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

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  1. Jul 22, 2019 #21 of 462
    krkaufman

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    The back panel *is* the Mini VOX, so just the text description above the pic is off. The ordered list to the right of the pic is correct.

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  2. Jul 22, 2019 #22 of 462
    dishrich

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    OH you're being TOO picky - model#'s aren't important...potato, potato... :p
     
  3. Jul 22, 2019 #23 of 462
    elitef

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    Debating about doing this or not...
    I have 4 Premiers with lifetime on them, one for each room. Not sure what to do.
    - Swap for a 6 tuner and get a bunch of mini's
    - Swap all 4 and get a bunch of mini's, and sell off 3 of them with All-In
    - or swap all 4 and dont get mini's, and sell all 4 with All-In and just invest in an HDHomeRun 6 tuner when its out later this year...

    decisions decisions
     
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  4. Jul 22, 2019 #24 of 462
    krkaufman

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    The sale page is just a mess.

    Built-in MoCA networking 2.1 (How about 2.0?)

    Simultaneous recordings up to 6 (Is either offered model a 6-tuner?)

    edit: Reviewing current prices/options on TiVo.com, it appears that the 1TB model is the cable-only 6-tuner model; and the 500GB model is 4-tuner cable or OTA. sigh...
     
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  5. Jul 22, 2019 #25 of 462
    JoeKustra

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    I was trying to be funny. That seldom works on the internet. Anyhow, the picture is a little off too: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K Ultra HD
     
  6. Jul 22, 2019 #26 of 462
    MrModerate

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    Any ideas on why the Bolt OTA isn't included in this offer? I realize the savings are less for the OTA all-in plan, but why not include it in the promo?
     
  7. Jul 22, 2019 #27 of 462
    sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

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    The 500GB is the mixed 4 tuner OTA/Cable Bolt Vox. So if you buy that one you can use it for JUST OTA...if you're looking for a deal. I'm guessing this deal is based on inventory...These 2 versions must be the ones they have the most of to move?
     
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  8. Jul 22, 2019 #28 of 462
    Mikeguy

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    And a further advantage: the Bolt VOX can be sidegraded from TE4 to TE3--the Bolt OTA cannot be reverted back to TE3.
     
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  9. Jul 22, 2019 #29 of 462
    Mikeguy

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    Seemingly, no, as they aren't listed (similar to prior offers like this). TiVo seems to use these offers to migrate users away from the older boxes--that doesn't include the Roamio boxes.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2019 #30 of 462
    Mikeguy

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    Do note the date information in the fine print:
    If "between" is meant inclusively, that gives users of dormant boxes in basements, attics, and closets the chance to connect up yet today (July 22) and still get the advantage of the offer.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2019 #31 of 462
    WVZR1

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    Actually after I had placed the order I did connect the device I used and it was July 11 2018, connected and all is well. I received shipping notice w/tracking 30 minutes ago. I've no idea why I actually did this but I thought a 6 tuner Bolt w/1TB a much easier sell than a 2 tuner premiere - maybe a 3TB Roamio an easy sell and the Bolt a keeper.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2019 #32 of 462
    tommage1

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    That is really nice, hopefully those with "dormant" boxes see the sale today, non issue for me as I connect mine every few months. This is a nice deal, they probably want to clear out Vox since they are coming out with the Edge. Am not sure if I want to use my S2s to buy Voxes (or sell to someone who actually NEEDS a Vox) or wait until next year, maybe same deal on an Edge?
     
  13. Jul 22, 2019 #33 of 462
    krkaufman

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    Eh, I did chuckle on your highlighting the pic on the main page as being a v2 Mini.

    Good catch. The “cable coax” input is also in error, at least the “cable” portion.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2019 #34 of 462
    Dan203

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    Can you still downgrade a VOX to TE3?
     
  15. Jul 22, 2019 #35 of 462
    krkaufman

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    My guess would be the lower retail pricing for All-In for a BOLT OTA.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2019 #36 of 462
    Mikeguy

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    Everything but a Bolt VOX OTA (that single, specific model).
     
  17. Jul 22, 2019 #37 of 462
    babsonnexus

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    Just trying to make sure we agree these are the models:
    • TiVo BOLT VOX 500 GB
      • TCD849500V
      • Can support Digital Cable or Antenna
      • 4 Tuner
    • TiVo BOLT VOX for Cable 1 TB
      • TCD849300V1
      • Can ONLY support Digital Cable
      • 6 Tuner
    And the second one is not:
    • TiVo BOLT VOX 1TB
      • TCD849000V
      • Can support Digital Cable or Antenna
      • 4 Tuner
     
  18. Jul 22, 2019 #38 of 462
    Joe3

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    Winner!

    TiVo needs to give this guy one for free for figuring out the their secret code!
     
  19. Jul 22, 2019 #39 of 462
    drcharlie

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    I have lived these scenarios. After previous Summer Deals starting with 2 Premieres, I acquired and sold 2 Roamios, 2 Bolts, and 2 Bolt Voxes. One of my Premieres has been deactivated. I am down to 1 Premiere now. I think I will pass on this round.

    If you buy, try to use a credit card that will Price Rewind to $163 on Amazon. I have done that and it has helped me clear more profit per buy/sell.

    My wife and I love TiVo, but it’s days are numbered. Via these deals, though, we have actually been paid a small amount of money to DVR OTA television the past five years. The future is streaming, though.
     
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  20. Jul 22, 2019 #40 of 462
    drcharlie

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    By the way, last year you could sacrifice 1 TSN to purchase multiple lifetime Bolt Voxes.
     

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