Once you go TiVo you can never go back!

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  • tonyb wrote: »
    WLDock wrote: »
    @WLDock
    So you would at least have to keep your internet with Comcast.
    Yes, that's the plan. Right now, my total bill after taxes for the Triple Play Package is about $238. That's too much, it's killing my pocket. I'm thinking OTA, TiVo, Android box w/Kodi, Netflix and we should be able to find all of our shows.

    Mines 260 a month, HBO/SHO....2 hd boxes. Trip[le play with phone and internet. Plus another 20 a month for Netflix, which the wife likes but I don't care for much.

    Problem with going with so many different sources, it will take you forever to watch something seeing you'll have to go through a variety of menu's.

    @WLDock
    @tonyb
    Look at my previous posts in this thread to see the long list of what you can access through a TiVo (*and it's an incomplete one at that*)
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,762
    TiVo Bolt VOX
    Man TiVo has done it AGAIN!!
    The new interface and the voice control are OFF THE CHAIN!
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 441
    My first TiVo was a DirectTV TiVo and loved it, I used to time shift a hella lot of shows before HD. For some years after TiVo went on decline with cable companies offering DVR services. I never bought into them again. I dumped cabletv and went to online streaming. With the shift to HD I purchased a TV Guide driven Sony DHG-HDD500 and it rocked for HD OTA recording. Sadly the support for OTA TV Guide went away. Eventually I went back to anti-cable FiOS (hate cable) and looked in the market TiVo was nowhere to be found and decided to do HTPC with a Ceton quad tuner cable card driven DVR back in 2009 running Win7 MCE. Most of the original HTPC still lives and certainly made its ROI! It’s over kill but 2 years ago I bought a 1TB Toshiba SSD, over the years I’ve replaced 2 mechanical NAS rated WD Red 2TB drives both had failed running 24x7 and I also replaced 3 low speed fans, the bearings worn out. The MCE is multi room I use a 360 MCE extender for the office TV and can watch live TV or the entire HTPC library.

    I did the math HTPC vs DVR rentals and I saved quite a bit of $$$. I get FiOS ultimate HD, Free HBO, Free Showtime bundle for $53, internet is another $60 $113 all in with taxes and they also added 2 years free STARZ. Best of live, recorded and streaming.

    I would probably do it again with a USB Ceton tuner and an Intel NUC or some fanless HTPC.
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Marantz HD-CD1 | Denafrips Aries II | Amazon Music Ultra HD via iPad Pro
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Marantz SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Office Music 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Topping DX7s (BAL out) | PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Family Room SA-10 (optical), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Office DX7s (optical), Living Room Ares (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500,
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,762
    mpitogo wrote: »
    My first TiVo was a DirectTV TiVo and loved it, I used to time shift a hella lot of shows before HD. For some years after TiVo went on decline with cable companies offering DVR services. I never bought into them again. I dumped cabletv and went to online streaming. With the shift to HD I purchased a TV Guide driven Sony DHG-HDD500 and it rocked for HD OTA recording. Sadly the support for OTA TV Guide went away. Eventually I went back to anti-cable FiOS (hate cable) and looked in the market TiVo was nowhere to be found and decided to do HTPC with a Ceton quad tuner cable card driven DVR back in 2009 running Win7 MCE. Most of the original HTPC still lives and certainly made its ROI! It’s over kill but 2 years ago I bought a 1TB Toshiba SSD, over the years I’ve replaced 2 mechanical NAS rated WD Red 2TB drives both had failed running 24x7 and I also replaced 3 low speed fans, the bearings worn out. The MCE is multi room I use a 360 MCE extender for the office TV and can watch live TV or the entire HTPC library.

    I did the math HTPC vs DVR rentals and I saved quite a bit of $$$. I get FiOS ultimate HD, Free HBO, Free Showtime bundle for $53, internet is another $60 $113 all in with taxes and they also added 2 years free STARZ. Best of live, recorded and streaming.

    I would probably do it again with a USB Ceton tuner and an Intel NUC or some fanless HTPC.

    @mpitogo
    I FINALLY got Verizon FiOS and switched over from RCN using my TiVo Roamio+. Then I got my hands on the Bolt VOX and it SCREAMS on FiOS!!
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 441
    @honestaquarian sweet. I’m a FiOS fan.

    Switching to TiVo would be a bit pricey for me, $399 for 1TB vox + $549 all in sub, and $179 for the vox mini (MCE extender replacement). I’ll just run the HTPC until my Ceton tuner dies, everything else is pretty inexpensive to replace, mainly stuff that spins like fans, and no more HDD but the SSD is finite but it should last with SSD wear leveling technology.
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Marantz HD-CD1 | Denafrips Aries II | Amazon Music Ultra HD via iPad Pro
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Marantz SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Office Music 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Topping DX7s (BAL out) | PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Family Room SA-10 (optical), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Office DX7s (optical), Living Room Ares (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500,
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,762
    I got my my 1TB Bolt on eBay for half that $399. I switched my yearly subscription from my Roamio+ over to the Bolt. I already have a Mini that came with the lifetime subscription when I bought it. Once I switched over to the Bolt and set it up so that the mini would work off of it, the Mini automatically downloaded the New Experience interface that the Bolt uses.
  • mpitogompitogo Posts: 441
    what!!! The mini needs a sub too!!!??! All it is is an extender for the main DVR.,,
    Living Room Music-2.0 Polk Legend L800 | McIntosh C70 | McIntosh MA5200 (Treble) | McIntosh MC452 (Bass) | Sublimeacoustic K231 Active xover | Denon DP-2500A | Marantz HD-CD1 | Denafrips Aries II | Amazon Music Ultra HD via iPad Pro
    Family Room Home Theater-7.2.2 (Atmos) Polk LSiM 707, 706c, Dual DSW microPRO 3000, LSiM 702 F/X [x4], RC65i | Marantz SR7009 | Marantz PM-10 [FL/FR] | Marantz SA-10 | Sony UBP-X800 4K | Xbox One S 4K | AppleTV 4K | HTPC | Sony 75” XBR X850D 4K
    Office Home Theater-5.1 Polk RT55, CS400, PSW450, f/x 500 | Onkyo TX-SR705 | AppleTV | Samsung 55”
    Office Music-2.0 KEF Q100 | Sansui AU-6900 | Topping DX7s | Sansui FR-1080
    Office Music 2-2.0 Klipsch RP-600M | Topping DX7s (BAL out) | PASS ACA (kit) Class A balanced monoblocks
    Master Bedroom Music-2.0 Totem Hawk | Rotel RA-1570
    Patio Music-2.0 Polk Atrium8 | AMC 2445 bridged
    Airplay zones: Family Room (HDMI), Family Room SA-10 (optical), Master Bedroom (Optical), Office (HDMI), Office DX7s (optical), Living Room Ares (Optical), SR7009 (AVR direct) and Patio (analog). Apple Music multi-stream to any, combo or all.
    Spares: Polk LSi25, LSiC, CS300, 4pr T15, Martin Logan Motion 40, 50xt, Dynamo 500, Rotel RB-1590, Denon AVR-4802R, Onkyo DX-C540, DVP-S500D, PS HX-500,
    Maintenance: Pro-Ject VC-S Record Cleaning Machine
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,762
    They come with lifetime subscriptions
  • Just got my curiosity about this piqued on another thread. Does anyone have a 4K capable TiVo BOLT and high speed internet and stream 4K from any of the services like Netflix who provide it?
    If so then how is it working for you?
    Which service is the best/has the best 4K programming?
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,298
    I just got a TiVo Bolt Vox working Friday. It took 4 cable cards before one worked. In regard to your question, no I haven't tried any streaming yet. I'm still figuring out how to use it with cable. The instructions are non-existent, but it looks like I did record SNL last night, and will soon find out if Big Bang Theory records tonight.

    I have to admit, I do like the high-def cable channels. That was a worth while upgrade.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

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  • BlueFox wrote: »
    I just got a TiVo Bolt Vox working Friday. It took 4 cable cards before one worked. In regard to your question, no I haven't tried any streaming yet. I'm still figuring out how to use it with cable. The instructions are non-existent, but it looks like I did record SNL last night, and will soon find out if Big Bang Theory records tonight.

    I have to admit, I do like the high-def cable channels. That was a worth while upgrade.

    @BlueFox Who is your cable/Internet Service Provider?
    If you have any questions about the TiVo, feel free to ask as I also have a Bolt VOX with a oneTerabyte hard drive. This is my fourth TiVo.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,298
    Comcast. Thanks, I am sure I will have questions galore.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • @BlueFox Just so you know Comcast allows you to access their on demand programing from a TiVo. The only other providers who do this are the smaller ones who rent TiVo boxes (like RCN,Charter or Suddenlink) and you can only access their on demand programming with the TiVo's that you rent from them. Comcast allows you to access it from a TiVo that your purchased.
  • Hey @BlueFox
    How is your TiVo working for you? Any questions?
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,298
    edited December 2018
    Well, it works fine. However, the hard drive always spins, even when not being used. So it is noisy. Unfortunately, I have good hearing, and it is really annoying. I ended up putting it on the floor on a block under an alcove created by the bottom shelf, and that helped muffle the sound.

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    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,560
    Hey Bud, that could be a cooling fan. I'm not sure on the newer Bolt models, but my Roamio does it, too. The OE fan failed, and I replaced it with what was supposed to be a comparable one - better, even, supposedly - but it's a little louder. If I reboot it, it's significantly louder until the system settles, but, eh, yeah, it can be a nuisance.

    I wonder if there's anything on the TiVo forums about this.
    Could always replace it with a large SSD? :)
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  • @BlueFox Have you tried any of the streaming or Comcast On Demand yet?
    @msg Which Roamio do you have?
    I used to have the Roamio+ with the 1 terabyte hard drive.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,298
    No streaming, etc. I watch very little TV. If I watch a movie it is a Blue Ray I either bought, or my Netflix selection. I am retiring the end of April, and just might cancel my cable service.
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,263
    I have the Bolt and it’s noisy as heck. Love the device and it’s abilities, just wish it wasn’t like a 90’s gateway PC
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,298
    Agree 100%. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,560
    I forget which one I have. It's the Roamio that came with the 500GB disk, I think the first one after the OTA. I upgraded the drive to 2TB. I'd like to upgrade the the model with gigabit ethernet, and was watching for them on Ebay with lifetime service, but man, people want a lot for the ones you'd actually want to buy, so I left off it.

    I scaled my cable service way back, too. I don't watch a whole lot of TV lately, myself, and was just "collecting" shows and movies more than was actually watching anything. It was starting to feel like a responsibility I was shirking!
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  • It's funny, I don't have any noise problems with my Bolt (Fingers crossed that it'll stay that way) I fought for two years to get Verizon FiOS, so I am enjoying the fruits of my labors. I had a Roamio+ when I switched from RCN to FiOS at the beginning of this year.Then my patience paid off on eBay and managed to get my hands on a good, used Bolt 1Terabyte in black. I tried the lifetime subscription once with my original Premier XL and decided I was going to stick with the annual subscription.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,298
    Well, you either have an exceptional Bolt, or bad hearing. :)

    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-22 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • BlueFox wrote: »
    Well, you either have an exceptional Bolt, or bad hearing. :)

    Why I oughta!!! :p>:);):D
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,263
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Well, you either have an exceptional Bolt, or bad hearing. :)

    Why I oughta!!! :p>:);):D

    I take it the Bolt is the same...
    Auralic Vega G1/Rega TT/Denon SACD - Parasound P6 - PS Audio M700x2 - Elac Adante AF-61 - AQ Niagara 5000 - SVS SB16u
  • The same as what?
    You lost me there,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • honestaquarianhonestaquarian Posts: 2,762
    edited January 2019
    Has anyone had any problems with their TiVo Mini after upgrading the software to the new dimensions version? I'm not talking about the newer Mini VOX. I mean the older mini's.
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,560
    I almost accidentally did a voluntary update a few weeks ago while feeling around the system, and checked for updates, but caught it in time without installing. No sir, no updates if I can help it, at least not by my hand.

    Are you having issues with it?
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  • This particular time it was just a loose HDMI cable.
    Other times the Mini freezes up when I am using the apps.
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