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

    Jan 20, 2004
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    We try and get what makes us happy. Lifetime is the only way to go for some people... for others, it doesn't work out as well.

    I just checked my tracking numbers and my units are due to arrive here Tuesday! :up:
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    With lifetime you can usually recoup most of the lifetime fee when you sell the box. Lets assume that 3 years from now you can sell your Roamio with lifetime for $300 and without for $50. (this is hat 2 tuner Premiere units are selling for) So in both cases you pay $150 up front for the TiVo. For monthly you pay $250 for service @ 6.95/mo over the course of 3 years and then you sell the TiVo for $50. So when all is said and done you paid ~$9.75/mo. With lifetime you pay $400 up front, so $550 total. In 3 years you sell it for $300 and when all is said and done you only paid ~$7/mo.

    So lifetime is a better deal long term. In fact even with a cheap $6.95/mo plan lifetime has a payback of just under 2 years when you consider the resale value. And if you're paying the full $14.95/mo the payback is less then the commitment period so unless you're strapped for cash lifetime is always a better deal.
  3. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

    Jan 20, 2004
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    For me, it would mean putting out an extra $400 for something that doesn't benefit me. We don't sell our old TiVo units... so there is no recouping for us.
  4. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

    Feb 8, 2009
    BALLS, Damnit, I HAD the advisory panel offer. Ask me if I can find it now...NO
    Did I dream I got it I have 1594 deleted emails, should at least be there right, no again. Checked my phone checked every place.
    I have emailed Michaela asking to resend it knowing that's not going to happen.
    This getting old sh=t sucks.

    YOU REEK A :)
    she did send me another code

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  5. Luckyluc

    Luckyluc New Member

    Jan 24, 2014


    I got the email offer. I am likely going to buy the Pro. Not sure the Plus really matters as between the 2 Tivo's we have we barely fill at 50% either of them. I have 2 746-0021's. One monthly and no extended... and then the other has lifetime and extended warranty lifetime. Trying to figure out which to sell and best deals. Thoughts anyone?
  6. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    Has anyone ordered recently with this promo code? What are the estimated arrival dates looking like?
  7. BlackBetty

    BlackBetty I

    Nov 5, 2004
    Anyone have a code they aren't going to use? I'd live to order a pro and mini. I'd greatly appreciate it!!!
  8. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

    Jan 20, 2004
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    See my post (scroll up)...

    I ordered mine yesterday, got the confirmation email a few hours later. Received the tracking #'s shortly after that ... due to arrive here Tuesday.
  9. Ziggie

    Ziggie TiVo Since 2003

    Jan 20, 2004
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    What are you going to order?
  10. Tivo II Jack

    Tivo II Jack New Member

    Aug 10, 2003
    That amazes me. As said earlier, all five of my old Tivos still work fine and I only had to replace one HDD that went bad.

    This began with my question about buying low capacity and putting in your own larger HDD. We all did that as soon as we received the new Tivos. When we did that, a quick look into your system information showed the larger capacity...and Tivo also knew that.

    Doing so actually voided your warranty but no one cared because the Tivos are so damned solid. I also remember someone had an unrelated problem after a self upgrade and Tivo honored the warranty anyway.
  11. shrike4242

    shrike4242 Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Saint Louis, MO
    All of the following Tivo units I've purchased since 2006 have had extended warranties on them:

    1 Toshiba S2 w/DVD recorder (BB)
    1 Series 3 (Squaretrade)
    Four Tivo HDs (1 BB, 3 Squaretrade)
    Three Premiere XLs (Squaretrade)

    The S3 never had an issue and was retired this month in place of a Roamio Pro. The BB-warrantied Tivo HD started having system board issues outside of its extended warranty.

    The Toshiba S2, three of my Tivo HDs and one Premiere XL all died within their extended warranty period and were recouped to a new unit from the extended warranty timeframe.

    One of my Premiere XLs may be having an issue, though that's something I need to talk with Tivo support on, though that's still covered under warranty.

    In my case, I've had an acceptable rate of return on extended warranty coverages, which I know is an exception on the averages.
  12. Bighouse

    Bighouse 200 Club Member

    Sep 3, 2004
    Guerneville, CA
    I just ordered a Roamio Pro with lifetime today. I don't know what the advisory panel discount offer is, but I did get a promo code from a recent flyer sent to me that gave me $200 off of the price.

    Now, I have to figure out what to do with my series 3 and two, both with lifetime....
  13. dbattaglia001

    dbattaglia001 Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I called TiVo customer service and tried getting the $400 Roamio Pro referencing the Advisory Panel promo that several people have been able to obtain. Was put on hold for 5-10 minutes and he came back and said he has never heard of such an offer and that he checked with a lot of other people...said he would only be able to go to $475 on the Pro.

    So I am still on the sidelines. Would love to upgrade but will wait for price to drop.
  14. grubbscd

    grubbscd New Member

    Feb 24, 2006
    I redeemed mine for a mini. Just tried it for a pro and it said code already redeemed.
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    Depends on how long you keep it then. At $6.95/mo the break even is about 58 months so if you keep it for 5 years then it would benefit you. At $14.95 break even is just 27 months.

    What would you do with an old TiVo with lifetime if you had one? If you knew it was worth $300 would you be more likely to try and sell it? The reason you haven't before is likely because they were monthly and had no real value. But if you knew it was worth $300+ you'd probably try to sell it, or at least give it to a friend/family member where it would continue to have value.
  16. dlongnecker

    dlongnecker Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    I'm on the label and got my email Wednesday. Pulled the trigger on a pro and mini, both with lifetime, on Thursday. Now I have to wait until next week for delivery.
  17. skoiboy

    skoiboy New Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    As a Roamio and Mini owner I filled out the survey but didn't receive the code. Is the general consensus that only 'upgradable responses' (i.e. stated they had an older model) received the e-mail? I'm disappointed because I'm in the market for another mini.
  18. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Check your spam folders for the email folks. I get my advisor email in my normal mailbox, but found this special deal in my spam. Weird, as it seems to have the same source address.
  19. yukit

    yukit Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    I didn't get the email offer, but I called Tivo for a Mini deal.
    The best I could do was $50 + $150 lifetime.

    I figured that was good enough. Maybe I should have filled out the survey as a non-Roamio owner.
  20. skoiboy

    skoiboy New Member

    Oct 20, 2007
    Yeah, not in the spam folder. I'm guessing people who already upgraded were left out, which is extremely disappointing.

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