Tivo Summer Sale 2019 is ON! Just transferred my Series 3 to a new Bolt Vox

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  1. andrew1883

    andrew1883 Member

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    Thanks Mikeguy, I guess I have to decide if I'll have any use for the OTA in ON (where I am now it will require an antenna in the attic or something, but if I move I'll either have a clear view of both towers, or neither :). If I go for 3TB upgrade, it doesn't matter how big the internal is that it ships with (unless I sell it).

    And 4 tuners isn't so bad with a TiVo I assume (have only ever had 2 tuners), my Bell DVR has 4 tuners I think but I record everything ending +5min to avoid clipping. The Bell software is so stupid that takes 4 tuners if 2 channels are being recorded back-to-back, and a third will fail. I would expect TiVo would invoke "clip up to 5min", and if 3 channels are recording shows back-to-back all with +5min (so theoretically 6 tuners at once), on a 4-tuner TiVo would it just clip 5min at start of two of the later shows? Bell would just fail to record because if it can't start on time it fails. Sorry if that's not clear.

    FWIW, as a data point for anyone interested, on eBay.com someone sold a used 3TB w/LTS for $781 shipped, and a new 1TB w/LTS sold for $489 but looked like they meant $849. Meanwhile I got depressed when I saw $100 listings for 1TB w/LTS but that's just someone selling his TSNs. Which I guess makes a 6-tuner $500 if anyone's expanding their TiVo collection. :)

    =aw
     
  2. Sonyad

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    Not me.
     
  3. the_Skywise

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    "Holiday Trade-in, Trade-Up Sale! Once you make your purchase, look for a TiVo FedEx email, with your special return shipping label. This email from FedEx will be sent to the email address you used when purchasing your new BOLT OTA.

    You must return your qualifying Roamio OTA 500GB, Roamio OTA 1TB, Roamio OTA VOX 1TB with an All-in Service plan by January 31, 2019.

    Your new BOLT OTA temporary service will convert to regular service upon receipt of your trade-in device. If TiVo does not receive your trade-in device by January 31, 2019 TiVo reserves the right to bill your account, $200, for the remaining amount due for an All-in Plan. Terms and restrictions apply."

    Getting it there before 1/31/2019 is going to be a trick.

    The thing is, I don't have a Roamio OTA either - just a regular Roamio (that will do OTA or cable card)
     
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  4. andrew1883

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    To my knowledge, this is the third summer in a row they've made this or similar offer, so yeah start it up in a couple of months (one would have to go back and check exact qualifying period, it might be worth waiting for winter and not today in case next year it's "Aug 1/19-Jul 31/20" or something stupid).

    Two years ago, I didn't know about it and my S2DT didn't qualify because it had been parked since Rogers abandoned direct coax connection from the wall. Last year I had completely forgotten to dig the TiVo out of the locker and start it up. So this year I did it in Nov and again in Apr, I think. I meant to do it monthly but as usual it didn't seem important (also, every time I power it up I worry it will be the last time it works, so I can claim some intention of not running it continuously or using its limited remaining cycles needlessly). This is effectively a computer and HD from 2004 (!) so it's a shock it works at all. :)

    =aw
     
  5. Sonyad

    Sonyad Member

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    What holiday is the trade in for? My email, which I received four days after placing an order, is a Summer Breeze sale.
     
  6. the_Skywise

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    I don't know - I'm getting this pop up every time I enter my Roamio's service ID into the promo code. Now I've already upgraded one using an old Premiere but there's nothing about "one order per customer"
     
  7. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

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    Are they giving you a lower price for the Roamio (since they are requiring you return it) than when you used the Premiere?
     
  8. the_Skywise

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    Nope - same price
     
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  9. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

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    I tried it with a Roamio TSN and yep, got the same message. No way I'd take that deal.
     
  10. Scooter Scott

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    I'm trying to resist the upgrade. I'm still debating if I want to move to Channels or Tablo. TiVo works good...but only for OTA. I don't even bother with the apps anymore.
     
  11. overFEDEXed

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    It didn't work when I tried my old Toshiba and it's still used by a friend every day.

    Also my Series 2 which dialed in three months ago didn't qualify. I'll call them today on that one though and go ahead and do the deal if they let me use it.
     
  12. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Aside from the "holiday" oddity, the current promo doesn't include the "BOLT OTA" model.
     
  13. the_Skywise

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    Right - I’m getting this in response to using a SN for a regular Roamio.
     
  14. the_Skywise

    the_Skywise Member

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    Just chatted with TiVo customer support - they say that's an erroneous message
     
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  15. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    ^ This.
     
  16. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I was just going to post, likely an erroneous pop-up message, and that you should contact TiVo customer support if you want to take advantage of the promotion on a 2nd box. These box-return terms aren't in the email I received yesterday about this promotion, and they aren't at the promotion's webpage.

    Good for you! :)
     
  17. 1rickey

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    I’ve been using a TivoHD w/Lifetime & I have 2 others that I use as cable boxes(got them for $25 @ Blockbuster years ago). If I go for the Bolt & they deactivate the Lifetime one, can I still use it as a cable box?
     
  18. randian

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    I wonder if they’re going to do an Edge trade-in deal.
     
  19. JoeKustra

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    It would be a good way to send some Bolts to heaven.
     
  20. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    Also, I'm pretty sure this is a bad screen left over from a previous offer. I have no plan to send my box back.

    I did this on an OTA Roamia TSN but now I'm almost regretting it and thinking I should cancel after reading about all the HDD problems with the Bolts and HDD upgrades.
     

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