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why no more 4-tuner Premieres at Best Buy?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by buscuitboy, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Aug 8, 2013 #1 of 36
    buscuitboy

    buscuitboy New Member

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    Anybody know why Best Buy is no longer listing 4-tuner TiVo premieres on their website? I was looking into possibly getting one from them. They have the mini and the 2-tuner Premiere, but a simple search for "tivo" brings up no listings of 4-tuner Premieres. Also doesn't make sense if they are offering the mini (that only works with 4-tuner TiVos). They don't even have them listed as "out of stock". Could they be getting ready for the new line of TiVos? Or maybe its for another reason
     
  2. Aug 8, 2013 #2 of 36
    davezatz

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    Yes, new TiVos are on the way in. The Roamio line. Probably within 6 weeks. My Best Buy had a price tag on the Premieres that said "CLEARANCE".
     
  3. Aug 8, 2013 #3 of 36
    spaldingclan

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    I'm seeing this name Roamio and I can't get my head around whats it supposed to mean?
     
  4. Aug 8, 2013 #4 of 36
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I really hope that's a code name and not the real name of the box. Because that is a really stupid name.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2013 #5 of 36
    davezatz

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    Probably as in 'roam' - control your TiVo via phone or tablet. Stream shows via Stream or integrated Stream (6-tuner) to phone or tablet. Sideload shows via similar. Either that or the device will commit suicide. I guess it's supposed to be clever and appealing. I would have gone with the Series 5, although Samsung could have that locked up.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2013 #6 of 36
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I HATE THE NAME!

    I just cannot stand the idea of coming on this board and talking about the ROAMIO line for the next 4 years!

    Over react much? :) But yeah, not a fan of the name!
     
  7. Aug 8, 2013 #7 of 36
    sbiller

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    I'm feeling a poll in the near future on the name. :)
     
  8. Aug 8, 2013 #8 of 36
    series5orpremier

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    Maybe they're trying to market to romance-starved women.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2013 #9 of 36
    drebbe

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    Yes, but what choice did they have? Netflix still holds the rights to Qwikster...

    But seriously, I agree the name is just too cute, precious. The thought of Tim Tebow plugging the Roamio. Shudder.
     
  10. davezatz

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    Tim Tebow is the Romeo er Roamio.
     
  11. celtic pride

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    Heck neither one of our 2 best buys in our area ever carried the 4 tuner tivo premieres ,you had to drive 45 miles to rancho cucamonga here in so. cal. matter of fact they didnt even carry the 2 tuner xl premieres,because only the ''magnolia'' best buy stores carry them.I hate that best buy does this no wonder tivo has trouble getting more customers.
     
  12. tomhorsley

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    Probably a reference to TiVo losing money (Roamio is bleeding...)
     
  13. aaronwt

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    :eek::eek:

    Wow!! That is a good price. I'm certainly glad I got the BestBuy 4 year extended warranties on my Elites. That should help with my resale. If the XL 4 is going for $266, with $400 for lifetime that is at least $666. So hopefully I can easily sell my lifetime Elites, with the extended warranty, for around $500 plus $25 for shipping.

    I guess it will depend on how many other people try to sell their ELites/XL4 TiVos and also how many people want to buy them. I guess I won't worry about it until October.
     
  14. mattack

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    Roamio Roamio wherefor art thou Roamio?
     
  15. HerronScott

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  16. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

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  17. CoxInPHX

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    I'm thinking ... Romeo Void - "Never Say Never" or "Girl in Trouble" :cool:

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qkrb9BJw0o[/media]
     
  18. Arcady

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    So, will they fire Tebow and hire Romo?

    This name sucks.
     
  19. moyekj

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    Don't really care about the name one way or another, though for sake of forums we'll need to have some sort of shorthand convention. I'll throw out my suggestion:
    S5 for Roamio
    S5+ for Roamio Plus
    S5++ for Roamio Pro

    If the only difference between the Plus and the Pro is hard drive size then the Plus will be good enough for me since 1TB is sufficient for my needs (anything that needs to be kept for very long gets offloaded anyway).
     

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