View Full Version : Help a newbie to decide

09-29-2001, 12:10 AM
Help for newbie!! I am about to purchase a used Tivo, from Best Buy. either a Sony SVR 2000 or a Philips 312. My Q is: how can I discover if they are on a monthly service or a lifetime service?? If one of the 2 has a lifetime subscription, I would choose that one. Thanks: Tony

09-29-2001, 01:50 AM
Open-box TiVos generally don't have service, although some might have what's called a "demo" service in which case you get guide data, but not software upgrades. Of course, the thing with the demo service is that if Best Buy decides to set another TiVo as demo service, it's possible your TiVo demo service will be discontinued.