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I've been waiting awhile for this! I was hoping they would be valid on my Series 3, which I plugged in after not being qualified the last time, but updating the Premiere works for me! I'm very excited to get access to the new features and speed upgrade.
 

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Slightly off-topic, but does anyone know if the 2TB drive from my Premiere XL4 (the one I would deactivate) is useable in a new Bolt?
I read somewhere Bolt uses 2.5" drives vs the 3.5" on the Premiere/Roamio
This is correct, the BOLT uses "laptop" 2.5" drives.

Note that some people have gotten creative and have used "desktop" 3.5" drives with their BOLTs by using external drive enclosures connected to the BOLT's internal SATA connection, supplanting the internal 2.5" drive. (The main benefit of doing so has been to use drives larger than can be had in the 2.5" format.)
 

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Wow and no. Believing that Tivo should be making these offers when it's convenient for you is just plain ludicrous.
Not sure where you pulled the word 'convenient' from, but for Tivo to think people have enough money available to replace multiple units under a forced, short timeline because Tivo says so, well, I guess we have different opinions on what makes good customer service. It would have been smarter for them to say 'enter the service number for the machines you have which apply, and we'll give you six months' for example. Or, they could have made a sliding scale: $99 if you do it within a month, $150 within three months, $200 within six months. And if they decided that today they want to eliminate JUST Premiere's, well, again, you and I disagree I guess, as in my opinion Tivo is only serving their purpose, not both of ours...
 

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Not sure where you pulled the word 'convenient' from, but for Tivo to think people have enough money available to replace multiple units under a forced, short timeline because Tivo says so, well, I guess we have different opinions on what makes good customer service. It would have been smarter for them to say 'enter the service number for the machines you have which apply, and we'll give you six months' for example. Or, they could have made a sliding scale: $99 if you do it within a month, $150 within three months, $200 within six months. And if they decided that today they want to eliminate JUST Premiere's, well, again, you and I disagree I guess, as in my opinion Tivo is only serving their purpose, not both of ours...
I don't disagree with your latter comment at all, and would love to see matters handled differently, perhaps. But, in the end, it's a basic manufacturer/store sale/promotion. Amazon does them as "lightning sales" lasting just hours.
 

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So the short answer is no, but a 2TB drive from a Premier XL4 is probably so old I'm not sure you'd want to use it even if it fit. You could use it if you put it in an external enclosure.

I ordered a new 3TB Toshiba 2.5 inch drive for the Bolt before I even ordered the Bolt.
What are you planning to do with the extra 3TB drive. Is it for backup; are you putting it inside the Tivo for added storage... please explain for those of us who are computer literate, but have never upgraded/enhanced our Tivo's. thanks.
 

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What are you planning to do with the extra 3TB drive. Is it for backup; are you putting it inside the Tivo for added storage... please explain for those of us who are computer literate, but have never upgraded/enhanced our Tivo's. thanks.
The hard drive in the Bolt can be replaced relatively easily by a mere mortal with a nice Toshiba 3TB drive for under $150. There are a few YouTube videos on this (as well as other thread discussion here); it takes a couple of screwdrivers and less than half an hour, and is nearly plug-'n-play--no messing with software is needed, as the box handles that all automatically. And so, for under $50 more than the Bolt 1TB after the Bolt 500GB and replacement drive, you end up with a Bolt 3TB. :)
 

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I received the offer, but haven’t decided what I want to do yet.

I have a Roamio Plus as my main DVR, the 2 tuner Premiere up in the media room and a gen 1 Mini in the bedroom. I always assumed I would just replace the Premiere with a 4K Mini when it came out, but really don’t feel a rush.

This is a really good deal....
 

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What are you planning to do with the extra 3TB drive. Is it for backup; are you putting it inside the Tivo for added storage... please explain for those of us who are computer literate, but have never upgraded/enhanced our Tivo's. thanks.
Open Tivo, remove old drive, install new drive, reassemble, 3TB Tivo.
Keep in mind this is technically warranty voiding and for those afraid of that not recommended, however in most cases if the unit gets sick you remove the new drive (and lose your recordings) and replace the oem drive and proceed to troubleshoot. YMMV should you have a warranty issue, it's Tivo's version of "don't ask don't tell"
 
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I've never done price protection through my credit cards ever.
Is it pretty idiot proof?

Top of head does any1 know if Costco's Citi Visa has price protection?
The companies I've gone through are easy enough, but you need to know the rules and various time deadlines, which can be strictly enforced. I'd call your cc co. for the requirements and specifics (different cards may do this differently).
 

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Clarifying question: I too have a number of recorded shows on my old Premiere XL4 that can't be transferred (because of the CP flag). After deactivation on 10/31, I get that I can't transfer them, but can I stream them directly? If not that means having that old box accessible on a different TV input, which is annoying from a wife acceptance factor point of view. "Oh, that show? Yeah, choose "Watch Old Tivo" on the Harmony, then..." is not as good as My Shows, Old Tivo, <choose show from list>
 

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Clarifying question: I too have a number of recorded shows on my old Premiere XL4 that can't be transferred (because of the CP flag). After deactivation on 10/31, I get that I can't transfer them, but can I stream them directly? If not that means having that old box accessible on a different TV input, which is annoying from a wife acceptance factor point of view. "Oh, that show? Yeah, choose "Watch Old Tivo" on the Harmony, then..." is not as good as My Shows, Old Tivo, <choose show from list>
You won't be able to transfer/stream to/from the subscription-less Premiere; you're correct in thinking that the only option will be direct viewing of the content from the Premiere, itself.
 
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