Originally Posted by plazman30
Just got an email with a new TiVo offer. I can get a Roamio for $175 and transfer my existing service plan, which is $12.99/month.
Might be a good time to pull the trigger.
Which Roamio model?
You could also buy one of the discount codes on eBay and get a Roamio (Base model) for $149.99 and $9.99/month service. (Or $449.99 for the Roamio with lifetime service). The code might cost you up to $49, though.
But assuming you can't justify the money for lifetime service, the extra $25 you'd spend that way (including the coupon code) would save you $3/month -- a pretty quick payback period for that extra $25 up front. And the same coupon code would get you discounts on other equipment too.
Just a thought.
Now if that $175 is for a Plus or Pro model, the economics change a bit and payback would be longer.