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https://www.amazon.com/TiVo-Roamio-OTA-DVR-Compatible/dp/B01DR4T...

Get two -- they're small!

TiVo Roamio OTA 1 TB DVR - With No Monthly Service Fees - Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player - Compatible only with HDTV Antennas (does not work with cable)

List Price: $399.99
Price: $305.40 & FREE Shipping. Details
You Save: $94.59 (24%)

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I have one of these with an indoor HD antenna and love it. This is combination with Netflix and DirectTV Now completes my cord-cutting setup.

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wizwor said:   https://www.amazon.com/TiVo-Roamio-OTA-DVR-Compatible/dp/B01DR4T73Q

Get two -- they're small!

 

  IN FOR (2)  

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montee4 said:   I have one of these with an indoor HD antenna and love it. This is combination with Netflix and DirectTV Now completes my cord-cutting setup.
  ​Agreed.  I do too, and connected it to an outdoor antenna mounted at the inside top of our attic.  It pulls in about two dozen local channels, can DVR any of them, Amazon, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Vudu , and a bunch of others. Also added two MOCA adapters to network three TVs total to the TIVO OTA.  Took my monthly spend from over $120.00 to $23.00 + the Amazon Prime I was buying anyway. 

​Goodbye Dish

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Can you access recordings on a computer or tablet over a network?
 

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kimgkimg said:   Can you access recordings on a computer or tablet over a network?
  For this model DVR you need to buy a Tivo Stream which runs ~ $130. It connects to your network (wired only) so it sits next to your router. But it will allow you to stream from the DVR via the Tivo Online website as well as the phone app outside your network for programs that don't have copyright rules against it.

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kimgkimg said:   Can you access recordings on a computer or tablet over a network?
  
Yes, but not without some help...

  1. TiVo stream
  2. TiVo Desktop
  3. KMTTG
  4. PyTiVo

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This is a good price now, but they have been in the $220s before. Edit...apparently the $220 price was fraud. However they were $260 before from Amazon.

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bought (1) (yes, refurb) for $ 199 from WOOT on BF, but that was THEN, this is NOW
thanks donrull
in for (2) from AZ
 

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Note that you can convert this to a CableCard-ready device as well if you can find the correct part. http://www.tivocommunity.com/community/index.php?threads/roamio-...

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$199 BF deal was a refurb.

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I wish I would have known about the cable card hack when I had cable. I have 2 old Tivos I could have pulled the bracket off and had a free subscription.

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If you're going to buy any DVR, no monthly fees is the only way to go

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spedinfargo said:   Note that you can convert this to a CableCard-ready device as well if you can find the correct part. http://www.tivocommunity.com/community/index.php?threads/roamio-...
   
Did this with my 500 GB OTA Roamio. I can confirm that it works. 

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Is the deal dead? I'm not seeing $305, lowest is $396

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Dead Deal.

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The warranty is only 90 Days for Labor for both new and refurb units.  The hard drive failed in my refurbished unit just inside 90 days and I had to make a claim right away for the warranty.

Limited Warranty TiVo Digital Video Recorder 90 Days Free Labor | One Year Parts Exchange

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OCCAnuck said:   
spedinfargo said:   Note that you can convert this to a CableCard-ready device as well if you can find the correct part. http://www.tivocommunity.com/community/index.php?threads/roamio-...
   
Did this with my 500 GB OTA Roamio. I can confirm that it works. 

  Are you saying that you converted this Roamio to work off cable, and you dont need to pay the Tivo monthly fee and still get the Tivo guide for cable?

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anonymouse2 said:   OCCAnuck said:   spedinfargo said:   Note that you can convert this to a CableCard-ready device as well if you can find the correct part. http://www.tivocommunity.com/community/index.php?threads/roamio-...Did this with my 500 GB OTA Roamio. I can confirm that it works. Are you saying that you converted this Roamio to work off cable, and you dont need to pay the Tivo monthly fee and still get the Tivo guide for cable?All TiVos require monthly, annual, or lifetime service. This particular TiVo includes Lifetime (All In) service.

The conversion is simply changing an OTA only TiVo to a "regular" (OTA or Cable) TiVo.
  

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anonymouse2 said:   
OCCAnuck said:   
spedinfargo said:   Note that you can convert this to a CableCard-ready device as well if you can find the correct part. http://www.tivocommunity.com/community/index.php?threads/roamio-...
   
Did this with my 500 GB OTA Roamio. I can confirm that it works. 

  Are you saying that you converted this Roamio to work off cable, and you dont need to pay the Tivo monthly fee and still get the Tivo guide for cable?

   
yes, I converted my OTA tivo with lifetime to a standard Tivo with lifetime by adding a cablecard bracket. Getting the bracket requires salvaging one from a broken unit or modifying a specific PCMCIA bracket. I went with the salvage option. 

All in I have ~$400 into my Tivo that has been up and running for 18 months. I am now at the break even point. 

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