Tivo Bolt+ Info - No OTA ATSC Support?!?

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Tivo Bolt+ Info - No OTA ATSC Support?!?

Post#1 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:32 am

I heard that the Tivo Bolt+ was announced/released recently and since I was aware of the Bolt (4 Tuner) and it's support of both cable card and OTA/ATSC I thought I would take a look since I am a recent cord cutter (Win7 WMC still working well).

Guess what cord cutters, it looks like the new 3TB, 6 Tuner Bolt+ does not support ATSC like the original Bolt does...
https://www.tivo.com/shop/bolt-detail

This really surprised me since it seems like limiting your available customer base and a step backward.
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Post#2 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:55 am

No surprise here. This matches how they handled the Roamio line.

And let's face it, OTA in general--with far fewer channels than cable--doesn't really need 6 tuners. And then there's the signal level issue; splitting a single antenna like that might cause them more headache than it's worth with respect to customer service. And the cableCARD spec is set to allow 6 simultaneous streams, so...

No surprise here.
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Post#3 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:28 am

All good points when you put it that way.

That leaves the big benefits of the Bolt+ for CC users are the 2 extra tuners and 3TB of built in storage.

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Post#4 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:52 pm

Buy your Bolt OTA from Weaknees and have them update the drive if you want the storage.

I agree, you can never have too much storage.
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Post#5 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:26 pm

It has a eSATA port if you want to upgrade the storage later. I'm definitely interested but at $1050 with lifetime, I can wait. Wonder how long until the 4K minis drop.
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