Bolt "Introductory" Price Ends May 2nd

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by fcfc2, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    I think the current pricing of $232 from Amazon with 1 year of service is the lowest combined 1st year hardware/service costs we have seen ever, certainly in the first 6+/- months of a new product. I know that for those of us who like to pay once (all in/lifetime) the current pricing is not where we would like it but we are not the larger general public that TiVo was trying to expand sales to with the Bolt.

    Seems to me that TiVos primary sales periods would be at the beginning of the fall season and then at Christmas. I would think know would be very slow as people focus less on TV and more on spring/summer activities. If they wanted to change their pricing structure I guess it would be a good time to do it. TiVo has tried all sorts of pricing options in the past, I honestly am not sure what they could do on the pricing side that hasn't been tried before, that would end up being a financial plus for them.
     
  2. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    If I were CEO

    Only 2 new lines of Tivo

    The Bolt OTA which is a square non White Flat box, no cable card bracket. This model will have a modular tuner that can be replaced with any new OTA standard. (which could be sold for $$$)

    The Bolt Pro, 6 tuner cable card square non White Flat box, no OTA tuner.

    -A monthly fee for OTA only Boxes- 9.99

    -Partner with HBO/SHO/CBS/ESPN and offer those streaming services and billing and make commissions of MRC's

    -A monthly fee for OTA and a sling like TV service - $39.99 or 49.99

    -A monthly fee for Cable Tivo's with no OTA -14.99 and offer Lifetime for $499.99
     
  3. compnurd

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    I love the bent design. Breaks up the crap under the tv
     
  4. TonyD79

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    Actually, it is growing on me. I hated it when they announced it. Lived with it because I wanted the Bolt. Now kind of like it (I don't stack components. Each has its own shelf if it is big enough).
     
  5. aaronwt

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    Lowes and Home Depot do that all the time.
     
  6. aaronwt

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    I still hate the color and the design. But I just live with it since it is so much smaller than previous TiVos.
     
  7. compnurd

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    I have a beechwood color tv stand. it looks nice in it next to the PS4
     
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  9. davezatz

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    And here's the second part of the mystery:

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  10. TonyD79

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    Pretty much as we expected. Thanks.
     
  11. tarheelblue32

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    Yeah, this all makes sense. They gave it a shot with a year of free service, and it must not have improved sales so they are dropping it to lower the up-front price. And the new Roamio Pro price is what Amazon has been selling them for for months. I guess maybe Amazon will soon drop the Pro to $400.
     
  12. scottfll954

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    So now that this is coming to light..

    Newest question for all to ponder till 2may

    will TIVO bring back the Multiple Device Discount..???
     
  13. NashGuy

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    Maybe. Or maybe TiVo is just changing the price structure to make more $ per sub. They're only lowering the price of each Bolt by $100 but now requiring you to buy your first year of service for $150, which means a net $50 increase in initial cost. Does TiVo even allow new subscribers to buy service month-to-month? They haven't with the Bolt so far (after the first "free" year, service is stated to be available on a yearly basis only), although maybe they will starting May 2 under this new pricing scheme. I notice, though, that they're discounting the Roamio Pro by $150, reflecting the full value of the lost first year of service, so it's a wash for those (presumably savvier) buyers.

    The only way I can see that this revised pricing is beneficial to consumers is if you want to buy All-In lifetime service. If the cost of All-In stays the same, then the up-front cost will be $100 less for Bolt buyers and $150 less for Roamio Pro buyers.
     
  14. aaronwt

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    Supposedly you can get monthly. But it cost more per month and you are still agreeing to a year at $15 each month with a $75 early termination penalty. So with monthly you hit the yearly price of $150 at five months if you terminate early. AT ten months otherwise. So Monthly really doesn't make much sense anyway except for trying it out for a few weeks.

     
  15. MoggSquad

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    I just ordered the 1TB Bolt from Amazon for $329 last night advertising the 1 year free. I'm going to receive it this week and my question is, should I expect Tivo to honor the 1 free year based on the order date?

    If they give me grief I will just return it.

    I'm technically netting it for $180 after the 1 free year so it's worth trying out. Going to ditch DTV this summer and Tivo is ideal despite some compromises (no HBO Now is a major compromise for me).

     
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    I bought the one that includes the one year of service. Have yet to install FIOS due to Verizon strike. Rescheduled install is next Saturday. I am guessing they will honor the one-year service? They must be a way they can tell by the serial number...


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  18. tarheelblue32

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    I'm sure they will honor it. But if you're worried about it, you can just log on to tivo.com and activate it now.
     
  19. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    So they are saying V2. Does that mean these are slightly updated versions?
     
  20. tarheelblue32

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    Highly unlikely the hardware will be different in any way.
     

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