Roamio OTA now available with Lifetime?

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  1. May 6, 2015 #141 of 266
    krkaufman

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    Yeah, if you already have a Roku, keep it around to see if it adds sufficient value beyond the streaming integration offered by TiVo's Roamio. Just be wary of loaning it out, should you find the TiVo sufficient, since you'll have a devil of a time getting it back.

    Of course, if you've gone OTA (or "cut the cable"), content from most of the above streaming apps wouldn't be accessible to you, anyway. (Showtime, HBO, Starz, Fox Now, FXNOW, ESPN)

    However, with the right cable provider, content from most of these same channels may be available through TiVo integration with the provider's on-demand library -- and possibly then integrated with the "unifying" OnePass listings. In the specific case of Comcast, their Xfinity On Demand content *does* appear along with all the other streaming and recorded content in the OnePass-upgraded My Shows listing -- which is a bonus, since the XOD content often provides HD programming where Comcast has otherwise failed to do so for the live channel. (see: FX, Comedy Central, among many others) There are limitations and hiccups*, but the XOD OnePass integration was one of the features that put me over the top a couple months back, when deciding on providers and whether to go with TiVo or provider set-tops.

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    * limitations and hiccups of XOD integration I've experienced...
    • only one active XOD stream per TiVo DVR (and all its currently-connected Minis);
    • XOD streams often don't allow FastForward/Rewind, which is significantly more painful for streams that don't allow resuming;
    • starting XOD streams can be hit-or-miss, and sometimes XOD is just plain unavailable; (you'll become familiar with various "GSM" and "CL" error codes)
     
  2. May 6, 2015 #142 of 266
    Dan203

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    I prefer the TiVo. The simple fact that you don't have to change inputs and use a different remote makes it much more likely for me to use these apps on TiVo. If TiVo had HBO Go and Showtime Anytime then I'd be all set.
     
  3. May 6, 2015 #143 of 266
    Dixon Butz

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    I can't get to the lifetime OTA deal anymore. Getting redirected even with no script extension.
     
  4. May 6, 2015 #144 of 266
    tarheelblue32

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    Hmm yeah me neither. The other special OTA deal links still seem to work, but the one for the $300 lifetime option isn't accessible any longer. I guess it was just too good to last. I hope everyone that wanted one jumped on the deal while they had the chance. If not, an OTA w/lifetime will now cost you $150 more.
     
  5. May 6, 2015 #145 of 266
    4d3fect

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    Geez, I must have just got in under the wire. Anyhoo, thanks db (can't say that name out loud without laughing, sorry)

    Hope it works out all right, guess I'll believe it when it shows up on my doorstep.
     
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  6. May 6, 2015 #146 of 266
    Dan203

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    Same here. They seem to be redirecting it at the server level now, so this deal is dead.
     
  7. May 6, 2015 #147 of 266
    4d3fect

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    Charter is available to us here. If the TW/CC merger had been approved we would have been switched to Comcast. We tried Charter last year but the PQ and the DVR experience was surprisingly bad. Think after installing the Roamio may give them another chance, but ATM we're happy with our blend of TV content.

    Also, we'd never loan out our Roku, for the very reason you mentioned.
     
  8. May 6, 2015 #148 of 266
    Dixon Butz

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    That name is from a SNL skit. One of the funniest skits ever!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NY8Px7r0Gg
     
  9. May 6, 2015 #149 of 266
    JPA2825

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    Ft. Thomas,...
    How would the Roamio OTA interact with an S3?

    I have 3 S3 TiVos (2 tuner) w/ PLS that I replaced with a Roamio Plus and 4 TiVo Minis. I plan to give the S3 TiVos to my kids.

    Q: would the S3 TiVos be able to communicate with the Roamio OTA in such a manner to allow the OTA to record the OTA shows and the S3 w/ cablecard to focus on recording the cable shows?

    Depending on copyright flags, if I could access all shows from either box, that might be an ideal 2 TV / Room solution at a reasonable price.

    Thoughts (in case this or a similar deal comes up again).
     
  10. May 6, 2015 #150 of 266
    HarperVision

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    They can see each other on the network, but an S3 can only transfer programs to/from other S3-5 tivos, no streaming programs between them.
     
  11. May 6, 2015 #151 of 266
    Dan203

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    You're better off just using the S3 units to do OTA. They can do both OTA and cable simultaneously. The only way a S3 can communicate with a Roamio is via the old MRV, which means they'd have to manually transfer every OTA show they wanted to watch on their S3 units. Only Premiere and Roamio units support streaming between devices.
     
  12. May 6, 2015 #152 of 266
    zroger73

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    Roamio OTA lifetime arrived this morning.
     
  13. May 6, 2015 #153 of 266
    krkaufman

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    I *had* been toying with picking-up a second one.
     
  14. May 6, 2015 #154 of 266
    telemark

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    The other TLP codes are still online: 1,2,3,5,6
    What's the cheapest now?

    Given the media pickup of TLP4, its days were doomed.
     
  15. May 6, 2015 #155 of 266
    tarheelblue32

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    The only others that will give you lifetime service are 3 and 6. 3 is $450 total upfront and 6 is $20/month for 2 years ($480 total).

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP3 ($449.99)

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP6 ($19.99/month for 2 years)

    Monthly/yearly service options include:

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP1 ($99.99 down, $9.99/month)

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP2 ($49.98 down, $149.99/year)

    https://www.tivo.com/TLP5 ($149.99 down, $6.95/month)

    and of course the standard price:

    https://www.tivo.com/roamio-ota-tlp ($49.99 down, $14.99/month)
     
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  16. May 6, 2015 #156 of 266
    Dan203

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    Most of the monthly plans work out to about the same price after a year. TPL1 = $220, TPL2 = $200, TPL5 = $235, Standard = $230. Long term the TPL5 deal is best as the pay back period compared to the lifetime unit is 42 months.

    Honestly if I were faced with any of the remaining deals I probably wouldn't buy. The $300 price point seemed just right for this.
     
  17. May 6, 2015 #157 of 266
    miketx

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    Strange....I just found out about this deal via Tivo's own Facebook page, quoting a CNET article about the $299 price. How can Tivo themselves boast about the $299 price if it is gone? I can't find it, yet they just posted it. Come on Tivo.....get your facts straight. Don't play games.
     
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  18. May 6, 2015 #158 of 266
    miketx

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    Tivo deleted the FB post....I can't see it anymore. Guess too many people were asking where the deal went (including me).
     
  19. May 6, 2015 #159 of 266
    bradleys

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    I have the post from TiVo up on my Facebook page, but it looks like they have pulled it. I tired to make a comment and it will not let me! :)

    Absolutely a case of the social media team not communicating with the sales team.

    This is really an odd situation. I don't think TiVo ever intended that sales page to leak to the public at this time.

    It does make you wonder if this isn't a program planned for the near future. That said, those that jumped on this plan should feel very lucky!
     
  20. May 6, 2015 #160 of 266
    delgadobb

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    After many aborted attempts, I managed to finally place an order yesterday. I was looking at adding a Mini, but I figured for the extra nominal expense I could use this like a Mini on steroids, streaming from the other Roamios when necessary. The rest of the time I can record OTA stuff & also transfer most shows I enjoy or want to archive from the other Roamios (CAT5 to all rooms in house).

    I manually entered the TLP4 web page numerous times, placed the Roamio OTA into the cart then while trying to check out it would kick me out into a sign-in screen even tho I was already signed into my account! After numerous trial-and-error methods of messing around, eventually I got it to take by manually logging out using a button in the upper right part of the browser (Chrome), then logging back in with the same button/area.

    It finally let me pay & check out, then on the confirmation screen it gave me an error "We are facing technical issues at the moment. Please try again later." I was planning to try again later, but then noticed a pending charge of $316.xx on my credit card. Haven't received any e-mail confirmation.

    Any idea if mine got into the system properly & how likely it is to ship? I figure the pending charge is a good sign as it obviously got my credit card info correct & processed the order, at least on some automated level.
     

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