Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals?

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  1. Dec 1, 2017 #161 of 201
    Tony_T

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    That's correct. I shouldn't have said clearly stated.
     
  2. Dec 1, 2017 #162 of 201
    bensherman

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    I did the same, and the same happened. I like the new box but was expecting the vox remote. Is there any difference in the hardware? I'll just buy the vox remote separately.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2017 #163 of 201
    lparsons21

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    Hardware is the same. I have a Vox remote that I was using on my white Bolt. Just paired it with this one and I’ll use my slide remote with the white Bolt in my bedroom.

    Only had one issue after setting up. The white Bolt was the moca server, had to change it to client, and then set the Bolt+ to be the Moca bridge. Got an error when trying to play video from the other boxes, but a reset/restart on the Bolt+ cleared that up.


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  4. Dec 2, 2017 #164 of 201
    Ocresident

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    I ordered my Bolt+ on BF and received it Thursday. It worked fine for about 4 hours, after making it completely through the setup procedure. Then the tuner stopped working and all of the channels were solid black. I attempted to reboot it and it would not make it past the initial Tivo logo. After messing around with it for a bit with tech support I now have my replacement on the way, arriving next week. Hopefully the second one will go smoother.
     
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  5. Dec 2, 2017 #165 of 201
    lujan

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    My experience with TiVo hardware has been it either works right off and then for a long time or it doesn't work right away and have to get a replacement.
     
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  6. Dec 2, 2017 #166 of 201
    foghorn2

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    Till you rub the rug or sweater and then touch the unit, there goes the HDMI or Eth port :D

    Imagine an brushed steel or alluminuminnum bolt , with the bend and all!!

    I'd buy one!!
     
  7. Dec 2, 2017 #167 of 201
    vbgregg

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    I ordered a Roamio OTA 500-GB on Cyber Monday and it was supposed to arrive by November 30 (3 days ago). I called TiVo today and the woman said that the order would be cancelled. Actually, what she really ended up saying was that they would cancel the original order, and then create a new order in which an upgrade would be substituted. My guess is that they will substitute a 1-TB version, though she did not say. She said I should get an email next week with details. I hope the order does not simply get cancelled.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2017 #168 of 201
    Tony_T

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  10. Dec 4, 2017 #170 of 201
    Sparky1234

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    TiVo is offering more and better sales than ever before! I like this new strategy and hope it is successful for the company's long term viability.
     
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  11. Dec 4, 2017 #171 of 201
    Chuck_IV

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    Yea, the cheaper service plan is what actually got me to upgrade to the Bolt on Monday. I wouldn't have even considered it otherwise.
     
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  12. Dec 6, 2017 #172 of 201
    Player1138

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    I am a little upset that if you are an existing customer you can not take advantage of the all-in service plan special.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2017 #173 of 201
    Sparky1234

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    TiVo does offer a $99 all in plan after a 2-3 year monthly / yearly commitment. Call TiVo for a read on when you may be eligible. Of course $349 all in up front is a much better deal.

    TiVo is forcing existing price/value conscious customers to wait for our TiVo's to die and a sale to occur. Bad marketing...
     
  14. Dec 7, 2017 #174 of 201
    vbgregg

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    Well, I never received another email. My original Cyber Monday order was cancelled, but no new order was created for an upgrade. I called again today and was told I could get a refurbished unit or pay another $100 for a new unit. I was upset, since I was previously told that they would send me an upgrade at no extra cost (and there was no mention of it being a refurb rather than a new unit). If they did not have enough units to fill all of the orders, they should not have sent me a confirmation and a notice that it would arrive 3 days later, and they should not have billed my credit card (though it was later removed).
     
  15. Dec 7, 2017 #175 of 201
    sfhub

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    Take the refurb Roamio OTA 1TB at $199. It is a good deal.
     
  16. Dec 7, 2017 #176 of 201
    foghorn2

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    The refurbs are pretty good if you get a good one, you will know within a month of using it.

    Then keep it cool and away from static, it will last a long time, if the HDMI and eth port lasts the only thing that may break is the Hard Drive and thats easy to replace, along with the power supply.

    I do not recommend using cheap hdmi and ethernet cables, also make sure your coax is well grounded if using an outdoor antenna or modded it for cable tv. An APC battery backup is smart too.
     
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  17. Dec 7, 2017 #177 of 201
    ClearToLand

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    The ORIGINAL Cyber Monday 2017 deal was:
    • $199.99 - New Roamio OTA 500GB w/ Lifetime
    • $249.99 - Refurb Roamio OTA 1TB w/ Lifetime
    • $299.99 - New Roamio OTA 1TB w/ Lifetime
    You're already saving an additional $50 over the folks that got in earlier than you and paid $249.99 for a REFURB Roamio OTA 1TB w/ Lifetime *AND* you're complaining. :rolleyes: It's THOSE folks who should be complaining - the Early Bird DID NOT get the best worm. :mad:
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    TiVo is offering you either $50 MORE OFF the Cyber Monday price on a refurb Roamio OTA 1TB w/ Lifetime *OR* the original Cyber Monday 2017 price on a new Roamio OTA 1TB w/ Lifetime. Maybe they should have offered you the refurb Roamio OTA 1TB / Lifetime for $249.99 (i.e. the original Cyber Monday 2017 price). :cool:
     
  18. Dec 8, 2017 #178 of 201
    Sparky1234

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    Happened to me before but TiVo has always made good on their documented mistakes.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2017 #179 of 201
    vbgregg

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    Yes, I realize that I got a better deal than those who wanted a 1-TB refurb, but since I plan to replace the original hard drive with a much larger drive, my priority was a new unit rather than a refurb (and the size of the original hard drive did not matter to me). So, for my purposes, I got less than what I ordered, at least with respect to what I care about. I'll stop complaining now, however, since the revised deal is still pretty good.
     
  20. Tony_T

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    White Bolt with VOX on Sale. Also Black Bolt:
    TiVo | December Holiday Sales | New BOLT VOX 20% off!

    No sale on Service.

    Interesting (and correct) description (compared to the Nov Sale), as it says that with the VOX remote, the old White has the same hardware as the 'new' Black Bolt (as discussed here before). Looks like someone in Tech wrote it and not sales :)
     

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