Woot $60 Premier Arrived-Opinions and Info?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by popeye123, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 25, 2011 #41 of 117
    ~kyle

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    I must have done really good on my 6ave unit then, took me about two minutes on the phone...seriously (although I did email them before I got my unit).

    I haven't activated my woot player yet, but I'll call for it as well, I don't expect to loose too much of my life actually talking to a person. ;)
     
  2. Jan 26, 2011 #42 of 117
    Gregor

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    I did the PLS over the phone for $299.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2011 #43 of 117
    zand94

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    Most of the posts on this thread appear to be about getting PLS or the 12.95 monthly - but my not seeing any with my situation:

    3THDs and looking to "swap out" 2 of them for the 2 Woot Premiers that I got - that are all on month to month. Is that something anyone out there has done yet? If so do I have to do this via phone or is it still possible to change the service number online?

    Alex
     
  4. Jan 26, 2011 #44 of 117
    wp746911

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    those wanting $199 lifetime- yes people do rarely get it, no your probably can't get it, no tivo isnt' really supposed to offer it on these boxes.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2011 #45 of 117
    waterchange

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    I signed up for $9.95/mo plan last night. Logged into account this morning and swapped it over to $299 PLS. Nice option not having to call in.
     
  6. Jan 27, 2011 #46 of 117
    gdeep1

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    So you are saying that I can go with monthly service and then switch over to PLS? I actually signed up for PLS for 399 (customer rep wouldn't give me any kind of discount). I get 30 days to cancel my service though.

    I'm wondering that I will cancel my PLS (cost me 399) and then sign up for month to month and then upgrade to PLS (for 299). Will this work? Is there minimum requirement to keep monthly service?
     
  7. Jan 27, 2011 #47 of 117
    pdhenry

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    You need a qualifying sub on another box to get the discounted PLS. I forget whether any sub qualifies or just a full-price PLS.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2011 #48 of 117
    Gregor

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    Any full-price sub I believe qualifies.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2011 #49 of 117
    TwiceOver

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    Hooked both of mine up replacing 2x Series 2 DTs. Called to activate and asked to swap my current plans to the new boxes. One box on the 12.95/mo plan and the other on the old 6.95/mo plan. All is good.

    Waiting for my cable company to get cable cards and hopefully they don't eff up my tivos. They are working great. Much faster than the Series2 boxes.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2011 #50 of 117
    Irwin Fletcher

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    I bought two of them, got them activated and all works well. I'm using comcast, and it took them two visits to get the cable cards installed and working properly, also I'm being charged 8.00 per month for the cable cards, even though when I spoke to the comcast CSR I was told there is no charge for them. Futhermore on comcasts website they indicate a price structure as listed here:
    http://customer.comcast.com/Pages/FAQViewer.aspx?Guid=5993d5c8-c8a4-44f7-96f4-def06cced0db
     
  11. Jan 28, 2011 #51 of 117
    pdhenry

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    How can I tell whether my remote is a GloRemote?

    I thought it was the normal Premiere remote but it has silver along the sides like a GloRemote. I was browsing on Amazon and I think it depicts a Premiere remote as having an all-black bezel without the silver. Mine also only takes two AA batteries - the GloRemote I got a couple of years ago has 4 AAA cells.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2011 #52 of 117
    BrentOMatic

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    I believe you have the glo now. As far as I can tell, the regular Premiere remote does not have a backlight.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2011 #53 of 117
    pdhenry

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    It glows (duh)!

    I thought it glowed when I first put the batteries in but I was put off by only haveing 2 AAs. But now I see that the review of the new GloRemote on Amazon notes that it has 2 AAs rather than 4 AAAs.

    That's a bit of a special feature to include a $40 remote with a $60 TiVo.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2011 #54 of 117
    audioscience

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    That is nice. I just got the regular peanut remote, which is a good remote but I'll be using my Harmony remote primarily.
     
  15. Jan 28, 2011 #55 of 117
    MrSkippy53

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    Got mine last week. Called comcast and they said I could go to the local service center. I was thinking $40 send a truck out fee. When to service center and they had no Mcard and truck was a must. But lady felt bad waived the $40 fee, and gave me the 12 month promo priced channel packages plus HBO showtime in hd for 3 months free. Sweet well worth the drive time. Cable guy got there 2 days later. He did have trouble get some channels working (have almost all because of promo pricing). He left and a few hours later I check the movie channels and dude did not setup. Called again and got second cable guy 2 days later. Took him 5mins to fix.

    Very happy with the woof deal, wish I got two.

    Got my 2t harddrive on order. Looking forward to doing the upgrade.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2011 #56 of 117
    ~kyle

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    Comcast pricing is different in different markets, at the bottom of the page you linked to it says,

     
  17. Jan 28, 2011 #57 of 117
    pdhenry

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    Seems that that disclaimer would appley where there are different regulated prices. I'd ask to see the regulation that requires the pricing to be different.
     
  18. Jan 28, 2011 #58 of 117
    ~kyle

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    I agree, I would also ask.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2011 #59 of 117
    slowbiscuit

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    The cost of extra cards is included in the outlet fee, which is $8.50/mo. now here. I'm assuming you already have a set-top box from them on another TV, so that's why you're being charged for the two cards. Yes, it sucks, and we can only hope that this additional outlet fee will go down to a reasonable CC rental fee when the FCC cablecard rules are implemented by Comcast later this year (they have to charge the same for a card whether you rent their box or use Tivos).
     
  20. Jan 29, 2011 #60 of 117
    alyssa

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    The commer upgrade method is wicked easy- I love having 317 HD hours!
     

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