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TiVo - BOLT OTA 1TB DVR & Streaming Player - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good 'ol TiVo again!

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    GoodReviewer
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    We loved our TiVo many years ago when they had a partnership with DirecTV. The user interface is the best on the market in my opinion. However that DVR stopped working many years ago and we needed to use the in house DirecTV Genie, but we still missed the TiVo. Fast forward to 2019 and I'm looking to cut the cost of my viewing packages. Enter the TiVo Bolt OTA! I had purchased a nice HDTV antenna years ago, so I already had that on hand. I am now getting all of our local network stations in HD, with the easy ability to DVR shows for only $5.83 per month! (I purchased the 1 year TiVo service plan). I'm very happy with the quality of the picture, the cost of the service, and the ease of use. Love it! Just remember that you need a HDTV antenna that will get a good signal for the stations that you want to watch

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Woks exactly as advertised, recommended

    Posted
    EngMartin
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    Been using for a couple months now. Unit works great, records multiple shows at once, and streams perfectly to my tablet which is one of the main reasons I tried this, coupled with the WIFI control to work though walls. The TIVO found more OTA channels than my HDTV with the Clearstream 2 Antenna in the attic. HD looks great off this unit when available. Paid for the lifetime TIVO subscription upfront so no monthly bills, should save around $1000 averaged over the next 3 years. Recommend this to anyone looking to move to OTA as long as they are close enough to receive a good selection of channels, check the HDTV antenna websites.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great OTA DVR

    Posted
    theengle
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    If you are getting rid of cable or satellite and using an antenna, this will s a great DVR. The interface is different but easy to learn. The guide is also a nice feature & I like how you can delete channels that you don’t want showing your on your guide. I also really like the commercial skip function. I purchased the lifetime subscription service for $250. I also like how this DVR has an HDMI output that I can connect to my home theatre amplifier, none of the other OTA DVRs has this feature. If you are cutting the cord & setting up an antenna , I would highly recommend this DVR

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of features

    Posted
    Watson
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    Decided to cut out cable TV. Bought an antenna and TIVO. Couldn't be happier. Saving a ton of money. Better features than cable TV. Skip thru commercials with the press of a button. Four tuners versus two with cable. Can still get a guide thru ethernet. Can program to record shows even when not currently scheduled to air. Multi-room capability with the mini. Easy to set up. Takes some doing to figure out how to use all of the features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option for ditching cable

    Posted
    BestBuyCustomer
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    Allows you to pickup broadcast HD TV channels (when you connect an appropriate antenna for your area) and stream your favorite shows from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. The signal strength meter is a great tool for selecting and positioning your antenna. The only drawback is that you have to pay a subscription fee for TV schedules ($7/month or $70/year).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VERY USEFUL!

    Posted
    PEACHES888
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    ive really enjoyed my tivo! mine is the antenna version and the guide shows me every channel i get and whats on and what its about! i can record several things at the same time and even if i start recording halfway through something, it records it from the beginning, that pleasantly surprised me! i don't know how i ever got along without it, well worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't use it

    Posted
    aimee2874
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    This TiVo was easy to set up, so I'll give it 5 stars for that. I've had TiVo for quite a long time. The trouble was that not one person at Best Buy was able to suggest an antenna that would work with it, even after I explained how my living room is set up. The antenna I bought only worked if I stood in the middle of the room with it in the air. Sadly, I returned the TiVo & will rebuy it once I can find someone that can help me pick out an antenna.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product For Cord Cutters

    Posted
    MD137
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Connected this TiVo to an over the air antenna and couldn’t be more pleased. I had a different DVR with only two tuners and kept running into recording conflicts. This product has 4 tuners, so that is a thing of the past. Connected to a a 4K OLED TV and the picture is great. This is a must have for anyone who has gotten rid of cable and uses an antenna.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what I need!

    Posted
    Bohunr1
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    I wanted to get rid of Cable but was addicted to DVR! Football ,the ability to record and watch on my time.This is what the Dr. ordered.The pay part for Guide is worth it if you do annual. 4 Stars only because I think they can always update anything for the better with downloads in future.When and If that happens I'll change my Rating! Good Product so far! (90days)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Very Complete Replacement for the Cable DVR

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    sday
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    The only reason this did not get 5 stars is that it occasionally just broadcasts static like a 1980's tube TV. If you switch inputs and come back to it it's fine. Other times it just freezes completely and it has to be unplugged and rebooted. That's probably happened 4 times over the last 2 months. Not ideal, but not too terribly bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, I switched from Amazon TV Recast

    Posted
    AlexPiazzo
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    I was disappointed with the Amazon TV recast (poor TV image quality, difficult to control, etc) when I tried to cut the cord. So I tried out the Tivo, and now I am 100% satisfied and have cut the cord for a full month (saving $100 a month now). The TIVO $7 per month service fee is worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for OTA recording

    Posted
    CDRs
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    Took a while to download the menu and apps. It also too a while for the new apps to work right. Wish they had a PS Vue app. NetFlix and Amazon work well. Bought this to replace Directv and still record over the air. Needs a good signal to work correctly. You will need to make a favorites list because you will not want to see all the channels listed

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good OTA recorder

    Posted
    Cordless
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The TIVO Bolt OTA 1TB DRV is a very good DVR. I owned a DTV PAL DVR for 10+ years but it was locking up, so I decided to step up to the TIVO. I also bought the lifetime guide from TIVO. It is much easier to use than my old DVR for recording and organizing shows, and the built in streaming APPs are also a plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Way to Cut the Cord

    Posted
    DGDinCA
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    Great way to cut that cord while still recording your OTA programs. Limited means of connecting to Tivo Mini is a drawback, as is, the lack of some station programming in the Guide, which prevents recording on some channels. Tivo is supposed to be working on solving the channel guide but, no resolve in three weeks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A gr8 DVR for Antenna TV

    Posted
    SueP
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    A full function DVR that provides all the benefits of Cable or Satellite TV for Antenna TV without the monthly fees. Enjoy gr8 ultra HD picture quality, record all your favorite antenna programs. Recommend purchasing the optional Guide which prompts when favorite programs will be on in addition to all the usual DVR features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good and easy to use

    Posted
    Jcbuckeye
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    Was up and running in short order. I bought the all in plan because I did not want to deal with a monthly or annual subscription. Most challenging step was getting the plan set up. The TiVo replaced a dvr I bought from KMart more than 10 years ago. Working fine so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    Bookiepilot1969
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    This took a little getting used to after being with Directv for many years ( I was happy with them but they wanted to raise my rate more than 100%) but it actually has a few advantages. So the overall experience is good and the economics are even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Deficient

    Posted
    Ghostwriter
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    This device works well if you don't mind using the defaults, however I have attempted to change the experience to an earlier version, which IMHO is much easier to use without success. Many, many, many support requests to TiVo support have NOT helped. Scripted responses DO NOT always work!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tivo Bolt OTA

    Posted
    Jenny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    the latest iteration of the Tivo platform incorporates antenna HD channels and a large array of internet streaming services into a smooth user interface. I've always been happy with my TiVo products and this time is no different.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cut the cord!

    Posted
    Dontut
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is the first device I’ve seen that truly allows you to cut the cord. And the menu is super-intuitive. 4 stars is because it finds channels that aren’t strong enough to record later, so you have to review each channel it “found”

    I would recommend this to a friend