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TiVo prepping nex generation DVRs

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

  1. Sep 2, 2013 #1041 of 1049
    wldlif7

    wldlif7 New Member

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    Thanks for the input morac!!

    I'll more than likely dump what I have and buy new. Put the premier in the closet and take the series 2 to the local charity and donate.

    Is there any advantage of buying the Roamio and mini from tivo versus best buy? Best buy has a lot less expensive extended warranty than tivo and its better from what I read.

    Any input is appreciated
     
  2. Sep 2, 2013 #1042 of 1049
    morac

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    There's no advantage to buying directly from TiVo, unless they are running some kind of special, which they aren't currently.

    The only difference is TiVo makes more money off the sale, if you buy direct from them.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2013 #1043 of 1049
    aristoBrat

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    The price of Best Buy's warranties seems to vary on the price of the device, whereas TiVo's warranty price is the same. Looks like it will depend on what you're buying as to if Best Buy is a lot less expensive.

    Also, both the Best Buy and TiVo warranties are single-use.

    I've never had a Best Buy warranty, but I'm strongly considering getting one under the assumption that if my Pro dies, Best Buy will do an immediate replacement. With TiVo's warranty, you have to wait 3-5 business days for while they ship a replacement. I've switched my house from 4 TiVos that could record (so if any one died, the others could pick up the slack while waiting for a replacement) to a setup with one Pro with three minis. If the Pro dies, there is no live TV (or recording) in the house until the replacement arrives.

    $99 mini:
    $39.99 = TiVo 3-year warranty
    $19.99 = Best Buy 4-year warranty

    $199 Roamio:
    $39.99 = TiVo 3-year warranty
    $34.99 = Best Buy 4-year warranty

    $399 Roamio Plus:
    $39.99 = TiVo 3-year warranty
    $69.99 = Best Buy 4-year warranty

    $699 Roamio Plus:
    $39.99 = TiVo 3-year warranty
    $89.99 = Best Buy 4-year warranty
     
  4. Sep 2, 2013 #1044 of 1049
    aaronwt

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    Online the Roamio Pro 4 year extended warranty at Best Buy is $89.99 but when I got mine from Magnolia it was only $79.99 for the four year warranty.
    The extended warranty I paid was the price for an item costing between $500 and $749.99. The receipt says specifically Audio component. Although I don't know why it's listed as an audio component. Unless the salesperson did that to lower the warranty by $10.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2013 #1045 of 1049
    wldlif7

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    I was thinking along the lines that TiVo would not be the best place to buy from since they are not running specials for the base Roamio unit; which I have to buy for the OTA capabilities. Wish they would add OTA to a higher end unit, seems like TiVo only adds the OTA capabilities in the base units.

    I am heading to Best Buy later this week to purchase a Roamio and buy 4 yr. plan, and a mini.

    One other question;
    Is there any market for a one year old premiers?
     
  6. Sep 2, 2013 #1046 of 1049
    morac

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    There is, but you won't get much without Lifetime service on it. Check on eBay or something to see how much they are selling for.
     
  7. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    [Deleted by poster due to spam]
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That guy was just a spammer. All his "posts" were direct copies of other posts in the thread.
     
  9. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Thanks. I deleted mine since it doesn't make any sense now, just like his comments. :p
     

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