TiVo Roamio HD Digital Media Player

TiVo is selling these for $50 refurbished on their site?

Yes, you can get this directly from TIVO for $49.99 plus you can buy a lifetime subscription for $250. I just bought this package on Sunday and soon will be replacing my two Tivo Premier boxes with one Roamio and one mini eliminating my $35/monthly TIVO service fee on the two Premier units.

I am moving into my own home and would like to purchase this. Do I have to let my cable company know that I have this new TIVO, will my cable company charge me additional fees or can I simply plug it into my TV and it will work out of the box.except for a TIVO mini, I am assuming I don’t need any additional equipment.

As was noted previously, there is a great/better deal on these directly from TiVo- includes the lifetime guide, which I highly recommend (do the math, a year and a half of regular guide will pay for the lifetime subscription. Here’s the link:

Geez, and I thought that offer was only for current Premier owners! No matter, I’ve already ordered the refurb plus lifetime service (and added lifetime service to my current Premier for $99).

What I was hoping to see here was the earlier deal Woot had on the Mini ($50), which is still cheaper than what Tivo is asking for them.

Then I could think about getting rid of the HDHomeRun Prime, which also uses a cable card. Save myself another $6 a month, if Tivo has an app that runs on Windows and lets you access the Roamio…

Th $49.99 version noted here is the OTA version. It doesn’t connect to cable, FIOS, whatever. It appears to be for Over The Air connections, only.
“The single best solution for
HD antenna enthusiasts.” (Their words, not mine)

I correct myself. They also offer the non-OTA version at the bottom of the page. If you pick the TiVo direct route, make sure you pick the right one.

Apologies…

You may need to rent cable cards from your supplier

You will almost certainly need a Cable Card. More info here: http://www.tivo.com/buytivo/faqs/about_cablecarddecoders/

Hi cmleary - You’ll need to get a CableCARD from your cable company, but you can return the cable box they are providing you at the same time.

Usually the monthly fee for CableCARD is pretty low (around a buck for me in Minneapolis), sometimes zero. Then just install the card, contact your cable co to activate it, and all your channels and guide functions will work smoothly.

Some markets require a digital tuning adapter instead of a CableCARD. Your cable provider should be able to give you full instructions.

TiVoTom

You should be able to get “letterbox” quality without the cable card but will definitely need one for HiDef channels. My cable co charges $3/mo for the card.

With Media Sharing 2 TiVo boxes can share the recordings between them - like the Mini but with the ability to record on both boxes. It works great.

I just got a refurb of this on Tivo’s website for $50, + $250 for lifetime service. Sorry woot…being undersold by the manufacturer.

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Geez, and I thought that offer was only for current Premier owners! No matter, I’ve already ordered the refurb plus lifetime service (and added lifetime service to my current Premier for $99).

How did you add lifetime service to your Premier for $99?