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

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

  1. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    I can see why you'd be frustrated :(

    I was a HP Laptop lonnnng time customer until last month. I had a new HP built to my specs and when it arrived, I was very disappointed. It was awful. So after a few days, I returned it for a full refund. I went with ASUS two weeks ago and am very satisfied.

    I agree that the timing of the email is harsh (lol!) Right after the holidays? But it will work out for some.

    Let us know how that goes... would be interested to hear.
     
  2. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    The November deal was a PRO for $499.99

    The AP deal is a PRO for $399.99

    The email itself says "If you've been thinking about upgrading to TiVo Roamio, you won't find a better deal right now." Therefore, I would guess the AP offer is the best deal out there... right now.
     
  3. acroswel

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    l would also be interested in a code if anyone isn't using one (acroswel@rocketmail.com)
     
  4. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Just gone done ordering ~ all set, ready to go! :up:

    Went with the PRO and a mini. Should be shipped out sometime today.

    Is anyone else who got the letter still undecided?
     
  5. nooneuknow

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    :up: :up: :up: +1, etc.

    Great product, I love mine (3 base models). But, they truly are what the Premieres should have been all-along, IMNSHO.

    IMNSHO, it's not some miraculous, innovative, wonder-product. It's just what Premiere owners have always wished/yearned for (YMMV, on thinking like this in public, since the fanboys will defend TiVo, no matter what).

    I love my base Roamios. That still doesn't make everything right, or excuse TiVo for the abomination called the Premiere, in my book. That's my opinion, and how I feel. I have every right to feel this way, and express that I do.

    I have a feeling as the Roamio line matures, they will become something the Premieres never were off-label promoted as, on-label promoted as, and could never have the processing power to be. When that day comes, I will not hesitate to alter how I feel on the matter. ;)
     
  6. ort

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    Do you think this will be an easy thing for anyone to pull off or did you just win CSR roulette?

    This would be great for me, since this is replacing a $6.95 per month S3.
     
  7. elkyss

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    I have been on the Advisory panel as long as I can remember, and no email for me either.

    Since I have already bought a Plus and Mini (lifetime on both) in the last month, maybe TiVo figured the new discount would only piss me off.

    They would be right.
     
  8. NashvilleKat

    NashvilleKat Retired Old Fart

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    I don't know that I'd say I'm undecided. I don't plan to jump on the deal but who knows what might change in the next week. I'll keep the promo code in case one of our TiVos dies or should my wife decide she can't live with a 2 turner Premiere.
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I did the same thing with my $6.95 rate I had on my Premiere. They transferred it to a Roamio Basic. I think someone mentioned previously that the box needs to have had the service for at least three years for them to transfer it. Mine was on a launch Premiere so I had that over 3.5 years when I did the transfer in November.

    And I'm another person who did not get this advisory Panel offer.
     
  10. Philmatic

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    Sorry, the $43 I paid includes one month of service at $5.99. I plan on getting lifetime next month or maybe in March.

    You cannot by any TiVo device without some kind of service attached when you buy directly from TiVo.
     
  11. tbielowicz

    tbielowicz New Member

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    I have been on the panel for 4+ years and always participate. No coupon code for me. But it is probably since I have a Roamio and Mini's already.

    Still it would have been nice to be included...are you listening Tivo???
     
  12. shrike4242

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    I ended up buying a Pro on the "transfer your service and save $100 off a Pro" last month, though that Pro ended up being defective and I picked up its replacement from Amazon when they had their pricing drop almost two weeks ago and got it for $431.

    That might be why I didn't get the Advisory upgrade offer, since I bought a Pro last month.

    I still hope I get one so I can pick up a Mini for $25 + tax (+ shipping), though if not, maybe I can rely on the kindness of fellow Tivocommunity users to provide one for me.
     
  13. HenryFarpolo

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    I have no expectation of anything as a result of participation on the panel and certainly do not begrudge those who received this offer.

    Like a number of other posters, I have been an active participant for several years and did not receive the offer. I would be satisfied if the e-mail had said it was a random selection.

    If it wasn't random selection, I find myself asking what criteria was used for the offer. Not a big deal in the scheme of things, just a nagging question.
     
  14. ort

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    Yeah, I think I lost the CSR Roulette.

    At first she was acting like it was no problem to give me the $6.95 rate on a Pro with the offer, and then she asked it I would hold for a second and then she came back and said that the email offer was only for people activating full service and that it would not work. She said she could offer me a Pro for $477 and a Mini for $49 and transfer my $6.95 rate to that. I waffled a bit and she would not budge. I then asked if I could buy just the Pro for $477 and use the coupon code for the mini to get it at $25 and she said I could not and started talking in circles so I gave up on the call and said I would have to think about it.

    This is one of the most frustrating parts of being a TiVo user. This stuff gets way too complicated. Especially with the plans... there should be one easy (and lower) price. Always having to haggle and try different CSRs is unbelievably annoying.

    I know that TiVo isn't a profitable company, and they need to squeeze money from anywhere they can, but I've always considered the monthly plans to be a bit of a joke. What the hell are we really paying for anyway? Guide data. That's the only real tangible monthly service they are providing. Why should I have to pay for guide data on each of my boxes separately? Why should I have to pay them $400 bucks for a new box to have acess to the guide data I've already paid for? Why on earth am I paying a monthly fee for the Mini when it doesn't even need guide data? It just doesn't make sense.

    I don't want to derail the thread, I'm just grumbling.
     
  15. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    I was tempted to buy a PRO when I got the offer last month as well. Then, as I sat thinking about it, I decided against it. Fortunately, the AP email came and convinced me.

    Just write yourself a reminder note that the deal expires in 8 days. Not a lot of wiggle room.

    They transferred my low MSD rate to the new PRO. It *did* take some effort, but TiVo came through in the end. The AP offer is being sold as a "bundle" with an agreement to a new sub service.
     
  16. ort

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    I'm going to try again later. I'll try being pushier.

    What tactic worked for you?

    I think they're on the verge of a price drop for all of these things anyway. You can usually tell when a company is close to one because you'll start seeing all these great sales pop up... and then a month later those sale prices turn into the regular prices.
     
  17. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    I had a female rep and we hit it off from the first word ;) The other thing I did was call very early... before anyone had time to get crabby lol :up:
     
  18. sakura panda

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    From what everyone is posting, I'm guessing they are trying to get people who do not have the current hardware to upgrade. I'm on the advisory panel and I got the offer. My current active TiVos are two S2 receivers (one lifetime, one monthly, IR'd with a DirecTV receiver) and one dual tuner Premier (HD antenna).

    I hadn't considered it before, but I guess I won't be a good candidate for the advisory panel once the Premiere is phased out. I don't recall any questions that I couldn't answer, since I actively use the service, but at some point, I expect my lack of newer hardware is going to get me kicked off of the advisory panel. :eek: (I'm holding out for satellite support, although I don't actually expect it to happen.)
     
  19. joestan

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    I took advantage of this offer and ordered the pro with lifetime. This is the first TIVO that I have ordered from TIVO it self the others where from BB. When my pro arrives will it be activated and on my account?
     
  20. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Why would you feel your equipment would get you removed? The beta/hardware panel (different from the AP), uses customers with all types of equipment. When I was first selected for that, I was running the oldest equipment Tivo had at the time. We helped them develop "Kid Zone".
     

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