- Sep 1, 2004
Thanks for the "inside info".
Back in February, there were a couple of long threads at dbstalk and avsforums about a trade-in program for existing tivo owners. The trade-in allowances that were being discussed were pretty generous. For example, one HMC for a SD Tivo, etc.
Any ideas what D* might do for people that prefer to own a system rather than lease? Do you think the trade-in program is legitimate?
The latest that I'm hearing are for HDTV boxes only so where you got the SD DVR from is way off. Here is what they are planning as of now and also remember that MPEG4 DVRs "WILL NOT" have Tivo software so if your waiting for that you will be waiting until you die.
If you currently have a basic HD box (Ie. Zenith SAT-520, Hughes E86) you will get a replacement basic HD box only. They might offer you a 250 dollar credit if you tradeup to renting their multiroom HD DVR and return your old HD box to them.
If you currently have an HD Tivo they will replace your box with their upcoming HD DVR (not the multiroom HD DVR). I've heard they might offer these things below for customers that upgrade to their multiroom HD DVR (IE they pay the rental fee and return their HD Tivo to them).
They would give a 500 programming credit.
Or they would give a 250 dollar programming credit plus 3 months of total choice premier free (93.99/month times three months off).
Or they would give a 300 dollar programming credit plus 20 bucks off total choice premier for six months and free HD package for 6 months.
Now all of these things I've heard are considered rumor and not official and the only things that are official are these below just to make sure things are straight.
Basic HD box gets basic HD box replacement.
HD Tivo owner gets HD DVR replacement (not the multiroom HD DVR).