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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)
    32.5%
  2. Yes - I plan to buy two or more

    13 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Maybe, but I will not be an early adopter

    47 vote(s)
    28.8%
  4. No, I have no plans for a Mini

    41 vote(s)
    25.2%
  5. Undecided

    9 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. Mar 7, 2013 #21 of 114
    Fist of Death

    Fist of Death Bon Vivant

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    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. Mar 7, 2013 #22 of 114
    NSPhillips

    NSPhillips Member

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    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. Mar 7, 2013 #23 of 114
    mpaquette

    mpaquette New Member

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    I won't get one since I'm OTA only.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2013 #24 of 114
    mahohmei

    mahohmei New Member

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    I will only buy one if/when it works with the TiVo Premiere two-tuner, since that's what we have now.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2013 #25 of 114
    P42

    P42 New Member

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    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. Mar 7, 2013 #26 of 114
    takeagabu

    takeagabu New Member

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    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. Mar 7, 2013 #27 of 114
    Videodrome

    Videodrome tivo - please wait..

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    I dont understand the $6 dollar fee, what are you getting for the extra $6 a month ?
     
  8. Mar 7, 2013 #28 of 114
    ferrumpneuma

    ferrumpneuma fading fast

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    Anhedonia
    Permission to use the hardware.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2013 #29 of 114
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    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. Mar 7, 2013 #30 of 114
    h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

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    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. Mar 7, 2013 #31 of 114
    Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Active Member

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    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. Mar 7, 2013 #32 of 114
    magnus

    magnus Tivo User

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    • Support for OTA - 2 tuner boxes
    • Netflix
    • Amazon Streaming
    • Vudu
    • Integrated NPL
    • A lot more for $250
     
  13. Mar 7, 2013 #33 of 114
    Saxion

    Saxion Substantive Member

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    San Diego
    If the price was <$200 and it worked with a 2-tuner Premiere, I'd buy one. Otherwise no sale.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2013 #34 of 114
    Videodrome

    Videodrome tivo - please wait..

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    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. Mar 8, 2013 #35 of 114
    Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

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    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. Mar 8, 2013 #36 of 114
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    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. Mar 8, 2013 #37 of 114
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    How did you pull that off? I thought they wouldn't allow a Premiere to pay the legacy $6.95/mo rate?
     
  18. Mar 8, 2013 #38 of 114
    atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    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. Mar 8, 2013 #39 of 114
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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

    Sent from my HTC ReZound using Forum Runner
     
  20. Mar 8, 2013 #40 of 114
    davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

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    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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