New TiVo Bolt+ is a DVR powerhouse rolling out September 15

The Bolt+ builds on the original Bolt, featuring six tuners and 3TB of onboard storage.

TiVo just announced a brand-new powerhouse set-top box that will appeal to cord cutters and cable subscribers alike. During the CEDIA expo in Dallas on Monday, TiVo introduced the Bolt+, which will go on sale on Thursday, September 15 for $500.

The new set-top box has six tuners for recording multiple shows at one time—a crucial feature for anyone looking to create multiroom setups. To hold all those multiple broadcast streams the device comes with a 3TB hard drive. TiVo says the hard drive will hold around 450 hours of HD recordings.

The Bolt+ also comes with 4K support just like the initial Bolt that we took a look at last fall. Similar to its predecessor, the Bolt+ comes with SkipMode for jumping past commercial breaks on select shows, and QuickMode that lets you watch shows at 1.3x speed with pitch-corrected audio. Corrected audio is key since the last thing you want to do is have to endure your favorite show in “Chipmunk mode.”

The usual niceties you’d expect in such a TiVo box are also there including OnePass to create “universal watch lists” for your favorite shows across cable and online streaming services. OneSearch for finding content on broadcast and Internet channels, as well as a built-in Plex support for the DVD-ripping crowd.

As for the box itself, it measures 11.4-inches wide, 1.8-inches high, and 7.3-inches deep. It also has the same bent shape as the original, which is supposed to help with cooling. The Bolt+ features 3GB RAM, HDMI 2.0 out, 3D passthrough capability, 802.11ac/n (2x2), Wi-Fi, ethernet, and an expandable eSATA slot for an additional 1TB (maximum) of storage.

The story behind the story: TiVo isn’t standing still while the cord-cutting revolution rages all around it. The company’s boxes have adapted to the times by integrating online music and video streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Spotify, YouTube, and others. Tivo also offers remote viewing support on its Android and iOS apps, and works with Plex for those who still store their own content. If cord-cutting and streaming ever do render the cable companies irrelevant, with boxes like the Bolt+ TiVo aims to remain useful for hardcore TV fans.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags PVRtivo

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ian Paul

TechHive (US)
Show Comments

Cool Tech

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?