The new TiVonomics got you down? Fortunately for you, TiVo is blowing our select Roamio inventory post Bolt intro. And this Roamio OTA is bundled with Lifetime service for a very attractive $300. For comparison, the 4-tuner Bolt starts at the same $300 but, after year one, requires either $150/year for ongoing service or $600 for Lifetime. Granted, Bolt does 4k… but, with a limited selection of content, it’s likely not yet a motivating for most. The main thing you give up is the Bolt’s controversial new look and integrated stream capabilities. One is likely irrelevant and the other can be corrected with an even more capable $130 Stream accessory, should you so choose. But you better strike while the iron is hot as TiVo will run out of inventory at some point and will surely cease sales once the OTA-only Bolt is unveiled later this year to prevent cannibalization. (Thanks David!)
In other Roamio deal news, supposedly the phenomenal 10-year customer loyalty deal has been sweetened. Whereas a Lifetimed 6-tuner, 1TB Roamio Plus was offered at a low $500 for long time customers, it has now opened up to 5-year patrons… for $50 less. Not to mention quite a few of you had convinced TiVo to throw in a Slide remote over the last few weeks (prior to the price drop). Further, various TiVo models (dependent on length of service?) may be eligible for Lifetime conversion for $99. So, like TiVo CMO Ira Bahr says, give them a call — they appear motivated to work deals and keep us happy.