Buying an extra mini; sub needed in addition to my lifetime?

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  1. marklyn

    marklyn Member

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    I have a Roamio Pro and 2 minis now with lifetime sub. I'd like to buy another mini from eBay. Would I need to buy a subscription for that one mini or will my current lifetime subscription cover a new mini? PS, my mini's are model TCDA92000 and the one on eBay I want to buy is TCDA93000. Any issue with a newer model number too?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    All Minis have their own lifetime subscriptions.Just need to be on your tivo.com account to access.
     
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  3. marklyn

    marklyn Member

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    So it's as simple as buying either model (TCDA92000 or 93000) and activating it on my account? Really no other monthly fees or activation fees?
     
  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Recommended to verify with the seller that the Mini has Lifetime--they originally (many years ago) did not and a subscription had to be purchased.
     
  5. keithg1964

    keithg1964 Ragonk

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    Make sure it was not sold by an cable co. I purchased one and TiVo said it was sold to Mediacom(?). The Mini when booted said as much. Tivo would not activate it and I had to return to seller for a full refund.
     
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  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    The A93 Mini should have a remote that matches your Roamio in key location. It supports the rf pairing.
     
  7. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    Correct, but wasn't that just the V1 (TCDA92000)? I think all the V2s (TCDA93000) came with lifetime/ service.

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