Summer Breeze Sale of a Lifetime. Save $450!

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

  1. Aug 9, 2018 #441 of 568

    rdrrepair Bill Knapp

    Nov 24, 2006
    845 New York


    Guided ran 3 times. First time it said no info available for my zip, I entered another neighboring zip code. Ran again. First and second time my software was 20.6.3.RC14-USC-11-849

    Third try, running guided setup, I got Hydra 21.8.2.RC1-USC-11-849

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  2. Aug 9, 2018 #442 of 568

    leiff Active Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    SF Bay area
    yep I got a 3 tb vox on it's way to me due on Fri-
    same situation. Had an open tab with Vox in shopping cart several hours after stock was showing sold out and was able to check out Successfully.
    I ended up with 2 vox's from this promo using just 1 TSN In 2 separate orders. I suspect since others were not able to do this, the reason it worked for me is because my 1st order I placed over the phone. I'll be able to retire a couple old Romeo's now. Hope I get a good price for them on craigslist. Originally I was gonna sell one of my 2 new vox's, but I think I'll just replace all my old Romeo's instead
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  3. Aug 9, 2018 #443 of 568

    remichel New Member

    Jul 31, 2003
    Quote from the TIVO earnings call yesterday. This is from the Q & A portion with analysts. It does look like a new TIVO will be launched. The box will be made by a third party company and TIVO is getting out of the hardware business.

    Rob Stone

    Okay. And one last question, and I'll jump back in the queue. I don't think you said anything about it in the prepared remarks this time, but we're expecting, or are we still expecting, a third-party CE hardware partner to launch boxes later this year on which you would provide the TiVo software? And how should we think about the opportunity to grow the base of TiVo direct subscribers that you mentioned is around 1 million subs now.

    Peter Halt

    Yes. In terms of hardware, we did complete the deal. We talked about that on the prior quarter call. So in the second half of the year, the guides that will be distributed to consumers will be boxes provided through the third-party provider. The only hardware revenue that we'll be recognizing will be the sales through We think this does a couple of things for us: One, it takes us out of an area that's not a core competency working with an OEM on manufactured boxes, reduces some costs, and also, hopefully, we can take advantage of their acumen in selling through in retail and see a benefit in terms of the number of consumer households we have.
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  4. Aug 9, 2018 #444 of 568

    TexasDVR Member

    Feb 20, 2013
    I upgraded to the 1TB Bolt VOX. JoeKustra sent me to this site so I can learn more.

    There are many pluses to the new unit over the Premier unit; but the one thing I do not like is the handling of the new "grid" - very sloppy IMO compared to the old method.

    The 4 tuners in the new unit are better than the 2 tuners in the old unit (OTA only); they pull in weaker signals better.

    Twice the storage over the old unit.

    Better picture.

    Faster response.
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  5. Aug 9, 2018 #445 of 568

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006


    There isn't a single thing in that quote that indicates a new Bolt will be released. The new manufacturer is (at this point at least) only taking over production of the existing Bolt. That being said, I'm sure they are working on the follow-up design.
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  6. Aug 9, 2018 #446 of 568

    dave13077 Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    Sale might still be on. Anyone have a spare TSN they would like to donate? Thanks
  7. Aug 9, 2018 #447 of 568

    drcharlie Member

    Mar 25, 2015
    Two questions strike me:
    1. Which company will manufacture the boxes (and will they be an improvement)?
    2. Will TiVo still be providing sweetheart deals when trading in old boxes?

    (Since TiVo/Rovi is software, I suppose there is no chance of having a TiVo and Roku all-in-one-box. Or an AppleTV with a TiVo added on. That would ideal to me.)
  8. Aug 9, 2018 #448 of 568

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    My guess would be Arris, since they are the current OEM for Mini VOX boxes.
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  9. Aug 9, 2018 #449 of 568

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    The one downside of getting a new TiVo: having to re-pair the cablecard. I’ve been waiting on hold to talk to the Spectrum cablecard desk for a while now. They must be unusually busy.

    BTW: the number that is supposed to go directly to the Spectrum CableCard desk doesn’t at the moment. You have to ask the person you get connected with to transfer you. Adds a few additional minutes of hold time.
  10. JoeNJ

    JoeNJ New Member

    Aug 10, 2018
    How did you get on on Wednesday?

    I had called first thing Wednesday morning and was told there was no way to get the offer... (I had it my list to order Tuesday night, but overlooked it.)

    Would be anxious to take order a Bolt!
  11. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Order online, enter qualifying TSN for Promo Code.
  12. JoeNJ

    JoeNJ New Member

    Aug 10, 2018
    The email link comes back with "The page you have requested is unavailable!"

    Is there another link?
  13. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Use the TiVo store link ... Buy Now

    Promo Code is inputted on the Cart page.
  14. JoeNJ

    JoeNJ New Member

    Aug 10, 2018
    Thanks, DVR_Dave! I thought I was going to have to wait for the next promotion, but order is confirmed!
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  15. slyone

    slyone Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    I just ordered another last night:) My series 2 lifetimes only good for 1 tuner now that spectrum went full digital a month I figured what the heck, why not! :)
  16. filburtaj

    filburtaj New Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    I can't believe I just ran across this thread now - hopefully, the promo will be open for another couple days! I bought a 4K tv yesterday and family member pressure may force me back from OTA to a cable subscription. This seems like the perfect opportunity to upgrade my Roamio OTA to a Bolt. Now I just need to dig my TivoHD out of the basement and hook it up so that it can connect to the Tivo service and qualify me for the deal. I just hope it still works (it's been in the basement for two years)!
  17. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    Sorry, your TivoHD need to connect by last month to qualify.

    *Qualifying customers: Owners of TiVo Series 2, TiVo Series 3, TiVo HD, TiVoHDXL and TiVo Premiere series DVRs with Product Lifetime Service who have connected to a TiVo service between July 25, 2017 and July 25, 2018. Your current box will be deactivated on September 7, 2018.
  18. filburtaj

    filburtaj New Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    Darn that stings!!! I may still try anyway - it can't hurt. Otherwise, I have a new doorstop and missed an opportunity to save $450!!!
  19. pdhenry

    pdhenry Ruthless

    Feb 27, 2005
    Do it anyway, and again at the end of the year, so you'll qualify for the next promotion.
  20. filburtaj

    filburtaj New Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    I thought the footnote said the box will be deactivated on September 7th? From that note, I got the impression that this is the "last chance" for older Tivos to transfer a lifetime subscription before they shut down the service for older devices and deactivate them. Like I said, I'll try anyway and hopefully there will be another promo.

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