Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Active Member

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    So, on the lifetime sub, does that include any type of extra warranty, beyond the 90 days? I see that if you pay monthly, is also includes "Continual Care".

    Also, how good/bad shape are these "tivo renewed" boxes in?
     
  2. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    No it does not, but you can purchase the 3 yr. extended warrantee for $40. You have up to 30 days from order date to make up your mind. On refurb units, you might want to consider it.
     
  3. MikeekiM

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    Since it is my understanding that the loyalty program isn't even an official and published program, I think the terms and conditions are likely subject to change...

    That said, I have heard pretty consistently that the loyalty discount was only applicable when purchased in conjunction with a new receiver, and not with a recertified receiver.

    The other thing that I am not so clear about is whether there is any loyalty deal on the lifetime subscription on an existing receiver. As an example, I have a friend of mine who has been a customer of TiVo since the 90's. He has a Roamio that he bought over a year ago and has been on the monthly plan... As a customer well over 10 years, can he switch his currently Roamio over to lifetime at a discounted loyalty price. I assume it would be more than if he bought a new unit with the lifetime, but is there a loyalty pricing for the lifetime service alone?

    Again, I know that all of this is under the YMMV model... I am just asking about people's experiences with the loyalty program...
     
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  5. thefisch

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    I am a new customer so I don't know firsthand. But a few weeks ago I read all 80+ pages of this thread. I recall a post or two about loyalty deals where someone called and was offered a refurb with lifetime at a lower price. There were many posts about getting free slide remotes for taking the loyalty offer. But I think the offers from Tivo were for new. So your best bet is to call for the best deal.

    There were also posts where folks called to cancel monthly and were offered $99 lifetime. This 'loyalty' discount seemed to be more related to the fact that they were paying monthly on that box for some time (longer than a 2 year commitment), rather than being a customer of TiVo for ~10 years.
     
  6. thefisch

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    Typical for extended warranties that they are no longer obligated when the warranty is used for replacement of the product. IIRC I saw on here where folks were able to buy another extended warranty on the replacement product. Not sure though.
     
  7. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    I couldn't pass up this fire sale even though I don't need any new equipment for myself. Yesterday morning I bought the Roamio refurb w/PLS for $300, which I will probably give to my step-daughter who just moved into a new house where she has the Comcast POS DVR, for which she pays about $20 p.m.

    I opted for the 3-yr warranty just for the peace of mind and because the total price, including warranty and taxes, was still under $350. If I were keeping the unit for myself I'm not sure that I would have sprung for the extended warranty, but at these bargain prices for the total package it's easy enough to swallow the extra $40.

    Yes, one and done is typical for most replacement warranties of any kind, whether original or extended variety. And, yes, you can add an extended warranty to the TiVo-furnished replacement.
     
  8. jimbop99

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    I've been eyeing up the Roamio for the last few months. My Directv contract expires in Nov. and was going to "cut the cord" then. Thanks to the fire sale, I ordered a refurb Roamio with lifetime service and first years cost will comparable to buying a new unit and having to pay the monthly guide fee.
     
  9. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Is the basic cable TV Roamio refurb ($300 version with the PLS included) any better than a Premiere 4?
     
  10. lpwcomp

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    Yes. For one thing, you have the option to use it for OTA.
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    It's also a lot faster when running the apps.

    But it does not have built in MoCa, so if you're using that on the Premiere you'll need a separate adapter for the Roamio Basic to use it.
     
  12. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Thanks. That is a nice option, though I have no antenna. Looks like the Premiere 4 has Moca built in but the Roamio does not.
     
  13. lpwcomp

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    Do you have (a) Mini(s) for which you need the MoCA?
     
  14. MikeBear

    MikeBear Letting my mind wander, luring it back with candy.

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    I'm about exactly the same time period where you ordered yours. I just tried doing a Chat with the Tivo CSR, and she wouldn't budge on any price match. She said that was a different sale, and this is now a new one. She also didn't offer a slide remote, and hinting around got me nowhere...

    Maybe I'll try calling on the phone a bit later, as I have to go to work.
     
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    After ~18 months of being Tivo-less (I've been on extended experiment with multiple HTPCs), I have decided to come back to Tivo. Took advantage of the current $300 refurb Roamio/lifetime sub deal. Picked up a couple $99 Tivo Minis from Amazon. Looking forward to less headaches.
     
  17. gigaguy

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    If you have patience and/or time nothing beats Craigslist for Tivos.
    Saw a lifetimed Roamio PRO listed for $400, but at meetup, he asked for $360 since he had no manual or box.

    I got a never-opened lifetimed Premiere XL4 w/ext. warr for $225 2 years ago and a 2tuner Premiere w/slide for like $70, 2.5 years ago that Tivo lifetimed for $99 last year.

    CL can be crappy, but not always..
     
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  18. dmk1974

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    Yes, I currently have 4 Minis in the house all on the coax/MoCA connection.
     
  19. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You can get a MoCa adapter with the deal for $60
     
  20. dmk1974

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