The next TiVo sale

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Nick25, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Nov 22, 2016 #21 of 106
    alexb

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    He signed off as nick @ TiVo - as such I assume he works at TiVo. Hence my reply.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2016 #22 of 106
    alexb

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    Agreed, didn't think it was likely and wouldn't be upset if it just wasn't on the sale page. They don't owe me a discount. My objection is the used car salesman like behavior of putting it on the sale page. I don't do things like that in my Buisness and expect better behavior. But I am idealistic like that :)
     
  3. Nov 22, 2016 #23 of 106
    krkaufman

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    I understood what he was referring to, but his comments were repeatedly directed at "you," as though TCF was TiVo. If the OP wants to communicate with TiVo, a post within a thread on TCF isn't likely to get the job done.

    As for the angst of the BOLT+ being listed on the sale page, same goes for the other products listed that aren't on sale: the TiVo Mini and Slide Pro remote. Yes, all 3 of these products are listed on the sale page, but none of them have the big red "sale" triangle associated with their display. There's plenty to deride TiVo for nowadays, but this seems petty.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2016 #24 of 106
    krkaufman

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    Excellent point; I hadn't noticed the "Nick @ TiVo" sign-off. I'll leave my other posts as-is, to endure the deserved embarrassment.
     
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  5. Nov 22, 2016 #25 of 106
    Chris Gerhard

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    I am not in the market for a Bolt but that is the best deal I can recall.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2016 #26 of 106
    westside_guy

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    The soggy...
    I've been keeping an aging Tivo HD running for some time, replacing parts as needed - but I just ordered the refurb 1TB Bolt w/ lifetime @ $500 before tax. Looked like a darn good deal to me.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2016 #27 of 106
    Laughs Brightly

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    In for a Roamio. Tough deciding between that and the Bolt deal, but I already have a Stream, don't need 4k, and I really wanted Lifetime so I now have 4 Roamios. Just need to order a 3 TB drive and I'll be at 9.5 TB.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2016 #28 of 106
    MJedi

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    I've never bought a TiVo-renewed device before. Are they good? Also, is it still worth getting All-in these days? My Series 3 OLED still works great (monthly) but Comcast made it obsolete with their MPEG-4 conversion. I'm just concerned that the Bolt will be made obsolete down the road due to TiVo not supporting it, or Comcast changing their signal. Granted, this might take many years, and with this deal it will take 2 years to make up the difference compared to an annual plan. I'm not one to sell my TiVo's so the resale value is not a factor for me. So it okay to get a TiVo-renewed Bolt? Thanks.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2016 #29 of 106
    dslunceford

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    Nick, many thanks to your marketing department for sending me 10 emails in a row about the sale. Seriously?

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  10. Nov 22, 2016 #30 of 106
    hooper

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    Stream and Moca are missing. One of my mini's is coax only. So I would need a Moca adapter too.

    Going to downgrade to a Bolt and sell my Roamio Plus. Gain OTA and lose 2 tuners that I don't need.
     
  11. Nov 22, 2016 #31 of 106
    hooper

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    Only difference between a new and renewed unit is the TSN will have an extra 1. It will probably also be shipped in a brown box. It will look brand new.
     
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  12. Nov 22, 2016 #32 of 106
    westside_guy

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    The soggy...
    At the regular price, I'm not so sure it's a slam dunk anymore... but with that $200 discount, it's only going to take me a bit more than two years to recoup the cost. That makes a lot of sense to me.
     
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  13. Nov 22, 2016 #33 of 106
    hooper

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    Tax for me on Renewed Bolt 500GB All in was $2.90. ?? Gotta be a mistake.

    Edit: they only charged tax on the hardware @$99
     
  14. Nov 22, 2016 #34 of 106
    MJedi

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    Thanks for replies and assurance. I just placed the order for the Bolt 1TB All-in.

    Lucky you. I was charged sales tax on the hardware and service.
     
  15. Nov 22, 2016 #35 of 106
    Laughs Brightly

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    Bought a renewed Roamio last year - works fine. Just bought a second one.
    I got one 1 email. I saw the deal on FaceBook first.
     
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  16. Nov 22, 2016 #36 of 106
    alexb

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    Ok, i succumbed and ordered Bolt+ and a mini, i realized they were going to charge me WA state tax (which makes no sense to me) so I am ordering via amazon as i have until Jan 31st to return unit and i get free next day delivery via prime.
     
  17. Nov 22, 2016 #37 of 106
    suriyun

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    This sale was perfect timing. I'm in for a Bolt 1TB refurb all-in.
     
  18. Nov 22, 2016 #38 of 106
    jcthorne

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    Be aware that for OTA, the Roamio has a far better tuner. I have far more trouble with botched recordings on my Bolt than on the roamio or premiere.
     
  19. Nov 22, 2016 #39 of 106
    thyname

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    Agreed!
     
  20. Nov 22, 2016 #40 of 106
    hooper

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