Roamio Deals?

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

  1. GregComeLately

    GregComeLately Member

    Nov 27, 2006


    I might also mention that I have a lifetime service S3 (on the fritz for the last few months, collecting dust). I'm also one who received the $100 off from Amazon offer for the Roamio, which I went ahead and purchased right before the deadline. Still sitting in the sealed box.

    I was hoping to parlay that into a combined loyalty deal, even though I hadn't purchased the box from Tivo.

    Dream scenario would have been the discounted $45 Roamio from Amazon + $199 lifetime from Tivo. :cool: But a long shot for sure.

    I did float to both CS reps that I would be willing to pay $250 or even $300 on lifetime if it allowed me to attach it to the just purchased Amazon Roamio. But they don't seem to have that sort of flexibility.
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Just to be clear, the Lifetime Roamio Basic for $350+ was actually your OPTION B in the original post, and was the unanimous recommendation from those responding.

    I expect the recommendations would stick for a renewed/refurb unit at the $50 price diff b/w a Basic and OTA model -- though you should exhaust your options on seeking the discounted lifetime on that Amazon purchase.
  3. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Aug 21, 2002
    New York...
    Since both the Roamio OTA and the base Roamio only have 4 tuners, they both can only support 3 Minis watching live TV. All the Roamios run the same software, and so far as anyone has been able to determine, the OTA is just a Base without the cablecard bracket. It is pretty unlikely that the two units would behave any differently in regard to Mini support.
  4. Aero 1

    Aero 1 Active Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    i wasnt talking about live tv. i keep hearing a hard limit of 3 mini's in total for the ota and no such limit for the base.

    if i have 5 minis on the base it it obvious that i cant watch 5 live streams on a 4 tuner DVR. but i can watch recorded content on 2 of them while live tv on the other 3. thats what i want confirmation on.
  5. GregComeLately

    GregComeLately Member

    Nov 27, 2006


    Sorry, yes, I mixed up my "B" option with my "A" option in my #2241 previous post. I've gone ahead and corrected that accordingly. :eek:

    Perhaps I will give it one more shot, seeking to escalate the request to a supervisor.
  6. buddhawood

    buddhawood Member

    Oct 9, 2000
    Offer still valid as of 5-20-15
    Must call (877) 367-8486 for offer.
    Remember to ask for free Tivo slide remote. I was first refused, but I reminded them of how long ('99) and how many units I have had and 1 minute later was approved for the free slide.
    Also check if your credit card has price protection, you may be able to get money back by price matching Amazon or other retailer.
  7. tjedmonds

    tjedmonds New Member

    Nov 28, 2003
    I just got the 10 year deal. TiVo Roamio Plus with lifetime for $499. Box arrives today!
  8. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    I just heard about this -- at 7 p.m. Pacific time. I'll have to call tomorrow.
  9. chrishicks

    chrishicks Tivo Junkie

    Dec 30, 2003
    A quick question. Is it OK to buy a renewed box? I won't be getting something that looks like it barely survived a war correct? I called to see what kind of deal I could get and was offered renewed boxes(Plus with life for 525.00/Pro with life for 700.00) because if I bought new I was told I would have to pay full price for lifetime with something like a 25.00 discount on a new box(375.00 Plus with 399.00 life) which isn't really a deal.

    And for point of reference I have Tivos on my account that date back to 2003. I also have 8 boxes total on it which was even brought up as an "oh my!! you must really like Tivo with that many" comment.
  10. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...
    My first S3 was a refurb from TiVo and it looked brand new.
  11. javabird

    javabird Well-Known Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    I bought a refurb from Tivo and it was just like new also.
  12. pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    Did you specifically ask for the 10-year loyalty deal when you called?
  13. chrishicks

    chrishicks Tivo Junkie

    Dec 30, 2003
    I didn't specifically say "10 year" I just mentioned a loyalty deal. The woman I spoke with did say I have been with them for quite a long time when she pulled up my account and then started telling me about the renewed boxes. When I asked about new that's when she pretty much said there's no deals available for me for new other than 25.00 off Plus/50.00 off Pro and that a new box required me to pay full price for lifetime. Should I try back and outright mention the 10 year thing?

    Now while I would prefer new I don't mind buying something refurbed as long as it doesn't look like it was picked from the trash. I've purchased 2 refurbed S3's that looked brand new but that was almost 10 years ago so I wasn't sure if that kind of quality still stood to this day for Tivo. I once bought a refurbed blu-ray player that had a cracked faceplate, a disc drawer that wouldn't close all the way and also came with a remote that wasn't even for the player I bought which is why I figured I'd better ask. I'm about 50/50 for refurbs.
  14. pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    It sounds like they may have changed the loyalty deal to use only refurbs. I can see crappy refurbs coming from a third party, but I wouldn't think that TiVo themselves would do this. I also don't recall seeing cosmetic complaints about refurbished units here on this messageboard.

    If you do call back, you may get another rep who will be able to do more for you. At least see if they will throw in a free slide pro remote (though some have posted on this messageboard that reps have said this is no longer possible for them to do). Another thought, if you play up your hesitation with buying a refurbed unit, maybe you can ask for and get a free three-year warranty (though some on this messageboard don't think too highly of paying for it, but if it is free...).

    Good luck!
  15. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    Full/retail price on Lifetime service is $500.
  16. gwn21

    gwn21 New Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Portland, OR
    I did the Loyalty Deal a few weeks ago. Picked up a "renewed" Roamio Pro and (2) Minis. The Roamio Pro that I received looked brand new still wrapped in protective plastic. And still had the front cover "plastic peel" on the front of the Roamio.

    I've been very pleased with it as a "renew" unit. I didn't see anything on the box that said it was a "refurbished" unit. That's my experience.
  17. solarium_rider

    solarium_rider New Member

    Sep 4, 2007
    I called Friday Evening, May 22nd and spoke to a very nice CSR and was able to get the Roamio Plus with Lifetime for $500. I believe I just told her I was interested in a new Tivo and wanted to inquire about any loyalty offers. She asked what I was interested in, and I said a Roamio Plus, then she mentioned the offer. The earliest Tivo listed on my account is from 2001.
  18. Nolansdad

    Nolansdad Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    San Jose Ca USA
    I just got a Renewed Loyalty Roamio from TiVo and its working great so far. Mine also arrived in great cosmetic condition as well.

    I also got a Slide Remote that was VERY worth it for creating all the inital season passes.
  19. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    I gave it a pretty solid go today with two different reps, and the free remote add-on to the Loyalty Offer seems totally dead. Customer since mid-1999, lots of units. $424.98 for the refurb. w/lifetime still alive, no problem.

    The second Rep made a BIG point of mentioning that this call had a case# (IOW "Don't call back trying this slide remote #### again").

    Have absolutely no use at all for the Roamio, very happy with multiple S3's, but I figured I'd play with it for awhile and then give it to a friend/family member. Just as happy they wouldn't make the deal!

    EDITED TO ADD: Well I got one of these damned things, that I've been resisting buying for months. Just called Tivo back, third time, to get some additional info, and suddenly with no prompting I get the free slide remote deal. I thought I knew how to read people and the other two reps seemed absolutely sincere (one after a long hold to try to do it for me) that the slide remote was simply not available.

    So I was wrong, the slide deal is alive and well.
    Last edited: May 29, 2015
  20. boyet_m

    boyet_m New Member

    May 26, 2014
    played the loyalty card tonight and got the $99 lifetime deal for my roamio.

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