Bolt to replace Roamio HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Eric Bolz, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Eric Bolz

    Eric Bolz New Member

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    My Roamio crapped out last night. If I buy a Bolt VOX from Amazon, will TIVO let me activate it? Is the Bolt VOX still for sale from TIVO direct?
     
  2. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    Your question does not make a lot of sense. Of course TiVo will let you activate any new TiVo you buy (two exceptions: you cannot activate any new Series 3 box, and you will also have problems with a stolen or fraudulently purchased box). The Series 3 has not been made in over 10 years, so little chance of a problem there.

    If you are asking about a transfer of a lifetime/ALL IN subscription, then No, they will not do that if you purchase a new box yourself.
     
  3. Eric Bolz

    Eric Bolz New Member

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    I purchased my Roamio about 6 years ago from Amazon to upgrade my old unit and TIVO gave me a difficult time activating it. Told me I must purchase only from TIVO. But in the end they did activate it. My subscription is a yearly thing.
     
  4. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    If you found a Premiere, Roamio, Bolt or Edge in a dumpster Tivo would activate it. Amazon and probably Weeknees are the only place to get a Bolt. I have seen Roamios and Premieres on Amazon as well. Bolt Vox from Amazon (renewed) $167. Free ship
     
  5. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    If I remember that timeframe sounds like when tivo had issues with tivo's bought via amazon, but there are no more issues buying tivo's from amazon
     
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  6. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    If you're paying a monthly or yearly subscription, then you have the continual care warranty. Tivo will replace your Roamio for $50.
     
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