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

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

  1. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. One of the benefits from ordering from Tivo. By the time you receive the shipment, everything will be updated on Tivo's servers so all you need to do is connect to the network, download any software update and the guide info, and everything should work right away.
     
  2. sakura panda

    sakura panda Well-Known Member

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    Because as new features are added, if my hardware doesn't have those features, my opinion may be irrelevant. It was just a guess, since at the moment I can't recall any questions that I haven't been able to answer based on my current habits. I'd like to stay on the panel, so it would be a good thing to me if hardware didn't matter.

    In that case, maybe they are trying to boost sales with devoted followers who haven't added anything new to their account in a while. :p
     
  3. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    It could be any number of reasons... and all we can do is speculate because we'll never know lol ;)

    On a related note, it reminds me of the pin numbers that Disney issues. Certain "chosen" people receive emails with unbelievable offers that would make your head spin. Me? My family? We *never* get pins!! :mad: However, we visit WDW about eleventy billion times a year (a conservative estimate lol!) so we think that's why we're never chosen. Why should Disney send us a discounted package when we show up on their doorstep every other month? They *already* have us hooked.
     
  4. BlackBetty

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    No love for Betty? :(
     
  5. mjcxp

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    I bought a code for $25 on ebay and ordered 2 tivo minis with lifetime. I guess there is no limit on how many tivo minis you can order for $24.99.
     
  6. Tivo II Jack

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    You quoted my actual note with your response above, but I find that puzzling since I never even used the word ROAMIO in my note and made no comparison of ANYTHING ANYWHERE.

    The bottom line of my note was that the AP offer may have gone out to only panel members who actually answered the surveys and that does not change even if your responses were highly critical of Tivo practices.

    There was no rant and, I guess just like beauty, anger is in the eye of the beholder.

    BTW folks, I received another offer in email today for a free course in reading comprehension. I won't be using it, but if anyone else wants the promo code, let me know.
     
  7. celtic pride

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    Any one know if tivo will let you pay for the tivo with 1 credit card ,and then a different credit card for the lifetime service? Also how much does an extended warranty cost? and how many years?
     
  8. Tivo II Jack

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    The only way they could make it easier to upgrade the drive would be to send someone to your house to do it for you.

    If you have ever installed a new drive into a computer, you can do the same with a Tivo.
     
  9. HenryFarpolo

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    All they had to do was word the e-mail properly and not let loyal TAP participants wondering what they did wrong to not be selected for the offer.

    Poor PR with your loyal base TIVO!!
     
  10. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    From the letter:

    Each promo code can only be used once and is good for only one Roamio DVR and/or one TiVo Mini. (You may purchase one DVR and one Mini using this code, but not two DVRs.)
     
  11. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    2 years = $29.99
    3 years = $39.99
     
  12. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Ordered this morning and received my shipping notice with tracking # about an hour ago. 4 to 6 days via ground :up:
     
  13. mjcxp

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    Hmm... My order placed yesterday just shipped for 2 Tivo Minis with lifetime. Total cost was $353.
     
  14. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Enjoy! ;)
     
  15. Tivo II Jack

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    Exactly, the tech support here was always excellent, so excellent that it quickly transformed me from a 'newbie' almost into the 'go to guy'. The hardware upgrades were always easy, the support came in when you had to install the Tivo software. You had to buy and install programs like Instant Cake to transfer the software from the original drive to the upgraded drive and there were different versions of Instant Cake for different Tivo models

    Now replacing a drive and the software has gotten so easy, anyone can do it. That is why I am surprised nobody is even talking about it.

    OK, I stopped writing and did the math. Using the Advisory Panel offer, I added the Pro to my cart with lifetime and then did the same with the Plus. The Pro will cost me $979.85 and the Plus $870.87. That is a savings of $108.88 and buying a new 3TB drive will cost about $130.

    I then logged out and checked the prices again with no offers. The Pro was $1099.98 and the Plus was $899.98, a difference of $200, but this would be for a first time buyer who could upgrade the Plus and save about $70. Of course all of us here are already owners and have access to various offers, so the once lucrative practice of self upgrading seems to be history.
     
  16. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

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    It comes with a 3TB drive and I am pretty sure that is the largest it takes.
     
  17. Tivo II Jack

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    I have 5 Tivos, a Sony S1, two S2 and two S3. The S1 is 16 years old but has been inactive for at least 10 years. The two S3's are now in use and are about 4 years old. The two S2's are about 10 years old, one active and one not. Both still work and I installed larger drives in all four S2's and 3's. They all still work. The only problem I ever had was a drive went bad on an S2. I just replaced that drive.

    Extended warranty...we don't need no stinkin extended warranties.
     
  18. celtic pride

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    I guess i'm paranoid,i worry to much that if i spend close to a $1000.00 it might go bad and i'll be out the money.a month ago my onkyo av receiver went bad 2 months after the regular warranty had expired!,Luckily for me i had purchased an extended warranty or i would be out $700.00!,and this was the second onkyo that went bad on me, the first one i bought in 2009 also went bad but i had the extended warranty on that one also and they refunded my money when they couldnt get parts fot it! So you can see why i'm paraniod about buying electronics without an extended warranty.
     
  19. weldon

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    I got this offer by email, and the timing couldn't be better. I've got a premiere now (3 years on monthly), and I think I'll transfer service to the Roamio Pro and then lifetime the premiere for $99 and lifetime the Roamio for $399. Should be perfect.

    I'm tempted by the TiVo mini offer, but I think I'll just keep the Premiere instead. It can do everything the mini can do, right?
     
  20. Tivo II Jack

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    It appears to me that you don't have a problem requiring you to buy extended warranties, just better purchases. I never heard of Onkyo, but I would change brands ASAP. Why did you even buy the second one after your experience with the first? What kind of manufacturer can't get new parts for something they made only 2 or 3 years earlier?

    I don't remember the source now, but I have NEVER bought an extended warranty on anything and I have never been sorry. That is because I read something from a trusted source YEARS ago that recommended against EW's and also gave a list of reasons why. I didn't save it, but I remember it all sounded so very logical.

    It may have been Consumer Reports, but I'm not even close to sure.
     

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