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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Jan 11, 2014 #841 of 3246
    robby818

    robby818 New Member

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    My Roamio Pro arrived yesterday. I purchased it on Wednesday night for $529.90 on Amazon.com. I contacted Amazon by Chat and received a credit for $96.40. This is why I love Amazon. Instant customer service & resolution even on a Saturday evening.

    Yeah Amazon :D:up:
     
  2. Jan 11, 2014 #842 of 3246
    Loach

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    Good heavens man! How many Roamios are you going to buy? :eek:
     
  3. Jan 11, 2014 #843 of 3246
    alyssa

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    it's a good price with a 3tb hdd
    if you got bb to price match a plus to $350 & add a 3tb hdd for $120 = $470
     
  4. Jan 12, 2014 #844 of 3246
    lessd

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    I going to end up with 3 Roamios and sell my remaining TP4, I find the Roamio a great unit that I will (for the foreseeable future) not have to upgrade again.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2014 #845 of 3246
    Loach

    Loach New Member

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    Why 3 DVRs and one Mini though instead of two of each? Are you really going to use 18 tuners and 8TB of recording space? Or are you less than impressed with the Mini?
     
  6. Jan 12, 2014 #846 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    While not a part of the discussion, I've seen this question posted a lot lately.

    I think it merits it's own thread, as there are many reasons to want either configuration, as well as each having it's own upsides/downsides. But, it is still a YMMV situation. One size (way) does not fit all (although many would try to insist their way is the better/best way).

    I'm using three Roamio basics, all upgraded with WD 3TB Red NAS drives (by myself), and would never consider a Mini.

    I'll explain it all when somebody starts a thread (it's inevitable). Then, everybody who wants to ask this question, or post the pros/cons, can link over to that thread, keeping this thread for the deals only, and undiluted.

    Each Roamio Basic cost me $99 (plus tax), each 3TB WD Red NAS drive cost me $119, and I lifetimed all of them at MSD pricing. All my TiVo HDs and Premieres which were lifetimed, 2-tuner w/2TB drives, have been sold and shipped.

    I'm quite happy with what I have, and have no regrets about not going with Plus/Pro models (or using any Minis), regardless of some of the current deals, not available on the other models, in the window I had to make my decisions.

    Anybody want more details, and/or to argue that I'm an idiot for what I chose? Start a dedicated thread then, please.

    Add: P.S. There's always the PM option, if you are of the mind that this forum has too many threads already.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2014 #847 of 3246
    jwbelcher

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  8. Jan 13, 2014 #848 of 3246
    tatergator1

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    Now, if Etailz would pop back up on Amazon with the $399 Pro, and Amazon adjusts back to ~$433 for the Pro, that would be one hell of a price match deal with the $50 gift card!
     
  9. Jan 13, 2014 #849 of 3246
    lessd

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    I am never going to need 18 tuners, because of the speed of the Roamio, at a good price, I wanted to replace the three TP4s that I had before with the Roamio, if TiVo had personal groups than what your suggesting would make sense for our family, but without personal groups each TiVo is its own personal group, the Mini is for my wife at her makeup area in our master bathroom.
    When I set down to watch a recorded show on my TiVo I don't want to have to go through a bunch a shows that others have recorded.
    The other thing is that now I will have a consistent interface on all my TiVos and I don't think I will (for the foreseeable future) have to upgrade our Roamios to anything new TiVo may come out with.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2014 #850 of 3246
    Loach

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    There's already a separate thread on that general topic here. I was just looking for lessd's specific take on it, which he has graciously provided.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2014 #851 of 3246
    OCSMITH

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    My order was just canceled........
     
  12. Jan 13, 2014 #852 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Cox Cable...
    Good to know. I'll post something in there when I'm not busy trying to figure out why only my Roamios will do Netflix @ 1080p/24, and not my Roku 2XS or WD TV Live Hub (the latter two used to, now refuse to)...

    While the Roamios are nice, they still have that famous TiVo tendency to spontaneously reboot when using Netflix, and I can only get 720p with my other devices. :mad: :(
     
  13. Jan 13, 2014 #853 of 3246
    a0lsux

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    Ordered from Amazon 433 with overnight and just got it today. Didn't want to take a risk with Blitz.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2014 #854 of 3246
    alyssa

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  15. Jan 13, 2014 #855 of 3246
    mike3775

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    Got my roamio today and set up real fast. I have to give credit to the one who posted the 877 number for Comcast, saved me a bunch of wait time on the phone trying to get the cable card activated.

    Now I am waiting to decide whether or not I hook the extender into the pro or not
     
  16. Jan 13, 2014 #856 of 3246
    mrsean

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    Mine was cancelled at 1:17pm. I wonder if Etailz shipped any?

    EDIT: If you ordered last week from Etailz, you can get Amazon to honor their $431.23 price from the same period. However, you will have to spend at least 40 minutes and push them hard on chat. Phone might be easier if you want to go that route. Good luck!
     
  17. Jan 14, 2014 #857 of 3246
    Eric2500

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    Overall are people liking the new Roamio? A couple months ago I upgraded to a TiVo XL Premier 4 tuner... versus the 2 turner... plus added a TiVo Mini in the bedroom. I bought them on eBay and saved a few bucks. NEXT DAY they introduced the Roamio. I was not too happy about it. So what did I do... I entered the TiVo Holiday Cash Sweepstakes hoping I would win one of the three cash prizes so I could buy one.

    Guess what... just a few hours ago I got an email stating that I won the $2,500 prize. Naturally I just looked at the email and thought... yeah right... I won... sure... for the 10th time this month I won a contest. But after further review, I'm 95% sure this is legit. All the information in the email is the same as the sweepstakes. A contact phone number to a large company that deals with promotions (info Googled and verified) was given in the email with an extension to a woman I can contact if I would like.

    So I either won $2,500... or I'll be playing the fool in Identity Theft II.

    If I did win, is the 6 tuner Roamio a nice unit?

    I am currently using a MoCA adapter instead of wireless adapters... which baffles me why people use wireless when MoCA is an option.
     
  18. Jan 14, 2014 #858 of 3246
    HF444

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    I would call TIVO and see what they say about who won their prize.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2014 #859 of 3246
    jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    Yes, very happy with Roamio and 6 tuners. I got the Pro - upgraded from TivoHD - and like the disk space w/o having to open the unit to upgrade the drive.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2014 #860 of 3246
    Eric2500

    Eric2500 New Member

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    Thanks for the response.

    I did in fact win the $2,500 prize through their sweepstakes... confirmed through TiVo PR department today. Naturally my wife has other plans ALREADY to fix up our kitchen. This single people... is why you don't get married.

    Happy I won though... I never win anything. Guess I can't say that now.
     

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