This promo ONLY applies to existing TiVo customers. You must have an active unit on a TiVo.com account to qualify for this special pricing.
TiVo is offering a great deal for purchasers of WeaKnees TiVo Bolt DVRs: $200 off the All-in one-time TiVo service fee! “All-in one-time TiVo service” is the new name for TiVo Product Lifetime Service.
So if you buy any TiVo Bolt from WeaKnees, you can add All-in one-time TiVo service for $400 instead of the normal $600! This includes our upgraded units!
To make this work, you’ll need to pay for All-in service when you activate your Bolt – not after the included year of service. You can call TiVo to pay your All-in service fee and mention promo code “TiVoInstall200.”
At this time, you cannot use this promo code online:
We’ve got the BOLT upgrades tested and ready to go! They start shipping today.
TiVo’s latest generation of DVR, the TiVo BOLT is available from TiVo in two capacities: 500 GB and 1000 GB. These hold about 53 and 110 hours of HD programming, respectively.
Here at WeaKnees we say, That’s Not Enough!
So we’ve got larger options. We have units with 2 TB internal drives, doubling the largest size TiVo makes available, that hold 243 hours of HD recordings. And we have units with an internal and an external drive, with up to 8 TB of storage, for up to just under 1000 hours of HD recording space.
We received a large shipment of TiVo® BOLT™ DVRs today and in between processing pre-orders, we managed to get a few BOLT upgrade configurations up and running.
As we suggested previously, the BOLT uses 2.5″ laptop hard drives rather than full-sized 3.5″ drives. This severely limits the upgrade path because laptop drives do not currently come in capacities greater than 2TB.
We have booted the BOLT with the following upgrade configurations so far:
2TB internal 2.5″ drive (240HD hours)
6TB “internal” 3.5″ drive (737HD hours): This is really a full-size 6TB connected to the internal sata port. In our test, the drive drive was just hanging outside the box…this was really just a proof of concept, an experiment, to see what worked. Given the way the BOLT is constructed, it is actually possible to connect an “external” drive to the internal port without too much difficulty but it’s not particularly pleasing aesthetically.
6TB “internal” 3.5″ and 6TB 3.5″ external–12TB (1478HD hours): This is the 6TB above together with an external 6TB.
weaKnees upgrades TiVo BOLT to 12TB
We fully hope and expect to be offering upgrades soon. Most likely, we will be offering 2TB internal drives as well as BOLT options that include the factory internal plus an external of up to 6TB. We’ll update the Blog when we have info and you can always find the latest TiVo BOLT options on our website.