What are the offers that TiVo is offering for upgrading to the newer box?
I ask because in talking to a TiVo cs to correct a billing issue, the guy told me I could replace my TiVo HD with the basic Roamio for.$150 with it replacing my existing HD which has a $9.95 monthly service fee with no contract. (been active for more than 5 years).
From reading others posts I have seen other asking and receiving lifetime service on their HD's for $99 which is the way I would prefer to go but how do I go about to get that? Right now I have two TiVo's, a HD and a basic Premiere which are month to month service and they suit me fine but having the multi-room ability would be good if add a mini however I'm really OK right now.
Only advantage I see for me to replace my HD with a Roamio is to have the newer TiVo, the customer service guy was a little pushy and kept reminding me that this offer was only good until end of the month on Friday but my thought is that there will be new offers later. I'm really satisfied with my lowly 2 tuner Premier, I don't watch a lot of TV and even between the wife and son (who has the HD in his room) I do not have a complicated TV house, I grew up only having 3 channels on TV so hard core TV watching isn't a problem in my house now!
So really two questions:
should I replace my HD with a Roamio for $150, $9.95 monthly service and no contract commitment or are there better offers now or anticipated? I would like to buy a Roamio with lifetime but I simply can't afford the big upfront cost despite the savings long term.
AND, how are people getting $99 lifetime to their older TiVo's? by calling and requesting cancellation? I wouldn't mind saving $9.95 a month and just keep my HD if I only had to spend $99. This one is my son's and he is tickled just to have his own TiVo much less anything bigger and better.