TiVo Bolt +

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  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    if you have a FiOS store close by, the easiest method is to just order a new cable card. Pick it up from the FiOS store, then just automatically activate it after installing it in the Bolt+. You can do it over the phone or on the Internet and enter all the info requested. Less likely to have issues than when dealing with a CSR/tech.

    Then just run the Bolt+ in tandem with the old Bolt for a week or two to make sure everything is fine. And then return the old cable card to FIOS. This can eliminate a lot of potential headaches.
     
  2. thyname

    thyname Well-Known Member

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    That's a good idea. Either that, or I am thinking somebody from Verizon Direct over at DSL Reports can do a chat. They appear to be much better than the usual phone CSRs.
     
  3. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    Got my Bolt+ a couple hours ago. Setup was easy but it did go thru several downloads as previously mentioned. Getting my recordings transferred over but still waiting for the Bolt+ to show up in Tivo Online to copy over OP and Wishlists. The black Bolt+ sure looks better than the white regular Bolt.

    So far so good....
     
  4. Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

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    FWIW, I had to log out and log back in to online.tivo.com before the new box appeared.
     
  5. SCSIRAID

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    That did it... I was closing the page and then coming back in thru Tivo.com but was not getting logged out. Logging out and back in solved the problem.

    Thanks!!!!
     
  6. thyname

    thyname Well-Known Member

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    Did you guys call or did the activation with TiVo online? Did that take too long?

    I am hoping they could transfer my remaining 7-8 month subscription on my Bolt to the new Bolt+ . I called last week to probe, and they said the "advanced billing dept." can do that, but not always.
     
  7. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    I ordered from TiVo directly so the unit was already activated. It showed up on my account with the TSN before I even received it.
     
  8. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I did mine online right after I received it at work and then a few hours later when I got home and set it up it connected and showed it was active. I connected to TiVo and rebooted all my minis too and they saw the new Bolt+ as well.
     
  9. Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

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    Ditto. I was even able to put it on the priority s/w upgrade queue before it was delivered.
     
  10. Sixto

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    Wow, it's so tiny compared to the Roamio Pro next to it.

    Trying to get it all going prior to switching the cablecard. Will see how this goes.

    Ethernet seems to be working fine.
     
  11. Sixto

    Sixto Member TCF Club

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    All came up fine, rebooted a couple of times.

    The UI is different, more HD screens.

    Will move a bunch of recording before moving the cablecard.

    Again, wow it's small. I sure hope this hard disk is reliable.

    As someone mentioned, Netflix stays connected as you bounce back-and-forth to the TiVo screens.
     
  12. JOSHSKORN

    JOSHSKORN Active Member

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    I just ordered a Bolt+ today. Was having problems with my Bolt, which could be fixed if I just use the original HDD or probably buy a WD Red Drive, but I needed the extra space and tuners, anyway, and didn't want to spend money on a HDD that "might" work for me, since it worked for someone else.

    My 1 year service on my Bolt is up in December, and I was planning on buying Lifetime service, anyway. Will my current service transfer from my Bolt to my Bolt+, would anyone know?
     
  13. thyname

    thyname Well-Known Member

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    See my post above, this very thread. Post #266. I guess I will know on Friday
     
  14. JOSHSKORN

    JOSHSKORN Active Member

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    Thank you, keep us posted.
     
  15. Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

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    Moved it into the living room (gateway connection) this morning. I had previously set it up for MoCa only, but it seems to have auto-sensed the cat-5 connection. I'm surprised I didn't have to change anything. I checked, and connected clients can see the internet, so I guess all is good!
     
  16. SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    The only issue I had with the setup was using Tivo online to transfer the OP and Wishlists. Tivo Online made a horrific mess that I had to spend a lot of time cleaning up. I have 92 OP and Wishlists.
    - Wishlists names didnt transfer... had to reenter. wish terms were good though
    - Wishlist recording options didnt transfer.. had to adjust
    - I was transferring a chunk at a time and when It got over 50 it scrambled the order of everything.
     
  17. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I think that's because you already had it go through all the setup and connections. Mine was fresh out of the box and didn't work fully until after it connected a bunch of times and was done setup.
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    FYI the kmttg app does a much better job at this.
     
  19. JOSHSKORN

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    My Bolt+ came today, I supposedly activated it through the website, but I can't find it. I paid for the lifetime subscription, and the payment shows on my credit card. I have not received an E-mail confirming payment received from TiVo, though.
     
  20. SCSIRAID

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    I tried kmttg previously but could never figure it out.
     

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