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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by megz1623, Aug 19, 2018.
Is there any value in an unsubscribed Roamio Plus?
There's some value but not much. You can search ebay for sold listings to get an idea of what they are selling for (some of the variance is due to shipping costs as well).
What is the sub history for your Roamio? It might make sense to sign up for month-to-month now. Tivo will probably have a sale in September, may introduce a new Bolt or introduce a new model. Then Black Friday is two months later and deals are to be had then.
I prefer the Roamio to the Bolt. The Roamio Plus is a sweet piece of hardware.
If it had a subscription for a few years previously, you might be able to get $199 all-in service. The best way to get this is to sign up for monthly service. You have 30 days to cancel. On day 28 call in to cancel and inquire about the $199 all-in service. If your first attempt fails, just hang up without canceling and keep calling back. I think the Roamio plus would be worth $300 - $500 with all-in service.
An unsbbed Roamio p!us with a cablecad is a quality cable box. Six buffered streams, a channel guide and a lot of functionality.
I don't think you get the guide. If it did it would be much better than a cable box. But you won't get a guide.
Will it even finish GS?
The way to make it work is to be active, then canceled. This will keep live TV with buffer, but that's about it. It would also be best to disconnect internet before canceling. This will get you 10 extra days of guide use.
Also in that 45 days order HBO and Starz or whatever and load that thing up 100%.
You guys appear to be speculating while I have actually experienced my Roamio plus ,an active Cablecard and no subscription with tivo. It recommends you call tivo and activate but as I posted months ago, I was pleasantly surprised at the functionality if the box. I will find the post...
Not on Comcast it's not, because your box won't be able to decrypt anything.
If the cable card has already been paired it should still work. Cable cards are one way devices and pretty stupid.
I had Cox at the time. Full giude, all 4 directions worked, and buffers.
Then it should still work with the existing guide with the same Cox headend. But as soon as there is a channel change (add or move) the internal channel list will have errors. Even so, the guide will run out and you'll be left with manual recordings. BTW, if a TiVo has a cable card installed, you can not do a channel scan.
If it HAS a Cablecard you can't do a scan? I would think the opposite. I'm on Comcast now. They seem to be a little snappier on the tech side.
A TiVo (series4 or series5) can not do a cable channel scan if a card is installed (and detected). The option isn't there. As soon as the card is paired, it receives a channel list and there is no need to scan.
Look at Channel Settings. Is there an option to perform a channel scan? The option was removed a few years ago.