Tivo Series 6 with 4 minis - upgrading to 4K TV?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by Thomas Gruver Gruver, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. Thomas Gruver Gruver

    Thomas Gruver Gruver New Member

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    Very new to forum and no amount of searching answered this.

    I'm currently with WaveBroadband, and have a Series 6 (Think that's the Bolt) and 3 minis, all working via ethernet, with an older HDTV.

    I'm about to purchase a 4k television, and am trying to reconcile all the different source options and which will be best. I'm trying to stay away from the TV apps, as i can't use ARC (long story).... and since the Tivo has most of the apps i want, it would be great to just use it.

    Few questions:

    1. I see in the Main Tivo that via settings 4k options are there if i have a compatible TV. I don't' see a similar setting in the Minis... so if i have a 4k TV on one of those, will I only get HD, or will 4k automatically become available once the main Series 6 box is enabled?
    2. What if i have a 4k TV on a mini and NOT one on the main Tivo?
    3. How are the streaming apps for 4k as a source? does the Tivo do a decent job here, or should i look at another source like a Roku or Shield?

    Thanks!
     
  2. High Technology

    High Technology Member

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    The original Mini/Mini2 aren't 4K, but the MiniVox/Lux are. So you'll need to move the Bolt (Series 6) to the 4K TV. or upgrade one of your Mini devices to the MiniVox/Lux If you put the 4K TV on a Mini (that's not a MiniVox/Lux), you'll still only get 1080P out of the Mini.

    Others can comment on how well the Bolt does with 4K streaming, as I don't have a 4K TV yet myself (but am in the planning stages).
     
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