Any idea if Amazon offer the Tivo OTA with Lifetime again?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jericko, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. KimHedrick

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    Just opened mine, same date of manufacture, number 48 of 900. That's two batches of 933 and 900 respectively, wonder where they've been hiding?
     
  2. herzzreh

    herzzreh New Member

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    Could've been an order for some other retailer that fell through and Amazon picked it up.

    EDIT: enjoyed mine for about two hours... all of a sudden, C501 and provider list is blank. Go figure.
     
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  3. Scooter Scott

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    Ordered mine today :D
     
  4. mikestanley

    mikestanley New Member

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    Getting it transferred to my account was easy. Took maybe 15 minutes on the phone but I got the impression my rep hadn't done one before, because she spent a few minutes trying one thing, then said, "oh yeah, I just need to make you the new owner" and from there it was done in a couple minutes. She was very nice, though, so I didn't mind the wait.
     
  5. KimHedrick

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    I had a similar experience. The TiVo showed up on my account while I was still on the phone. I had to connect to the "mothership" to get the MAK to change to match my other equipment and had to do the same thing with all the other equipment for them to be able to see the shows on the new TiVo. Transferred a 30 minute show from my Plus to the OTA which is connected by ethernet and it just took a couple of minutes.
     
  6. NashGuy

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    See this thread. Another person had the same problem, now resolved:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=536295
     
  7. herzzreh

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  8. NashGuy

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    Contact TiVo Support and explain the problem. Hopefully this is because your unit still isn't fully activated/transferred to your account yet. Give them another 24 hrs after calling.
     
  9. mickinct

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    Just recvd mine My box has "case 503 of 933"
     
  10. cp2k

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    Mine is case 94 of 900, shipped from Baltimore, Maryland.

    Also, when I check my TiVo account it says the original activation occurred on 12/18/2015. I wonder if these were the batch of units that Amazon got in, but had to pull back on because they weren't showing up as having Lifetime service when they started sending them out to people? My box has a huge sticker on it that says "Lifetime Service Included". Obviously they were ensuring that no goof ups occurred this time.
     
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  11. Scooter Scott

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    Mine too was shipped from Baltimore. It should be here tomorrow. I will report what case it is when it gets here.
     
  12. KimHedrick

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    Mine shows the 12/18/15 activation date on my TiVo account as well. Yeah, the big yellow sticker plainly states "Product Lifetime Service Included". :)
     
  13. JudySue

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    Which model Mini should I get for my other bedroom to Network with the OTA Tivo Roamio With Lifetime service included, which I just got from Amazon?
    ...The Model 92000 or Model 93000? Is the 93000 newer (and thus better, more upgraded or MORE up-to-date? than the Older 92000?
    What are pros and cons Of each model (92000 vs 93000) if any?

    Why do some Minis include Lifetime service and if I already have LifetIme service on the main Roamio, do Or can I purchase a a cheaper Mini Without the LifetIme service? If I had purchased a NON LifetIme Roamio, Would the MINI with LifetIme included have provided LIFETIME Service at a lower Price for LifEtime to the basic Roamio without lifetime service?

    Sorry for so many questions-I'm new to all this, just recently cut the cable cord, now watching OTA and hope to finally use my Amazon Prime Video benefits using this OTA Tivo Roamio With LifetIme device from Amazon for $299+tax
     
  14. JudySue

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    Oh, and instead of using a Mini for Other tv in Bedroom, is there any way to instead use a old school Slingbox unit (the kind of Slingbox that says "watch your TV anywhere") purchased about 9 YEARs ago but Never used)..doesnt that device do a similar function as the Tivo Mini does?
     
  15. AZBrowncoat

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    My Roamio just arrived today. I had to call TiVo CS to create an account and assign the device to it but the whole process went smoothly. I'm getting the C501 error but from reading here it looks like that is just temporary due to the unit being from Amazon?

    Currently recording my first show and loading Archivo onto my home PC.

    Is there a TiVo user guide of some sort?

    I found this - https://www.tivo.com/support/how-to and this http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=150060

    ...but wondering if there is a more exhaustive guide with tips/tricks to get the most out of the device.
     
  16. Scooter Scott

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    The newer Mini has a RF remote instead of IR. The RF remote is worth it in my opinion. And get a mini with lifetime. That is worth it too.
     
  17. jacksails54

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    This sounds like an interesting idea! A couple of questions though... If you have 2 Roamio OTAs, each pointed to a different city, can you combine the guide data? I.e. if Roamio OTA-A is pointing to City-A, and Roamio OTA-B is pointing to City-B, can the Roamios combine the guide data (assuming both Roamios are on the same LAN?

    Thanks...
     
  18. mickinct

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    Not for me same errors, on the phone to tivo they said faulty unit, trying to phone home amazon sending replacement tivo rep said there is an issue with alot of these.
     
  19. cp2k

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    It won't combine per say, but you can watch recordings from one TiVo on the other across the home network. I do 99.9% of my scheduling from the iPad app anyway, so it is easy for me. I just have my two existing TiVo's named Cable & Antenna. I just use the drop down in the app to switch between them.
     
  20. Scooter Scott

    Scooter Scott Member

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    Mine is case 595 of 900.

    Mine also has an activation of 12/18/2015
     

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