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

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  1. compuguy

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    I agree. I also have a Roamio Pro with a 8 TB drive. If I didn't have have a 4 tuner Roamio, this summer sale wouldn't be of interest to me...
     
  2. Mikeguy

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    If anyone doing this deal wants expanded storage, here's a deal on the Toshiba 2TB 2.5" hard drive that can be used for replacement, new at $99.99 shipped. (Note that there's a "Best offer" option--don't know if the seller is taking lower offers.) The replacement is easy enough and is drop-in in nature (no formatting, etc. of the drive needs to be done)--the hardest part is prying the Bolt box's case open.

    BRAND NEW WITH WARRANTY(MQ03ABB200) Toshiba 2TB 5400RPM SATA 2.5" Internal Drive 4058154047279 | eBay

    Otherwise, the 3TB version of the Toshiba drive currently is available (it had been out for awhile) at macsales.com for $138.99 plus any tax.

    Toshiba MQ03ABB300 3.0TB 2.5-inch 15.0mm SATA... at MacSales.com
     
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  3. JoeKustra

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    I just received the email with the Roamio on it. No thanks.
     
  4. Mikeguy

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    I do get the feeling that someone at TiVo decided (after the original offer had gone out) that this could be a way to pick up some extra cash from Roamio box owners who wouldn't be interested in moving to a Bolt box at full freight (and so that wouldn't be a lost opportunity for TiVo).
     
  5. DrewTivo

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    For past iterations of this (or similar) deals have they been strict on the dial-in requirement?
     
  6. pj1983

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    I just received the email announcing the sale 30 minutes ago. It only lists one of the two LT/AIP Roamios I have as eligible by TSN. Assuming that lower TSN = older, they picked the older of the two which would support the idea of retiring older hardware first. I "traded in" two Premieres during the last "Sale of a Lifetime" so I'm not inclined to sacrifice a functioning Roamio (that I upgraded to 3TB) for another Bolt.

    If "retiring old hardware" is one of the factors in play it seems a bit odd that similar vintage Roamio Plus/Pro boxes aren't eligible.
     
  7. Sonyad

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    I just received my summer sale Bolt. I want to transfer shows from my Roamio Plus onto the Bolt, and then transfer the shows from my soon to decommissioned Premiere onto the Roamio Plus. What is the easiest way to accomplish this task?
     
  8. Mikeguy

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    My guess is, any Roamio (as the website offer states) will qualify simply by calling in. TiVo's marketing and electronic records have been known to be, er, spotty.
     
  9. DawnW

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    I just received the email. I assume I wasn't on the original email list because the oldest Tivo I have is a roamio. I upgraded the Tivo HD last time around.

    I am strongly considering upgrading my Roamio Plus (purchased in 2015) because we would like to go back to OTA TV and get rid of cable. We just aren't using it as much anymore. The Plus is the only machine we have that doesn't allow for OTA (we have a Bolt and Roamio basic as well.)

    Interesting that we have to send back the Tivos we are replacing.
     
  10. Sonyad

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    Also back in May I purchased WD 4TB red, planning to upgrade the storage on my Roamio. Can it be used externally with the Bolt?
     
  11. Mikeguy

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    Do you? I'm not seeing that in the email I received, or at the linked website. They just state that the old box will be deactivated.
     
  12. Mikeguy

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    When I did this, all my boxes were under the TE3 user interface, and I used the My Shows page on the target box to select and list the source box and then select and pull the shows I wanted copied over. In theory, using TiVo Online would be easier, but it kept on malfunctioning for me and simply was a headache. The TE4 user interface doesn't allow this, but a TE4 box can be sidegraded to TE3 to do so (any recordings will be lost when going back to TE3, but if it's a new box with no recordings, there's no loss; otherwise, a recording that one wants to save can be transferred via TiVo Online to another box first or to one's PC using pyTivo Desktop or kmttg).

    It does take time, but the boxes are doing most of the work--you just need to queue up shows periodically.
     
  13. Sonyad

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    I haven't opened it yet, so are the Bolts T3? I never changed the interface on my Premiere and Roamio.
     
  14. compuguy

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    I just got an email as well. Funny thing is they only list the TSN of my Roamio Pro in the email, which has a higher TSN number. Either way, the TSN of my older 4 tuner Roamio applies to the cart, so that's good...
     
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  15. Mikeguy

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    My assumption is that they use/install TE4. In which case you then would need to sidegrade to TE3 for the above, if desired.

    There are one or more threads here on it. E.g. How to Rollback Hydra from Roamio and Mini's v1.
     
  16. Mikeguy

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    No one ever said that TiVo's marketing was logical. ;)
     
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  17. JoeKustra

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    I just don't like blinking lights. It's not a money issue. Also, except for the Mini VOX, I have no other 4k equipment. Even if I considered the 1Gb Ethernet, one device doesn't make a network. I'm getting almost daily guide lineup changes. When my cable feed starts sending 4k, I'll have to think about changing. For now, everything works to the point of boring.
     
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  18. DawnW

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    Oh, I read this thread earlier and didn't realize what I read upthread must have been an earlier promotion. Never mind. This one doesn't say you have to return anything.
     
  19. Mikeguy

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    For TiVo it is. ;) I think that adding the Roamio boxes to the list was way smart for the company.
     
  20. Mikeguy

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    I think that there had been an earlier post that had confused things with that.
     

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