Episode 740 of the HDTV & Home Theater Podcast features a review of the TiVo Bolt DVR. For those who can’t cut the cord completely, the TiVo Bolt promises the best of both traditional cable and over-the-air content with the latest streaming video and audio from top online streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, all blended seamlessly to help the user find the show they’re looking for, regardless of source. Is it the cord-slimmer’s dream?
The practice of cord-cutting — canceling traditional television services like cable and satellite — isn’t ideal for everyone, but most can agree that we’re all paying too much on our monthly cable bill for too little. An alternative solution to cord-cutting is “cord-slimming:” reducing the cost and options from your TV provider and supplementing with online content, and TiVo’s new Bolt DVR is aimed directly at this market. Check out the full review for our experience getting set up with the TiVo Bolt.