Question about TiVo zero down.

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  1. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF New Member

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    Get the new TiVo Edge for Antenna or Cable for $0 down!

    Question, I’m thinking about getting spectrum but their dvr are garbage so I wanted to get the TiVo edge cable dvr.
    What are the benefits of doing the $0 down?

    It’s confusing the page.
    Do I have to pay 29.99 plus the monthly membership?

    Also what happened at the end of two years contract? Does the payment go down from 29.99 to 14.99?

    That page is confusing and the footnotes are even worse.
     
  2. KevTech

    KevTech Active Member

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    Scroll to the bottom of the page for the details.

    During the 2 yrs you are paying for the box and service.

    After 2 yr contract you will be paying month to month for service as box will be paid off.

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  3. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    You pay $29.99 per month after the two year commitment but you can cancel the service with no penalty after the two year commitment. You also get the continual care warranty with the service and Tivo will send you a refurbished replacement for $49, if yours fails, but you lose all of your recordings.
     
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  4. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF New Member

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    I’m thinking then the better solution is to buy the box upfront, it would save me a lot of money in the long term then.
     
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  5. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Posts 2 and 3 are contradictory. No?
     
  6. KevTech

    KevTech Active Member

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    Really not a good deal as you are paying the same amount even after the 2 yrs is over and normal monthly is 14.99...correct?

    I wonder how many took this deal and did not read the fine print.

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  7. BillyClyde

    BillyClyde Active Member

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    By my calculations it’s actually a little bit cheaper to go with the $29.95/month, $0 down special.

    The Edge for Cable is $399.99 for the box and then $14.95/month for service.

    $400 divided by 24 months = $16.67/month for the box, plus $14.95/month for service = $31.62/month total. That’s a savings of $1.67/month x 24 months = $40.08

    There’s no interest being added (unless it’s already factored in which makes it moot), so it’s essentially 24 months same as cash with a savings of $40.

    So I see no reason to buy it now using cash, or worse a credit card which will add interest charges. You could take that cash and save it over 24 months and be even further ahead.

    Of course this is all moot if you will be adding All-In service instead of paying monthly.
     
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  8. schatham

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    A phone call after 2 years will bring it down to the $14.99 rate. If not you can cancel.

    I did this for a Bolt, but it's only $20, $5 over normal rate which was a good deal for me anyway. Who knows what Tivo or my cable company will be like in 2 years. More likely the rate will jump to $20 anyway by then.

    $5 x 24 months means I only paid $120 for the Bolt Vox cable version. Even 4 years at $20 is $10 less than buying the Bolt and paying $15 a month for 48 months. Month 51 Tivo jumps ahead.

    If the edge is $400 OP should do the same math and see how many months before break even point is.
     
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  9. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    You can buy a bolt on ebay for under $50 including shipping and pay $14.99 per month. I think the functionality would be the same, but storage capacity would be less.
     
  10. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    Storage capacity is where the money is. You cant compare a 500GB device at 50 to a 2TB one
     
  11. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    Hard drive can be upgraded. For example, I have an extra 2TB 2.5" drive and a cheap $50 Bolt would be a good use for it.
     
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  12. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

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    Yes and Hard Drives cost money. 99.9% of people dont have an extra 2Tb drive lying around
     
  13. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    You also wouldn't be stuck with a 2 year commitment, you could run TE3, but upgrading to a 2TB internal drive would probably eat up any savings. A 4 tuner bolt can be switched to cable or OTA through guided setup, so you could drop cable and still have a DVR.
     
  14. Mikeguy

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    A few weeks back, a killer deal on the Toshiba 2TB 2.5" internal hard drive was posted somewhere here--I believe that it was something like $59 new? Egads--wow!

    edit: Found the earlier reference and the drive, and sorry, I was off on the price--it actually is $49.99 (and with free shipping, no less). :) goHardDrive.com - Toshiba MQ03ABB200 2TB 5400RPM 16MB Cache (15mm) SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5'' Mobile Hard Drive - 3 Year Warranty Discussed: Bolt Hard Drive Upgrade Choice and following. Tempted to buy one just as a backup.
     
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