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Do you plan on buying a TiVo Mini at launch?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jfh3, Mar 6, 2013.

Do you plan to buy a TiVo Mini at launch?

Poll closed Apr 6, 2013.
  1. Yes - I plan to buy one Mini

    53 vote(s)
  2. Yes - I plan to buy two or more

    13 vote(s)
  3. Maybe, but I will not be an early adopter

    47 vote(s)
  4. No, I have no plans for a Mini

    41 vote(s)
  5. Undecided

    9 vote(s)
  1. Fist of Death

    Fist of Death Bon Vivant

    Jan 4, 2002
    I'm looking at buying one the day they are released because my situation almost exactly mirrors aaronwt's above in post #13, then one more for our small kitchen TV the day dynamic tuning comes available.
  2. NSPhillips

    NSPhillips New Member

    May 31, 2007
    I want one to replace my Series 3 and drop two cable cards from my FIOS bill. It will be nice to have a smaller box for the bedroom TV. Looking forward to seeing what a mess I make of the wall when I try to mount it behind the TV...
  3. mpaquette

    mpaquette New Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    I won't get one since I'm OTA only.
  4. mahohmei

    mahohmei New Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    I will only buy one if/when it works with the TiVo Premiere two-tuner, since that's what we have now.
  5. P42

    P42 New Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Maybe, but I will not be an early adopter

    I'm excited to see this come to market, as I see it as being required for keeping Tivo relevant in the market place. I currently don't need this in my house, but I expect in the future I will.
  6. takeagabu

    takeagabu New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    If it was $150 I would have gotten 2 and replaced some other things in the house. But $250 seems a bit much. I am just going to wait around and see if there's a deal to get it for less than $200.
  7. Videodrome

    Videodrome tivo - please wait..

    Jun 20, 2008
    I dont understand the $6 dollar fee, what are you getting for the extra $6 a month ?
  8. ferrumpneuma

    ferrumpneuma fading fast

    Jun 1, 2006
    Permission to use the hardware.
  9. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The ability to only pay $99 upfront instead of $249. The math is pretty clear that people should pay the full price upfront but some will want opt for the monthly payment.
  10. h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

    Dec 16, 2010
    I would be all over the mini, except that I have NO PLANS to upgrade my two-tuner premiere. Make the mini work with that and I will buy at least one, if not two.
  11. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S New Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    I'd kind of like one to have TV in my bedroom again, but then I'd actually have to get a new TV for my bedroom. :)
    (Previous one was an SD set)

    I'll be holding off for a bit I think.
  12. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
    • Support for OTA - 2 tuner boxes
    • Netflix
    • Amazon Streaming
    • Vudu
    • Integrated NPL
    • A lot more for $250
  13. Saxion

    Saxion Substantive Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    If the price was <$200 and it worked with a 2-tuner Premiere, I'd buy one. Otherwise no sale.
  14. Videodrome

    Videodrome tivo - please wait..

    Jun 20, 2008
    That is not reason enough, i already paid for the hardware. Tivo offers nothing with a monthly fee attached. What does the mini download or need to be updated for that price ,nothing, its simply theft. Sorry no thanks.
  15. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

    Oct 14, 2004
    I was going to buy a Mini, but I gave up waiting and added a third Premiere, which I put into my legacy $6.95/month spot.
  16. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator TC Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    What if it was released with a flat fee of $250 and no mention of a service fee? Is that still theft? The Ceton Echo, which does basically the same thing for HTPCs, costs $180. So $250 for the Mini isn't completely out of line.

    The only reason they break it down to $100 for the hardware and $6/mo or $150/lifetime because that's how their business is structured and it looks better on their books. Plus it gives customers a lower cost of entry (>50% of TiVos subscribers pay for monthly service) if they're willing to pay $6/mo forever.

    The Mini may be more expensive then you expected but it's hardly "theft". :rolleyes:
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator TC Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    How did you pull that off? I thought they wouldn't allow a Premiere to pay the legacy $6.95/mo rate?
  18. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    If you don't think a Mini is worth $250 or $100 + $6/mo for as long as you want to use it, that is your business, simple don't buy it. Accusing TiVo of theft because they won't sell you a Mini at the price you want to pay is just being an *ssho**.
  19. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I've had a Premiere on the $6.95 rate since the launch three years ago.

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  20. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    I just was at Best Buy and saw the Big Jambox for $300. I'd say comparatively the TiVo Mini is a pretty decent deal at $250. Of course, you need a 4-tuner TiVo on the other end - and that ain't chump change.

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