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Bolt/Bolt+ 4K apps: what are they?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Substance, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering if the new Hydra interface will be the substitute for a new physical box in the 3-year cycle.
     
  2. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    While I have no insight/information that would allow me to make a reasonable guess on when HDR support will come to the Bolt, at least TiVo has said it is coming.

    Regarding TiVo's hardware cycle. For the first time I am really begin to wonder if there really will ever be another "new" (Series 7) TiVo stand alone DVR. Changes in the FCC direction on requiring third party STB support, the industry in general, and TiVo's approach to OTA (Mavrik) would lead one to believe that there will not be another new (Series 7) TiVo stand alone DVR.
     
  3. tivoboy

    tivoboy Member

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    With the Bolt and 4K, what is the best option for sending a signal to a 4K tv? Is it better to send a 1080p signal (60?) and let the TV do the upscaling, or send the 2160 image to the TV? TV and BOLT simply synced to 2160 on their own, but I think the LG OLED might upscale better than the BOLT?
     
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  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The only way to know is to try both ways. And use the one for scaling that you feel looks best.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
  5. dolfer

    dolfer Miles Standish Proud

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    Let me know what you have found out. I have an LG OLED as well and I'm going through this whole mess because I'm getting the black screen flashes.
     
  6. dolfer

    dolfer Miles Standish Proud

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    OK... Does Tivo make the Amazon app or does Amazon make the Amazon app????? @tivo says it's up to Amazon to make the app for the Tivo. "At this time, we cannot confirm if the Amazon Prime App has been updated by Amazon to support any 4K content from their servers."
     
  7. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    It is up to the provider (Amazon, Netflix, etc.) to provide the app with TiVo's support. TiVo has said they will work with pretty much anyone to get their app on the TiVo platform. Remember pretty much all of these streaming services want to control access which requires they build the app.
     
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