TiVo Bolt vs TiVo edge

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  1. tommiet

    tommiet Active Member

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    Possible... but probably not. Still, remove the cable card cover and watch the temperature drop. Won't hurt to try.
     
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  2. mdavej

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    Given what I've read, I wouldn't go near a Bolt or an Edge. I have no desire to engineer a cooling system or be a beta tester again.
     
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  3. tommiet

    tommiet Active Member

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    It's nice in that you do have a choice. But that choice requires you to buy 3-5 year old hardware with no warranty. In fact.. you actually will be a beta tester as you will be testing how long a TiVo DVR last.

    Roamio owners swear that the DVR will last forever. You can get a "renewed" one with a 90 day warranty for only $600 at Amazon.

    We all have a choice.
     
  4. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    Point taken. But I just sold one of my lifetime Roamios for under $300 and will have another for sale at that price soon. You’re shopping in the wrong places.
     
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  5. blackngold75

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    I've had an original Bolt (white one) running for almost 3 years with an upgraded hard drive. No hardware issues. Software problems, yes, but that's not just a Bolt thing. I do have a USB-powered fan blowing across the Bolt, but I did that because it is in an enclosed cabinet without adequate ventilation.
     
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  7. squiredogs

    squiredogs TiVo'er since 1999

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    My original 4 year old 500gb bolt is stock, and zero problems. ti's stuffed behind the TV on the wall. Not running Hydra, maybe that's hy it's not straining. I was going to jump in on the Vox craze, but never got around to it. I didn't upgrade the OS after reading stuff here. Now if the refurb units all ship with Hydra anyway, I'd get the Edge in a crapshoot.

     
  8. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    Could be. At Temperature of Bolt, ufo4sale talked about temps of 68 (presumably 68 C ODT) which is insanely hot in my book. 68 C is 154.4 F.

    (I have a Bolt+ and posted my temps at Temperature of Bolt w/my two fan setup. The other day, I was down to 38 C (100.4 F) when the room was on the cooler side (below 70 F). I removed the cable card cover and recently put 4 (not very thick) rubber feet under the the feet of my MULTIFAN S4, Quiet USB Cooling Fan, 140mm to raise it a little and allow for better air intake. )

    I'm still on my original Bolt+ that I ordered in early April 2017 during their "once in a lifetime" transfer offer. Memory's foggy but I think I activated it by end of that month. I've never opened the unit and am still on the stock 3 TB drive. I did pay $40 for the 3 year extended warranty but it turned out to be useless since it's now expired and I never had to take advantage.

    Prior to the recent AC Infinity fans, I used various laptop cooling pads (with fan(s) in them) to keep my Bolt+ cool.
     
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