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Old 07-23-2014, 01:05 PM   #1321
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Order has been placed.... looks like it saved roughly $500. That's awesome.

It should've saved more than that. I saved about $500 and I had the same order except I only ordered 1 Mini.

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Old 07-23-2014, 01:34 PM   #1322
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It might have been more than that.. it probably was lol.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:41 PM   #1323
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Total without tax would have been $1699.92 without the code. With the code it was $1119.97. So that is a savings of 579.95.
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Old 07-23-2014, 03:07 PM   #1324
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So that is a savings of 579.95.
Minus the cost of the code.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:29 AM   #1325
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What a deal! <sarcasm>

All I own is Roamios. One has been down for two weeks while I thanklessly do some hard drive research. TiVo sends me the following in an email:

http://messaging.tivo.com/Portal/con...=8239&b=264689

They take notice that one Roamio hasn't called-home in two weeks, and suggest I need to upgrade...to a Roamio...

Why can't they notice what's going on when they are calling home, and do something about things happening when able to call home?

Sheesh!
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:13 PM   #1326
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All I own is Roamios. One has been down for two weeks while I thanklessly do some hard drive research. TiVo sends me the following in an email:

http://messaging.tivo.com/Portal/con...=8239&b=264689

They take notice that one Roamio hasn't called-home in two weeks, and suggest I need to upgrade...to a Roamio...

Why can't they notice what's going on when they are calling home, and do something about things happening when able to call home?

Sheesh!
WOW if TiVo starts doing that with all the TiVos that are now out of service we are all going to get a ton of E-Mails.
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Old 07-24-2014, 03:11 PM   #1327
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if TiVo starts doing that with all the TiVos that are now out of service we are all going to get a ton of E-Mails.
Hopefully their script is a bit more intelligent than that. If it were me, I'd target owners of TiVos which hadn't connected in the past few weeks, but had connected sometime in the past 6 months or so (i.e. recently retired) to skip the ones long since landfilled.

But given that it isn't intelligent enough not to ask a Roamio owner if he wants to upgrade it to a Roamio, who knows?
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:01 PM   #1328
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Hopefully their script is a bit more intelligent than that. If it were me, I'd target owners of TiVos which hadn't connected in the past few weeks, but had connected sometime in the past 6 months or so (i.e. recently retired) to skip the ones long since landfilled.

But given that it isn't intelligent enough not to ask a Roamio owner if he wants to upgrade it to a Roamio, who knows?

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Old 07-28-2014, 07:23 PM   #1329
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Well, I got my Roamio order today. It consisted of a Roamio Plus, Roamio Pro, Mini, and Slide Remote. I ordered it right before the summer sale so I used one of my eBay codes, the first and most expensive one I purchased for $49 back in May.

I had the order shipped to a friend in OR, saving $128 in sales tax, but paying $10 to re-ship the stuff.

The 4 tb drive I ordered for the Roamio Plus was DOA. It was a Hitachi 7K4000 OEM drive, supposedly new but didn't look so new. I went ahead and setup the Roamio Plus despite its 1 tb drive. The TiVos were properly activated before arrival. Moving the CableCard from my Series 3 HD went without a hitch.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:51 AM   #1330
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Well, I got my Roamio order today. It consisted of a Roamio Plus, Roamio Pro, Mini, and Slide Remote. I ordered it right before the summer sale so I used one of my eBay codes, the first and most expensive one I purchased for $49 back in May.

I had the order shipped to a friend in OR, saving $128 in sales tax, but paying $10 to re-ship the stuff.

The 4 tb drive I ordered for the Roamio Plus was DOA. It was a Hitachi 7K4000 OEM drive, supposedly new but didn't look so new. I went ahead and setup the Roamio Plus despite its 1 tb drive. The TiVos were properly activated before arrival. Moving the CableCard from my Series 3 HD went without a hitch.
Just a curiosity... what is the reasoning for both the Pro and Plus....(obviously I don't know you or your setup).
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:50 AM   #1331
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The codes limit you to one each of the 3 Roamio models, 4 Minis, and one slide remote (though that may have changed). The Roamio Pro is going to my sister (different household) since I'm more experienced at upgrading TiVo HDDs and we weren't interested in a Roamio Basic.

The Roamio Plus will be in my living room and the Mini will go in the workout room.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:08 PM   #1332
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My order arrived today as well. I bought it for when I move to a new house, but I'm very tempted to hook it up now. It will be hard to wait for 2 weeks to try this gear out!
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:41 PM   #1333
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My order arrived today as well. I bought it for when I move to a new house, but I'm very tempted to hook it up now. It will be hard to wait for 2 weeks to try this gear out!
I'd open it up to check it out... waiting 2 weeks cuts in to the 30 day if there are any issues.
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:09 PM   #1334
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I'd open it up to check it out... waiting 2 weeks cuts in to the 30 day if there are any issues.
Good point.
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Old Yesterday, 07:28 AM   #1335
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Wouldn't it be 30 days from activation?
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Wouldn't it be 30 days from activation?
Yes, I don't know how much you can check out before activation, at one time you got a week to try some things out on your new TiVo, I don't know if that is still true with the Roamio series 5.
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Yes, I don't know how much you can check out before activation, at one time you got a week to try some things out on your new TiVo, I don't know if that is still true with the Roamio series 5.
Are products ordered directly from TiVo no longer activated when they ship?
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Are products ordered directly from TiVo no longer activated when they ship?
Yes, your 30 days starts shortly after it ships, normally that same day. So your 30 days starts ticking before you even receive it. I see this right now in my Active Device for the TiVo I purchased during the summer sale. Its listed as active, but arrives tomorrow via UPS.
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Old Yesterday, 03:18 PM   #1339
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wow it doesn't seem fair to start the 30 day clock from when it ships. Either way, I can't speed up my FiOS order because I'm not in the new house yet. So I'll have to wait. If it breaks like 14 days after I plug it in the first time, I will be pretty upset if TiVO won't cover a replacement.
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How long does shipping usually take (San Francisco area)? In the middle of a complete overhaul of the A/V room and so don't want to order it if it will sit around for a few days. Or maybe I should order something now so it will be here in time for finishing all the wood work?
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Mine shipped out of Fort Worth, TX on Mon and arrived in Portland, OR on Fri. It might be one day less to get to you.
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Mine shipped out of Fort Worth, TX on Mon and arrived in Portland, OR on Fri. It might be one day less to get to you.
Thanks! How many days was that from order to receipt?
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I ordered early Mon morning so I made the cutoff for same-day shipping and delivery was Friday so that would be 4 business days.
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How long does shipping usually take (San Francisco area)? In the middle of a complete overhaul of the A/V room and so don't want to order it if it will sit around for a few days. Or maybe I should order something now so it will be here in time for finishing all the wood work?
4 days, from TX to CA. Most places ship out 1-3 days after orders were placed, some wait until the credit card clears. Next, after the shipping company (UPS, Fedex) picks it up, various scans/sortings, it waits until the next scheduled truck. If there is a transfer to local USPS, adds an extra day.
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I ordered early Mon morning so I made the cutoff for same-day shipping and delivery was Friday so that would be 4 business days.
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How long does shipping usually take (San Francisco area)? In the middle of a complete overhaul of the A/V room and so don't want to order it if it will sit around for a few days. Or maybe I should order something now so it will be here in time for finishing all the wood work?
I ordered on a Wednesday and had the tivo's by Monday in NJ.
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