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  # 1753233 2-Apr-2017 16:11
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freitasm:

 

You can't have a warranty claim on a five year old hardware that has one or two warranty, surely?

 

 

With a tivo (and some other products) you buy two things.

 

First is a box. This obviously holds the tuner and software to enable the delivery of the features your have purchased. A warranty claim on hardware within two years may be what the guarantee purchased states or it may be the reasonable life expectancy of such a thing. I think someone here has suggested Consumer reckons 5 years is about as good as it get for your standard electronic boxes. But bear in mind tivo was marketed as a  Rolls Royce type product so perhaps the life expectancy of the box should be longer. As a clue to how long these things last, when the Series One were turned off there were 3,500 units that were more than 12 years old. So perhaps it could be argued that a Tivo box is a bit more than your average piece of kit. As an aside I'm not sure I would rely on Consumer - they didnt even know how big the hard drive was when the tested Tivo before giving it a "Not Recommended"assessment of DVR's.

 

 

 

The other thing you buy is a subscription. This might be for one year - in which case you should expect to receive your Tivo features for one year. It might be for a "Product Lifetime" which you should expect to receive the tivo features for the lifetime of the box - since this is how Tivo define a lifetime. Indeed Product Life time subscribers did receive their features for the lifetime - Series one was something like 14 years.

 

 

 

If you have a warranty that covers defects with no stipulated period  (as I have) then arguably if there is a defect on one of the things that has been purchased the warranty would kick in. Incidentally I could have bought an Extended Warranty. I didn't so I dont know what this covered - maybe if covered the box for 5 years. Someone here may know.

 

 

 

And in the interests of accuracy there was a third thing I bought - and that was a wireless adapter. No moving parts so I'd suggest 5 years might be a reasonable life time for such a thing. 




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  # 1753237 2-Apr-2017 16:16
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Jase2985:

 

@freitasm why is the unlocked again? the OP has again posted nothing of quantity

 

 

I apologise for not meeting your quantity standards. I shall endeavor to post more next time. Yes - there will be more updates based on new information. And I will seek permission for thread unlock before doing so.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1753239 2-Apr-2017 16:25
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You seem to be confusing warranty and CGA. Warranties are usually hard time-limited in writing. The CGA is the one that mentions a longer time for repairs and even so doesn't give a specific time.






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  # 1753241 2-Apr-2017 16:30
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alienwithin:

 

welcome to life, products actually get discontinued regularly, you've had well over 5 years use of it, 

 

This probably belongs on another thread. but I think its a bit disappointing that there is such a throwaway/ disposable attitude to things. I'f Id bought a cheap bit of crap with a shoddy reputation and poor market image I'd be inclined to agree with you. But in terms of consumer friendly media devices I'm not sure there is anything out there that beats a Tivo. Shame we will never see it again in NZ. I think the partners involved have done more than enough to wreck brand reputation in NZ and Oz. Warranty and Service  issues aside I expected a lot longer than 5 years out of my Tivo - but maybe I just stand alone on that view.


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  # 1753254 2-Apr-2017 16:44
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mattwnz:

They said they contacted spark.

 

oh well thats a huge update

 

not really worth unlocking the thread for as there is yet to be a resolution correct?


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  # 1753255 2-Apr-2017 16:45
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There is a phrase my 83-year old father in law uses: all talk, no trousers.

When are you going to take actual action on this?




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  # 1753264 2-Apr-2017 16:51
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freitasm: You seem to be confusing warranty and CGA. Warranties are usually hard time-limited in writing. The CGA is the one that mentions a longer time for repairs and even so doesn't give a specific time.

 

I understand the difference. As mentioned before "warranty covers manufacturing faults and defects. Warranty excludes moisture and impact damage" no reference to time limit. Under the CGA repair isn't the only option - there is also replace or refund. Three "'R's" I guess.


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  # 1753267 2-Apr-2017 16:58
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says the warranty is 12 months on their website, and thats from the page from 2010 via archive.org (Notice: This document was last updated on 6 November 2009.)

 

still pretty much says the same thing today.




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  # 1753274 2-Apr-2017 17:12
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BlinkyBill: There is a phrase my 83-year old father in law uses: all talk, no trousers.

When are you going to take actual action on this?

 

At the risk of being accused of spamming this thread you will find the answer in my post at the beginning of the day. Though I am already anticipating my beginning action isnt going to meet the standard set by your in-law. And as my Great Aunt Myrtle would often say "only fools rush in"


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  # 1753277 2-Apr-2017 17:17
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minimoke:

 

freitasm: You seem to be confusing warranty and CGA. Warranties are usually hard time-limited in writing. The CGA is the one that mentions a longer time for repairs and even so doesn't give a specific time.

 

I understand the difference. As mentioned before "warranty covers manufacturing faults and defects. Warranty excludes moisture and impact damage" no reference to time limit. Under the CGA repair isn't the only option - there is also replace or refund. Three "'R's" I guess.

 

 

 

 

So why would you even want to try claiming under warranty. Plus as per the post above, the warranty is only 12 months, which seems to be standard on some electrical stuff, and the CGA should provide more protection than that.. Retailers though sometimes give you the option to buy a 5 year extended warranty, which is possibly what some people purchased with their tivos? But apparently Consumer don't recommend extended warranties normally https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/extended-warranties . But I do wonder if in this case anyone did buy an extended warranty? Although I suspect that they may just be a few months out of that warranty by the time they turn it off.


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minimoke:

 

freitasm:

 

You can't have a warranty claim on a five year old hardware that has one or two warranty, surely?

 

 

With a tivo (and some other products) you buy two things.

 

First is a box. This obviously holds the tuner and software to enable the delivery of the features your have purchased. A warranty claim on hardware within two years may be what the guarantee purchased states or it may be the reasonable life expectancy of such a thing. I think someone here has suggested Consumer reckons 5 years is about as good as it get for your standard electronic boxes. But bear in mind tivo was marketed as a  Rolls Royce type product so perhaps the life expectancy of the box should be longer. As a clue to how long these things last, when the Series One were turned off there were 3,500 units that were more than 12 years old. So perhaps it could be argued that a Tivo box is a bit more than your average piece of kit. As an aside I'm not sure I would rely on Consumer - they didnt even know how big the hard drive was when the tested Tivo before giving it a "Not Recommended"assessment of DVR's.

 

 

 

The other thing you buy is a subscription. This might be for one year - in which case you should expect to receive your Tivo features for one year. It might be for a "Product Lifetime" which you should expect to receive the tivo features for the lifetime of the box - since this is how Tivo define a lifetime. Indeed Product Life time subscribers did receive their features for the lifetime - Series one was something like 14 years.

 

 

 

If you have a warranty that covers defects with no stipulated period  (as I have) then arguably if there is a defect on one of the things that has been purchased the warranty would kick in. Incidentally I could have bought an Extended Warranty. I didn't so I dont know what this covered - maybe if covered the box for 5 years. Someone here may know.

 

 

 

And in the interests of accuracy there was a third thing I bought - and that was a wireless adapter. No moving parts so I'd suggest 5 years might be a reasonable life time for such a thing. 

 

 

Stop making stuff up.

 

Bold 1

 

Where do you get that from??? Its a well known US service, its not marketed as a Rolls Royce deduce. Your upping your commentary to add artificial weight to it

 

Bold 2

 

Product Lifetime means Product Lifetime, not box lifetime. Box lifetime is ridiculous, mine might fail after 3 years, another after 12

 

 

 

 




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  # 1753302 2-Apr-2017 18:10
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

\Stop making stuff up.

 

Bold 1

 

Where do you get that from??? Its a well known US service, its not marketed as a Rolls Royce deduce. Your upping your commentary to add artificial weight to it

 

Bold 2

 

Product Lifetime means Product Lifetime, not box lifetime. Box lifetime is ridiculous, mine might fail after 3 years, another after 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I dont make stuff up

 

Bold 1 "rolls Royce" may be a bit of hyperbole on my part. Would you settle for "world class entertainment device". Or maybe when I say "world class" I ought to say "TiVo represents a revolution in the way Kiwis watch television" or howabaout "an outstanding result for the consumer.". Some of its here: http://tvnz.co.nz/content/2997521 and with all the features described I think I can be forgiven for calling it Rolls Royce when compared with the other Toyota products on the market at the time. And for the record thats not my commentary - thats Telecoms and Hybrids to add weight to their launch. Seems like they were all talk and no trousers eh?

 

 

 

 

 

Bold 2 "Coverage period: Includes a "Product Lifetime Subscription" to the TiVo service which covers the life of the TiVo box you buy, not the life of the subscriber.' There are loads of references but heres one: https://www.tivo.com/buytivo/tivopriceplans/items/plandtls_S00031_ajaxpopup.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  # 1753304 2-Apr-2017 18:14
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So why would you even want to try claiming under warranty. Plus as per the post above, the warranty is only 12 months, 

 

 

 

 

Its all well and good posters showing these various websites. Its interesting but does not relate to my Tivo. I have quoted the warantee that came with my paper work - there is no mention of a 12 month warantee.


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  # 1753319 2-Apr-2017 18:21
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

 

 

Product Lifetime means Product Lifetime, not box lifetime. Box lifetime is ridiculous, mine might fail after 3 years, another after 12

 

 

 

 

That is a bit like insurance where some people win, and some people lose. To be fair though, Tivo US's own licensing terms do currently mention that the lifetime license is for the  life of the box, and not the person who purchased it, as shown here https://www.tivo.com/buytivo/tivopriceplans/items/plandtls_S00031_ajaxpopup.html . It appears Tivo US are the ones who leased Hybrid the rights to sell and support this tivo series 3 box in Australia, and then later in NZ.


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mattwnz:

 

So why would you even want to try claiming under warranty. Plus as per the post above, the warranty is only 12 months, 

 

 

 

 

Its all well and good posters showing these various websites. Its interesting but does not relate to my Tivo. I have quoted the warantee that came with my paper work - there is no mention of a 12 month warantee.

 

 

 

 

Was there actually a warranty in the box that came with it? I thought it would only have a link to a website. But whatever teh case, I would highly doubt any warranty would provide more protection than the CGA. Or do you have a copy of your warranty you can upload that doesn't specify the duration?


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