I've got an S3 OLED that was supposed to be deactivated in the spring deal, it's still kicking, so YMMVYes, the old TiVo is supposed to become a boat anchor (I was thinking doorstop, myself) after the transfer is competed. Of course, my Humax S2 was the donor unit for their offer in April and it still appears in my account as a unit in good standing.
Nope, you can get the transfer deal on a renewed Tivo Bolt for $149 plus $99 transfer = $249 Just took them up on the offer for a Premiere that just died last week. What timing!Minimum cost for a Bolt with this deal is $300 + tax. Look on ebay, are they going for more then that?