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

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  1. Aug 5, 2019 #381 of 462
    Lurker1

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    The exact same wording was in last year's promo also, and it was widely misinterpreted then the same way you did now. The fact that they left it the same this year makes it look like they are intentionally trying to mislead customers into upgrading.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2019 #382 of 462
    pdhenry

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    Your new unit has a 30-day money back guarantee if you think you were hoodwinked by the wording. In that case I'm pretty sure the old box would retain its Lifetime sub.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2019 #383 of 462
    krkaufman

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    You definitely misinterpreted the mailing, as did others. Your old box would have been fine; the deactivation only applies to whatever unit was tagged as the service “donor” box *IF* you opted for the deal.

    You can still cancel the deal and ship the new box back, and revert to (or stick with) your Roamio OTA setup. (Though I can’t promise it will be headache-free.)
     
  4. Aug 5, 2019 #384 of 462
    cmaquilino16

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    So my summer deal TIVO VOX coming Thursday I used it on my TiVo HD my first TiVo back in 2009 that still works and used in my back bedroom. Well my old TiVo hd has the same cable card from day one. Big question can I use this card in the new TiVo or do I need to get a new card for it to work.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2019 #385 of 462
    the_Skywise

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    If it's an M card it should still work once you pair it to the new TiVo
     
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  6. Aug 6, 2019 #386 of 462
    Sparky1234

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    LOL.... TiVo and headache-free. The device you hate to love!!!
     
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  7. Aug 6, 2019 #387 of 462
    wkearney99

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    Had to sit on the phone for an hour to get a Premiere 4 upgraded to a Bolt Vox. Online chat folks can't do it.
     
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  8. Aug 6, 2019 #388 of 462
    shwru980r

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    Might have been cheaper to buy a mini vox and use that in front of the premiere 4. You could also upgrade the premiere to an 8TB drive.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2019 #389 of 462
    Nels

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    Perfect timing for me - my HD will no longer record and I was just thinking about upgrading to a Bolt when I got the email about the $99 transfer. Now I just have to wait for my new Bolt to arrive.
     
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  10. Aug 6, 2019 #390 of 462
    wkearney99

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    Meh, don't care to deal with the limits of a Mini vs a 'real' box (apps and some streaming). Have several mini already and they're fine for some situations, but not where this one was in use.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2019 #391 of 462
    wkearney99

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    I may call again, it appears a long-decommissioned Tivo HD (652) is still on my account, and had lifetime on it. Or switch up the TSN being decommissioned from the 758 Premiere.

    Or is a 652 unit too old to qualify for this?
     
  12. Aug 6, 2019 #392 of 462
    Mikeguy

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    I don't believe that any box is too old--as long as it called in during the 365 days before the promotion began (per the promotion's terms).

    Equally pertinent: is TiVo still honoring the promotion if you call in? The promotion was supposed to end yesterday, and the promotion website landing page is no longer there.
     
  13. Aug 7, 2019 #393 of 462
    kensteele

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    Where is the thread on how to sell/give away your brand new Tivo? I haven't been closely involved with Tivo for several years now and I'm looking to completely sever ties so I upgraded my lifetime to the summer Bolt promo (in this thread) and I will sell it ALL, new in the box, never opened. Do I just give it away and let the buyer deal with everything? Will I need to transfer anything from my account, notify Tivo, etc? What are my responsibilities besides just shipping the product? I want to make sure the buyer can get setup before I walk away; don't want him to return it because of frustrations which is actually why I am giving up on Tivo, just don't have to time to deal with the quarterly issues whether it's a cable card or the box looping or dealing with Septum Spectrum, etc. I'll keep searching the forum but hopefully someone can point me in the right direction; thanks.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2019 #394 of 462
    Mikeguy

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    1. If you want to give it away to me, I'd be happy to accept it and relieve you of the burden. ;)

    2. There have been various posts on how to transfer a TiVo box vis-a-vis TiVo--it's a nice, easy process. Here's TiVo's advice/instructions: https://support.tivo.com/articles/I...ion/Transferring-a-TiVo-Device-to-a-New-Owner And a relatively recent thread here on the process: Mechanics of selling a TiVo? The general bottom line, as it typically works out: you telephone TiVo (you alone, or jointly with the recipient) and get a reference number for the transfer, give the number to the box recipient, who then contacts TiVo and provides the reference number. If you're contacting TiVo alone, you may be asked for the recipient's name and email address, but that doesn't seem to be mandatory. The process gets the box off your account and onto the recipient's.

    Hope this helps, and assures you of the ease and simplicity of it all. Something at TiVo makes sense! :)
     
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  15. Aug 7, 2019 #395 of 462
    babsonnexus

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    Now that I've done the deal and replaced my S3 (Tivo HD XL) with the S6 (Bolt Vox 500gb OTA/Cable), I have some options on a decision tree on what to do next:

    • All Trees: Sell S3 for parts (Net +$25)
      • Tree 1: Keep using my Roamio OTA Lifetime ($0)
        • Tree 1 - Options A
          • Tree 1 - Option A1: Sell Bolt Vox OTA/Cable Lifetime (Net +$100)
          • Tree 1 - Option A2: Keep Bolt Vox OTA/Cable Lifetime in closet as backup (Net -$320, save time setting up the Bolt)
        • Tree 1 - Options B
          • Tree 1 - Option B1: Sell Roamio Pro Cable Only Lifetime, buy Stream on eBay (Net +$250)
          • Tree 1 - Option B2: Keep Roamio Pro Cable Only Lifetime, use as a Stream ($0)
      • Tree 2: Set up Bolt Vox OTA/Cable Lifetime, downgrade to Experience 3, transfer recordings/OnePasses (-$320 and minus all my time for doing the setup and transfer)
        • Sell Roamio Pro Cable Only Lifetime (Net +$350)
        • Tree 2 - Options A
          • Tree 2 - Option A1: Sell Roamio OTA Lifetime (Net +$250)
          • Tree 2 - Option A2: Keep Roamio OTA Lifetime in closet as backup ($0)
    Yes, I'm discounting anything I paid for the S3, Roamio OTA, and Roamio Pro because at this point they are all sunk costs that don't count.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2019 #396 of 462
    miketx

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    I have a similar debate. I'm currently using a Roamio OTA with 4 Minis, but have my old Roamio Plus which runs fine, but does nothing but run my MoCA bridge for the house. Now that I have a Bolt OTA (gave up my old S2 lifetime Humax DVD unit), I'm tempted to sell the Roamio Plus AND the Roamio OTA.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2019 #397 of 462
    JLV03

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    I don't see the point to having a Roamio Plus just as a MoCa bridge as there are better ways to do so. However, the Roamio Plus does have the advantage of having a Stream built in that can stream from the Roamio OTA. If you are getting rid of the Roamio OTA then I see no need to keep the Plus around as well.
     
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  18. Aug 7, 2019 #398 of 462
    kensteele

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    thanks, sounds like a simple process; i'll give it a shot. i'm sure the new owner will be satisfied and i'm more than happy to make my loss tivo's gain by providing their equipment to someone who can use it. over the years, i thought tivo was a great alternative to the cable box and dvr but all of a sudden they got really complicated and the stacks of unused broken tivo boxes started to get really high. i honestly thought the premiere was going to be different but when i saw the power-up looping issue almost there just a little bit longer, the same issue i've seen for nearly 20 years still not fixed....as you know, troubleshooting tivos can be challenging and exhausting and i just don't have it in me any longer. thanks again!
     
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  19. Aug 7, 2019 #399 of 462
    miketx

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    Agree....I've only been using the Roamio Plus for a day (today) for a MoCA bridge, since I pulled the plug on Frontier Fios (their OTN and router had MoCA) and switched to Spectrum (internet only). Otherwise, my Roamio Plus has been sitting idle for over a year. I may see if I can sell them on this forum, versus Ebay (extra hassle).
     
  20. Aug 7, 2019 #400 of 462
    krkaufman

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    Pick your poison.
     

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