Any guesses on how well the TiVoHD is selling?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by BlackBetty, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. BlackBetty

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    Anyone know? Anyone talk to folks at Best Buy and Circuit City and ask how these units have been selling? Hopefully they are flying off the shelves.
     
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    bump
     
  3. GoHokies!

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    Based on the number of threads here, it sounds like a bunch.

    Next quarter's conference call will be interesting.
     
  4. kmill14

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    According to Amazon's site, the Tivo HD has been as high as #72 on their Electronics rankings, and has been hovering around 100 for a few weeks now.

    Series 3 got as high as the mid 100's (from the 1000's)on the same rankings for Amazon when the rebate came out. This is just one site, and I don't know what these #'s truly mean. But at least it is good as a gauge.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2007 #5 of 30
    BlackBetty

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    Some really nice movement on the TiVoHD on amazon.com. It is now listed at #33 for best sellers in their electronics rankings.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/electronics/ref=pd_ts_pg_2/103-2746852-7879016?ie=UTF8&pg=2
     
  6. Oct 1, 2007 #6 of 30
    20TIL6

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    My guess is very well. The Amazon ranking is a positive note.

    I bought one within a week or two of their announcement. From Circuit City. I was looking online and going back and forth between CC and BestBuy. I noticed that the stores in my area were flipping between in-stock and out-of-stock, and then in-stock again. This makes me think that they were indeed turning inventory.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2007 #7 of 30
    Jay M

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    Considering that even Costco sells them the numbers must be pretty high.

    ~Jay
     
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    HiDefGator

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    Actually Tivo's CEO said the requirement was a price under $300. They could only speculate on how many would sell at the time Costco agreed to take them.
     
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    soccercoach61

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    Seemed like every commercial this weekend between football had a TivoHD ad in it... I know the B/M stores in Memphis TN and Jackson MS have very low stock.
     
  10. Narf54321

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    But Costco also sold the Series-3 box, I know I bought one. OK, online only but still...
     
  11. BlackBetty

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    my local best buy also had low stock, but I wonder how much they really had in inventory to begin with.

    I just check radio shack online and they do not offer the TiVoHD. They sell the Dual Tuner 80 hr unit. I wonder why they don't carry the TiVoHD.
     
  12. MediaLivingRoom

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    like hot cakes
     
  13. spiraleyes

    spiraleyes Tivo noob

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    I'm part of the "buyer" group :wave
     
  14. peteypete

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    #33 on Amazon list is not too shabby. This is the easy time stuff for Tivo, because it seems like they're not spending much to market it. Just pent up demand, and natural cycle to video (ok everyone's bought an ipod and a digital camera, now lets buy video & HD stuff). HDMI cables seem to be selling quite well also which indicates the same.

    Still, I think holiday push will be major for Tivo, and I actually think the Comcast delay is good for Tivo since it is driving increased sales to TivoHD, which is better margins for Tivo.
     
  15. 20TIL6

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    :up: :up: :up:
     
  16. HiDefGator

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    But are they selling them to people that don't currently own a Tivo? That's what I would lke to know. If every existing S2 customer is swapping up for a TivoHD then its just treading water not swimming.
     
  17. gdomeier

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    I switched from D* tivo to tivoHD.
     
  18. derspiess

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    Anyone have a guess as to whether it might go on sale at some point between now & Christmas? I have the wife about halfway talked into replacing our cable company HD DVR with a TivoHD, but she made me promise to hold off for a while.
     
  19. SugarBowl

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    just tell her it was on sale when you bring it home.
     
  20. Langree

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    Basically the same for me, I had to use a Comcast DVR for a few weeks, but that just pushed me to get the HD sooner then later.

    I will be getting a second one for the bedroom as soon as MRV and TTG go live on the HD.
     

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