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No upgrade incentive from TiVo!

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bklinc, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I don't know if it is truly a sellout nature rather than slow initial stock. My local BB still doesn't show any stock and have yet to get them. You still can't order the Pro from BB, but you can the Plus except it is backordered and has been since it showed up. The base is available and has been online, but still no stock in Florida. I tried asking a manger when their shipment was coming in, but all he could tell me is soon. This is the same response BB is giving in their forums.

    Weaknees was waiting for their shipment today. Amazon gets their shipment tomorrow, but had a few boxes initially. They are also handling the shipping for TiVo though.

    Walmart only shows the Pro, but ship to store by 9/2.

    I think either TiVo held back the shipment and/or waited to notify the vendors until after the announcement.
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Well, I'll put it another way. Can anyone ever remember tivo having a shortage of units with the release of a new box? I cannot.
  3. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    TiVo has plenty of stock unless they have since sold out.

    Like I said I think TiVo waited to ship their units to stores so it is more like a soft launch where you can only buy it direct and 30 days later the stores will have them in stock.
  4. trade

    trade Tivo Addict

    Sep 1, 2005
    Fullerton, CA
    I agree with you there's not enough stock, and will be a smart movement, because instead make by example 100 thousands of each model, they can measure the demand with the short stock that are offering and make more of the product most demand.

    Also the lower stock is measure in the time of shipping of the Tivo sold on the own store. Be realistic this is not the new PS4 or Xbox One, inclusive I think that they will be making offers to sell the stock of old Premieres in the next month.

    I will wait until December to see what Tivo can gives a better offer.
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I had to order from the Magnolia department at one of my local BB stores. In the regional warehouse they had around 28 Roamio Pros and around 14 Roamio Plus models. Plus the Magnolia Department had 36 months no interest financing on any purchase. Supposedly it will show up at the store on Tuesday or Thursday for me to pick up.
  6. mr_smits

    mr_smits New Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Lots of complaining about decisions made. Good thing we are all adults.
  7. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    If Weaknees coupon still works it still the least expensive place to purchase no tax and free shipping and $25 off the Plus ($40 off the pro and $15 of the basic). They expect more stock today or Tuesday.
  8. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I think the soft launch is intentional to allow for the few launch bugs to be discovered and corrected over the next few weeks.
  9. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I tried at might, but the manager didn't feel like it. He wouldn't even look to see if there were any coming in. Soon was his only response when I asked about the TiVo.

    I know they get shipments on Tuesday and Thursday so I figure I will check the Best Buy site tomorrow.

    The soft launch makes sense from a support standpoint. I just wish they had announced a firm date for stores to have stock.
  10. brianric

    brianric Active Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    How is it obsolete? My Premiere XL still records the shows I want. Guide is updated daily. It's doing what I want it to do. With the Roamio Pro arriving tomorrow the Primiere XL will happily co-exit with it, giving me eight tuners and 600 hours of hD recording.
  11. brianric

    brianric Active Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    Plus is at my local Best Buy. My Pro arrives from Weaknees tomorrow.
  12. holycrap

    holycrap New Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    None of these gen 3 or later boxes are obsolete, they just don't have the features of the newer boxes. I still run an HD in a guest bedroom which has no cable or antenna, but folks staying over enjoy the ability to stream from other boxes in the house and I keep a bunch of movies on that box as well.
  13. crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

    Apr 5, 2010
    If your state charges sales tax, you are still required, by law, to report it on your state income tax forms and pay the sales taxes.

    Not that anyone does it, but just saying :)
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I fully expect some stores to have them in stock based on how close they are to the shipping warehouses.
  15. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You are correct, and I report all my out of state purchases on my state tax return, but I don't have to do that till next April, so I am earning interest on my tax savings. I think my bank is now paying me .01% per month, the pennys add up.
  16. JoeTaxpayer

    JoeTaxpayer Member

    Dec 23, 2008
    I think TiVo has their beancounters who are tasked with maximizing revenue, as they should. The multi-unit discounts let me add another LT unit for $300, but of course that will create an extra unit at the back end. TiVo must know the secondary market is there for LT machines, and accepts that, VS an offer of $xx to truly 'transfer' service, i.e. kill the LT service of the old machine and for a fee, move it to the new one.

    (And since an LT HD or Series 3 will still fetch $300, effectively, I have that deal already)

    To the other comments about obsolescence, I recently bought a Series 2 single Tuner for my sister in law. With LT service, it was worth all of the $60 I paid, and works fine with her DTA from Comcast. She has a small TV, and one tuner is fine for her.
  17. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    Ditto to what you said. We have 2 S3 OLED's with lifetime on our primary TV (upgrades from earlier S1's) which are doing exactly what we need so right now there isn't any incentive for me to upgrade to newer hardware. They record shows, I can transfer all except HBO to my PC or between the 2 TiVo's and I can watch Netflix or listen to Pandora.

  18. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

    Mar 29, 2012
    New York...
    I don't care what kind of "upgrade incentive" they offer. I am waiting until the product is "full-featured" and not "half-baked", meaning until the Out-Of-Home streaming is deployed, and Android or browser support is added for the "non-iGarbage" crowd.

    If TiVo says "coming soon", that means I am waiting until that feature is actually deployed. Android coming soon? No Thanks, I'll wait. Remote Streaming coming soon? No Thanks, I'll wait.

    I bought a Mini with PLS because they said that a coming software update would bring DTA and I wouldn't have to lock out a tuner on my 4-tuner box. Well, we're still waiting for it. And I feel slighted and taken advantage of. Lesson learned, I will never do that again.

    I'm sorry to tell TiVo that my $1,000 for a Roamio Pro with Product Lifetime Service is "COMING SOON".
  19. midlomuncher

    midlomuncher New Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    Enjoy "Open"

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  20. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    So far the only functional obsolescence I am aware is that the Series 3 units can not record MPEG 4 channels. Other than that all Series 3 & Series 4 units can still provide all the functionality they ever could.

    Sure newer units have additional features that the older units do not but that is just the way of the world. I really cannot believe anyone buys any piece of electronics and doesn't expect that there will be a newer device with features their device doesn't have soon.

    So if you want new features you upgrade if you are happy with the feature set that your device has you don't. I really don't need another DVR and don't really need any more features but ordered a new Roamio anyways on the hopes it will have better OTA reception than my Premiere and just cause I wanted something new.

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