo (Phillips 14 hour) for $50. He said that he used it for quite a while until he upgraded to a 30 hour unit and it has been sitting in his closet until now when he decided to get rid of it. Is there anything I should watch out for when buying a used unit? You cannot beat the price, especially because it is one you can upgrade (1 drive). If he still has it available I think I will get it and do the upgrade without bothering to back it up..... I would spend more on the extra hard drive to do the back up on than I paid for the whole unit [​IMG]
    In his post he said that the buyer will have to get a subscription with Tivo... If someone already had a lifetime subscription on the unit (assuming he did and not the $9.95/month) won't that transfer to me? From the sounds of things he does not know too much about the hacking or other DIY aspects of it considering he bought a new unit (unless he just didn't want to do it himself).
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks!
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  2. Stephen Tu

    Stephen Tu Screenwriter

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    Yes, lifetime subscriptions transfer to a new owner.
    The main thing to watch out for is if the modem functions. If you get through guided setup you are most likely fine ...
     

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