Summer Breeze Sale of a Lifetime. Save $450!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by DVR_Dave, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Aug 1, 2018 #221 of 568
    ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    2,493
    157
    Jan 8, 2006

    Advertisements

    The discount from maket rates is $450 ($550 PLS minus $99 transfer fee).

    With an Eligible TSN price of $50, the discount is split with the buyer getting $400 of the $450 savings.

    Now anything in life is negotiable and supply/demand will drive the result, but $50 seems low to me.
     
    rdrrepair likes this.
  2. Aug 1, 2018 #222 of 568
    remichel

    remichel New Member

    14
    3
    Jul 31, 2003
    I ordered my Bolt yesterday and it arrived today. I'm in Houston and I believe that there is a Dallas distribution center.

    The only problem is that they sent two and I was charged for two. One's going back....
     
  3. Aug 1, 2018 #223 of 568
    leiff

    leiff Active Member

    912
    55
    Aug 24, 2005
    SF Bay area
    Last April I bought A TSN from an eBay listing for just this purpose for $60. After eBay fees I'm sure seller got less than this but you could try eBay.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2018 #224 of 568
    remichel

    remichel New Member

    14
    3
    Jul 31, 2003
    wish_bgr and avaddict like this.
  5. Aug 1, 2018 #225 of 568
    krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    16,636
    3,148
    Nov 25, 2003

    Advertisements

    That definitely seems fair to me, since that was the fee I paid another TCFer for the rights to their old box during a previous promo. YMMV.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2018 #226 of 568
    ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    2,493
    157
    Jan 8, 2006
    At only $50, I'd just keep my old units around as an insurance policy. Think back to the time when the lifetime gift cards still existed. What were they going for? These TSNs would be that price minus $99.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2018 #227 of 568
    drcharlie

    drcharlie Member

    30
    12
    Mar 25, 2015
    This is what I am seeing (exactly what you said). In my billing history, my existing devices show the dates they were paid. The new one is pending. On my credit card website, the charge is also still pending. In conclusion, the existing devices should revert to their previous/normal "Device Options" status once TiVo executes the charge on my credit card.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2018 #228 of 568
    matt314159

    matt314159 Member

    85
    7
    Jan 14, 2007
    Ordered my two Sunday, and they came at 10AM this morning. I got home for lunch, took them inside, booted one of them up, took down the Host ID of the CableCard screen, and while it was completing guided setup I called in to my CableCo and got the card paired. Once it rebooted after the upgrade (I don't really mind the new interface, TBH) I was off to the races. It's activated, channels working, etc, etc.

    Here's what my devices list looks like at tivo.com (BTW my charge is also pending still):

    [​IMG]
     
    drcharlie likes this.
  9. Aug 1, 2018 #229 of 568
    stonewallers

    stonewallers Member

    53
    4
    Apr 8, 2010
    Looking for a little bit of advice here. I know the question of which units to use came up previously (and I read that discussion) but I'd like to ask a similar question. My question is both which device(s) to upgrade and how many.

    I have an s2, a tivoHD, and 3 2-tuner premieres all eligible. I also have a roamio and 3 minis (old version). Not running hydra on any system. Believe it or not, the s2 is still connected on an old CRT tv using a digital box in the garage.

    I think I am going to replace the s2 and maybe the tivoHD with the Bolt offer. I could just replace one and add a new mini. I'm thinking of using these two units because neither of those two can stream from other units.

    However, one additional factor is that one of my premieres has a hard drive that is likely going bad. I can replace a drive but not sure I want deal with it. So I'm thinking of keeping the TivoHD or maybe even the s2 (wouldn't need a cable card) and replacing the premiere.

    Is it even worth it to replace 2 units? Perhaps I should replace just 1 with a bolt and replace the others with minis? I could cut out some cable cards that way. (I know I could have replaced them with minis in the past but I'm not a fan of just throwing out something that works.)
     
  10. Aug 1, 2018 #230 of 568
    smark

    smark Well-Known Member

    12,409
    884
    Nov 20, 2002
    Denver, CO
    One thing you could do is utilize all your TSNs, keep one bolt and then sell those lifetime'd units on ebay for more than cost.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2018 #231 of 568
    matt314159

    matt314159 Member

    85
    7
    Jan 14, 2007
    And keep in mind you can get more than one unit per TSN. I bought two with my single Premiere TSN. I think somebody said three is the max?
     
  12. Aug 1, 2018 #232 of 568
    ggieseke

    ggieseke Well-Known Member

    5,991
    765
    May 30, 2008
    Sounds fair. If anyone is interested I have four S2DTs (TCD649080) with 500GB upgraded drives. I'm hanging on to one of them for a few more days (don't need a Bolt but it would be handy for MFSR development).

    The other three TSNs are up for grabs.
     
    JoeKustra likes this.
  13. Aug 1, 2018 #233 of 568
    Mover480

    Mover480 Member

    77
    8
    Jan 14, 2006
    So, can a deactivated Premiere be reactivated after Sept. 7th?
     
  14. Aug 1, 2018 #234 of 568
    JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    20,349
    3,792
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    It's tempting, just for having a new toy. But I already have enough stuff for this year. Maybe BF will be kind to us this year.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2018 #235 of 568
    remichel

    remichel New Member

    14
    3
    Jul 31, 2003
    No, I spoke to a Tivo sales representative and she said that once it's deactivated it can not be reactivated. Seems to me that Tivo should have set up some sort of recycling program.

    As I mentioned previously, I believe that this is a gimick to escalate the number of new activations for their stock quarterly update.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2018 #236 of 568
    ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    2,493
    157
    Jan 8, 2006
    I think it is a two-pronged method to move more Bolt units while simultaneously getting rid of older units.

    As there are fewer and fewer old units out there they have more freedom to sunset them like they did with the S1 and the dial-up service.

    I doubt new activation numbers really matter all that much to their overall reportable earnings results.
     
  17. Aug 1, 2018 #237 of 568
    cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    12,005
    482
    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    So units used for this promo can’t be sold after market to someone else to activate? :(
     
  18. Aug 1, 2018 #238 of 568
    cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    12,005
    482
    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    How is this accomplished? Do I need to call to order or will it just let me use the same TSN up to 3 times?

    I assume it needs to be in different orders because it won’t let you select multiple boxes.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2018 #239 of 568
    cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    12,005
    482
    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    Can I transfer programs from a Premier to a new Bolt?

    Do they both have to be on the same UI? (I’ll be downgrading the Bolt anyway)
     
  20. Aug 1, 2018 #240 of 568
    JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    20,349
    3,792
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    As long as both have service, transfer is easy. I use TiVo Online when more than 2 are moved. Just do it in batches. You will want to perform the rollback first since it wipes the drive.
     

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements