How (not) to Pack your TiVo

Posted on May 13th, 2016, by Michael

Every now and then, we just find a really, really creative solution to the problem of packing a TiVo. Like, really creative.

This week, we unpacked a box that had been packed in insoles. Good enough for a runner, good enough for a TiVo:

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TiVo BOLT Price Drop. Now $199.99 (500GB) and $299.99 (1TB)…with a catch.

Posted on May 3rd, 2016, by Jeff

Prices just dropped on the TiVo BOLT, down $100 to $199.99 for a 500gb and down $100 to $299.99 for a 1TB.

However, the new version of the TiVo BOLT does *not* include a year of TiVo service (valued at $149).

For a limited time, we have both version of the BOLT available, one version of the TiVo BOLT with a year of service, one version of the TiVo BOLT with no service included. Once we run out of the BOLTs with the year of service, we will no longer sell them.

The new version (V2) of the BOLT should ship out later this week; we currently estimate them arriving on or about 5/6.

The *only *difference between BOLT v1 and BOLT v2 is the inclusion (v1) or exclusion (v2) of a year of service.

The upshot: If you plan to pay for All-In pricing ($599), then get V2. Otherwise, get V1 while they last.

 

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Here we go again: Largest TiVo Ever!

Posted on April 26th, 2016, by Michael

As we mentioned in our last blog post, we’ve been working with Western Digital’s newest 8 TB drives. We have them available in many of our products, and now we’re ready to announce another one for sale, with immediate availability.

You can now order a Roamio Pro with 16 TB of recording space. This unit will hold up to 2570 HD hours, or an insane 17725 hours of standard definition content. This unit has an internal 8 TB drive, and an external 8 TB drive. And this is, most definitely, the largest TiVo ever.

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You can find this huge unit on our TiVo Roamio DVR page. And, yes, it comes with 1 year of prepaid TiVo service.

If you’re looking for a huge unit with 4K capabilities, then see our TiVo BOLT with 10 TB of space – that’s the largest we currently offer for the BOLT line.

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8 TB Units – TiVo Bolts and Roamios and DTV Genies!

Posted on April 14th, 2016, by Michael

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They’re out, and we’ve tested them! 8 TB drives are now in use at WeaKnees in a variety of DVRs and kits.

We have 8 TB Roamio Pros that can record up to 1280 hours of HD, all in one unit with no external drive. See those here:

WeaKnees TiVo Roamio Line

We’ve expanded our top-end TiVo BOLT from a total of 8 TB to a new total of 10 TB! See our BOLT page for that.

We have new DIRECTV Genie Servers – the latest and greatest HR54 – with 8 TB of space, to record up to 1600 hours of DIRECTV HD hours.

WeaKnees DIRECTV Genie Server HR54

And we have internal and external kits for Genies, and internal kits for Roamios.

Those TiVo BOLTs and DIRECTV HR54 Genies can both record in 4K, so you might end up needing all of this space sooner than you think!

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New TiVo Feature: Bulk Transfer Recordings To your New TiVo!

Posted on March 23rd, 2016, by Jeff

We received word from TiVo that they have launched a new featured aimed at customer who are upgrading their TiVo. If you have a Series3, Series4 (Premiere), Series5 (Roamio) or Series6 (Bolt), you can now bulk transfer recordings from the old TiVo to the new. No more one-by-one transfers!

The transfer process is done online, so both boxes have to be on your TiVo account and be networked. To access the feature, log in here:

http://online.tivo.com/start/transfer
If your old TiVo is a Series3, you can only transfer TO a Series4, Series5 or Series6. Series4, Series5 and Series6 units can bulk transfer back and forth.
Kudos to TiVo for giving the people what they want!
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