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If this is new, this is an amazing deal!

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6ave support says this is new, not refurbished. Squaretrade quotes $13.99 for a warranty, BTW.

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They could give these away for free and I still wouldn't take one because of the subscription requirement.

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Does anyone know if using a Comcast Cablecard with this will allow you to access Comcast OnDemand? If that's the case, then this is a decent deal. Would actually be cheaper per month at that point than renting a Comcast DVR.

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AFL4COUPON will get you 4% off!

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Ordered it a bit ago with the 4% coupon and free shipping total come to 95.04...great deal. Can't even get a rrefurbed on from Tivo for that much.

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@oatlord: It does take Comcast CableCards, but they will not let you access OnDemand or Pay-Per-View content. You can still watch OnDemand content on your computer, but you're SOL for the Pay-Per-View.

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I have Comcast, but don't use On Demand with my TiVo HD. Works great for Netflix, however!

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I have regular Tivo and love it? How does it work if your cable company requires you to get one of their converter boxes? I would get one just so I don't have to pay Time Warner.

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Just get a cable card from the cable co. It's only $1.50/month from my cbl co RCN. For a double threaded card.

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Time Warner it's $2.50/month. What is double threaded?

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One card for both tuners. You don't need two cards.

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"This item is 100% BRAND NEW with FREE UPS GROUND SHIPPING"

Hurry, they're going fasssssst!

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I just bought one. $95.04 with discount. I did the math on paying $8/month for digital box for years or owning this which amortizes to about the same amount per month for a year. So I will be saving $16/ month on cable by getting this. I love my original Tivo so this will be fantastic!

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@minkeygirl7: By law, your cable company can't force you to use their cable boxes (they used to be able to, but not anymore). Ask for a CableCard, it will enable your Tivo to receive all of the channels that you get on your cable box. I had to pay a one-time $5 activation fee, but no monthly fee. The current generation of CableCard technology doesn't do on-demand, unfortunately, that's still a couple of years away.

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@allenb: I have Time Warner in So Cal so everything is more expensive. The cable card will cost me @2.50 for the basic. The one for MOD etc was $6. Converter box and remote was $8.50/month. They said I have to pay a one time set up fee of $19 which I'll see if I can get them to waive. I hate them more than life itself but it is my only option where I live. But this will more than pay for itself in the first year and I'm going on year 4 of my other Tivo so it will be worth it.

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Only $94.10 shipping to Hawaii! (I think I'll pass on this one.)

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Considering all that the TiVo premiere does, this is a much more capable box for $99 than the Boxee box or Google TV.

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In for 2 - either we'll replace both our Tivos, or if our product lifetime won't transfer, we'll replace one and gift the other.

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Wow, that's a great deal. Almost tempted to buy one and resell. Just bought a Tivo HD XL from woot a few months ago and added a lifetime subscription so I don't need this one. Can't part with the huge hard drive. I need it biggie sized.

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@robsmalls:
The cable cards (comcast) will not give you on demand BUT you can run a splitter to the little free box that comcast gives you and get ondemand from that. That's what I do.

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@sterhill:
You can get on-demand from your little box? How do you do that? I get minimal channels from that box (something like 2-99 w/ a few 100's).

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@skiteton: I have that little box - 6" x 6" x 1" and I run a splitter with one cable to the tivo and the other cable to the comcast box. You use the comcast remote and click the ondemand button - ALL comcast, even the cheapest, should come with ondemand. Mine does and I have 1-99. Call them if you can't get channel 1.

BTW _ I really had to dick around to get the cables to do both. I have some old cables that did not do the job. Eventually I got some that did. The ones with the green heads worked.

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@kitlemmonds: I love my tivo and at this price am buying a second. Once you have one, you really fall in love with it.

Also I have an old tv and the tivo HD box upconverts the image to really beautiful! HD with tivo is free. No need for anything extra from your cable company. I like free.

If you do get one, you WILL need the cable card, tell them you want an employee, not a subcontractor, to install the card. (Yeah, they do the "install") as it is a bear to get the cards to work. The Comcast employees can get a bunch of cards out at a time and the subs can't.

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Ok so I am ignorant !!!!! But I know that...! !. Do you have to have a "Tivo" subscription to use the box as a dvr or can you do that on your normal cable service (Cox Cable? I tried to figure it out, but I reaD ALL THE COMMENTS & I STILL DO NOT KNOW...help PLEASE.

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@tripper: you have to have a subscription - about $12 a month and worth every cent!

They are saying that Cox will offer you a tivo or a regular dvr later this winter or early spring... but that means you would pay Cox or tivo... one or the other...
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/12/cox-to-offer-retail-tivo-premiere-dvrs-next-year-first-with-cab/

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I pay $13~ a month for this craptacular HD DVR from WOW.. Been waiting for a good price drop on this unit. In the end i'll be paying like $3 more a month but I'll enjoy it :)

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Would this work without a subscription, just to stream from my network to the TV. I would always have the option of subscribing later (or do they force you on purchase?).

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@philrobj: Their website says it requires a subscription in order to work. Prolly means it will have to be activated at some point in order to use it.

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I really want to spring for this deal -- I love my series 2 tivo and have been wanting to upgrade to the tivo premiere.I read on one of the Tivo forums that installing this with a cable card from Cablevision of Long Island is a real problem. Anyone out there have experience with this?

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@sueinny: read my comment above:
You WILL need the cable card, tell them you want an employee, not a subcontractor, to install the card. (Yeah, they do the "install") as it is a bear to get the cards to work. The Comcast employees can get a bunch of cards out at a time and the subs can't. Expect this might be true regardless of your provider.

I had to get mine and then my cousin's done, so I learned. You will also need the new adapter for your network - the one with the tivo cartoon guy on it. Mine would not work with my old adapter from the Series 2. Don't know why.

You will love this against the Series 2. You will get free HD (upconverted for an old tv and the picture is beautiful), you can stream from Amazon. Netflix, bigger hard drive etc lotsa small bells and whistles. You can sign up for the cheapest Netflix for about $9 a month and stream thousands of movies and tv shows. Also the HD series has closed caption ON the tivo. My old TV set doesn't have this.

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@sterhill: What adapter are you talking about? Will the cable guy set up all the connections when he installs the cable card? I love my series 2 so this is just gonna be great! I have Time Warner. So I have an enhanced def TV so this will make it look HD? Fantastic!

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@minkeygirl7: you will really LOVE your new picture. My cousin has a 52" plasma and he nearly passed out when he saw his new picture. You have to tune to the HD channels. Like I have channel 2 (standard) and 802 (HD). I would guess you are running your series 2 over a phone line for updates? If you want to stream with the premiere, you need to be connected to your network. This is done with a little network adapter that plugs into the tivo. See http://www.amazon.com/TiVo-AG0100-Wireless-Network-Adapter/dp/B000ER5G6C

If you don't stream, the telephone line should work fine.

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@sterhill: I'm really low tech right now and won't have HD until my TV dies so as long as I can use my phone line I'm good for now. As for the cable cards, someone talked about a double sided card for both tuners so then do I need 2 cards? (What a racket these cable companies have).

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The cable card you need is a dual band card that allows you to record on one channel while watching another channel. Ondemand will not work and and probably wont for a long time because cable card lack addressability (upload) which is how digital receivers work. As far as asking for an in house tech over a contractor that's absolutely true! Cable cards are becoming more popular now but they still don't see a lot of installs. They are very picky and often fail and usually the tech ends up on the phone with their dispatch for a long time trying to get it to work . In house is paid hourly contractor are paid per job and video jobs pay the least, so contractors will usually give you a bs excuse and re-schedule your appointment if its taking up too much of their time. I still work for the cable company and before I went inhouse I was a contractor so I know how both worlds work.

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Does anyone know if this will work with the Verizon Fios system?

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@kylegaddis: Thanks for the info. Since TWC guy yesterday did not tell me the difference in the cards I'm glad I know what to ask for now. I never use On demand so that is not a problem for me. I just watch a lot of tv. I had a contractor set up my computer and I'm still scarred by it.

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If you decide you want ondemand, you can attach a splitter to the incoming cable and run one cable to the tivo and the other to the cable box. I have the cheapest comcast - channels 1-99+ a few - and I do not get BBC America but I do get the BBC series stuff on ondemand so I like that a lot!
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-PureAV-AV24101-2-Way-Splitter/dp/B0001XGQLI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1289683729&sr=8-4

I had to end up using some newer cables - the ones with the green heads - to make it work. I have a million old cables and they would not work.

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I fought with TWC for years because I did not want digital for money reasons. Now that I have it I love it of course. And getting this one was financial which I based on info from TWC guy. I reread my chat with him last night and he implied that the only downside with the basic card, which is $2.50/mo, was no On Demand and that with the M card that is $6/mo I could. So not starting out so great. It took 2 guys 1/2 day to set up my digital box with my series II so this is going to be interesting. I doubt I'll use on demand but thanks for the info. I just don't understand this enough yet.

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@sterhill: Could I get a basic card for the digital tuner and just use the other tuner for basic cable? (I read that you can use this without the card and just not get digital channels). That would work great for me.

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Is this deal dead? I can't for the life of me find where to add it to cart on the website.

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Got me! It was there when I ordered it yesterday. The Tivo Forums are saying BestBuy will be selling them for $99 without the purchase of a TV.

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I called and they put in the order for me =)

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I just want to give everyone who bought one of these a heads up that TiVoCommunity forums are talking about how this may require $19/ month for one year, which is more than the standard fee. TiVo's website is selling the Premiere this way today. Best Buy and Amazon have this for $99 today also, but there is no indication of the monthly fee increase that I can see. It still works out to be a pretty good deal, but I just wanted everyone to be aware.

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@minkeygirl7: That might work. I remember I had to set up mine and my cousin's to make sure they worked ok before calling for the cards. I seem to remember they got channels 2-99 without the cards. As you are supposed to set it up and activate it BEFORE the cards, you will know then for sure.

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@jimcil: this may be what got that rumor off:
http://www.tivo.com/promo/tv/tv1.html?WT.mc_id=TV1008 free box with $19.99 a month.

I hope so as I could not resist buying a second box for upstairs! I called tivo but they are closed today.

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@sterhill: This is definitely a different deal. Take a look at TiVo. com, it is featured on the main page and is a one year commitment.

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@jimcil: Thanks - I don't like the idea of a $20 a month year long contract. I'll just stay with the tivo I already have!! Thanks!!!!!