Summer Breeze Sale of a Lifetime. Save $450!

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  1. Aug 3, 2018 #301 of 568
    series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

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    Yet they keep sending me the same Summer Breeze promotion e-mail over and over listing the same already used TSN.

    The 500gb VOX is listed as OUT OF STOCK (I’d never buy any VOX associated with Hydra anyway), but White Bolts are still available.
     
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  2. Aug 3, 2018 #302 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    After five posts on the same issue it will take time to check all the suggestions.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2018 #303 of 568
    rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Bill Knapp

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    I jumped on this deal retiring one of my spare S2 units. I've got two TiVo email accounts, one for NY and the other for NC.

    I was able to use the NC series 2 TSN within my NY account to order this. It appears that the only thing required is a good TSN for your promo code.

    I didn't use the email link, I ordered from a different account & different address than the TSN was assigned.

    Appears to be very laxed with few safeguards in place to prevent fraud. Nothing showing up "Yet" on my N.C. Series 2 account, showing future deactivation. Keep an eye on your accounts September 8th for fraud.

    Primary reasons for jumping on this was cost vs price of a mini. Add in the recording & 4 tuners it's a big win. I'll also use this as the host for all my other minis to minimize potential conflicts with tuner allocation on our primary units.

    @JoeKustra I'll hit info during country selection for you ;)
     
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  4. Aug 3, 2018 #304 of 568
    Sparky1234

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    Can Mini VOX be reverted back to older operating system, i.e., Rollback Hydra?

    How does Mini VOX compare to TiVo mini ver 2, 93000?

    Considering another Bolt+ and 2 minis of some sort to complete my whole house setup.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2018 #305 of 568
    krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    The software running on *any* Mini, v1-VOX, will be upgraded or downgraded to match the software running on the Mini’s configured host DVR.
     
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  6. Aug 3, 2018 #306 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    BTW, I was able to get my Mini VOX working with my Roamio remote in RF mode with Hydra. Now I need to make it work in RF mode when running TE3. The Mini VOX with Hydra has remote diagnostics. They are bad.
     
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  7. Aug 3, 2018 #307 of 568
    Sparky1234

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    "Bad" as in good?
     
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  8. Aug 3, 2018 #308 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    No, bad as in wrong. Same with the new additions to System Information on the Hydra host.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2018 #309 of 568
    bfagan

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    I received the email offer but it only mentioned my premiereXL and not my series2, both of which have lifetime service. Even though my series2 had been in the closet and inactive for years I set out to try and get the deal using the series2. In the end I was finally able to get the deal using the old series2. Long story short - I dug out the series2, hooked it up, and went through multiple updates until it was up to date (2-3 hours). I then called in they said it was eligible and I made the purchase.

    Prior to that I had called three times. First time the guy said they would accept my inactive series2 so I said thanks and went on to discuss it with my wife. Next day I called and they said there was no way they could accept the series2 since it wasn't active during the stated date range. Next day I called again and the girl checked and saw it wasn't active, so again, no go. So I figured I'd spend the effort to hook the old series2 up and make it current and active. That worked even though it was past the stated date range.

    I thought I'd report my tale here in case it helps anyone else. It was kinda nostalgic seeing the old series2 UI with the wavy little tivo man up in the corner and all the fuzzy background pictures and weird animations. But it also reminded me of how clunky it was - anytime you go to do anything it interrupts your video with full screen menus. But, it was cutting edge in 2000.
     
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  10. Aug 3, 2018 #310 of 568
    ah30k

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    Both of these were done or nearly done prior to the acquisition.
     
  11. Aug 3, 2018 #311 of 568
    TiVoEvan74

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    “But it also reminded me of how clunky it was - anytime you go to do anything it interrupts your video with full screen menus.”

    OTOH, that Discovery Bar across the top on the “newer” interface takes up valuable real estate and there's still no option to hide it! Nor is there a way to HIDE the time, which is always displayed on the home screen (and elsewhere, too, right?!).

    I like the speed of the Romio, but much prefer the spartan interface that focuses only on what you want and the larger font on the Series 2.

    Nevertheless, the key feature I couldn't live without now is the listing of a show by series and episode! Every time, I use the Series 2, that’s the info I wish it had. Still, wish that it would be the default for the Roamio; repeatedly pressing that B button (e.g., with a new show) to get the season-episode list is a nuisance.

    As to the topic at hand, Summer Breeze, I would have been tempted had it been for a Roamio. As it stands, it's more of a Desert Wind! Plus, I’d have to give up the DVD recorder/player of the Series 2!
     
  12. Aug 3, 2018 #312 of 568
    stonewallers

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    That is exactly my plan, but with a premiere. I'm using the premiere because of the ability to stream rather than transfer. On the HD unit, I believe you can transfer recordings but streaming isn't possible. Just something to think about. On the plus side you can connect an antenna to the TivoHD so could get local live tv that way.
     
  13. Aug 3, 2018 #313 of 568
    cwoody222

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    Thank you, this is what I wanted to know. We’ll be able to pass the phone between us so I’m hoping this will be easy with a phone call.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2018 #314 of 568
    KenGlad

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    Thanks, Stonewallers. But note that where I live, antennaweb predicts I might be able to get 1 station if I had a gigantic amplified directional roof antenna. So OTA is a no-go for me. When I got the Roamio, I stopped using the Series 3. But maybe I'll hook it up this weekend, and see what transfer/streaming capabilities it gives me...
     
  15. Aug 3, 2018 #315 of 568
    Resist

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    Called Tivo about my tuner issue and told them I wanted my money back, but they wanted me to speak with tech support, so I did. Told the tech everything I did to get the Bolt to see the missing channels. Then she tells me to try things that I just got done telling her that I did. Even asked if I tried moving the Bolt in a different location, I was like...that box location never effected any of my other Tivo's and I doubt it would effect this Bolt in any way. Then I said I just wanted my money back, and I was connected to another rep. Ultimately I agreed to having them replace the Bolt, and was assured it would be a new Bolt. However, I have little hope it will make any difference. After reading more and more posts about Bolts with OTA tuner issues, I think Tivo used lower quality tuners in this box.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2018 #316 of 568
    rdrrepair

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    I received an email telling me that my Bolt has shipped. Just checked my NY account and I have a new Bolt showing with TSN already set. Apparently I've got an open balance on all my devices? IDK how that's possible... I'm sure it's a website glitch. Anyone else?

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  17. Aug 3, 2018 #317 of 568
    JoeKustra

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    TiVo has installed Hydra on their servers. :D
     
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  18. Aug 3, 2018 #318 of 568
    lafos

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    That's a quirk of their system when they start a billing operation. I saw it, too, and checked billing history to convince myself that it wasn't true. The status will revert once the payment on the new Bolt goes through. I suggest ignoring it for a week, then go in and check again.
     
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  19. Aug 3, 2018 #319 of 568
    Millionaire2K

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    I'm running into an issue downgrading the UI.

    I complete all the required steps and confirm I want to downgrade. It says may take up to an hr. Shortly later it starts up with the OLD UI that I DO want. Then I start guided setup and it downloads and installs Hydra again. WtH? Any advise?
     
  20. Aug 3, 2018 #320 of 568
    rcandsc

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    Just received my VOX Bolt 3TB, and out of the box it has a bad HDMI port. Flickering distorted, skewed video on one TV, and no signal at all on a second set.

    Hopefully this is a one off, and I get a replacement that works!
     

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