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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by LightningBOLT, Sep 30, 2015.
i checked & there's only one jack
It's a long shot, but you might try using RG6 coax instead of RG59. If there's a loose conenction inside the jack, that *may* be enough to resolve it at least temporarily. Beyond that you're looking at an upgrade. The only other offer I'm aware of is the BOLT All-In for $600, but you need to have a Friends & Family code. There's a guy on Reddit /tivo who is handing them out
You may wish to simply buy a Roamio Pro with the $99 lifetime as discussed in this thread and then sell your existing Premiere with lifetime to someone who can fix the bad coax jack. If that's really the problem, then it should be an easy fix for someone who can solder, and you'll probably get more for it than the $99 it will cost for you to buy lifetime on the Pro.
But if you're looking for an option that's less expensive than that, either repairing your current unit or finding another used unit on ebay/craigslist are probably your best options.
i did not realize that was still a possibility.
The post right above yours is from someone who just got that deal two days ago.
i did not realize the $600 deal was the deal that started this thread. wow, that deal has been running a long time, i thought the original deal had expired.
Further the Tivo CS person said to get the $600 price, i'd have to return my broken premiere back to tivo.
as i said, i'm trying desperately to get myself up to speed quickly as i find myself without a tivo.
Again, thank you for pointing out that it's possible to get a Pro w/lt for $500+$100for LT. I ended up placing an order for it tonight.
i truly appreciate your kindness.
You're welcome. I'm glad you got the deal. Hopefully you can recoup some of the cost by selling your Premiere.
while i haven't opened the broken premiere, I am looking for a 'for parts' premiere tivo since i don't mind playing with hardware. I've also got an email into weaknees. Depending on the repair cost, i should be able to make at least half the cost of the roamio pro back.
I flirted with getting a low end Bolt & upgrading but at $300+$400 LT + $120 for the HDD =$820, it blew the budget for a impulse buy. Hard enough getting the $600 past the spouse, he was in favor of getting the replacment refurb'ed premiere for $350.
We were able to order the all in pro bundle for $599 plus tax yesterday, it includes lifetime service.
Any competent TV repair shop should be able to replace the connector for a nominal charge.
One of my Premiere's has been having issues with missing channels and it's looking like it's a problem with the Tivo not the cable company (cable company checked signal levels, etc) - switched cable cards, tuning adapters, etc. Swapped the 2 Premieres and the problem followed the same premiere so figuring its a problem with the unit. So was thinking about getting another one and saw this post about the Bolt special - tried leaving a message on Reddit last night but no response - looks like the Bolt All-In for $600 special ends today - anyone have a code?
I decided to finally pull the trigger on this deal on the Roamio Pro today. I would not be too surprised if this deal gets renewed into February.
My 2 tuner Premier has had a flawless performance for about 5 years. Dropping flash for the HDUI was a huge improvement. Having six tuners means conflicts will be going out the window at my house. The built in stream is also a big plus over the refurb Roamio basic.
I'm sure the Bolt Pro will be nice, but will come at more of a premium than I am willing to pay for awhile...
Thanks to the OP for making us all aware of this deal!
Are you asking about buying the all-in plan for a bolt you already have, in which case I think there's nothing special about getting that for $600 on top of the $300 for the Bolt itself.
If you're asking about getting to buy a Bolt with All-In for $600 total, that would be welcome news to me since that's a decent break-even price if you believe the box will live over 4 years. I thought that was only available with a friend/family connection?
And what is this "friends/family" thing. I've been with them forever. I've "received" a discount code like this from someone when I first got on board but have seen where I could do the same myself.
I once heard of somebody getting a family discount from somebody that worked at TiVo. But as far as I know the cheapest you can normally get a Bolt All-In is $900.
I just called to place my order for a Roamio Pro this evening. The rep I spoke to said he thought this special was scheduled to end yesterday (1/31), but he got me the same deal ($499 +$99) without any problem.
Yeah, looking for the Bolt including all in for $600 with the F/F coupon. As it turns out TWC came back out today and found there was a signal problem, so my Premeire is working fine now. But looking at the Roamio and Bolt with 4&6 tuners, I'm still thinking I want to get one plus a couple TiVo minis then maybe sell my TiVo HD lifetime and one of my Premeire Lifetime units to help defray the cost.
Is this deal for anyone?
I've only had Tivo (Bolt) since October, but would be interested in Roamio Pro for the 6 tuners, larger drive, streaming, component out, etc...
...and get lifetime for $600.
It's a "loyalty" promotion, so it might be tough for you but you could try.
I have a feeling they are going to run this promotion until they run out of Roamio Pros. They must have had a ton of stock sitting around.