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Best Buy - Streams on Clearance

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by HeatherA, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    I went and picked up the last stream in my local area. The shelf price was $99.99 (clearance)
     
  2. HenryFarpolo

    HenryFarpolo New Member

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    It's still $129.99 at BestBuy.com today so $99.99 looks pretty good. It is $94.99 at Amazon today with only 4 left in stock.
     
  3. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    I noticed the price on BB.com. I wonder if the stores are just clearing out for updated Stream boxes with a setup guide that refers not just to Premieres, but also Roamios?

    I did price match Amazon, but the prices was only $96 and some change yesterday.
     
  4. infinitespecter

    infinitespecter New Member

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    I got one Friday for $99 at my local Best Buy and it was the last one in the area.
     
  5. thegardentool

    thegardentool New Member

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    Oklahoma City area has them for as low as $80.99. I picked one up earlier and going to return it tomorrow unfortunately. I like the idea but I didn't realize that Cox does Copy Once on everything but locals here so it didn't do what I needed.
     
  6. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    I have a feeling both Minis and Streams are being cycled out in favor of new Roamio-esque packaging (versus any sort of hardware refresh). That's just speculation, tho - no intel to speak of.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I could understand that if all the Roamios had built in Stream capabilities, but the base Roamio does not. So those people would still need a stand alone Stream box to add those capabilities.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That makes sense. Common branding.
     
  9. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

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    My $0.02...Since the Stream simply has to sit on the network, i.e., you don't have to interact with it via a remote, therefore mine is sitting at the back of a shelf, behind some books, so what it looks like is kind of irrelevant.
     
  10. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    I wasn't referring to the hardware enclosure, I was referring to the packaging. And I'm betting both are re-released with new packaging when the larger marketing campaign goes into effect, ahead of the holidays and when out-of-home streaming is ready.
     
  11. TC25D

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    OK, I'm dense. If packaging doesn't equal the enclosure then what does it mean and why would it require clearing the shelves of existing stock?
     
  12. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Brand consistency. They want the boxes for all their devices to look similar so people know they go together.
     
  13. aaronwt

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    But if Andorid support isn't coming until 2014, out of home streaming can only be targeted to a much smaller audience. They must have really screwed up if they plan to have a stream bundle for the Holidays but have android support coming out next year.

    I know I'm glad i didn't pick up a Stream last year. I had certainly considered it.
     
  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I don't think the lack of Android support hurts their branding strategy. It may hurt their sales, but has no effect on the design of the box. Unless they plan on printing Apple and Android logos on the box, which may not even be legal without some sort of license agreement with those companies.
     
  15. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

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    No Android support means TiVo misses out on the first big wave of holiday sales. In addition to that, I imagine there will be lingering doubt in consumers' minds when Android support is rolled out. Customers that bought and expected Stream support on non iOS devices will be less likely to try again, and it takes a while for the non-support knowledge to filter out of common knowledge pool. How to quantify that in loss of future sales is not something I know how to do, but I do believe it is significant.

    Overall, it hurts Tivo's marketing effectiveness.
     
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    No doubt it will hurt sales, but we're talking about TiVo clearing out current Stream inventory to make room for units with new packaging. Lack of Android support has no bearing one way or the other on that.
     
  17. aaronwt

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    Wouldn't it? Just by the fact that there would be more sales if Android users could use the Stream. More sales means the inventory is cleared out faster. Less sales means it takes longer to sell the old inventory. Plus not having Android support also makes for a confusing marketing strategy during the busiest shopping time of the year.
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Unless they plan to print information on the box about what platforms are supported I still don't see how Android support, or lack there of, has any real bearing on the design of the packaging. There are a ton of other threads discussing the lack of Android support, it just seems a bit forced, and irrelevant, in this particular discussion.
     
  19. TC25D

    TC25D New Member

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    Understatement of the month. :D
     
  20. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

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    Consider the source :rolleyes:
     

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