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question on the tivo ota roamio unit

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by sxmfan2018, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. sxmfan2018

    sxmfan2018 Member

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    i am wondering if there's a mini tivo that works with the tivo roamio OTA
     
  2. sxmfan2018

    sxmfan2018 Member

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  3. sxmfan2018

    sxmfan2018 Member

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    ok ok i guess i want the tivo vox mini since the subscription is included in the price
     
  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    That applies to all Mini units now. If you want 4k ability and a quicker unit, then the VOX is your logical choice. If you have a Roamio on Hydra (TE4), then the Mini VOX will have the same remote. It's good you are asking questions.
     
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I believe all Minis have service included, now, though there may be some hoops to jump through for older Minis purchased via a third party (e.g. via eBay).
     
  6. Anotherpyr

    Anotherpyr Active Member

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    I was curious what the cost of converting an older mini to lifetime was if it was sold without it. Same for the Roamio OTA.
     
  7. snerd

    snerd Active Member

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    The simplest setup is to use an ethernet cable to connect the mini to the network. If the mini is in a location that can't easily connect with ethernet, but has coax access, then you can use a MoCA adapter near your router to create a MoCA network. The Roamio OTA does not have built-in MoCA support.
     
  8. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    I think Tivo would convert the mini to lifetime service for free. If the OTA has been in service for a few years, then you should get an offer for $199-lifetime service.
     
  9. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    "may" (though paying/charging retail All-In/Lifetime service on a Roamio OTA would be insane, since the devices cost less than the regular All-In service charge; so, yeah, it's definitely "should" from a customer perspective; I just wouldn't to into the call assuming it will be offered right up; you may need to play some support roulette)
     
  10. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    It was reported that those early Minis that didn't come with lifetime service would get it automatically if unsubscribed, waiting a period of time and subscribing again after TiVo started including lifetime with new Minis, but I thought I saw a post relatively recently where someone had purchased one used that didn't have lifetime and they had to pay the $50 fee. I'd probably factor that into what I would pay for one of the early ones (V1 only?) to be safe.

    Scott
     
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  11. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    Yes I agree. I was thinking the person I responded to already had the mini and Roamio on on their account and had been paying a monthly fee for years. A coworker was in a similar situation and I told them to just call and ask for the $99/$199 lifetime service and they didn't have any trouble getting the deal.

    On the other hand, I added a Premiere without service to my account a few years ago and had to negotiate like I was buying a car to get the $99 lifetime deal.
     
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  12. CodeButcher

    CodeButcher New Member

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    I'm considering getting a Tivo Mini as well. I assume the Mini uses the subscription of the Main DVR, so if the Main DVR had a Lifetime sub the Mini should work without paying for a subscription on the Mini. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  13. JoeKustra

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    All Mini units have All-In since several years ago. There is no periodic payment option for a Mini even if the host doesn't have All-In.
     

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