TiVo Holiday Trade-In, Trade-Up Sale: trade in your Roamio OTA/VOX (plus $299.98) for a Bolt OTA

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Mikeguy, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. TiVo_Ted

    TiVo_Ted Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2000


    I've got a couple of things up my sleeve...
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  2. tampa8

    tampa8 Official Tivo User

    Jan 25, 2016
    Ct & FL
    But there are other considerations. A new receiver over a 3yr older one, faster OS. I somewhat agree about 4K however your statement is incorrect. Unable to see 4K without sitting quite close would be correct. But I do have a 4K TV and there are streaming options in 4K. Actually it's the coming ATSC 3.0 that is giving me pause to spend anything now.
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  3. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
    Stream and download shows to mobile without a no-longer-sold accessory. The box is much snappier across the board. For those that don't have the voice remote, that'd be another perk. Folks will have to decide if that's worth $300. Not sure which tuner is more sensitive - I probably knew once, but have forgotten. :)
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  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Feel free to let your sleeves down. We're all friends here. :)
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003


    I believe @TiVo_Ted has said the BOLT OTA has the same tuner(s) as the Roamio OTA, distinct from those in the 4-tuner Cable/OTA BOLT. I haven’t seen (or internalized) any reports comparing real world tuning differences between the Roamio/BOLT OTA models.
  6. Joe3

    Joe3 Active Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Boston MA
    I know, I know, it's a brand new color!
  7. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Brushed aluminum and a round case. It's the year of the round case.
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  8. humbb

    humbb Active Member

    Jan 27, 2014
    Northern CA
    Yes! I just got this and it's my favorite new appliance. :)
  9. phughes200

    phughes200 Member

    Jul 24, 2014
    I thought about it for a few seconds. A few months ago, I was looking to buy a OTA TiVo on ebay. Couldn't find one below 300. So probally cheaper (although more hassle) to sell on Ebay and then pay full price.

    I do not use the TiVo for streaming. Much faster to use the built in streamer on the tv and get 4K.
  10. foghorn2

    foghorn2 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2004
    Las Vegas
    Got the email today that includes the 500gb scripting. Im not biting cause I notice the PQ from the Roamio is better than the Bolt on my Samsung 4k set. I wont be doing any 4k streaming from Tivo. You can get a new fire stick 4k for that. So now I have 2 white Bolts sitting in the closet with no service. Ill only activate them if they offer OTA service for around 6 bucks. Lifetime makes no sense for the Bolt as we all know its not going to last that long with all that heat and a laptop drive in it and the crappy fans they put in it.
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  11. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Sorry but, not true.
  12. TiVo_Ted

    TiVo_Ted Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2000
    I think there has been some historical confusion around the temperature inside BOLT units vs. Roamio units. The Roamio uses a dedicated temperature sensor which is located on the motherboard. The BOLT only looks at the temperature of the main CPU (the On Die Temperature). ODT can run all day long at 90C with no issues. ODT can be used to extrapolate a temperature in the box over time, but it cannot be directly compared. I'm sure there must be some threads that go into this in more detail?
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  13. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Fur Sure. :rolleyes:

    "historical"? Did you mean hysterical?

    How does the Mini measure it?
  14. rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Bill Knapp

    Nov 24, 2006
    845 New York
    My 2 Bolt's are fantastic. If it wasn't I'd hear about it from the wife and kids. Older one is on TE3, newer on TE4. Apps are much snappier, VOX remote works pretty darn good (a little trouble with 4 and for) and I'm really impressed with the CEC implementation.

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2018
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  15. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    Yeah... I have the Roamio OTA 500GB, but I am not biting on this deal... I thought about it, but I really don't want to invest another $300 without much added benefit.

    Tivo Stream would be nice...but I have a dedicated TiVo Mini paired with a Slingbox and can get to all my content that way.

    4K streaming would be nice... but I can get that from my smart tv or my Amazon Fire TV...

    Double the storage from 500GB to 1TB... Would be nice if I didn't already throw a bare 3TB drive in my Roamio OTA... Question: Is upgrading capacity of the Bolt as easy as it was on the Roamio?

    Am I forced on Hydra if I go to Bolt? No thank you... I am sticking with the legacy UI for now...

    All that said, I do appreciate TiVo offering an upgrade path... I hope a similar upgrade offer presents itself when I am ready to give up on my TiVo Roamio OTA... Winter 2018 is too early for me to part ways...
  16. mrsean

    mrsean Active Member

    May 15, 2006
    New Jersey
    I hope the Firestick app is one of them. We have been waiting patiently over a year now for a replacement.
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  17. unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Mankato, MN
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