To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question...

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by iReyes, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. iReyes

    iReyes New Member

    Nov 28, 2015


    I do this all the time. I think about upgrading and then eventually decide I’m fine with my Roamio Pro with lifetime service. I use my Apple TV for streaming so this feature isn’t a big deal for me. I use cTivo to download shows I want to sync or stream or keep and use Plex for this. I guess I kind of have a system in place.

    But I recently moved to a larger place and finally upgraded my TV - the beautiful Samsung 60” Q80. My previous TV was 42” and 5 years old at this point. Obviously, the picture quality is much better on the new TV. It also has the Xfinity Beta app so I have access to some on demand content again!

    Is it time to upgrade the TiVo for better picture quality at this point? I’m not too mad about it but noticeable enough on the larger, nicer TV that I’m considering an upgrade. From what I’ve read the new Edge is much better than the Bolt so that may be a place to save a little $. Anyway, happy to hear some thoughts from other TiVo users as I weigh this.
  2. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    I'm not sure you'll get any benefit upgrading the DVR. Tivos record and output what they receive, and recordings likely won't look any better than what your TV is doing to upscale the video.

    If Comcast had 4K video you could record it might be more useful to upgrade.
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  3. iReyes

    iReyes New Member

    Nov 28, 2015
    That’s a fair point. I also went from FiOS to XFinity, which in itself is a noticeable downgrade in picture quality. Thank you for the input.
  4. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Nice TV :). No need to upgrade the DVR yet. That could change in a couple of years. A lot of this in flux these days.
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  5. MrDell

    MrDell Active Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    Rhode Island


    I think that you are fine with what you have, especially if you stream with Apple TV... I really don’t think your picture quality would improve by upgrading your TiVo.
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  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    That takes the only reason to upgrade away, FiOS has 2 QAM 4K channels the Bolt and above can record, Comcast does not use QAM for their 4K content.
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