New $99 lifetime transfer deal

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  1. Sep 23, 2017 #21 of 487
    jcthorne

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    Just go to the regular shopping site and put one in your cart. Then go to the link and follow through, deleting the new one and keeping the refurb. Apply the promo code, $249
     
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  2. Sep 23, 2017 #22 of 487
    jcthorne

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    Never mind. No need for the two step. Just shop on the regular Tivo page and place the refurb in your card along with all in plan then apply the promo code. No need to use the link in the email.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2017 #23 of 487
    TivoJD

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    The refurbs must be gone, I don't see them, just the new ones.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2017 #24 of 487
    alexofindy

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    I just got the offer, for my 7 year old 2-tuner Premiere XL. I'm considering it, and would value some advise from the Wise Ones that inhabit this forum. I'd probably go for the Bolt + 3TB

    Downsides: 1) The Bolts don't do OTA and cable; worse, the Bolt + doesn't do OTA at all. I occasionally tape an OTA show, but only occasionally.
    2) The Bolts are not stackable (dumb design decision IMHO)
    3) $600 is still $600
    4) This is the real issue - I have Comcast service, and AT&T is now installing fiber to the home in my subdivision. ATT does offer a home DVR option, which I could use instead of Tivo. The Bolt won't work with AT&T, (nor will my existing Premiere) and what I'm really afraid of is that Comcast may switch to all IPTV of some sort, in which case a Bolt would, I think, become a doorstop. Any thoughts on this?

    Finally, what I think is a simple questions: I assume my existing Premiere, once deactivated, can still be used to play back previously recorded shows - correct?

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  5. Sep 23, 2017 #25 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    Call them for it--it could work.
     
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  7. Sep 23, 2017 #27 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    Get the Bolt (nonplus), and sub in your own 3TB Toshiba 2.5" drive--relatively easy to do, with a couple of screwdrivers (see YouTube videos on this). And so you can choose between OTA and cable (but not at the same time).
    Put it under an inexpensive (and even nice-looking, perforated metal or clear acrylic) monitor stand, if you feel the need--"converts" it into being stackable. See earlier posts here on this, with pics.
    Save 1/4+ of that by purchasing the Bolt (nonplus) and subbing in your own separately-purchased 3TB drive (see above). Also, if you have a credit card that gives a price match reimbursement, look for a lower price and applying.
    If like TiVo's other similar offers, yes.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2017 #28 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    No, I was reading the thread from the beginning and responded at that point--no one (including you) had yet made the suggestion. Sorry if you found the attempted help offensive. ;)
     
  9. Sep 23, 2017 #29 of 487
    innocentfreak

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    Did anyone get it on their HDs this time? I only got it on my Elite and Premiere XL
     
  10. Sep 23, 2017 #30 of 487
    AntiPC

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    I just called, and the CSR said that it was only for series 4 boxes. She wouldn't give me the offer on my series 2.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2017 #31 of 487
    innocentfreak

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    That sucks, I wanted to use my TiVo HDs. Oh well I guess I will upgrade the Elite since it seems like it might have tuner issues.
     
  12. Sep 23, 2017 #32 of 487
    gfweiss

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    I missed the last two offers because my box wasn't connected. I connected it a month ago and have been waiting for the offer to return but I didn't get the email this time either. Anyone know if Series 2 boxes are included in the offer?
     
  13. Sep 23, 2017 #33 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    See the post 2 above yours ... ?
     
  14. Sep 23, 2017 #34 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    Stay tuned . . . could come back (and I'd have the S2 dial-in periodically).
     
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  15. Sep 23, 2017 #35 of 487
    gfweiss

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    Thanks. I saw that immediately after I posted.
     
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  16. Sep 23, 2017 #36 of 487
    brianric

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    Just enter the numbers with no space. Don't enter the dash (-), that was my mistake on the first try.
     
  17. Sep 23, 2017 #37 of 487
    roseha

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    I just spoke to a customer service person as to whether I could still use my Premiere for OTA recording if I transferred the service to a Bolt. She said no but that I could "reactivate" service to the Premiere in the future. So that would mean taking out a new service? I do like having the option of both cable and OTA though both my Roamio and Premiere have been acting weirdly lately, especially the Premiere, in that they are both recording shows I never watch even though I have suggestions turned off. The Premiere was bought in 2012, would it be a good time to upgrade?
     
  18. Sep 23, 2017 #38 of 487
    series5orpremier

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    They'll probably have the same offer Black Friday except with refurb units that are $50-$100 less, but there's no guarantee so I might just take the e-mail up on it's offer.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2017 #39 of 487
    tymbo

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    So this offer greatly appeals to me but Bolt+ has been out for so long that I'd originally been waiting for just the next generation box so I could have the latest and greatest as soon as it came out. What do you guys think about the release of the next generation of tivo boxes? Will there be one in the next year or so? I could probably live forever with my TiVo XL4 since 4k isn't broadcasting yet and I don't have a 4k TV. I also don't mind fast forwarding through the commercials instead of gaining skip mode. However, about 6 months ago, the wifi jack on my XL4 no longer works, and so I'm connecting to the internet via the wireless adapter. With my box 80% full, how tedious would it be to transfer all my shows via wireless?
     
  20. Sep 23, 2017 #40 of 487
    hummingbird_206

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    After a ridiculously long time on hold, the CSR checked my account and my Premiere was eligible for the offer. So annoying that my TSN didn't work on the website (yes, I entered it without the dashes) but very happy that I'll be getting a Bolt 500 GB! Total with tax was $327.40. Thanks @Dan203 for posting the deal!
     
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