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TiVo Bolt

from  $299.99+

    TiVo Bolt

    from  $299.99+
    from  $299.99+
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    84 Engadget Score
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
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    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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    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

    Specs

    Key Specs

    Type
    High def DVR
    Number of digital tuners
    4
    Video outputs
    Antenna / RF
    Video services
    Netflix, Youtube

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    84 Engadget Score
    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
    84

    There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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