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TiVo Roamio Plus 6-Tuner DVR (TCD848000) + Lifetime Subscription

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TiVo Roamio Plus 6-Tuner DVR (TCD848000) + Lifetime Subscription
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  • Record 6 shows at once
  • Up to 1,000 hours of recording capacity
  • Built-in streaming to iOS devices
  • Built-in WiFi and MoCA adapter
  • Works with digital cable


4.4/5 Stars based on 398 customer reviews on Amazon.  

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I don't think there's a bigger TiVo fan than myself, but after 12 years of service, I am starting to feel my loyalty slip away. So many shows are now available on demand from various sources that I rarely worry about missing a show. Yeah, I can watch it live or shortly thereafter on TiVo, but most of my family's viewing is on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus or the various Roku/Chromecast streaming apps from channels like Disney, HBO Go, A&E, History, etc. I still have three monthly TiVos (S3) and a lifetime unit (dual-tuner S2), but I have a feeling that when that lifetime unit finally dies, I'll cancel the others and kiss TiVo goodbye.

Now if they would let me transfer my lifetime to something more modern from the dual-tuner S2 that no longer works as a dual-tuner unit with digital cable, I would probably feel pretty committed to TiVo again, but without a lifetime TiVo tying me down, I'll feel no commitment.

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In for 1!

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Toddler said:   I don't think there's a bigger TiVo fan than myself, but after 12 years of service, I am starting to feel my loyalty slip away. So many shows are now available on demand from various sources that I rarely worry about missing a show. Yeah, I can watch it live or shortly thereafter on TiVo, but most of my family's viewing is on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus or the various Roku/Chromecast streaming apps from channels like Disney, HBO Go, A&E, History, etc. I still have three monthly TiVos (S3) and a lifetime unit (dual-tuner S2), but I have a feeling that when that lifetime unit finally dies, I'll cancel the others and kiss TiVo goodbye.

Now if they would let me transfer my lifetime to something more modern from the dual-tuner S2 that no longer works as a dual-tuner unit with digital cable, I would probably feel pretty committed to TiVo again, but without a lifetime TiVo tying me down, I'll feel no commitment.

  
I mean, I'm a Tivo user too, and they've always been pretty clear to me that the lifetime meant life of the box rather than that of the user...

You've probably gotten a solid decade out of that subscription and back in the day it was $300 (maybe less).  I can understand if you don't think the value proposition is there moving forward, but I would say that you got good value out of the lifetime subscription...

 

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Toddler said:   I don't think there's a bigger TiVo fan than myself, but after 12 years of service, I am starting to feel my loyalty slip away. So many shows are now available on demand from various sources that I rarely worry about missing a show. Yeah, I can watch it live or shortly thereafter on TiVo, but most of my family's viewing is on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus or the various Roku/Chromecast streaming apps from channels like Disney, HBO Go, A&E, History, etc. I still have three monthly TiVos (S3) and a lifetime unit (dual-tuner S2), but I have a feeling that when that lifetime unit finally dies, I'll cancel the others and kiss TiVo goodbye.

Now if they would let me transfer my lifetime to something more modern from the dual-tuner S2 that no longer works as a dual-tuner unit with digital cable, I would probably feel pretty committed to TiVo again, but without a lifetime TiVo tying me down, I'll feel no commitment.

 
I have Comcast on demand and Netflix.  Here is why I am a bigger TiVo fan than you are:
Tivo fast forward, rewind and instant replay just work better than Netflix.  If I need to skip back to catch a bit of dialog that I missed, Netflix instant replay has to buffer for 10 or 15 seconds and then sometimes by the time it buffers, it starts right where I was before I told it to skip back.
Comcast prevents fast forwarding through commercials.  Comcast also doesn't keep track of where you are in a season.  So unless I happen to remember which episode I watched last week by the number or the title, I have to poke around and sometimes start watching several episodes to find the next episode in the season.

I know that these are first world problems and if I never had TiVo, I would probably be happy with Netflix and Comcast. But TiVo has spoiled me.  I am cheap, but TiVo is well worth the money I've spent on it.

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  • Record 6 shows at once
  • Up to 1,000 hours of recording capacity
  • Built-in streaming to iOS devices
  • Built-in WiFi and MoCA adapter
  • Works with digital cable

4.4/5 Stars based on 398 customer reviews on Amazon.

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No regular Roamio....  cut the cable years ago, and never miss it...  I have a Tivo Premier, so until they have a decent sale on Roamio, I'll stick with the older technology.

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boober said:   No regular Roamio....  cut the cable years ago, and never miss it...  I have a Tivo Premier, so until they have a decent sale on Roamio, I'll stick with the older technology.
  I don't understand you statement at all.  You cut the cable years ago so you are not paying for cable.  But you are still using a TiVo Premiere?  They do not have an HD antenna input as the older S3's so... how are you using it without cable?  Makes no sense to me.

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Premier has OTA. It wasn't until the Premier 4 models that they began to drop OTA in some models.

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SiliconDust Prime + Win7 Home Premium or Windows 8.1 Pro Pack - $400
Simple.tv + Existing Devices - $200

TiVo is a good deal if you can't build your own - but most can build their own setup today.

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http://www.multichannel.com/news/tv-apps/comcast-tivo-working-no...

might want too get some more info .. Cablecard device end of life? Could be..


time will tell..

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When i had cable our cable tv rent dvr boxes let us skip comercials. Why is it comcasts box dont ket u skip'm ?

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washerebefore said:   http://www.multichannel.com/news/tv-apps/comcast-tivo-working-no... 

might want too get some more info .. Cablecard device end of life? Could be..


time will tell..

if you read an article on something today, EOL would probably be a few years away.

in the case of cablecard vs downloadable security, the subject is a few years old. the way cable currently works, a cablecard will be needed for a few years while downloadable security can be ironed out. the reason is that there are multiple headend vendors out there and they have to be in on the technology as well in order to allow these devices to plug into their devices.

unless Tivo decides to become a headend vendor - then the scenario would be different. also different if they become a box that you use to receive content outside of your normal cable programming. but both of those would be outside of their current business model

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In for 1. Bought the Plus version. Will throw a 3TB drive in it and upgrade right away to save a few bucks. Thanks OP! I'm finally moving back to the US after 7 years in Europe and this will come in handy...

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I believe the "lifetime" is simply for the device... if you switch... you can't carry it with you to a new device.

I got rid of cable and tivo a year ago... Roku and hd antenna are far cheaper.

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GOATSAVER said:   I believe the "lifetime" is simply for the device... if you switch... you can't carry it with you to a new device.

I got rid of cable and tivo a year ago... Roku and hd antenna are far cheaper.

  Lifetime is definitely for the device.

Yeah, but with Roku and HD antenna you don't get the cool "bonk" noise every time you press a button on the remote.  That was worth the $600 to me...

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Is this the same unit at Amazon for $350?    TiVo Roamio Plus HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player (TCD848000)         TIVO ROAMIO 

 
 

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Angryblues said:   Is this the same unit at Amazon for $350?    TiVo Roamio Plus HD Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player (TCD848000)         TIVO ROAMIO 

 

  Yes, but without the Lifetime subscription discount.

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Richardito said:   
boober said:   No regular Roamio....  cut the cable years ago, and never miss it...  I have a Tivo Premier, so until they have a decent sale on Roamio, I'll stick with the older technology.
  I don't understand you statement at all.  You cut the cable years ago so you are not paying for cable.  But you are still using a TiVo Premiere?  They do not have an HD antenna input as the older S3's so... how are you using it without cable?  Makes no sense to me.

  The two-tuner Premieres have always supported OTA with an HD antenna.  The four-tuner Premieres and six-tuner Roamios are cable-only.

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The 4 tuner model does work with an antenna, but doesn't have MOCA neither streams.

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I ordered mine by calling on the phone.  When I inquired if there were additional discounts if I bought a couple of mini's they checked and there is a promotion still running for $50 off each mini if you buy a Roamio DVR. I could not find this discount advertised on the site nor did it appear in my cart when I added 2 mini's to my order online.  So I completed the order on the phone.

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We are trying to "cut the cable" and started with a trial of Hulu+ and netflix. (to see the shows/movies etc before the switch) We ended up getting a notice about exceeding our cable limits and we were going to be billed extra. Before spending what seems like a lot setting up a Tivo Roamio (we had Tivo before and my husband almost loved that more than me- perhaps because he could control with a remote) how does one take the leep? Baby steps please, we really want to get rid of the monthly $, without of course just not watching tv. Any help appreciated.......then we want to be one of the people watching tv this way, regardless of the "start-up" costs.

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Lunateric said:   I ordered mine by calling on the phone.  When I inquired if there were additional discounts if I bought a couple of mini's they checked and there is a promotion still running for $50 off each mini if you buy a Roamio DVR. I could not find this discount advertised on the site nor did it appear in my cart when I added 2 mini's to my order online.  So I completed the order on the phone.
  I called and ordered the Romio as well but could not get the $50 mini deal.
Shannon (the CR) did great, she tried - I was on hold a few times while she did some end run maneuvers trying. She was very pleasant and I really do think she tried hard. She even read your post for clues as to how anyone got it through.
Did you get the monthly service for the minis or lifetime?

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You can get an even better deal if you buy a coupon code on eBay. With the coupon, which will cost you ~$30-50, you'd get another $100 off the Pro and $75 off the Mini.

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Been using a Tivo Roamio for OTA DVR for a year.  We really like it ... of course, you need to get a good antenna setup on your house ($300 with installation for us).  Note that other than the base Roamio, the higher level Roamios listed here cannot do OTA.

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or you could sellmoretivo.com

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Tivo is outdated, it will be out of service very soon in less than 3 years. So why invest lot of money for this.

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I heard thea about 6 years ago.

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jplakal said:   Tivo is outdated, it will be out of service very soon in less than 3 years. So why invest lot of money for this.
  
Sure is!  Hopefully sooner, because the set top box has advanced as much as a telephone did between 1960 - 1990.  Not sure about you, though, I'm tired of waiting around for Apple to disrupt TV.

But as much as I'm excited for the next way to deliver and consume content for broadcast television, the reality is pretty much every cable provider is allowed to legally rape consumers with STB rental fees.

In the case of FiOS, for the 2 year contract I signed: 2 multi-room DVRs with Quantum TV, is $41.98/month plus taxes.  They offer 3 months free, so that's 41.98 x 21 months = ~$900 after taxes.

Alternatively, I can buy a Roamio Pro with lifetime, plus a TiVo Mini with lifetime, and I've got basically the same thing for less money.  Plus, since they have lifetime, the savings grow if I use longer than 2 years.  Not to mention, they have residual value as well because of the lifetime service on the unit.

 

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I bought a coupon from a guy on eBay for $30 and paid $699 for a Roamio Pro with Lifetime Subscription. I love my new Roamio Pro.

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Toddler said:   Now if they would let me transfer my lifetime to something more modern from the dual-tuner S2 that no longer works as a dual-tuner unit with digital cable, I would probably feel pretty committed to TiVo again, but without a lifetime TiVo tying me down, I'll feel no commitment.
  
You should try. When I originally bought the lifetime for my series 2 I bought it as an upsell (when I called to set up service they attempted to upsell me the lifetime), They offered me a discounted rate on it, and I told them I'd do it, only if I could transfer the lifetime from the Series 2 I'd just bought to another device; they agreed. 7ish years later, I picked up a Premier, dug up my notes from that call. 20 minutes on the phone and they transferred the lifetime to it.

I've heard of other people able to transfer it for a nominal fee, the reality of it is that the company isn't doing to great so anything they can do to boost sales they'll do. They'd rather allow you to pay a small fee to transfer your lifetime in order to sell you a new box than just to lose you all together.

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Toddler said:   I don't think there's a bigger TiVo fan than myself.... <<snip>>  
That would be me.  2 TiVo boxes.  AND I am also a stockholder.

Was told years ago, if you like something, buy stock in it.  So I have nearly 700 shares of TiVo, and have had it for years.

Now just waiting for Apple or Google or Microsift to give up trying to create their own boxes and JUST BUY TIVO, so i can get 18 or 20 bucks a share for my stock!!! 

 

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Technologist said:   
Toddler said:   I don't think there's a bigger TiVo fan than myself.... <<snip>>  
That would be me.  2 TiVo boxes.  AND I am also a stockholder.

Was told years ago, if you like something, buy stock in it.  So I have nearly 700 shares of TiVo, and have had it for years.

Now just waiting for Apple or Google or Microsift to give up trying to create their own boxes and JUST BUY TIVO, so i can get 18 or 20 bucks a share for my stock!!! 

 

  Nope, I'm the biggest fan by far... I have a Premiere, 2 S3's and two Series 2 Humax (with DVD recorder).  I also used to sell TiVo upgrade drives and made tons of cash for many, many years.  I was a pioneer unlocking the media options on the good old DirecTV HD TiVo.  He who fools themselves thinking their custom HTPC is anything close to a TiVo is just ignorant.  Most of them have never even used a TiVo for any significant time so they have to point of reference.  I used to have a dual tuner MCE computer and it can never compare with any TiVo.

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Toddler said:   I don't think there's a bigger TiVo fan than myself.... <<snip>>  
That would be me.  2 TiVo boxes.  AND I am also a stockholder.

Was told years ago, if you like something, buy stock in it.  So I have nearly 700 shares of TiVo, and have had it for years.

Now just waiting for Apple or Google or Microsift to give up trying to create their own boxes and JUST BUY TIVO, so i can get 18 or 20 bucks a share for my stock!!! 

 

  Nope, I'm the biggest fan by far... I have a Premiere, 2 S3's and two Series 2 Humax (with DVD recorder).  I also used to sell TiVo upgrade drives and made tons of cash for many, many years.  I was a pioneer unlocking the media options on the good old DirecTV HD TiVo.  He who fools themselves thinking their custom HTPC is anything close to a TiVo is just ignorant.  Most of them have never even used a TiVo for any significant time so they have to point of reference.  I used to have a dual tuner MCE computer and it can never compare with any TiVo.

  Nope.  I have two Tivo HD's with 1GB extenders, a Tivo Premiere with 1GB extender, a Roamio Pro and two Minis...all with lifetime service.

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Actually My HTPC can do something your TiVo can't, remap the guide data for Clear QAM channels. This is an ongoing issue with TiVo. Just search Clear QAM guide issue on tivocommunity.com They have been saying they are working on it for about 6 years now. And I don' have the option to get a cable card with my service. But WMC allows you to map guide data to your channels. My TiVo will collect dust until they fix this issue. Also the TiVo Netflix interface on my TiVo HD sucks big time. No search capability and scrolling through seasons is a nightmare. You have to have add the program to your queue and then it show up on TiVo. Also the boot time on TiVo takes forever. Finally, my TiVo can't get projectfree.tv. So I can't watch GoT on it since I don't subscribe to HBO.

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What's the value proposition for this unit vs. a Dish Hopper? When we signed up for Dish we got rid of our lifetime ReplayTV units since the Hopper has a superior feature set and pretty good usability.

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DizzyT71 said:   

  • Record 6 shows at once
  • Up to 1,000 hours of recording capacity
  • Built-in streaming to iOS devices
  • Built-in WiFi and MoCA adapter
  • Works with digital cable

4.4/5 Stars based on 398 customer reviews on Amazon

 
But wait!  There's more:

  • Save recorded videos (non copy protected / flagged items) to your iOS device for offline viewing
  • Stream to your device from the Internet, not just from within your home network (aka Slingbox capability)


BTW, streaming to Android devices was promised, but they have not yet delivered
 

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I found this very good comparison review between the hopper and the roamio.  http://ocdnerd.com/gadget-review-dish-hopper-vs-tivo-roamio/ .  Each has its positives and negatives.  The review is very detailed.  The overall results::"Overall, I would have to sum things up with characterizing the DVRs in the following way.  Hopper is great ideas implemented poorly at a reasonable cost.  Roamio is good ideas implemented extremely well at a significant cost.  Both are hands down better than anything else out there including Comcast’s X1.  For me personally, I hope to switch to Roamio now that I am no longer in the introductory phase of my Dish contract and costs have gone up.  Switching will help offset some of the cost of the DVR.  The reason I want to switch is not a lack of features on Hopper, but a lack of them working properly.  This is also combined with Comcast offering BBC America and G4 in their basic package.Winner: Hopper if cost is king and you can live with some frustrations.  Roamio if you can afford it."

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Tincom said:    Finally, my TiVo can't get projectfree.tv. So I can't watch GoT on it since I don't subscribe to HBO.
  
First of  all maybe you should subscribe to HBO.  It's not that expensive.  Second of all, are you trolling?  projectfree.tv seems to be some sort of spyware distribution network.  

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GOATSAVER said:   I believe the "lifetime" is simply for the device... if you switch... you can't carry it with you to a new device.

I got rid of cable and tivo a year ago... Roku and hd antenna are far cheaper.

  Lifetime is definitely for the device.

Yeah, but with Roku and HD antenna you don't get the cool "bonk" noise every time you press a button on the remote.  That was worth the $600 to me...

  Recently got Sonos Playbar. It doesn't play the bonk. My wife genuinely is upset about the missing bonk. (setup for bonk jokes in place, internet you are cleared to post)

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