Comcast subscribers flock to free TiVo recorders

Thousands of Comcast subscribers lined up Friday at the Alviso, Calif.-based headquarters of digital-video recorder company TiVo to pick up a free recorder and donate a gift to charity.

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  • glenn66

    SWEET!!! :D

  • unteins

    I was part of the masses. It was pretty impressive. We got there at 9:30 am or there abouts and we were number 436 and 437 to get Tivos. We got ours at 11:50 am and the line was stretching out of the parking lot.

    I did an interview for Tivo, so if you see any marketing materials with a bearded guy in a black sweatshirt and a Craftsman ball cap, that’s me.

  • earthdog

    It was a really fun day.

  • squirrelbait

    I was there… numbers 835 and 836… It was actually a lot of fun…

  • clewless

    I got there around 8:30am and was freaked out because I thought there would be hundreds of people in line before me. I wasn’t too far back. According to the guy who numbered my paper, I recieved the 99th TiVo at around 11:15. The coffee and cookies they offered helped the 2 1/2 hours go by quickly. I’m a TiVo newbie who knows absolutely nothing about this thing. I have yet to subscribe to the service, but I should be hooking it all up soon.

  • megazone

    Welcome to the cult… er… I mean club. :-) Just about everyone who gets a TiVo ends up loving it. And there are many things you can do with it – check out the info page for this community for a number of links.

    If you need any help setting things up, I’m sure someone here would be more than happy to help you out.

    I hope you enjoy TiVo.

  • clewless

    Cult? lol :D I’ve been told now that I have one I’ll be wanting a TiVo for every room.

    Thank you for the welcome. I’m sure I’ll have a million questions once I start to set it up. :)

  • slider10

    If you didn’t activate yet, can you use me as a referral when you do?

    Welcome to the TiVolution!

  • clewless

    What does a referral do? I’m waiting until after the holidays to activate my TiVo. Money is a little tight right now. :/

    Thank you for the welcome. :)

  • megazone

    Check out

    Basically when you give someone as a referrer, they get TiVo Rewards points. You can redeem your points for cool stuff from TiVo – like an iPod, accessories, even another TiVo. It is a way to reward people for getting more people to buy TiVo – and, of course, a way for TiVo to encourage more people to do word of mouth marketing for them. :-)

    If you know someone who owns a TiVo you can give them the points, otherwise you can always pick someone from this thread: Or my referral address is in the community info page. :-)

  • slider10

    As per the info below, you can see what it’s about. If you want to use my info, let me know. All you need is my e-mail address. :)