The TiVo Roamio OTA is now priced completely differently than it was at launch. Now, instead of paying $49 for the Roamio OTA box and then $15 per month, you’ll pay $299 for the box and a lifetime of service. Not a bad deal.
The box, which doesn’t use a cable card and instead relies on an HD antenna, allows you to record up to 4 shows at once for up to 75 hours of total stored HD programming, and can also provide content from Amazon Prime, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu, Netflix and other services.
Some quick math on the savings suggests that, after paying $49 for the initial box, the additional $250 would get you about 16 and a half months of service before you’d hit the new total price. Now, you’ll pay $299 and won’t ever have to worry about a monthly fee.