New $99 lifetime transfer deal

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  1. Sep 23, 2017 #41 of 487
    Dan203

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    Even if there is, which I doubt, it won’t have the $99 transfer deal so unless you want to pay $550 just for lifetime service I’d take them up on this deal.
     
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  2. Sep 23, 2017 #42 of 487
    pdhenry

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    My attempted order of a 500gb Bolt is in perpetual "Retrieving your order confirmation..."

    I may have to try again later. No email confirmation yet.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2017 #43 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    They key words with these offers. In my experience, if you expect that they'll be back, they won't be, and if you don't expect them, they reappear. ;)
     
  4. Sep 23, 2017 #44 of 487
    pdhenry

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    I managed to find my order in the Order History section of TiVo.com. Good enough for me despite the frozen "retrieving..." page.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2017 #45 of 487
    tvmaster2

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    It would be nice if they just gave us a choice. I have a Series 2, HD and a first-gen Premiere. It would be a bit punchy of TiVo to presume we can ONLY afford to purchase upgrades when THEY want us to. I know I'm not in a position to trade in three units when they seem fit. I could afford one in the spring. So I hope the days of Series 2 / HD upgrades aren't over.
    Since we're the ones who shelled out for the units/Lifetime service, shouldn't WE be the ones who decide which units we can upgrade?
     
  6. Sep 23, 2017 #46 of 487
    atmuscarella

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    The Bolt is 2 years old now, before the Rovi take over a TiVo employee indicated their normal refresh time period was 3 years, however that employee is gone, there is no cable card replacement in site, many people believe cable will be converting from QAM to IPTV delivery, and the new TiVo's main focus is not consumer hardware, thus resulting in many people believing TiVo will never release a new cable card DVR.

    Our the simpler answer is we have no idea, but there has been zero rumors about any new/upcoming DVRs.
     
  7. Sep 23, 2017 #47 of 487
    AntiPC

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    Just checked the series 2: Last attempt 9/23 succeeded. :thumbsup:

    I did get a refurb Bolt last offer with another series 2. It's a great deal, and I really liked it when I was testing it out before taking it to Texas.
     
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  8. Sep 23, 2017 #48 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    Yep, I agree, consumer-friendly behavior and predictable courtesy to the consumer in the marketplace would be nice. But, this is now, and this is their deal to offer when, how, and if they want . . . . (They did offer more choice in the Spring, when the offer was slated as a "once-in-a-lifetime offer"--I guess that people should be happy that this is the third time or so that a transfer upgrade offer has been extended this year or so, albeit covering different older boxes.)
     
  9. Sep 23, 2017 #49 of 487
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Wow and no. Believing that Tivo should be making these offers when it's convenient for you is just plain ludicrous.
     
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  10. Sep 23, 2017 #50 of 487
    Dan203

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    Yeah the whole point of these sales is to drive sales figures in sagging months and keep people in the TiVo ecosystem. They're not just being nice.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2017 #51 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    Well, I, for one, would like it (but I kinda understand why TiVo wouldn't let me dictate its sales terms) . . . . ;)
     
  12. Sep 23, 2017 #52 of 487
    AJ500

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    I just received the lifetime transfer email. I have a 5-year old Premiere XL4 connected to TWC (Spectrum) service with a CableCard and Tuning Adapter. Can I use the same CC and TA with the Bolt? What's the pairing process?
     
  13. Sep 23, 2017 #53 of 487
    series5orpremier

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    I just ordered the 500gb Bolt and looking at my order history it's really not a bad deal as is. Including tax it's just $99 more than I paid for a refurbed Roamio OTA this past Black Friday. That gets you a faster processor, cable card bracket for cable option, and a built-in backup Stream.
     
  14. Sep 23, 2017 #54 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    I agree. Although, as others may point out, you're also losing the service of your old box, in the process.
     
  15. Sep 23, 2017 #55 of 487
    SMWinnie

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    D'oh!

    Just took my TiVo HD and S2 off the shelf earlier this week in hopes of an offer like this. Was happy for about five seconds before reading the TSN in the e-mail.

    I'm perfectly happy with the Premiere for my needs, so going to let this one go by.
     
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  16. Sep 23, 2017 #56 of 487
    series5orpremier

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    My dirty little secret about that is I'm only using my 7+ year old Premier XL for extra system storage anyway.
     
  17. Sep 23, 2017 #57 of 487
    Mikeguy

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    Give matters a few months--who knows what offers, with what permutations, will appear. ;) (Be sure to have the boxes dialing in to TiVO HQ periodically.)
     
  18. Sep 23, 2017 #58 of 487
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    Why can't you turn around and sell the Premiere XL4 I have after the transfer so someone else can activate and use?
     
  19. Sep 23, 2017 #59 of 487
    krkaufman

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    Just to be clear, beyond the color and HDD capacity, the white BOLTs are capable of OTA or CableCARD, while the black BOLT+ is strictly CableCARD. (I expect you're aware of this, but I felt compelled to mentioned it, anyway --- partly because I felt TiVo's web page associated with the deal fails to properly differentiate between the models.)

    edit: p.s. In addition, via a reminder from @jcondon, the BOLT+ CableCARD-only model has 6 CableCARD tuners, versus the 4 tuners in the "lesser" BOLT model.
     
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  20. Sep 23, 2017 #60 of 487
    catperson

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    Yes and Yes. During the Spring promo I got a new one for our FL place (Brighthouse/Spectrum) and had no trouble. I may have had to call and ask them to remotely "zap" the card, I don't remember. But you won't have to get a new card or tuning adapter.

    kathy
     
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