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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Bierboy, Nov 24, 2015.
According to holiday sale tweet today, skip and quick modes coming "soon" to Roamios...
Skip mode too?
Is Ira and the gang changing their minds?
This page says coming 12/10, but then there's an asterisk with this curious blurb:
"SkipMode available in San Francisco/Bay Area and Chicago markets."
Right, its only available in areas with a lot of gang shootings or homelessness.
Interesting to see the Roamio Plus. Refurbished, but it's the first time I've seen that for sale in a while.
Interesting math on that page too. Says, "TiVo-renewed Roamio Pro w/ 1-year of service $449.99, regular $524.99, save $224.98". Last time I checked, 525 - 450 = 75, not 225. Am I missing something?
The cost of a year of service.
Written poorly but 1-year of service is $150.
Gotcha. I'd say wrongly written rather than poorly.
Next question. Any reason to buy a Pro instead of a Plus when you can add your own hard drive for less?
From your lips to the TIVO god's ears.
Hmmm... Curious variations in terminology make me wonder how long this sale will last. Is it "Holiday" or "Thanksgiving"?
I don't think so if you can get the 3TB HD at a good price, that's why I bought the Pro instead of the Plus this past April.
Did you catch that SkipMode is not listed as part of this sale?
How much are you saving? To me it's not worth the time and effort to go out and buy the drive, unscrew the case, etc. There's also the small chance you could mess things up. It's not worth the headache.
I did upgrades and things when there was a big upside. (Added two drives and a turbonet card to my Series 1 and a 1 TB drive to my TiVoHD.) I'm willing to pay a little bit for the convenience, etc. but that is based on my values and not yours.
"Not" listed? That's a typo, right?
Wait, wah!?!? ...
I'd have SWORN that I'd read this text 15 minutes ago and SkipMode was listed, though with the bizarre caveat that it would only be available in San Francisco and Chicago.
edit: p.s. Ah-ha! T'was a different URL... "Holiday" vs "Thanksgiving"
Don't miss your chance at big discounts on TiVo Roamio DVRs before they're gone forever1! For a limited time, we're offering a year of free service when you purchase TiVo Roamio. Roamio DVRs will include innovative features, like SkipMode (in select markets*) and QuickMode, so you can jump past commercial breaks with a single click or watch recordings and shows with a buffer 30% faster with pitch-corrected audio2. So act now and take advantage of this offer while supplies last. There aren't many left!
*SkipMode available in San Francisco/Bay Area and Chicago markets.
I'm thinking the only thing that will matter is geography. I can't imagine the hassle that would result from denying customers based on whether they bought their DVR via the "Holiday" or "Thanksgiving" sale.
Any chance 12/10 is the general release and the Priority List will get it before then? Very happy they made the decision to bring this to Roamio's.
Yea it's odd it's listed in one place and not the other. Guess we'll see when 12/10 rolls around!
Awesome that Roamios are getting SkipMode. The location thing is weird though.
Considering how unreliable it can be on the Bolt, maybe they're being more cautious about the much bigger Roamio rollout.
Maybe an email/tweet to Margret is in order? Regarding the location thing? Could be just some unchecked ad construction, it's not like TiVo hasn't screwed up ad copy before.
According to Engadget...