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TiVo prepping nex generation DVRs

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bradleys, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Aug 19, 2013 #841 of 1049
    Aero 1

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    i want dominos pizza ordering back!
     
  2. Aug 19, 2013 #842 of 1049
    davezatz

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    That was like the first time I'd ordered Dominos in years, solely for blog purposes, and boy was it a mistake - they texted me promos for months.

     
  3. Aug 19, 2013 #843 of 1049
    mr_smits

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    Ha! Dominos has a nice smartphone app.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2013 #844 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    While I was out today, I stopped in Best Buy and unsurprisingly no news.

    This leads me to believe that this will be an announcement this week with possible ordering direct through TiVo similar to the launch of the Premiere. Best Buy wouldn't have them in stock till September as a result.

    If Best Buy was going to have them in stores this week, I would expect to see them in the Best Buy systems where they could clearly see product incoming or in stock. At this point they are saying they can't even see the sku or model numbers.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2013 #845 of 1049
    davezatz

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    Launching as kids are going back to school and the lucky ones are still on vacation isn't ideal. Other than back to school computers, August is notoriously dead in CE (sales, advertising, interest). So maybe the announcement now and then availability in a few weeks with another post-Labor Day announcement?
     
  6. Aug 19, 2013 #846 of 1049
    Dan203

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    Maybe they want sales to be slow at first so they can ramp up the support staff and production ahead of the holiday rush. This could be the perfect time to launch a new version.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2013 #847 of 1049
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I agree. If they launch at a non-prime period, the low initial sales will make it easier for their support staff to get into the groove. It also might expose bugs that could be fixed by prime-time.

    What I don't get is my local Best Buy stores have the 2-Tuner Premiere in-stock, but still want full retail price of $149 for the 75 hour model, same as TiVo directly. They should be in the clearance category, from what I understand is going on in other regions.

    Unfortunately, they don't price match in-store prices with online prices. Amazon has the same thing for ~$84, new.

    I guess I'll just have to online order, and save on sales tax. I'm just looking for a new unit to have for parts (and a virgin hard drive). I know I can get them cheap from TiVo as refurbished, but who knows what the history of a refurb will be...
     
  8. Aug 19, 2013 #848 of 1049
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Here we go!

    http://www.petra.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=tivo+roamio

    $200, $400, $600

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    Roamio (4 tuner)
    $199.99
    Up to 75 HD/500 SD hours of recording capacity
    500GB
    Dolby® volume leveling
    TIVo® app available for iOS™ & Android™ tablets & smartphones
    Connects to TiVo® Mini & other TiVo® DVRs
    Records up to 4 HD shows at once
    Works with digital cable systems & digital HD antenna
    14-day program guide
    Includes RF/IR remote


    Roamio Plus (6 tuners)
    $399.99
    Records up to 6 HD shows at once
    Up to 150 HD/1,000 SD hours of recording capacity
    1TB
    TiVo® search simultaneously searches TV & web entertainment together
    Accesses Netflix®, Hulu Plus®, Amazon®, Pandora®, Spotify®, YouTube® & more
    Dolby volume leveling
    TiVo® app available for iOS™ & Android™ tablets & smartphones
    Built-in MoCA bridge for easy installation
    Works with digital cable systems
    Connects to multiple TiVo® Mini devices
    Connects to other TiVo® DVRs
    Streams live & recorded shows to iPad® or iPhone®
    Includes RF/IR remote


    Roamio Pro (6 tuners)
    $599.99
    Records up to 6 HD shows at once
    Up to 450 HD/3,000 SD hours of recording capacity
    3TB
    TiVo® search simultaneously searches TV & web entertainment together
    Accesses Netflix®, Hulu Plus®, Amazon®, Pandora®, Spotify®, YouTube® & more
    Dolby® volume leveling
    TiVo® app available for iOS™ & Android™ tablets & smartphones
    Built-in MoCA bridge for easy installation
    Works with digital cable systems
    Connects to multiple TiVo® Mini devices
    Connects to other TiVo® DVRs
    Streams live & recorded shows to iPad® or iPhone®
    Includes RF/IR remote
     
  9. Aug 19, 2013 #849 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    I believe only the XL4s are in the clearance category. I have yet to see the Premiere for less than $99 and that was on sale.

    It could still be 9/30 for the release. Mention it on earnings call this month, 28th I believe, unveil at CEDIA Sept 26-28th, and on sale first week of October.

    I think missing the fall Premieres would be a bad move. By beating the fall premieres you catch those who want to record them all. By releasing after the fall premieres people know how many tuners they need and may opt for the 4 over the 6.

    Of course they could also announce this week, sell direct from TiVo, and 30 days later public release on sale at Best Buy like the Premiere launched, iirc.

    If they did that depending on what if any upgrade is offered, I don't know what I would do.

    EDIT: Big Jim posted while I was typing.

    Ouch at the $600 price tag. I am definitely waiting to see what upgrades and bundles are offered. Here is hoping disc drives are easily upgraded.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2013 #850 of 1049
    cncb

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    I hope not mentioning Netflix on the 4 tuner is just an oversight...
     
  11. Aug 19, 2013 #851 of 1049
    tivogurl

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    If that information is true, it looks like the only difference between the Plus and the Pro is the hard drive. $200 for a 1TB->3TB upgrade, when even at full retail a new 3TB drive is ~$120, is pretty outrageous pricing.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2013 #852 of 1049
    innocentfreak

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    I definitely agree. I know TiVo usually prices the top models so the hardware is profitable, but $200 for a drive upgrade is insane when you can buy the 3TB AV drive for $149 retail.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2013 #853 of 1049
    aaronwt

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    :eek::eek:Crap!!!! $600?!?!?:eek::eek:

    Is the only difference between the Plus and the Pro the 3TB drive? if so I hope someone figures out how to expand it quickly. Because if they are the same, I'm not paying $200 for an extra 2TB. Not when I just picked up several 3TB drives for $110 each. And the last 2TB drive I picked up earlier this Summer was only $70.
     
  14. Aug 19, 2013 #854 of 1049
    BigJimOutlaw

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    $600 is a bit icky, and no MoCA mentioned on the 4-tuner. But otherwise probably within early expectations.
     
  15. Aug 19, 2013 #855 of 1049
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Meh... Upgraded processor is all I see so far.

    Looks like the 4 tuner unit is significantly hobbled if you take the feature list at face value. No Over the Top apps?

    I hope reveiws will reveal more then just this simple incremental update of a processor and two additional tuners.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2013 #856 of 1049
    MeInDallas

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    Wonder why the base model has a different shape?
     
  17. Aug 19, 2013 #857 of 1049
    Dan203

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    If you look at it compared to the remote it's also smaller then the other unit.

    Also is it just me, or does the remote look stumpier. Looks like it's somewhere between the Premiere remote and the Slide
     
  18. Aug 19, 2013 #858 of 1049
    aaronwt

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    Yes the remote does look smaller. Which looks like a nice improvement since I like the size of the Slide remote.

    And I guess I need to look at the four tuner unit price to figure out what to sell my ELite boxes for.

    But $600 for the pro?? I could see $500 but $600 seems excessive.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2013 #859 of 1049
    davezatz

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    Stellar find! Even though I'm not surprised by the details or pricing. I assume the current 2-tuner Premiere will stay on shelves for some time (months) at the $100 price point, then we'll see a price drop across the board.
     
  20. Aug 19, 2013 #860 of 1049
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Yes, at a first passing glace I almost thought it was the Slide.

    Can anyone make out what the button says under the directional pad? It almost looks like "Guide" but that would be redundant.
     

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