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TiVo Mini pre-order, review and tips thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jmpage2, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Mar 4, 2013 #1 of 189
    jmpage2

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    This thread can serve as a "Fresh start" for people who have pre-ordered the TiVo Mini, who have a review or impressions to share about the TiVo Mini or want to discuss tips/tricks and user experiences.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2013 #2 of 189
    Dan203

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    I see links to the Mini on the Products and Shop drop down menus on the main TiVo.com site. Neither link does anything right this second, but the fact that it's listed on their live site seems to indicate that the poster who told us about the March 6th date was right. Maybe we'll get lucky and they'll actually launch it today or tomorrow instead.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2013 #3 of 189
    MPSAN

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    I hope the offer(s) include a bundle as I need TWO Premiere 4 units as well as 1 MINI!
     
  4. Mar 4, 2013 #4 of 189
    Loach

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    That's the problem with these bundles - everybody's idea of a good bundle will be different, so many of us (if not all of us) might be disappointed. I need a Premiere and 2 Minis. Or just 2 minis and wait to buy a 3rd Mini until > 2 are supported per Premiere 4/XL4.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2013 #5 of 189
    Arcady

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    They will have a bundle. It will be the actual retail price of each unit added together, just like the bundles they have now.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2013 #6 of 189
    rainwater

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    The current bundle saves you over $130 for the Stream, MoCA adapter, and Premiere 4.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2013 #7 of 189
    Davelnlr_

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    I looked all over Tivo.com and dont see any links. Their chat person said there was no release date available at this time... Hope you guys are more informed than tivo chat. I need to add a third room, and dont want to mess with Comcast adding yet another cablecard. Ive had 0% luck so far getting one paired without a truck roll.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2013 #8 of 189
    teklock

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    The bundle prices are already there...

    http://www3-beta.tivo.com/promo/wholehome-bundle/index_newmini.html
     
  9. Mar 4, 2013 #9 of 189
    aaronwt

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    And those look like they are the same prices if everything is purchased separately.

    I guess the prices could change when the page actually goes live.
     
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    DaveDFW

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    Prescience or cynicism? Either way, you're correct! :)
     
  11. Mar 4, 2013 #11 of 189
    Davelnlr_

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    So subtracting, Mini is $99 and lifetime is $150? That is reasonable to save the $9.95 outlet fee from Comcast each month.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2013 #12 of 189
    UCLABB

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    I am sorta relieved. I just bought an XL4 from a third party seller. I'd be pissed if TiVo actually had a bundle sale but I suspected they wouldn't. So, I saved $60 plus sales tax off the TiVo price, about $85 total for me.
     
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    UCLABB

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    Dan203

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    Looks like they removed them. They were there earlier.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2013 #15 of 189
    NotNowChief

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    I will be absolutely and positively dumbfounded if I can buy this thing today or tomorrow.
     
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    tatergator1

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    I don't think anyone should expect discounts on bundles for the several months following the initial release. Prices will be retail for several months because there will always be the first-adopters out there willing to pay top dollar. Discounts come after several months when Tivo is confident all the first-adopters have paid full price, they will then offer modest bundle discounts to try to capture the next segment of buyers who really want the Mini, but wanted to get a "deal."

    Personally, it would be nice to have one Mini now, but with a 6-tuner box with Stream somewhere on the horizon (at least we all hope so), and dynamic tuner allocation still to come, I'm gonna wait.
     
  19. Mar 5, 2013 #19 of 189
    Time_Lord

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    As I see it Tivo has overpriced the Mini and I will not be buying one.

    based on the bundle price of a TiVo Premiere 4 & Mini of $349.98, that makes the Mini's cost $100 which in itself isn't too bad HOWEVER the monthly service fee of $6 per month or $150 for the lifetime makes the cost unrealistic.

    1) I give up a tuner on my Premier 4
    2) instead of paying $6 a month to the cable company for a second box I pay it to TiVO (break even is almost 42 months vs cable company)

    And if this actually comes to bear fruit: http://www.dailytech.com/FCC+to+For...D+With+Open+Standard+by+2014/article29357.htm then IMHO the Mini will be dead as far as many customers are concerned. I for one would end up dumping my premier and simply keep my premier 4.

    -TL
     
  20. Mar 5, 2013 #20 of 189
    jmpage2

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    This is not a debate thread. This is not a "is the price fair" thread. This is a pre-order, reviews and tips thread. If you want a thread about the price being too high then please create one, or contribute to the "TiVo Mini Lives" thread.

    This thread is already getting big enough without the pre-order being available without it becoming a junk yard for everyone's pre-release gripes.
     

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