Originally Posted by drebbe
I'm fairly new to TiVo. I purchased my first TiVo just last June so I have never observed first hand a TiVo hardware upgrade cycle. For those of you have seen previous hardware refreshes can you offer some guesses on how the market for used TiVo Premieres might evolve?
I expect a flood of used Premieres with lifetime to hit the market in the next few months and prices to trend downward. After the early adopters have all migrated to Roamio do prices stabilize or continue a steady march lower?
Granted there are a lot of factors in determining the market price but I really think that - assuming we are talking about P4/4XL - you can bet the attractiveness of a whole home solution working with the Mini & potentially adding Dynamic Tuner Allocation & External Streaming updates as soon as the next couple of weeks, the shortcomings of - not being able to upgrade the apps from 3rd Party Streamers like Netflix/Amazon/YouTube & menu speeds - can be mitigated.
I really have to believe that the shortcomings aren't deal killers & that getting a whole home solution is what most people will pay for.
1) Sold Premiere 2-tuner 2TB with no lifetime for: $85 bought for $220
2) Sold S2 40 hours with Lifetime for: $82 - bought for $299
3) Bought a P4 with Lifetime for: $540
39% & 27% respectively for #1 & 2.
I'm betting a $350-400 for my P4 if I sell it.