Bolt Sale - Memorial Weekend 2020

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  1. pfiagra

    pfiagra Active Member

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    Just received a message on my TiVo that there is a sale on Bolt VOX and Bolt OTA, though i don’t see the sale on their website yet.
     
  2. pfiagra

    pfiagra Active Member

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    Deals

    TiVo BOLT OTA for antenna
    Save up to $250 with code SAVEBOLT
    • $100 off TiVo BOLT OTA for antenna
    • Service Plan Savings: $2 off Monthly, $20 off Annual, and $150 off All-In Plan

    TiVo BOLT VOX

    Save up to $400 with code SAVEBOLT
    • $100 off TiVo BOLT VOX 500 GB or 1 TB
    • Service Plan Savings: $5 off Monthly, $50 off Annual, and $300 off All-In Plan
     
  3. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    You can get an all in Bolt 500g cable for $350.
     
  4. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    These are only 4 tuners for cable right? Or is the 1 TB 6 tuner?

    I'm holding out to see if they have the Summer Sale where I can maybe dump my spare lifetime Premiere for $99 all-in on top of an Edge.
     
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  5. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    $249 for a Bolt OTA (w/lifetime.) Is that the lowest sale price ever? I'm tempted to get one just in case I need one.

    should I trust the BOLT though? I read about issues but not sure they apply to the OTA version too.

    Just curious.
     
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  6. davezatz

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    Was the same price during the Bracket Buster sale in March, but don't think it's ever been lower.
     
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  7. Ryan12341

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    Would you consider that a good deal? I have heard the Bolt has some issues?
     
  8. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    I also am not clear...can all 3 of these Bolts that are on sale be rolled back to TE3?
     
  9. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

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    Bolt OTA cannot be rolled back. Not sure if they crippled the other models yet, but they could be rolled back.
     
  10. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Thank you!
     
  11. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    I’m confused at what the non-OTA Bolt model is.

    Is it 4 or 6 tuners? Is it cable ONLY or can it be OTA as well? (Not both at the same time)
     
  12. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    I actually just chatted with TiVo support asking the same thing:

    500 GB: Has both OTA and Cable (can only use 1 at a time) and 4-tuners
    1 TB: Has Cable only and 4-tuners

    Isn't the 500 GB the one to get then? Just pop in your own drive for more space.
     
  13. steinbch

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    I think they are incorrect. The 1TB model has 6 tuners.

    TiVo BOLT VOX Info Chart
     
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  14. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    That's why I'm confused too. I know the 3TB cable version is 6 tuners. But this 1 TB Cable box I've seen both as 4-tuner and 6-tuner.

    Even this Best Buy listing. Says 4 tuners in the text, then spec table says 6 tuners.
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tivo-bolt-vox-1tb-dvr-streaming-player-black/6305727.p?skuId=6305727

    Here is says the 1 TB is 4-tuner as well:
    TiVo Buying Guide - Which TiVo Do you Need?
     
  15. alarson83

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    I guess i don't get how the tuners work, i assumed there were separate cable tuners and OTA tuners. Reading this- there are 4 tuners, no matter which you choose (OTA or cbale) and you can only use one or the other?
     
  16. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Correct. Box is capable of both, but not concurrently.
    Does Bolt support both OTA and cable card at the same time?
     
  17. alarson83

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    I think there are 3 products being talked about here.

    Bolt OTA: 1TB HD, 4 tuners, OTA only
    Bolt Vox 500gb: 500gb hd, OTA\Cable
    Bolt Vox 1TB for cable : 6 tuners 1TB hd, Cable only.
     
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  18. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Correct. And all 3 of these models have 4-tuners.
     
  19. alarson83

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    Tivo says the bolt vox 1tb has 6 tuners.
     
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  20. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Are you going by one of the conflicting sites? Or did you reach out to them? Here's my chat just a little while ago:

    Esneyra (5/22/2020, 2:22:56 PM): Thank you for contacting TiVo Support Chat, my name is Esneyra and I am happy to assist you.
    Me (5/22/2020, 2:23:02 PM): Hi
    Esneyra (5/22/2020, 2:23:33 PM): Hello! How may I help?
    Me (5/22/2020, 2:24:15 PM): I see that there is a sale this weekend on the Bolt VOX. I have some questions on the 500 GB and 1 TB models
    Esneyra (5/22/2020, 2:25:31 PM): Sure.
    Me (5/22/2020, 2:25:48 PM): are they both 4-tuner? or is the 1 TB version on sale a 6-tuner?
    Esneyra (5/22/2020, 2:27:53 PM): Yes, both device has 4 tuners built in.
    Me (5/22/2020, 2:28:32 PM): thanks. and for the 500 GB version, can that take both antenna or cable?
    Esneyra (5/22/2020, 2:29:11 PM): Correct, the BOLT VOX 500GB can support Digital Cable or Antenna.
    Me (5/22/2020, 2:29:24 PM): thank you for the clarifications

    At the bottom of this page, click on TiVo Comparison Chart. It shows only 4.
    TiVo EDGE for Cable | Replace your Cable Box DVR with TiVo

    I'm so confused! :)
     

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