Roamio Deals?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    You also might be able to get a price match rebate, after the fact, from your credit card company, where the company has a benefit which matches lower prices seen within a certain amount of time after a purchase is made using the credit card.
     
  2. MrSinatra

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    Mikeguy et al, does that sound correct?

    thx again for your helpful replies.

    seems to me that is the best deal. as said, sometimes u can get them to throw in something extra, like a remote or wireless adapter.
     
  3. Fofer

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    ...and sometimes you ca get them to include BOTH ;)
     
  4. raqball

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    10-year deal: $500 for a Plus with lifetime then $150 for the Mini = $650

    Code deal: $600 for a Plus with lifetime then $150 for the Mini and about $40 for the code = $790
     
  5. spamjam

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    I got the loyalty deal yesterday. 13-year customer. Roamio basic lifetime, $199+$199+tax. Slide pro remote as well after I asked.
     
  6. MrSinatra

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    ok, but if its a pro the only difference is the ebay code money, right?
     
  7. raqball

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    10-year loyalty deal for the Pro from Tivo is $700 I think then another $150 for the Mini so $850

    Code deal would be the exact same $700 then $150 for the Mini plus the cost of the code.

    So yes the only difference for the Pro with lifetime between the 2 options is the cost of the code.

    http://spherular.com/epages/b6dc61b...dc61b3-9e6b-415b-9ff2-0acefd0ea774/Products/2
     
  8. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

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    Ask about the undocumented 'day one' - 17 yr loyalty deal :)

    If you have been with TIVO since day one! I was, as my first Tivo was the Phillips 12 hour HDR-112

    Replaced a TivoHD with Roamio Plus + Lifetime as a VERY good deal. And gave the TivoHD, still with lifetime, to my daughter
     
  9. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    How were you able to prove that to them? I'm also a first gen Phillips TiVo client but they always say that they can't see anything in their system before 2003 (IIRC) due to when they switched their servers over and did the whole "grandfathering" in of service and all. I remember transferring my gen 1 unit's lifetime over to a TiVo HD, but it still didn't flag me as a customer from the beginning in their new system for some reason.
     
  10. Mikeguy

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    Yep, the savings are less between the loyalty deal and the eBay deal, with the Roamio Pro. But you still are saving the cost of the eBay purchase price by going the loyalty deal route, if it's available to you, and that's nothing to sneeze at. Also, as noted above, with the loyalty deal, you may get TiVo to throw something else into the mix as well.

    As I mentioned above, a way to save even more on the Roamio Pro is to do the loyalty deal on the Roamio Plus, saving $200 over the eBay deal for the Roamio Pro, and then swap in a 3TB hard drive (easy to do, at the level of a number of screws and then plugging and playing; around $115 at Amazon.com). In the end, then, you end up with a Roamio Pro equivalent, an extra 1TB hard drive, and savings of the eBay transaction cost plus ($200 - the 3TB hard drive cost), plus whatever else (if anything) TiVo might throw into the deal.
     
  11. MrSinatra

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    thx for the confirmation.

    interesting idea, some questions:

    can the TiVo use any sata drive?
    what happens when u swap in the new drive?
    how hard is it to physically get the drive in and out of the TiVo?
    does it void the warranty?
    can the drive be bigger than 3TB? whats the top limit?
    what specs does the stock TiVo drive have? (like, rpm, sata speed, etc)

    thanks for your time and info, this sounds like something I maybe can do!
     
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  12. raqball

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    If you want a 3TB drive then many use a Western Digital WD30EURX. I have the same drive in mine but it's the 2TB version and is WD20EURX.

    Tivo will format and set the new drive up. You don't need to do anything.

    It's easy as heck to change the HD in a Tivo. Here is a video you can watch:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMDf28vdcdM

    Warranty is void
     
  13. Mikeguy

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    Additionally:

    -- A well-regarded replacement drive often referenced and used: http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit...=UTF8&qid=1428803013&sr=8-1&keywords=WD30EURX

    -- For a 3TB and below drive, the Roamio will do all the work, once you plug the drive in--you don't need to prep. the drive whatsoever, it's very much plug-and-play (apart from unscrewing the Roamio case and unscrewing the drive from the box). Over 3TB, you would need to prep. the drive through a PC.

    -- A replacement drive literally voids the warranty. But seemingly, TiVo more typically has turned its face the other way on this and not caused an issue, where the replacement drive issue has not been shoved in its face/emphasized. Some posters have suggested holding on to the original drive, in case warranty service needs to be sought (the original drive can be put back in--but note that TiVo operations records likely will indicate the original replacement, if TiVo wants to look the info. up (which it seemingly is not doing)). But certainly, something to consider.

    -- There is a separate very long thread here on hard drive upgrades: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=507695
     
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  14. b-ball-fanatic

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    Definitely something to consider. TiVo doesn't necessarily turn a blind eye. If you open the case for any reason, whether you replace the hard drive or not, you have voided the warranty. Should TiVo choose to enforce their policy, which they can & do sometimes, you're seriously S.O.L. if your Roamio develops any serious problems.

    Now, I do think the odds are pretty good that it won't matter...that the Roamio, like most consumer electronics these days, will outlast its warranty anyway. But we're not talking about a cheap little music player here. To be fully aware of the small but real risk, I think it's reasonable to think of that $100 (or so) price difference as the cost of secure warranty coverage.
     
  15. Mikeguy

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    I might agree with you more strongly, except that the reports I've read of TiVo denying warranty coverage in this area seem to be when the customer has raised the hard drive replacement--otherwise, it appears that TiVo tends not to go there. Which seems to make sense as, from what I've read, TiVo simply replaces boxes sent to it under warranty and doesn't pop the lid open to attempt a repair. But absolutely right, no guarantees here, and different people have different tolerance levels.

    This is one reason why some purchasers wait to do a hard drive replacement until after expiration of the 90-day parts and labor warranty period (but still doing it within the 1-year parts warranty period--I guess there is less a concern of a TiVo objection during that further 3/4 year?).
     
  16. Fofer

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    But then what happens to any/all recordings on the original drive?

    I'd rather just start off with the upgraded drive and not have to face the specter of losing 2+ months of unwatched recordings.
     
  17. Selmabody

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    Also looking for promo deal that is valid for April 2015
     
  18. Mikeguy

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    That's the choice--the recordings on the original drive are lost (unless transferred off, such as to your PC or to another TiVo set before removal, or the drive is put back in). A reason why some people will replace the drive immediately.
     
  19. HazelW

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    You also lost the cable card pairing if you do that before replacing.
     
  20. rainwater

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    CableCard pairing is not stored on the hard drive on Roamios.
     

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