New $99 lifetime transfer deal

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  1. Nov 4, 2017 #441 of 487
    pdhenry

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    Both my Premiere from this promotion and my S2 from the spring promotion still show as having active Lifetime service.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2017 #442 of 487
    atomarchio

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    Here is what my Premiere's say. Were my units previously eligible for the upgrade and I missed it?

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    01/07/2013 TiVo Package, Product LifetimeN/AThis DVR already has All-in plan service (previously known as Product Lifetime service). No other plans are available.

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    05/15/2012 TiVo Lifetime ServiceN/AThis DVR already has All-in plan service (previously known as Product Lifetime service). No other plans are available.
     
  3. Nov 4, 2017 #443 of 487
    pdhenry

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    If they connected within the past year (at the time of the offer) they were eligible. If they've been sitting on a shelf unused for longer than that, no.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2017 #444 of 487
    tommage1

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    Thanks. Am curious what will happen in the future with boxes that were used for these promotions. If they end up with another person will the lifetimes just go away sometime with no warning? Tivo will not tell a potential buyer of a box if it was used for a promotion, at least the rep I talked to would not. I just wish they would deactivate all the boxes that were used for promotions like they said they would, until they do IMO all lifetime S2/S3/S4 are kind of in limbo. Not to mention taking up space on the owner's account.
     
  5. Nov 5, 2017 #445 of 487
    tommage1

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    Don't feel too bad if you missed the promo. If you have 2 tuner lifetime Premieres you can sell them for $150-200 each. If you have 4 tuner models you can sell for $200-300 each depending on size of the drive. Right now you can get new Bolts with lifetime for $500-600 at ebay (mostly people selling the ones they got in the promo). Since you would have had to pay $300 or more to transfer to a Bolt not that much difference if you sell the Premiere and buy the Bolt at ebay now, maybe cheaper if you have a 2TB 4 tuner Premiere. At this point I would prefer a Bolt to a Vox as you can switch a Bolt back and forth between Hydra and G3. Yes you would have to buy a Vox remote but worth it to me for the flexibility. I have a feeling Hydra will be buggy for awhile, nice to have G3 available and be able to upgrade when and if you want to.
     
  6. Nov 5, 2017 #446 of 487
    atomarchio

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    I am not getting your math. So it was not actually $99 to upgrade from Premiere to Bolt w/lifetime?
     
  7. Nov 5, 2017 #447 of 487
    tommage1

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    You paid $99 to transfer the service but you had to buy the Bolt also, $199 plus tax for the 500GB, more for the other models. So $99 plus $199 plus tax minimum, a bit over $300.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2017 #448 of 487
    atomarchio

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    Now I get it. Still less but not as much as I originally thought.

    Do you think they are going to offer any kind of similar promotion over the holidays? My thought is to wait this out until January before upgrading. Especially since I have 2 premiere's I plan to upgrade.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2017 #449 of 487
    jwbelcher

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    I had a broken Tivo HD (capacitor bulge) that I transferred to a new Bolt for 99. I received an email that the HD would deactivate in May, but it still says its active. I wonder what would happen if it called in, but I never repaired it.

    Is anyone actively using a Series 2 / HD that didn't deactivate in their account after being used for the Lifetime promo on a new Bolt?
     
  10. Nov 5, 2017 #450 of 487
    JoeKustra

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    A cable card is not needed to call in. Just plug it in and see if your service level changes.
     
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    Einselen

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    No change on my XL4 Premier. With 6 Tuners on the Bolt+ I don't need more for a two person house hold and we have a mini on the bedroom TV for those odd occasions we watch TV in bed. Not sure how much of a use the XL4 is anymore. It is nice to have some movies recorded on it that can't be transferred, but even then, we had not watched these moves for almost 2 months now, what are the chances we will want to watch them? Not sure what to do with this box, I guess sell it and say it currently has lifetime but that can go away at any day? If so, what do I price that at?
     
  12. Nov 5, 2017 #452 of 487
    Sparky1234

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    I'd keep it for insurance for when your Bolt+ dies then you may be able to take advantage of a future sale. Bolt+++.
     
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    Einselen

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    Keep it until the software is updated to allow clustering. Once that happens, a single Onepass management across multiple devices, 10 tuners ($10 from Spectrum for Cable Card rentals) and then a single NP list between all. That would be so awesome. That would be my case at least, others could have more or less.
     
  14. Nov 5, 2017 #454 of 487
    stile99

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    Nobody mentioned a cable card. Google "bad caps". When they go poof, it's pretty much the same as letting the magic smoke out.
     
  15. Nov 7, 2017 #455 of 487
    ksalwitz

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    Yes.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2017 #456 of 487
    Sparky1234

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    White or Black smoke? As in new pope... lol.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2017 #457 of 487
    TheCryptkeeper

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    Yep, upgraded during the first promotion and gave my Humax S2 to my son, who's still using it. Never deactivated.
     
  18. chicagoenergy

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    I’m confused as to why TiVo doesn’t offer the $99 transfer as a way to continue to get revenue from people who are no longer helping their bottom line (ie lifetime service is a one shot payment for them).

    I would think getting users to turn in their Series 2, Series 3 and Premiere Units would help to move the brand forward.
     
  19. HerronScott

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    They've already done these (and in at least one case called it a "Once in a lifetime" promo/deal). I guess you are asking why they don't have it as an option all the time?

    Scott
     
  20. chicagoenergy

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    Yes, I was thinking that they should have this as an option all the time. More money for them and lifetime users continue to update to the latest tech.
     

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