Advertisements Sorry if this is TL;DR. I'm just sharing my frustrations and looking for advice... I bought a TiVo Bolt+ (3TB) back in April 2017. The HD failed on it 18 months later. After opening it up I saw that it was a WD Blue drive - am I wrong in claiming that is NOT an AV/DVR rated drive? Regardless, I contacted TiVo and they replaced the entire unit for $150. It appeared to be a new unit, not refurbished, but I could be wrong. The HD on that unit just failed. It's been 18 months. Hmmm, a pattern. After opening it I see TiVo is still using WD Blue drives. I tried to confirm it is dead by hooking it up to my PC. It emits loud clicking noises which is a sound i'm familiar with on failed mechanical drives. I understand this happens A LOT. A $500 device should not fail this often. TiVo seems to be narrowly avoiding lemon laws since the devices are not failing within the warranty period. I'm no attorney though - just pissed off. I'm not sure who is worse - cable companies or TiVo. Being sick of paying TiVo a monthly fee and TiVo using hardware that wasn't designed for what they're using it for I decided to try live TV streaming services. Wow do they suck. I tried YouTube TV and Hulu Live TV. The quality on both is incredibly bad compared to cable. The audio is STEREO (seriously?) and is such bad quality it is jarring to the ears. The video seems to be 720 at best and is often so compressed that details cannot be discerned. (It was impossible to see that it was Shakira shaking it during the Super Bowl half-time show due to all the confetti causing compression to go crazy.) So that type of service isn't going to cut it. I've tried putting in some spare HDs I have including a 1TB WD Blue drive. The TiVo hasn't liked any of them. On the WD the TiVO seemed to get past initialization of the HD but inspecting it on my PC it does not appear initialized (perhaps the partition created isn't recognized by Windows). The TiVo gets past "Starting setup" but eventually the HDMI signal drops and it doesn't appear to finish setup. It seems there are certain HDs compatible with the Bolt+. I don't care about capacity as much as just having a device that works. A 1TB HD would suffice. Any recommendations? Are there guides specific to replacing the HD on here? I found the Ross Walker guide but it is dated and it recommends Seagate drives which I swore off long ago. Thanks in advance.