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Plus or Pro?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jbaum, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Sep 1, 2013 #141 of 191
    jmpage2

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    Yep. Thats why i cancelled my Amazon order and put an order in to pick up at BB when i get back into town tonight. Even though i had to pay sales tax.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2013 #142 of 191
    bareyb

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    Do you mean if I plan to upgrade the Hard Drive? I was planning on getting the Pro so I think that's going to be plenty big enough. Not familiar with the extended warranty... Is it from Best Buy or TiVo?
     
  3. Sep 1, 2013 #143 of 191
    Dan203

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    As long as you don't plan to open the case you can buy an extended warranty from TiVo. It's $30 for 2 years or $40 for 3 years. You can buy it after the fact even if you got the TiVo from another retailer, you just have to call.

    The reason people like Best Buy for units they plan to upgrade is because Best Buy has no way of knowing you opened the case, so there is no danger of them refusing to honor the warranty. And TiVo will honor a Best Buy warranty and allow you to transfer lifetime service to the new unit.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2013 #144 of 191
    bareyb

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    Ah. Gotcha. I'll have to think about that. Thanks.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2013 #145 of 191
    Dan203

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    I bought one for my Elite and will again for my Pro. $40 seems like cheap insurance for a $1000 device. ($600 + $400 lifetime)
     
  6. Sep 1, 2013 #146 of 191
    monkeydust

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    So, Tivo knows if you've opened the case even if you put the original drive back in?
     
  7. Sep 1, 2013 #147 of 191
    Dan203

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    Their logs can tell that you've called in with a bigger hard drive installed then what is standard for your unit.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2013 #148 of 191
    bareyb

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    Yeah. That sounds like a pretty good deal. I don't plan to crack the case so the insurance from TiVo would be fine for me. When will your new Roamio arrive?
     
  9. Sep 1, 2013 #149 of 191
    Dan203

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    Tuesday. It arrived in a warehouse the next town over Friday night. But between the weekend and the holiday I have to wait until Tuesday to get it. :(
     
  10. Sep 1, 2013 #150 of 191
    bareyb

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    Ah man... I feel your pain. I'm seriously ready to pull the trigger myself. I'm just dreading dealing with Comcast... :eek:

    ETA: Maybe I'll see how it goes with yours. Are you gonna try to get it paired on Tuesday?

    Side note: Amazon seems to be selling a LOT of these. :)
    They showed 17 available yesterday morning and by last night they only had 2 left. Today they are showing 18 more in stock (more on the way!) and in the 30 minutes since we got to the Hotel they have sold 3 more and now have 15 left. It would appear that TiVo may have a winner on their hands. I don't recall the Elites flying off the shelves like these are.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2013 #151 of 191
    Dan203

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    Yeah I've got a 2 tuner Premiere with working CableCARD so if they totally hose it I'll still be able to record everything I need for the short term. Still a couple weeks before everything comes back.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2013 #152 of 191
    jmpage2

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    Well, another advantage of the BB warranty over the TiVo one is that if your TiVo fails BB will likely just give you credit towards a new one (whatever version is current) whereas TiVo will probably send you a refurb.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2013 #153 of 191
    bodosom

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    If you can get encrypted channels then it's effectively paired. However you don't need a CableCard to receive clear QAM channels. The card holds "keys" that are specific to the host id, the card id and programming. I'm pretty sure it's a violation of CableLabs terms to circumvent that binding.

    A positive test is a premium channel although checking the CableCard Content Access (CA) screen will tell you if a channel is encrypted.
     
  14. Sep 1, 2013 #154 of 191
    bareyb

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    Wow. I went over to sit in a Tesla (showroom is next door to the Hotel) and now they are sold out. That's 18 units sold in an hour. I guess I moved too slow... :eek:
     
  15. Sep 1, 2013 #155 of 191
    Beryl

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    The amazon reviews of the Plus are not encouraging. I hope more owners post reviews.
     
  16. Sep 1, 2013 #156 of 191
    Bigg

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    Fox and ABC/ESPN alone are more than 25% of channels. I'm not doubting that it's uneven, but it's not THAT uneven. I usually personally prefer 1080i, although ESPN is the best looking channel, and it's 720p, so go figure...
     
  17. Sep 1, 2013 #157 of 191
    DCIFRTHS

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    I see 4 reviews, and one if the is a DOA (not good). The other 3 seem like accurate reviews.
     
  18. Sep 1, 2013 #158 of 191
    lessd

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    If TiVo is not doing any check on the blank hard drives expect some hard drive DOA, that would make the customers TiVo DOA.
     
  19. Sep 2, 2013 #159 of 191
    DCIFRTHS

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    They should be. As mentioned in another thread, this costs more, but I believe the cost is well worth it.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2013 #160 of 191
    aaronwt

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    Supposedly they will try to get it fixed first. Since their new extended warranty policies went into effect things have changed. I know they used to not even bat an eye and just give you full credit. But I know the last item I took to BestBuy that was hosed and on the extended warranty, they sent it to get fixed.
     

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