Advertisements After 3 years with a TiVo Roamio and Cox Cable, I decided to "cut the cord" and give DirectTVNow a try. Last week, a month into using the streaming service, I decided to go back to cable and upgrade my TiVo. I am pleased with my new Bolt and, but only after experiencing a set-up process that I sarcastically call a TiVo "Rodeo" (my 3rd "rodeo" in this lifetime). Streaming may be the way of the future, but it's not so great yet. Streaming picture quality is good but the guide and DVR service is bad. DirectTVNow worked smoothly on Apple TV but terribly on the app built into a 2018 model Samsung TV. The dirty little secret is that streaming doesn't save money. Cutting TV service eliminates discounts applied by the cable provider for internet and the amount of data used is very likely to breach the provider's data cap for a family of more than 1 or 2. DirectTVNow used 55GB of data with 2 TVs streaming for one afternoon. Cox's internet plans allow 1TB a month and sell unlimited data options for an additional $50/month. DirectTVNow just raised the entry price to $50/month. Stream today for the convenience but not for a quality experience or savings. As for the TiVo "Rodeo," I had hoped by now that TiVo and the cable providers had worked out flaws in the cable card + tuning adapter set up. A TiVo "Rodeo" is what I call this inevitable process: the cable card and/or the tuning adapter fail to pair or authorize and it can take days to solve. Cox blames TiVo and TiVo blames Cox, although this "rodeo" (unlike in the past) 5 Cox techs did persistently admit that many customers go through several cable cards before one works. Whether this is truly defective cable cards or technicians that misstep I remain unsure about. Only one of 5 techs blamed the TiVo. Cox wanted me to have a technician come out, but I pushed back because, in the past, the tech gets there, doesn't know what to do with a TiVo, and gets on the phone doing the same thing I am, and then I get a bill. ... Ultimately the Cox store exchanged a few cable cards before one worked. The first two cable cards that failed were Arris models; a third Motorola card worked. Whether it was the card or a phone tech that knew some tricks, I don't know for sure. I wish everyone quicker experiences getting their TiVos going, and ultimately keep enjoying the best TV/Streaming solution for at least a few more years!