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The days of Bolt are over.. Even TiVo has no Bolts to replace if yours dies, you get an Edge.

Just another coffin nail for TiVo and no one is crying for the loss of the Bolt. I do believe TiVo is closer to getting out of the DVR business. That will be a loss, but we all know the time is coming....
 

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The days of Bolt are over.. Even TiVo has no Bolts to replace if yours dies, you get an Edge.

Just another coffin nail for TiVo and no one is crying for the loss of the Bolt. I do believe TiVo is closer to getting out of the DVR business. That will be a loss, but we all know the time is coming....
Suggestions on alternatives? I've got FIOS so there's obviously the Verizon DVR. I tried cord cutting but in the end I really didn't save any money, and things are getting so fragmented that I expect stations to come and go on any given streaming platform. Has anyone successfully made their own DVR with similar functionality to Tivo?
 

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It appears that their current product lineup is OTA only. When I tried cutting the cord I could never get the OTA reliability I wanted. I live between two large cities, but in a bit of a valley. I put a couple of different antennas in the attic and even added an amplifier but some stations were just too weak, whether the antenna was pointed at either cities transmitters.
 

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It appears that their current product lineup is OTA only.
Works with CableCARD, though not DRM-flagged channels; but it also offers integration with TV Everywhere, bypassing CableCARD for some authorized content.

What is an HDHomeRun?

Can it work with my cable?

Yes. The HDHomeRun Prime model uses a CableCARD from your cable provider, just like how TiVo works. You will be able to watch all of the channels you get with your cable plan, except premium channels like HBO.

One caveat is that this model is no longer manufactured. You can still find them on Ebay though.

Note: Some cable operators protect their channels with Copy Once protection which is incompatible with Channels. Please contact your cable provider.​
 

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Channels DVR seems a popular replacement.
I don't follow how that is a replacement, since it seems it is so much different than my TIVO hardware. I have no monthly payments with my Bolt OTA. It sounds like the Channels DVR is software that you pay a monthly fee to use and you have to obtain more hardware for OTA capability. It just seems like a different way of using a DVR. Is there any autoskip of ads with Channels DVR?
 
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