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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Jan 22, 2014.
June is the new (moving) target for Android streaming.
I remember asking TiVo/Comcast when "on-demand" would be available in our area and I got that same "long awkward pause" This was back in mid-2012 and we're still not any closer to getting it.
Well that sounds encouraging
No, I am thinking of Xfinity, the paid ($40 per month) service that makes Comcast On Demand available.
Key words being "certain markets". Comcast allows free On Demand via Xfinity in exactly 10 states and 14 cities outside those states. For all intents and purposes, you need a cable box in virtually all locations to get free On Demand from your cable provider.
That is the same site I used to check out Xfinity yesterday. This string seems to have caught our attention big time. Judging by the number of posts you have here, I thought your were one of the super active members of this board. Then I realized that could also apply to me.
Now I see you joined about 5 months after I did and have posted pretty much the same number of notes that I have over the pasr 11 years or so. Lensman is also included, having joined 2 years before us.
Except I have Comcast On Demand (that I can't use because I currently have neither a Comcast box nor a Roamio) and I'm not paying extra for it. It's included. Again, Xfinity is a catchall brand for a lot of what Comcast offers, not just "on-demand." (They cooked it up a number of years ago when "Comcast" first became a particularly dirty word.)
It's true that "certain markets" are key words. Some other key words are:
...which isn't completely true, as the link I posted makes clear. If the person to which you originally replied is a Comcast subscriber AND lives in one of the "certain markets" (which include many millions of people, so it's hardly impossible "for all intents and purposes"), they would want to know that. It could change the economics of a Roamio in the current promotions quite substantially.
Well, TECHNICALLY I should be in the advisory panel (since ages) but can't seem to figure out which email..
So, looking for a code to upgrade a couple premiers to PRO And MINI's at the HOTL..
Anyone with an extra code?
So... Good day on the TiVo front for me!
Although I am an advisor panel member, I did not get a code / email.
I had some Best Buy reward certificates that expire at the end of January, and a couple of Best Buy gift cards. I took a chance, and printed out the offer email from earlier in this thread - the one with the offer code blacked out. I took it the the Magnolia counter in my local Best Buy, and asked them if the would match the offer from TiVo. They did - no questions asked!
So I got the $399 price, used $140 in reward zone points and gift cards, out the door for $259 + tax.
When I called TiVo to activate the lifetime with multi-service discount, I asked if I could get lifetime on the Elite I was replacing for $99. Unfortunately, they said no... BUT they gave it to me for $199.
So, now my otherwise would have been worthless 2Tb Elite has a good deal of resale value.
Oh... Ant to top it all off, when I checked my email, I had a PM from one of you fine folks with an AP code, AND an email form Michelle at TiVo with another.
So... Anyone want codes...? I would like to get a $25 mini, but I hate to waste a code on it, so I would ask whomever uses the codes, on your honor, to agree to order an extra $25 mini for me. PM if interested!
OK, I AM going to buy a Pro but I just played the promo code game again and now I am totally confused. I have the AP code and I have a code I received in an ad Tivo sent me via snail mail.
I went to the Tivo site and did NOT sign in. I added a Pro with lifetime service to my cart and entered the promo code from the paper ad and my zip code to get a price of $979.87.
There was also a link for me to sign in to get preferred pricing which I did not use.
I emptied the cart, left the site and returned. This time I did the same exact thing but I entered the AP promo code and got a price of $979.85. Again I did not sign in. TWO CENTS????
I emptied the cart and left the site again. I logged onto the Tivo site entered the Pro with lifetime again and this time, my AP promo code was already entered and it would not let me change it to the paper ad promo code. I got the same price of $979.85.
Either this AP promo is not any great shakes or I am doing something wrong because nearly everyone should have gotten the snail mail ad and has access to the same prices as the AP codes.
Just curious, my Series three has two red lights that indicate how many tuners are currently in use. Does the Pro have six red lights to let us know how many tuners are currently in use?
I am also thinking of buying a slide remote. Is there any advantage to adding this under a promo code?
I currently have a Roamio Pro on the main TV and a Premiere XL in the basement, exercise area. Cannot justify upgrading the Premiere at this time so first PM can have my code.
I sent you a PM!
Pm sent. And fingers crossed! Looking to buy a roamio pro and mini.
Looks like your AP code isn't working. The AP deal is $400 for the pro (lifetime is $400 or $500)
Wow! I have not been keeping up on Tivo technology recently and didn't realize On-demand was possible. This is awesome! I just checked and it's available in my area. Another set-top box on it's way back to Comcast and more monthly rental fee savings!
Back in December, our area was listed in the "available" area but within a week or two, we were back in the unavailable area lol ~ no clue as to what went wrong
He didn't say which year though.
Ahhh, yep They've been stringing us along for a good 2 years.
Here's the story I got from them back in December... Comcast took over Adelphia in this area and inherited all their infrastructure. Comcast can't utilize all of it and that is stopping on-demand from being offered.
Mind you, I have *no* idea what any of that really means (if anything!) It could be true, partially true or not true at all
The Roamio's use a single Red circle with additional crescents stacked next to the circle to indicate number of tuners in use. It's not always easy to see the exact number from 10+ feet away.
For example, all six tuners in use would look something like this: O)))))
I like that