I want to try my bolt over the air, but I have a question.

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by genebopp, Nov 18, 2020 at 7:27 AM.

  1. genebopp

    genebopp Member

    Dec 11, 2008


    I have a bolt (not ota bolt) that is running fine on with its cable card. But since I suffer with Spectrum I am a little worried about taking the cable card out. It took many hours to get Spectrum to work.

    If I leave the card in and swap the cable for an antenna, and run guided setup will the bolt ignore the card and let me scan for stations?

    If I take the card out and set it up for OTA, see how it goes, then put the card back and switch back to cable will I have to get it re-paired?
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    If you repeat GS for OTA the cable card should be ignored. I'm basing this on my observation an older TiVo box that can be set for cable and OTA without a cable card and not care. I would do the OTA GS first, scan, and observe the results. I would not remove the card.
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  3. the_Skywise

    the_Skywise Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    I'm in a similar boat but with comcast - can I then just switch back to CC without reactivating it?

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