TiVo BOLT VOX 500GB - Sale $99 - can't select All In???

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Sparky1234, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Dec 8, 2019 #1 of 11

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2006


    Anyone else seeing this, can't select All In, only annual subscription?
  2. Dec 8, 2019 #2 of 11

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

    Dec 1, 2017
    Just part of the sale. They are trying to get subscribers by way of offering deals.
    unclehonkey likes this.
  3. Dec 8, 2019 #3 of 11

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    You always could try telephoning TiVo customer service and see if you can get the $99 sale Bolt box + Lifetime that way (please report back, if you do, and what the final price is).
    jrtroo likes this.
  4. Dec 8, 2019 #4 of 11

    Sparky1234 Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2006
    And I have hours to waste.... :rolleyes:
  5. Dec 8, 2019 #5 of 11

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Raleigh, NC


    They should be trying to get all the money that they can while they can. If someone is willing to plop down $550 for lifetime service, you should let them.
  6. Dec 8, 2019 #6 of 11

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    How about 15-30 minutes?
  7. Dec 8, 2019 #7 of 11

    LoadStar I voted! Did you?

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Usually when they do this, you are required to subscribe for at least a year, *then* you can add an All In subscription.
  8. Dec 8, 2019 #8 of 11

    JammasterC giggty, giggty

    Aug 9, 2005
    Southern, NJ
    Seems like a good deal.
    Can you have 2 Bolt Vox in the House?
    Would the second one need a CableCard too?

    I was going to get a Mini Vox but this may be better.
  9. Dec 8, 2019 #9 of 11

    MrDell Active Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Rhode Island
    Yes.. a cable card is needed to receive cable channels from your provider.
    JammasterC likes this.
  10. mde8965

    mde8965 Member

    Dec 8, 2019
    Yeah this ploy ($99/$99 - Bolt/Annual subscription got me to pull the trigger after months of agonizing over it. I also got a bolt mini vox from a Friend used for $75. this will be my first foray into TiVo.

    I’m on spectrum and currently have 2 of their DVRs and a regular box. So the box fees and DVR service fee total $43/month. To make matters worse one of my DVRs crapped out 2 weeks ago and I swapped it out at a store and went from an Arris Box (2016 build) to a Cisco with a manufactured date of 2010. It’s all they had. Wasn’t surprised when recordings skipped and stuttered. That day I just happed to go to the TiVo site, saw the sale and ordered.

    I figure I’m not out too much. Just the $288ish upfront cost and $2 monthly rental for the cable card. I just hope to avoid the worst issues with the tuning adapter.

    Planning to get things set up and working this weekend. Then dump the DVR that doesn’t work and my regular cable box. Then live with TiVo and one spectrum DVR for a month or so to be sure we can iron out whatever kinks I have with TiVo. Then if I’m happy dump the other spectrum DVR and their $19.99 monthly DVR service fee. Of course then I would probably buy another mini for the bedroom. I am not looking for a great streaming experience from TiVo. I have Rokus and ATVs running Infuse that serve up my 24TB worth of Blu/DVD rips and provide my on demand content and minor streaming. All I want from TiVo is a cable box/whole house DVR solution that records reliably and serves up my tier 1 pkg from Spectrum. I just want to rid myself of the fees and garbage equipment provided by Spectrum. And provide the ability to switch back and forth with FIOS without changing my viewing and internet experience drastically (I have my own router too - Synology mesh). For this I think I am an ideal TiVo fit. Tell me I’m not wrong. Kidding.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
  11. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    The Mini includes lifetime in the price. Stick with the Mini.
    JammasterC likes this.

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