Tivo Summer Sale 2019 is ON! Just transferred my Series 3 to a new Bolt Vox

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by sender_name, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Aug 8, 2019 #401 of 462
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    This is the second post saying basically the same thing ... that there is a better way to do what someone is doing with an older TiVo. I think these comments might be missing the point that people already already own older TiVos (and, for me at least, with lifetime, so I'll assume that the others also have lifetime service on theirs, until there is a reason to believe otherwise). It costs $0 to continue using the older TiVo for whatever it offers, whether that is instead of purchasing a Mini or instead of purchasing what is needed to set up a MoCA bridge. Is there some reason why people aren't making that $0 cost assumption when assessing whether some other way is "better" (other than assuming that people are comfortable selling their hardware to others online)?

    I was a bit surprised that I didn't find a way to configure my new Bolt to run a MoCA bridge to support running social media apps on and downloading firmware updates for my smart TV and blu-ray player; the first thing that ran through my brain was, "Dang, good thing I can just continue to use my Roamio Plus for that."
     
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  2. Aug 8, 2019 #402 of 462
    krkaufman

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    Simplicity, reliability, performance, resale value (now vs future).
     
  3. Aug 8, 2019 #403 of 462
    oldradio99

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    So how long after you get your new Bolt set up does the lifetime on your old box get shut off?
     
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    snerd

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    End of August.
     
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    Nitpick: only if your electricity is free.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2019 #406 of 462
    babsonnexus

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    I hadn't considered using the Roamio Plus as a MoCA bridge, but I do see it the value you are saying. Really, we are in the same boat with two base options:

    1. Set up Bolt OTA(/Cable) to replace Roamio OTA, sell Roamio OTA and Roamio Plus (acting as Stream and MoCA bridge)
    2. Sell Bolt OTA(/Cable), use Roamio OTA as normal, use Roamio Plus as a Stream and MoCA bridge

    Hmmmm... I feel no closer to a definitive answer. Guess it comes down to a question of less equipment and if we'd like using a Bolt vs. a Roamio.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2019 #407 of 462
    oldradio99

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    I already downgraded from Hyra to the regular menu on my new Bolt.

    Would someone confirm that downgrading means no voice control?
     
  8. Aug 8, 2019 #408 of 462
    JoeKustra

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    Confirmed. The button does nothing. There should be a permanent app to "Get New Experience" to go back to TE4.
     
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  9. Aug 8, 2019 #409 of 462
    oldradio99

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    I wonder if they will ever be able to add voice to the regular menu? Are they even thinking about it since so many hate Hydra.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2019 #410 of 462
    krkaufman

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    I’d feel better making such a decision were the TiVo app for streaming boxes available, enabling evaluation of the mobile streaming alternatives.
     
  11. Aug 8, 2019 #411 of 462
    babsonnexus

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    ^^^ This

    My very old (original) Slingbox just died a few weeks ago, too, but I figured I'd be going with TiVO Streaming on the Roku's so haven't looked into replacing it. I'll want the streaming one way or another! So it is either:

    • Bolt -> Internet -> Roku
    • Roamio OTA -> MoCA Bridge or Wireless Roamio Plus -> Internet -> Roku

    Not sure what type of lag the latter will create.
     
  12. Aug 8, 2019 #412 of 462
    oldradio99

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    I am wondering why shows that we’re recorded over non subscription channels are marked as copy protected.

    I can’t transfer Secret of Nimh and the Borrowers which were recorded on the Family Channel and Plex.

    Who makes the decision?
     
  13. Aug 8, 2019 #413 of 462
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    What can be more simple than leaving things as they already are?
     
  14. Aug 8, 2019 #414 of 462
    krkaufman

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    It’s all subjective; focusing on only one aspect even more so. You asked for reasons, and I supplied a few. I don’t feel inspired or compelled to debate them.
     
  15. Aug 8, 2019 #415 of 462
    snerd

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    I wish it was true that "The button does nothing." On TE3, the button brings up a nag screen offering to upgrade to TE4.
     
  16. Aug 8, 2019 #416 of 462
    JoeKustra

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    Crap. I forgot about that. :oops:
     
  17. Aug 8, 2019 #417 of 462
    shwru980r

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    The Bolt OTA doesn't have a MOCA bridge. and can not be downgraded to TE3.
     
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  18. Aug 8, 2019 #418 of 462
    Mikeguy

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    Exactly, for many people. (If it ain't broke, don't fix it.) The factors on the other side that I can see: lesser energy usage, a physically smaller solution, and selling the old box and making some money off of it.
     
  19. Aug 8, 2019 #419 of 462
    Lurker1

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    Leave your VOX remote in the babysitter's hands at your own peril.
     
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    pdhenry

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    Going on two years for me. :)
     
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