Odd shape of Tivo Bolt

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by swilson317, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000


    No, it was flipped around so it wouldn't rock back and forth. Just look at the picture -it looks like it wants to see-saw.

    Flip it the other way around and you don't have that problem.

    Yes, I know, you could put legs on it so it doesn't actually physically rock, but that's just another thing to get assembled wrong so some people's TiVos will rock. And we'd have dozens of posts about how their TiVos don't sit properly and if they push down on one side it will tip over to that side.

    plus, that design just screams for someone to put something else on top of it.
  2. MighTiVo

    MighTiVo TiVotarian

    Oct 26, 2000
    Nashville, TN
    It was April Fools - not serious...
  3. vbgregg

    vbgregg Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    I would think TiVo would love to advertise that "our device rocks!".
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  4. Gavroche

    Gavroche Member

    May 26, 2007
    State of...
    I don't know why but shaped this way it reminds of that scene from A Clockwork Orange. . .
    (Now I want to touch it with one finger on the end and watch it rock back and forth...)

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  5. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008


    I don't mind the bend on the bottom but I'd prefer the Bolt to be flat on the top so that if something is set on top of the Bolt, it's not slanted.
  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    You can always put another bolt on top of the bolt :)
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  7. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    Would placing a second bolt on top of the first bolt result in cooling issues for the second bolt?
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  8. Qnapfan

    Qnapfan Active Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    ... I was thinking maybe like one struck by one - but semi seriously, an argument could have been made for turning it on it's side ... the flat thin but bent profile would allow it added stability, while the vertical surface area + fans + convection could actually help with the natural convection tendency of warm air rising out of the 'top' vents. Yet for all that, IMO it would be stretch because you would loose in other areas (still unstable even with the 'bend'), ungainly in proportion per established AV equipment stacking parameters, and from a purely subjective view ... ugly, unless completely stand alone per sculpture aesthetic. IMHO Tivo would have been better off with a conventional box shape optimized for airflow and heat dissipation ... a series of spaced cross flow fans (to pull air across the electronics from one side to the other and a dedicated case top that doubles as a heat dissipation sink for the hotter components. Understated and simple brushed aluminum face plate (silver, black, charcoal ) Only the logo as trademark decor ... lllumination optional. Stackable with optional riser vibration dampeners.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019

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