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Roamio Deals?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Nov 19, 2013 #281 of 3246
    the block

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    Are they allowing you to transfer lifetime service from the TivoHD, or are you just transferring monthly service from the TivoHD and then adding on lifetime to the TivoHD for $99?

    If you're transferring lifetime, I see the cost breakdown as follows:
    $599.99 - $100 = $499.99 Pro + $99 TivoHD Lifetime service = $598.99 + tax for a TivoHD w/ lifetime & Roamio Pro w/ lifetime?

    If that's the case, that's a pretty damn good deal, especially considering what you could sell the TivoHD w/ lifetime for. Please confirm.
     
  2. Nov 19, 2013 #282 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    They let you transfer your current subscription, ie. monthly service, not lifetime.

    This is what they did for me with a Roamio BAsic recently. I transferred my $6.95 rate from a two tuner Premiere to the Roamio. Then they gave me lifetime service on my Premiere for $99.

    I've had the $6.95 rate since 2007. Initially on a TiVo HD, then transferred to a launch Premiere. And now on a Roamio BAsic.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2013 #283 of 3246
    en sabur nur

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    I hope I get that deal when I call them. I'm getting a Roamio Pro and will transfer service from a Premiere 4. Hopefully they offer me that lifetime deal on the Premiere 4 too.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2013 #284 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    Based on what Philmatic said, it depends on how long you've had service on the box whether you can get the $99 lifetime service.

     
  5. Nov 19, 2013 #285 of 3246
    en sabur nur

    en sabur nur Member

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    It's been three years with the Premiere 4.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2013 #286 of 3246
    SlappyMcgee

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    No they are allowing me to transfer my current service plan to the Roamio. Then when I call to activate it they will put lifetime on my TivoHD for $99.

    Now the wait for them to ship it is killing me.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2013 #287 of 3246
    bern43

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    Just spoke to them and they'd do the 99 lifetime on the premiere XL I have if I bought a roamio with lifetime. Wasn't thinking about upgrading, but thinking it might be worth it as a premiere with lifetime actually has some re-sale value.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2013 #288 of 3246
    SlappyMcgee

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    Yeah the way I see it. With the $100 off on the Pro. you are buying a Pro for regular price and getting free product lifetime on the Tivo HD :)
     
  9. Nov 19, 2013 #289 of 3246
    Philmatic

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    Without Lifetime the XL is worth $75-$100, with Lifetime you're looking at $400. It's worth the $100 upgrade, you'll still net $200.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2013 #290 of 3246
    SlappyMcgee

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    Since this is my first time to buy a Tivo from Tivo directly. How long does it normally take them to finally ship the product?
     
  11. Nov 19, 2013 #291 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    I ordered my Romaio Basic from TiVo on Friday the 8th. It shipped on Monday the 11th. And I received it on Thursday the 14th.

    But I had also placed the order late in the day on Friday. Around 6:30PM EST.
     
  12. Nov 19, 2013 #292 of 3246
    SlappyMcgee

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    Hmmm... Not sure if they do anything over the weekend. So with your time frame. I should receive mine around next Tuesday. Dang that means I have to wait an entire week :( Amazon and Newegg have spoiled me :p
     
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    MarkSFCA

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  14. Nov 19, 2013 #294 of 3246
    Philmatic

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    Incredible...
     
  15. Nov 19, 2013 #295 of 3246
    overFEDEXed

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    soobaerodude

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  17. Nov 19, 2013 #297 of 3246
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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  18. Nov 19, 2013 #298 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I want this too (for use with Premieres/HDs), but am having a hard time finding them.

    I managed to get the WNDR3800 Netgear router with all the TiVo features, after it was discontinued, but while still available from Newegg. Netgear doesn't even offer support for it anymore, and I just bought it.

    I couldn't find any of the Netgear NAS standalone (no PC required) devices with the same TiVo extras. Anything 64-bit won't work, and just like the router, it's not like there were a lot of products released with the TiVo specific functions.

    It may be that anything works with a Roamio (for all I know), but older TiVo platforms seem to have not ended up being worthy of the NAS manufacturers building in standalone TiVo support for, or just turned out to be non-profitable.
     
  19. Nov 19, 2013 #299 of 3246
    imacericg

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  20. Nov 20, 2013 #300 of 3246
    jhirsche

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    Curious if anyone tries this and gets it to work? $150 Roamio + $50 BB gift card... scha-weet!
     

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