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  1. Aug 2, 2018 #261 of 568
    KenGlad

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    Joe,

    Yeah, option 1 would be the easiest. I don't have to try to get $500 on eBay for my Roamio. I don't need to go thru all setup steps and season pass creation and all that with a new Bolt. And I don't have to worry about the option 3 gamble of trying to flip a brand new Bolt on eBay for a profit. I get your point. Thanks. - Ken
     
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  2. Aug 2, 2018 #262 of 568
    KenGlad

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    Resist,

    Yeah, but my Time Warner Spectrum doesn't have any 4K content, and my brand new LG 4K TV already has lightning-fast 4K apps. So the 4K doesn't really buy me anything. Plus, with three minis in the house, I really like the 6 tuners I have on my Roamio, so I wouldn't want to drop down to a 500GB 4-tuner unit, even if I hack it to 3TB myself. But I'm still open to hearing any other temptations to get me to switch Roamio->Bolt. Thanks, - Ken
     
  3. Aug 2, 2018 #263 of 568
    cwoody222

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    Yep, 1TB is sold out. Just helped my dad place his order for 500GB to replace his Premier (2 tuner).

    He's going to go from Premier 2 + Premier 4 to a Bolt 500GB and a TiVo Mini (original) that I'm giving him.

    He ordered me a TiVo Mini 4K so I'm keeping my Roamio and swapping my original Mini for the 4K one.

    After we sell his Premier 4 w/ Lifetime on eBay we won't end up having much of a cash outlay.

    How will we go about switching my Mini to him and the newly ordered Mini to me? Do we just have to call TiVo? How long will it take? Will the Mini's still work in their new homes before the transfer takes place?
     
  4. Aug 2, 2018 #264 of 568
    cwoody222

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    This was me, too. I don't want to lose 2 Tuners to upgrade so I'll keep my Roamio. I did upgrade to the 4K Mini (just why not) even though I'll probably continue to use the 4K apps on my TV set or Fire TV instead.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2018 #265 of 568
    KenGlad

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    Jafi,

    Yeah, but along the lines of what I just wrote to "Resist": My Time Warner Spectrum doesn't have any 4K content, and my brand new LG 4K TV already has lightning-fast 4K apps. So the 4K doesn't really buy me anything. I do see the appeal of "future proofing" with Bolt. Plus, it's new hardware with a warranty. I'm just not sure if that's enough of a motivator. But I'm still open to hearing any other temptations to get me to switch Roamio->Bolt. Thanks, - Ken
     
  6. Aug 2, 2018 #266 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    I think I posted a while back that sometimes it's best to not contribute if there's a chance you may start WWIII. :)
     
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  7. Aug 2, 2018 #267 of 568
    KenGlad

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    Cwoody,

    So aside from the TSN you are using to upgrade your dad, do you have any other old equipment eligible for the Summer Breeze offer, like I do with my old unused Series 3? I.e., are you ignoring a Summer Breeze offer, like I am considering doing?

    Thanks,

    - Ken
     
  8. Aug 2, 2018 #268 of 568
    drcharlie

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    Just confirming others' experience. During shipping the new device had a status of Pending Activation. Once I booted it and it connected with TiVO, the device became activated WITHOUT having to call TiVo. It just worked. All of my devices have their proper status online now. Like others, I did NOT have to call TiVo to activate the new Vox from this promotion.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2018 #269 of 568
    JLV03

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    My two Bolts arrived last night (500GB White and 500GB VOX Black). Over lunch time today I booted the VOX one and let it run through Guided Setup. First time through it booted with 20.6.3.RC14-USC-11-849. Unit rebooted and the next time GS appeared the software version was 21.8.2.RC1–USC-11-849. I hope this helps!
     
  10. Aug 2, 2018 #270 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    Amazing they still ship with that software. Thanks!

    BTW, that's from 2016.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2018 #271 of 568
    stonewallers

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    I ordered the 500GB white bolt and used the TSN from the S2. I haven't decide yet if I will upgrade any of the others or replace with minis. If the later I may wait to see if they go on sale.

    A question which risks being slightly off-topic, if I remove the cable card from one of my 2-tuner premieres and pair with the Bolt, will that cable card-less premiere still work as a streaming device?
     
  12. Aug 2, 2018 #272 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    Yes.
     
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  13. Aug 2, 2018 #273 of 568
    Richard in Marin

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    I hate to admit how long I've been trying to get through to Tivo. There is a "known problem" if you can't remember password for account, and I haven't been there for years. Customer "Service" lines are blocked. Chatting seems to be the only way to contact, but they're no help. I asked if the service contract upgrade could apply to a new purchase from Best Buy. I don't see anything about purchasing the machine from Tivo in the promo. I might just do that and return it in a week if I can't get service upgrade.
    They still have the 1 T. model available. I think my fallback position may be to rent box from Verizon; their new machine does most of what the Bolt does. Alternatively, I think I remember that some of the forum members may have a better, "less used" customer service number. Either getting it here or a PM would certainly be appreciated.
    Thanx,
    Richard
     
  14. Aug 2, 2018 #274 of 568
    matt314159

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    You use your Tivo TSN as a coupon code at TiVo.com/shop which is how the discount is applied. Won't work through another retailer.
     
  15. Aug 2, 2018 #275 of 568
    krkaufman

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    If you have all the information for both accounts and devices, you might be able to get the boxes transferred in a single phone call — depending on the skill of the TiVo rep. Though chances for success might improve if you and your dad are both on the line or the phone can be passed between you.

    The normal process is the seller calls TiVo Support to initiate the ownership transfer for a specific device TSN, and receives a reference number from TiVo. The seller then provides this ref# to the buyer/recipient, who would then contact TiVo Support, supplying the reference # to complete the transfer.

    The transfer is pretty much instantaneous, but you’d need the transferred box and any other DVRs on the account/network to make one or more TiVo service connections to get the updated account information pulled down to all the critical boxes. See here for related/more info:

    MoCa with separate OTA coax

    They can be networked, but they won’t be able to connect to their respective new host DVR until each Mini and its associated host DVR have connected to the TiVo service to be made aware of the new account relationships just arranged via support.
     
  16. Aug 2, 2018 #276 of 568
    eric_mcgovern

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    New TiVo showed up today, set it up and everything is working - but not sure how to get it to link to my tivo.com account? Do I need to call or will it just show up because TiVo knows it is me?
     
  17. Aug 2, 2018 #277 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    Have you logged into your account at tivo.com? The unit should be there.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2018 #278 of 568
    pj1983

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    +1. My new units were in my account as of yesterday morning. They arrived (with a "thud", thanks FedEx! :mad:) on my porch this afternoon. Now, on to connect...
     
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  19. Aug 2, 2018 #279 of 568
    supersuit

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    I have an eligible TSN -- $150. Thanks.
     
  20. Aug 2, 2018 #280 of 568
    Skydiva

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    If I don't get any joy trying to order one, will be interested in one of these. As it happens, my Roamio HD bit the dust a couple of weeks ago. I've got a Humax HD sitting in the closet but it hasn't connected in some time; will still try the TSN.
     
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