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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by sxmfan2018, Aug 31, 2018.
i am wondering if there's a mini tivo that works with the tivo roamio OTA
All of them.
Difference between the mini 2000 and 3000
Tivo Mini vs Mini Vox, what are the differences?
thanks for the reply i'll have to look into it more. i was asking because i knew there was a service fee on some of the minis and not the OTA tivo the main box
ok ok i guess i want the tivo vox mini since the subscription is included in the price
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.