The TiVo Rewards loyalty program has lowered the “price” of the Series3 to 75,000 points. It was originally introduced as at 85,000 points. According to a quick scan of Amazon and Best Buy, the retail price of the Series3 remains $799… though Amazon has priced it under $610. Given these drops and rumor of a lower-cost HD TiVo, I wonder how (not) well the Series3 units are selling assuming all the early adopters and TiVo fanatics are onboard.
In other TiVo Rewards news, for the first time our Slingbox AV is being offered (at 25,000 points). I won’t be taking advantage of this reward now that I partake in the all-you-can-eat Slingbox plan (as a Sling Media employee), but those on the TCF who’ve requested/suggested this are in good shape today.
As far as other Reward suggestions, I think TiVo could make a killing by offering the discontinued Lifetime service option. It would be wins all around for TiVo: Motivate the most dedicated customers to “sell” more units, reward those most dedicated customers with exclusive service, and charge an outlandish Reward “fee” (125,000 pts?) to more than cover their expenses.
Last but not least, if you ever activate a TiVo and want to show ZNF a little love remember firstname.lastname@example.org referred you. ;) Now that I’m traveling more often, I wouldn’t mind a set of those Bose QuietComfort (v3) headphones at 45,000 pts.