Advertisements I came here to find out how users feel about the viewing experience with stream content on the TiVo platforms. I'm a long time user of DirecTivo boxes from the original units up through the THR-22 and they are my gold standard for viewing experience. Pause, play, step forward or back, fast forward or back, 30-second skip, 10-second back. All execute immediately and flawlessly -- as one might expect from having the program content on disk. Even with "live" content you can do all the tricks for all the content in the past. Sadly, my experience with streaming services, whether LiveStream or library services like Netflix, has been quite the opposite. Doing anything other than just letting the content play all the way through is an invitation to pauses, buffering delays, and sometimes crashing out of the stream altogether. Sometimes even just letting it play doesn't even go smoothly. It is this night and day difference in experience that keeps me paying the DirecTV bill each month rather than cutting the (virtual) cord. My thought is to replace the DirecTiVos I have with a Bolt or Roamio OTA + a couple TiVo Minis. Apart from the question of finding all the content I want (e.g. BBCA) the first question is whether the viewing experience will be worthwhile, or whether it will have my wife screaming to get her DirecTiVo back (and myself likewise). I imagine that OTA recordings will be as good as ever. but what about programs that come from streaming services? I'm literate enough to know that there's no technological reason the streamed content couldn't be buffered deeply enough to be flawless, but if the streaming playback is under the control of the providers' apps then I have no faith that they will have bothered to do a decent job of it. So, how do Bolt and Roamio users users feel about this? (I've been reading about the guide data catastrophe, and that could scare me away by itself, but that is a different topic.) And yes, I do have solid cable internet performance and a capable gigabit router, and I'll hardwire the connection to the TiVo, so those issues are also a different topic.