Bolt "Introductory" Price Ends May 2nd

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

  1. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    So what's the difference in total paid for all-in pricing between a v1 and a v2?
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    The v2 is $100 cheaper, so with all-in it's $100 cheaper. The v1 included a year of service you didn't need.

    Now if you planned to do monthly or yearly then the v2 is more expensive because they only reduced it by $100 and a year of service is $150.
     
  3. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    So basically all-in pricing stayed the same. The difference is with the v1 you're paying $100 for a years worth of service first and then you pay for the lifetime service.
     
  4. i2k

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    Activated one I bought @ Best Buy today and it included the year service. FWIW
     
  5. huskerpower95

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    Need to lower the lifetime buy in price.
     
  6. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Ya that is what most of us think. They did run a special (maybe still going on I don't know) where existing customers who bought a Bolt from another vendor (not TiVo) could buy lifetime for $400, which with the Amazon deals got the price down to the $650 range, which I consider acceptable.

    I bought a base Roamio near it's release for $590 with lifetime and thought it was a good deal at the time. Given that the Bolt has been out for a little over 6 months I would think the $800 they want now is a little high, something in the $600 - $700 range would be more acceptable.
     
  7. brystmar

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    As of Tuesday, my trusty Series3 HD couldn't get past the "Welcome! Powering Up..." screen. 9 years of faithful service is a good run :). Hopefully it's a HDD issue and not the PSU. Regardless, I've decided to jump to the current generation and forsake my well-traveled lifetime service upgrade.

    Anyway, I'm glad these events occurred when they did (and not in, say, July) because a 500gb Bolt w/1yr service included for $232 is too juicy to ignore. I was careful to order the correct SKU from Amazon, and my box should be arriving this morning. Will report back on redemption success/failure. The Amazon listing clearly states that my purchase includes the year of service, and I'll be holding everyone in the supply chain to that promise. ;)
     
  8. brystmar

    brystmar New Member

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    Successfully activated my free year of service today. Tivo's website says I won't be billed until May of 2017.

    Looks like they'll honor the first year of free service for new Bolt activations, provided you purchased the SKU which claims the first year is included. Good news for anyone else thinking about pulling the trigger.
     
  9. JTHOJNICKI

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    Actually, I'm glad my Bolt came with the free year of service. It gave me the chance to try TiVo as a replacement for my Dish Hopper/Joey setup. It worked; Dish is now gone and I'm a huge TiVo fan. I've since purchased a 6 Minis, a Roamio Pro All-In for cable and a new 1TB Roamio OTA All-In for OTA. The future of my Bolt now depends on what TiVo decides to do with the All-In price after the first year. I am not paying $600.
     
  10. thyname

    thyname Well-Known Member

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    Activated mine today. One year service included. It is all by serial number you have and tell TiVo reps when activating. Easy!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  11. jcthorne

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    While I kept my old Roamio for a secondary TV and extra tuners, I could not go back to a Roamio for the home theater. Its too big of a drop in feature set. I agree the $600 all in price is stupid and I am not paying it either. But I will buy another year at 150 if they do not offer something more reasonable.
     
  12. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    What are the features that the Roamio is missing?
     

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