Roamio OTA with lifetime $299

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Dan203, May 1, 2015.

  1. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I still wonder if anyone has actually tried calling TiVo and asking for the deal?

    It "feels" like this was an introductory deal that got into the wild befor TiVo was ready to announce it.
     
  2. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    I seem to remember that someone did try calling TiVo and asking about the deal and they were told that it was only available online.

    I'm sure that by now TiVo is aware that people are ordering Roamios through this deal, and if they wanted to shut this down, they certainly could. But they seem fine with rolling with it. Whether or not they intended for it to get out this early or not is hard to speculate.
     
  3. spaldingclan

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    I think this deal is dead
     
  4. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. This is the 5th anniversary of the Premier XL with lifetime upgrade offer for those who had bought the 3 year service with the TiVo HD in 2007. Whether intentional or not, this TiVo OTA with lifetime offer is the right timing to capture that existing customer demographic who now use their XL for OTA only.
     
  5. confinoj

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    Not sure why but as others report you have to paste URL and try several times. Still works for me. I don't need one but I may get one for a friend as a house warming gift who is moving into a new apt and will be going OTA so I keep checking if it's still available.
     
  6. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    It's still working for me.
     
  7. JPA2825

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    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?
     
  8. spaldingclan

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    not working
     
  9. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    You need to use this link: https://www.tivo.com/TLP4 in Firefox or Chrome running an add blocker. I am running UBlock Origin in Chrome and Adblock Plus in Firefox

    If you have issues checking out just try again.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2015
  10. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    I'm not seeing the deal there either, tried last night at home and this morning at work in IE and chrome.
     
  11. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the UBlock Origin extension installed in Chrome? I get the $299 offer page in Chrome with the link but I am redirected in IE to the normal $50 purchase with $15/mo service offer page.
     
  12. pfiagra

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    Using IE, I quickly hit cancel before the TLP4 page automatically forwarded to the normal webpage. Then I hit refresh and it stayed on the TLP4 page. Took a couple of tries though since you have to be fast.
     
  13. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    I did not, now I do, and now I see the deal.
     
  14. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Well-Known Member

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    No intention to buy, but tested just because of the redirect issues reported. I got the offer page after 6 attempts at the link. Using Firefox with no add-ons.
     
  15. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Well-Known Member

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    That is really strange, try it a bunch of times and the deal should load. Does anybody think that TiVo actually is offering this deal now intentionally and TiVo wants its customers to go through a silly series of loading pages until it shows up?
     
  16. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Well, it is TiVo's website that they control, so they made the deal page intentionally. And by now they know people are using it to purchase the OTA at a discount. But TiVo clearly isn't promoting this deal, so it could be that TiVo just wants to keep this special deal somewhat hidden for now for whatever reason, so they don't really care if it takes several page loads for people to get it.
     
  17. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    It is still weird and not very professional. It "seems" like a program they have in the pipeline waiting for a point in time to open to a general audience.

    The "deal" page has a redirect to the "standard" page and every now and again that redirect fails - allowing the consumer to purchase the Roamio under the new deal terms.

    Weird and not a very good indication of the quality of their Web presentation.
     
  18. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The TiVo Minis have the same port. I don't see the big deal. I wish all devices would do this. I'm sick of devices having all these analog ports on the back needlessly taking up space in a digital world.
     
  19. JasonD

    JasonD New Member

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    Don't see how Tivo makes money off this deal. Wish they offered it for their cable tivos
     
  20. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    The copy protected cable shows that are recorded on the S3's would only be accessible on the S3 they are recorded on.
     

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