Roamio Deals?

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

  1. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    No but mine was grandfathered and transferred to an S3 and that is still on my account.
     
  2. tlc

    tlc Active Member

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    I'm tempted to try for the 10 year deal, just because it's a good deal. But I can't think of a compelling reason to upgrade from my Premieres. Tivo's actually been pretty cool about upgrading the Premieres.

    Roamios have a faster UI and more tuners. They have a Stream inside, but I already have a Stream. They have Amazon Prime now, but the Premieres will get it soon. Am I forgetting any Roamio only features?
     
  3. c3

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    Ordered the $500 Roamio Plus for a relative. CA tax is more than $52 (based on $600?)!

    I was told that the loyalty offers expire this weekend (11/30). Don't know if that's true or just sales tactic.
     
  4. c3

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    The TSN for my Romio Plus purchased a year ago starts with 848-0001. The one I just ordered starts with 848-0301. What does the "3" mean?
     
  5. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow Well-Known Dismembered Member (Lurk Mode On)

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    Refurbished, as the refurb deal already implies, if that is the offer you have purchased from. Please confirm if you bought a refurb, as many have been wondering which digit TiVo would use to designate a refurb, when refurbs finally become part of an offer.

    Traditionally, that digit placement has been used to denote a unit with an internal hardware revision, or change of internal hardware, in TiVo models of the past.
     
  6. booboy97

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    Just picked up a standard Roamio for $109 on Amazon.
     
  7. flashedbios

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    or, today you can get a roamio for zero down. Im a huge fan of the zero down deals because they get you the tivo now, you dont have to wait until tax time to get them. just pay your first month for how ever many tivos you want and bam, instant tivo, no employment or steady income required
     
  8. c3

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    I bought one of the "loyalty packages": $400 Roamio Plus + $100 lifetime. I did not ask if it's refurbished because I assumed it would be new. SKU on the receipt is R84800.
     
  9. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow Well-Known Dismembered Member (Lurk Mode On)

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    Then, it sounds like TiVo is still sticking to the same use of digits on the XXX-XXXX- digit place being zero for first run revision, and changing that digit when they make a level of hardware revision great enough to merit changing that digit and/or they manufactured it through a different facility than usual. I guess I should have asked "Which deal?" first, in my original reply.

    I said "sounds like", as it could still mean something else. But, not refurbished, if they didn't state refurbished. Since some of the "loyalty deals" are by phone-in only, can you recall anything that cements this, or maybe give them a call back to ask about it?

    Lots of people will have theories and/or really want to know. I'm just shy of the 10yr requirement, but doubt TiVo would reward loyalty with anything other than the best price, on new hardware.

    It's likely it will take some time for 0301 units to find their way to some retail shelves and resellers with inventory. But, if I were buying one right now, I'd want the revised one (and would tear it down to find what has changed inside, if nobody beats me to it.

    I may only be inclusion of "zigbee" support, like the "January Mini" thread is talking about. That's only a guess, just to be clear. The change means something...
     
  10. eelton

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    I was able to get the 10-year subscriber deal for a Roamio Plus with lifetime for $500.

    The first CSR said my account only went back to 2007 (my current series 3). She said I would need the TSN for the series 1 I bought in 2000, which I didn't have available.

    I called back after finding the receipt from my purchase of a series 1 in June 2000, but not the TSN. I was prepared to plead my case, but the second CSR said she could see a TiVo from 2003 on the account, so it didn't matter. I'm not sure why she saw something the first CSR didn't, but I guess that's common.

    Both of them knew about the promotion right away, so at least that's a plus.
     
  11. Bars & Tone

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    I, too, just pulled the trigger on the Roamio Plus & Lifetime for $500.
    The CSR knew all about the deal and didn't have to look it up or talk to a supervisor.

    Someone upthread asked if the units are refurbs or new. I asked the CSR and was told that they are new units.
     
  12. mar2k

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    I called in and got the deal.

    I dug my old Sony SVR3000 with lifetime out of the basement (activated 9/2004), dusted it off and connected it for the first time in probably 7 years. I was able to connect and update with no issues amazingly after updating the Wifi password. This brought my account current (was an issue a while back I believe when I called in at random about possible upgrade deals - showed as inactive). Called in, got transferred to Sales. Very friendly salesperson more than happy to give me the 10 year deal.

    I went for the base Roamio with lifetime for $398.98 plus tax, since I want the OTA support for the day I give Comcast the boot. Figured I'd buy a Stream down the road...
     
  13. Hamstring

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    I got the loyalty deal today. They just saw the service was over 10 years (April 2004). He didn't ask for anything else. I had upgraded to a new Tivo HD 7 years ago and sold my Series 2.
     
  14. sbresh

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    I also phoned in & got the Roamio plus w/ lifetime for $499. Also bought WD30EURS on amazon for $102. Good deal!
     
  15. justen_m

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    I'm a lemming too. I just took the plunge and ordered the $499.98 Roamio Plus w/ Lifetime. The phone call took 11 minutes. The rep had to check with his supervisor, despite my account showing a 2012 start date.
     
  16. archangelsfv

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    Despite being told by one rep that I would qualify for the 10 yr loyalty discount (nine years and nine months of service), I called today and was told that there was "no way" Tivo would offer it to me. :confused:

    Both agents refused to even entertain offering PLS at $299; so I guess my brand new Roamio will continue to sit in its box until something comes along.

    Annoying.
     
  17. WVZR1

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    Quite a pleasant conversation and purchase today for the PLUS, I've had issues in the past as I guess we all have and now I've just got I believe a HDD to buy and I have a "new in the box" MINI that I understand will become "lifetimed" so long as I do it before 1/06.

    Is the wise buy for the HDD a 3TB at $118 from Amazon EURX or save $16 and buy the EURS that looks to ship from someone other than Amazon?

    4:10 PM EST

    I just now received an email acknowledgement on the order and the "PRODUCT CODE" for the equipment is R84800, I was told new. Why on earth would they use an R in the product code for new equipment? I would think anyone who purchased would be concerned. I had seen the product mentioned earlier but I hadn't seen a response that mention NEW and confirmed. I asked before placing and was told twice NEW. Anyone else?
     
  18. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow Well-Known Dismembered Member (Lurk Mode On)

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    Pretty much all asked and answered, many times, in this thread:
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=507695

    It's your job to verify the seller of any hard drive is an authorized reseller of that brand, in order to insure the integrity and length of the warranty. If the EURS seller is, save the $16, as the EURX won't perform any better, or have anything to offer the TiVo will make use of.

    R in the product code is normal, for a TiVo product code, likely designates retail product.
     
  19. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, R - RETAIL (yes) but when you're dealing with "special purchase programs" the R - refurb certainly comes to mind. The HDD information is what I expected to hear but if there was an advantage I thought I would at least ask. There's so many conversations where some of these are discussed, some very old and maybe later there has been a reason to do one or the other of any particular product, not just HDD.

    Have you any thoughts regarding this "post" of mine:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=523308
     
  20. nooneuknow

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