Did anyone receive the "Advisory Panel's" Roamio offer?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. jmace57

    jmace57 Large Member

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    I called to order a Roamio. I just mentioned that I was a member of the advisory group..the CSR asked if I had received an email. When I said no, he gave me the deal anyway.
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    I use what to watch now as a function similar to suggestions. Works great, scan a few items and record ones that look interesting.
     
  3. mpnret

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    Ah, the mini guide. I don't know how I missed that as the screen TiVo II Jack was referring to. I guess because I never use it. I do see my wife using it all the time but never heard her complaining about not being able to get rid of it. Press select to get it, select to get rid of it. She said clear also gets rid of it.
     
  4. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    I concur on the similarity, aka redundancy. One of the first things I do when setting up a newly delivered Tivo unit since my first one in 1998 is turn off Tivo suggestions. I don't need suggestions, I KNOW what I want to watch.
     
  5. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    Are you serious? What I said and you are criticizing is the discussion about two menu items, one that has been on my Tivos for 16 years and it's replacement that I never saw before getting my RoPro 2 weeks ago, although I understand it was also on the S4's for a couple of years.

    The relatively new "What to watch now" menu item has replaced the "Watch Live TV" menu that has been there since at least 1998. During that entire time, we ALL had the choice of using the LIve TV button or the Watch Live TV menu item and we all developed habits with which to use.

    My argument is not just about the removal of the Watch TV menu choice, but about it being replaced with a totally useless "What to Watch Now" menu choice. What that does is and has always been very easy to do with other menu choices.

    Well I fully concede now. How can we do without a menu choice that we can use for two weeks per year every other year. I'll say it again, finding ANYTHING ie extremely simple to do with already available Tivo search menus.
     
  6. Tivo II Jack

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  7. mpnret

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    We may have dragged this thread pretty far off topic but it was worth it for me with all I have learned from it. Found some short cuts and faster ways to do things, etc. "What to Watch Now" is one of them. I never saw the need to go there until a few previous posters mentioned some benefits to it. I now use it and showed it to my wife also. I guess TiVo must see the benefit also. I don't think they put the selection there just to piss you off. Some of us prefer buttons to menu selections.
     
  8. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    And some of us prefer menu selections to buttons. Glad to see you finally understand the bottom line. There is no solid reason to remove that CHOICE from either group unless there is some huge improvement to either method. "What to Watch Now" does not do that.
     
  9. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    You mean you learned that you were wrong?
     
  10. mpnret

    mpnret Member

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    Only when you take what I said out of context and only use a partial sentence at that.
    Here is my entire post including what you conveniently left out:

     
  11. Kishore

    Kishore New Member

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    :) Lucky son of a gun :D I just tried- got a no :eek:

    Wish I could get lower priced Roamio plus/pro..

    regards,
    Kishore
     
  12. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Here's what you said, word for word --
    And I proved that, when you go to manual record, you CANNOT get to live TV from the "recording scheduled" screen. Give it up....you lost. And I'm finished arguing with you...welcome to my IL...
     
  13. mpnret

    mpnret Member

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    I guess you enjoy taking things out of context and refuse to read the entire post where I acknowledge there are other screens. Not hard to figure out how you got over 10,000 posts.
     
  14. wtherrell

    wtherrell Active Member

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    You may be right. But I must say you are one pathologically contentious dude. Being right seems to be the most important thing in your life. Your diatribes have contributed nothing to the community AFAICT. You have our sympathy, whether you wish it or not.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  15. ncfoster

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    Back to something more closely resembling the topic, has anyone been able to get a second Mini at that $25 price? The main reason I found the Mini so compelling was that $179 price point with lifetime. If I could get a second one at that price, I think that I'd have to go for it.
     
  16. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Good question! We are really enjoying our Mini and I wouldn't be opposed to setting up another one in our guest bedroom.

    I see up above that jmace57 was able to score a deal after the deadline. Ncfoster, have you tried calling TiVo? If so, what did they say?
     
  17. ncfoster

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    I have not tried. CSR roulette isn't really a great use of my time without some expectation there will be a payoff. :D
     
  18. ncfoster

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    Glad that you are finally enjoying things after your ordeal, BTW.
     
  19. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Thanks NC! :) I'm not sure I'd go through all this again, but now that we're on the other side of it, it's been working out nicely for us :up:
     
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    javabird Well-Known Member

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    Bummer, I went to add the warranty and I have to CALL Tivo to add it. Wonder why I can't just add it online on my account page. I hate to make phone calls.
     

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