It's Sept. 7th. Did anyone's Poison Pill from the promo kick in?

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  1. Sep 7, 2018 #1 of 105
    mahermusic

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    If you took advantage of the "Summer Breeze" promo, today's the day your older TiVo that had the Lifetime transferred away from it was supposed to have it's service deactivated. Anyone notice anything yet?
     
  2. Sep 7, 2018 #2 of 105
    opus123

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    I just got an email that it's been delayed until tomorrow September 8th... so we'll see i guess.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2018 #3 of 105
    bill875

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    I received this email about the deactivation and delay, however, I did NOT take advantage of this promotion beyond adding a Bolt to my cart and entering the eligible TivoHD TSN as the promo code. By the time I wanted to make the purchase, the Black Bolt was sold out so I gave up. Does this email mean someone used my TSN to upgrade somehow or did TIVO screw up and email more people than they should have?
     
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  4. Sep 7, 2018 #4 of 105
    cfranson

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    I got an email about this too, but didn’t buy a Bolt. Could it be related to older units I sold off?
     
  5. Sep 7, 2018 #5 of 105
    caughey

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    I also received this email about the deactivation and delay. Like you, I did NOT take advantage of this promotion. Moreover, I did NOT add a TiVo to my cart. I did NOT even visit the TiVo website.

    They better NOT deactivate my TiVo.
     
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  6. Sep 7, 2018 #6 of 105
    zoomzoom71

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    Same here. This is the first email that I've received about any sort of deactivation, so I'm really confused. I don't frequent these forums at all, so this is completely new news to me . I have two premier boxes. Are they both about to get bricked?
     
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  7. Sep 7, 2018 #7 of 105
    jlb

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    I got the email too and had never taken advantage of the offer. Methinks they just sent the email to everyone that had an eligible TSN


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  8. Sep 7, 2018 #8 of 105
    moedaman

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    Same here. I received the e-mail, but I didn't participate or even add a Tivo in the shopping cart. Since 2 of my Tivo's are a Series 2 and a Series 3, I doubt they would be able to put Lifetiime back on them.
     
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  9. Sep 7, 2018 #9 of 105
    kwmcc

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    I came here to see what's going on because I got an email regarding a Tivo being deactivated tomorrow. I never purchased anything, and have no idea what it's referring to.

    I checked my account on the Tivo website and don't see anything relevant there either.
     
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  10. Sep 7, 2018 #10 of 105
    RTPGiants

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    Yeah what the heck is this about? I think I clicked the link to take a look, but I did not purchase anything.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2018 #11 of 105
    ChileHead

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    I also got the mail, and I haven't bought a new TiVo since 2008, so they better not deactivate my TiVo!

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. Hopefully it was a mailing failure!
     
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  12. Sep 7, 2018 #12 of 105
    videojanitor

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    Just got the email as well -- came here to see if it happened to anyone else. Glad I am not alone, as I did not participate in this promotion.
     
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  13. Sep 7, 2018 #13 of 105
    oscarfish

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    Ditto.

    Normally I'd be suspicous that I somehow screwed something up, but I also haven't even been to the Tivo web site since before this promo started, so even I couldn't have done something stupid (in this case).

    I just have to assume that they blasted this email to everyone that was eligible.

    The ideal that somehow someone had used the deal with my older units ids did briefly cross my mind. That's quite the longshot and since others are in the same boat I gotta think this will be a non-issue.

    Still, don't scare me like this, my Tivos are too important.
     
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  14. Sep 7, 2018 #14 of 105
    pmint9

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    Add me to this list. Just got this ridiculous email. I did not request ANYTHING and will be beyond pissed if they screw up my existing machine. How do we address this? Anyone have any ideas?
     
  15. Sep 7, 2018 #15 of 105
    HeatherA

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    Add me to the list of folks that DID NOT buy and got the deactivation email tonight. It's my daughter's TiVo and we're not using ATM but do not want it deactivated. I will be pissed if it's shut off tomorrow. That'd be a pretty scummy move on TiVo's part. Hoping the email just went out in error.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2018 #16 of 105
    longrider

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    this sounds just like what happened with emails regarding the discontinuation of dialup service. The email got sent to everyone with a unit capable of using a phone line even if they had never used the service
     
  17. Sep 7, 2018 #17 of 105
    chrishicks

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    I just got this email a few minutes ago as well. I wasn't sure what it was even talking about so this was the first place I came looking for answers. I have 9 older Tivos(3 S2 and 6 S3's) with Lifetime service and don't want any of them deactivated considering how much money I have in them all even if I'm not currently using every single one of them. I really hope this was a glitch email.
     
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  18. Sep 7, 2018 #18 of 105
    jlb

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    Agreed. Mine is in need of caps/ps so may stay in box for eternity. But now that this happened, if they really did deactivate everything, they’re going to have problems


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  19. Sep 7, 2018 #19 of 105
    snickerrrrs

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    Same here TiVo email popped up on my Gmail account? Looks like $250 for a refurb Bolt?
    I can buy a used Roamio for $30 on Craigslist, can I transfer my lifetime to it? I wish!
    Scared the crap out of me that they might my deactivate my HD or Premiere without my permission. Another Email Marketing screw up me thinks.
     
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  20. Sep 7, 2018 #20 of 105
    Mr Tony

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    Add me to the list. I looked at my account and see just my Roamio OTA and my TivoHD. They better not nuke the HD.
     

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