Bolt VOX Connect

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by throbert, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. throbert

    throbert New Member

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    HI, Newb here, First Post, so going for what I'd like to be Stream/OTA for locals, Would also like access to Cable as well for other possibilities. So I am going to show an image depicting how I would like to hook up, but leaving a couple lines disconnected, hoping some one here with the knowledge I don't have, would be nice enough to fill in the blanks for me.
    Thanks for who ever helps me out a head of time.
    RT tivo connect.jpg
     
  2. LarryAtHome

    LarryAtHome Active Member

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    The Bolt comes in:

    OTA only model
    Cable only Model
    Cable or OTA model

    but not in a Cable and OTA at the same time model.
     
  3. throbert

    throbert New Member

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    Thanks for chiming in,
    Well That's a little confusing, especially when the F-port on the back shows CABLE/ANT* on the back and the product page shows this:
    tivo connect1.jpg
     
  4. pfiagra

    pfiagra Active Member

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    it is a bit confusing, but that’s because it’s a general description of the TiVo BOLT VOX, which comes in two models:
    1) BOLT VOX for cable = 6-tuners cable only model
    2) BOLT VOX 500GB = 4-tuners cable or antenna model

    but since there’s only one coax signal input, it’s “either-or” for the 4-tuner model
     
  5. throbert

    throbert New Member

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    Doesn't the Bolt VOX have something in it as opposed to older models that is able to accept both signals combined and pass one signal one way and the other another way
     
  6. pfiagra

    pfiagra Active Member

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    IIRC someone here tried that on either a Bolt or Roamio, was able to cobble something together, and got it to 'work' but it wasn't very practical. I couldn't find that thread, but did find this one: Antenna and Cable on Bolt?
     
  7. Larrynel2

    Larrynel2 New Member

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    I have had TIVO for years, I have spectrum cable now, and i get many errors (they have reset my cable card twice), so i started thinking about going to get an HD Antenna to try the OTA method to see if it was better than spectrum (I live in the So Cal Mountains, so I think it will work), but then i thought, hmmmm could i use both at the same time? any thoughts?
     
  8. throbert

    throbert New Member

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    You need a diplexer but all that I've seen have OTA in and Sat in, so don't know if connecting ISP/TV to the Sat port will work.
     

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