Transfer your Lifetime service for only $99

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by winter, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Mar 31, 2017 #41 of 386
    rjrsouthwest

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    I can confirm that the bolt does upconvert everything to 4k before sending it to the TV, the Vizio displays what signal it is receiving and it always shows 4K 60 FPS no matter what source I am playing on the Tivo Bolt. I just left both the Tivo units in the auto video select mode.

    I have the new P series Vizio SmartCast set that I had a Tivo Roamio connected to for two months before I got the Bolt and the TV always showed it was receiving 1080p no matter what the source was. The bolt will not pass HDR10 and Dolby Vision 4K with Netflix and You Tube, I have to cast the stream from those sources using their app on my tablet or smartphone in order to get High Dynamic Range video on the set.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2017 #42 of 386
    jaxstraww

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    I just called and my series 5 isn't eligible. I'd be all over the white model for the $99 transfer fee.

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  3. Mar 31, 2017 #43 of 386
    10_pearljam

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    I called today...you cannot use one purchased at Best Buy. I had one and went and returned it today. You have to buy from them. $398 for a 1TB with transfered service. Still a pretty good deal transferring from a 2 or 3. You can transfer service from a Series 2 or 3 that connected within the last year. Not the date of activation.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2017 #44 of 386
    10_pearljam

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    I was trying to order online and couldn't figure out how to select the one I want transferred...anyone have any luck with this?
     
  5. Mar 31, 2017 #45 of 386
    Mikeguy

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    I would just do the purchase by phone, and clarify matters directly in that process.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2017 #46 of 386
    aaronwt

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    Darnit!! I just saw this. If I had realized this was coming, I would have put a hard drive in the S3 I had that died over year ago and had it connect. I could have picked up two lifetime Bolts for $300. I still have one S3 that still works. And I got the email for it. So I can't pass up on this deal. That way at least I'll have one Bolt on Lifetime. And I'll need to move over one of my 4TB drives I'm using in my current Bolts.

    Man I could kick myself now for not replacing that hard drive last year.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2017 #47 of 386
    aaronwt

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    This doesn't include the Premiere does it?
     
  8. Mar 31, 2017 #48 of 386
    aaronwt

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    I just placed an order and used the code and it applied to two of the 500GB Bolts. So it gave me lifetime for $99 for both of them. I guess I need to verify what is going on. Since the S3 that died on me I had placed on a different account. So I need to make sure what TiVo will be deactivated after I connect these new Bolts.
     
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  9. Mar 31, 2017 #49 of 386
    Mikeguy

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    Yeah, except that you know that if you had done so, TiVo never would have come out with this offer. And so, we all owe you. ;)
    And so sounds like TiVo did you a solid and honored the offer for 2 Bolts, even though one of your older boxes was down and didn't qualify, technically. Maybe the offer is more like a game of horseshoes than being pregnant. ;)
     
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  10. Apr 1, 2017 #50 of 386
    philt56

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    Yeah, me too. One HD is under a bed, the other is in use by my nephew. I'd hate if they disconnected him without warning. He's in a different state so I'd have to ship the other to him.

    I sent email to support with the serial number of the one that has been unused asking if it was valid and no reply yet.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2017 #51 of 386
    V7Goose

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    Man, this is really a great deal - a $750 (retail price) Bolt for a total of $300. Almost no way you could go wrong with that!

    But I almost did not bite - I love my old S3 and THD boxes, and I have been completely satisfied with their functionality - I just keep using them, and they do not cost me a penny, so I really could not see the need to spend more money to replace them with anything. But damn, this deal just seemed too good to pass up! And besides, we all know that the end of life date for these old boxes must be getting near, so when Bad Rovi finally kicks them out the door like TiVo did with the S1 boxes, then all remaining value will be lost.

    I actually like the Roamio OTA better, simply because it uses 3.5" drives and looks good, so I agonized for the entire day over what decision to make: Either buy a new Roamio OTA and keep the S3 boxes active too, or spend the same amount on a brand new butt-ugly Bolt and throw the S3 boxes away. I know the Bolts have more features than the Roamio, but I really did not need them or care about them, so the much greater "value" was only for potential resale. But it just seemed like such a shame to pass up on a great deal like this!

    Eventually I convinced myself that I could live with only putting a max 3TB drive in the Bolt and using a Mini to cover the other room, so I did one upgrade for me and sold one to a friend just so the temporary 10-day $400 "value" of the old S3 box would not go to waste. I could have done nothing and just saved the upgrade money, but long term, I think that might have cost even more. This is the only way those old boxes are ever going to be worth more than $100 again, so better grab it now!
     
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  12. Apr 1, 2017 #52 of 386
    ct1

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    Anyone want to buy a used TiVo HD with lifetime service that has been in used in the last year?
     
  13. Apr 1, 2017 #53 of 386
    don544

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  14. Apr 1, 2017 #54 of 386
    bonnie_raitt

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    I never got the code. Does anyone want to share it?
     
  15. Apr 1, 2017 #55 of 386
    Rowan

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    Me too. I never got the code and have a S3 that I would like to use. All I need is the code.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2017 #56 of 386
    catperson

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    I called to ask. The person I talked to basically had no clue and suggested I order over the phone. I really prefer to order online instead of over the phone, but I didn't want to take a chance on them zapping the wrong box. (The "wrong" box is in Florida and we are in PA now, so it could be a pain in the *** to straighten things out if they go sideways.) So I ordered a new Bolt+ which will actually replace the Premiere XL4 in the living room. The XL4 will then replace my bedroom HD which crashes frequently. It is tempting to also replace that FL box ... hmmm ...

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  17. Apr 1, 2017 #57 of 386
    V7Goose

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    AFAIK, the codes are user specific in the email sent to each person, so no sharing possible unless you can find someone who does not intend to use their code (and then I would still worry about the upgrade process killing THEIR boxes, not your own old S3). But from things I have read here in the past day or two, it sounds like you can just call in without having a code and the rep will simply check your account for an active S2 or S3 box to see if you qualify.
     
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  18. Apr 1, 2017 #58 of 386
    aaronwt

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    The code is a one time use code.

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  19. Apr 1, 2017 #59 of 386
    lujan

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    Too bad my oldest TiVo is a Premier so I won't get a code...
     
  20. Apr 1, 2017 #60 of 386
    Mikeguy

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    That is my impression as well, that a code may not be needed to complete the deal over the phone: although I had received the email and code, I called TiVo to make sure that my Toshiba Series 2 is covered (the rep. checked and it is), and the rep. then asked me if I wanted to make the purchase right then at the deal price, not having asked me for my code.
     

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