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September 14, 2010

New Tivo Premiere Promo- Deal or No Deal?

By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Copy Editor

Interested in getting TiVo (News - Alert) or upgrading to TiVo Premiere? According to a recent offer, if you sign up now you can take advantage of their current promotion with no money down. The usual monthly service charge for TiVo is $12.99, so if you are already a TiVo subscriber you can upgrade your plan to Premiere for an additional $6.99 a month while enjoying its added bonuses.

In a Yahoo News article Ben Patterson noted that the promotion that was first advertised on TiVo’s landing page disappeared soon after, but he was able to provide a link for the promotion for interested customers.  According to Patterson, TiVo’s PR team says that the deal is a "limited test" that will end "within a week."

Sounds like a great incentive but you still have to sign up for a two year contract agreeing to a $19.99 monthly charge. However, if you sign up before September 25, you can waive the introduction fee. The deal also includes a free six-month Netflix subscription along with free shipping and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

But wait, there’s a catch. If at any time you cancel your subscription before your two-year contract is up you‘ll owe around $300 for the price of the DVR minus any service charge you have already paid.So is it worth it? We’ll let you decide but if you are interested - don’t wait too long because the offer is only valid until this Friday.

In a recent TMC (News - Alert) article, Broadcom announced that TiVo  adopted their Bluetooth technology in an advanced remote control which provides  sophisticated navigation and an enhanced HDTV experience to users. The new TiVo Slide QWERTY keyboard remote control is the first TiVo remote to feature Bluetooth and enables comfortable text entry for search and discovery of content.

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