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

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  1. Aug 3, 2019 #361 of 462
    krkaufman

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    With Comcast having snuffed the on-demand app for TiVos, I’m seeing more cause for 3TB, and even more. We have an 8TB Pro on Comcast and it regularly goes over 90%, and that was before adjusting “keeps” to account for the loss of XOD4TiVo.

    p.s. One person’s usage doesn’t dictate how anyone else might choose to use their boxes.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2019 #362 of 462
    JoeKustra

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    With the compression of TV content by stations adding sub-channels, the storage of MPEG-2 ain't what used to be either. My old 8GB hour of HD is down to 5GB on CBS since they now have four sub-channels.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2019 #363 of 462
    foghorn2

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    And you new TiVo will be obsolete and in your closet too when they go all IP and cable cards no longer supported.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2019 #364 of 462
    krkaufman

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    Of zero value.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2019 #365 of 462
    GAViewer

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    I had an unexpected expense. When I got the new Bolt, I powered down the Premier and pulled its CableCard and inserted into the Bolt. When I powered up the Bolt, it indicated that there wasn't a CableCard inserted. I removed and installed it several times still no luck. I called Tivo support and they said before I could return the Bolt, that I had to try another CableCard. So I call Truvista (our cable company) and they told me that I would have to leave the Bolt with them, and pay for another CableCard. I asked about swapping the non-working CableCard for a working CableCard. I was told that they didn't want my old CableCard because they couldn't use it. So I left the Bolt with them and a week later they told me to come get it. It now works but I wasn't expecting to have to pay for a CableCard since I thought the one I had would work in the Bolt.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2019 #366 of 462
    tommage1

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    Well the promo boxes have started showing up at ebay. One seller has OVER 10 available for $445 with free shipping to boot (might be nice for someone who did not have a qualifying transfer box). Geez, I almost bought one through the promo, was going to resell (I have enough Tivos myself), glad I did not, no way it would have been worth it if I had to sell for $445, free shipping and ebay/paypal fees to boot.............
     
  7. Aug 4, 2019 #367 of 462
    tommage1

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    Well the drive might be worth a few $ ;)
     
  8. Aug 4, 2019 #368 of 462
    tommage1

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    They SELL you the cable cards, you own them????
     
  9. Aug 4, 2019 #369 of 462
    GAViewer

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    I could buy it for $40, or rent it for $2 a month.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2019 #370 of 462
    Joe3

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    Less than a two year pay back, good deal.
     
  11. Aug 5, 2019 #371 of 462
    the_Skywise

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    Trying to transfer shows between a Premiere with TE3 and a Bolt with TE4. The season passes transferred fine but when i go to transfer the shows - I can see and select all the shows on the Premiere fine and then hit transfer which says its starting the transfer and to check the To Do List for status. But its been 6 hours and nothing has transferred and both ToDo Lists have nothing about transfers on them. I've tried restarting the transfer and even just transferring one show but nothing seems to be happening.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2019 #372 of 462
    tommage1

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    You can transfer to the TE3 Premiere from the TE4 Bolt but cannot transfer from the TE3 Premiere to the TE4 Bolt. Definitely not directly, theoretically possible with Tivo Online but there is a bug, the shows SEEM to transfer ok but they freeze up when playing back, at least for me (others have reported also). There is a way to do it though. Roll back the Bolt to TE3. Transfer the recordings from the Premiere to the TE3 Bolt. Then "upgrade" back to TE4 on the Bolt. One time shot though, if you try reverting the Bolt to TE3 again you will lose all your recordings.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2019 #373 of 462
    tommage1

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    Oh, very important, if you roll back the Bolt to TE3 everything on it NOW will be lost, you will be starting fresh with the Bolt. Then do the transfers from the Premiere. When done you can "upgrade" the Bolt again or just leave it on TE3, I still prefer TE3 myself.
     
  14. Aug 5, 2019 #374 of 462
    JoeTaxpayer

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    I have a stack of older TiVos, all with LifeTime. 3 Series 3's, 2 premiers.
    The ones i currently use are a Bolt and a Roamio (6 tuner).
    Of course, the email shows the Roamio as eligible for this deal, but none of the ones that haven't been turned on in some time. Lesson learned, I suppose. Sometime next May, I need to power them up and have them phone home. The others all show active on my Account page.

    On reflection, one premiere Is plugged in. I use it as a fake mini to watch recorded shows off the other 2. Strange this one isn't listed as one i can use to upgrade.
     
  15. Aug 5, 2019 #375 of 462
    bicker

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    As long as it has connected to the TiVo service during the time period, they'll have record of that.
     
  16. Aug 5, 2019 #376 of 462
    GAViewer

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    Yes, but I didn't expect to have buy a new CableCard, since I already had one. But for some reason the one that worked in the Premier wouldn't work in the Bolt.
     
  17. Aug 5, 2019 #377 of 462
    Mikeguy

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    Or even yet this month, and then once a month or every few months.
    Use the Premiere for the offer--if it connected up to the TiVo mothership the year before the promotion, it will work for the promotion (TiVo's marketing emails are notoriously inaccurate)--and if it doesn't work online, simply telephone TiVo customer support to get the offer/use the Premiere.

    Note: today is the last day of this promotion--best to act quickly. And although the 1TB cable Bolt VOX box shows as sold-out online, it still is available if you call in for it.
     
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  18. Aug 5, 2019 #378 of 462
    DrewTivo

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    I've been only hold 15 minutes. In that 15 minutes, my estimated wait time at each announcement:
    - 5 minutes (at ~1 min)
    - 10 minutes (at ~6 mins)
    - 15 minutes (at ~11 mins)
    - over 20 minutes (at ~ 17 mins)
     
  19. Aug 5, 2019 #379 of 462
    dnemec123

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    So I took advantage of the Summer Breeze promotion to replace my TiVo Roamio OTA with a TiVo Bolt VOX OTA, but did I need to replace it? I understood that the "Lifetime" service on the Roamio was ending on August 21st and I had to upgrade to the Bolt with the All-in plan to keep recording my shows.

    Now I'm not so sure.

    Anyone know?
     
  20. Aug 5, 2019 #380 of 462
    pdhenry

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    If you hadn't taken the deal your old TiVo would have kept working.
     

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