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Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Nov 8, 2013 #161 of 3246
    worachj

    worachj Active Member

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    Thanks, doesn't look good! That's one reason I used PayPal for another layer of protection. So far everything has been as expected. I received an order confirmation and PayPal confirmation within minutes of ordering. 30 minutes later I received another email stating my order was moved to processing.

    Getting it shipped is the problem. The web site claims delivery in 5-10 days so I should find out quickly if they shipped it or if they’re scamming!
     
  2. Nov 8, 2013 #162 of 3246
    lentiman

    lentiman Ocassional User

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    I'll be doing this on Monday or Tuesday next week. I love my $6.95 plan! I didn't have any problems transferring it to a TiVo HD last year when my S3 died. I don't think I'll have any problems this time either, but we'll see. If they won't transfer it I'll be returning the Roamio.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2013 #163 of 3246
    scooby2

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    Took a lot of work but I did get my local BB to price match on the Roamio Pro. PLSR worked like a charm. Now to wait for Comcast to bring me a cable card tomorrow! Thanks everyone for the great thread!
     
  4. Nov 8, 2013 #164 of 3246
    Wpfma

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    I am getting ready to buy a roamio plus. I am new to the tivo community. With black friday, cyber monday and the rest of the holiday season approaching does it make sense to wait a bit to see if there would be any better deals or just order through ABT?
     
  5. Nov 8, 2013 #165 of 3246
    psywzrd

    psywzrd New Member

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    I would love to know the answer to this as well. My S3 is potentially on the verge of dying and I'm thinking about grabbing a Roamio Plus or Pro. They're very pricey though so I'm trying to save money if at all possible.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2013 #166 of 3246
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I'm going to try to get my $6.95 plan from my OTA Premiere transferred to a Roamio Basic tonight. I need to call them when I get home from work.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2013 #167 of 3246
    mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Oh, I guess you mean you don't have a Tivo now?

    There's an ad that showed up on my Premiere 4 within the past day or so that seems like a pretty good deal.. But I can see no hints of it at tivo.com. I don't remember what the prices were, someone else can clarify.. I thought it was way less than the $700 that a Roamio Plus with lifetime would be.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2013 #168 of 3246
    hooper

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    Let me know how it goes. The ad on my premiere says you can transfer your current plan + $100 off
     
  9. Nov 9, 2013 #169 of 3246
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Apparently there is a deal called the "Non PLSR Roamio offer". As long as you don't already have a Roamio on your account, with this offer you can transfer the lower monthly plan from your Premiere to a Roamio that you purchase directly from TiVo. I'm not sure if it's all Roamio models but it is certainly for the Roamio Basic.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2013 #170 of 3246
    hooper

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    Just ordered a plus from tivo. They guaranteed the $6.95 month plan would transfer. Unfortunately they did hit me with sales tax. Not a bad deal though.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2013 #171 of 3246
    psywzrd

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    Not a fellow Mass hole but I'd love a discount too if at all possible:). Even if you can't do it, maybe you could point me in the right direction to help me find a decent discount? I'm looking to get a Pro and they're obviously very expensive.
     
  12. Nov 9, 2013 #172 of 3246
    conitor

    conitor New Member

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    Confirmed transfer of $6.95 plan tonight to Roamio Pro
     
  13. Nov 10, 2013 #173 of 3246
    adaymerced

    adaymerced New Member

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    Tried Best Buy last night with a photo on my iPad of the offer screen from the TiVo offer that comes through on the TiVo Unit. Best Buy wouldn't go for anything that they couldn't find on the internet. Figured I'd also try Fry's Electronics since they also had the unit and it was in the neighborhood. No joy there either.

    I could order it online through ABT or Tivo and get the discount, but now my stubborn streak kicks in and I want to figure out how to get Best Buy to go for it. That and I'm about to travel for a week and would rather pick it up in person than worry about getting something shipped to my house while I'm out of town for an extended period.
     
  14. Nov 10, 2013 #174 of 3246
    laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I plan to try Best Buy next month because we get BB gift cards for the holidays usually, and I'll get some reward points, and there's the instant gratification. :) I have the email offer to show them, but if they don't take it, oh well... we don't have sales tax here so I don't care about ordering it directly from TiVo.

    Edit: Maybe it was only Amazon that tax was an issue...
     
  15. Nov 10, 2013 #175 of 3246
    DeltaOne

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    We bought TiVo hardware about six weeks ago and purchased from Best Buy. 80% for the instant gratification, and 20% for an easy "return" if something went wrong with the change-over from Comcast equipment to TiVo equipment.

    My original plan was to keep the Comcast STBs for a month -- give us plenty of time to evaluate TiVo. By day 2 everyone in the household was saying to go ahead and return the Comcast stuff. I did so -- the next weekend.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2013 #176 of 3246
    kemnyc

    kemnyc New Member

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    I just bought a Roamio Plus and so far, so good. I had it set up when my cable technician came to set me up with cable (I'd been using OTA with my Premiere) and setup took a few phone calls but wasn't too bad. So far, I've had none of the bugs I had with the Netflix and Hulu apps on the Premiere. The faster processor means I actually use the features that I think I theoretically could have used on the Premiere, but didn't because the HD menus were too slow - for example, if I see an old movie in the suggestions bar but it's not available on Netflix (which it tells me), I can quickly create a wish list so that TiVo will record it if it ever shows up on cable. Awesome.

    I've always loved TiVo, but the Premiere was not ready for prime time and really changed my view of the company. The Roamio seems to finally be delivering what the Premiere promised (plus there's the other cool stuff like streaming that I haven't tried yet).

    For those on the fence or considering waiting for the holidays for a better deal: The Roamio is getting great reviews, including a recent one in the NY Times. It is a MUCH better product than the Premiere was. If you wait, there's a decent chance it will sell out.

    Here's how I made the decision: Assume you'll keep your TiVo for at least 3 years (I kept one of mine for 9). You can get a 3-year extended warranty from TiVo for $40 if you want to make sure to get the full return on your investment. Do the math: if you keep it for 3 years, your monthly cost ranges from $18 for the basic to $28 for the Pro (paying full price and using the PSLR code to get lifetime service). Add in the cost of your cable card. Compare that to what your cable provider would charge you for a DVR set-top box. Then factor in the value to you of the advantages (better interface, probably much more space based on all my friends' complaints about their cable DVRs; ability to integrate Netflix, Hulu; etc.; less need for pay per view because you more easily find things you like on cable) and disadvantages (inability to use VOD, although why anyone would prefer that to TiVo I can't imagine). If you think you'll like the TiVo better, and the cost is comparable to a cable DVR, then it may make sense to pull the trigger rather than wait hoping for a "deal."

    Also, keep in mind that you'll probably be able to sell your unit with lifetime for a good amount of money when you're ready to upgrade, so that also sweetens the deal. Premieres with lifetime still go for hundreds of dollars on EBay, even though they suck compared to the Roamio.

    I went with the Plus, and my monthly cost of $25.33 is only slightly higher than what Cablevision and FioS charge for a DVR that has a much smaller capacity and is not user-friendly at all. Hopefully I'll keep the Roamio even longer, and/or sell it for a decent amount of money in a few years, so I may end up better off financially. But even if I don't, I think the extra money will be well worth it.

    I know this is a thread about "deals," but based on my experience so far I think the Roamio is a steal at any price. :) That's worth keeping in mind - don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good!
     
  17. Nov 10, 2013 #177 of 3246
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    While I'm happy for those who can afford the Roamio platform, this post says many of my own sentiments about the Premiere.

    1. They sold the Premiere as the "One Box" - Yep, the one box that makes a relaxing break to watch TV and let the stress slip away, become the new stressor and I don't feel relaxed when using it.

    2. The Roamio does everything the Premiere "should have" - While I don't expect Roamio-only features on my Premiere, I *do* expect it to work, and any advertised feature to work.

    3. If I wasn't so invested in so many Premieres and HDs, and could afford the cost to replace them with Roamios, I'd probably be more happy than I have in years, and be on here saying so. - But, when a company fails to deliver what I paid for and/or the product is always malfunctioning, and I'm always the "only one to report the problem" or "the first one to", see so many others having those problems and getting those same lines, and I get no compensation or adequate discount on the newer model, just to get something to do what the old one was supposed to, I reconsider if I want to give that company my business anymore.

    But, again, I'm not going to be a hater of everybody who posts that their Roamio is doing the things the Premiere was supposed to, and doing them well. So, good for you. Enjoy.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2013 #178 of 3246
    KeinoDoggy

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    So I see this advertisement displayed on my Tivo today and thought I would call and order a Roamio plus and transfer my lifetime service from another unit. My service agent totally refused, saying it is impossible to transfer a lifetime service. I pointed out the ad stating I could transfer a service to a new Roamio. She still refused. I think this is totally false advertising and told her so.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/104845494@N04/10788802794/lightbox/
     
  19. Nov 10, 2013 #179 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Bravo, well said!
     
  20. Nov 10, 2013 #180 of 3246
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I agree it seems a little misleading, but I see in your picture of the offer from TiVo on your tv that there's an arrow pointing down that signifies there's more to the message below. What does it say further down in the message?
     

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