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

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  1. Apr 7, 2017 #481 of 1601
    Mikeguy

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    Same warranty as always: 90 days, parts and labor (which typically has worked out to, product replacement, with a refurb'ed box); 1 year, parts (which typically translates to, TiVo sends you a refurb'ed box for $49). The policy states that the consumer pays the shipping, but I thought that TiVo was covering that for at least part of the time (I may be mis-recalling)--perhaps some owners who have gone through the process can post their experience.

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  2. Apr 7, 2017 #482 of 1601
    tluxon

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    Yes, I guess I could try using all of the above simultaneously in hopes that the HD can let them go at a higher cumulative rate than the 6GB/hr I normally see as a top speed.

    I believe there are also methods that we're not able to discuss here with the removed drive, but i 'm pretty sure it'd be more work than it's worth to handle that way.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2017 #483 of 1601
    Mikeguy

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    A saving grace is, if you have a lot to get off your old box, start this weekend to/via a PC and just don't start the Bolt up once you receive it until you are done--that's what starts the 10-day period.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2017 #484 of 1601
    jlin

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    Why not simply disconnect the S3 from the network so that it will remain Lifetime forever?
     
  5. Apr 7, 2017 #485 of 1601
    HerronScott

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    Kind of hard to transfer shows across the network to the new TiVo if the TiVo is disconnected from the network. :)

    Depending on his router, he might be able to block it from the Internet versus the local network.

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  6. Apr 7, 2017 #486 of 1601
    HerronScott

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    You can just leave the old TiVos connected to the TV and watch anything on them that you don't get transferred until they are all gone.

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  7. Apr 7, 2017 #487 of 1601
    Hank

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    Ok, got into my parent's account. My father swore up and down that the dead S3HD didn't have PLS... but lo and behold, it does!

    Now off to Tivo to try and get them to transfer then upgrade, or upgrade then xfer.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2017 #488 of 1601
    Riblet2000

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    Shipping data point for you all: Pulled the trigger on the 500 GB Bolt to replace my 8 year old S3HD this afternoon and was given an April 21 ship date. FedEx says that it is already on its way. :D
     
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  9. Apr 7, 2017 #489 of 1601
    juddev

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    After my OLED is turned off, can I take the 2tb hd out of it and put it in my mothers OLED model without any modifications, so all the shows recorded will still be viewable?
     
  10. Apr 7, 2017 #490 of 1601
    tluxon

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    I just ordered 2 Bolts with lifetime from the link in their email, entered the Promo Code and selected standard free shipping. The delivery date is 4/21, so I've got at least till May 1 to get everything I want off the HDs if I connect them as soon as I get them, but I think I'll take your approach and hold off on connecting the second one until I've gotten most of the shows I want to keep off the 2TB drive to a PC drive. I believe I'll be able to transfer all the files we want to keep from the 1TB HD directly to the first Bolt I connect (after putting a 2TB drive in it).
     
  11. Apr 7, 2017 #491 of 1601
    HerronScott

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    No, they will not be accessible that way.

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  12. Apr 7, 2017 #492 of 1601
    tluxon

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    That's fast. I ordered 2 of them online 30 minutes ago and was given a 4/21 "delivery" date. Haven't looked for FedEx tracking yet. Status on Tivo.com still says "Order Placed".
     
  13. Apr 7, 2017 #493 of 1601
    juddev

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    Why not? I would just be replacing one drive for the other, both the same models. What am I forgetting?
    Thanks
     
  14. Apr 7, 2017 #494 of 1601
    HerronScott

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    The recordings are tied to the TSN of the TiVo that they are recorded on. Plus you have to do a C&DE when you move a TiVo drive between TiVo's (or use an image from another TiVo).

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  15. Apr 7, 2017 #495 of 1601
    NowPlaying

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    I've been wanting a Bolt but wasn't about to pay $550 for lifetime service. This $99 deal was made for me. I didn't get the email so I just called Tivo and asked for the offer. No problem. You do need to order through Tivo for the deal.

    The first Tivo I tried to transfer had been out of service for 18 months so they wouldn't do it. The second Tivo I tried is currently in service so they let me transfer that one. From now on I'll plug my old Tivo's in a couple times a year.

    Was told the response to this offer has been overwhelming and they won't be able to ship my new box for 2 weeks. Thanks for the heads up. Glad I checked this forum when I did.
     
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  16. Apr 7, 2017 #496 of 1601
    juddev

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    Thanks for the info, it's been awhile since I had to do anything to my Tivo except replacing Cap's
     
  17. Apr 7, 2017 #497 of 1601
    Hank

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    Can someone pm me the promo link and code, or is they tied to your account?

    Thx
     
  18. Apr 7, 2017 #498 of 1601
    jwbelcher

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    I was able to get the 99 transfer on a TivoHD that hasn't connected in a while due to a bad PS. I told the rep of the hardware problem up front, he told me the promo dates that it needed to connect, then looked up my last connect, then said it was last June and that I was eligible. Not to question what happened, I was happy to quickly finish up the transaction.

    Shipping April 21, said it had something to do with changes with their shipping warehouse.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2017 #499 of 1601
    Mikeguy

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    Tied to your account--no code needed, all you need to do is call TiVo and they will confirm if you qualify. See the first post on p. 1 of this thread for the qualifying terms.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2017 #500 of 1601
    Mikeguy

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    Ah, well, the Guide data will run out within 2 weeks. At that point, you will be left solely with setting manual recordings (assuming that works), and will not be able to adjust your box's clock with respect to Daylight Saving Time or inevitable clock drift. But this is an approach I've seen mentioned elsewhere.
     

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