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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sender_name, Jul 22, 2019.
Yesterday it wouldn't accept my Roamio TSN, today it did.
i have a premiere that has been dead for 6 months but the TSN works so I can take advantage of this promo. But if I wait, will I likely still be able to do it next year when my premiere hasn't called home in over a year? If I do take the deal, does my premiere have to be alive to be deactivated and the transfer successful to bolt?
I really would rather not do this, not a big tivo fan any longer but don't want to just let my lifetime evaporate, what are my options for disposing of lifetime on a dead premiere?
I wouldn't risk being able to use the TSN next year.
You don't need to do anything with the old TiVo when the new one arrives, so transferring to a new unit now would work.
IMO you'd have a much better chance of disposing a new Bolt with lifetime than a broken Premiere with lifetime.
that's what i thought, ok thanks!
Finally! Been waiting for this for two years for my Series 2 DT - first year, I had left the unit off, so I wasn't eligible, and last year, I missed the announcement (and TiVo doesn't mail me squat).
Definitely remove the dashes from the TSN, or you won't get the discount from the online form. Went with a 1TB model.
Roamio IS in the qualifying list.
*Qualifying customers: Owners of TiVo Series 2, TiVo Series 3, TiVo HD, TiVo HDXL, TiVo Premiere and TiVo Roamio series DVRs with Product Lifetime Service or All-In Service Plan who have connected to a TiVo service between July 22, 2018 and July 21, 2019. Your current box will be deactivated on August 21, 2019. Supplies limited and subject to change. Offer ends August 5, 2019. TiVo reserves the right to terminate this promotion at any time without notice.
A note to those that are taking part of this deal. I did the deal last year, turning in an old Series 2 for two new Bolts. When TiVo officially deactivated my old TiVo (and they did, it no longer had service), I took the parts that were still good (hard drive, power supply) and recycled the rest at Best Buy. Don't keep an old TiVo around as a doorstop, but also don't just chuck it in the trash. Best Buy (and I'm sure plenty of other stores) have decent recycling programs.
I swear it didn't say Roamio this morning. It certainly does now. But, I'm still confused by the popup message. I definitely do not want a Bolt OTA.
I'm guessing it's a bug since the date is clearly wrong?
I went ahead and placed the order. The order summary says TiVo BOLT VOX 500GB. If I end up getting shipped a Bolt OTA I call them and get it sorted out.
Roamio wasn't part of the fine print before, but now it's been clearly added. Go get 'em.
This is tempting. I have a 4 tuner OTA/Cable Roamio I'm currently not using (swapped it out for a used Roamio Pro with an upgraded 8 TB disk).
Thanks for clarifying--thought my eyes and mind had been failing me.
If you think on it some, it's a way for TiVo to make some quick cash from Roamio box people who likely wouldn't have (upgraded) to a Bolt box before.
I guess the question is, are there desired things in the Bolt box over the Roamio box that are worth paying $300 for? One consideration that can be overlooked: getting a new, zero-age box.
Monetizing old customers is always good for the books. I don't know if Rovi cares, but prior to the buyout Tivo counted lifetime users as paying subs for 5.5 years. Since early lifetime Roamio owners now fall outside this window, maybe accounting likes it too.
I still kinda see the Bolt as a skippable generation. Apps load faster and some are 4K, but any smart 4K TV or $50 stick will have more and do it better.
And especially at a time when the TiVo subdivisions are on the market--a way to generate numbers showing current customer acquisitions and the like.
Agreed as to the merits or not of moving to the Bolt generation. The only reason I added a Bolt 2+ years ago was the ability to replace my Toshiba Series 2 TiVo box, which at 10+ years old was a bit old-in-the-tooth and behind the times technologically (still a single tuner!), at a lower cost under one of the TiVo special upgrade deals.*
* And also with the thought that TiVo might discontinue support for the box in the future, as was done with the Series 1 line.
The only thing I'd really get out of it would be an additional 2 tuners, since I currently have a Roamio Basic. It might be worth ignoring today's deal and waiting for TiVo's upcoming new box. I went from series 2 to Roamio some years ago for example, skipping the Premiere. You probably won't get a $99 service deal on the new box though, and some are saying it doesn't seem to be much of an upgrade over the Bolt.
The one advantage I see over my older 4 tuner Roamio, is the fact it supports gigabit ethernet (Roamio supports 100 Mbps) and has built in Tivo Stream functionality. I also have a Citi Credit card and I could try price matching with Amazon to save more on the Bolt....
Weird my HDs which have been calling in aren't on it, but my two of my newer TiVos they sent me emails for. I guess I will just box and shelf the TiVo HDs. I only had them calling in so I could get the upgrade not that I need it.
I only have a Roamio (and Mini) and got the email this afternoon.
They clearly added Roamios to the qualifying list very recently (like today).
I still and not compelled to update my 6-tuner Plus. I have no issues with it at all.
If you're interested in using one of the HDs for the deal, I would just call in. You should be qualified.