Summer Breeze Sale 2020

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by dmk1974, Jul 31, 2020 at 7:39 AM.

  1. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Use code BREEZE to save $350 on the Edge w/All-In service per the tivo.com website. Through 8/27.

    I don't see any transfer promo yet anywhere for older lifetime units. Anyone get emails or anything?
     
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  2. MrDell

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    I have not noticed any either... Hoping they would have one to transfer out our Roameos ... This deal isn't too bad but usually the transfer programs are much better... will keep waiting
     
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    Usually during these sales they have previous gen refurb models at an amazing price. Think the Roamio Basic when it was $399, then $299 about 5 years ago. Was really hoping they would do the Bolt again at amazing prices- but looks like they cleared all of those out about 3 months ago.

    I was on the fence for the 6 tuner, but passed (was concerned it is cable only) . My 4 tuner (cable or OTA) is solid- but I just hooked up a 2nd tivo mini, so I now am feeling the tuner crunch for recording stuff.

    This price is OK for the Edge. I think you could get the same deal back in March when they had the bolts on sale. While I have liked the product since 2015, I would not recommend someone spend this much on a tivo device right now. (Also, I love the functionality of TE3 and don't have to worry about ads, so the Edge is not an option for me).
     
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  5. tommage1

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    Pretty much same thing, price wise. $600 for the Edge with lifetime. If transferring would have been $500 with lifetime. But you'd be losing the value of your trade in, probably $75-200. So just sell the one you would have traded in, price would end up about the same or maybe less, Premiere and up probably could be sold for over $100. If have an S2 maybe wait....................
     
  6. cwoody222

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  7. tommage1

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    Not in your case. With a transfer you would pay $400 for the Edge and $100 to transfer, that is $500. But they deactivate your Roamios so they become basically worthless. If you buy one of these it would cost $600. But you could sell your lifetime Roamios for $150-200+ each depending on model. So your net out of pocket would be $400-450 vs $500 with the transfer deal. Yeah you have the hassle of selling the Roamios but can do at your leisure plus have time to transfer your recordings to the new Edge.
     
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  9. MrDell

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    Yes.. that totally makes sense... sometimes the easiest route is not always the best
     
  10. brooklynny

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    Hi, Has anyone had any success in getting the discounted lifetime applied to a used unit purchased on ebay that does not have lifetime, I have an roamio lifetime that took a power hit had has several issues, HDMI doesn't work on the AV out, and Ethernet doesn't work only wireless. I have an roamio I bought off ebay a while ago and would like to activate lifetime at 199 it so i can get hdmi back.
     
  11. JoeKustra

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    I would activate the unit on-line with monthly. Then call and ask. If they say no, just cancel the subscription. If they don't check, it might work.
     
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  12. CommunityMember

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    While I would have preferred to see a lifetime transfer option with a more aggressive pricing for those eligible customers, from the TiVo perspective, NOT offering a lifetime transfer can only increase the number of TiVo subscribers on the books, and that makes TiVo look like a more successful company. One way to interpret that is that means the new TiVo owners are currently trying to pump the subscriber numbers rather than keeping their existing older tech (S2, S3, Premier, Roamio?) customers in the fold and willing to upgrade by offering incentives to migrate to newer tech. Of course it could also be that they are simply trying to make as much money as possible while they still can in the consumer market segment.
     
  13. cwoody222

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    In other words, they’re trying to maximize either profits or customers or both?
     
  14. CommunityMember

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    The revenue (for lifetime) is one time (but able to be taken out by the new owners). Perhaps the new owners are preparing for the spin-out of the hardware unit? A larger number of subscribers makes the unit potentially more appealing some purchaser.
     
  15. Resist

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    I'm not seeing the Edge as much of an improvement. Or maybe I just don't understand the point of it.
     
  16. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, you’re correct.
     
  17. tommiet

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    I think the Edge is just a Bolt replacement... Nothing more.
     
  18. jlb

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    Well, the Edge also forces you on to TE4 IIRC and no ability to downgrade.....
     

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