What feature would make you move to the "TIVO BOLT"

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  1. Aug 18, 2015 #1 of 199
    scottfll954

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    I have a Roamio plus now and very pleased...

    2 features would make me move up if offered..

    1... more graphical UI
    1a.. voice commands

    2.. double the speed..

    All very doubtful in my opinion
     
  2. Aug 18, 2015 #2 of 199
    moyekj

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    About the only thing I can think of for me in terms of hardware (which will NOT happen):
    No need for cablecard or tuning adapter
     
  3. Aug 18, 2015 #3 of 199
    JerryAC

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    Add more steaming channel options like USTVNow, SlingTV, etc. like a Roku box. It would also have to quick in switching channels like the Roku.

    I don't have a problem with the Roku, except it is un-handy to have to search in my bucket of remotes to change the HDMI input on my TV. My Tivo remote will not control my Insignia TV inputs.
     
  4. Aug 18, 2015 #4 of 199
    tomhorsley

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    The ability to play files from my home computer without having to go through klunky interfaces like streambaby which may or may not always be supported by the TiVo software. Preferably I could just provide links to video files on a simple web server. (I can stream video to my Nexus 7 MX Player app this way, and it works far more reliably than streaming from the TiVo to the TiVo app on the same Nexus 7).
     
  5. Aug 18, 2015 #5 of 199
    dave13077

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    I don't mind the Cablecard but would like to see the Tuning Adapter go away. Tuning Adapter issues (missed recordings and blank channels) are the only thing that makes me want to possibly ditch Tivo for Direct TV.
     
  6. Aug 18, 2015 #6 of 199
    jxryan

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    Adding the embedded Roku-TV platform to Tivo would be awesome. Not sure about the feasibility though.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2015 #7 of 199
    MikeekiM

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    1. Support for both cable and OTA
    2. Support for DirecTV
    3. Support for more streaming services (though this would piss me off a bit since I shouldn't have to move to new hardware to get more services...this should be a software update).
    4. Lightning fast UI (and I mean lightning fast...not just a little faster...the Roamio is already quite impressive in responsiveness)
     
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  8. Aug 18, 2015 #8 of 199
    atmuscarella

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    At this point there would be very little TiVo could do on the hardware side that would cause me to believe I needed to upgrade. On the software side again at this point most of what I might find useful could easily be done on the Roamio platform, which I have near 100% belief will continue to be fully support.

    If (when) I buy a 4K TV everything changes. At that point I will basically want a DVR that supports every type of 4K content delivery available.

    Of course there are also things I might like that I know are impossible for TiVo to do at this time, like providing stand alone OTA Dish or Direct combo DVRs.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2015 #9 of 199
    alarson83

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    -more streaming options
    -cost - tivo has always had a fairly high cost to entry for its boxes and service compared to say... a roku. I certainly dont expect that cheap, but hundreds for box and service is a barrier that prevents many from entering. Similarly, what i have now works fine, so whatever new features there are need to justify the price... and i doubt there will be $500 of new features over the roamio here.
     
  10. Aug 18, 2015 #10 of 199
    sicariis

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    Faster SoC, More memory, 4+TB of Storage (preferably 6TB but I'll settle for 4TB).

    New Streaming options: HBO Now, Showtime, SlingTV, etc. Renewed support for Video Podcasts.

    Updated UI, Updated On Demand App. Auto-Backup OnePass info to TiVo servers.
     
  11. Aug 18, 2015 #11 of 199
    krkaufman

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    See related responses in "TiVo Bolt?" thread, starting HERE.

    edit: Personally, I have a hard time imagining anything that the Bolt will be able to do that won't also be available in the existing Roamios with a software update, so I don't see a short-term upgrade happening. (I figure the rebranding is simply to emphasize some new software feature TiVo wants to focus on, similar to how the "Roamio" brand was meant to emphasize the mobile streaming capability.)

    That said, the only things that might compel me to upgrade would be if the Bolt models had exclusive access to: user profiles, 6+TB hard drives, NAS storage, simultaneous cable & OTA, add-on networked tuners, merged 'My Shows' and networked scheduling for multi-DVR homes.
     
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    Dan203

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    If it had this, and still had all the features of the Roamio Pro, I would consider it. Right now I'm using a Roamio Pro and an OTA because there is one channel I can only get in HD via OTA. I would rather have them all integrated into one box though.
     
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    MikeekiM

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    I guess there is actually two different issues at play:

    1. Support for cable OR OTA on the high end boxes
    2. Support for integrated cable AND OTA programming

    It's my understanding that even the basic Roamio doesn't support #2...you have to choose one or the other... I don't have a basic Roamio, so I don't have any hands-on experience with the box...
     
  14. Aug 18, 2015 #14 of 199
    krkaufman

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    I've always thought that a "Pro" model should have been differentiated from the Plus by more than just hard drive size. 4+ OTA tuners (even 2!) to complement the 6 CableCARD tuners would definitely compel me to upgrade -- for the same reason as Dan203: Comcast carries 1 of our local HD channels (CW) in SD-only, and doesn't carry our 2 PBS subchannels.
     
  15. Aug 18, 2015 #15 of 199
    HarperVision

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    Actually, technically it CAN do OTA and cable simultaneously. The only limitation is that it has only one RF coax input, meaning you have to combine those signals together and without the proper filters, some the channels may overlap and cause interference and/or total loss of signal on one or more channels.
     
  16. Aug 18, 2015 #16 of 199
    moyekj

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    But in software can you setup for a combined OTA & cable guide lineup? I was under the impression not.
     
  17. Aug 18, 2015 #17 of 199
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Yes you can. I have my OTA setup that way as we speak. What you do is first set it up for antenna OTA, then after completing that setup and all's well, plug in either a TA (on base model or OTA) or cablecard (if you have a base model only) and it will pop up a message saying that it has detected the TA or cablecard and asking if you want to setup your TiVo to also support cable tv. Just select yes and it will run through guided setup for cable and when finished they will be merged in the guide together, just like an HD or a premiere unit. :)
     
  18. Aug 18, 2015 #18 of 199
    moyekj

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    That's pretty cool (assuming you can do the appropriate RF modulation to combine the signals as you mentioned).
     
  19. Aug 18, 2015 #19 of 199
    HarperVision

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    On mine I'm only using it for OTA and then I slip in a modulated QAM channel (a DirecTV DVR) on ch 135 from my ZeeVee modulator using a standard coax splitter because the frequencies are far enough apart as to not interfere.
     
  20. Aug 18, 2015 #20 of 199
    Dan203

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    #2 is what I was talking about. The last TiVo to do that was the Premiere 2 tuner unit. I'd consider it even if it was asymmetrical. Like 2 cable and 2 OTA.
     

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