Transfer of Lifetime from Series 2 or Series 3 TiVo for $99, with purchase of new Bolt

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  1. Apr 6, 2017 #401 of 1601
    krkaufman

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    They're not saying any of that. They're simply offering an upgrade for qualifying devices that connected within the last year, period.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2017 #402 of 1601
    pdhenry

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    Wait, it costs $7 per month to power your TiVo?
     
  3. Apr 6, 2017 #403 of 1601
    wtherrell

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    Switched Digital Video.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2017 #404 of 1601
    brettatk

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    I ordered yesterday morning and called later in the day and was told mine would ship April 21st. Just checked the website and no update to shipping and no email yet so I guess I'll wait and see when exactly I'll get it.

    I also have two qualified TiVo's active on my account right now. I don't think the Series 2 has been plugged in for awhile so I'm assuming my THD will be the one that lifetime is transferred from. It really doesn't matter to me which one it is though. My THD died several months ago so it's just sitting there. It'll be an easy swap out once my Bolt gets here.
     
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  5. Apr 6, 2017 #405 of 1601
    blacknoi

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    Ordered 1 500GB bolt last Friday through this deal and got it yesterday in the mail.

    So less than 5 business days, not bad.
     
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  6. Apr 6, 2017 #406 of 1601
    tvmaster2

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    yup. plugged it into the Kill A Watt. AC is expensive in SoCal.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2017 #407 of 1601
    pdhenry

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    I was thinking Hawaii.

    Somewhere in the neighborhood of 24-25 cents per kWh? I guess Hawaii is about double that, though.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2017 #408 of 1601
    tvmaster2

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    our top tier is either .37 or .40 cents, depending on time of year
     
  9. Apr 6, 2017 #409 of 1601
    atmuscarella

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    That's just crazy - why hasn't everyone installed Solar? In my area of NY it is only about .11 cents and Solar even make sense here.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2017 #410 of 1601
    JoeKustra

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    It's the price you pay for living in paradise. Everything is expensive in CA. (My rate is .07 for the generation and .08 for the transmission). But I get a discount since I bought stock in my electric company and it pays over 4% in dividends.

    OK, not wine. I miss CA.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2017 #411 of 1601
    scottopus

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    It appears they have plenty of the Bolt pluses. Bought mine online yesterday (Apr 5) at 7:45 AM. Got the “Your TiVo Order Has Shipped” that same afternoon (Apr 5) at 2:21 PM. The tracking number provided showed that it was picked up 7:10 pm yesterday and is expected to be here by Saturday (Apr 8). That is the same date that was shown when I ordered online.
     
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  12. Apr 6, 2017 #412 of 1601
    tvmaster2

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    we do pay less to heat the house than we would in the N.E., especially between Oct - May
     
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  13. Apr 6, 2017 #413 of 1601
    tvmaster2

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    lots of my neighbors have, but they have more money than me :(
    it would cost between $15 to $20k, and SDGE is always looking at ways to change the rules in their favor. Last year, they wanted to implement a $100 month charge to solar customers, for not using enough electricity!
    They got shot down by ca.gov, but they'll be back. Our neighbor has 22 panels, and it cuts his bill in half.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2017 #414 of 1601
    George Cifranci

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    That is the same email I got yesterday as well. I bought a 500GB Bolt on April 1st. That's fine with me. I can live with my beloved 10 year old Series 3 for a little while longer. :)
     
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  15. Apr 6, 2017 #415 of 1601
    Mikeguy

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    Sounds to me like Fri./Sat. was the stock cut-off: order on Friday and they had stock; by some point on Saturday, stock already exhausted. Wow--stock exhausted in 2 days.

    (Odd, though, that TiVo's inventory reporting/control system didn't reflect this at the time, with TiVo telling customers as late as Tuesday morning that their boxes were shipping out immediately, rather than a week later. I always find it amusing when tech. companies can't figure out their inventory real-time--Fry's Computers being a humorous case in point.)
     
  16. Apr 6, 2017 #416 of 1601
    Mikeguy

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    There have been contradictory reports as to how TiVo will determine which box to deactivate (TiVo's reps. seem to be saying different things to different people). But seems that if you have a preference, just call TiVo and give them instructions.
     
  17. Apr 6, 2017 #417 of 1601
    pdhenry

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    Six tuners was tempting but $$$...
     
  18. Apr 6, 2017 #418 of 1601
    Mikeguy

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    You do point up a sad anomaly: someone with a dead (or even disposed-of) box that had connected up during the eligibility period can get the deal, while someone with a live box that hadn't connected up, for whatever the reason, can't. But I also can see matters from TiVo's point: wanting to avoid old, never-to-be-used-again boxes being brought out of garages simply to get the deal.

    Perhaps TiVo should have added some checks-and-balances: to get the deal, eligible boxes have to connect up once more, now, before the deal will be allowed; and for box owners who haven't connected their boxes up in the last year, a customer service number to call, to explain the circumstances and seek an "exemption" (would many people trying to abuse the system really want to speak to a customer service rep. live?).
     
  19. Apr 6, 2017 #419 of 1601
    krkaufman

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    It could be as simple as TiVo using their current records for the number of qualifying boxes that had connected in the last year as a means to estimate the cost of their promotion. If customers could grab a long-unused unit, connect and then call for the upgrade, estimating the number of upgrades and the associated cost would be difficult -- and I doubt the finance side of the house was open to a "blank check" approach.
     
  20. Apr 6, 2017 #420 of 1601
    bobrt6676

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    Yes I ordered my Bolt+ Monday and it is being delivered tomorrow:D
     

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