TiVo Extends TiVo HD With Product Lifetime Bundle Availability To April 1, 2008

No, it isn’t a joke. The TiVo HD with product lifetime bundle offer that was set to expire back on January 7 appears to have been extended through April 1, 2008. While the image at the upper-right stills says “Hurry! Offer ends 1/7/08″, the fine print at the bottom of the page has been updated:

*Offer available until April 1, 2008, while supplies last.


Offer available for a limited time, while supplies last, from November 19, 2007 to April 1, 2008.

Additionally, remember the $199 product lifetime transfer to a TiVo HD is only available through February 3rd, 2008. That hasn’t changed, at least not yet. If you have a TiVo with product lifetime purchased before October 1, 2003, you can transfer that product lifetime service to a new TiVo HD for $199.

And keep in mind that the special holiday pricing expires on February 2, 2008. And that includes the ability of existing customers to activate any new TiVo on their existing account and get lifetime for $399.

These offers have just over a week left, don’t wait too long.

EDIT: It was pointed out to me that other sites, like WeaKnees and DVRupgrade, list February 13th as the end date for the $399 lifetime offer. I don’t know where they got that date, but I do know that when TiVo first told me about it they stated February 2, 2008 was the end date. And the TiVo pricing plan page also states:These special prices expire on February 2, 2008. So I wouldn’t count on it being available past February 2, 2008.

EDIT 2: Reader Kara Glithero pointed me to the TiVo Package, Product Lifetime service ‘Plan details‘ page, which states:

This is a limited time offer available from November 8, 2007 until February 13, 2008. TiVo reserves the right to terminate this offer at anytime, for any reason.

So, it looks like it will be available until February 13, 2008 – and February 2, 2008, the date TiVo originally gave me, is incorrect.

Thanks Kara!

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  • http://tutak.com Noah

    I am confused, too many offers!

    I have a SD Series 2 with lifetime. I would like an HD box with lifetime. What is the best deal?

  • http://www.gizmolovers.com/ MegaZone

    If you bought the S2 with lifetime before October 1, 2003 then the best deal is to transfer the lifetime to a new TiVo HD for $199.

    Otherwise you can pick up the TiVo HD with lifetime bundle, or buy a TiVo HD or Series3 wherever and activate it with lifetime for $399. Which is close to the same pricing on the TiVo HD either way. But the deadline on the $399 deal is fast approaching, so you’d need to make sure you have it to activate before the deadline. It won’t do you any good if you order it but it doesn’t arrive in time. The bundle is a safer bet in that regard.

  • http://tutak.com Noah

    Thanks, that helps. I did purchase my lifetime in 2002. The $199 is just for the lifetime, not the box right? So I need to buy a retail HD box then pay $199 for the lifetime?

  • http://www.gizmolovers.com/ MegaZone

    Yes, the $199 is just the transfer fee. You still need to buy the box first.

  • Nat

    Does “while supplies last” plausibly suggest new hardware as soon as they clear the channel of the Tivo HD? I’d have bought a Series 3 a month ago with the lifetime offer, but I couldn’t find one in stock anywhere for less than the full $800.

  • http://www.gizmolovers.com/ MegaZone

    Nat – Doubtful. In fact, almost certainly not. All of their new platforms – the Australian platform and the generic DVB-T/S platform – are based directly on the TiVo HD hardware. That’s their core platform for the foreseeable future – I expect the Series3 and Series2DT to be phased out and the TiVo HD to be the only platform going forward, possible with some different capacities introduced.

    I think it is more likely that they put aside some number of units for the offering, on the books as a marketing expense, and they’ve decided to continue the offer until they work through all of the earmarked units.