Roamio Deals?

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

  1. Jan 6, 2016 #3221 of 3246
    genius069

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    Is this via the "loyalty upgrade" program they have going on?

    Does anyone know if I can get someone else to buy the unit for me? Not sure if there are restrictions on having to keep the unit for x months before you can sell it.
     
  2. Jan 6, 2016 #3222 of 3246
    snerd

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    That VHF/UHF diplexer that Dave mentioned can also be used to pass VHF frequencies from cable and UHF frequencies from OTA. I bought one on e-bay for $7 last month, just for some experiments.

    Passing VHF from cable also has the advantage that the diplexer won't interfere with the OOB frequency that is used to communicate with cablecards.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2016 #3223 of 3246
    bmgoodman

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    I told them I was buying it as a gift and even had it shipped directly to the intended party, who has never before had a Tivo.
     
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    liam1292

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    I set mine up using MOCA and the OTA signals plus Catv signals do not interfere with each other. You basically run the mini (or source Roamio DVR) output to one input on your tv using hdmi ...then split the signal going into the mini (using only a 2000 MgHz or greater ) splitter to go to the catv input on your TV or CATv box then TV.
     
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    liam1292

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    Has anyone upgraded their Roamio with anything greater than 1 TB ... I hear you can't or shouldn;t AND I have heard of rumors that a 3TB works fine ... I was going to purchase a WD (AV-GP) 20(2TB) or 30 (3TB) EURX (green/Blue)
     
  6. Jan 7, 2016 #3226 of 3246
    fcfc2

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    Hi,
    The short answer is yes, the Roamio series can easily be upgraded with up to a 3TB drive which is basically plug and play. You can copy existing recordings up to a 4TB drive via MFS Tools 3.2 (link below)
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=529148
    without saving recordings 4-6TB, you can use MFS Reformatter (link below)
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=528428
    The should/ shouldn't issue is regarding the Tivo warranty. Opening the Tivo does technically void the warranty but the consensus is that if you don't tell Tivo and replace the original drive before returning the unit for repairs, there does not appear to be a problem.
     
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    HarperVision

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    Please explain further. That doesn't make any sense to me. The mini doesn't use standard RF OTA or cable signals nor have any tuners. It picks up the IP packet stream via MoCA or Ethernet.
     
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  9. Gaidin43

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    This woot deal worth it? Can you buy lifetime later for the roamio?
     
  10. mickinct

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    NO I use these for parts only ie remote , power supply, hdd.
     
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  12. Scooter Scott

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    It does say more are on the way...I wonder if they will bring the price back when they do.
     
  13. Chris Gerhard

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    I would say the deal is worth it but right now I don't believe it is possible to purchase lifetime. In the future it may be possible to buy lifetime for these Roamio OTA refurbs although I wouldn't consider that likely. If you already have a lifetime Roamio OTA, as a $30 parts machine it could make sense.
     
  14. Photo_guy

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    Currently Tivo has not allowed conversion to lifetime on boxes that start as service agreement required. That could change in the future but I would not count on it.
    There is the potential to get a reduced rate after the 1 year commitment is completed. I purchased a OTA for $50 and completed the 1 year @$15/month. When I called to cancel they offered me 2 months 'credit' ($30) and the option to get a $10/mo service going forward, no commitment.

    If you want to test out Tivo for low upfront costs the Woot deal may be worth it. Just go in knowing it will cost you $35 + $15*12 = $215 for one year.
     
  15. tatergator1

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    Current Tivo policy prohibits the purchase of Lifetime on the Roamio OTA. Even if you could get it, it would be at the new price of $599. The only alternative is the Amazon $299 Roamio OTA with Lifetime deal, but that has just recently sold out again and may or may not return.
     
  16. atmuscarella

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    Right and you could also buy a Bolt that costs $300 (or less we have seen deals at $211) for the first year. I have nothing bad to say about a base Roamio or Roamio OTA but when you can not get one of them with a good lifetime deal I would highly recommend going with the Bolt (Note: I have both a Bolt and a Base Roamio used for OTA). The old saying being penny wise and pound foolish comes to mind.
     
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  17. tvmaster2

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    or, just buy a used Premiere with Lifetime and use it for OTA?
     
  18. atmuscarella

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    Yes dual tuner Premiere's, Series 3, & TiVo HD's work fine as an OTA DVR - however the Roamio/Roamio OTA is a substantial upgrade to all of them and the Bolt is a major upgrade. But if someone just wants an OTA DVR they all work fine - in my Opinion the Original Series 3 is the best of the 3 for someone just wanting a DVR (I have and have used them all). All three are getting pretty old, Series 3 was released fall 2006, TiVo HD Summer of 2007, & Premiere Feb. 2010.
     
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