Death of the Amazon $299 Roamio OTA Lifetime

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by heifer624, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. robnalex

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    There are 6 merchants selling them on Amazon alone, so obviously there is stock available. The last Amazon Rep I spoke with said they would have them again in January.
     
  2. robnalex

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  3. SumerNivek

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  4. F18fxr

    F18fxr RETIRED US NAVY

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    Got mine. Glad I had the Traktor app that sent me an email a short time ago.
     
  5. Scooter Scott

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    I think I am going to order this as well. Is TiVo still going to support the OTA product even though they aren't selling it anymore?
     
  6. NashGuy

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    Yes. They will honor the warranty that comes with the product. And they continue to provide guide data for old TiVo models that were discontinued years ago. You can likely expect additional software updates for at least another year too (probably longer if the previous model, the TiVo Premiere, is indicative.) Ongoing support from TiVo for the Roamio OTA should not be a concern at all for the next few years (unless the entire company goes out of business completely, but no one realistically expects that).
     
  7. Scooter Scott

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    I asked this question when I was on the phone with them the other day. She told me that I can expect software patches and full support for a long time yet on the Roamio...
     
  8. foghorn2

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    Like Jesus will someday( :rolleyes: ), the Tivo OTA Lifetime for 299.99 has risen from the Dead.
     
  9. rolfl

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    Ordered one
    Was set on getting a Bolt but $299 for the OTA w/life made the decision easy.
     
  10. Terrestrial

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    Same for me, ordered mine two days ago, coming UPS today. Just in the nick of time, no longer available on Amazon as of this morning.
     
  11. Lancep50

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    Got mine Tuesday; now $419 on Amazon.
     
  12. mickinct

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    ANY ISSUES with the errors with transfer from amazon acct?
     
  13. Scooter Scott

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    No issues transferring mine at all. You just need to make sure to call CS and tell them you need to transfer an amazon box to your account.
     
  14. BruceOrl

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    Got mine on Wednesday, and did not have any issues with the Tivo customer service reps in getting it transferred under my account that afternoon. Rep was very helpful and nice.

    I did have an issue with the streaming options and discovery bar going away yesterday morning, along with getting errors on viewing recommendations and what was currently on.

    However, by yesterday evening (just when I was about to call them) everything was working. All screens and recommendations without errors and streaming channels back and a 100% functional.

    I figured it was something transitory to do with switching the accounts from Amazon to me.
     
  15. mickinct

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    I did that this is my 4th unit, it took 12hrs for it to verify.people have had problems verifying units taking long times to sync, talked to CS for more than a hour trying to get it to work, was told to send it back for replacement, just got replacement this morning, finally got the other unit to work but it was already issued a replacement, so it was sent back yesterday.will be adding a 4tb hdd to this one.Now they are out of stock.
     
  16. Scooter Scott

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    Mine had these errors too. It too started randomly working last night.
     
  17. NashGuy

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    That's good to hear. When I said you can expect at last one year of software updates, I meant updates that bring new features, apps and UI changes, although such improvements could possibly continue for years. Hard to say. I would imagine TiVo will issue software patches to fix Roamio bugs as needed for many years.
     
  18. johnner

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    sigh its gone again? i missed it again!
     
  19. mickinct

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    1 in sealed box send me PM?
     
  20. Lancep50

    Lancep50 New Member

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    This response from another post sums it up well.

    From an IT standpoint I think the cause/effects of this situation are pretty simple. All of the TiVo's were activated on a single Amazon account as previously stated. When you call in and have it transferred most people are firing them up right away and setting them up but obviously their servers haven't had ample time to process the transfer fully. The unit works at first (using the old Amazon authentication information). A few hours later when that information leaves their system the errors start because that no longer is a valid association. Once the buyer's account association proliferates across their system (anywhere between 9-30 hours based on posts here) it seems to work fine again.

    Why it hasn't happened before I don't know... but it makes sense. I transferred mine two days ago when it arrived, but left it in the box after transferring. Setup worked fine with no glitches or issues (so far).

    So the best method seems to be call in for the transfer, allow the servers a day or two to catch up with the data, and then run Guided Setup/do drive upgrades, etc. I seem to remember years ago being told that activation wouldn't process fully for 24-48 hours. That doesn't seem to be on their site now, but I know I've heard/seen that before.
     

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