Can a Bolt be used as a mini?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by rfa5, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. rfa5

    rfa5 New Member

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    I'm going to swapping my Bolt VOX for a new Edge. Can my old Bolt, less the cable card be used as a mini on another tv? Or does it just get retired or should I sell it as it has no use in my setup? I have no intention of keeping a cablecard in it and paying for yearly service on that unit.
     
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    No, you cannot use tuners like a mini but you can watch recorded shows from
    your Edge and use it for streaming apps if it still has a service plan and is on the same network. Otherwise it’s a paper weight.
     
  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Absent an active service plan the old DVR won't be of *any* use to you.
     
  4. snerd

    snerd Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure that's true. I believe you can watch prior recordings even without a service plan.
     
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    True.
     

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