Summer Breeze Sale of a Lifetime. Save $450!

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

  1. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003


    TiVo sent out a quick update to those terms as they are easily misinterpreted. Only older boxes whose TSNs are used to take advantage of the promotion would be deactivated; there is not going to be a wholesale shutdown of older boxes on September 7th.

    p.s. And, yeah, no harm in trying.
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  2. JLV03

    JLV03 Active Member

    Feb 12, 2018
    While you wait for the next deal - it is pretty easy/cheap to add a CableCard bracket to your Roamio OTA if you are going back to cable. Dust off that HD and use it to record OTA shows.
  3. Lurker1

    Lurker1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2004
    They need to be more careful how they word things. I bet their support line was hammered with upset customers who thought exactly that.
  4. mahermusic

    mahermusic Deadlines Amuse Me

    Mar 11, 2003
    If you were able to partake in the promo, and have your Lifetime transferred to a new Bolt, then your OLD TiVo will be deactivated on 9/7. If you WEREN'T able to partake in the recent promo, your TiVo will continue to operate as normal, except for the ability to dial home to the Mothership (in case anyone is still receiving their updates this way...). All dial in numbers will cease to function on September 30th. You'll need to use a wireless adapter, or ethernet to receive TiVo programming updates after that date.
  5. jlin

    jlin Member

    Nov 20, 1999
    Santa Monica


    My Roamio mindset fooled me to purchase the 1TB Bolt VOX thinking that it would have 6-cable tuners when I would need to spend $499 on the 3TB model.

    Had I know, I would have purchased the 500GB model since I was going to upgrade the hard drive anyway.

    Anyone know who Tivo would deal with my request for exchange to the 500gb model?
  6. avaddict

    avaddict Member

    Nov 23, 2014
    Considering how poorly the web site communicates the Bolt's specifications, I can see how easily the tuner information was missed. From what I can tell, the only place that a literal expression of the tuners in each model is this barely visible grey font in this graphic.

    I wonder how Tivo hardware will be sold in the future.

    And, will there be one more hardware purge?
    Or will Rovi send the rest to a landfill?

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  7. jlin

    jlin Member

    Nov 20, 1999
    Santa Monica
    The retention dept approved the returning of the 1TB Tivo Bolt and charged my credit card for the 500GB model (plus the $99 Lifetime as 'one-time-only' courtesy)
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  8. Mahty

    Mahty Member

    Jan 6, 2006
    Has anybody returned or is anybody planning on returning a Tivo Bolt purchased via the Summer Breeze offer?

    My understanding is that when requesting an RMA, the purchaser tells the TiVo rep the TSN of the old TiVo device that was used to obtain the $99 Lifetime Service transfer. As such, can the purchaser then be pretty confident that come 7 Sep, that old TiVo device will run no risk of being deactivated?
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  9. opus123

    opus123 Member

    Feb 13, 2005
    i don't plan to return (even bought the warranty).. and hope it all works out as I just dropped my TiVo-HDs off for recycling.
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  10. pmiranda

    pmiranda Member

    Feb 12, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Is the deal really over? I ask because I’m selling a TiVo on eBay and a buyer emailed asking for the TSN to confirm its status. I hate to be a pain but I’m reluctant to provide that if the deal is still going.
    For that matter, can you actually find out the account status of somebody’s TiVo with just their TSN? Smells phishy.
  11. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    I wouldn't give the TSN until the deal was closed. If there was any problem with your transaction the buyer can always use the eBay fraud mechanism to reverse the transaction.
  12. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    Never give out your TSN.

    Tivo needs to confirm these deals are on the same account, to much fraud possible.
  13. pdhenry

    pdhenry Ruthless

    Feb 27, 2005
    TiVo has never required that a Lifetime TiVo actually have its account information be updated when it is sold on the secondary market. To begin requiring an account transfer at this point might cause more issues than it solves.
  14. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
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  15. leiff

    leiff Active Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    SF Bay area
    I think I used both discover and Amex on my bolts. Do they have price protection anyone know?
  16. DVR_Dave

    DVR_Dave Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    Discover does; not sure about Amex.
  17. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    It doesn't look like my AmEx Blue offers price protection. I don't know about AmEx's other products.
  18. majinbuu147

    majinbuu147 Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    I have a life time TiVo HD series 3. I'm trying to figure out why I didn't get an email about this promo? anybody else not get one but was able to get the deal by contacting TiVo?
  19. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    I think my Bolt is going back. This thing is so noisy compared to my other units. I can hear it in the next room sometimes. I can't tell if it is the drive or the fan or the combination of both.
  20. leiff

    leiff Active Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    SF Bay area
    All three of my bolts were loud. I solved it by disabling the fans on two of them and going for Passive cooling solutions. With one I nailed to the wall above my doorframe with lid removed it runs cool and dead quiet. the other I drilled about a hundred holes into the top of the lid and run the hard-drive compartment slightly ajar to let heat Escape. It also runs quiet with fan disabled

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