Tivo Vox boxes launch/available October 29th

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  1. Nickipedia

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    So the listings for the Bolt Vox on Best Buy's site have no mention of cable or antenna. It mentions it's a DVR, has 4 or 6 tuners, and requires TiVo service. It doesn't mention what it records from or connects to. In fact, the 1TB and 3TB have the same descriptions, except for the storage. The 1TB even states under What's Included "Tivo BOLT VOX 3TB DVR & Streaming Player". Good ole Best Buy...

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tivo-bolt-vox-3tb-dvr-streaming-player-black/6115415.p?skuId=6115415
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/tivo-bolt-vox-1tb-dvr-streaming-player-black/6115412.p?skuId=6115412
     
  2. tim_m

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    I would think its just like previous ones. The 4 tuner one is ota and cable while the 3tb one is cable only.
     
  3. krkaufman

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    That's only partly on Best Buy. It was TiVo who opted to put all the models under the single "BOLT VOX" name, creating the confusion.

    p.s. Previous reply from @TiVo_Ted on the subject:

     
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  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Right, but will someone unfamiliar with the previous models know that?
     
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  5. Nickipedia

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    Agree 100%. This is of TiVo's own making.
     
  6. Nickipedia

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    What about the ability to sort guide channels by name instead of number?
     
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  7. jgolden

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    Since I don't know enough about the Hydra interface, I was going to try it before I committed to it until I found that downgrading looses everything.
    Can I install a blank drive, and enter the TSN on the web site and get Hydra, try it and if I like it replace the drive with data and get the update again. If I don't like it just swap back the old drive and stay on the older version.
     
  8. krkaufman

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    It'd be nice to have a full checklist of features to review/verify.
     
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  9. foghorn2

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    NO!! Changing of the drive will format it weather or not it was in the same box before. The only way around it is to save the transferable shows to another Tivo, PC or Netgear Nas. Forget about keeping any CP flagged shows. For OTA only users, this is not an issue.
     
  10. skoiboy

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    While I certainly could have missed it in the 21 pages...

    Does anyone know if retail stores will have the Vox remote on Sunday?
     
  11. Nickipedia

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    According to TiVo's email: Yes
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  12. krkaufman

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    Given what I read in another thread, that may not work either.

    Check this parallel thread on Hydra, starting with the linked post:

     
  13. reneg

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    Thanks for the reply Ted. At least you didn't say that the Upgrade and Downgrade did the same thing and it's just a matter of whether Hydra is perceived as an Upgrade or Downgrade by the user. :)
     
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  14. sfhub

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    I don't think it actually formats the drive but it does render your shows unusable. The shows don't show up any in your NPL but the Recently Deleted still has references to show names. Also when you record new shows, they work, until you reboot, when they go away too. If it actually reformatted the drive, then I don't think you'd have the Recently Deleted has references and also have the problems with new shows disappearing after reboot. More likely there is some issue with encryption being invalidated, but I don't know for sure. The net effect is the same, you can't access your old shows. Once you do a Clear&Delete Everything, then the drive doesn't have those issues anymore.
     
  15. mbarcus

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    I ordered the Vox Remote and the new Mini Vox from Amazon. Planning on initially just upgrading one of my 3 Bolts to Hydra so I can play with it (and determine if it will meet the WAF) and also try out the new Mini Vox. Feel free to send that upgrade link over if you need testers Sunday morning. :)
     
  16. Goldwing2001

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    I'm disappointed that the Vox Remote is not a "Learning Remote" like the Slide Pro remote. I wonder if they will come out with a Vox Pro remote in the future?
     
  17. tim_m

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    Yeah probably not.
     
  18. tim_m

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    I'm wondering this, we know on Sunday if you want it you can either get it with the Hydra app or by the tivo priority update page within hours of adding your TSN which is different from previous updates. What i'm wondering is if you don't do either on Sunday will you still get it pushed to you at some point? In the past entering your TSN just got you the update usually faster.
     
  19. sfhub

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    You are actually supposed to tick off something from your account page. This is opt-in software. You won't get the update unless you opt-in and they didn't want anybody fat-fingerring the wrong TSN and causing someone else who wasn't expecting it to get the update, hence the request via your account page.
     
  20. tim_m

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    Oh ok so it isn't the typical tivo priority update thing.
     

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