Advertisements Hi. I’d appreciate any advice for how to move forward… As I approach the annual renewal for my TiVo Bolt service plan ($149.99+tax), I’ve started to look at other options which might cost less money. I came down to two possibilities. 1) Replace my existing TiVo Bolt (500GB), Tivo Mini, and Tivo Mini 4K with the Tablo Quad solution - the hardware is $200 for 4 tuners but the annual service plan is only $150 for life (or $50 per year) _ OR _ 2) Just replace my TiVo Bolt with a TiVo Bolt OTA and keep using the existing TiVo Minis but pay $80 less per year in annual service ($70 instead of $150). I was really shooting for #1 but the video quality on the Tablo just doesn’t work for me – both because of the de-interlacing issues it has plus the on-the-fly encoding of data seems to introduce some artifacts which are especially noticeable on larger TVs. Is that just me? While I love the ability to use Apple TV or Roku to be able to watch TV and the recordings, I just think that solution needs another model revision or two to raise the bar. Is that just me? Am I being too picky? On the TiVo front, I was an early adopter of the Tivo Bolt when it was released but I’ve only ever used it for OTA purposes. Switching to the Bolt OTA pays for itself after two years and it gives me a new unit/new harddrive to start over with. It also keeps the high quality video and the better user experience that I am accustomed to. For TiVo, I can buy the TiVo Bolt OTA off Amazon for $149.99 + $70/yr service or I can pay $149.99 each year for the next two years for the Bolt I have. Is the Bolt OTA still being made? I don’t see it listed by TiVo on their web site but it is still currently available on Amazon. Should I hurry up and grab it? I have no interest in the marginal improvements that the Tivo Edge for Antenna offers. I’m also nervous about buying a “refurb” Tivo Roamio even though that would be less expensive. I don’t want to inherit someone else’s hard drive problems or such. But is the TiVo Bolt OTA at end of life or something? Feels like the Bolt OTA is my solution forward but just checking on it. Any other considerations you think I am missing? Would appreciate any advice. Thank you!