New DVR choice for cord cutters

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rluvbeach, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. rluvbeach macrumors member

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  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    It’s an interesting device for sure. I use to own something similar, a simple.tv, but it hardly ever worked.
     
  3. an-other macrumors regular

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    TiVo has recently released a OTA Bolt. I suspect Amazon's price point will be lower...

    That noted, I'm very much pleased with my multi-decade TiVo experience.
     
  4. jzuena macrumors 6502a

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    The thing is huge compared to a Tablo. Does it come with free guide data subscription? Tivo and Tablo both require a separate monthly subscription or lifetime purchase of that, or else the device becomes a glorified VCR that you have to manually program time and channel to record.
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    Not sure if that is true for older Tivo. I've had a Roamio and Bolt. Neither allowed you to do anything. Even basic VCR like functionality without paying for their service. Although those were CableCard models with OTA ability. Not straight OTA.
     

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