|Item Weight||1.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||7.3 x 11.4 x 1.8 inches|
|Item model number||TCD849300|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Specification Met||Certified frustration-free|
TiVo BOLT+ 3 TB DVR: Digital Video Recorder and Streaming Media Player - 4K UHD Compatible - Works with Cable
|Connectivity Technology||Built-in Wi-Fi|
|Supported Internet Services||Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube|
|Compatible Devices||Remotes, Watch, Mobile Phones, Tablet|
|Item Weight||1.9 Pounds|
|Memory Storage Capacity||3 TB|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||7.3 x 11.4 x 1.8 inches|
|Controller Type||Ios, Android|
About this item
- TiVo BOLT+ lets you record 6 shows at once and up to 450 hours of HD programming—that’s 3 terabytes of recording capacity. (1) It replaces your cable equipment and works with your existing cable subscription.
- Requires a subscription to TiVo service, with plans as low as $14.99/month (plus tax) with a one-year commitment. (6) Annual and one-time payment options available.Works with TiVo Mini,Connects to other TiVo DVRs,iOS and Android app for mobile viewing and management,Expandable storage (eSATA)
- Watch eye-popping 4K UHD content: Fully 4K Ultra High-Definition compatible right out of the box, so you can make the most of all that crisp color, clarity and detail your 4K TV can deliver.
- Your favorite streaming apps are fully integrated: No more switching inputs, remotes or devices. Access Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Hulu, VUDU, HBO GO, Pandora and more, from one, integrated experience. (2)
- TiVo’s exclusive SkipMode feature gives you the power to skip entire commercial breaks of recorded shows at the press of a single button. (3) And QuickMode lets you watch recorded shows 30% faster with pitch-corrected audio.
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The Roomier TiVo BOLT+, the Unified Entertainment System.
TiVo BOLT+ replaces your cable company’s equipment, works with your existing digital cable service, and gives you search and control features you can’t get anywhere else. Whether you’re skipping entire commercial breaks of recorded shows at the press of a button or simultaneously searching across TV, available on demand and streaming apps like Amazon Prime Instant Video and Netflix , there’s nothing like the unconventional TiVo BOLT+. Best of all, there’s a mind-blowing amount of space for the shows your family loves.
Leap Commercial Breaks in a Single Bound
TiVo BOLT+ features an addicting, time-saving feature that gives you a smoother, interruption-free TV-watching experience. TiVo’s exclusive SkipMode feature lets you jump past entire commercial breaks at the press of a single button on many of your recorded shows. You’ll be transported past these interruptions and back to your recorded show in an instant. SkipMode lets you get to the stuff you want, and skip past the stuff you don’t. You won’t know how you lived without it.
Comfortably Speed Through Your Recorded Shows
Life is short, and sometimes you just want to make the world go faster. That’s why we’ve added QuickMode. Watch recorded shows 30% faster—without the audio getting all squirrely on you. QuickMode’s pitch-corrected audio lets you comfortably speed through slow-moving programs like news, sports and overly-long award shows. It’s a great way to catch up when you’re pressed for time.
Watch On Every TV in Your Home Without any Added TiVo Service Fees
TiVo Mini is the all-purpose companion to your TiVo BOLT+. Delivering Tru Multi Room control, TiVo Mini gives you the exact same TiVo experience on additional TVs in your home, including access to streaming content from Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix and more. Plus, you get all your favorite TiVo controls, like SkipMode, QuickMode, pause and rewind. Best of all, each TiVo Mini you add in your house requires no additional TiVo service fee.
|TiVo BOLT+ 3TB||TiVo BOLT 1000 GB||TiVo BOLT 500 GB||TiVo Roamio OTA|
|TV Source||cable only||cable or HD antenna||cable or HD antenna||HD antenna only|
|4K Ultra High Definition||✓||✓||✓||1080p|
|Recording Capacity||up to 450 hours||up to 150 hours||up to 75 hours||up to 150 hours|
|Simultaneous Recordings||6 shows||4 shows||4 shows||4 shows|
|Multi-room capability with TiVo Mini||Ethernet or built-in MoCA||Ethernet or built-in MoCA||Ethernet or built-in MoCA||Ethernet or MoCA (MoCA requires TiVo Bridge)|
|Access to streaming apps||Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more||Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more||Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more||Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and more|
|Out-of-home streaming||✓||✓||✓||not available|
|TiVo service required||monthly, annual or all-in service pricing options available||monthly, annual or all-in service pricing options available||monthly, annual or all-in service pricing options available||service included at no additional charge|
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|Connectivity Technology||Built-in Wi-Fi||Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, HDMI, USB||Supports all wireless networks with Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)||Built-in Wi-Fi||Ethernet, USB, Wireless|
|Item Dimensions||7.3 x 11.4 x 1.8 inches||7.3 x 11.4 x 1.8 inches||—||8 x 2.7 x 4.3 inches||4.84 x 7.87 x 2.01 inches|
|Item Weight||1.90 lbs||—||—||0.70 lbs||0.99 lbs|
|Supported Internet Services||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Vudu||Netflix, Disney +, Sling, Prime Video, HBO Max, Peacock, and thousands more on the Google Play store.||Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, Vudu, YouTube||—|
|Total HDMI Ports||1||1||1||1||0|
It’s bigger-er: TiVo BOLT+, the roomier Unified Entertainment System.
This is the box to entertain. Able to record six shows simultaneously, TiVo BOLT+ provides you with a cavernous warehouse for all the shows you love, up to 450 hours of HD! (1) It’ll bring all your entertainment together in a way that’s simple, speedy and personal. It replaces your existing cable equipment, delivers all your cable channels, and integrates your streaming content into a single, unified experience. (2) Search everything in one click. And every available season and episode—no matter where it comes from—is organized for your binge-ing pleasure. Engineered to get you to the good stuff faster, TiVo BOLT+ runs circles around all your other options with this one-of-a-kind lineup of features:
- Records up to 450 hours of HD programming with 3 TB of storage (1)
- Records 6 shows at once
- 4K UHD compatible
- SkipMode skips entire commercial breaks at the press of a single button
- QuickMode speeds you through recorded and buffered shows 30% faster than normal speed with pitch-corrected audio—great for sports, news and award shows
- OneSearch means you no longer have to jump from app to app trying to find a TV show or movie. Search TV, available on demand, and streaming apps in one click, and pick the best option for you
- Integrates access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, HBO GO, Hulu, VUDU and more (2)
- Searches TV, available on demand and streaming content simultaneously
- Streams and downloads to mobile devices in and out of the home (4)
- Schedule recordings almost anywhere with the free TiVo app for smartphones and tablets
- Compatible with TiVo Mini for a truly economical multi-room solution—it doesn’t add to your monthly TiVo service fee, no matter how many TiVo Minis you add! (5)
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I currently own/operate (2) other Tivo Elites that are functioning perfectly connected to the exact same cable location that the Bolt Plus will not tolerate. My signal strength is perfect (according to the two Comcast Techs that spent hours in my home yesterday). These were not "contractors", but long-term Comcast Techs that had many years of excellent knowledge in line requirements and solving problems. They went way beyond what I would have expected of them including running a brand new Coax line direct from the street right to the Tivo Bolt. They even played with attenuating the signal with some of their devices and nothing would work with this Bolt Plus. They used (4) cable-cards (including 2 brand new cards still sealed in the package). There "is" something wrong with the design of the Tivo Bolt Plus. If you do some research online, you will find other people that are having to go through multiples of cable-cards before the Bolt Plus will start to behave properly. Others (as in my case) can't get the Bolt Plus to work at all. The Tivo customer should not have to face trying cable-card after card hoping to find the one that their specific Bolt Plus will tolerate.
I've invested many hours of my personal time (across several days) with both Tivo Support and Comcast attempting to get the Bolt Plus to work. Unfortunately, I have arrived at the decision that this new Bolt Plus product is just not ready for "prime time" and I am a long-term Tivo fan. It just has some sort of problem that my other Tivos have never had with the cable TV signal and I'm unwilling to spend more of my time trying to get the Bolt Plus to work. Hopefully Tivo will solve the Bolt Plus problem at some point, but for now I'm not buying any more and can't recommend it.
Update 10-21-16: Hey folks, I had to call Tivo yesterday to resolve an issue with a returned Bolt Plus to their RMA dept. I was funneled to Tech Support to handle that RMA issue and also ended up in conversation with the Tech about the Bolt Plus. I learned something important enough from that phone call that I felt it would be useful to share with you. There is a (known to Tivo) reason that the Bolt Plus may not work in place of a predecessor Tivo product as several of us have reported here. The design of the Bolt Plus (and maybe the whole Bolt series) changed significantly from previous Tivo models, especially in the area of Cable signal tolerance. Previous Tivo products such as the Roamio, Premier, etc all used the same Cable signal interface design and have a broader tolerance to the quality and level of the incoming Cable signal. The Bolt Plus has a narrower tolerance and it can be the reason that it will not function in place of an earlier (functioning) design of Tivo DVR.
This news raised an important thought that I hope Tivo can address at some point. The Cable customer has no ongoing control over signal strength and quality as new customers are added or Cable provisioning equipment is altered. If you have been a Cable customer long enough, you have likely encountered that issue where one month all is perfect and the next you're having a Cable Tech come to your home to solve a problem. Given that reality, Tivo has actually engineered (via this new design) the problem some of us are seeing with the narrower signal tolerances of the Bolt Plus. I'm of the opinion that I don't want a product that is designed with "less tolerance" to Cable signal changes because it sets me up for more Cable company service calls to tweak signals. I asked the Tivo Support person what are our options if we want a 6-Tuner Tivo with many of the features that the Bolt Plus offers and he said "the Tivo Roamio". He shared that the Roamio uses the same signal interface as the Premier (which I own) and has that wider tolerance in design to Cable signal differences. There are still advantages that are unique to the Bolt series such as a faster processor, etc, but if you are having the problem that others of us are having and want a 6-tuner Tivo, the Roamio might be the better choice.
Hope this helps others as they decide what to do and I wish Tivo only the best because they are still light-years better than the DVRs that Cable companies offer (i.e. Comcast X1, etc).
I ordered my first one directly from Tivo. I set it up easily (Cox has a good cable card group). It lasted one week, and then it had not power. No light, not signal, not responding on the network. I returned it and chose to get a new one from Amazon instead of waiting for the return and sending me a new one. This one lasted three weeks. Today, the audio signal on HDMI started dropping out. After checking the AV receiver and rebooting the Tivo, it finally stopped sending a signal an stopped responding. The second one is dead. I will probably try again because I want it to work. It could be the best Tivo ever. I suspect they have an HDMI board quality issue.
Edited November 1, 2016
I had to change my review to be fair to Tivo. The issues over the weekend were not caused by the Tivo. On Monday, the Tivo and my AV Receiver were both functioning properly. I now suspect that they were getting a bad cable signal. Other reviews mention that the new Tivos are sensitive to hot cable signals. I am getting a couple of attenuators to see if I can get the signal into the preferred ranges. I probably should take of one star for the original dead unit, but in electronics, it happens.
I have to say that this is the best Tivo in a long time. The upgrade in processor power and memory really make a difference when changing channels or launching Apps. I have an Apple TV for Netflix because it was painful using the App on Premieres. That problem is finally gone. The Apps launch quickly and are very responsive. The storage space is great. 450 HD hours is a lot of TV. The Tivo also works well with Plex to allow playing movies off of my network media server.