New $99 lifetime transfer deal

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Dan203, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Oct 9, 2017 #361 of 487
    rick123

    rick123 Member

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    This could be my exact post also. Everything with the install went just as described in the previous post! I thought this was a great deal if you had been considering an upgrade as I had.

    Although not in a hurry, I've wanted to upgrade to a Bolt for the enhancements it offers compared to Premiere. I'm "All In"; Our entire home setup is reliant on TiVo, so a Bolt was gonna be had at some point. My first attempt at upgrading my Premiere Elite with lifetime to a Bolt came last fall. Tivo offered a promotion for a referb Bolt 500gb with lifetime for $550. I figured I as usual would sell my discarded lifetime unit on Ebay to bring the price down. I ordered the Referb Bolt but had to send it back after about 7 cable cards (over 3 days as Comcast would not give me more than 2 at a time!) failed to pair. I was Soooo frustrated I just asked for a refund. When this current deal came along it made it not only cheaper but eliminated the need to sell the Premiere (can't imagine there is a market without lifetime, so it's unfortunately headed for the landfill...). As I said, the install could not have been easier this time. I did have the Bolt almost a week before I did the install because I was so afraid I was gonna have to go thru the same cablecard issue I had previously...
     
  2. Oct 9, 2017 #362 of 487
    mattack

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    How did you get so much?

    Wow.. guess I should try putting mine up again.

    this deal wasn't THAT good for me because (1) the horrible shape of the bolt+, (2) the white box.. and (3) I already technically have 10 tuners though I do tons of padding (which in effect cuts down on tuner availability), and duplicate some recordings on both tivos (for no particularly good reason I admit).

    If the bolt did 6 tuners OTA AND/OR cable, even though I don't really foresee cord cutting anytime soon, it might have been worth thinking about dealing with the dumb non rectangular shape.
     
  3. Oct 9, 2017 #363 of 487
    dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

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    The Bolt+ is black.
     
  4. StrynBean

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    Got my Bolt all set up. Was very easy to do. It is so small!
     
  5. Sparky1234

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    $99 offer has ended and TiVo is still out of Bolt+.
     
  6. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

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    I got a Bolt+ while it was out of stock -- already had one in my cart from when I almost bit on the last offer.
     
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  7. bikegeek

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    The recent auctions were ending in the low 80s so I went with a BuyNow at $90 and someone jumped on it within 24 hours. I bought a Bolt+ because I wanted six tuners and black.
     
  8. loubob57

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    Managed to watch all the shows on the Premiere I was replacing with the Bolt. So I didn't have to have to transfer any recordings. Setup was pretty easy as always. So now I've had a Series 1, Series 2 (2), Series 3, Premiere (2) and a Bolt. :)
     
  9. mc2wheels

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    I did buy it now for $100 with free shipping. It was sold in about an hour.
     
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  10. untfan

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    Both my parents and I took part in this deal - unfortunately I won't be able to setup my parents new Bolt until Thanksgiving, which leads to my question that I haven't been able to find an answer for despite searching and getting conflicting info from TiVo.

    Does anyone know what service plans would be available post deactivation? I'm looking for a simple month-to-month versus a commitment plan. TiVo chat said one is available at $14.99/month, phone support said All-In or annual but cancelable within the first 30-days. Looking at the website there is a $19.99 monthly no-commit plant but it states it is only available for TiVos bought at full price...

    Also for those who participated in the previous S2 or S3 transfers, how quick is TiVo to deactivate the service? If they're slow I might get by or be able to remove the Internet feed as it is coming via Moca to this TiVo, this all assuming I have enough guide data to get by.
     
  11. Anon1

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    My unit is up and running. I'm still waiting for the cable card, and will upgrade the drive and fan tonight or tomorrow. Then I can transfer Season Passes and recordings.
     
  12. jmz

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    Took advantage of this and got the 500 GB Bolt. Am wondering if the extended warranty is a thing of the past. So far I've not been able to find anything on it on the Tivo site.
     
  13. dswallow

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    When I ordered mine the extended warranty choice was part of the selection of the unit. After you chose the TiVo model and the service plan, you'd get a page showing the item in your cart, and part of that item was a drop-down where you could select the warranty... it starts off "Limited warranty" for "Included" and you can pick an extended warranty option. Here's how it looks doing it now...


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  14. jmz

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    Well, it looks like I missed that part when I checked out. As it is now, I'm not seeing it anywhere on their site. Thanks for the reply.
     
  15. StrynBean

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    Is there an easy way to transfer season passes?
     
  16. pdhenry

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    The TiVo Online section of the website facilitates moving Season Passes from box to box.
     
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  17. Sparky1234

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    Why fan? Because of drive?
     
  18. Sparky1234

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    I like to use kmttg for copy, save and move/upload for SPs.
     
  19. idksmy

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    No. Some people had fans in the Bolts they received that were quite loud. There’s a thread about it which includes the replacement fan to buy and how to install it. If you have the Bolt open to replace the drive, might as well replace the fan, too.
     
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  20. Sparky1234

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    It's better to be luck than good...

    My Bolt+ fan is quieter than Roamio and Premiere.
     

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