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TiVo.com has select TiVo Digital Video Recorder Hardware + All-In Service Package Bundles on sale starting at $249.98 after promotion code SAVEBOLT. Shipping is free. Thanks garylapointe

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Available bundles:
  • TiVo BOLT VOX 500GB DVR for Cable TV + All-In Service Plan Bundle $349.98
  • TiVo BOLT VOX 1TB DVR for Cable TV + All-In Service Plan Bundle $449.98
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  • TiVo BOLT OTA 1TB DVR for Antenna TV + All-In Lifetime Service Plan Bundle $249.98
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Killer deal for cord-cutters: TiVo Bolt OTA 1TB (140 hours) with lifetime/all-in service for $250. NLA


They also have the TiVo BOLT VOX 1 TB (140 hours) with lifetime/all-in service for $450.

Use coupon code SAVEBOLT

https://www.tivo.com/shop.Deals

I'm guessing this is their Memorial Day sale.
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I have been a tivo user since 2002 but I will no longer support them as of late you get ads in the channel listing and before each recorded show an ad for some tivo+ stuff that is WAY louder than the recorded show you're about to watch. I complained about it on FB and was told by others you can contact them to remove those things, so I did and Tivo told me No. I had to file a complaint with the BBB to get them to even listen to me and now I am no longer seeing those ads. I don't know why everyone else was getting tivo to remove them but a loyal customer gets the shaft. There are tons of DVRs out there now I will not buy another Tivo. I'll use the current one I have (Romaio) and when that dies or they add tons more commercials/ads (that originally was why you bought the Tivo was to avoid) then I am done. I don't know what's next but it won't be Tivo.
Mine started showing these ads before recordings recently. It's extremely glitchy. Sometimes it's just a black screen where I assume an ad is supposed to be playing. Other times it's an ad where you basically have no control until it's done. I've had my Roamio and two minis for 4+ years. I'll likely move them to the RV where they can occasionally be useful.
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I believe the Vox 500GB has 4 tuners and can also do OTA (OTA or cable but not both at same time).
That is probably correct but I would prefer to see that stated in the Tivo website. Does the Tivo site show the model number of the TiVo BOLT VOX - 500 GB? TiVo DVRs with All-in Lifetime Service [weaknees.com] says that the Model TCD849500 has the features you specify here.
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I used to have a tivo. Went to an hdhomerun and my nvidia shield and havent looked back. No need to buy a bunch of tivo proprietary equipment either, seems to work with almost every streaming dongle except the apple tv. Probably nets out to about the same though cost wise unless you already have some equipment lying around.
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That is probably correct but I would prefer to see that stated in the Tivo website. Does the Tivo site show the model number of the TiVo BOLT VOX - 500 GB? TiVo DVRs with All-in Lifetime Service [weaknees.com] says that the Model TCD849500 has the features you specify here.
Go to the deal link on the original post, click on "Product Details" at the bottom of the Bolt Vox pane and search for the text below. Hopefully that's the confirmation you need?

"Access flexibility! TiVo BOLT VOX 500 GB comes with both cable and HD antenna connectors."
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Mine started showing these ads before recordings recently. It's extremely glitchy. Sometimes it's just a black screen where I assume an ad is supposed to be playing. Other times it's an ad where you basically have no control until it's done. I've had my Roamio and two minis for 4+ years. I'll likely move them to the RV where they can occasionally be useful.
See post 38.
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If I could stream the Ota content to my roku and fire stick I'd probably be in for canceling yttv and going with this, but looks like that support isn't happening
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I'd love to go with a headless OTA option.
But without have a decent Fast Forward preview option with Live TV, that ain't happening.
Unless you go with a streaming option, TIVO is the ONLY OTA DVR that shows a preview when fast forwarding thru Live TV.

What I like to do is start a show then hit pause while I go use the bathroom, get something to eat, take out the trash, etc. (or at some point, when the first commercial comes on I will pause, take a break, so I don't have to view the commercial and can skip it when I get back)
And then when I am back, start the recording and catch up by skipping the commercials. Other than Tivo, YouTube TV, and Hulu with Live TV (If you pay the extra $15), this isn't an option on any other device, especially not for OTA broadcasts.
Not Tablo, not Channel Master, not Recast, not Sling, not AirTV, and not Plex with HDHomeRun. None have this option.

This article from TechHive discusses the issue further:
https://www.techhive.com/article/...about.html
I require a device that shows visual preview of what you're skipping when you hit fast forward during Live TV. Without this visual preview, skipping past commercial breaks requires a lot of trial and error.
Of those in the list, PlayStation Vue and DirectTV Now are toast.
Sling TV doesn't show preview during fast forward for OTA channels using an AirTV box (only for what's streaming via Blue or Orange subscriptions)
FuboTV only shows preview on Apple TV, and it only jumps by 10 or 15-second intervals, so that's worthless..

That leaves Hulu with Live TV (plus $15 to skip commercials) and YouTube TV.
But for OTA broadcasts, it's only Tivo.
Nothing else even comes close for Live TV viewing.
It's Tivo, a couple of streaming options or back to Cable.
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The promo code, SAVEBOLT, sounds like a rallying cry.
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I have an old TiVo HD that I have used for over 5 years and their warranty has been great. My only issue has been that with Spectrum I have never been able to use On Demand features. Can you access on demand with the new ones? Including this one on sale(Bolt)?
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Newbie question ... does the bolt allow viewing on other TVs in the house? If yes, any additional hardware and cost? Will these other TVs receive original stored resolution (ie no transcoding) ? I have a TiVo Premium lifetime but it cannot do this.
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Newbie question ... does the bolt allow viewing on other TVs in the house? If yes, any additional hardware and cost? Will these other TVs receive original stored resolution (ie no transcoding) ? I have a TiVo Premium lifetime but it cannot do this.
You would need to buy a TiVo Mini for the other TV. If you don't want to pay $170 for a new Mini, check on eBay or Craigslist for a used Mini in the $50-$80 range. The Mini will need either an ethernet or coax network connection (although some people simulate the ethernet connection with a wireless adapter). For connecting via coax, you need a MoCA network. The Bolt VOX has MoCA built in but the OTA version does not. If you want full 4K on the Mini, you have to buy the latest one.
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Still using my 2010 Series 4 Premier with zero issues. Won't upgrade until ATSC 3.0 rolls out
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I'm interested in hearing your experience with Plex and why you would move away from it.

I have a Roamio OTA w/ 3TB WD Purple and 2 Minis. It's been pretty stable, but I'm looking to offload them while they still sell for a good price and move to a headless option, especially in preparation for ATSC 3.0 (I'm in a first wave rollout market). I know there's Plex and Emby, but I've seen detractors of both. Thinking about trying out Jellyfin and see how that does.
No major complaints. There are some stability issues here and there but I think same can be said about other OTA solutions. One weakness I found is that when the scheduled program is recording and I want to start watching before it is finished it it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Haven't tried it in a while so it might be resolved by now, it did work very good in the past.

My main reason is that I find myself using Plex less and less to the point that OTA is now the major reason I use it and keeping server just for that seems to be overkill.

I invested in the lifetime Plex Pass few years back so will definitely continue to use it until I have a major reason to stop.

Beauty of Plex is that you have a single catalog for your media, OTA and free streaming services. Bring everything together very nicely. Another plus is that it is modular so when ATSC comes around all you need to do is add or upgrade tuners and everything else stays intact.

Don't have experience with others you mentioned but Plex seems to be most mature and polished. If you can get the lifetime Plex Pass for under $100 it is well worth it.
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This is probably the least valid criticism of Tivo that anyone has ever stated. The hardware lasts nearly forever. If anything ever does die, it is most likely the hard drive, which is a simple replacement.
We had a hard drive failure in a Tivo that was less than a year old. The problem is that we lost everything that had been recorded. And as far as I know, replacing the hard drive is not something we can do ourselves unless we purchase one that Weaknees has pre-loaded with the software. I forget whether Tivo would have fixed it for free (under warrantee) but that would have taken time and as I said we would have lost everything that had been recorded.
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Go to the deal link on the original post, click on "Product Details" at the bottom of the Bolt Vox pane and search for the text below. Hopefully that's the confirmation you need?

"Access flexibility! TiVo BOLT VOX 500 GB comes with both cable and HD antenna connectors."
Yes, that is there. Thank you. I am not sure why I missed it; it might be that I searched for OTA instead of antenna.
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i know there are options but I hate that it takes effort--first world problems, i know. At this point of my life, i feel more comfortable throwing money at problems just to make them go away.

But you're right, maybe I should do this.

thanks internet stranger, you've just inspired me to suck it up and save a few bucks.
I agree with jaimelobo -- If you generally liked using Windows Media Center for OTA TV then it is worth the $25 a year to keep it going. I put off getting EPG123 running until the last minute in January because it seemed like a headache waiting to happen. To my surprise it was way quicker and easier to get going than I anticipated.
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