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

    Dec 29, 2020


    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?

  2. High Technology

    High Technology Member

    Apr 16, 2006
    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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