Summer Breeze Sale of a Lifetime. Save $450!

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  1. Aug 7, 2018 #421 of 568
    SandiMacD

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    1. Two other of my Tivos are in use because I use them to transfer programming from the Tivo Unit. Neither dial in.
    2. According to the Summer Breeze offer displaying on the Tivo that calls in, the message displays saying my lifetime membership will be cut off Sep 7. (Altough my TIVO account page states my lifetime units have been converted to the "All in one plan"- whatever that means. I suspect it covers less then the original plan or why else change the name?)
    3. TiVo should define a loyal customer!! We all like to be appreciated. I have purchased 6 Tivo units over the past 12 years. Three with Lifetime Warranties, 2 with month to month and one OTA. I have moved four times in the last 12 years and had various offers from satellite, cable, broadband, etc. I always went with a Tivo Unit including paying $10 a month to my current provider for a cable card!

    Raising their cable card fee to $10 a month is another reason why only one TIVO calls in.

    You are correct. Tivo may never define me as a "loyal customer" but I certainly do! Spending over $7,000 to date on their devices and services should count for something even if only one unit "calls in" at this time.

    I do not want to replace my current Premiere 4 (the one that calls in) with a Bolt and none of my other 5 Tivos meet the criteria of "calling in. The two others that work depend on a phone line which I do not have. Two are broken, one is OTA only and one is month-to-month. The latter is in the closet as a back up in case my Lifetime (now All In One) Premiere 4 crashes.

    I don't want to replace my premier 4 with a Bolt so I am turning down the offer. I am sure they will have an offer that meets my needs in a better way at some future date to retain me as a customer. If not, perhaps my "loyalty to Tivo" will be challenged.
     
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  2. Aug 7, 2018 #422 of 568
    leiff

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    In my case last year I bought a tivo on eBay for this purpose for $60. Then I asked seller to give me the TSN number instead of mailing me anything. At that point I think I had to call Tivo 1st to add the device to my account.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2018 #423 of 568
    ah30k

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    The units are connected to the network but don't do their periodic call home? Do you block them at the router level? Seems strange but OK. Even though you weren't the OP I replied to.


    They changed the name because too many idiot consumers thought that it referred to their human lifetime. Despite your pessimism, it is exactly the same. I don't see the message but can assure you that the only units that will lose service are ones where the TSN is used in this service transfer promo.

    The two broken ones will never be eligible for transfer. They are dead and their lifetime service died with them. I still don't get the story about the two units that get served content from the main unit while not dialing in. Are you saying that they are on the network but blocked from dialing in? How does lack of CableCard factor into them not being able to dial in? I'm just really confused by what the layout is and that you have two working units that don't dial in. You say that they depend on a phone line, yet they can get content from the main unit?
     
  4. Aug 7, 2018 #424 of 568
    BigJimOutlaw

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    These deals have come up a few times in the last couple years. The rules and answers are always the same -- connect your stuff every 6 months or so. Hell, even once a year.

    Do it, and wait for the next offer.
     
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  5. Aug 7, 2018 #425 of 568
    lafos

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    That's what I did after missing the last offer for S2 and S3. They both sat for a long time, but I started having them connect about once a month and they both were eligible this time around.

    TiVo was very clear about the one-year connection window in all their offers, so it should not be a surprise if people were following and waiting for a similar offer.
     
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  6. Aug 7, 2018 #426 of 568
    lafos

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    I haven't seen any issues. After using my S3 OLED for this offer, I pulled the 1 TB drive and replaced it with the original 250 GB drive. Even though it had been out since December 2007, it updated to the latest just fine. I also used an original Premiere drive to create a new drive after a failure, and the 2010 vintage software updated with no problems.
     
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  7. Aug 7, 2018 #427 of 568
    rdrrepair

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    Yes. I sold one and have one away. Still have2 more to sell if interested
     
  8. Aug 7, 2018 #428 of 568
    CaseyJ

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    Interestingly, I did not receive the original email for this offer, but I received a reminder email yesterday with my TSN listed, which I had already used last Friday.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2018 #429 of 568
    avaddict

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    Thanks very much for your perspective on this. I had not recognized it before nor do I recall being read terms like this when ordering a product. Can you site a company or product where this is the case so that I can be more informed about this practice. It is interesting to me.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2018 #430 of 568
    ej42137

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    First, and most importantly, it's "cite", not "site".

    Second, any credit card you use and probably your bank account agreement have arbitration clauses. It's endemic in customer agreements these days.
     
  11. Aug 8, 2018 #431 of 568
    avaddict

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    First, my comment was about waving wons rites to joyne a class action soot.
    That's what I found curious. Thank you for helping me make this clarification.
    Secondly, If you are available I'd like to hire you as my go-to homonym expert. :)
     
  12. Aug 8, 2018 #432 of 568
    tarheelblue32

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    Technically, "cite" and "site" are homophones not homonyms, since they are spelled differently.
     
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  13. Aug 8, 2018 #433 of 568
    ej42137

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    Read your agreements for your credit cards, that's exactly what is specified. As to your other issue; sorry, I am retired and only perform this service for fun. Also, you seem to have left the apostrophe out of "won's".

    Also, discussion of laws and lawmaking is a political issue, which is not allowed here.
     
  14. Aug 8, 2018 #434 of 568
    DVR_Dave

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  15. Aug 8, 2018 #435 of 568
    ah30k

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    No, I don't have the energy to research this for you. If your goal was to just prove me wrong, I don't care.
     
  16. Aug 8, 2018 #436 of 568
    jlb

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    I had my tivoHD eligible this time around. But I worry this last round is the last (I don't really need the offer but alas) as I bought a renewed Bolt last summer because my TiVoHD was experiencing problems (capacitors and maybe also power supply probs too). So not sure if I will be able to get mine booted to call in.....we shall see.....
     
  17. Aug 8, 2018 #437 of 568
    avaddict

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    Your defensive response is interesting. I am interested in learning not proving anybody wrong. That's not fun.
     
  18. Aug 8, 2018 #438 of 568
    DVR_Dave

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    I put a Bolt VOX (black) 500GB is my cart at the beginning of the offer. It went OOS late last week and yesterday only the Non-VOX (white) 500GB was available.

    I don't "need" another TiVo but one of my qualifying units is dead and hasn't called home since Sept 2017 so this would most likely be the last chance to use that unit for an upgrade offer.

    Anyway, I thought about calling and see if they would give me a VOX remote if I ordered the non-VOX unit. I didn't feel like calling, so I just ordered what was in my cart.

    Other people had reported that they ordered units they had in their cart before they went OOS but their orders were cancelled.

    Well, I ordered the "OOS" VOX 500GB that was in my cart last night just before midnight EDT. Rec'd a "Your TiVo Order Has Shipped" email at 12:30 EDT this afternoon.

    Anybody else order an OOS unit they had in their cart?
     
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  19. Aug 8, 2018 #439 of 568
    jlin

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    The sale is still on if you still have any unused codes.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2018 #440 of 568
    Anotherpyr

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    I think it was more of an “arbitration has become so common place in contracts that you should recognize it as being normal.” Arbitration - Wikipedia
    Pay close attention to the second paragraph.
     

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