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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sender_name, Jul 22, 2019.
Right idea, but wrong destination...
If this deal is still going on, I'm not using my Tivos anymore due to cutting the cord (please don't show me the door) and both are lifetime units.
One is a Series 3 with a suspected bad power supply, but has stayed online up to around three months ago. I'd be willing to sell the TSN from it cheap for someone to transfer it to a new box.
I was able to get the deal on my xl4 after chatting and calling in. After getting the email yesterday and not seeing the xl4 tsn listed I checked on the box and it was locked up. Power cycled it and forced a few calls in to the mothership. The phone delays were awful so I chatted with a rep. They said the unit needed to phone home between the date provided and NOW.
Anyway, just got the confirmation email. As others have said, it doesn’t hurt to call.
one last stupid question - I see I can transfer my season passes and recordings (yay) - Is there any way to backup/transfer the thumbs data from my tivo?
I took the great suggestions here, used Chrome incognito tab to go to TiVo, ordered a Bolt BOX 1TB w/LTS then input my S2DT's TSN (without dashes) as a promo code. LTS dropped to $100.
[ETA: Note that the S2DT TSN wasn't included in the email from TiVo, though it was powered on for the first time in about 5 years, a few months ago for this express purpose. Those of you whose old box isn't active, don't despair there's always next year. This is my third year trying to be organized. Screenshot: 07.27.2019-22.26.04 ]
I'm shipping this to FL and I won't be able to power up for about 4 months. Is that safe? Not that I have an alternative. Also, I assume there's nothing else worth ordering at the same time?
Isn't the standard limited warranty 30 days?
Edit: parts & labor 90 days, parts only 1 year. 30 day money-back guarantee.
I'd pay the $30 for a 2-year extended warranty if you can't power it up before the basic warranty expires.
[ETA: I don't see anywhere to order extended warranty, figured it would be under accessories or something. Looks like I have 90 days (regular warranty period) to add extended warranty so I guess I don't need to worry. Now I just have to decide whether to upgrade Premiere and sell the result. ]
Has anyone had luck with a device that is qualifying, except for the phone in issue? I have an old THD in a guest room that apparently has not phoned in within the timeframe. The TV in that room is plugged into a powerstrip which was shut off.
Online isn't working. I haven't decided whether or not to try to order by phone and see if telling the story gets someone to make an exception.
Has anyone done this just to sell the new units? I have a handful of older units (unfortunately the ones I really want to get something for didn't phone in last year). I don't really need another unit, other than the price is right, and my inner engineer loves redundancy. A spare unit in the shelf means I'm instantly back up and running if a lightning strike or other such issue takes out my in service units (has happened. Once lost two TV's, a dsl modem, a cordless phone, etc. Wasn't even a direct strike. Got a neighbor a block away. I was just collateral damage).
You'd have to check to see whether a Bolt with Lifetime sells on eBay for at least $300 more than your unit with Lifetime. An S2 is a no brainer. A Premiere?
The unit with the TSN I'd like to use is glitchy and unreliable. I wouldn't sell a device in that condition. If I get at least my $300 out of this, I'm happy with that. I'd like to recycle this unit, but I can't bring myself to do that when it has a lifetime on it.
eBay prices for completed sales seem to run from $475-675 depending on the capacity.
tivo bolt lifetime | eBay
I'll keep my CableCARD Romeo. Thanks but no thanks TiVo. This is the only email TSN I got from TiVo. Clearly not a good deal
Really? I thought (and still think) that this is a great deal, esp. for older TiVo boxes like my 13-year-old, Lifetimed Toshiba Series 2 TiVo box that I used under an earlier iteration of this deal, to get a new, Lifetimed Bolt box.
(And note, as this seems to be a matter of continual confusion: as the promotion website states, any qualifying TiVo box can be used for this promotion, not just the box noted in an offer marketing email received directly from TiVo--simply use the TSN (minus dashes) of the box you want to use for the promotion as the promotion code. And if there is any issue, as the webpage further states, simply telephone TiVo customer support.)
I got the email and qualify by TSN notice in the email for my 1TB Roamio OTA swap that has to mailed back to TIVO part of this deal requirement. For that I can only purchase a four tuner Bolt OTA ahh I say no thanks.
It's an error. Not required in this promo, from multiple sources.
My guess is, the mail-back provision in the email is an error. (At least it is when appearing as a pop-up at the TiVo promotion webpage, as a TiVo customer service rep. has confirmed.) And, as the current promotion--at least, at the promotion webpage--does not even offer the Bolt OTA as an option, my guess is, that part of the email is an error as well (trying the promotion at the webpage, using the Roamio OTA's TSN as the promotion code, would verify (or not)).
Why are TiVo promotions always filled with errors?