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Roamio OTA now available with Lifetime?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Bwatford141, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Apr 30, 2015 #1 of 266
    Bwatford141

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    Is this new?

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP4
     

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  2. Apr 30, 2015 #2 of 266
    cp2k

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    It let me place an order and the confirmation clearly shows Lifetime Service included. Thanks for the heads up!
     
  3. Apr 30, 2015 #3 of 266
    foghorn2

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    Great News! Way to go Tivo!
     
  4. May 1, 2015 #4 of 266
    pfiagra

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    Since I'm OTA only, it makes me wonder if I should sell my Roamio Basic with lifetime (which I got on the 10 year loyalty deal and have had for 5 months) and pick up a Roamio OTA?

    [Probably not worth the hassle. With selling fees, will probably only make <$50]
     
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  5. May 1, 2015 #5 of 266
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I'm curious if this will lead to a rush to buy up $50 priced retail OTA Roamios, in order to get the "service included", like what happened with Minis...

    One would think it could be possible, if TiVo doesn't limit "service included" (aka: Product Lifetime Service) to TiVo-direct purchases, and retail units are soon to see a price increase...
     
  6. May 1, 2015 #6 of 266
    tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Someone will need to try activating service on a Roamio OTA purchased from a 3rd party for us to know for sure, but I doubt TiVo will allow it to happen. They probably learned their lesson from the Mini service included change.
     
  7. May 1, 2015 #7 of 266
    pfiagra

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  8. May 1, 2015 #8 of 266
    tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    And here is a link that shows a $400 lifetime service option on the OTA:

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP3

    ...and one with a $9.99/month service charge:

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP1

    ...and one with a $6.95/month service charge:

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP5

    ...and one with $0 down and $19.99/month for 2 years:

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP6

    TiVo appears to have a number of different price points in mind for the OTA, and hasn't yet decided on one.
     
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  9. May 1, 2015 #9 of 266
    osu1991

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    Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered one also. I was hoping to see a deal on a Roamio Basic before mid June, but this will be perfect as it was going to be used OTA only anyway.

    Could have saved me a few hundred dollars if this would have been available 6 weeks ago. I've ordered 3 Roamio basics and 3 mini's since the first of March. 2 as gifts for my parents and 1 for myself. My dad was just saying this morning if i saw a deal he wanted another one to take and leave at our Condo in Vegas in mid June when he goes back out there.
     
  10. May 1, 2015 #10 of 266
    DG3

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    One thing's for sure. This is not good news for Channel Master. Before getting my Tivo recently, I looked at CM's DVR options. Many people buying these on outlets like Amazon are stating that they like Tivo, but not the monthly fee. CM's base unit is $249, and you still need to add a USB external drive to get full DVR functionality. So essentially, it's at least the same price as the OTR. But of course, you now get lifetime Tivo service for that price. And, a much more refined and capable product than what Channel Master has.

    I think were getting ready to see an influx of new Tivo users if this pricing holds up.
     
  11. May 1, 2015 #11 of 266
    telemark

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    I would call that a market research / pricing experiment.

    If so, based on the response rate of each they'll decide on an optimal pricing model to market more heavily going forward.

    Reposting the links might mess up their tally counts, but that would be a bad system since they could easily exclude if desired.

    PS. https://www.tivo.com/TLP2 was missing from your list:
    "Annual service $149.99 Make one payment a year. Average of just $12.50 a month"
     
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  12. May 1, 2015 #12 of 266
    dianebrat

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    I'm curious as to why you would do that since they're 99% the same hardware and you already have lifetime what do you gain?
     
  13. May 1, 2015 #13 of 266
    Chris Gerhard

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    This is a big surprise to me but it is a great deal.
     
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  14. May 1, 2015 #14 of 266
    Random User 7

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    Man this could have saved me $300. This is a game changer!
     
  15. May 1, 2015 #15 of 266
    pfiagra

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    I have no intention to switch to cable, and if I could net $100+, then why not do it?

    However, even though I purchased under the 10-year loyalty deal, I don't think I could resell my basic even for the same price I paid. Based on comments from this board, I think most cable users are interested in the Pro and Plus, and the risk to put it up on eBay and not sell at my target price is too high.
     
  16. May 1, 2015 #16 of 266
    pfiagra

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    I presume another effect of this deal is that the resale price of a 2-tuner Premiere just dropped. My guess is the saving feature of that model's resale value is the capability to use OTA and cable.
     
  17. May 1, 2015 #17 of 266
    heisman6183

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    I just ordered a Roamio OTA with the lifetime and will sell my Roamio with lifetime. Like the posts above said, might not exactly make a killing on it, but it will be a net gain. I will only ever use OTA and my 1 year experiment with Tivo has been a success, I can't imagine Channel Master matching the functionality and ease of use, and now with $300 for the Roamio OTA, it's a no brainer.
     
  18. May 1, 2015 #18 of 266
    confinoj

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    Interesting. I've had a base Roamio for about 5 months that I use for OTA. Got the 10 year loyalty deal for total of $400. How much are people thinking we can get for a base Roamio with lifetime?
     
  19. May 1, 2015 #19 of 266
    djtweed

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    I just pulled the trigger on the lifetime Roamio OTA. I can finally put my TivoHD to rest. It's been a great 6 years!
     
  20. May 1, 2015 #20 of 266
    daschtick

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    I am new to Tivo and this exactly what I want, however is this offer only available to existing customers?
     

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