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

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sender_name, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Aug 9, 2019 #421 of 462
    miketx

    miketx Active Member

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    I should have been more specific: I bought the Bolt VOX OTA/Cable 500gb model, which does have MoCA. The Bolt OTA wasn't part of this deal, so I didn't buy it.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2019 #422 of 462
    mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand "watch my other Tivos through the Bolt for the 4k". How is that done? Can I do it?
     
  3. Aug 9, 2019 #423 of 462
    pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

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    If all your TiVos are on one account and the same network, you can stream the recordings off of one of the other TiVos.

    On TE3, the other devices should all be listed at the bottom of the My Shows list. On TE4 (which I don’t use), I believe there is a Devices section on the menu.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2019 #424 of 462
    sammargh

    sammargh New Member

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    Hi! Just wanted to mention while not advertised it seems this sale is still ongoing. I had called on the last day due to the 1TB being sold out and was told the discount would still work today.

    Can confirm, it did.
     
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  5. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha..so if I watch my shoes on the Roamio through my Bolt I can get 4k? That is so interesting. Thanks.
     
  6. snerd

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    That will give you, at best, slightly fuzzy 4K, since anything recorded on the Roamio will be stored at a lower resolution.
     
  7. the_Skywise

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    Will the older tivos still work even if they no longer have service? (but still connected to the home network?)
     
  8. krkaufman

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    You can still view their recorded content via a monitor connected to the DVR’s AV ports, but that’s it. No MRV or MRS absent an active TiVo service plan for both boxes.
     
  9. sender_name

    sender_name I remember XM 202!

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    I just offloaded all my shows from my tivo to my PC, cut them with VIdeoRedo and then saved as MPEG and stream them back to the tivo with the plex app...Perfect. I can watch all the shows and let my series 3 die with dignity...and then put the power supply in my parents S3 that's finicky about rebooting.


    OH and I LOOOOOOOVE the tivo bolt.
     
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  10. tommage1

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    True, but anything recorded on the Bolt will probably be a lower resolution also, same thing. Far as i know the only real 4K available through the Bolt would be streaming actual 4K content. Upconversion is upconversion, 1080P (or anything less) to 4K or anything less than 1080P to 1080P, whatever.
     
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  11. snerd

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    True. I believe Fios has done some 4K broadcasts of sports events, but I don't know if that was an isolated event or an ongoing thing.
     
  12. GAViewer

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    That's what I thought about my cablecard in my premier that I upgraded, but the Bolt would not recognize it. The Bolt kept indicating there was no cable card installed when I inserted it. But when it was put back in the Premier it worked there. So as always YMMV.
     
  13. andrew1883

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    I finally (well it's only 17 days) called to buy an extended warranty on my new Bolt (because I won't be able to use it in the first 90 days). The call was a total of 40min. First they said call volume was high, maybe I wanted to try another time, and wait time might be 5min. After 6min, it said wait time would be another 10min. I think it was about 10-12min total.

    Agent came on, confirmed box, confirmed same CC, confirmed 2yr ($30) vs 3yr ($40). Everything required me to wait "2-3min" but never really that long.

    At 28min she said there was a problem she'd have to escalate because there was a problem (when I asked she mumbled something about Canada, not in Canada until next week [they may be reintroducing OTA, or so I read elsewhere]). Which is fine, except the box is in FL, the CC billing address is in FL, the account address is in FL, though account phone is in ON. I guess I should change account phone to my GV number in FL.

    At 35min she took my CC info to pass on to "offline support" who will bill me in 24-48hr.

    Finally we were done. I'll believe it when it posts.

    =aw
     
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  14. andrew1883

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    There's now a pending charge on my VISA for $42.79 (3yr + 7% FL tax), I think it was there when I checked late Tuesday night.

    Thanks everyone for the advice and support. Hoping I don't ever make a claim on the TiVo warranty. Next challenge will be swapping CableCard from Premiere to Bolt (possibly including a card swap from Comcast).

    =aw
     
  15. trailmix

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    "Your current box will be deactivated by August 21, 2019." Has anyone been deactivated this year? I think two years ago deactivation completely failed, but last year was successful? For some reason Zatz and Slickdeals said deactivation was August 30, but both of my emails said August 21, and it still works fine.
     
  16. drcharlie

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    I used two Premiere TSN’s in 2017 and both remained active. I used one Premiere TSN in 2018, and it was deactivated. Expect all TSN’s used for the offer in 2019 will become deactivated.
     
  17. pl1

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    Yes, the Roamio I used for a trade-in has been deactivated.
     
  18. andrew1883

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    My S2DT and my Premiere are both still showing active on website. I used the former for this year's trade-in so I'm kind of hoping they kill it soon and I can stop worrying they'll take the wrong one.

    =aw
     
  19. andrew1883

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    I'm thinking maybe they're not going to bother deactivating the S2DT since it doesn't have a lot of use (but more than none)? Still showing the new Bolt and old Premiere and S2DT active. 08.28.2019-01.02.39

    =aw
     
  20. miketx

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    My old S2 Humax DVD Tivo that I used for the promotion has disappeared from my account. I guess that's "deactivated" :)
     

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