New $99 lifetime transfer deal

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  1. Sep 23, 2017 #61 of 487
    krkaufman

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    You/they could. The Premieres don't have an activation block on them like some of the older TiVo models. So your Premiere is still usable after the Lifetime transfer, and has resale value... just less value than when it included Lifetime service.
     
  2. Sep 23, 2017 #62 of 487
    roseha

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    I went ahead and ordered the 500GB Bolt with the transfer. I decided it was worth it since my Premiere has been doing weird things like filling up with shows I've never heard of and deleting things I had put a do not delete on. I like the idea of the streaming also, even if it will only apply to OTA channels due to the Spectrum/TWC block. It's good to know the Premiere can be re-activated down the road, maybe I will give it to a relative or use it elsewhere on a monthly basis.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2017 #63 of 487
    pdhenry

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    On a whim I tried entering the TSN for the Premiere unit that wasn't mentioned in the TIVo email, and it turns out that it's eligible too. I would have preferred to retire Lifetime on that one. :(
     
  4. Sep 23, 2017 #64 of 487
    NoVa

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    For every person who think they can predict the future, that same person makes costly mistakes at the same rate.

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  5. Sep 23, 2017 #65 of 487
    jcondon

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    Thanks for the additional info. Also the 3TB one does 6 shows at once right? I believe off one M-Card? I am too far from the NYC towers to get OTA.

    We are going to hold on to our Premiers for another year. Just upgraded the HDs in both (the other a few months ago) and picked up a new peanut remote which should be here Monday. Had I known this deal was coming I would have probably passed on the last 3TB HD and remote and upgraded the one we have the loud fan.

    Perhaps if they repeat this deal in a year or so from now.
     
  6. Sep 23, 2017 #66 of 487
    NoVa

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    So these 2 statement contradicts each other...
     
  7. Sep 23, 2017 #67 of 487
    krkaufman

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    Yes, indeed -- thanks for catching that. (The BOLT+ would be a silly purchase if it weren't for the extra 2 CableCARD tuners, since, otherwise, the only difference would be color and HDD capacity.)
     
  8. Sep 23, 2017 #68 of 487
    Paul in Arlington

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    I have a premiere XL 4 with a whole bunch of shows recorded. If I upgrade to the Bolt+ how do I move my recordings to the new device? And if I can't move the shows, would I be able to continue watching the recorded shows after 10/31 when they plan to deactivate the unit. (Does it go into brick mode, or is the content still accessible).
    thanks.
     
  9. Sep 23, 2017 #69 of 487
    krkaufman

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    See also:
     
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  10. Sep 23, 2017 #70 of 487
    atmuscarella

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    If you can transfer the shows on your Premiere to a new Bolt+ (or a computer for that matter) depends on how your cable company coded them. After the service runs out on the Premiere if you have shows left on it you can still watch them.
     
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  11. Sep 23, 2017 #71 of 487
    tymbo

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    TiVo Chat told me today that I won't be able to transfer shows from a deactivated TiVo. I say this in case some of you are considering putting off the decision a week or two... You may need the extra month to transfer shows from old Premiere to new Bolt. I know I will since my ethernet jack is broken and am relying on wireless adapter. Of course, you can keep the old Premiere plugged in on a separate input and watch already-recorded shows while deactivated.
     
  12. Sep 23, 2017 #72 of 487
    tymbo

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    Those wondering how to transfer shows and season/one passes from old box to new box, you can do so via TiVo Online (online.tivo.com)
     
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  13. Sep 23, 2017 #73 of 487
    celtic pride

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    If i buy the new bolt at best buy can i still get the $99.00 lifetime deal? or do i have to puchase directly from TIVO to get the deal? P.S. does the bolt stream 4k on netflix,hulu and you tube?
     
  14. Sep 23, 2017 #74 of 487
    pdhenry

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    Yep. You're right. I conflated my previous experience and this offer.

    The donor unit will (in theory) lose its subscription on 10/31 but currently someone should be able to start a new subscription on an unsubbed Premiere.
     
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  15. Sep 23, 2017 #75 of 487
    DVR_Dave

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    Must be bought directly from TiVo.

    Buy on a CC that offers Price Protection (Discover, Chase Freedom, etc) and PM if the price is lower than TiVo.
     
  16. Sep 23, 2017 #76 of 487
    pdhenry

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    You have to buy from TiVo for the Lifetime transfer deal but you might be able to get a price match if your credit card offers price protection. My email receipt from TiVo shows the unit price and the $99 subscription on separate lines.

    After April many people reported success with getting a price match from their credit card. I checked Amazon before buying and currently their price is the same as TiVo's price, but typically price protection runs for at least a month or two after the purchase.
     
  17. Sep 23, 2017 #77 of 487
    celtic pride

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    ok DVR Dave , I was hoping to find a lower price at best buy or amazon then just call and transfer lifetime to the new bolt. now does tivo accept paypal or paypal credit?
     
  18. Sep 23, 2017 #78 of 487
    celtic pride

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    I guess i'' just go to the tivo website and get the information.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2017 #79 of 487
    kyderr

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    Arrugh. My TiVo code doesn't work and my TiVo just died a permanent death. I would buy this deal in a moment.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
     
  20. Sep 23, 2017 #80 of 487
    pdhenry

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    Make sure you delete the dashes in your TSN. Numbers and letters only (assuming you're trying to transfer from a Premiere).
     

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