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Old 01-22-2014, 09:42 AM   #1
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Question Did anyone receive the "Advisory Panel's" Roamio offer?

Just curious.. did anyone here receive an offer to purchase a new Roamio at a discounted price because they are members of the "advisory panel" ?

Thanks for letting me know...
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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I didn't, but I wish I did (even though I am on the panel)
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:30 AM   #3
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I got the same offer this morning. I would love to get one but the timing for me financially is not so good. The visa bill from Xmas just came in!
I have a series 2. An HD, and a premire....all lifetime. Maybe I could sell one.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:40 AM   #4
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Just curious.. did anyone here receive an offer to purchase a new Roamio at a discounted price because they are members of the "advisory panel" ?

Thanks for letting me know...
I just the Roamio offer in the mail (USPS) $750 for the Roamio plus and Lifetime service, nice color mailer. Did not say anything about the "advisory panel". (the other Roamio models were also offered as a package)


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Old 01-22-2014, 11:15 AM   #5
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I got the advisory panel offer. Nice but I don't need more tuners. Now, if they'd let me transfer lifetime from one of my other TiVos it would be a done deal.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:27 AM   #6
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I received this offer too. If I can get them to transfer my MSD from an S2, might pull the trigger on the Roamio Pro & a Mini.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:47 AM   #7
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No email or postal mailing for me, at least not yet.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:14 PM   #8
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Got the email. Pulled the trigger on a Roamio Pro with lifetime. Will work nicely with two Premiere XLs (as overpowered minis ).

Giving my lifetime Tivo HD to a friend who's still paying $20 for a 160GB cable co DVR.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:26 PM   #9
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I did and I'm probably going to jump on it.

Most likely a Pro and a Mini, even though the Pro has more storage than I'll ever need, the idea of never having to worry about it is great.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:45 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the replies!

I'm debating on it... I've heard so many horror stories about Comcast and unsuitable cable cards for the Roamio.

Also, if I'm running a Premiere in the bedroom, I really don't need the mini, do I?
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:08 PM   #11
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I received the offer and jumped on it last night. It was a nice discount on the Roamio Pro + Lifetime on top of the existing customer discount!
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:26 PM   #12
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Also, if I'm running a Premiere in the bedroom, I really don't need the mini, do I?
Nope.

I considered the Mini too. The biggest limitation is that it only works with 4+ tuner Tivos. Both of my Premieres are 2-tuner, so I'd only ever be able to use it with the Roamio.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:36 PM   #13
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Nope.

I considered the Mini too. The biggest limitation is that it only works with 4+ tuner Tivos. Both of my Premieres are 2-tuner, so I'd only ever be able to use it with the Roamio.
Thank you!

I had also read that they were somewhat slow to respond (not sure if that is true or not, just what I had read).
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:08 PM   #14
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I got the email, and I have everything loaded in my cart. I want to make sure there are no other discounts I can get before I bite the bullet. Are there no discounts for lifetime service on the Mini?

Roamio Plus $299.99
Lifetime Service $399.99

Mini $24.99
Lifetime Service $149.99

Tax $21.13
Total $896.09
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:15 PM   #15
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I got the email, and I have everything loaded in my cart. I want to make sure there are no other discounts I can get before I bite the bullet. Are there no discounts for lifetime service on the Mini?

Roamio Plus $299.99
Lifetime Service $399.99

Mini $24.99
Lifetime Service $149.99

Tax $21.13
Total $896.09
Sounds good.

I'm still debating. In our situation, I'm not interested in the lifetime service because it really isn't cost effective for us.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:19 PM   #16
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So the mini really is only $24.99? I thought maybe it was a mistake. wow $$399.99 for the pro is awfully tempting! Only thing i hate is having to pay another $399.99 for lifetime! I may sell one of my tivo xl 2s and just get the pro but not the mini. so the pro will work nicely with the tivo premiere xl2 for transfering and streaming programs correct? (I just want to be sure i dont need a mini)

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Old 01-22-2014, 02:23 PM   #17
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So the mini really is only $24.99? I thought maybe it was a mistake. wow $$399.99 for the pro is awfully tempting! Only thing i hate is having to pay another $399.99 for lifetime! I may sell one of my tivo xl 2s and just get the pro but not the mini.
Did you get the advisory panel letter? (just curious...)
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:58 PM   #18
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Sounds good.

I'm still debating. In our situation, I'm not interested in the lifetime service because it really isn't cost effective for us.
I spent a good 30 minutes with the deal in my cart debating lifetime or not.

I've long been an advocate of not having lifetime anymore, but i ran the numbers on the hardware and ended up at a shorter break-even point on the lifetime than the monthly. I think, because, the mini is so much better to lifetime? Maybe if I had run the numbers as lifetime mini but not lifetime TiVo? I didn't run that scenario. I just ran lifetime on both or monthly on both. Posting the rough numbers, it came out to 550 for the lifetimes, saving 21 a month on subs = 26 months. Or maybe in the past I always ran the numbers as a new owner, and without the 100 MSD on lifetime? I'm honestly not sure.

At 24 months it's a no-brainer, IMO, to lifetime it. At 26-27 months, it's a judgement call and depends on how important that cash is to you (are you financing it? are you getting any points on a credit card? Are you going to be more cash poor later? What's your opportunity cost? etc).

It's also a big deal to have one lifetime TiVo so that you will forever get the MSD no matter what and your MSD price is locked in. I learned that the hard way when my S1 with lifetime burned out and I lost my 6.99 MSD on my S3.
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Would it be a safe guess that the Mini @ $24.99 is only when bundled with a Roamio Plus or Pro? I'd like to get a Mini though I have a Roamio Pro already and will be getting a second Roamio from Amazon once Squaretrade pays out my claim on a Premiere XL that blew out its tuner.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:05 PM   #20
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Of course, i am simplifying things in that math... I had it all worked out with TVM when I was actually deciding. but those calculations only moved it about a month.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:05 PM   #21
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Would it be a safe guess that the Mini @ $24.99 is only when bundled with a Roamio Plus or Pro? I'd like to get a Mini though I have a Roamio Pro already and will be getting a second Roamio from Amazon once Squaretrade pays out my claim on a Premiere XL that blew out its tuner.

No, the deal says you can use it on a mini alone. You do not have to buy a Roamio to get the mini deal.
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:07 PM   #22
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I spent a good 30 minutes with the deal in my cart debating lifetime or not.

I've long been an advocate of not having lifetime anymore, but i ran the numbers on the hardware and ended up at a shorter break-even point on the lifetime than the monthly. I think, because, the mini is so much better to lifetime? Maybe if I had run the numbers as lifetime mini but not lifetime TiVo? I didn't run that scenario. I just ran lifetime on both or monthly on both. Posting the rough numbers, it came out to 550 for the lifetimes, saving 21 a month on subs = 26 months. Or maybe in the past I always ran the numbers as a new owner, and without the 100 MSD on lifetime? I'm honestly not sure.

At 24 months it's a no-brainer, IMO, to lifetime it. At 26-27 months, it's a judgement call and depends on how important that cash is to you (are you financing it? are you getting any points on a credit card? Are you going to be more cash poor later? What's your opportunity cost? etc).

It's also a big deal to have one lifetime TiVo so that you will forever get the MSD no matter what and your MSD price is locked in. I learned that the hard way when my S1 with lifetime burned out and I lost my 6.99 MSD on my S3.
Grakthis, excuse my ignorance.. but what is "MSD" ?
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Of course, i am simplifying things in that math... I had it all worked out with TVM when I was actually deciding. but those calculations only moved it about a month.
TVM? Sorry I'm not up on my acronyms
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If anyone will not be using their promo code, I'm in the market for another TiVo Mini... thanks in advance! davezatz@gmail.com
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If anyone will not be using their promo code, I'm in the market for another TiVo Mini... thanks in advance! davezatz@gmail.com
Code is unique to advisory panel members (or so the letter says).
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Grakthis, excuse my ignorance.. but what is "MSD" ?
Multi-Service Discount, typically $100 off the lifetime subscription price. Applies if you already have a lifetimed unit and want to add another.
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Multi-Service Discount, typically $100 off the lifetime subscription price. Applies if you already have a lifetimed unit and want to add another.
Thanks for the info Pedja...

We have multiple TiVo units, but none have lifetime subs.
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Code is unique to advisory panel members (or so the letter says).
If it's anything like their reseller codes, unique one-time codes are indeed generated. But they can be used OR given away.

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Old 01-22-2014, 03:29 PM   #29
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I would very much appreciate it if someone would grant me a code, or, if that doesn't work, buy a mini on my behalf. I'll happily pay a small vig for the favor. My email is anthony moody at yahoo d0t com. No spaces, you know the drill. Thanks!!
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Anyone try to price match the mini at Best Buy? I have some rewards coming my way and would be interested in that deal with my rewards.

Hopefully I will get that offer soon because I am in the market for a mini.
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