Once in a lifetime PLS transfer coming back?

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  1. Jun 27, 2017 #1 of 283
    sfhub

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    TiVo | Exclusive Offer | Product Lifetime Service Transfer Sale

    This is posted at the top of TiVoCommunity

    Breaking News - Word is the sale is coming back... "Our “once in a lifetime” PLS promotion was such a hit, that we’ve decided to launch it again! It will be announced today that the PLS Transfer Sale will be available again for the last 3 days of the month. This will include the BOLT+ 3TB, and 4 refurb units (BOLT 500GB, BOLT 1T, Roamio Pro and the TiVo Mini)."

    TiVo Summer Meltdown for comparison (Roamio Pro $450 outright vs $400 using PLS transfer)
    TiVo DVR Summer Meltdown Sale 2017 - Buy Now and Save.
     
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  2. Jun 27, 2017 #2 of 283
    sfhub

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    Don't understand why I would want to transfer PLS onto a TiVo Mini.
     
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    krkaufman

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    Thanks for posting this. I'd noted the notice but X'd it away before taking a screenshot, and I hadn't been able to find any other mention of this "breaking news" on the forum. (Duh; just use a different browser session.)

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    Nice that they may be expanding the offer to the whole line, though, yeah, here's hoping they don't actually allow transfers to a Mini. ;) Correction: Ah, looks like the Roamio OTA isn't included, which makes sense, since, like with the Mini, service is already included in the price.
     
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    PatEllis15

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    Woah! Perfect timing!

    I'm considering the bolt... I have a Series II and a Premiere. Is this PLS sale mean the $99.00 one time transfer fee? Is this rumor, or more than that?
     
  5. Jun 27, 2017 #5 of 283
    brentsg

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    Well I doubt I'd do anything at this point but I'm connecting to TiVo with my old Series 3 w/lifetime just in case. It hasn't connected in 2 years b/c of my Roamio OTA replacement.

    I should have connected when I found out I missed the last transfer, but who would have thought another one so soon?
     
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  6. Jun 27, 2017 #6 of 283
    series5orpremier

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    If they would expand the transfer from units to include two-tuner Premieres I would bite.
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    I have 2 series 3 with lifetime. But I haven't had them connected for a couple of years. Wonder if I'll be eligible this time since I wasn't for the last offer?
     
  8. Jun 27, 2017 #8 of 283
    krkaufman

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    Good idea, and I'd suggest you PM, DM or Tweet that in the direction of @Ira Bahr (or @IraBahr on Twitter), highlighting that getting users to upgrade 2-tuner Premieres (i.e. anything less than a 4-tuner model) would drive demand for Minis.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2017 #9 of 283
    krkaufman

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    Hope you connected in time... (presuming this isn't rumor)
     
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    Mikeguy

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    Connect right now, and I mean now, before any promotion begins! If I recall correctly, the last promotion, from March/April, required one's boxes to have connected up before the promotion began, by no later than the day before the promotion began (and going a year back). Now.
     
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    krkaufman

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    What he said.

    p.s. That may also be why they leaked the sale a bit early, to spur people to get their boxes connected if interested in the sale.
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    OK! I ran and got both out of the closet, got them powered up, and they phoned home!! Hopefully it will work. I have a Premiere that I still use that I'd like to replace, too.
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    So of the TiVos listed in the Breaking News (BOLT+ 3TB, and 4 refurb units (BOLT 500GB, BOLT 1T, Roamio Pro) are the BOLT 500GB and BOLT 1T able to do OTA and the BOLT+ and Roamio Pro not able to do OTA?
     
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    krkaufman

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    Correct... noting that the 4-tuner BOLT 500GB/1TB models can do either OTA *or* CableCARD. The BOLT+ and Roamio Pro are limited to CableCARD-only, though 6 tuners!
     
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  15. Jun 27, 2017 #15 of 283
    Mikeguy

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    Correct.
     
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    DawnW

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    Do the Bolts connect to the Tivo minis the same way? MoCa bridge connection?
     
  17. Jun 27, 2017 #17 of 283
    brentsg

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    Honestly, TiVo is such a train wreck anymore that I'm not sure it matters.

    Just playing with the Series 3 again.. what a great box that was. It feels like my Oppo 203 and the Roamio feels like a plastic lunchbox in comparison.
     
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    UCLABB

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    I'd love to transfer the pls from my xl4 to a new Bolt+, but I doubt they'll go that far.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2017 #19 of 283
    Mikeguy

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    Or Ethernet. (And some people have had success using Powerline adapter or wireless bridge connections (have a good wireless network for the latter), although TiVo does not endorse/"support" them.)
     
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    tivotvaddict

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    Ack! I have a Humax Series 2 Tivo. Never was connected to current TV/Cable/CableCard setup. Is it even possible?

    Current connection has coax cable to cable box, different coax cable between cable box and tivo Roamio and then tivo HD to TV.
    Series 2 somehow used a wife connection (had some sort of adaptor thingie on top of set that connected through wifi).

    i have in my possession an Tivo Roamio my sister used for a month and then ditched, subscription status unknown. If it doesn't have lifetime can I transfer to that or is it only for new purchases?

    tta
     

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