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So, no one in this forum is complaining about having a subscription on a Tivo mini?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by redbeard25, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. redbeard25

    redbeard25 Member

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    It didn't occur to me until I set it up and it downloaded data...

    I bet there's something in Tivo's agreement with Tribune that makes them pay on a per device basis. So, they couldn't download the data to the Premiere and just "echo" it on the mini, although that would make total sense. I bet the mini looks and says, "hey, where am I?" and then downloads its own data. Because Tivo's paying per device, you pay too.

    Of course, it could be like having an iPod touch and having to pay for upgrades because your accountant told you you had to...
     
  2. Gadfly

    Gadfly New Member

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    Because just about all of us assume this costs $250 and that's that.

    I seriously doubt anybody posting on this forum is interested in mini will go the path of monthly subscription but I may be projecting my take upon others!
     
  3. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

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    It has been beat to death in several threads. Just consider the price to be $250 when you evaluate if it is worth it to you or not and forget about how TiVo bills it out.
     
  4. bdraw

    bdraw Member

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    Most long time TiVo fans would only complain if there wasn't a lifetime option. The $6 a month is for people who can't do math.
     
  5. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Gee, it's not like there haven't been a ZILLION threads complaining about this.. (BTW, I'm only being slightly sarcastic, and am NOT trying to be rude..)
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I'm just happy I can go down to the FiOS store this weekend and turn in a cable card. Then I will be paying FiOS $3.99 less each month and be down to two cable cards. If/when the six tuner TiVo is released, I'll finally be able to get down to one cable card.
     
  7. jfh3

    jfh3 New Member

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    +1.

    Each Mini cost me $250. I would have preferred $149, but oh well.

    Saving a bonus outlet fee, a CableCARD rental and the added potential cost of another Premiere makes the Mini a no-brainer to extend TiVo into locations that are lightly used for TV viewing.
     
  8. jano18

    jano18 New Member

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    +1

    I am turning in my cable card tomorrow & saving $7.45 a month from Comcast ($9.95 -$2.50). Now I won't be paying them anything at all for any equipment or outlet fees. I couldn't be happier until the dynamic tuner support update is released.
     
  9. overFEDEXed

    overFEDEXed Member

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    I would have saved $6 a month, turning in my card for my HD. Since I downgraded to the Cox "Economy" package, my tv bill went down to $35 a month, including the cards. The gateway fees of $13, were also removed, so...I will still save $2 a month.

    Of course I will sell the HD with Lifetime. ($250 to $300) One thing that I will miss with this HD box, the fast Netflix load times.
     
  10. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    Yeah, a 6 tuner and a 4Tb drive would be like 3 premiers.

    On monthly TiVo subs you would save $14 a month by using 2 minis instead of premieres

    When you upgrade to the newest TiVo box,you only need 1, unless it's a mini upgrade. Wonder if the mini could get added functions by a new TiVo Series box upgrade?
     
  11. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    I never even considered a monthly option on the Mini. Just the PLS. I can understand paying the monthly fee on a DVR because of concerns over how long it will last and how often you may want to upgrade it, but on a Mini, that has no moving parts? No way. Make sure it's connected to a surge protector at all times (a battery back-up would be better so voltage is constantly regulated), and enjoy it for quite a long time. With a 25-month break-even, the deck is stacked in your favor.

    Still, I would have been happier with a $200 price tag with PLS, but that $249 was definitely at my threshold of what I was willing to spend without regretting just getting another DVR.
     
  12. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    You're probably also saving a few bucks a month on electricity. The Mini almost uses zero. A series 3 uses 35-40 and most cable company boxes use at least 10.
     

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