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Old 10-10-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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New Premiere 4 for $60

I just saw a brand new Premiere 4 on clearance for ~$60 at my local Best Buy. Would you buy it and why?
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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I just saw a brand new Premiere 4 on clearance for ~$60 at my local Best Buy. Would you buy it and why?
Nope, love my Roamio. But I could see someone buying it for the lower price point.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:55 PM   #3
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So nobody thinks the Premiere 4 has any value whatsoever?
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:05 PM   #4
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I just sold a 2 tuner premiere, with lifetime, and upgraded 2 TB drive, for only $350. And I was happy to get it. Given that lifetime and the drive are near $500, I think the answer is no they don't have any value without these things. Then again, I got the premiere as a refurb for only $50 and that was back in spring 2012, so it seems it's been that way for a while. But just because they have no value doesn't mean they can't be useful, so if it suits your needs, go for it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
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Funny... The Clearance here on the Premiere 4 is $60 and the original Premiere is still $100.

Not bad as a spare part backup, but I'm not going to miss the Premiere line. I suspect a lot of now-Roamio owners won't miss it.

But honestly it's a good price for the thrifty shopper. It'll get the job done and its still better than most MSO boxes.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #6
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Yeah those were my thoughts too BigJim.
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:00 AM   #7
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Mine has the 4 for ~$60 and the XL4 for ~$100. The Roamio is better but those are really good prices, thinking about getting one for my Sister.
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:15 AM   #8
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Wow, $100 for the XL4 is a steal. If I didn't have one already I'd jump on that.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:23 AM   #9
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I just wish service wasn't so expensive. If there was some way to transfer my Sister's $6.95/mo plan over to the XL4 I'd do it in a heart beat.
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:38 AM   #10
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Try csr roulette

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I just wish service wasn't so expensive. If there was some way to transfer my Sister's $6.95/mo plan over to the XL4 I'd do it in a heart beat.
Dan,

TiVo told me that they would transfer my $6.95 plan to ANY TiVo, other than the Roamio. Then again, on a different call, they said that the $6.95 plan stays will the box.

I guess that you have to catch them at the right time.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #11
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I transferred a Tivo HD to a 4 tuner Premier about 6 months ago and kept the $6.95 a month. It was one of the offers that popped up on the Tivo.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #12
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I wish they would transfer either my lifetime (free S2 box with free lifetime as a contest win back in 2002) or my $6.95 (S2 with old grandfathered $6.95/month plan). I would buy a new box (either Premiere or Roamio) in a second if they'd transfer either service. I just can't justify hundreds for lifetime right now. So, I'll just stay with my non-HD TiVos even though I have an HDTV.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:44 PM   #13
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They had lifetime transfers to both the S3 & the TivoHD.. that's how I ended up with them...
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:02 AM   #14
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Because mine was a free lifetime and my $6.95 is grandfathered, I have never actually paid for full service on any TiVo. I think my account is flagged or something because I've spoke to many CSRs who say there is nothing that can be moved to another unit.
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