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FA: TiVos! Series 3, HD and a Series 2 DT
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memory-minus
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Feb 12, 2009, 09:30 AM
 
Hi all, I know many Mac users are TiVo fans, so I wanted to let you know I am auctioning off my TiVos as I am canceling cable to cut costs in our family budget. All 3 boxes have lifetime service which is a good deal for you because it means no monthly bills from TiVo! I'm also throwing in the "official" wireless adapter for all and the premium Glo remote on the HD model.

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Series 3 (the original and the best IMO) with 250GB hard drive

TiVo HD (the new one) with 160GB hard drive

Series 2 DT (dual tuner) (the latest of the SD models) with 80GB hard drive


Thanks and good luck!
     
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Feb 12, 2009, 10:11 AM
 
Good luck on the auctions.
Just curious, what are your plans with no cable? Trying an AppleTV solution or just cutting out TV watching altogether?

I'm looking at the the option of canceling cable as well and researching the AppleTV with Boxee option.

Thanks and good luck.
     
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Feb 12, 2009, 10:27 AM
 
A lot of content you can get free these days, on Hulu or abc.com -- I made a short list of our "must have" TV shows and almost all of them are available on the Internet for free if you're willing to watch commercials. I consider it a trade-off for the lack of a monthly cable subscription. I don't think I can express how hard it is to give up TiVo though -- they are truly the "Apple of DVRs."
     
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Feb 12, 2009, 10:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by memory-minus View Post
A lot of content you can get free these days, on Hulu or abc.com -- I made a short list of our "must have" TV shows and almost all of them are available on the Internet for free if you're willing to watch commercials. I consider it a trade-off for the lack of a monthly cable subscription. I don't think I can express how hard it is to give up TiVo though -- they are truly the "Apple of DVRs."
It's been awhile since I've owned a Tivo brand DVR, but I still remember when I switched to the generic one from my cable company. I missed the Tivo a lot!

Sounds like you're think the same thing as me. So much is available for free. I was planning on taking advantage of the DTV transition coming up soon too. Oh well- guess I'll have to wait on that one.
     
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Feb 12, 2009, 03:59 PM
 
Why don't you hold on to the Series 3 or the Tivo HD? (a bit too late, I guess...)

Both have Antenna inputs and you can at least still use it for broadcast TV.
     
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Feb 13, 2009, 07:17 AM
 
True, but to be honest I could use the money the TiVos will bring in.
     
   
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