Once in a lifetime PLS transfer coming back?

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  1. Jun 28, 2017 #61 of 283
    dprichter

    dprichter New Member

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    I have a Series 3 that I would love to get in on this deal however I did not connect it until last night. I do however have a HD that I could use but I did not get an email with a promo code.
     
  2. Jun 28, 2017 #62 of 283
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Call them, I never used a code last time.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2017 #63 of 283
    DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

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    It's interesting to note that they set a specific date (July 31, 2017) for deactivation of old boxes for this round.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2017 #64 of 283
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The 2nd S2 on my account was unplugged for well over a year before the last deal, but I plugged it in just in case for a couple weeks in April, so I'm good to go for another deal. I already have a 1TB R OTA with a cable card adapter added that I got a great deal on that is just sitting in the box. I can't pass this up though, so I'll have a second lifetime Tivo just sitting around waiting for me to find a use for it.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2017 #65 of 283
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    What will be more interesting is if they actually do it at that time.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2017 #66 of 283
    DVR_Dave

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    And will they deactivate this round before the first round is complete.
     
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  7. Jun 28, 2017 #67 of 283
    Gold51

    Gold51 The slow road, has the most adventure.

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    My Series 2 has been on since the time since I missed the last deal. I spent 2 hours getting all my parts hooked up, besides, finding my old USB wifi adapter, hunting, hunting for the 13 year old pigtail optical channel changer to use for the HD antenna converter, that was an unused govt coupon Channel Master box from 2009.
    It all worked, finally and it's been online since, recording Star Trek shows. :D
    My email offer arrived this morning- they recognized that my Series 2 box was active during that time frame of 6-22-16 to 6-22-17 for the $99 transfer offer.
    But the promo code they sent me (it's not xxxxxxxx, it' your box number) doesn't work yet, so I will try again when the customer service hours start.
    --Getting the base 500gb Bolt. It's for OTA.
     
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  8. Jun 28, 2017 #68 of 283
    myf16

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    I've been *using* my Series 2 all this time with a DTA box and IR emitter, which makes it a single-tuner Tivo. I don't mind losing all the stored shows on my Tivo, even though I did upgrade it to a 1TB drive so it has a LOT of shows. Maybe I'll steal that drive for my PC!

    I don't care about 4k but I care about how long the new box will last. I'm thinking about buying the Tivo-renewed Roamio Pro and maybe the $40 3-year warranty to make sure it lasts at least that long. Opinions?

    Edit: Since the only risk of not buying the warranty is paying actual repair cost, and since I've never had a Tivo break in 16 years of using Series 1 and 2, I'm decided to self-insure. I bought the non-4K Roamio.

    I figure even if I decide I'm not getting good value from the Roamio it should have a good market value for resale with lifetime service.

    I am looking forward to being able to record more than one show or even to watch a different show than I'm recording. Also to once again being able to schedule recordings remotely.
     
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  9. Jun 28, 2017 #69 of 283
    Gold51

    Gold51 The slow road, has the most adventure.

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    What is interesting to me is the dedicated July 31st shutoff date, which makes me wonder, if they are going to deactivate the channel guide service for all the old Series 2 SD boxes at that time. Can they do that? Perhaps only a couple thousand of those boxes are still being used- and people like me fooled them , by bringing their old Series 2 boxes back to life after the last deal was missed. It's not an easy task to do that. I tried over a year ago to do it and I failed. I was missing the optical IR tuner changer cord and gave up looking for it - in April I scoured the house and garage up and down searching for it. I must have spent 6 hrs- and there it was in a cubby compartment in the entertainment center, mixed in with some old VHS tapes.o_O
     
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  10. Jun 28, 2017 #70 of 283
    timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    Ha! During the last offer I hooked up an old lifetimed single tuner S2, just in case something like this would happen, and now it has, so I assume that this S2, which had been dormant for years, but which I resurrected in April of this year by having it call in to the mothership, is probably now eligible. :cool:

    Having said all this, I don't really need another TiVo. :oops:
     
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  11. Jun 28, 2017 #71 of 283
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Your S2 didn't need to be a fully functioning unit, it just needed to connect to the mothership once and have it's subscription status verified.
     
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  12. Jun 28, 2017 #72 of 283
    GBL

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    You need to enter the TSN of your S3 as promo code, not XXXXXXXX.
     
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  13. Jun 28, 2017 #73 of 283
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    You mean the TSN?
    with or without dashes or spaces?
     
  14. Jun 28, 2017 #74 of 283
    myf16

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    Without. Copy it from your email (it's in a tiny font) and paste it as promo code.
     
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  15. Jun 28, 2017 #75 of 283
    Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

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    Bummer. I have a Series 3 that's got fried tuners, so it's not been connected since about 2011. When this leaked I hooked it up last night, but clearly that's after 6/22. Oh well.
     
  16. Jun 28, 2017 #76 of 283
    amyf

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    Thanks to GBL and myf16. I called to try to place my order and they were clueless - there is a glitch in the system that prevents them from placing the order. I was having the same issue until I put the TSN in the promo code and then it worked like a charm. Maybe someone should tell TiVo tech support/sales how to get orders placed.

    Thanks,
    Amy
     
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  17. Jun 28, 2017 #77 of 283
    dprichter

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    I entered my HD TSN number and it says it was not valid even though it has been connected for the past year. I put my my Series 2 number in which I don't think has been connect for over a year and it said it was valid.
     
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  18. Jun 28, 2017 #78 of 283
    DawnW

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    YAY! I just ordered the 1T For $323.99.
     
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  19. Jun 28, 2017 #79 of 283
    brentsg

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    I don't understand the cutoff date for connecting to the service. If a person can connect, then the device clearly works. That's the concern.

    My S3 wasn't connected because it's clearly obsolete. This is punishment for buying a newer box with lifetime service along the way.
     
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  20. Jun 28, 2017 #80 of 283
    aaronwt

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    Sounds like they learned from the confusion with the previous deal. My old S3 boxes still haven't been deactivated.
     

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