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TiVo Roamio OTA DVR – Cheapest TiVo yet caters to cord cutters
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Amazon Price: $399.99 (as of September 22, 2018 12:22 am –
TiVo Roamio OTA VOX. The premium TV experience without the premium price – now with Voice Control. Cutting the cord? The TiVo Roamio OTA VOX was built for those looking for a full-throttled entertainment experience without cable or satellite. It works with any HD antenna, delivers 1 terabyte of recording capacity (up to 150 HD hours of HD programming) and integrates all your streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, HULU, YouTube, Pandora and more.(4) Best of all, it’s now available without a monthly TiVo service fee. Without those hefty monthly TV bills-and with TiVo service included in your purchase price-TiVo Roamio OTA VOX is the most economical premium TV experience available anywhere. Kindly enter your zip-code with a tool on the FCC's site to check the available TV reception in your locality.
Zippy interface, no loss of OTA channels
After ordering my first TiVo Roamio OTA from the Amazon Warehouse I was disappointed. It was repackaged and upon taking it out of the box there was a rattle like a screw was loose in inside the device. I then tried to register it online and it said it had already been registered. I returned it, and debated whether or not to reorder.
PERFECT – just takes some setting up.
FREAKING AWESOME – I cut the cord and I was VERY VERY hesitant to do so. I was worried about not having some of the channels I watched a lot of – ESPN, HGTV and some others but I will get to that in a minute. I was also worried about not being able to PAUSE live TV. Well the TIVO Roamio = AWESOMENESS. I have an HDTV over the air antenna I get ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX and PBS KIDS in perfect clarity and they have plenty of sports and shows. It is so easy to set up a recording and get the TiVo to keep recording the shows I like. I can pause the adult shows when my kid walks into the room and I can pause her shows when I need to get her attention (TV is crack to a child).
Well worth the switch.
Ok, got it few days ago and finally feel ready to review.
SO MUCH BETTER THAN CABLE! (painful setup)
The only reason I don’t give this 100 stars is because the setup process was the most painful of any tech gadget I’ve purchased since 1992. The review below will go into detail about my setup and experience since getting everything up an working. For reference, I live in NW Washington DC where all the major broadcast towers are less than 3 miles from my home.
Best in Class
Best in class, after years with Cox Cable, then Dish Network and recently Direct TV this experience is head and shoulders above the rest. Setting aside Over the Air for the moment, Iʻm referring to graphic user interface (10+), smart features (10+) and best of all…customer service (11). Whenʻs the last time you called for service and had someone pick up the phone right away? And then they actually know and understand the product theyʻre helping you with? Contrary to some reviews elsewhere I canʻt offer enough praise to TiVo tech and customer support. We needed their help to configure some of the initial setup and settings, and then later to sway one device out for another. At first we tried a Bolt– then returned it for this this antenna only Roamio package with a Lifetime Achievement service plan. Very fluid and intuitive user interface, instantly synchronized with mini stations throughout the house. Re the “cut the cord” antenna discussion: we live on the outskirts of Vegas and pull in about 50 stations crystal clear. Find ourselves spending about 65% of TV time watching those offerings or their recordings on TiVo. Missing some of the old satellite lineup we went with the slimmest version of Direct TV Now — very pleased with that as a cost effective alternative in this mix.
Tivo Newbie Review
I am new to the Tivo world and have no point of comparison as to how previous versions operated. (Interface, etc.) I am happy with the ease of installation. Initially I had it set up as Ethernet only, and then changed to Ethernet and MoCA (to communicate with the Tivo minis). I spent about 30 minutes setting up the unit, updating, etc. I also spent about 20 minutes on the phone with Spectrum (Former Charter area) setting up my cable card. That process wasn’t as painful as I expected. I obtained 2 cable cards just in case one of them was inoperative. (My first card – an Arris – worked fine) I spent another 20 minutes setting up my app accounts. I signed into Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, Epix, HBOGo, etc. (all of which I have access to) My initial experience over 10 hours of use has been rather enjoyable. The box is very responsive, the apps work, and the setup was straight-forward and easy for a Tivo noobie such as myself. I also ordered 3 of the new Tivo mini’s. The setup went well initially with those. Everything was fine (MoCA setup, etc.) until the last step where the mini needs to communicate with the main DVR. I couldn’t get it to communicate. I ended up having to call tech support (India) and they had me walk through some basic steps that seemed to make no sense to me. As a rookie, I played along as they had me unplug the device a few times, etc. None of this worked. After about 30 minutes, the support rep was able to get it to work. I asked what she had to do and she mentioned something about allowing content sharing on my account… My initial rating for Tivo Bolt Vox 3TB is 5 stars. I am withholding judgment initially on the mini, but I will most likely rate them as four stars, as they were not quite as simple to configure as I felt they should be. (as child units)
Wow, I am impressed!!! 5 stars all around! A+++++
Here “was” my problems. Had 4 DVR box renting from Comcast costing ~$80 per month. Got Tivo Romio Plus (6 shows) and bought 3 Mini’s.
the TiVo user experience is generally pretty favorable. Instead of having a computer running with …
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Cut the cord and couldn’t be happier with this Tivo Roamio OTA VOX box!
Before I get to my review about this Tivo OTA dvr, I will tell you why I got it. The cable bill was outrageous and getting more expensive. I decided to cut the cord. I have a nice smart tv. I bought an HD antenna for free over the air stations, this Tivo DVR with voice remote (expensive, but no monthly fees at all), my own router modem to use for the cable internet (not renting theirs) combined with $7.99 a month HULU limited commercials subscription (for access to my favorite cable channels) and Amazon Prime video (for movies and other shows). I am going to save well over $125 a month. It would be more, but the cable internet bill jumped way up when I dropped cable TV and telephone. I didn’t get Netflix because Amazon Prime filled that niche for me, but I might get it later. The initial outlay of money was quite a bit, but it will pay for itself within a few months.