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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Jan 22, 2014.
I think I remember hearing that beta gifts take quite a while to show up after the conclusion of the beta. Not that I have any experience in that regard ;-)
I am close to 100% certain I am going to buy the Roamio Pro. This seems to answer the question I have been waiting to ask. You apparently have dual cards for your Series 3 and a single card for the HD.
I have 5 Tivos, three of which are active, a Series 2 and two Series 3 with single cards. Your note seems to suggest I will be able to move one Series 3 card to the Roamio and either return or continue to use the other card.
Do I have that right, because I thought the cards were programmed to work with only a specific Tivo unit.
Cable cards are "paired" by the cable company, remotely, to your particular DVR/box. If moved to another box, it will not work [fully/correctly] until it is "paired" again because it is tied to the boxes ID (serial number). That requires calling your cable company tech support department and hoping you get someone with a clue.
That depends on your cable company and what channels you subscribe to.
If your cableco doesn't copy-protect any of the channels you subscribe to, the card does not need to paired (unless your cableco has set things up so that cards need to be paired to work at all).
For example, I used to be an RCN customer and didn't need to pair anything. And from what I hear, unless you get premium channels you don't need to pair cards on Verizon FiOS, either.
Thank you, that is the information I was looking for and I have highlighted the key words in your note.
I have had TW Cable in my Brooklyn, NY home since 1988. No matter what problem I report to them, their answer is to make an appointment to send someone to fix the problem. ARGHHHH! The only time any TW employee has ever been in my home was in 1988 when they installed cable.
They just don't understand when I tell them that and that every single problem I have ever experienced magically fixed itself without me opening my front door, proof positive that the problem has ALWAYS been on their end.
I also tell them that none of their people riding around in white vans will EVER be allowed to touch my equipment. Before I ever call them, I call a neighbor across the street to see if he is having the same problem. When I tell their rep that someone across the street is having the same problem they STILL refuse to understand the problem cannot possibly be with my equipment.
I haven't received the mailer, though I'm on the board. Is there a phone number on the offer I can call to ask for the deal? Any "Offer code" that they may ask for? I'm ready for a Roamio Pro.
Yes, only HBO and Cinemax on FiOS. No issue with the other premium channels and an unpaired cable card.
Since the cable card in the HD doesn't get premium channels any more ( I had an issue last year, sent to to Weaknees for repair, they did some sort of wipe and now neither i nor my cable company can get the card to recognize I pay for premium) I'm just going to get a new card for the Roamio and return the one I have with the other two, once the Roamio is up and running.
Sigh, lots of Tivo to Tivo transfer for me - both current TIVOs have .5 T external drives.
Well, I called today and tried to get the Advisory Panel deal even though I'm not on the panel and have no code. Couldn't get that deal, but like Ort I was offered the Plus at $324 or the Pro at $474. The CSR also offered to transfer my monthly service from my existing (and dying) TivoHD, AND to cut the monthly fee from $12.95 to $6.95!
So I ordered the Plus. Only $24 more than the Advisory Panel deal, and the service fee transfer and cut will save me $96 in the first year alone! Paying a tiny bit more up front will save me quite a bit in the long term. I've been fine living with 150 hrs for the past few years, but if it ends up feeling too small at any point, dropping in a larger drive to bring it up to Pro level is super easy now.
Mmm. So it looks like I won't be able to transfer my MSD $6.95 plan from my Premiere to a new Roamio under this deal, but I would be able to at $475.
That's a regular offer so I don't have to do this before the 31st when the Advisory Panel offer expires, right?
Also, I suspect I'm doomed anyway because my $6.95 plan is attached to a 1 year old Premier.
Looks like I need to stand pat for another year and see what offers are out there next year. I would have loved to have upgraded and transferred my monthly. Say, has anyone been successful in getting $99 lifetime on their old machines lately?
If there's anyone who has received an AP promo code and is not willing to use it, I'd appreciate if you'd consider passing it to me.
I've been trying myself. No luck so far. Guess everyone is using theirs.
Interesting bit of info about using the Series 2 Toshiba to access TW on Demand.
I'm with TWC and would like to be able to acees the on Demand option, are there any other ways to do so with any other Tivo Boxes?
I would love to get in on a discounted Mini. I've been on the advisory panel for many years. No joy yet. Still hoping.
I have been on the tiro field trials program for years, and used to get all kinds of stuff for my series 3. But as soon as I disconnected the series 3 and went to a premier I have yet to get one beta invention.
The advisory panel has been good to me, no I haven't won anything yet and doubt I ever will. But I always get the surveys and emails such as this that they send.
I'm shocked this email didn't go out to everyone on the panel. I wondering if they did it based on what tivo's you told it you had over the years?
PMd a few promo codes to posters here. Have at it gang!
If anyone isn't planning to use their code, I'd love to pick a couple minis for my kids.
I'd love a promo code if anyone has one extra