I wanted an All In package. I am tired of paying monthly for something that I'm going to keep as long as I can. My thinking was that I'd get a new device (thing it would be an improvement over the Bolt) and pay once for the All In guide and this was the cheapest way I have found.So why would anyone want an Edge when they have a good bolt or Roamio?
I hear you. I spend $375/mo for Optimum Gold and also Tivo, Netflix, & Hulu. It's getting crazy but I do believe you need cable service just to get a cable card so it defeats the purpose.I got my Tivo Bolt Vox in January, after "ditching the dish" (dish network), and dumping TWC (now Specturm) over 7 years ago. I bot my Tivo to "cut the cord". I was, and am so tired of all their games, gimmicks, and constant price increases. Living in the LA area, with my Tivo Bolt, that I swapped out, myself, the 500GB HDD for a 1TB HDD, I get over 100 English speaking stations due to most broadcasters having a HD primary broadcast and 2 - 5, or more "sub-broadcasts", in SD. The only "network" I can't get FREE, OVER the AIR, is MSNBC, as I like the Morning Joe program. So I don't pay a cable or satellite bill ANY MORE, and only pay $5.00 a month for NBC Peacock, that includes my Morning Joe program.
Although the Tivo offer for the Edge ONLY for Cable sounds like a nice deal, I DO NOT want to have to PAY a cable or sattelite bill EVER AGAIN, so a Cable ONLY Tivo Edge does NOT interest me in the least. I thought that in order to get the recordings to play at 30% faster, that I needed to get a Edge, but happily discovered my Bolt Vox, already does that. Additionally, the Tivo Edge, for cable ONLY has TWO tuners, while me Bolt has 4 Over the Air tuners. I am quite content with 4 tuners, the 1TB Hard drive I swapped in, and NEVER paying for TV service EVER again. I did make sure that when I bought my Bolt, that I paid for Lifetime Guide Subscription, as that can definitely cost a lot, each year, otherwise.
I am SO done PAYING for TV, and getting stations that are available in better HD, as they are not "processed" by a cable or satellite provider to "banded" together for better transmission, FREE, Over the Air, than the greedy distributors - cable & satellite providers.
Of course, if you don't live in a major metro area, and are limited in what stations you can pick up, Free, Over the Air, you may NEED a cable or satellite provider, and this might be a good deal. I just hope that at this amazing price, that the offer a reasonable "Lifetime Subscription" and not an ever, ongoing, monthly, or yearly subscription fee.
Even though I bought my Tivo Bolt for Over the Air ONLY, IF Tivo offered the Edge, for $99.00 for Over the Air, AND had the same 4 tuners, AND allowed a ONE TIME, Lifetime Guide Subscription, I would consider "upgrading" to the Edge. Save that happening, I am SO much more than content with my 4 tuner, 1TB, Tivo Bolt. I had heard of Tivo for years, it wasn't until my 3rd price increase with dish, in just over a year, that I had had enough and looked into both the Amazon device (replay, I think it is called), and Tivo. I only wish I had made the switch 5, or more years ago, and saved likely over $1,000 dollars by now.
I am a "happy camper" with my Tivo Bolt, Over the Air, 4 tuner, and upgraded 1TB HDD.
Well, yes, of course, what do you think you would use a CableCARD for without cable service? That's literally it's only purpose in life...I don't see what purpose it defeats?but I do believe you need cable service just to get a cable card so it defeats the purpose.
Thanks. I had a look. These may be the only options to replace internal drive with compatible drive. I've previously replaced drive in a Bolt (not this one with failed 3TB) with the 2TB Toshiba listed and it works great. Don't know about the Amazon 1TB drive. I also have an external drive kit I purchased from TiVo forum owner. Just waiting to see what TiVo says regarding options.
Don't say that. I put a 3TB Toshiba in my Bolt 39 months ago. I hope it doesn't fail anytime soon. I do have the original 500GB drive to drop back in, but I've got 1.5GB of recordings I'd lose. (not really worth backing up, but still...)my record with 3TB Bolts is about two years before they start flashing and fail.
Wish you luck with your 39-month 3TB Toshiba. It has lived well beyond mine.Don't say that. I put a 3TB Toshiba in my Bolt 39 months ago. I hope it doesn't fail anytime soon. I do have the original 500GB drive to drop back in, but I've got 1.5GB of recordings I'd lose. (not really worth backing up, but still...)
My primary TiVo is a Roamio Plus with a 3TB drive. I've also got a TiVoHD with a 1TB drive. Both 3.5" replacement drives are older than my Bolt's 3TB, the former by 3 years, the latter by 6, but I'm more concerned about my Bolt's 2.5" drive. Besides posts on TCF, that tended to be the first failure point with my old work laptops that had 2.5" HDDs, too.I did drop a 2TB 2.5inch Toshiba drive into a Bolt a friend gave me when their hard drive failed. It's now my primary TiVo until I get my main Bolt back up to speed. I learned long ago that I needed a backup TiVo, especially Bolts, if I didn't want to lose all stored programming every couple of years.
The problem is that you can't find any of these for sale (at a reasonable price). (I see a used one for sale on Ebay for $329!)