Lifetime Transfer for Edge purchase?

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by Lrscpa, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Oct 8, 2019 #1 of 11
    Lrscpa

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    Even giving up a gig of storage, I am concerned that my current Bolt+ 3TB is a ticking time bomb. Would consider swallowing the cost of the Edge if I could transfer a lifetime sub.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2019 #2 of 11
    KevTech

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    May have to wait for when they have a sale.
    Maybe Black Friday?
    Maybe next summer?
     
  3. Oct 8, 2019 #3 of 11
    MikeekiM

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    I'd keep the Bolt and let them shake out all the issues of the new design, which would also allow you to monitor the pricing and see what sort of Black Friday and Christmas pricing is available.

    I have a Roamio, and I am waiting... I am sure my Roamio is more of a ticking time bomb than your Bolt... :)
     
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  4. Oct 9, 2019 #4 of 11
    lhvetinari

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    Probably not - the Bolt+ is an absolute mess in terms of internal temp regulation, there's a whole big thread of dead ones in the Bolt subforum. Roamios are pretty bulletproof.
     
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  5. Oct 9, 2019 #5 of 11
    MikeekiM

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    Ah... As a Roamio owner, I don't keep up with the latest and greatest on the Bolt... Wasn't aware of those problems...

    Good luck!
     
  6. Oct 9, 2019 #6 of 11
    Wigohwt

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    If your Roamio fails, odds are:
    1. HDD
    2. Power supply.

    Both problems can easily be repaired.
     
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  7. Oct 9, 2019 #7 of 11
    MikeekiM

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    So key learning... Keep my Roamio OTA for as long as I can... Especially since it's still on TE3! :)

    Thanks!
     
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  8. Oct 9, 2019 #8 of 11
    SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I have a Tivo HD that has a life time that is sitting on a shelf. I am waiting to either transfer the life time to a new Tivo or sell it and get another mini to go with my new bolt that has life time.
     
  9. Oct 9, 2019 #9 of 11
    snerd

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    Be sure to plug it in and have it "phone home" occasionally so that it will qualify to transer lifetime. It needs to have been in use at some time during the prior year to qualify for the special offers.
     
  10. tommage1

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    IMO all Tivos with a 2.5" drives are ticking time bombs. With a Bolt upgrade to an external 3.5 PMR drive hooked up directly to the Bolt MB (use the power from the external enclosure). With a Roamio you are ok. Life of 2.5" drive in an Edge yet to be determined of course but I just can't see a 2.5 lasting as long as a decent PMR 3.5.
     
  11. tommage1

    tommage1 Active Member

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    No way, your Roamio has a 3.5 drive, way more reliable than a Bolt with a 2.5. Also easier and cheaper to upgrade or replace the drive. Also not as much on the flash drive so can actually keep backups of the hard drive and swap in and out. For me a Roamio is still the best Tivo (at least for someone who mostly just records and watches shows), especially the 4 tuner "basic" model which does cable and OTA (one at a time but at least has capability for both)
     

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