Black Friday 2017 - TiVo Sales

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Sparky1234, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

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    Decision Time! :eek:

    o_O Gen4 or Gen3? o_O

    I'm looking forward to 'playing around' w/ Gen4 on a new, EMPTY Roamio when mine arrives (Thu). :cool:
     
  2. ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

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    Today at 3:04 PM:
    I was very surprised when I last checked ~ noon (before I had to crash on the couch after being up over 24 hours in order to insure getting a new Roamio OTA 500GB for $200 :handok:) that the *ONLY* item OOS was the new Mini v2. :confused:

    I completed my transaction at 3:15AM EST and I was worried the entire time until I saw my order number in my order history -whew!
     
  3. ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

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    I chuckle when I see a Newbie explaining things to one of the most helpful 'Old-Timers' on TCF. :rolleyes: :oops: :D

    BTW (not singling you out @Tony_T), I see LOTS of that going on daily in the past few weeks - where did all these new members (and previously silent LURKERs) come from? :confused: I wonder if it has anything to do with Gen4? o_O
     
  4. Phil T

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    It is new so she hasn't used it much and she didn't have her glasses on.
     
  5. pconway12

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    Do these bolt refurb units ship with the new voxx remotes or just the standard ones?
     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    If it's not a Bolt Vox and doesn't clearly and specifically state that it comes with a Vox remote, it doesn't come with a Vox remote
     
  7. ClearToLand

    ClearToLand Old !*#$% Tinkerer!

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    EXACTLY my point! :cool:

    Pick up the remote 'upside down' and, by feel alone, your thumb ends up on "Thumbs Down" :thumbsdown:.

    Try it...;)
     
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  8. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

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    The TiVo sale is over for this year's BF and CM.

    Any thoughts on what and when the next sale will happen?
     
  9. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Two thoughts. I'll bet there is something in the spring. That's when people start getting their income tax refunds. Also, there should be some update activity soon or there will be a sale on "refurb" boxes from users who can't live with the new features (bugs).
     
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  10. 19972000muskrat

    19972000muskrat Active Member

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    I was hoping to get a refub Mini for $50 but since that didn't happen I went with the lifetime 500gb OTA for $200.
     
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  11. Chuck_IV

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    Well, I got in for the Bolt with Vox remote to replace a Roamio basic. The $10/mo plan will save me $5/mo over the Roamio I had, plus the wife may find some use of the voice remote.


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  12. NYHeel

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    I don't know about you but expect to get at least 10 years if not 15 from tvs. I'm at 5+ years on my Panasonic ST50 Plasma and it's going just fine except for some increased buzzing, most noticeably on whiter screens. One of these days I need to try and fix that as it's getting pretty annoying. I believe the issue is due to loose screws since they didn't use washers. My other TV in the house is an older Panasonic plasma that's seldom used that I believe is now at 11 years old. It's a 720p model but is only 42" and is barely used.
     
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  13. chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

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    How old is the Roamio? If you call up to cancel, they may offer you $99 lifetime. I'd take it and then try to sell it on eBay. Or keep it and use it for archival storage. The Roamios can take much larger drives that are a little more reliable than the largest drives the Bolt can handle.
     
  14. RichB

    RichB Oppo Beta Group

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    I picked up a TiVo Mini VOX is $30 off but that deal seems to have disappeared.

    - Rich
     
  15. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Active Member

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    It's only a little over two years old so I dunno if they will. It was a refurb to begin with. I was hesitant to pull the trigger but the savings per month will add up plus, as I mentioned, the family may find use of the Vox remote.


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  16. 19972000muskrat

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  17. 19972000muskrat

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    Had same noise with my ST60. A couple months ago I had to move it to a new location thought that would be a good time to work on it. I found a YouTube video about it which showed taking the back off and tightening some screws. It really helped stop the buzzing noises.
     
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  18. NYHeel

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    Do you have the link to the video. I found another video and just bought replacement screws but I'd love to see a video that actually shows which screws need tightening/replacing.
     
  19. 19972000muskrat

    19972000muskrat Active Member

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    I think this is it.

    I didn't have the new screws I just tightened the existing ones.
     
  20. Welshdog

    Welshdog Tivo this, punk!

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    Got my Roamio OTA today. Having issues with Guided Setup. It finishes but tells me that there is no channel info for my zip code. I know others have seen this, but that was during the Rovi change-over. I did not find a specific solution other than waiting a while to see if the Tivo will download new software. I've run the Guided Setup several times and one or twice it claims to have seen a network interruption. I don't think that is actually happening since all the cables are the same as the Series 3 removed from service. I even swapped out the ethernet cable and it still threw an error once. Tivo Central says my activation is not complete, so maybe that is the issue. I'll wait to see what happens tomorrow. Never had any problems like this with the seven Tivos I've owned over the years.
     

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