Bolt+ Replacement Advice

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by richsadams, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    That's great advice. :up: I actually found an eBay retailer that's selling the "original" 3TB Toshiba 2.5" drives for $120 shipped so I ordered one as a backup. They had 7 when I bought mine and the listing says they have 4 left.

    Hopefully the new Bolt Vox will last longer than 2.5 years, but you never know.
     
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  2. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Just as a follow-up. The new-to-me Bolt Vox is working fine. We tried to like the TE4 UI, we really did. It had a few positives like auto-skip and being able to easily turn CC on/off. I'm not big on talking to remotes and that was interesting, but didn't win us over. So there were more drawbacks than we were prepared to deal with. The final straw was when we started getting the new pre-roll commercials. :thumbsdown:

    So yesterday I "downgraded" or in our view "upgraded" to TE3. Reinstated our One Passes with KMTTG and it kept the cable card info so it's good to go now. :up:

    The TE3 UI is much more to our liking plus now I can transfer recordings from the Bolt+ before I return it.

    My next project is to slip a 4TB drive into our Premiere XL4 -- which is still going strong after all these years -- but a little preventative maintenance will give me some peace of mind. ;)

    Thanks again to all for the great support!:praying:
     
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  3. ajwees41

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    if they don't want TE4 they are better of with non vox remote less chance of TE4 reinstall
     
  4. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    I actually bought a Vox remote and was concerned about an "accidental upgrade" to TE4 based on what I'd read. I figured it would be better to see what happened than be surprised later so shortly after I switched to TE3 I pressed the blue mic button while the Bolt Vox was on a live channel, while it was in My Shows, while it was playing a recording and it seems to be completely ignoring it, the LED on the front of the box never blinked and nothing happened. Phew!

    I can't recall now what the "trigger TE4 install" sequence was other than just pushing the blue mic button. Would you be so kind as to refresh my memory? If I keep using the Bolt Vox remote I definitely want to avoid it.

    TIA!
     
  5. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    I think ithas to be in rf mode for the voice to work might be in ir mode
     
  6. JoeKustra

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    It's true the blue button doesn't function in IR mode. There should be a non-optional app called "Get New Experience" on a TE3 box.

    Even with the button or the app you have to confirm twice before the process begins.
     
  7. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that, makes sense and agree that there should be an opt-in to "upgrade" or at least some sort of fail-safe to prevent an accidental "upgrade". :up:
     

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