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Best Buy - Streams on Clearance

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

  1. dpalagi

    dpalagi New Member

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    I picked up a standalone TiVo Stream the other day for my 4 tuner Roamio and Premiere for $79.99 at BB in Denver. I thought I was going to get OOH streaming out of the box but alas, I guess not. TiVo customer support said to be patient. It should be released for all standalone TiVo Streams in the next few weeks.

    If you can find one at BB, try to get the salesperson to search all inventory at other BB stores. I happened to notice on his computer screen that one of the stores in my area was closing it out for $79.99. I then asked for a price match saving me $10 off the $89.99 I thought I was going to pay. (A good idea anytime you are going to buy any clearanced item at a Best Buy store.)
     
  2. sdnative1

    sdnative1 New Member

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    Best Buy could sell it half price and I still wouldn't buy it. Until Tivo Stream works with Android, no deal! Perhaps Tivo didn't get the memo that only iPads outsell Android devices. But Android phones and Phablets, outsell iPhones worldwide.
     
  3. aaronwt

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    Yes it sucks that they pushed the Android release to 2014. I could have used it yesterday when I had the Redskins game on while playing Black OPs2 on the 360. I am glad I got a SLingbox 350 from BestBuy instead of purchasing the Stream last year at BestBuy and waiting for Android support. I would have never guessed a year would have gone by without Android support being added. I figured it was coming but not over a year later.
     
  4. Todd B.

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    The clearance price for the Stream at my local Best Buy today was $73.99.

    The Wireless N Network Adapters were also marked as on clearance. 50-something dollars, I think.
     
  5. aaronwt

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    That is a good price. Do those wireless N adapters work with the S3 boxes? I wouldn't mind picking up a couple of them for my GFs TiVos. Right now they saturate the wireless G portion of her network when transferring since they both use wireless g. So it takes a very long time for me to transfer content from my Premiere to her TiVos with a third wireless G adapter.
     
  6. Tivogre

    Tivogre Active Member

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    So... You're saturating her G Spot?
     
  7. duckman2000

    duckman2000 New Member

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    Best Buy just had another price drop on the Stream. Two stores in my area have them for $67.99 and one store at $69.99. Checked a few other zip codes and most stores have them at $67.99, $68.99, or $69.99.

    If you go into a Best Buy and the tag shows a higher price, get someone to scan it and it should come up with the newer clearance prices.
     
  8. telemark

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    It's interesting bestbuy.com still lists it for $129.99 so it looks to me that it'll be an online only product.

    But yeah my stores have it on clearance for $68. Eventually if it gets deleted from their website, to check store stock you'll need the SKU: 6303102 (Model# TCDA94000).
     
  9. Coffee

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    I'm guessing that since the Streams are included in some of the newer DVRs, Best Buy must be needing to make sure they're making space for stuff that's more likely to sell.
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The Stream is still required for the cheaper 4 tuner
     
  11. quango

    quango New Member

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    Shelf tag at the Best Buy in Tupelo this afternoon had one left, knocked down to $59.99 on clearance; it rang up at full price at the register though (but they sold it to me for $59.99).

    I also picked up their last TiVo Slide remote for $29.99 on clearance. So for a BB visit on a total whim, I really scored.
     
  12. jim2011

    jim2011 New Member

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    Anyone know if they're still on clearance? Best Buy's website shows them at full price. When I searched their clearance section, I couldn't find anything.

    Thanks!
     
  13. mcharkowski

    mcharkowski Member

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    I just called my local BB (New Hampshire) today and they said $129.99
     
  14. MikePA1

    MikePA1 New Member

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    You can actually call and get an answer?? :D

    Hopefully, you and jim2011 live near the same Best Buy.
     
  15. jim2011

    jim2011 New Member

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    Nope, NoVA for me. I kind of figured they're not on clearance anymore since BB's website has it.
     
  16. BlackBetty

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    Are these still on the cheap at BB?
     
  17. thegardentool

    thegardentool New Member

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    Your best bet is to check the clearance and open box deals on Best Buy's website. It's listed under "Shops & Deals" then "Clearance & More". The desktop version of the site lets you search all stores in your area at once. Tivo stuff, I believe, is all located in TV & Home Theater then under Smart TV & Devices.
     
  18. HF444

    HF444 New Member

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    An issue with H.264 was mentioned earlier in this thread.

    Has this been resolved, or fixed ?

    Is it hardware or software , and is TIVO going to fix it ( either way ) ?

    Anyone like to provide any further clarifications or descriptions of this issue,
    and if it is not resolved,
    and where it's current (and possible future) status might be headed.

    Thanks.
     
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The H.264 issue still exists. Basically if the original channel is H.264 then the Stream will not be able to do anything with shows from that channel. H.264 channels are still pretty rare in the US, but some cable companies have started to use them on a few channels. There is one guy on this forum however who has a small regional cable provider that converted all channels to H.264. For him the Stream does not work at all.

    As for fixing it. As far as we can tell from the specs this is not a hardware issue, so they should be able to fix it via software. No idea when/if that'll happen though.
     
  20. HF444

    HF444 New Member

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    Thanks for the clarification.
     

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