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Tivo vs. X1 DVR savings

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Mike20878, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Mike20878

    Mike20878 Jake & Adam's dad

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    If I made the leap I'd probably reduce the number of rooms with a dvr box. I'm not sure how TiVo can claim increased savings for each room added.
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Because very few Comcast plans include the cost of service to additional rooms, so each Mini used in place of a Comcast-supplied digital box saves $9.95 per month. The first 3 Minis installed would provide ZERO monthly cost savings under your current plan.

    As an example, we have a Roamio Pro DVR and 6 Minis under a typical Comcast plan than includes the primary outlet, so our monthly hardware cost is ($2.50) ... 7 TV locations netting a $2.50 credit per month, saving upwards of $60/month relative to using Comcast-supplied hardware (plus another $10 by avoiding the HD Technology Fee).

    p.s. Deploying multiple TiVo DVRs, rather than Minis, doesn't net the same savings; really just the $2.50/month credit per DVR used in place of a Comcast-supplied box.
     
  3. Mike20878

    Mike20878 Jake & Adam's dad

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    So you paid 6x180 for the minis?
     
  4. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    I paid $69 for most of my Minis - "refurbs" from Woot years ago. Even got a couple for around $50 from ebay when the new Minis first came out (people dumping the old ones). I funded my Tivo purchases by selling my old Windows Media Center extenders and extra tuners. My payback was about 10 months vs. box rental fees. I have tons of Tivo hardware, but have never bought any of it new.

    $180 per Mini would be hard for me to swallow. I still see used ones on ebay as low as $100.
     
  5. Mike20878

    Mike20878 Jake & Adam's dad

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    Hmm, ok. That's more doable.
     
  6. nuraman00

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    I switched from Comcast Triple Play, to using Ooma for VoIP, in December 2015.

    I pay about $4.47 a month for regular Ooma. They usually have a promotion where you get Ooma Premiere free for 30 days. During that time, you can port your current Comcast number. That's what I did.

    As others have said, it costs $40.

    It takes about 2 - 3 weeks to port it. Then, I cancelled the Ooma Premiere trial.

    I think I saved at least $20 from not having the voice portion of Triple Play.

    Then, there was at least 1 fee I didn't have to pay through Comcast.

    Also saved a few dollars on taxes from Comcast.
     
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  7. nuraman00

    nuraman00 Member

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    As others have said, I don't know what that $5.99 charge under additional equipment is for.
     
  8. Mike20878

    Mike20878 Jake & Adam's dad

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    On my bill? I explained it's a basic box for a small tv in my home office.
     
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