Bolt Can't Transfer from Upgraded Series 3

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by sbedelman, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2007


    I think your lifetime has an expiration that gets renewed when you connect to tivo. I don't remember for sure, but I think it is something like 30 days. Look at your System Information page under service level and it should have some date. I believe that date is the expiration for your service if your unit doesn't connect.

    MRV/show transfers are disabled on my box when it doesn't have service. I can still play shows that are already recorded, but other than that the tivo doesn't have much functionality.

    I don't know if Series 2 behave this way. Series 3 and above I believe does behave that way.
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  2. George Cifranci

    George Cifranci TiVo Bolt 500GB - TE4 UI

    Jan 30, 2003
    I was trying to test it with TiVo Desktop just now and TiVo Desktop just sees the Bolt. When I tested the S2 the day before yesterday (it had been powered off for quite a long time) and again today I didn't have the TiVo Series 2 connected to a TV and just figured I would connect it to the network and power it on. I forgot about the Series 2 when I was playing with my Bolt and the Series stayed connected to the network and powered on for a day. Since it wasn't working with TiVo Desktop today I decided to connect it to a TV and to my surprise (although in hindsight I shouldn't have been) it is on the "Preparing a Service Update this make take an hour or more" screen. So I had it connected long enough since yesterday for it to download the latest software update and so it never booted which is why TiVo Desktop can't see it. So I will find out after the Series 2 updates if it works with TiVo Desktop or not. :)
  3. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    No you won't be able to transfer shows without service.


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