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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 23, 2014 #81 of 661
    Grakthis

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    My understanding is they actually made it EASIER to upgrade the drive by having the OS on solid state outside of the HD.

    The reason you buy the Plus over the basic is because the Plus has the streaming built in and the basic doesn't (in addition to what you said about the 6 tuners). I can't see a reason to buy the Pro over the Plus except "I don't know/don't want the hassle of upgrading the HD."
     
  2. Jan 23, 2014 #82 of 661
    Grakthis

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    So, the breakeven, as I posted, is around 26-27 months (assuming you have a MSD for the lifetime but would be replacing your lone unit otherwise so would pay full price).

    I think 2 years is a no-brainer for a TiVo. The shortest I've used a single model was 2 years, and that's the premiere I am replacing this week. Other than that premiere, I used my S2 for 6 years and my S3 for 8 years and the S3 is still fully functional (as is the premiere).

    But I agree, that 26-27 months is iffier. It's like, that's the line. 2 years. Get it under 2-years and EVERYONE buys lifetime. At 2 years? It's going to go either way. Just over 2-years? well, now I have to REALLY be a TiVo fan to justify that.

    The premiere, felt to me, like an "incremental upgrade" over the S3. It didn't feel substantial enough for a lifetime, so i didn't. and I am glad I didn't. Because I am scrapping it exactly 2 years later. But the Roamio feels like a MAJOR step. Something that is future proof enough to ride out technology changes for a good 4-5 years. So I lifetimed it.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2014 #83 of 661
    Grakthis

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    I got the offer before I filled out the January survey.

    if i were guessing, maybe the offer went out to people who have been a on the panel for X amount of time? Or who have filled out Y surveys?

    Or maybe it went out only to people who have HD or older boxes still active?

    Or maybe it went out to only people who are advisers AND longtime subscribers (I've had a TiVo since 2002)? Or maybe it went out only to people who are paying monthly right now?

    Or maybe it's just going out in waves so they don't overload their inventory? I mean, this is clearly prompting a huge amount of purchases.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2014 #84 of 661
    Grakthis

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    You're saying, the Roamio is no improvement over the Premiere? Is that your assertion? Or are you just angry and you want to rant?
     
  5. Jan 23, 2014 #85 of 661
    Grakthis

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    You're talking about a different deal.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2014 #86 of 661
    Grakthis

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    Yeah, I'm really frustrated that I lost mine. I had an S2 with lifetime and an S3 that was paying the cheap MSD. And the S2 died... and I didn't fix it. And after being dead for like 6 months, they declared it dead and up'd my S3 to full price. I was super-sad. At the time though, I didn't have any other option that made sense unless I could fix the S2 and the S2 was unusable anyways because my cable company was phasing out digital channels.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2014 #87 of 661
    jwbelcher

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    It'll be a nice increase in subs before their end of fiscal quarter. This promo ending Jan 31 doesn't seem to be a coincidence.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2014 #88 of 661
    tuxcv

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    I got the offer and ordered the pro early yesterday (9 pst). But it has not shipped yet. TIVO web site states the if orders are placed before 11 am they ship the same day.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2014 #89 of 661
    Grakthis

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    I ordered around 9AM ish EST and it shipped already. Will be delivered on Mon.

    That should give you an idea of how high the demand was, if they couldn't get everything shipped the same day.
     
  10. Jan 23, 2014 #90 of 661
    BigJimOutlaw

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    I am an Advisor but didn't get the offer. If anyone's passing on their promo code offer, I would love to get a Mini. Thanks a lot. :)
     
  11. Jan 23, 2014 #91 of 661
    LoREvanescence

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    I got the email.

    It's tempting, but I just can't do it at this time. I had to buy a new iMac Shortly after Christmas to replace my HP Laptop, and I'm done with any major purchases for a few months.


    I'm hoping they bring this deal back in like 6 months.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2014 #92 of 661
    Joe01880

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    I got the offer a few days ago. I'm gonna give them a call and try to transfer lifetime from my HD to the Pro.

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
     
  13. Jan 23, 2014 #93 of 661
    rlcarr

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    I'm a bit confused.

    Other than the opportunity to get a discounted mini (which I am not interested in), how is this better than the deal then the promo that's been around since November and was reiterated in the flyer a lot of people got?

    For a Roamio Pro, that flyer said $900 for Roamio Pro + Lifetime (regular price $1100) which assumes full-price Lifetime.

    This deal is $200 off a Roamio Pro, which means the hardware is $400 instead of $600. But then full-price lifetime is $500 which takes you to the same $900.

    I'm eligible for MSD, but that would reduce lifetime to $400 in both cases, giving a final cost of $800 in both cases.

    So what's the big deal about this deal? It doesn't seem any different from the ongoing promo for everyone (again, unless you're interested in a discounted Mini).

    What am I missing?
     
  14. Jan 23, 2014 #94 of 661
    emax

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    Same here, sadly i am active member of the advisory panel but i did not get it.
    I would be so interested in buying a TIVO mini, if anybody wants to share to code it would be greatly appreciated?

    thank you!
     
  15. Jan 23, 2014 #95 of 661
    jwbelcher

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    Maybe try calling to see if your eligible for the deal. I wasn't emailed the earlier $100 off deal, but was able to call in and get it. Let us know
     
  16. Jan 23, 2014 #96 of 661
    dbenrosen

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    I would also be interested in the offer. I fill out all the Advisory surveys, though not always the first day. If someone has one I would greatly appreciate a PM with the code for a mini to go with my Roamio plus I bought about a week ago. Thanks!
     
  17. Jan 23, 2014 #97 of 661
    jwbelcher

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    I believe your mistaken about full-price lifetime on this deal. Folks are reporting getting MSD.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9980235#post9980235
     
  18. Jan 23, 2014 #98 of 661
    dbattaglia001

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    The lifetime under MSD or whatever they call multiservice discount has seeminly always been for $100 off. So the emails from november wasn't really a $200 off offer on the Pro, it was only $100 off promo. And presumably if you are a Advisory panel participant you already have a TiVo and thus would qualify for MSD. 400 + 400 = 800.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2014 #99 of 661
    rlcarr

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    I do qualify for MSD, so the advisor deal for me would indeed be $800.

    But since I qualify for MSD isn't the other deal (the November one that's still going/has been renewed) also $800? Or is that deal Pro+Lifetime for $900 regardless of your MSD eligibility?
     
  20. KevinG

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    Count me in as a member of the panel who hasn't gotten the email. I'm happy to have one PM'd to me by someone who doesn't plan on taking advantage of theirs.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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