Bolt Deals

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by tarheelblue32, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

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    correct.
     
  2. JTHOJNICKI

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    Get the 500GB Bolt and swap in a 3TB drive. It's incredibly easy. Watch Intellibeam's Bolt upgrade video on YouTube.
     
  3. beyondthetech

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    Wouldn't this invalidate the Continual Warranty that TiVo offers with the unit? I'm sure they'd know changes have happened to the unit, since it's always calling home and trading information. With dropping prices for laptop hard drives and just $29 for an eSATA enclosure on Amazon like this one, I'd probably not risk losing coverage over a mod.

    As of today, Best Buy still has the 1TB TiVo Bolt for $378 (a whopping $21 savings off the regular $399 price).
     
  4. brettb

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    Has anyone gotten a modern eSATA enclosure/drive combination to work with the Bolt?

    My impression was that Tivo was (falsely) claiming expandability and the only known working/approved drive was a long-ago discontinued WD 1TB media extender drive.
     
  5. bertman64

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    Got the 500gb Bolt for 239 at Frys Mon. Set up Tivo account online but it would not activate and said to call which I have not done yet as Guide, suggestions and manual recording are working. How long will it keep working unactivated like this? Now Weaknees is offering 400.00 Lifetime on full price Bolts. Wonder if I can get that on this one? If not I pay nothing more and use the one year included!
     
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  6. aaronwt

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    When did Weaknees start offering Lifetime service?
     
  7. dave13077

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    Yup just checked the Weaknees site. $400 for all in pricing (formerly lifetime). Offer ends 4/18/16.
     
  8. beyondthetech

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    Can one buy the Lifetime outright from them, or does it have to be specifically with TiVos purchased through them?


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  9. bowlingblogger

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    I spoke to a Tivo phone CSR yesterday and I asked him this very question. Specifially, I told him I was planning on buying a Bolt from Best Buy and wanted to know if I could call to purchase All-In from Tivo after purchase for $400. He said yes, no problem; and the deal is good through the end of March. I haven't called back yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if I get told the option is not available...but I'll just take another spin at CSR roulette.
     
  10. eric102

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    $400? That's back to the old lifetime price!

    I wonder if that will go down even further once our 1 year of free is about to expire and we call in to cancel service?
     
  11. brettb

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    I wonder if a Bolt "Pro" announcement might follow the expiration of the $400 All-in promo?

    That's would be a little mean, though. :)
     
  12. atmuscarella

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    Did anyone really not expect the Bolt's price and the cost of lifetime to not come down via sales and special offers? This is how it works and why we all told people no reason to buy lifetime until the first year is up.
     
  13. bowlingblogger

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    Yeah, I think I'll take my chances and see what happens w/All-in pricing during my free year. Gives me a chance to see if I like the Bolt enough to go for it and take advantage of whatever price drops emerge.
     
  14. mjh

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    Found it:


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    Interesting. This means that if I could sell my Roamio OTA for the $600 that they seem to be fetching on ebay, I could upgrade to a bolt for about $100. Hmmm...
     

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  15. markjrenna

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    do you guys think $400 is a good deal or should I wait hoping for a better deal?
     
  16. Scooter Scott

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    You have me thinking the same thing...
     
  17. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Only you can answer your exact question, however if you are actually asking if we believe there will be a better deal than $400 for lifetime on existing Bolts, then my answer is yes. I believe that someday TiVo will offer all in/lifetime for an existing Bolt for less than $400. I have no idea if it will be anytime soon, but past history indicates that at some point TiVo will likely offer lower price all in/lifetime as a retention offer.

    That said if you can buy all in/lifetime for $400 now you know three things:
    1. You will be ahead of buying annual at $150 the third time you would have had to pay the $150
    2. You also know you will loose the continuous care being provided with annual service which provides for a replacement Bolt for $50 for as long as you continue to pay for service annually.
    3. And a functioning Bolt with lifetime is going to be worth more than one without lifetime if you decide to sell it.
    Let us know what you decide.
     
  18. markjrenna

    markjrenna Active Member

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    Thank you. I will have to think about it and decide what might be best.

     
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