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blockbuster. tivo

i'm not happy.

i just got an email from blockbuster telling me that starting oct, my plan is changing. i can still rent 3 dvds at a time but only do in-store exchanges 5 times a month instead of unlimited. why cant they be like cellphone carriers and honor the old timers with the old plan even when they dont offer it anymore?!

anyway i either pay $7/month extra if i wanted the same plan or stay with the same price and exchange 5 times a month in the store. the only reason why i like blockbuster as opposed to netflix was bc of the in-store thing. i've actually grown quite accustomed to it. but 5 times a month is ridiculous! i can do that in a week!

grrr. that sucks. bastards!

anyway, i decided to cancel it and convert to tivo lol!

well i dont really have anything going on for me on the queue except charmed. i'm almost done with heroes season 1 on dvd (through blockbuster). season 2 is starting soon. not to mention csi. also i cant watch heroes real time at all bc it's on monday night. and my sister has been bugging me about getting tivo bc she's been into a show that plays everyday.

but BEST OF ALL i have a friend who's a tivo-angelist (as she likes to call herself) and she's giving me her "dinosaur" tivo for free! (dont tell her but i plan on treating her to a nice dinner as thanks. :P haha!)

yay. thank you ♥

i guess the only downside to tivo is that i cant watch charmed in order. darn. (unless there's something i need to know about tivo? hmm?) lol but ANTM marathon, here i come!

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(Anonymous)
Sep. 15th, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
that's why i got rid of blockbuster. i knew they were gonna pull this shit. once hella people cancel, they'll wise up
arnogseel
Sep. 16th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
when did you get rid of it? if anything i would think you got rid of it bc you ran out of things to burn :P

yeah i dont think i'll go back once i get tivo tho :P
zonereyrie
Sep. 15th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
Do you know what model her 'dinosaur' TiVo is? Depending on that there may be some neat things you can do. (I run tivolovers and TiVoLovers.com)
arnogseel
Sep. 16th, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
my friend reads my journal so she might answer you when she gets the time to read my journal hahah as of right now, i dont have the tivo yet.

but once i find out, i'm sure i'll go to your sites to see what i can do :P my friend told me i might be able to tweak it and stuff to my liking :)
zonereyrie
Sep. 16th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
No problem - happy to help if you have any questions.
tishbite23
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
It's an old series 1 Phillips 212, I think.

I should join your tivo lovers community.
zonereyrie
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Ah - the good news is that the old Series1 units are pretty easy to hack. You can add networking, 3rd party software, a larger drive, etc.

The bad news is, they haven't had a real software update since 2002 and are basically frozen in time as far as features go, so most of the newer stuff isn't available on the S1. (The Series2 first shipped in late 2001 and by mid-2002 the S1 had been phased out.)

Hmm... New service activations, even on used units, have a one-year minimum commitment. Unless this unit has lifetime, which would be great, it might be best not to re-subscribe it. You can get an 80-hour single-tuner Series2 box free after rebate right now. Actually, you can make $20 on it - TiVoCommunity.com is selling them for $150, and the rebate is $170. And you'd have a more modern box with all the features. Or a dual-tuner Series2DT is about $100 after rebate.

Better to get a new S2 if you have to commit to service than re-up the old S1. But, again, if the S1 has lifetime then there is no new commitment and lifetime is no longer available so it has value.

And yes, join the community. :-)
arnogseel
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
i just ordered series 2 single tuner from tivocommunity.com :) thank you!

i will order tivo once i get the box! i'm excited! i cant wait to read what i can do to my box hahah!

zonereyrie
Sep. 18th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
arnogseel
Sep. 19th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
thank you!
garfpooky
Sep. 15th, 2007 06:29 am (UTC)
When you exchange in-store at Blockbuster, you can only get whatever they have on the shelves, right?

haha, ANTM is so addictive. :P
arnogseel
Sep. 16th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
yeah basically. which is still not too bad. :) i liked that a lot. i didnt like waiting. hahah

yeah i know! i just finished cycle 1 on dvd. there arent the other cycles on the blockbuster queue?! so yeah but we all know VH1 always play marathons.
gxcad
Sep. 19th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
I love that you cancelled their ass. Greedy bastards.
arnogseel
Sep. 19th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
yeah! grrr!

and tivo is cheaper! can you believe. lol
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