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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 #41 of 661
    sakaike

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    I would love to use your second code, Dave, if you are successful in using the first one. Or a code from any other friendly board member willing to donate to this poor soul...
     
  2. Jan 22, 2014 #42 of 661
    HenryFarpolo

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    Never got the mail or e-mail. Wonder if they all went out at the same time.:confused:
     
  3. Jan 22, 2014 #43 of 661
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Ah, ok.. thanks ;)

    Enjoy! :up:
     
  4. Jan 22, 2014 #44 of 661
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    I asked a few of my neighbors who are on the panel and they said they have not (yet?) received the letter.

    I did read that some people got theirs last night... whereas I didn't get mine until this morning. Maybe they are rolling them out over a day or so? The offer ends in a few days, so I would think they'd have to do it soon.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2014 #45 of 661
    GriffithStrife

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    I have been on the panel for 3 years no code for me but, if anyone has one and is not using I would happily take it. I would even beg if it helped.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2014 #46 of 661
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Just curious, did you respond to every survey over the 3 year period? I mean.. every one?

    (just wondering, don't answer if you don't feel comfortable)
     
  7. Jan 22, 2014 #47 of 661
    Philmatic

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    No, it's a quirk in the CA tax laws, they have to charge you tax on the full price before any discounts or subsidization. Anyone who's purchased a cell phone in CA knows this can put a huge dent in the wallet.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jan 22, 2014 #48 of 661
    GriffithStrife

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    Yep everyone I even opted in to the subs about cars and booze. No need for sensitivity it's just generic questions although I appreciate.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2014 #49 of 661
    Tivo II Jack

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    I got very lucky today by stumbling onto this discussion right after I read the Advisory Panel (AP) email. I was instantly tempted to pull the trigger but decided to check here first

    I see many of you discussing Roamio model choices and that puzzles me. I currently have 5 Tivo units with three in service. They are 2 Series 3 with lifetime and one series 2 Toshiba Unit with a DVD player. I keep the Toshiba around just to have access to TW On Demand which is not available with the Cable Cards in the series 3.

    My first Tivo is a Sony series 1 that still works some 16 years later. My 2 series 2 and 2 series 3 were bought in pairs and were chosen with advice I received right here. I have always bought the lowest capacity units and then instantly installed my own larger drives to get maximum capacity.

    I haven't seen a single mention of that here today. Why pay $400 (with AP offer) when with the same offer, I can buy a Roamio for $150 or a Plus for $200 (to get 6 tuners) and then drop in a larger drive myself?

    Has something changed in the land of Tivo thatI am not aware of?
     
  10. Jan 22, 2014 #50 of 661
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    I have been on the panel for years. Nothing.
    And then I beta tested a really long/painful one for them and was told after there would be a gift. Nothing.

    Color me disappointed (although I certainly could care less about a Roamio special offer. I already spent a fortune to buy a Roamio Pro with lifetime and extended service and then a Slide Pro.)
     
  11. Jan 22, 2014 #51 of 661
    kbmb

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    Shame they don't give beta testers perks like this.

    -Kevin
     
  12. Jan 22, 2014 #52 of 661
    tlc

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    Can anyone point me to a list of things about the Roamio that make it better than the Premiere? Our Premieres and Stream are working well for us, but I'm tempted....
     
  13. Jan 22, 2014 #53 of 661
    Davelnlr_

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    Like you, I am happy with my Premiers. The standard Roamio has 4 tuners like the Premier4, however, it allows you to use it for OTA or cable, where the Premier4 is cable only.

    The upper Roamio models offer 6 tuners instead of 4, and larger hard drives (up to 3TB).

    The Roamios are supposed to be faster than the Premiers.

    That is about it, as far as I know. Since I have no issues with the speed of my Premier4 or Premier2, and have already upgraded both to 2TB drives, I see no real reason to drop another $500-$800 on a Roamio for my viewing.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2014 #54 of 661
    OCSMITH

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    "You want lifetime. The other plans are for suckers who can't do math." -- Bigg


    This is true until they go out like :confused::eek::(Replay TV, I hope not.

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2014/...exit-hardware/

    Hope that was BS!!! https://twitter.com/davezatz/status/426176452912889856

    Tivo has cable deals with cable operators but.....
     
  15. Jan 22, 2014 #55 of 661
    Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Thanks Phil! I see what you mean.

    Thanks for your reply Griffith. Maybe you'll receive a letter tomorrow (fingers crossed!)

    Just speaking for myself, I've never dropped in a larger drive. I don't open the units but just use them as I bought them.

    Are you happy with your Pro?

    I disagree with this. I don't hold onto the unit long enough for a lifetime plan to be beneficial.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2014 #56 of 661
    mattack

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    1) more tuners
    2) WAY faster, including downloads to computer

    I still intend to get rid of my P4 (and keep a lifetime Tivo HD) partially to have the 'upgrade' make more sense.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2014 #57 of 661
    dbattaglia001

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    Count me in at being forever grateful to anyone who has an offer to spare! In meantime, I will cross my fingers that I will get an email for my participation on advisory panel (although I was not 100% perfect in filling out all the surveys).
     
  18. Jan 22, 2014 #58 of 661
    mattack

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    The fact that you don't hold onto the unit long makes lifetime EVEN MORE beneficial, since it GREATLY increases the resale value.
     
  19. Jan 22, 2014 #59 of 661
    George Cifranci

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    I noticed that I was the sent the offer just after I filled out the January TiVo Advisory Survey. That might have something to do with it if haven't received the offer and haven't yet filled out the January survey.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2014 #60 of 661
    kbtivo

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    I received both the email and a flyer from Tivo in the mail.

    From the flyer I can get the TiVo Roamio + Lifetime for $574.99.

    From the Tivo web site with the promo code from the advisors panel
    I can get the same (includes Multi-service discount) for $549.98.
     

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