Which Tivo For OTA and Cable?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by oldsmoboat, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. oldsmoboat

    oldsmoboat New Member

    Jun 27, 2002


    I am currently on Dish and want to cut the cable. I currently have good OTA signals. BUT, I will be moving to another state in a year and don't want to eliminate the cable option. Streaming is welcome in the same box, if available. I have a PC hooked to my TV so it isn't necessary but...
    I will likely buy a lifetime subscription.
    Want to record OTA and cable and skip commercials.

    Is there a Tivo that does OTA, cable and streaming?

    Probably need the Tivo for the WAF. She needs simplicity and she can run the Dish DVR so she should be good with a Tivo (again).

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  2. JLV03

    JLV03 Active Member

    Feb 12, 2018
    The last model to do both cable and OTA at the same time was the two tuner Premiere.

    The base model Roamio and 4 tuner Bolts can do either cable or OTA, but not at the same time.

    Streaming is pretty much unusable on the Premiere, tolerable on the Roamio, and adequate on the Bolt or later models.
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  3. oldsmoboat

    oldsmoboat New Member

    Jun 27, 2002
    Thank you.
  4. sheshechic

    sheshechic Member

    Apr 14, 2012
    Actually, the Roamio Series 5 TCD846500 does both cable and ota. It is 500 gb but is easier to upgrade the hd than on the bolt. You can find them on ebay.
  5. pfiagra

    pfiagra Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2014


    Actually and factually, you are wrong and JLV03 was correct.

    The model you refer to (the base model Roamio) can do cable OR OTA.

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