RECAST for $100 off

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tommiet, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Jul 1, 2019 #21 of 202
    NashGuy

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    Yeah. Or you could join Prime yourself at $119 for a year or $13 for a single month. (You'd need to cancel before the 2nd monthly charge hits though.)
     
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  2. Jul 1, 2019 #22 of 202
    ncted

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    I ordered one to try out over the 4th when it is going to be way too hot to go outside and do anything. I was looking for something else when I discovered the deal, and it looked too good to pass up.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2019 #23 of 202
    krkaufman

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    These two caveats remain limiting, at least to me:
    • You can only register one Fire TV Recast per Amazon account.
    • You can watch live or recorded programs on any two of these devices simultaneously. (So that's 2 streams total, whether to STB or mobile device.)
    Good to see that a Prime account isn't required for use of the Recast, though.
     
  4. Jul 1, 2019 #24 of 202
    krkaufman

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  5. Jul 1, 2019 #25 of 202
    krkaufman

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    Sure, but then it's not $100 off, anymore.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2019 #26 of 202
    worachj

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    Thanks, missed that you need to be a Prime member.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2019 #27 of 202
    krkaufman

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    Well, it wasn't mentioned anywhere in the article linked in the OP. ("Prime Day" is mentioned in the article, but the Prime requirement for the current $100-off was not.)

    p.s. Checked via a logged-out session and confirmed:

    Price: $229.99 & FREE Shipping.
    Join Prime to save $100.00 on this item
    Tweeted this fact at the article's author.
     
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  8. Jul 1, 2019 #28 of 202
    tommiet

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    You can also open a Prime account and if you cancel it within 30 days, you get your money back..
     
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  9. Jul 1, 2019 #29 of 202
    pj1983

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    It's an interesting offer but I already have an AIP Roamio OTA I don't use; I think I'll wait until Prime Day or the holiday season to see what drops.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2019 #30 of 202
    NashGuy

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    Sign up for one month of Prime at $13 and then think of the Recast as being $87 off. Plus you'll get a month of Prime Video to watch on your new device. ;-)
     
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  11. Jul 1, 2019 #31 of 202
    krkaufman

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    Winning suggestion:
     
  12. Jul 1, 2019 #32 of 202
    NashGuy

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    Kind of a skanky move, IMO. But then it's hard to feel sorry for a corporate behemoth like Amazon...
     
  13. Jul 1, 2019 #33 of 202
    krkaufman

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    Unless the terms of service say the refund is only eligible to users who made no purchases during the 30-day window, it would be strictly within the terms of the agreement ... which is entirely controlled by the company.
     
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  14. Jul 1, 2019 #34 of 202
    tommiet

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    Amazon offers a 30 day refund policy. I'm sure a ton of folks will purchase Prime for just the 2 day sale Amazon will have this week. I'm sure Amazon knows the "churn" they will get this month.... Just like Cable TV.
     
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  15. Jul 1, 2019 #35 of 202
    dlfl

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    OK did that. I counted the verified-purchase ratings at different star levels posted during the last two months (May and June 2019):
    4 or 5 star = 173
    3 star = 27
    1 or 2 star = 68

    Personally these would not deter me from buying a Recast, especially since Amazon has a good return policy. Recast performance does depend on OTA antenna performance and home network performance. Some of the bad reviews were due to these factors and a few were people who expected Recast to do things it doesn't claim to do (e.g., record Netflix shows, or provide better than 720p resolution, or stream more than two programs at a time).

    I believe people are more likely to post bad ratings than good ones. Many very good products that I use have quite a few one- and two-star amazon reviews.

    I would be interested in seeing any review other than those on Amazon that claims the Recast falls seriously short of doing what it is advertised to do.
     
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  16. Jul 1, 2019 #36 of 202
    shwru980r

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    Seems like one should purchase the 4 tuner model since only one recast is permitted per account. If Tivo ever has an app for the Fire TV again, they might have a competitive advantage because there is a path to adding additional trans-coded stream capacity with a Roamio Plus/Pro or a Tivo Stream device used in conjunction with an OTA Tivo.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2019 #37 of 202
    JohnS-MI

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    I really wish they would add an HDMI output, so I could connect my main TV (and receiver) that way and have original resolution. The 720p would be fine for a tablet or secondary TVs around the house. If they had that, I'd bail on Tivo. Without that, it might be the eventual replacement for my Tivo when it fails, but I'd look to see what else there is.
     
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  18. Jul 1, 2019 #38 of 202
    krkaufman

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    Just $50 more for double the tuners, double the storage capacity almost seems like a test.
     
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  19. Jul 1, 2019 #39 of 202
    krkaufman

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    Or just allowed the original received encode to be streamed to any compatible wired clients (assuming the Recast is also wired), both improving the resolution and bumping-up the "2 stream max" limitation.
     
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  20. Jul 1, 2019 #40 of 202
    Adam C.

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    Does the Recast allow you to watch live or recorded shows outside of your home (phone or tablet)? My Slingbox has been going on the fritz. Since I'm OTA anyway this might be a better solution than another Slingbox.
     

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