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View Poll Results: Which option sounds the best?
Ditch the two lifetime S3s in favor of a single lifetime Mini 9 36.00%
Keep the two lifetime S3s for now 5 20.00%
Ditch the two lifetime S3s for a 4-tuner Roamio instead? 11 44.00%
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:08 AM   #31
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I've kept my wife's S3 since she likes to see captions while fast forwarding. None of the Premiere or Roamio boxes allow this. I've also got Roamio Pro for everyone's use as well as a Premiere Elite in the bedroom which we use primarily for archiving or when we (rarely) watch in the bedroom.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:42 PM   #32
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I've kept my wife's S3 since she likes to see captions while fast forwarding. None of the Premiere or Roamio boxes allow this. I've also got Roamio Pro for everyone's use as well as a Premiere Elite in the bedroom which we use primarily for archiving or when we (rarely) watch in the bedroom.
Yeah, that's a tiny tiny tiny reason, I sometimes 'watch' who wants to be a millionaire at 1xFF with captions on.. So that only works on my TivoHD..
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:58 AM   #33
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Yeah, that's a tiny tiny tiny reason, I sometimes 'watch' who wants to be a millionaire at 1xFF with captions on.. So that only works on my TivoHD..
May be a "tiny, tiny,tiny" reason to you (and probably most) but not even a "tiny, tiny" or "tiny" to my wife. She insisted we keep the S3 and get rid of the Premiere XL because of how she likes to use captions. We can watch many one hour recordings in about 30 minutes or so, very important for her due a high level of impatience.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:33 PM   #34
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I have a Series 3 (the OLED display version) which recently had the power supply die which forced my hand into the Roamio upgrade. I really LOVE the Roamio (and all my TiVos I've had since my original Series 1). I just got 3 minis for the kids' rooms so they can watch TiVo away from the main TV. All my boxes are lifetimed (I have a Premiere and an HD too). I replaced a few capacitors on the S3 power supply and it is back and running and off to eBay. I save on the Cable cards (the S3 requires 2 and the Roamio only requires 1) and by replacing the cable boxes with minis will come out ahead in less than 2 years, not including the money I recoup from the sale of the S3.

The one thing I will miss about the S3 is the OLED display for the clock. It wasn't bright, but was perfect as a small clock in the room. So, get the mini and sell the S3.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:59 PM   #35
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May be a "tiny, tiny,tiny" reason to you (and probably most) but not even a "tiny, tiny" or "tiny" to my wife. She insisted we keep the S3 and get rid of the Premiere XL because of how she likes to use captions. We can watch many one hour recordings in about 30 minutes or so, very important for her due a high level of impatience.
Well, I do basically the same thing by watching on VLC at 2x or record to my other recorder and watch at (I think) 1.5x _with sound_.. So the faster than realtime with captions is for me less of an issue, but enough of a reason that I'll keep a TivoHD over a Premiere 4 (if/when I finally get unlazy and sell it).. plus the 'can still download from paused point" issue.
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:12 AM   #36
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I would just get rid of the Series 3s while you can. Get as much as you can for them and move on. Out with old and in with the new....
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:37 AM   #37
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Well, looks like I should have put a 4th option in my poll..... Sell ONE Series 3 TiVo and get a lifetime mini. I was able to sell the lifetime TiVo HD (TCD652160) for $185. Then used my Panel discount to get a lifetimed mini for $175 and STILL have my other lifetime S3. Works for me.
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