Roamio Deals?

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

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    MikeekiM

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    Yeah... Unless you have a need for OTA, I think that Plus deal looks pretty darn good... The Pro isn't a bad deal if you want the larger space without the hassle of doing it yourself (and voiding your warranty)...but the sweet spot deal-wise is the Plus... :)
     
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    I know of no case where TiVo has refused a warranty claim over a user-upgraded hard drive.
     
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    MikeekiM

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    Nice to know... I have a 3TB Pro that I'd love to upgrade at some point... :)
     
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    Nora

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    I agree that the Pro seems like an especially sweet deal. And since I've only been thinking (not doing anything) about the antenna for the last 5 years or so, I might go for the Pro. But I wonder why Tivo decided not to put the OTA option in the higher end units? I realize parts cost money, but why box OTA people into your base unit? Seems like a strange business decision.
     
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    TiVo didn't just develop the Plus/Pro to sell at retail. It is virtually identical to the version TiVo sells to smaller cable companies to use with their subscribers. I actually think we're lucky that there is a Roamio version that will do digital cable or antenna. I expect in the future TiVo will have cable-only models and antenna-only models, with no models that can do both.
     
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    The 3TB drive is about $118 to upgrade the Plus to the same drive that comes in the Pro. It takes 5 minutes and is completely reversible if you ever needed to send it in for service. To me, the Plus is the best bargain in that list of options.
     
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    +1

    The Plus is $200 less than the Pro, and the only difference is the hard drive size. So for only $118 you can effectively turn the Plus into the Pro, and have a spare backup drive too.
     
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    Nora

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    That's what I meant.
     
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    krkaufman

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    Agreed. I've thought it would have made more sense for the "Pro" model to have allowed concurrent CableCARD/OTA recording, setting it apart from the Plus in more ways than just drive capacity. (Or maybe allow the Pro a special ability to work with networked OTA tuners.)

    As for the base unit, I think someone here suggested it was related to available off-the-shelf chipsets for OTA tuners. And TiVo probably figured 4 tuners would suffice for a vast majority of the potential OTA recording market.
     
  10. Jay2tak

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    I just got my email
    I'll wait for a better deal.
     
  11. MikeekiM

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    Wow... TiVo changed the sale from a Summer Sale to a Super Savings Sale and dropped the price of lifetime by $100...

    Now you can get a recertified TiVo Roamio for $49.99 + $249.99 for lifetime!

    Quite the deal!
     
  12. HarperVision

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    I guess they really want to get rid of them to release the new Bolt.
     
  13. bluedevil

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    Hi all -- I've been lurking for a while, waiting for an interesting deal. I understand that we're still in speculation-land with respect to the Bolt, but do you think this is a good opportunity to jump on?
     
  14. slowbiscuit

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    aaronwt would beg to differ with you on that.
     
  15. MikeekiM

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    I would say yes...

    A TiVo is a TiVo (for the most part)...and you'll always end up with an older TiVo at some point... Time has a way of making everything a generation behind at some point... I had my first TiVo back in 2002, and the UI hasn't changed a great deal...(it has improved, don't get me wrong...but I could still use my 2002 TiVo today if it wasn't tied to DirecTV and only supported SD programming)...

    I just picked up my Roamio Pro for $299.99 + 300.00 lifetime... The same solution a year ago would have costed me $599.99 + $499.99 lifetime.

    I am quite happy with my Roamio at a total price of 599.99 with no monthly recurring costs...

    To each his own though... Some people wait when they smell something new is on the horizon... And for some things, I do the same... But it will take a long time for the Bolt to start having clearance pricing...so if you want the newest technology at fire-sale prices, be prepared to really wait it out...

    Unless these prices are really market driven price reductions (and not just pricing to clear out the current inventory), and the overall cost of DVRs are coming down in general...(which I don't think is the case). But if it is the case, then the new Bolt may be introduced at lower costs... Who knows?

    I vote that this is a good time to get into a lifetime TiVo... :up::up::up:
     
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  16. krkaufman

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    I was thinking the same thing, but then wouldn't this latest sale then undercut the potential initial sales of any Bolt-branded products?
     
  17. MikeekiM

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    I think they might be in a hard spot... Maybe the market is telling TiVo that their prices need to be lower in general... And if they come out with the Bolt at lower prices, then trying to get rid of old stock at even lower prices might be difficult...

    I agree that the initial sales of the Bolt will be important...but if they feel that cost recovery on their current inventory is important, now is the time to do it...

    Who knows...maybe the new features are so compelling that we will all buy Roamios, and then dump them immediately to upgrade to the Bolt! :)
     
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  18. krkaufman

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    This is based on speculation, but unless you really want the TiVo Stream functionality built-in to your TiVo DVR, yes, this is probably as good a deal as you're going to see for a 4-tuner Roamio, whether OTA or basic model.

    (I'm speculating that the Bolt devices will likely be these same models with Stream functionality built-in, and that any software-based Bolt enhancements will also be available to existing Roamio devices. To be clear, this is baseless speculation.)
     
  19. krkaufman

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    Direct link to the sale: https://www.tivo.com/shop/promo/supersavings
     
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