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Did anyone receive the "Advisory Panel's" Roamio offer?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Jan 22, 2014 #1 of 661
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Just curious.. did anyone here receive an offer to purchase a new Roamio at a discounted price because they are members of the "advisory panel" ?

    Thanks for letting me know...
     
  2. Jan 22, 2014 #2 of 661
    takeagabu

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    I didn't, but I wish I did (even though I am on the panel)
     
  3. Jan 22, 2014 #3 of 661
    robla64

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    I got the same offer this morning. I would love to get one but the timing for me financially is not so good. The visa bill from Xmas just came in!
    I have a series 2. An HD, and a premire....all lifetime. Maybe I could sell one.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2014 #4 of 661
    lessd

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    I just the Roamio offer in the mail (USPS) $750 for the Roamio plus and Lifetime service, nice color mailer. Did not say anything about the "advisory panel". (the other Roamio models were also offered as a package)


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  5. Jan 22, 2014 #5 of 661
    NashvilleKat

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    I got the advisory panel offer. Nice but I don't need more tuners. Now, if they'd let me transfer lifetime from one of my other TiVos it would be a done deal.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2014 #6 of 661
    TiVoJimmy

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    I received this offer too. If I can get them to transfer my MSD from an S2, might pull the trigger on the Roamio Pro & a Mini.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2014 #7 of 661
    shrike4242

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    No email or postal mailing for me, at least not yet.
     
  8. Jan 22, 2014 #8 of 661
    Islanti

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    Got the email. Pulled the trigger on a Roamio Pro with lifetime. Will work nicely with two Premiere XLs (as overpowered minis :D).

    Giving my lifetime Tivo HD to a friend who's still paying $20 for a 160GB cable co DVR.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2014 #9 of 661
    ort

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    I did and I'm probably going to jump on it.

    Most likely a Pro and a Mini, even though the Pro has more storage than I'll ever need, the idea of never having to worry about it is great.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2014 #10 of 661
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the replies!

    I'm debating on it... I've heard so many horror stories about Comcast and unsuitable cable cards for the Roamio.

    Also, if I'm running a Premiere in the bedroom, I really don't need the mini, do I?
     
  11. Jan 22, 2014 #11 of 661
    zeke009

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    I received the offer and jumped on it last night. It was a nice discount on the Roamio Pro + Lifetime on top of the existing customer discount!
     
  12. Jan 22, 2014 #12 of 661
    Islanti

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    Nope.

    I considered the Mini too. The biggest limitation is that it only works with 4+ tuner Tivos. Both of my Premieres are 2-tuner, so I'd only ever be able to use it with the Roamio.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2014 #13 of 661
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Thank you! :)

    I had also read that they were somewhat slow to respond (not sure if that is true or not, just what I had read).
     
  14. Jan 22, 2014 #14 of 661
    liquix

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    I got the email, and I have everything loaded in my cart. I want to make sure there are no other discounts I can get before I bite the bullet. Are there no discounts for lifetime service on the Mini?

    Roamio Plus $299.99
    Lifetime Service $399.99

    Mini $24.99
    Lifetime Service $149.99

    Tax $21.13
    Total $896.09
     
  15. Jan 22, 2014 #15 of 661
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Sounds good.

    I'm still debating. In our situation, I'm not interested in the lifetime service because it really isn't cost effective for us.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2014 #16 of 661
    celtic pride

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    So the mini really is only $24.99? I thought maybe it was a mistake. wow $$399.99 for the pro is awfully tempting! Only thing i hate is having to pay another $399.99 for lifetime! I may sell one of my tivo xl 2s and just get the pro but not the mini.:p so the pro will work nicely with the tivo premiere xl2 for transfering and streaming programs correct? (I just want to be sure i dont need a mini)
     
  17. Jan 22, 2014 #17 of 661
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Did you get the advisory panel letter? (just curious...)
     
  18. Jan 22, 2014 #18 of 661
    Grakthis

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    I spent a good 30 minutes with the deal in my cart debating lifetime or not.

    I've long been an advocate of not having lifetime anymore, but i ran the numbers on the hardware and ended up at a shorter break-even point on the lifetime than the monthly. I think, because, the mini is so much better to lifetime? Maybe if I had run the numbers as lifetime mini but not lifetime TiVo? I didn't run that scenario. I just ran lifetime on both or monthly on both. Posting the rough numbers, it came out to 550 for the lifetimes, saving 21 a month on subs = 26 months. Or maybe in the past I always ran the numbers as a new owner, and without the 100 MSD on lifetime? I'm honestly not sure.

    At 24 months it's a no-brainer, IMO, to lifetime it. At 26-27 months, it's a judgement call and depends on how important that cash is to you (are you financing it? are you getting any points on a credit card? Are you going to be more cash poor later? What's your opportunity cost? etc).

    It's also a big deal to have one lifetime TiVo so that you will forever get the MSD no matter what and your MSD price is locked in. I learned that the hard way when my S1 with lifetime burned out and I lost my 6.99 MSD on my S3.
     
  19. Jan 22, 2014 #19 of 661
    shrike4242

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    Would it be a safe guess that the Mini @ $24.99 is only when bundled with a Roamio Plus or Pro? I'd like to get a Mini though I have a Roamio Pro already and will be getting a second Roamio from Amazon once Squaretrade pays out my claim on a Premiere XL that blew out its tuner.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2014 #20 of 661
    Grakthis

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    Of course, i am simplifying things in that math... I had it all worked out with TVM when I was actually deciding. but those calculations only moved it about a month.
     

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