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Old 01-23-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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So what's the deal??

Tivo has some killer good deals on equipment right now.

What's going on?

Is this stuff obsolete and being cleared out for bigger and better models?

Should a prospective buyer wait and see what's down the pipe? Or take advantage of what is being offered now?

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:03 PM   #2
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I assume there's always something in the pipeline and a TiVo platform refresh is overdue. But this might be more about just picking up more/new customers. When's the next earnings call? Hm.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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March will be the 3 year anniversary of the Premiere so they may have a hardware refresh coming. Perhaps a new platform that will support more tuners and maybe even built in TiVo Stream type abilities.

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Old 01-23-2013, 03:52 PM   #4
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What do you consider a really killer deal? They are only about $50 below what they've been. Considering that I bought my Premiere last spring for only $49 (it was refurb, but like new), I don't think these deals are that spectacular.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #5
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I believe the event was March 2nd, and the invites went out in early February so it is possible they may be doing something soon.

11/28 was their last earnings call it looks like so mid February should be the next one. It isn't on the calender yet.

We are also about a week past last year when the major HD patch rolled out with the HD guide where Margret also gave some details on what was coming later in the year. We have heard nothing this year, and TiVo does seem to have gone quiet so who knows.
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What do you consider a really killer deal? They are only about $50 below what they've been. Considering that I bought my Premiere last spring for only $49 (it was refurb, but like new), I don't think these deals are that spectacular.
Check the Premiere forum. Some people are getting $49 lifetime offers to come back.

Also there has been an uptick in emails offering money off the hardware. I never got any before and I have gotten three I think in the last few months.
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Check the Premiere forum. Some people are getting $49 lifetime offers to come back.

Also there has been an uptick in emails offering money off the hardware. I never got any before and I have gotten three I think in the last few months.
I have been over there. $99 lifetime on S3 has been around for a while. I've take advantage of it twice, but I'm not entirely convinced the $49 lifetime on the S4 is legit yet. Seems too good to be true.

If it pans out, that is a spectacular service deal and I'll be cancelling my Premiere as soon as the 1-yr is up in a few months. (I'll just go back to using my lifetime S3 for a few months then try for the $49 life.)

However, something tells me that $49 deal won't be a widespread offer. Perhaps for people who have left Tivo entirely.

I have 4 Tivos now and Tivo pretty much know I'm not going anywhere.
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