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Old 07-14-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Questions About Roamio & Lifetime Sub.

Like the title says, I'm considering switching over to the Roamio.

I currently have a Tivo HD (2 channel) with lifetime subscription. If I move to a Roamio, can I switch my lifetime subscription over? Or, do I just keep my existing HD & put the Roamio in another room? Confused about how the switch would work.

What are mini's? I see people talking about these.

Lastly, where is the best place to buy the Roamio? Any value in selling my old HD box? Not sure what steps I need to take here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:23 PM   #2
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TiVo usually will not allow you to transfer a lifetime subscription from one box to another. You can always call and ask, but they they will almost certainly say no.

The Mini is an extension device. It allows you to watch live TV and recordings from a Roamio on a second TV.

You can either put your current TiVo HD at another TV or sell it, either way. A lifetime HD does have value. You will usually find them going on ebay in the $200-$300 range.

As for the "best place" to buy a TiVo, if you are looking for the cheapest way, it is to buy a discount code off of ebay. If you want to know more about that option you should check out the dedicated "Roamio Deals" thread:

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...507790&page=42

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Old 07-14-2014, 07:32 PM   #3
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tarheel thanks for the fast response.

I am interested in the Plus/Pro version as I want the 6 channel option.

I have been reading since I posted and also came across the post you linked about the discount codes.

Is a separate subscription required for each mini? Or, can a lifetime sub. be purchased for them as well?

My plan is to buy a Roamio Plus with lifetime sub. like I did with the HD I have now.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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Is a separate subscription required for each mini? Or, can a lifetime sub. be purchased for them as well?.
The standard price for lifetime service on the Mini is $150, or you can use the same ebay discount code to buy a Mini w/lifetime for $174 total. You can get the Roamio Plus w/lifetime for $600 with a code. I think the codes usually sell for between $30 to $50.

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My plan is to buy a Roamio Plus with lifetime sub. like I did with the HD I have now.
Good plan. Going with lifetime service is much cheaper in the long run. I think you'll be very happy with the Roamio Plus. It is a very nice upgrade from the HD.

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Old 07-14-2014, 07:39 PM   #5
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Lifetime service for Mini is $150. Lifetime service is for the life of the Tivo box and not the owner so it is not transferable to another box but it can be transferred to another owner along with that box.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:25 AM   #6
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I'm still amazed that anyone would would actually think that lifetime service is for the life of the owner.
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