Once in a lifetime PLS transfer coming back?

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  1. 01jmac

    01jmac New Member

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    Mine is scheduled to be deactivated, but I have blocked it from getting internet access for now as there are a couple things I want to record for storage while I still can. I don't know when the service is terminated if I will lose recording ability immediately, or if it will allow recording until the guide runs out.

    I am curious to hear from someone as to what actually happens.
     
  2. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    I think if the Tivo doesn't connect for 30 consecutive days it will cease to function as a DVR irrespective of any deactivation initiated by Tivo. Once the Tivo is connected again it will resume DVR functionality, provided Tivo has not deactivated it.
     
  3. dwatt

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    I ordered 2 bolts on this deal to replace two original S3's with the second chance offer. I only entered one TSN when making the order. Not realizing that I was supposed to enter one for each. The S3 with the TSN I entered is now listed as inactive on tivo. com. The other is still listed as active. Any thoughts on what will happen to the second S3 and/or bolt? Cut off service to bolt? Back charge full price for lifetime? recognize the other S3 on the account and inactivate it?
     
  4. amyf

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    My TiVo HD deactivated today after I let it make a service connection. I used the second chance offer to transfer the lifetime to a Bolt+. I guess they actually started processing the de-activations.
     
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  5. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    My S2 is still active. Bolt was activated on July 12.
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I guess I need to plug my S3 boxes back in and let them connect. I really want to get them off of my list of TiVos. I'll try plugging them in tonight.
     
  7. dwatt

    dwatt Well-Known Member

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    Both of mine have been unplugged for quite awhile. The one listed for the transfer went to inactive all the same.
     
  8. BHogden

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    A friend of mine with an older TiVo received an e-mail message offering a lifetime service transfer today. He mentioned it because he knows I'd been wanting to go back to TiVo again, but the lifetime service was a sticking point for me.

    I didn't receive the offers, tho I've verified that my e-mail address on record at TiVo is correct and works (they sent me test e-mail).

    That led me to these forums, where I found that there have been several such offers. Bummer that I had to go looking in forums to find out about them, tho they are of course all expired at this point. Lifetime Service transfer is the only thing stopping me from buying two Bolt+ and a Mini. Maybe some day there will be another offer and e-mail will be sent? People should have to follow forums to find out.
     
  9. amyf

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    There's nothing that stops you from buying a lifetime Premier on eBay (or wherever) - first verify that it is eligible for the upgrade - and get it registered in your name before the offer is up. Then you can use the upgrade offer.
     
  10. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Keep in mind that these PLS transfer deals require that your old Tivo is online and has connected back to them for some period prior to the transfer. So, if they are not plugged in and updating, they won't register as eligible for any transfer deal.
     
  11. gfweiss

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    You would only get the email if your TiVo is connected for updates. If yours is not connected, you should connect it now and leave it connected.
    Does your friend have a series 2 or 3 box?
     
  12. BHogden

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    He has several, unsure which it was for.

    I have two Series2 and two Series3 -- but only the S3 have Lifetime. I've reconnected them after several years of sitting on a shelf, they booted, and are doing their connection/download/load thing. I guess I can leave them powered on in the basement in the hope that one day I can upgrade them. Until then I'll have to stick with DirecTV.

    (I'd initially ditched the TiVo after many many years of love, because of the stupid Tuning Adapter and all of its issues. I sure do want my TiVo back...)
     
  13. worachj

    worachj Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried using the TSN (No spaces or dashes) of a lifetime Premier as the promo code on checkout. Some people who didn't get the Email have gotten it to work for them
    TiVo BOLT
     
  14. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    If the Series 2 units didn't have an active subscription, you'll likely find that you can't reactivate them. (link)

    To be clear, unless you'd be looking to go OTA or you've moved, it's quite possible that your local cable provider still requires a Tuning Adapter paired with a CableCARD-enabled TiVo DVR.
     
  15. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I don't know the data triggers for a customer being added to TiVo's promo distribution lists, but I expect having an actively connecting device that is within the scope of the promo would be one. So, now that your Series 3 units are connecting, TiVo should be aware of them (rather than assuming they've been recycled), and you will hopefully be included in future mailings -- or at least the units will be eligible for a promo, regardless of whether you're directly notified or not.
     
  16. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    And in the meanwhile, I'd keep checking here . . . . ;)
     
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    Gold51

    Gold51 The slow road, has the most adventure.

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    As of the end of Sept, my Series 2 hasn't been deactivated. I wonder, if in the rush to fix their $99 transfer snafu back in June, they stopped tracking the old box Lifetime transfers- on the assumption the owners would stop using them when they got their new Bolts? I put the old Tivo back in service, when I had to ship our Refurbished Roamio in for replacement repair under warranty. Pleasantly pleased, I was, to find out it was still working.
     
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    Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Great to know--thanks for the update! And, congrats! :)

    Am curious: does the S2 show as "active" on your TiVo account, at TiVo.com?
     
  19. Oct 7, 2017 #279 of 283
    Gold51

    Gold51 The slow road, has the most adventure.

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    Yes Mike, the S2 showed active on my Tivo account.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2017 #280 of 283
    Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks--will need to check this out. :)
     

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