Elite for $399 - free shipping

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Aero 1, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    So get one now, and if they come out with a six tuner version, sell the four tuner one. I plan on getting my second Elite as soon as I can get a 12% BestBuy coupon. But if TiVo comes out with a six tuner Elite later this year, I will have no issue selling one of my four tuner Lifetime Elites to cover the cost of the lifetime six tuner version.
     
  2. awsnyde

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    Thanks for the Abt info. I've purchased from them before, and already trust them. Just ordered the $359.99 deal, which saves me $40 since I was planning on ordering directly from Tivo (and maybe more than $40--does Tivo charge tax or shipping?). Will definitely get the $400 lifetime, and move the Tivo Premiere XL, which also has lifetime, from the family room to the bedroom. Now just need to unload the Series 3--with lifetime--that's currently in the bedroom.
    Man, I'll be living large with six total tuners!
     
  3. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    You're going to LOVE the upgrade from the Series 3 to the Premieres. Just the multi-room streaming alone is a huge improvement, but there's so much more! The Premieres are also slimmer, quieter and more energy efficient; what's not to like? And I can't imagine ever needing the full 2 teras on the Elite alone.

    BTW, I asked Electronics-Expo to match Abt's price reduction on the Elite today (I paid $399 for the Elite and $49 for the Premiere); I'm just within my 14-day purchase window, so it shouldn't be an issue. That would bring my price for the Elite + Premiere down to about $420 including shipping. Nobody ever said TiVo was cheap, but as an alternative to the POS cable company's rental DVR, the PLS is a relative bargain in the long run.
     
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  5. leiff

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    online price went back up to $400. chatted and was told they would honour $334 still over phone with amex code.
     
  6. aaronwt

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    Wow! That is a sweet price!
     
  7. overFEDEXed

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    I'm following you from SD.

    I did an online chat and they said $335 but I would have to call. I called and they said that there was no $25 Amex code.

    He read the online chat where the guy made the offer to me and then he said ok.

    Thanks again.

    Also, does anybody know if this is covered under the double warranty with Amex. I know on our Garmin GPS it was covered. They gave us $276 (what we paid almost two years earlier) for a new GPS when ours froze up.

    Thanks again
     
  8. monkeydust

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    I didn't realize the elite only took one cablecard. Is that the same for all series 4? Is the only difference between the elite and other 4's just the hd size, digital only and THX? Thanks for any info. I'm a series 1, 2, and 3 owner and looking to supplement my series 3 with a series 4.
     
  9. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    You're thinking of the old single-stream CableCARDs. The Series 4, like the Series 3, takes one multi-stream CC. It only has one CC slot because the single-stream CC's are becoming defunct.

    There are also a few other minor differences that distinguish the Elite, such as the upgraded remote with backlighting.
     
  10. leiff

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    Just called ABT back. Wouldn't take my dad's AMEX for $334 total. Can't quite pull trigger at $360. Won't really be able to use it until extenders are released (preview) later this summer.
     
  11. monkeydust

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    Thanks for th reply. I had avoided the series 4 until recently due to the crappy slow flash interface. Sounds like they have made some nice improvements lately so I will prob buy an elite. Wish it had led readout on it though like my series 3.
     
  12. aaronwt

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    You'll forget about it pretty quickly. That was one of the things I thought I would miss when I upgraded to my Premieres two years ago. But I found I never missed it and quickly forgot about it.
     
  13. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    I just got a $39.01 "price matching" credit from Electronics-Expo.com based on the Elite sale price of $359.99 which showed up on Abt.com on Monday (and apparently only lasted one day). Kudos to Veronica at EE for getting my price match approved even though it didn't strictly meet the letter of EE's policy (product has to be in stock at competitor's site, but Abt showed it only "on order"). Just one more example of EE's great customer service!
     
  14. moyekj

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    Amazon reseller HiDEF Lifestyle now has come down to $400 plus free shipping level. If I do get one I'll probably wait until Amazon sells them directly for that price or better. I'm still leery of several Elite tuning issues being reported though and I have until November for a 3-year pre-pay to expire (which qualifies me for $400 MSD lifetime discount).
     
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    Just ordered the Elite from ABT, they still honored the $359 price but would not give the additional $25 AMX25 code price because the sales rep Megan said they were upside down with both discounts, and thats why they raise the price back to $399. So on the web site you can still get the AMX25 code price of $374 or by calling you can get the $359 price, but not both. .... Still a sweet deal.

    Also the web site says they are backordered but they just got some in today.
     
  18. overFEDEXed

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    Leiff,

    Mine shipped via Ups today. $335

    That gives me one Elite, three Premieres, three HD's with Lifetime, one Toshiba and one Series 2.

    I need to do some eBaying.

    Thank you for the info
     
  19. monkeydust

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    It was mainly the clock that I would miss. Anyways, I ordered an elite today and a refurb wireless n adapter. Now I Just need to decide if I put te series 4 in the bedroom or the living room and put the series 3 in the bedroom.
     
  20. joelw

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    I've got $75 in Best Buy Reward Zone coupons, and the Elite is $399 at BB, so my cost is $325. Picking it up later today.
     

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