Bolt from cable to antenna

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by George Pattison, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. George Pattison

    George Pattison New Member

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    We live in an area that has been hit by Hurricane Laura. It will be several months before cable is restored. I have been trying to switch from cable to antenna. Removed cable card restarted. Can't get to any type of antenna mode. Keeps asking for internet of which we don't have either. Also will tivo minis work if I am ever able to connect to antenna. Tivo bolt.
    Thanks, George
     
  2. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    You are going to need Internet. Are you able to do a hotspot wireless connection through your phone?

    Scott
     
  3. George Pattison

    George Pattison New Member

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    I have been able to get my TV to connect with hotspot but tivo won't.
    Any idea why not?
     
  4. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    A 6 tuner Bolt does not have the capability to receive OTA.
     
  5. George Pattison

    George Pattison New Member

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  6. George Pattison

    George Pattison New Member

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    I have the 4 tuner cable & ota
     
  7. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    how did you set the tv up with the hotspot? can the hotspot support more than one device at a time?
     
  8. George Pattison

    George Pattison New Member

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    TV just needed hot spot to set up. It just ask for password. Tivo ask for password then "Try accessing the network again now". The TV I set up was in a different room than hot spot spot also. Tivo in same room. I really can't figure this one out.
     
  9. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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  10. Amiga

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    You may want to look into Orby TV - prepaid satellite television. It's month-to-month at $40 - $50 with no contract. They have a good deal right now for a basic $99 install with equipment you'll own. During the install, they put up an OTA antenna in addition to the dish. I'd assume you could put a splitter in before the dish and OTA combiner for your TiVo. Switched a friend to Orby off of DirecTV and they're quite happy. If Orby doesn't have installers for your area, you can purchase a self-install kit.
     

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