New rebate coming on the Series3 – reportedly $200

On Friday TWICE magazine ran an article on TiVo with news from CEDIA, which included this tidbit:

In fact, TiVo announced at CEDIA a $200 rebate on the $899 Series 3 HD model.

Now, aside from the error on the price (MSRP is $799, not $899 – I left them a comment on that), the rebate news was interesting. But I didn’t report on it because I couldn’t find any corroboration. TiVo’s rebate site doesn’t have anything, and neither do any of the major retailers. So I emailed TiVo about it and decided not to post until I’d heard back.

As you might have guessed, I’ve heard back. There will be a new rebate on the Series3, but I don’t have all the details yet – TiVo will be getting the official details to me from the sales team, but for now they confirmed there is a rebate coming. I’ll post the details as soon as I receive them. If TWICE’s report is accurate then this could be a pretty good deal. The Series3 is regularly selling for around $600 now, and $200 off would put it around $400. I think that it is worth it compared to the $300 TiVo HD – you get the Glo remote, itself about a $50 value, 250GB instead of 160GB, and the nicer chassis, etc.

So this is something of a teaser – a rebate is coming, and I’ll let you know the details as soon as I get them.

Edit: The rebate is out and it is $200 off the original Series3.

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  • HDTiVo

    TiVo didn’t move many when they had the $399 F-day special. They won’t move many now at $399 either. The $11M write down will provide space for good pricing of S2s and S3s which I bet we’ll see in certain isolated specials at retailers from time to time. TiVo seems in no rush to unload the remaining S3s.

    BTW, I am impressed that video problems were quickly fixed on the HD in a few weeks. But the S3 still has issues. Could it be TiVo can’t fix the S3 via software?