That's quite a deal you got on Ebay! I would not have
thought it possible. Tivo was selling
the Premier for $300 a year ago. I got $100 off, because
I already owned one Tivo, but the whole thing still wound
up costing me about $500 with lifetime service.
I just looked at the Tivo website and they are now
selling the Premier for $99, which is a great price.
So, for $400 the OP could have a Tivo with lifetime
service, which could start to compare favorably with
other options for his use. Remaining things to watch
out for would be:
A - I've heard the newer ones require a subscription to
work even as a dumb recorder. Not sure about that.
B - The Premier requires an ethernet connection
which it uses to get the schedules, software updates,
On Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:10:44 -0800 (PST), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
If it's replacing a dumb VCR as a time/channel machine...
I haven't had a "cable" box last 3-4 years. We're on the sixth Dish DVR in
six months (SWMBO finally told them to get someone's ass out there to fix it
or they were going to wear it in an uncomfortable place, along with the
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