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TIVO BOLT SUCKS!

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by Daniel Whanon, Mar 5, 2017.

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  1. Mar 5, 2017 #1 of 16
    Daniel Whanon

    Daniel Whanon New Member

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    I recently had my whole household switch to TiVo Bolts with fios. I used to be able to watch all my favorite shows with On Demand, BUT TIVO BOLT DOES NOT SUPPORT ON DEMAND FOR FIOS USERS! I ******* HATE TIVO AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND SMASHING YOURS! Peace - Daniel
     
  2. Mar 5, 2017 #2 of 16
    krkaufman

    krkaufman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's pretty unconscionable for TiVo to be advertising that you can get FiOS OnDemand through their units, only to find it's not true.
     
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  3. Mar 6, 2017 #3 of 16
    wmcbrine

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    When have they done that? :confused:
     
  4. Mar 6, 2017 #4 of 16
    HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I was waiting for the "oh wait they don't..."

    Scott
     
  5. Mar 6, 2017 #5 of 16
    zubinh

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    Before you smash yours, I'll give you $10 for it.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2017 #6 of 16
    fcfc2

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    Hi Daniel,
    Hopefully, you have calmed down a bit by now. The thing is that even though Tivo's current programming is a bit off, simply creating a one-pass for your favorite shows should pretty much eliminate the need for VOD, as you should easily find the shows that you missed right there at your fingertips.
    PS. If you haven't calmed down, I'll be happy to give you $11 for your Bolt.
     
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  7. Mar 6, 2017 #7 of 16
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Should have done more research. It's pretty well known that TiVo doesn't support VOD for FIOS. The CableCARD spec does not require any sort of VOD support so it's up to TiVo and the cable companies to make a special deal to develop an app to support VOD on TiVo. So far they've only been able to do that with Comcast, COX and RCN. They were working with Charter on something at one point, but that fell through. They've never announced any sort of partnership with Verizon or Frontier.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2017 #8 of 16
    lew

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    VoD is available to FiOS customers, just not FiOS VoD. Many channels have apps which let you access programs on demand. CBS app lets you view the most recent OTA programs for free. HBO, Showtime, Epix, TCM, hallmark all have apps. Many of the apps are available on your tivo. Alternatively use Chromecast.

    Do you use FiOS VoD to rent current movies? Try Vudu.
     
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  9. Mar 8, 2017 #9 of 16
    gweempose

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    I'll go as high as $15 for the Bolt. :cool:
     
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  10. tluxon

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    I'm really confused. You want us to smash OUR TiVos? What if we LIKE them?
     
  11. sharkster

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    I love my Bolt! But I already knew that I couldn't get On Demand with a cableCARD, from my Premieres. I don't love that. I've brought it up to people at Charter a couple of times but, clearly, they don't care. Furthermore, I'd be shocked if that changed. :(

    But the Bolt is awesome. Way faster than the Premieres, 'Quick Mode', 'skip'. I use these features all the time. Plus it has a larger hdd. I would replace my other Premiere with another Bolt except that I just can't justify it, since the Premiere works fine (as does the other one that is currently shelved). Oh, and I also love not having to hook up a wireless adapter, as the Bolt has it internally. They should have done that a long time ago.
     
  12. eherberg

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    That's the rub ... he never said he was going to smash his TiVo. He just wants you to smash yours. :)
     
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  13. eherberg

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    I suspect the original post should have read "Recently my Dad switched our whole household to TiVo Bolts with fios". You know the darn kids now-a-days. If it ain't streaming, then there must be no other way to watch it.
     
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  14. krkaufman

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    Well, it *might* improve the resale value of *his* BOLT if we were all to smash the DVRs we're quite fond of and would quickly be looking to replace.
     
  15. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. :)

    Scott
     
  16. tluxon

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    I wonder how many Bolts were committed to with this "whole household switch"?
     

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