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

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

  1. rotorglow

    rotorglow New Member

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    What kind of effort? Calling back later? Magic words?

    I just called to transfer the balance of my current annual service ($129/year on a Tivo HD) using my advisory panel code, and it didn't work. The CSR offered me the usual $325 for an upgrade/transfer to Plus, or $475 for Pro.

    I'm rethinking the numbers and may try again. Or I may not.
     
  2. styre

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    MSD does not work for me with the advisory panel discount. I believe the quoted above report worked because there was also a mini in the order with lifetime. I do not have a need for mini.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
     
  3. mattack

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    So that's a great gift -- Here, congrats, here's a "gift" you have to now pay $15/month or $499 for...
     
  4. jackief

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    Hey everyone, I know this is an extreme long shot, but if anyone still has an extra code around, I would appreciate your consideration. I am interested in another mini. Does anyone know if the code can be used for two separate transactions? I see people buying a roamio, I wonder if it could be used after for a mini? I am willing to test out this theory if anyone has a code which has been used for a roamio only.

    Jackie
     
  5. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Yes, there was always great support here :) :up:
     
  6. Nailz

    Nailz New Member

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    I am a newbie to the TiVo community, but not to AV. I have been researching an acceptable solution for my needs. I currently have Directv with HD DVR and two HD receivers. I am looking to reduce costs and improve service. The 99.9% reliability claimed by Directv is just not true. Going with a cable bundle TV, internet & phone will save me some money verses the unbundled solution I have now.

    I have looked at several hardware configurations that have different advantages & drawbacks. Ceton/HTPC/Xbox360, Silicondust/XBMC/Raspberry Pi/ and TiVo Roamio Plus/Tivo Mini.

    I have come to the conclusion that the TiVo Roamio Plus/TiVo Mini x 2 is the solution that meets most of my requirements and may meet all in the future (Amazon Prime).

    The cost is now what is causing me pain right now. On the TiVo website I can put these items together and the cost adds up quickly using round numbers.
    TiVo Roamio Plus + Lifetime = $900
    TiVo Mini + Lifetime = $250
    TiVo Mini + Lifetime = $250
    Hardware Total = $1400

    Given what I have read about this special offer it make the cost more reasonable.
    TiVo Roamio Plus + Lifetime = $700 (Unit discount & MSD discount)
    TiVo Mini + Lifetime = $175
    TiVo Mini + Lifetime = $250
    Hardware Total = $1125
    It would be even better if the discount works for both Mini's:D.

    So if someone is not going to use their code and is willing to help out a TiVo newbie I would really appreciate it!:up:

    Thanks, Curtis
     
  7. Nailz

    Nailz New Member

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    I have never purchase an extended warranty, based on possibly the same source.

    I will however say that I had the same issues with Onkyo. The problem was the HDMI circuit board in the unit. My top of the line 2009 unit failed after the warranty expired. I must give kudo's to Onkyo. They replaced my 2009 with a top of the line 2010. I have been trouble free since and have been a loyal customer for 10 years. I was not happy with the failure, but I am pleased with how Onkyo stood behind their product in my case. No, I do not work for Onkyo.

    Curtis
     
  8. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Yes, CS supports that position. As do I, it is expensive insurance and is sold for one reason only, profit to the seller. If you choose to never use it, then you keep that profit yourself as over the course of all purchases these are obviously used seldomly.

    However, the folks here, generally, love to purchase EWs, despite the logic of them. In a similar way, many pay Tivo monthly service for years not realizing the benefit of lifetime service. These folks are probably subsidizing my fees, so I should probably shut up now. :)
     
  9. dbenrosen

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    I found an offer from a friend who isn't using it.

    The Lifetime service on the mini does not qualify for any discounts, correct? It is $149 regardless of how many active TiVos I have. I guess the theory on that is you have to have a TiVo to use a mini so giving a discount doesn't really make sense since everyone would qualify.
     
  10. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Mini Lifetime is $149 regardless. Multi-Service Discount is assumed.
     
  11. ort

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    I called three times and got the same story each time. I think they clamped down on this.

    They won't let you use the coupon code AND transfer a $6.95 service plan. They do however offer a deal where you can pay $324 for a Plus and $474 for a Pro and you can transfer an old service plan. You do not need to burn your coupon to do this.

    I ended up just going for a Plus, because, while I fantasize about all of that space, the truth is I really don't need it, and the Plus is going to give me 3 times the amount of space I currently have anyway.

    What I'm going to do now is order the Mini by itself with the coupon code and get lifetime on it.
     
  12. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    I'm sorry it didn't work out for you ort, but at least you tried. I tend to keep certain recordings forever, so I'm interested in the space of the PRO. But everyone's needs are different and I'm glad you found something that works for you :up:
     
  13. dbattaglia001

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    Has anybody had success getting a TiVo CSR to agree to the $400 Pro Advisory Panel deal, without having a promo code? I will gladly pay the $400 for lifetime service, so not trying to transfer any type of service plan as well. I just want the low price for the Pro!
     
  14. MikeAndrews

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    Let us know if you have any luck but I think TiVo agreeing to a service transfer is doubtful.

    The mail says the requirement for the deal is TiVo service, AKA it's sorta subsidized by your service buy.
     
  15. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    You're right Mike, TiVo's AP offer is being sold as a "bundle". I was fortunate in that they did give me a service transfer, but I do realize that I was quite lucky in that regard.

    Imo, it's all about the rep you get on the phone. One may be easy to work with while the next is sticking to the offer as printed. Over the 10 years I've been on this board, I've seen some great deals... and missed out. I could've been standing on my head with my hair on fire and reps were steadfast against "seeing it my way" as it were.
     
  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    never heard of onkyo? They are a popular brand and they make some excellent receivers. I've personally never used them but several people I know have been very pleased with them. They are at the top of my list when I replace my current Denon 3808. You get alot of bang for the buck.
     
  17. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    It just isn't the best option for everyone. I would have to keep a TiVo unit just under 5 years to have lifetime work out for us. We just don't keep things that long... not TiVo, not iPads, iPhones, laptops, etc.
     
  18. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Even when keeping a device a long time, monthly can still workout well. I have a $6.95 a month rate on my Roamio BAsic. The break even point with lifetime is around 57 months. I will probably keep it longer. But even if I pay two more years at a $6.95 a month rate i don't mind because it is so inexpensive.
     
  19. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

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    Exactly my point aaronwt.

    In our case, we like to upgrade our items as new technology becomes available. Again, everyone is different :)
     
  20. ort

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    I did all the math and since I was able to get the Roamio with the 6.95 plan, I'm not going to bother with lifetime.

    I think the $6.95 plan is superior to lifetime.

    I'm going to use it as my only TiVo and add a Mini or two with lifetime.
     

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