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.