Roamio OTA now available with Lifetime?

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

  1. May 4, 2015 #121 of 266
    Peter G

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    Deal is still there. Use the link posted above by Dixon B. Im sorely tempted. Just bought 2 more minis to get them with service before May the 4th possible cutoff. If I buy another Roamio I could return a mini for $150 credit. Two Roamios, 3 minis, plus drive expander ought to serve.

    Any idea how long this deal will last?
     
  2. May 5, 2015 #122 of 266
    joblo

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    <sigh> :eek:

    So I haven't spent much time in this forum for years, and it turns out I had private messaging disabled. Can't remember why, when, or even if I did that myself, or whether I needed to opt-in and never did.

    In any case, I think this is now fixed. Meanwhile someone replied to this with something called a "visitor message" which I didn't even know existed, but I was busy when I first saw it and before I could respond it disappeared. Whoever did that, I apologize for not responding, and I apologize generally to anyone who may have tried to PM me and been unable to do so. If anyone tried and failed, please try again.

    Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.
     
  3. May 5, 2015 #123 of 266
    joetekcor

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    I was one of the first to get the Roamio OTA when it was released last September. It's been a great box and I've been paying my $15 a month since.
    I really doubt they will prorate to this deal but it would be nice to see a reasonable lifetime offer for us early adopters.
     
  4. May 5, 2015 #124 of 266
    Mikeguy

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    I understand your sentiment, but note that TiVo isn't offering a killer lifetime pricing for other Roamio purchasers, so I'm not so clear that TiVo really (needs) to be doing so for prior TiVo OTA purchasers, who purchased a box for $50. It would be nice, though, if TiVo would offer such an after-sale prorated special for everyone . . . (yeah, right).

    The answer for earlier TiVo OTA purchasers would be to cancel their current subscription at the $75 cancellation charge and then buy anew under the current TiVo OTA deal--the pricing still, then, is less than anything else out there, even taking the cancellation fee into account (and you have the old box, remote and external power adapter around to boot, should you ever need them--or, for that matter, try to sell them and recoup part of the cancellation charge). In the meanwhile, then, you've already had use of your Roamio OTA for 8 months, and the $50 Roamio OTA box has cost you $6.25/month (although $15.63 if you add in the cancellation fee). The answer for someone like you might also be just to wait the year commitment out and then buy the deal (assuming it's still around then).
     
  5. May 5, 2015 #125 of 266
    RonH

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    I got the same thing, but with a "pending" charge on the card, I'm afraid to "try again" :confused:
     
  6. May 5, 2015 #126 of 266
    Dixon Butz

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    I got an error the first time I tried to order. 2nd time went through
    I have 2 pending $299.99 charges. Not worried about it. The total is actually 317.99 with tax. I am sure that those 2 pending charges will disappear and a 317.99 will be charged.
     
  7. May 5, 2015 #127 of 266
    Dan203

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    Looks like mine will be here Friday.
     
  8. May 5, 2015 #128 of 266
    Dixon Butz

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    Will anything work on my deactivated OTA? Like streaming or anything?
     
  9. May 5, 2015 #129 of 266
    RonH

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    2nd time was a charm. TiVo confirmed the other charge will "go away" since no order exist to support it. Told me this was a 'web only' offer and that they "test" different pricing from time to time and the deal can come/go even during certain times of any given day.

    Glad I could help with their "test" :D
     
  10. May 5, 2015 #130 of 266
    Dan203

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    No. You can watch any previously recorded shows on that box itself, but that's it. All network functionality and recording functionality are disabled. (internally TiVo refers to a unit without service as being in "boat anchor mode")
     
  11. May 5, 2015 #131 of 266
    Dixon Butz

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    Thx
    Would the tuners still function?
     
  12. May 5, 2015 #132 of 266
    zroger73

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    Same here. I used Chrome on Windows in an incognito window. I had to reload the page several times before the $299 deal appeared. Once it did, I ordered. It said something about my credit card didn't authorize. I called TiVo directly. The girl I talked to said something about this being a "web only test" and that they've had lots of calls about it. Her only suggestion was to "keep trying" until the order goes through. I figured I'd try ONCE more. The second time worked and I got an order confirmation. Just to make myself feel better, I went directly to TiVo.com and logged in to my existing account. The order for the $299 lifetime OTA shows up. It's supposed to arrive Thursday.
     
  13. May 5, 2015 #133 of 266
    Dan203

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    For live TV only
     
  14. May 5, 2015 #134 of 266
    RonH

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    Seems like I'm always ordering from west cost warehouses. Not this time, next day delivery for me :p
     
  15. May 5, 2015 #135 of 266
    Dan203

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    Yeah a lot of stuff comes from CA for me, so 1-2 days. It's rare to have something come from so far away.
     
  16. May 5, 2015 #136 of 266
    4d3fect

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    We are incidentally getting rid of dish next month and I've been investigating options to keep the wife from strangling me, This looks like a good option, although we only have three good OTA signals here. We do have a Roku which we are enjoying various services on. Will this integrate well with other streamers, or does it require other equipment?

    -Thanks for looking
     
  17. May 5, 2015 #137 of 266
    NashGuy

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    The TiVo Roamio OTA won't integrate with your Roku or any other box but it doesn't really need to because many of the most popular streaming apps are built into the Roamio. You can use Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Hulu, Vudu, YouTube, Aol On, Yahoo Screen, and MLB.tv, plus music apps like Pandora. The Roamio lets you search across live TV, recorded TV, and the titles on all those streaming apps at once. And you can save titles from those apps to watch later right alongside your TV recordings thanks to the OnePass feature. TiVo Roamio is really the only thing on the market that fairly well unifies regular TV plus the ability to record TV plus streaming TV.

    However, some popular streaming apps, like Showtime Anytime, HBO Go, Watch ESPN, Vevo, Watch ABC, Fox Now, Starz Play, and Crackle still aren't available on TiVo, so you'll still need to use your Roku or Apple TV for those. Hopefully some or all of them will eventually be added to TiVo.
     
  18. May 5, 2015 #138 of 266
    Random User 7

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    You will most likely want to keep other streaming boxes. The interface of the Roku and FireTV is much better. TiVo is good enough and better than Chromecast but if you like Roku now you will most likely want to keep it.
     
  19. May 5, 2015 #139 of 266
    4d3fect

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    Thanks, folks, just what I was looking for. I think if I can get this deal, it will work out fine for us. 2-person household, don't need any extra boxes or accessories, should work fine for our purposes.
     
  20. May 6, 2015 #140 of 266
    4d3fect

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    OK, order just went through, initial glitch, CC co. already got charged (twice!) before the order finalized. pretty much zroger73 experience. Will call Tivo in the AM to work out any billing kinks. Otherwise, we're on our way!

    Thanks all for the help, pleased to become a part of the forum!
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2015

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