Bolt VOX without Cablecard

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Kabar, May 11, 2019.

  1. Kabar

    Kabar New Member

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    is there anything I can do my VOX without a cable card? I've changed to AT&T Uverse (they do not provide a cable card) but would like to continue using my VOX as a DVR / Streamer. Can I get any channels via internet?
    Is this even possible or am I just screwed?

    Thank you in Advance.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
  2. JoeKustra

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    Please add your location to your profile.
     
  3. Kabar

    Kabar New Member

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    Done.
     
  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Thank you. Perhaps someone in your area can provide accurate information.
     
  5. Kabar

    Kabar New Member

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    I believe this would be a general question of functionality of the Tivo VOX without a CableCard.
     
  6. dianebrat

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    U-Verse is IP based and not compatible with any HD-based Tivo, all you can use on it would be the streaming apps, it will not work as a DVR since U-Verse doesn't provide any channels you can receive.
     
  7. Kabar

    Kabar New Member

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    Thank you Diane, I suspected this was the case. Thought someone might have an idea what I can do with it now... I guess it's a boat anchor at this point. $500 down the drain. :(
     
  8. JoeKustra

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    Why not use the TiVo with an antenna?
     
  9. Kabar

    Kabar New Member

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    Tivo told me that the Bolt VOX does not have this capability. It's cablecard only, I would need to get the Bolt OVA.
     
  10. fcfc2

    fcfc2 Well-Known Member

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    Well, according to the above link, the standard Bolt VOX does indeed have OTA capabilities. There is the Bolt OTA VOX which only does OTA, not cable, the opposite of what you were told.
    Some folks have a very low opinion of the current offshore support CSR's.
     
  11. jay_man2

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    Note that that is a 500GB Bolt. 1TB is cable only. The 3TB I just bought on Amazon is cable only.
     
  12. JoeKustra

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  13. Kabar

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    Yep, confirmed, The 3TB VOX is Digital Cable only. I had to cancel my account. They did ask if I was interested in purchasing a OVA. lol
     
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  14. Mikeguy

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    I was afraid for you that you were going to say this (that you had a cablecard-only Bolt). Sigh. :(

    At the very least, sell the box here or at eBay/Craigslist and get something back out of it? E.g. especially for the hard drive, which has been discontinued by Western Digital and which comes at a dear price.
     

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