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post #31 of 33 Old 10-29-2019, 11:14 AM
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Based on your recommendations I bought a used TIVO bolt. It was just $80 (I think ~$100 with taxes and shipping) so I am not risking much. It should arrive in a couple days and I'll get it hooked up. And I'll get back here and let you know my thoughts. I wanted something stand alone for just one TV and didn't want to have to use network or apps to view it. I'm fairly certain the TIVO is going to serve my needs.
That seems cheap for a Bolt. I hate to ask, but did you determine whether or not it is coming with lifetime service included?
If not, then all you bought was a used box and you will have to register it with TiVo and pay for one of the TiVo service plans. Without a TiVo service plan, the box is essentially a brick.

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That seems cheap for a Bolt. I hate to ask, but did you determine whether or not it is coming with lifetime service included?
If not, then all you bought was a used box and you will have to register it with TiVo and pay for one of the TiVo service plans. Without a TiVo service plan, the box is essentially a brick.
Why do you hate to ask?

He said something about sending me an email with details about how to "register?" (my word not his) it with Tivo. But I don't know if that means it has lifetime service or just how to sign up. I bought it with the expectation I would have to pay for the EPG. I looked at the TIVO site and it was $6/mo. or $9/mo. I'm perfectly willing to pay that.

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Update. So far loving the Bolt. Only had it a few days now.

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