Hey, TiVo, what's the holiday season buzz?

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  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    The price went to $150 during the holiday season last year as well.
     
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    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Actually, last year at Best Buy they had the Mini Vox for $129.99. That’s when I bought my 2.
     
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  3. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Yep--I had mentioned that on the prior page, a great deal! I don't recall Amazon having matched that BB BF $130 special deal price--it stuck to $150 as the holiday season special sale price, which BB did as well, IIRC, after the BF special.
     
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  4. Noelmel

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    Thanks for the info! Seems like we are due for an updated model since it’s 2019 and been 2 years between each so far! Compared to the TiVo units themselves were the minis released at the same time of year or at a diff time later


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  5. shwru980r

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    I wonder how much difference transcoding would make now with reports of Xfiinity's reduced resolution and some OTA markets reduced resolution.
     
  6. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    In the past, the "matching" Mini came out several months after the DVR. I bought our units in June, 2016 and got 2 Roamio Pros and 5 Minis, and all the Minis were the original Premiere-style. The first Roamio-style Minis didn't appear until late 2016/early 2017. The Vox Mini followed the Vox Bolt by about 4-5 months IIRC.
     
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    Send Shull and his ad schemes packing and release the app allowing Roku/Firestick to be the mini. That would be some nice holiday buzz.
     
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  8. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    I have an older TiVo that has lifetime on it that is just there as a backup. I'd be happy with a black friday promo to allow to move the lifetime to a newer machine for like $100. Don't they do something like that once in a while?
     
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    The updated Mini with the Roamio remote was released in February of 2015. Here's an article about the release by Zatz dated Feb 3, 2015:

    TiVo Mini Updated With Roamio RF Remote
     
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    Summer Breeze sales, late July through early August. Be sure to have your TiVo "phone home" occasionally, as the sales only apply to a TiVo that has connected within the year prior to when the sale is announced.
     
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  11. Noelmel

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    Thanks that’s exactly what I was wondering!


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  12. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Wow..you’re right. I bought my current setup in 2014, not 2016. I’ve had it longer than I thought. :)
     
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  13. JoeTheBanker

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    As of 11/21, Best Buy and Amazon are also showing the Bolt OTA 1TB for $149.99 down from 249.00. Don't know how long that will last.
     
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  14. Mikeguy

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    I wish that we would get a preview of TiVo Black Friday/Cyber Monday specials here (assuming that there will be some) . . . . :(
     
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    Free shipping with the Wi-Fi 5 isn't much of a discount.
     
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  17. Mikeguy

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    Especially where it has been free to begin with when purchasing the device through Amazon.com, including from WeaKnees itself as the seller. :rolleyes: (And hasn't shipping also been free for the device up until now at WeaKnees' own website? I thought it was when I checked the adapter out there a few days ago.)

    It seems to me like, WeaKnees is listing the adapter as a BF special, just because (and to give attention to it and get sales for the anticipated device)?
     
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  18. Noelmel

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    ^^ Same with the new LUX remote. Already was free shipping to begin with. I ended up ordering thru them on their amazon store for faster shipping (still free but not Prime)


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  19. cwoody222

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    They posted this prematurely.

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  20. Mikeguy

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    Right day of the week, wrong week. :)

    The devil is in the details: if that's a Bolt OTA with Lifetime, the promotion price is $.98 less than the regular price. On the other hand, if it's a cable Bolt VOX with Lifetime, it's a $350.98 savings. (I'm not sure what package gets to a $380 savings, as listed.)

    Would be nice to get some word from @TiVo_Ted on upcoming Black Friday/Cyber Monday happenings, but he hasn't hung with us here for a week-and-a-half. :(
     
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