Use TIVO Bolt (for Cable Cards) for OTA only

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  1. destek

    destek Member

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    Is it possible for me to use my current TIVO Bolt for just OTA? I am considering switching to all OTA, but don't want to re-buy a TIVO OTA unit.
    Is this just a matter of getting a good antenna and then resetting up the TIVO for off-air - or is there something in my BOLT that will go haywire when I pull out the cable cards?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    No, it can't. The tuners are not the same for OTA.

    A 6 tuner Tivo model is for cable only. A 4 tuner Tivo model that is meant for cable or OTA can do either.
     
  3. snerd

    snerd Well-Known Member

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    It depends. If it is the original Bolt with 4 tuners, then it can do either CableCard or OTA. If it is a 6-tuner Bolt then it can only support CableCard.
     
  4. destek

    destek Member

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    Great - thanks all. I have a TDC84900 - 4 tuner model and it should to OTA just fine.
     
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