Coming back to Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by probichaux, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. probichaux

    probichaux New Member

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    I had the first Philips unit in the state of Alabama way back in 1999, then a Sony, then a variety of other units (including DirecTVs and even a Humax). After several moves, provider changes, and periods away from TV, yesterday I got back on my local cable provider's system, using their bundled DVR... and it's so awful I would rather punch myself in the eye than use it. Clearly it's time for me to come back to TiVo.

    My environment: only 2 TVs, with only 1 person watching at a time. Heavy user of Netflix and AppleTV. I think a Bolt will probably do what I need done, so my first instinct is to buy one from the outlet store. Any reason to wait for whatever they're going to intro at CES?
     
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    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like a Bolt and a Mini should work fine for you. And for what it's worth, I haven't had any problems with the new guide data.
     
  4. thyname

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    Just making sure you know there is a 6-tuner 3 tb Bolt Plus coming up in two days.

    Current Bolt (for sale on Outlet Store) has 4 tuners and either 500 gb or 1 tb
     
  5. krkaufman

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    Right, the BOLT+ to be "unveiled" at CES has already been unveiled. And whether you'd want to wait until the 15th for the BOLT+ comes downto whether you're TV signal is OTA antenna or cable; and, if using cable TV, how many tuners and how much storage space you'd want. (If OTA, original BOLT is your only choice in the series; if cable, you can choose b/w 1TB/4 tuner and 3TB/6 tuner BOLT models -- or a 3TB/6 tuner Roamio Pro.)
     
  6. thyname

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    He/she already said it will be Cable, so the below would apply:

    There is no much difference between Roamio Pro and Bolt +, but simply based on the product line / generation, if I were to start from scratch, I would get Bolt.
     
  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yes, I saw that, but given that they're in a transition and stated heavy use of Netflix and Apple TV, I didn't figure adding a few characters to include the OTA antenna aspect would hurt. That is, they're cable now (and so the Roamio OTA is moot), but only one of the currently available CableCARD-capable DVRs would allow them a fallback to OTA.
     
  8. mlcarson

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    It's hard to recommend anything Tivo at the moment. You have lots of Rovi guide issues showing up - generic episode data, "To be announced", <Network> programming, missing channels, etc that impair the base functionality of the product. There's also a new UI - Tivo UX that's been announced that is kind of an unknown factor that changes the Tivo look/feel. I'd wait at least a month and see what people are reporting on this forum.
     

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