Summer Breeze Sale of a Lifetime. Save $450!

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  1. Aug 1, 2018 #241 of 568
    krkaufman

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    That condition is not mentioned in the terms of the promo, so I expect the TiVo rep was confused. Premieres can still be activated with All-In or monthly/annual service plans, so a unit that has lost its Lifetime plan should be treated like any other Premiere lacking a service plan.

    Series 2 units w/o service are another story, since TiVo has separately declared they will no longer allow new service plans for these devices. (Not sure where S3 units stand on the spectrum.)
     
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  2. Aug 1, 2018 #242 of 568
    matt314159

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    You add the desired TiVo plus the All-In service to the cart - in the cart you change the quantity, use the TSN (without dashes) as the coupon code and place the order. Maybe it doesn't let you add different types of tivo or something? I didn't try it, just added the $149 Refurb 500GB Bolt.

    You can only place one order, but can do multiple bundles in that one order. I only did two so I'm not sure how many you're allowed to actually do...or even if the multiple option was intentional or inadvertent.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2018 #243 of 568
    CloudAtlas

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    The 2nd quarter ended June 30th so this has absolutely nothing to do with 2Q earnings. This promo is about getting old TiVO hardware deactivated, and taken out of the resale market forever, while at the same time making a few sales. It’s a win win for TiVo.

    I ponied up $700 for a Bolt 3TB I would not have bought, nor really needed, in exchange for a Premiere that was no longer being used. I was about to get rid of my useless Premiere 2TB on eBay for $150.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2018 #244 of 568
    KenGlad

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    To Summer Breeze or not to Summer Breeze - that is the question. (I'm looking for advice :))

    What I have:
    • An old Lifetime Series 3 TiVo (250GB TCD648250B), that I recently stopped using, that I was planning on selling (with its lifetime subscription).
    • A 3TB, 6-tuner Lifetime Roamio, that I am using (along with some TiVo minis).
    • An emailed "Summer Breeze" offer from TiVo, based on deactivating the unused Series 3.
    As I see it, I have three options:
    1. Ignore the summer breeze offer entirely, keep my Roamio, sell the Series 3 with its lifetime on eBay, like I was planning, and hope to get maybe $100 for it.
    2. Take TiVo up on their offer, buy myself a 3TB Bolt Vox for $499 and lifetime for $99, and sell my 3TB Roamio with its lifetime on eBay, and hope to get maybe $400 or $500 for it.
    3. Gamble: Do the Summer Breeze, and buy a new Bolt Vox (.5, 1 or 3TB) plus the $99 all-in, but leave it brand new, sealed, in the box, and sell it on eBay. I'm paying $450 under retail, so hopefully I could turn most of that into profit on eBay!
    Option 2 gives me a brand new box, with a warranty. It gives me 4K apps (which I don't need, since my TV has 4K apps). It gives me voice control (which I don't really care about). I like the idea of a brand new Bolt, but I'm not sure what it gives me that I really need over my Roamio.

    Thoughts? Advice? Anyone done option 3 before, of buying a box with all-in, and then immediately selling it on eBay? Thanks in advance! - Ken
     
  5. Aug 1, 2018 #245 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    I'm for option 1, since I'm lazy and don't fool with things that work unless I'm bored.
     
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  6. Aug 1, 2018 #246 of 568
    tapokata

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    It's the same for S3 / HD units- if deactivated, they are not eligible for any service plans.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2018 #247 of 568
    Mike500

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    Got mine, today and activated it. Works great so far.

    My series 2 was on dial up. Guess they wanted to get all the old ones, especially all the dial up units off line, so they could eventually abandon the cost of dial up.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2018 #248 of 568
    Resist

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    The Bolt is 4K, the Roamio is 1080P. You could just get the 500GB Bolt and upgrade the hard drive yourself to 3TB, for much less than Tivo wants. That's what I'm going to do.
     
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  9. Aug 1, 2018 #249 of 568
    jafi

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    The Bolt arrived - activated - so no call in. It made me run setup several times, did the upgrade and a couple of connects. Appears to be running fine. I'm going to leave the new UI for awhile before I decide if I want to revert the interface (I'm still recording on my other TIVO so I'm not concerned about losing the OnePass list or recordings if I do decide to revert the UI).

    I noticed looking at TIVO Online that you can move the OnePass from a series 3 to the Bolt but not recordings? When I last did this - I could transfer all the recordings (manually box to box not through the online function). With the Hydra interface there appears to be no way to transfer recordings box to box and the Bolt doesn't "see" the S3's. So how do you transfer recordings off a series 3 to a Bolt running Hydra? PyTivo? KTTMG?
    Update: Found answer Bolt Vox No Multi-Room Support - Can't transfer from other Tivo
    - so unless something has changed since Nov - there is no way to get recordings from a Series3 to a Bolt with the Hydra UI. So to move them you have to go S3 to Old UI Roamio or Bolt to New UI Roamio or Bolt or downgrade the UI on the Bolt. What a PITA.
    "So far the only current way to transfer shows to a Roamio or Bolt running Hydra is via TiVo OnLine, which means the shows have to be coming from another unit that works with TiVo OnLine. Nothing works PC to Hydra or Series 3 to Hydra. As you have found shows can be transferred off units running Hydra without any real issues."
     
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  10. Aug 1, 2018 #250 of 568
    jafi

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    I'm thinking of doing option 2 myself. I used this offer to replace my remaining Series3 OLED boxes. I had 3 on my account - 2 at my house, 1 at my parents. So I now have 2 Bolts, the 3rd is going to their house. I'm thinking I'll sell the Bolt I bought in last years offer and keep the new one. Since it's 4K it's a bit more future proofed (don't care about the VOX either). If TIVO actually deactivates the S3's this time around I'm trying to figure out if I can sell them for "parts only" or if I'll have to pay to recycle them through an ecycler.....
     
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  11. Aug 1, 2018 #251 of 568
    lafos

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    You can place more than one order. I placed two, using a different TSN for each. It never occurred to me to try to order two on one TSN. I will get two Bolts to go with my remaining 3 Premieres, so the S2 and S3 can be retired. They were only on so they'd qualify for this kind of offer.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2018 #252 of 568
    tapokata

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    I don't know about Hydra, but you can transfer recordings from the HD to the Bolt at the Bolt interface under the Jimmi Hendrix experience. Tivo Online does not allow that to happen. A tad bit more cumbersome, but it works.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2018 #253 of 568
    matt314159

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    Ah what I meant is that you can't place a second order with the same TSN as the coupon code.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2018 #254 of 568
    jafi

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    S3 OLED not HD - the new 4K Bolt Vox with the new UI (which was called Hydra till recently) doesn't see the S3 so there is no way to initiate a direct recording transfer between units like I could do with older TIVO's. As far as I can determine under the new UI you can ONLY transfer recordings to the 4K Bolt VOX using TIVO online. Hence my question.

    Update: Found answer Bolt Vox No Multi-Room Support - Can't transfer from other Tivo
    - so unless something has changed since Nov - there is no way to get recordings from a Series3 to a Bolt with the Hydra UI. So to move them you have to go S3 to Old UI Roamio or Bolt to New UI Roamio or Bolt or downgrade the UI on the Bolt. What a PITA.
    "So far the only current way to transfer shows to a Roamio or Bolt running Hydra is via TiVo OnLine, which means the shows have to be coming from another unit that works with TiVo OnLine. Nothing works PC to Hydra or Series 3 to Hydra. As you have found shows can be transferred off units running Hydra without any real issues."
     
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  15. Aug 1, 2018 #255 of 568
    TIVOSciolist

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    I just ordered my new TiVo BOLT VOX. I've stayed away from the technical side of the TCF since I had a dinosaur Series3 that I expected would be put out of its misery by TiVo at any time. It will be nice to join all of you young 'uns again.
     
  16. Aug 2, 2018 #256 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    Help an old member out: when asked to select your country hit the remote's Info button. I'm curious what software is being delivered these days. I see there's a post about running Guided Setup twice. That usually means an extra step to load Hydra.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2018 #257 of 568
    jlb

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    I am curious, what would people feel is a fair price for a LT TiVOHD that is having capacitor (or other) problems?

    We got a deal offered to us in between the official deals and I have no need for another TiVo and don't want to spend another $250 (or whatev) just to have another TiVo in the loop.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2018 #258 of 568
    ah30k

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    Some here have commented that $50 is fair but I think that is way too low as it gives nearly all of the $450 savings to the purchaser of the TSN. A few posts above, someone agreed to sell multiple TSNs for that $50 suggestion and I wonder how long it took for him to sell them. If he sold them all in minutes, the price was too low. You can just sell the TSN and throw away or recycle the unit.
     
  19. Aug 2, 2018 #259 of 568
    ggieseke

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    Yes (at least so far).
    No bites yet, so I guess people aren't interested or they haven't seen the post.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2018 #260 of 568
    jtclark

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    Oh well, at least I got one of my old Premieres upgraded.

    The last time I powered them up only one connected. The other one was in a boot loop.

    I finally let the one that had been in a boot loop run all day yesterday and it finally booted but it did not show that it had connected in the required time frame.

    I begged a TiVo rep but no joy.

    You snooze you loose...

    Looks like the 1TB models are sold out.
     

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