$99 Lifetime on All Roamio through 10/31 (not 10 yr loyalty promo!)

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  1. Oct 3, 2015 #121 of 731
    morbidz

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    I picked up Roamio with lifetime during summer sale and now have Plus coming in the mail as well.

    Anyone wants to take roamio off my hands? Otherwise I'll just return it via their 30 day money back guarantee.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2015 #122 of 731
    lwong

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    I called this morning and the woman said that it would be $299 for a Roamio Plus but lifetime service was not $99. She said that the promotion had just expired when the Bolt came out.

    I then called back a little while later to try to get someone else and was able to buy the Roamio Plus with All-in for $450 or the Roamio Pro with All-in for $600. This guy was an experienced representative as he was careful to refer to Lifetime as All-in. I went with the Roamio Pro and asked about the free Slide Pro Remote. He said because I was getting the Pro, he could give me the free remote!

    I'm going to buy the Mini from Amazon since they're $26 cheaper.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2015 #123 of 731
    krkaufman

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    How deep was your loyalty? (How many years of service did your oldest TiVo register, to qualify you for the deal?)
     
  4. Oct 3, 2015 #124 of 731
    lwong

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    15 years. According to TiVo.com, my oldest TiVo device is the Sony 30 Hour PTV Recorder activated Aug 3, 2000.

    What's the record for earliest activation date? =)
     
  5. Oct 3, 2015 #125 of 731
    Hogues92

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    Thanks for starting this thread, I was able to get the romaio plus for $450 because I still have my S1 on my account. Coming back to tivo because my windows media center pc is on it's last legs and I don't feel like spending money on new hardware for it.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2015 #126 of 731
    Jrr6415sun

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    Thank you for the thread. I just purchased a Pro and a plus.

    I'm assuming the person was new because everytime I asked something she had to put me on hold.
    I was able to get the remote and the plush for free. At first she told me I could only get one, so I asked how much the plush was and after coming back from being on hold she told me she gave it to me for free (my guess is that it was $0 in the system).
     
  7. Oct 3, 2015 #127 of 731
    Phasers

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    Base Roamio refurb? I'll take it off your hands for the $300+tax price.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2015 #128 of 731
    morbidz

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    PM me
     
  9. Oct 3, 2015 #129 of 731
    mweitz

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    anyone with 5 years or less- or like me with 0 ( i am yet to buy) get this deal?
     
  10. Oct 3, 2015 #130 of 731
    lessd

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    I did Friday! and the CSR said wait, than came back and gave me a slide remote, that was shipped on Friday, the Roamio Plus is still in process, I guess they have to get the TSN from the warehouse and put lifetime on my account before TiVo can ship.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2015 #131 of 731
    fred2

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    Before calling, what about the Roamio OTA (no cable, here). What kind of pricing should I hope for? How many calls should it take?

    I've been with Tivo, depending on which info you believe since 2007 or 2008. They have me owning the S3 prior to my owning the S2 which is NOT possible!
     
  12. Oct 3, 2015 #132 of 731
    krkaufman

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    Zero calls. Potentially a single click.

    http://tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10652087#post10652087

    (Though you *may* want to call TiVo to see if they are offering the same price, w/ the potential for other goodies to be thrown-in.)
     
  13. Oct 3, 2015 #133 of 731
    Anotherpyr

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    I didn't see anything that could be added.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2015 #134 of 731
    krkaufman

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    Could you elaborate?
     
  15. Oct 3, 2015 #135 of 731
    tarheelblue32

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    The $300 Roamio OTA w/lifetime from Amazon is probably better than anything TiVo will offer you directly.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2015 #136 of 731
    jonw747

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    I'm not sure it's all that easy to quantify. Hard drives have large caches in them these days and maybe that helps work around the problem, or maybe it doesn't. They're also typically rated in hours rather than read/write/seek operations.

    If you don't feel like messing with it, by all means don't. Your drive should still last a good long time. Just consider it a bonus if you do.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2015 #137 of 731
    fred2

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    Ah, but unlike these other deals, lifetime amounts to about $250 since the OTA is selling for $50. I like the $99 lifetime concept!
     
  18. Oct 3, 2015 #138 of 731
    fred2

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    See the reply above this. A much more expensive Lifetime charge.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2015 #139 of 731
    tarheelblue32

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    The base Roamio doesn't get the $99 lifetime treatment either, only the Plus and Pro get that. But regardless, if you need a Roamio for OTA, a Plus or Pro is useless to you.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2015 #140 of 731
    OhFiddle

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    Thanks for all the info everyone. I called today and got the Roamio Plus with lifetime for $450. I just had one existing Tivo on my account... a lifetimed refurb TivoHD I got at the end of 2008. Had a Series 2 for two years prior to that...so I am just shy of 9 years total. I asked the rep specifically for this deal and he said I had 8 years and put me on hold while he checked what deal he could give me. Came back and said it was ok and never even mentioned the new Bolt, extended warranties, etc. I was all prepared for a sales pitch on the new stuff. Maybe he figured if I was still using a TivoHD I probably wasn't an early adopter.:)

    Forgot to even ask about the remote though. I think I'm going to to try plugging my wireless keyboard in instead for searches and stuff anyways. Looking forward to the six tuners, stream, and maybe a mini! Hopefully I will still be able to use the TivoHD for any OTA or to transfer shows to for viewing elsewhere.

    Thanks again for the heads up on this.:)
     

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