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Amazon offers Trade Up Program for Fire TV

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Todd Erwin, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Message #21 of 34 Oct 4, 2018
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    Scott Merryfield

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    The Fire TV is no longer being discounted for Prime members, so the trade in no longer is the great $12 deal. I received my promotional credit yesterday and discovered the Fire TV 4K is now $70 before applying the $25 promo discount. At that price, I'll pass and buy the new Roku Premiere for $40.

    So I ended up sending in an old Roku 2 for a $3 trade in credit. Not a big deal because the Roku was obsolete and we were no longer using it, plus I had decided the Fire TV wouldn't work well for us. Still, it sucks that they jumped up the price on the Fire TV in the middle of this promotion for anyone who really wanted to take advantage of it.
     
  2. Todd Erwin

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    I think what happened is the promotion was too popular, as the Fire TV 4K is now out of stock until 10/14.
     
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    I looked at the Tivo's today, but I'm not really interested in adding another monthly service fee when I'm trying to cut back.
     
  4. Scott Merryfield

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    Hopefully that's the case. The promotion is good until sometime in February, so if the price drops again I may pick one up on the cheap just to try it out. I think I have one remaining available HDMI input on my Denon receiver, but will need to verify that. If not, I really will not have anywhere to try the player, as I need either the Vudu or Xfinity app everywhere else.
     
  5. Todd Erwin

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    It actually appears that $39.99 Prime Member price may have been a clearance price, as the trade-in offer now points to the new Fire TV 4K Stick, selling for $49.99 ($22 after trade-in).
     
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    The Roamio already comes with lifetime subscription. No other options.

    http://www.tivo.com/shop/buy-roamio-ota-dvr


    All-In
    Service Plan

    Your Roamio OTA VOX purchase includes TiVo service for the lifetime of your device-no additional fees, ever. TiVo service fuels exclusive features like SkipMode®, QuickMode® and OnePassTM.
     
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    That's right, I forgot Tivo changed that when they re-introduced their OTA model.
     
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    Been a life saver at our house of cord cutters.
     
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    Their new OTA box doesn't according to the reviews I've read and it requires the service.
     
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    The advantage of Netflix is that either the movie is available or it isn't. With Amazon, it might show up in the menu, but you don't know if it's part of the Prime package until you click through. They used to put the Prime banner on those movies and shows, but phased that out over the last year or so.
     
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    Amazon's Prime Video interface needs a complete face-lift - - it's terrible. Trying to find 4K content is a PITA.
     
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    I do not understand why Amazon segregates its 4k content the way that it does. If I want to watch "Jack Ryan" in 4k, I shouldn't have to hunt down the 4k version, it should either automatically give me the best resolution based on my internet speed and adjust accordingly as that speed fluctuates, or let me choose from the title's menu page.
     

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