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Bolt Vox recommended? Issues to deal with?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by LDBecker, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    ???Hmm, my Bolts, Mini Vox, and even Roamios will output DD+. And even Atmos.(using DD+)
     
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  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    No. Like with all live events I pad the recording. I always pad the Superbowl with 1.5 hours. Since it almost always runs long.
     
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  3. chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

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    and there are some channels that start late and end late all the time. If you think that's funny, that's the topic of one of the channels that does that routinely. I add 2 minutes to shows in 1Ps for the channel and sometimes to one time shows. When I forget, fortunately, the show is repeated.
     
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  4. pfiagra

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    How is your Bolt connected to your router? For the Mini to work, both will need to be wired (via Ethernet or MOCA) to your router.
     
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  5. LDBecker

    LDBecker New Member

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    Well, poop... The Bolt Vox is connected via WiFi - It's quite a distance from the router, and there really isn't any coax in the house connecting the two. I guess I can run a bunch more Cat5 - Grrrrrr... What about adding a small switch that would be wired to the router, with both the Bolt Vox and Mini Vox wired directly to that?

    Edit- I have AT&T installing a new significantly faster service on Friday - probably with a new router. I may wait until after that's up and running to try to do anything with a mini. Thanks for the warning!
     
  6. pfiagra

    pfiagra Active Member

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    One unsupported option, which I use, is powerline adapters to connect my Mini to my router. Others have reported success with wifi bridges, but YMMV with either of those configurations.
     
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  7. LDBecker

    LDBecker New Member

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    I will likely try that when I hook it up. For now, I think, I will forgo the Mini Vox and leave the 2nd TV hooked up only to my now cancelled Dish Joey receiver. Both TVs have a Dish receiver on them still, and it seems to allow us to watch our previously recorded programs. Dish talked me into "pausing" our subscription for up to 9 months, which should give us time to get through the recorded stuff, while the TiVo Bolt Vox is recording current content.
    I think I will, eventually, use a switch to try to connect the two. Thanks again, pfiagra!
     

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