I’ve been tracking TiVo a hundred years now… and I’m fairly certain this is their best DVR deal ever.
In typical TiVo marketing fashion, the “Presidents Day Sale Event” kicked off a few days after the scheduled holiday. But there’s no denying the savings are on point: $280 for a refurbished 4-tuner, 500GB TiVo Bolt including lifetime service. What makes it especially compelling is this model Bolt handles cable or over-the-air antenna television — so, for someone like myself who is considering dropping cable, the Bolt is something of a futureproof solution. Until ATSC 3.0 bites us in the keister, anyway. But, realistically speaking, widespread adoption of the new broadcast standard is years out.
As with all recent TiVo hardware, beyond handling traditional television duties, this Bolt includes a number of tentpole apps, like Netflix and YouTube – some in 4K. Further, both live and recorded shows can be streamed to iOS and Android devices. Downloads too, if you need to occupy a toddler on the plane as I do.