dealstivo tcd746320 series 4 premiere hd dvr for $87…

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I bought one at Costco for 84.99 before Christmas.

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WARNING: requires a 19.99 a month subscription which is double the 9.99 price if you buy it from TiVo! (but the actual unit is more but it's worth it in the end Plus I returned mine due to the menus took awhile to switch from the new HD menus back to the SD menus. TiVo claims this to be the dvr on the market(which is true) but the software needs major work! IMHO

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Looks like it's still 19.99 month from TiVo for new buyers

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I bought one of these a few months ago to replace my Comcast DVR. Getting the CableCard to work with it was a hassle, eventually requiring a tech to come work with it. I'm still not sure if it's worth the initial cost versus just keeping the Comcast DVR though.

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Can you just buy the lifetime subscription for a few hundred?

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"Can you just buy the lifetime subscription for a few hundred?"

No, afraid not. Not for this one anyway.

Tivo is now out of my life, and I don't miss it. They have gotten gready and I don't need another $20 (more with tax and fees) monthy bill.
Dish Network makes an awsome DVR and only $5 per month DVR fee.

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The tivo website is offering a free one if you sign up for 2 years.

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I love tivo - the menus are elegant and easy. The setup with comcast was a bear as a lot of the cards don’t work right. When I had my cousin’s set up, I had learned to request ‘a comcast employee, not a contractor’ as the direct employees can bring out a big handful of cards and the contractors can’t. Once it is working it is BEAUTIFUL!

The big draw - would be for me - is that hulu is supposed to work (soon) with premiere and not with the other tivo boxes.

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Does ANYBODY make a device like this that works with over-the-air digital TV signals? Something that you can program like a traditional VCR to record programs and also back up & fast-forward live TV while you watch it?

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@wgmartin: well, there is this one.
tivos do work with ota.
If you r computer is running either vista, or windows 7, just get a tv tuner card, or one built into a usb dongle, and use windows media center (which is already built in to those 2 OS'es).

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@wgmartin: All Tivos (including the series 3 and series 4 boxes) have excellent ATSC tuners. This one will work very well with just an internet connection and a connection to a good OTA antenna. You will be able to record all over the air broadcasts in your area, as well as pull in Amazon, Netflix, Pandora, and other stuff.

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@wgmartin: YES! I have been using tivo with over-the-air broadcast for about 6 months ago. it was as easy to set up as the cable box was before i canceled cable. The only problem that i have is that when receiving broadcasts I sometimes have to move the antenna slightly to get a clean signal. if i'm expecting to record something on one particular channel, i have to remember to set the antenna before i leave. But otherwise, no complaint. no complaint about cutting cable. No complaint about getting netflixed streamed. No complaint about tivo. A happy customer!

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@earlyre: The problem with this Tivo is you still have to pay for a subscription to get it to work at all to record anything, even off the air free channels! If you ask me Tivo is just a bunch of crooks cause even after you buy the box there's no way to use it without an expensive subscription.

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@stevec5000: I sort of agree. I had Tivo about 5 years ago and loved it - but it was the only game in town for a long time when it came to DVR. Now a $300 desktop can do what it does, better, and with no monthly bill to deal with.

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If I buy this from CC to replace my current TiVO HD box, can I transfer my subscription to it? It's 199.99 for this box to "upgrade" from TiVO so I'd rather save a 100.00 going through CC if I can.

I added it to my cart and it allowed me to opt out of a service contract and the price didn't change so I'm thinking I can do this.

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@riverzendz: No you can't. The lifetime subscription you bought belongs to that box, not to your account. Check to Tivo website, if you are in doubt. You can sell that box and the lifetime subscription goes with it.
I bought a series 3 with the lifetime subscription and 6 months later the new tivo debuts. So unless I want to shell out some major $$$, I'm stuck.
This box isn't even THX or HD sound like the more expensive premier..

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@oatlord: You have to have comcast come out to install the cablecard. They came out and didn't do it right on mine and after about 3 hours on the phone with them they finally got it working. I hate comcast but I need a fast internet now.

Direct's DVR was awesome, just like this Tivo (I have one of these and love it). I hate the comcast one, it's like 9 years old and its junk. Menus suck and they want like 15 a month for it, glad to see that pos go away.

Go to www.tivo.com and get a free one.