Roamio Deals?

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

  1. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    Yes...no worries... I actually feel pretty good about the deal I got, given the fact that I am a new customer (as a side note, I don't feel like a new customer since I have been a TiVo user for well over a decade, but through my DirecTV relationship)...

    My deal was a Tivo Roamio Pro (Recertified) with lifetime for $599.99 and a free TiVo Slider Pro remote...
     
  2. mlcarson

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    This is really temping if true. My first Tivo Series 2 was purchased on 4/3/2005 and is still on my account since it was a lifetime service plan.

    $500 for a Tivo Roamio Plus with Lifetime would be a good deal.
     
  3. Tico

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    It's Legit:

    Here is my order:

     
  4. tome_9499

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    My 10 Year Loyalty Deal:

    Roamio Basic (Refurb) + Lifetime = $350

    I already own a Tivo Stream, so I'll keep on using that. No need to pay an extra $75 for functionality that I have. The HDD size is of no importance since I'll be dropping in a 3 TB drive ASAP.
     
  5. tome_9499

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  6. slowbiscuit

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    Tivo refurbs are seemingly taken out of one box and put into another (with a new remote), there's little to no checking going on. You have a chance of getting a crap box as well as one that works, in other words, based on many member reports here. But no worries, they'll ship another one if you get a bad one.
     
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    Kracko

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    I have a Series three and Premier at two different TV's. I'm looking at getting a Roamio as as replacement to the Series 3. However, based on what I'm reading I can replace both units with this one box and a Mini as long as I get the Plus or better Roamio. Is that correct?
     
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    JoeKustra

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    The Mini works with any Roamio. The Premiere works with the Roamio also.
     
  9. Jul 5, 2015 #2349 of 3246
    krkaufman

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    I would think any of the Roamio models, paired with a Mini, would work to replace your existing units; however, you'd need to provide more information to know which Roamio would be the best fit.

    • What is your TV signal source, antenna or cable TV?
    • How many tuners do you want?
    • How much HDD storage are you looking for?
    • Do you want to be able to stream content to mobile devices or computers?

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    edit: p.s. If you're a cable TV subscriber, yes, a Plus or Pro combined w/ a Mini would MORE than replace your existing setup, since you'd be adding 2 additonal tuners, aside from other benefits.
     
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  10. Jul 5, 2015 #2350 of 3246
    Kracko

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    Thanks. I have a total of four tuners now but sometimes I have to double up recordings since many shows won't transfer and I'm not sure where we'll be watching them.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2015 #2351 of 3246
    krkaufman

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    A Roamio Basic would get you 4 CableCARD tuners, but you might as well bump-up to the Plus/Pro, since you're looking for mobile streaming and a Stream would bump the Basic's total cost up near the Plus; plus, you'll get more stock storage, Gigabit Ethernet, MoCA bridging capability, and 2 more tuners.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2015 #2352 of 3246
    Kracko

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    I just called in and was told that the 99.99 10 year loyalty discount is only on the Plus and Pro. For the base Roamio (not OTA), the loyalty discount is 199.99.

    Is this correct?
     
  13. Jul 5, 2015 #2353 of 3246
    MikeekiM

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    My understanding is that it is only for new devices, correct? Do re-certified Roamio units qualify?
     
  14. Jul 5, 2015 #2354 of 3246
    Kracko

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    I was told it does not apply to re-certified.
     
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    cherry ghost

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    Yes
     
  16. Jul 7, 2015 #2356 of 3246
    andyw715

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    I would seriously consider getting a Roamio with a larger HD (plus/pro, or plus with 3TB drive) and ditch the external.

    Sooner or later that external will fail* and when the recordings are striped over the larger OEM drive, your recordings are gone.

    (*Of course if its newer then it might be ok) Just something to think about.
     
  17. Jul 9, 2015 #2357 of 3246
    TivoRocks193

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    I called Tivo about the 10 year loyalty deal (new Roamio Pro for $600, lifetime for $100). My first call had no success as the representative said it had expired. Even asked to speak to a supervisor and they said "the computer wouldn't let them do it" and I was s*** out of luck.

    Called 5 mins later, spoke to a different representative, got the deal instantly. No issues at all on the second call, no mentioning of it expiring.

    Moral of the story: Reps constantly lies when they say "the computer wouldn't let them do it".
     
  18. Jul 9, 2015 #2358 of 3246
    alarson83

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    Be nice if their 'summer sale' included any of the plus\pro not refurbished. Kind of a joke when thats not included and the plus\pro refurbs are sold out anyways
     
  19. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    FYI, the summer sale did include the recertified plus and pro models... The sale was "while supplies last", and the plus/pro model inventory lasted two weeks...

    The regular Roamio is still a screaming deal...pair it with a hard drive upgrade and it's a very attractive option... The only significant downside is that it has 2 less tuners (but as an added bonus, has an OTA option in case you ever decide to cut the cord).
     
  20. TivoRocks193

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    The regular Roamio doesn't have Stream built-in. Having grown to love the TiVo Stream, I'd only recommend Roamio Plus or Pro! My wife loves watching her shows on her iPad from any room in the house or even out of the house.
     

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