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For those still on the fence about getting a Bolt before the "Launch Pricing" ends on May 2, Monoprice is offering the 500G Tivo Bolt for $209.99 + shipping after $20 coupon code "START20." Even with shipping added ($9.32 for me) it still beats the previous Amazon price of $233 (no longer available).

Monoprice is tax-free for me, so my total bill was $219.31. Ordered yesterday (Mon 4/25) and it's supposed to be delivered by UPS tomorrow (4/27), and that's with standard shipping to Iowa.

I couldn't find an expiration date on the coupon, and the base price of $229.99 could change at any time given Amazon is sold out, so I wouldn't dawdle if you're interested!

And for those unfamiliar with the current pricing structure, the purchase includes the first year of service ($150 value), so in essence you're only paying ~$70 for the hardware.
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I have a Roamio Pro and I love it, but this is 4K, which would be nice. Debating if I can buy this now and possibly add lifetime service or whatever it's called ASAP.
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I have a Roamio Pro and I love it, but this is 4K, which would be nice. Debating if I can buy this now and possibly add lifetime service or whatever it's called ASAP.
For $600. They were running a $400 All-In if you bought it directly from TiVo, but even that may be over now.

As far as leaving the Roamio Pro... don't. Larger form factor, sure, but it also will take cheaper 3.5" HDDs, which are also available in larger capacities. Unless 4K is really worth giving that, and your lifetime, up, there's no incentive. Aside from TiVo VP promising that a Bolt Pro or the like would be coming when the Roamio Pro was discontinued (as it seems to have been since TiVo told me it was completely sold out a couple weeks ago), the Bolts that are out right now are geared towards attracting new customers and that's part of the launch pricing idea. I would not doubt in the least that coinciding with the May 2 Launch Price expiration, we see a new Pro model - whether Bolt Pro or whatever name they come up with.
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in before all the complaining about how expensive it is after the first year. .
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in before all the complaining about how expensive it is after the first year. .
Based on what I have read it will be $150 a year after the first year and this is still cheaper than what Comcast charges for their DVR.

This price is actually better than the last Amazon price that went FP at $233
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in before all the complaining about how expensive it is after the first year. .
I have TiVo and love it, but service is way overpriced. I was lucky enough to get the Roamio with lifetime for $400 last year, but that's truly all its worth. In reality, if you buy the equipment, there is no reason to pay more than a couple bucks per month for the channel guide.. What they charge is hurting their growth.
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I have TiVo and love it, but service is way overpriced. I was lucky enough to get the Roamio with lifetime for $400 last year, but that's truly all its worth. In reality, if you buy the equipment, there is no reason to pay more than a couple bucks per month for the channel guide.. What they charge is hurting their growth.
Tivo Bolt with Tivo Mini's has been a great solution for me. I also have enjoyed the commercial skip and 30% faster feature of the Bolt.

For me with Comcast, it is still a OK deal and also I enjoy giving less money to Comcast. Big Grin
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I have TiVo and love it, but service is way overpriced. I was lucky enough to get the Roamio with lifetime for $400 last year, but that's truly all its worth. In reality, if you buy the equipment, there is no reason to pay more than a couple bucks per month for the channel guide.. What they charge is hurting their growth.
Do you actually think that based on what the equipment costs that they can pay for marketing, development, customer support, the actual guide service they provide, and all other costs of doing business if they only charge "a few bucks" short of having a market of like 25% of households? The Roamio OTA retail price is only $50. The HDD alone costs more than that.

And for people that gripe about All-In pricing being so high. All-in hurts them in the long run, even probably at $600, if the unit lives on for many years second hand, third hand, etc., but they got the up front cash infusion to work on building market cap. What the common person takes issue with for All-In is that they don't intend to keep the unit for more than two years before upgrading, and therefore can't break even except for when they resell it - and probably make a few bucks at that point. When you factor in what you would have paid for a substandard cable provider furnished device, you're still coming out ahead.

People just hate subscription fees and will gripe no matter what. Seems most people go to TiVo thinking it will save them money - and it can and likely does - and don't factor in the quality of service they get.
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The hardware cost isn't the issue. The problem is the service cost which is way over priced. Anyway to get a better deal on the lifetime service? $200-$400 for lifetime depending on what service you get is where it should be. However, for $600 for lifetime ill ever buy another TiVo till my romieo dies.
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For $600. They were running a $400 All-In if you bought it directly from TiVo, but even that may be over now.

As far as leaving the Roamio Pro... don't. Larger form factor, sure, but it also will take cheaper 3.5" HDDs, which are also available in larger capacities. Unless 4K is really worth giving that, and your lifetime, up, there's no incentive. Aside from TiVo VP promising that a Bolt Pro or the like would be coming when the Roamio Pro was discontinued (as it seems to have been since TiVo told me it was completely sold out a couple weeks ago), the Bolts that are out right now are geared towards attracting new customers and that's part of the launch pricing idea. I would not doubt in the least that coinciding with the May 2 Launch Price expiration, we see a new Pro model - whether Bolt Pro or whatever name they come up with.
I was thinking this but hoping it wouldn't be true as I really wanted to get a Roamio Pro or plus with LT.
Guess I'll hang onto my still very good to use Premier 4 which is basically the Bolt of its day and wait to see what new Bolt is coming out.

While hoping that TiVo is still a viable company going forward....
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Hoping the Bolt Pro looks more like a Roamio. Not a fan of the current design at all. After 2 years, I'm about at my break even vs renting cable boxes with my Roamio Pro plus Minis (all lifetime subs). Everything is still running great and even got better along the way with Plex and commercial skip added since initial purchase. I bought my daughter one of those $300 Lifetime Roamio refurbs. She can add Minis for less than $100. At those prices, it's a no-brainer if you have cable.
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I have TiVo and love it, but service is way overpriced. I was lucky enough to get the Roamio with lifetime for $400 last year, but that's truly all its worth. In reality, if you buy the equipment, there is no reason to pay more than a couple bucks per month for the channel guide.. What they charge is hurting their growth.
Agree. Now that Windows Media Center is basically dead I'm looking for another solution for OTA recording. Tempted to go Tivo because it "just works" on the UI is nice, but the service fees are absurd. $15/mo to record free TV? Will instead go with NextPVR + Schedules Direct subscription which is a little more of a headache but at least the costs are very reasonable (and NextPVR+Kodi is very full-featured). Tivo could have had me as a customer easily if they charged under 10 bucks a month.
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Quote from ThunderGlock View Post :
I have TiVo and love it, but service is way overpriced. I was lucky enough to get the Roamio with lifetime for $400 last year, but that's truly all its worth. In reality, if you buy the equipment, there is no reason to pay more than a couple bucks per month for the channel guide.. What they charge is hurting their growth.
From my perspective, no where can I get a true multi room TV switching setup like my Premier 4 (equivalent today is Roamio Plus/ Pro/Bolt) with LT and 3 addl rooms with Mini's for ~1/3 the cost of wiring, long runs HDMI digital switching, & wall repairs.

Benefit are:
Watching my recordings in 4 different rooms in the house.
Watching different VOD apps in 4 different rooms.
Watching TV channels independently.

$~1000 vs. $3000.

No where - no how.
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Darn you. Can.....Not.....Resist.......woot

Thanks for the post!
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I have had every other tivo and love them. The bolt looks great. I assume the 1 year starts when I call to activate? I am in an apartment now with att but plan on moving to a house within 6 months and getting time warner. I hope I can have the 1 year start then....

Also- Fount out if I did a shipping estimate then I couldnt enter the coupon, so I cleared the cache... odd. Ordered! 221 for me. Thanks! Smilie
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Last edited by Johnwashere April 26, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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