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TiVo Bolt OTA 1TB DVR - $101.56, TiVo Bolt VOX 4K OTA 1TB DVR - $154.99 @ Amazon + FS

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TiVo Bolt OTA for Antenna – All-in-One Live TV, DVR and Streaming Apps Device [OTA DVR (Alexa Certified)]:
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It should be noted that it appears these do *not* include the "All In" lifetime service. So you'd need to add a monthly, yearly, or lifetime subscription to get guide data past, I believe, 24 hours.
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The lifetime guide subscription (a monthly or lifetime subscription is required to use the device) is an additional $250.

The new broadcast technology isn't supposed to affect these for at least a few years. I've been a lifetime subscriber for a number of years with my ROAMIO OTA and it works great. Unfortunately, the apps are dated and not upgradeable. Perhaps the Bolt apps are updated, I don't know.

They don't allow moving a lifetime subscription to another device, otherwise I'd buy this updated model.

I love my SD family.
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If you're planning to get the lifetime subscription, double check the price with tivo first. Their website currently lists it at $549 for units purchased from retailers.
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Wow I didn't know that TiVo still existed
You must be new to slickdeals ... TiVo's been great for us. Nice interface and apps plus saved us tons of money
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Wow I didn't know that TiVo still existed
TiVo is definitely still a slick deal if you don't want to rent your cable boxes. An all-in subscription can pay for itself in 2-3 years, and the boxes are generally very reliable. Typically the only component that fails is the hard drive, which can be replaced by someone who can follow some technical instructions and is comfortable working with hardware. Add some TiVo minis and you can have full capability throughout your house.
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TiVo is definitely still a slick deal if you don't want to rent your cable boxes. An all-in subscription can pay for itself in 2-3 years, and the boxes are generally very reliable. Typically the only component that fails is the hard drive, which can be replaced by someone who can follow some technical instructions and is comfortable working with hardware. Add some TiVo minis and you can have full capability throughout your house.
The most annoying design flaw of the TiVo Bolts are they use laptop sized 2.5" drives. Since 2.5" hard drives are dying species, to upgrade Bolts it's simpler to just crack open the shell and run a sata cable to external enclosed running a non-smr 3.5" hard drive.
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Looking at the Bolt OTA as I just cut the cord. So I guess you plug your ota antenna into the bolt? Also do you really need to subscribe to the service? I thought I remember someone saying you could see like 1 day of guide data and still record with subscribing?

Is this the cheapest the bolt ota has been? Seems like a pretty good deal.

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Since 2.5" hard drives are dying species
Is that true? I haven't bought a new internal HD in a while. High capacity 2.5" external drives are still popular, but they're usually not shuckable.
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Also do you really need to subscribe to the service? I thought I remember someone saying you could see like 1 day of guide data and still record with subscribing?
Without the service, it's basically a TV tuner. You can skip backwards a half hour on the channel you're watching, but that's it. Plus you get a nag screen to tell you to subscribe.
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The lifetime guide subscription (a monthly or lifetime subscription is required to use the device) is an additional $250.

The new broadcast technology isn't supposed to affect these for at least a few years. I've been a lifetime subscriber for a number of years with my ROAMIO OTA and it works great. Unfortunately, the apps are dated and not upgradeable. Perhaps the Bolt apps are updated, I don't know.

They don't allow moving a lifetime subscription to another device, otherwise I'd buy this updated model.

I love my SD family.
You could easily sell your roamio for $250.... this would be a cheap upgrade...
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Is that true? I haven't bought a new internal HD in a while. High capacity 2.5" external drives are still popular, but they're usually not shuckable.
Most if not all the large 2.5" drives are smr, which fine for backups, but not recommended for always on DVR use. Therefore you end up paying more for less capacity, shorter warranty for a drive engineered for scheduled backups not 24/7 recording.
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The lifetime guide subscription (a monthly or lifetime subscription is required to use the device) is an additional $250.

The new broadcast technology isn't supposed to affect these for at least a few years. I've been a lifetime subscriber for a number of years with my ROAMIO OTA and it works great. Unfortunately, the apps are dated and not upgradeable. Perhaps the Bolt apps are updated, I don't know.

They don't allow moving a lifetime subscription to another device, otherwise I'd buy this updated model.

I love my SD family.
What do you mean about "The new broadcast technology isn't supposed to affect these for at least a few years"? I have a Roamio OTA Lifetime.
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What do you mean about "The new broadcast technology isn't supposed to affect these for at least a few years"? I have a Roamio OTA Lifetime.
This article [digitaltrends.com] has info on the details of ATSC 3.0. TL;DR: any hardware you purchase now or already own will be good for at least five more years.

As of now there don't seem to be any TVs or hardware available to receive ATSC 3.0.
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