TiVo Bolt

TiVo  Bolt
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Engadget Review

The Bolt isn't for cord-cutters, or power TiVo users who value Lifetime service or need more recording space and tuners. But for the casual TV viewer who just wants a better cable box without making a huge upfront investment? Even with an interestingly curved frame, it's a perfect fit -- all while piling on extras like commercial skipping and sending recordings to your phones and tablets.

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Pros

  • Commercial skipping is easy to use and works as promised
  • QuickMode is the best way to binge watch in a hurry
  • Faster than previous TiVos
  • One year of TiVo service included

Cons

  • "Lifetime"TiVo service just got way more expensive
  • No out-of-home streaming yet, no six-tuner or 3TB option
  • Odd shapeisn't for everyone
  • SkipMode sometimes failed to appear on shows where it should
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Key Specs

TYPE
High def DVR
NUMBER OF DIGITAL TUNERS
4
VIDEO OUTPUTS
Antenna / RF
VIDEO SERVICES
Netflix, Youtube

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