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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sender_name, Jul 22, 2019.
Did they get the intern for the mailroom to throw that page together
Why are the other boxes being deactivated?
Essentially, it's a swap of your Lifetime from the old box to the new, at a way-discounted price. And part of the cost being, the deactivation of the old box.
They won't be deactivated unless you opt into this trade-up deal.
And only the eligible device whose TSN is applied as the promo code will be deactivated.
Last year there was a fiasco due to the wording of the email offer where everyone owning a Premiere thought their TiVo was set for deactivation. That’s wasn’t the case last year and is not the case this year.
Only TiVos having a TSN used for a Lifetime service swap will be deactivated.
I'm tempted by what seems like a good deal at $399 for a 6-tuner all-in Bolt Vox, but I think it just makes the most sense to ride out my 6-tuner Roamio Pro. I added a 2.5 MoCa adapter behind it ($55) a few months back and have a separate Apple TV 4K as well as a Roku stick anyway (only really use the Roku for Xfinity once in a while since TiVo abandoned that app). Is there any other benefit that the Bolt would have over my Roamio setup that I am not thinking of (I don't care about talking to my remote)?
The wording in the offer this year looks very much like the wording for past years, (the same?) which is why I thought we were fielding the same questions.
Your current box will be deactivated on August 30, 2019.
I haven't yet received the email this time so I don't know if those words are also in the email (which would really make it confusing).
Thanks for the reply.
Not sure which ard offered the Price Rewind anymore since I thought all cards gave that feature up last year and this year. I think Citi included if I am not mistaken. My go-to was Discover, but they ended that last year, so not sure of who offers the price adjustment feature anymore.
As you mentioned, you've lived all these scenarios already, have you done the HDHomeRun path? Just curious how that worked for you.
I know you mentioned you can now stream everything, so assuming that you're on OTA with an antenna in the attic/roof, and the rest of the stuff you stream off of where/how/using what?
Well I'd stick with your Pro but I am a bit prejudiced, I like Roamios better than Bolts. For a few reasons, one the 3.5 drive compared to the Bolt 2.5. Much easier (and cheaper) to upgrade a Roamio, plus the added benefit you can keep your old drive as a backup. With a Bolt whenever you start swapping drives you lose all your recordings (in most cases). For me I guess the advantage to the Bolt is a bit faster and the 4K. I have one I am using to test TE4 and sometimes I watch my other Tivos through the Bolt to get the 4K upconversion. But not sure how much ACTUAL 4K content there is to watch. As for the "voice", that is a TE4 feature and your Roamio can run TE4 so you have the capability already if you ever decide to use it.
Cit still has it but is discontinuing most if not all of the "extra benefits" on Sept. 22. Fortunately they will honor benefits on purchases made before Sept 22nd. Very important for extended warranty which was 2 years extra, many people probably purchased items with Cit counting on the 2 year extended warranty (ie they did not purchase an extended warranty from the store or manufacturer so missed that opportunity).
Note, so if you purchased a fairly pricey item counting on the 2 year extended warranty I'd go print out the receipt/invoice for the product and your Ccard statement which shows the purchase as you would need both if making a claim during the 2 year extended warranty...................
They aren't offering a 3TB Bolt, only 500GB & 1TB?
3Tb was discontinued awhile ago
Guess I'm a bit behind on TiVo Stuff.
I certainly wasn't interested in the 6-tuner buy BUT I had a 2-tuner Premiere that being in an Xfinity market would likely be a 'difficult sell'. I wanted a MINI VOX anyway (NOT FOR VOICE), so I just assumed the 6-tuner would be an easier sell. I left Xfinity TV for a Layer3TV 1 year experience and I might have still been there had T-Mobile not really botched (personal opinion) the transition.
When I came back there was an offering from Xfinity for a DVR 'FREE/INCLUDED' (Ain't nothin' free) so I took the XG1V4 (Since XOD gone). I've got a A9300 Mini and the XG1V4 @ the MAIN DISPLAY (64" 1080P Plasma) and the 3TB Roamio @ the 'other'. I'd do this again no doubt. The XG1V4 has no 'audio' restrictions (Roku Xfinity does) and I use it selectively for various DVR events. I use it for 'LIVE TV' often now. I haven't touched my Roku Ultra since.
TiVo & XG1V4 remotes turn on/off the AVR and TV.
If a person uses HDMI through an AVR to display I think the XG1V4 & Tivo makes sense!
I'd only buy a TiVo that's both OTA and Cable compatible. I have to decide how badly I want to replace the Premiere in the upstairs spare room.
I am going to offer to let a buddy of mine in on the deal.
You know you want it . . . .
So many wants...
And just to be clear Re: the offered models ...
500GB model is a 4-tuner, for OTA or cable.
1TB model is the 6-tuner cable-only model.