TiVo BOLT 500 GB DVR – I’m keeping it, but I really can’t explain why

I really don’t publish a great deal of critiques, but when one thing that could be good and you shell out a top quality for it is disappointing i then experience obligated. First it was terrific to offer a refurbished device at a low cost, considering the fact that my very last tivo was commencing to run out of place periodically and was about four several years old, so heading from 500 to one thousand appeared like a great deal for this cost. Btw, this is my 3rd tivo, so i guess that would make me a diehard fan?packaging: when you get it in the mail it will be a packaged in an all white really very low charge box that was about as low cost as they could make it. It truly is good, i am throwing it away anyways most likely now, but generally i keep a retail box for ce goods if i ever want to provide them on ebay when i am accomplished with them. Solution wrapping: so this is refurbished, but this was the start out of my disappointment. The plastic protecting wrap that was on the product or service was only on 50 percent the product or service. This is there to hold this thing pristine, so when i unwrap it i’m so delighted it seems new. Perfectly there might be a rationale for this. I claimed it was dirty, but did i mention that there was actually a 4′ minimize into the prime plastics?.

My about the air alternative for high priced cable tv set. This is the bottom line for me. Not as a lot of channels as cable (not a difficulty for me). Receives and data totally free above the air broadcasts. Furthermore all the streaming apps like netflix, hulu, and quite a few more. Best in shape for me and saves a ton off of what i paid for cable services.

I have a tivo roamio and now the tivo bolt. I was completely glad with my tivo roamio, but resolved to transfer that tivo to my business and change it with the new tivo bolt for my new samsung k8000 4k extremely hd television set in my dwelling place given that it provided 4k capibility even though the tivo roamio does not. I hooked my new tivo bolt up without the need of any issues. As for look, the white colour and the ‘hump’ stands out like a sore thumb amidst my other appliances, and i want that it was black in colour. In any case, right after turning it on, it positioned all channels swiftly. The challenge started when i employed the distant manage. In some cases, when i want to quickly ahead by a industrial in a channel that does not have the ‘skip’ element, the screen will just go black. And then change on once more immediately after a couple times to present the rapidly forward in development. Sometimes, all i will get is static, and i have to transform the tivo bolt on and off once again to get my picture back again. It is really discouraging.Here are the specifications for the TiVo BOLT 500 GB DVR:

  • Record 4 shows at once and up to 75 hours in HD.(1) Replaces your cable box (requires Cable CARD); or plugs into HD antenna to record over-the-air channels (reception varies by location)
  • Your favorite streaming apps are fully integrated: No more switching inputs, remotes or devices. Access Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO GO, Hulu, Pandora and more from one, integrated experience.(2)
  • Watch eye-popping 4K/UHD content. Fully 4K/Ultra High-Definition compatible right out of the box, so you can soak up all that crisp color, clarity and detail.
  • TiVo service subscription is required. Options include a monthly service plan at $14.99/mo. and a 1-year commitment,(4) and an annual service plan at $149.99/year.(5)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day warranty. Comes in plain white box.

It tends to make acquiring rid of cable extremely straightforward.

I gained my refurbished device and it was in ideal problem. Was mentioned as a 500gb unit but turned out to be a 1tb unit.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • I’m keeping it, but I really can’t explain why
  • I think the first card the cable company gave me was bad, so it never properly paired
  • Yes! I’ve cut the cable!!!

The tivo alone seems to be an alright product. I like the look of the on display screen tutorial. But, i hardly ever actually obtained to use it. I desired to use it to report tv set from my antenna. Evidently, my outdoor antenna that is mounted really superior is not strong enough to function through the tivo. Though i get crystal crystal clear photograph on my tv, it is pixelated or does not arrive in at all on the tivo. The person i spoke to at help stated that it is really one thing about owning to go by means of far more ‘something’ when hooked into the tivo. It was a thing about the tuners. I was so aggravated at that position, i would tuned out myself.

In fact obtained a 1000gb design.

I not long ago created the switch back again to cable following lots of a long time of u-verse and directv. Our cable corporation is sort of driving when it arrives to a entire home dvr technique, so i was wanting for a way to do this myself. I finished up going with a tivo bolt and three minis. (2 of the minis are the new a person with an rf/ir distant, whilst one particular is the older design with just an ir remote. )getting the cablecard setup was a very little little bit of a stress, but that is no fault of tivo. I believe the 1st card the cable corporation gave me was terrible, so it in no way thoroughly paired. The second card did and all was effectively.

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TiVo BOLT 500 GB DVR (Certified Refurbished): Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player - 4K UHD Compatible - Works with Digital Cable or HD Antenna
1.0 of 5 stars, based on 14 reviews