TiVo BOLT+ with 4K Stands Out at CEDIA

The new TiVo BOLT+, with 4K compatibility, is ideal for custom installation customers, with three times the recording capacity, six tuners, and a new, black chassis.


In the bedlam of the huge CEDIA 2016 event, it can be hard for a product to stand out. But that is exactly what the new TiVo BOLT+ was able to do.

About a year ago, TiVo — which has become the premiere, paramount brand associated with “the recording of content” — introduced its Unified Entertainment System, the TiVo BOLT. The 4K-compatible device combines the latest TiVo technologies, along with a unique industrial design to give homeowners a state-of-the-art solution that forms the foundation of a whole-home entertainment system.

TiVo BOLT+ Kicks It Up a Notch (or two)

This year, TiVo upped the ante at CEDIA 2016 with the introduction of TiVo BOLT+, a 4K-compatible set-top-box that bolsters the performance benchmark of the TiVo BOLT with features aimed directly at the custom integration community.

The TiVo BOLT+ adds three times more recording capacity with its 3TB hard drive, offering 450 hours of HD recording space1, and ups the number of tuners from four to six.

The TiVo BOLT+ also boasts the proprietary TiVo features loved by BOLT users, including:

  • SkipMode™, which lets users skip entire commercial breaks — with the press of a button — when playing back the recordings of many primetime shows on popular networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW2
  • QuickMode™, which makes it easy to get the recorded news and sports highlights you want 30 percent faster, without what the company calls “The Chipmunk Effect”
  • OnePass™, which lets users find their favorite shows by displaying the content from all available sources, including TV, on-demand (where available), streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, and VUDU.

And of course all TiVo BOLT boxes let your customers watch their favorite shows anytime, from nearly anywhere on a smartphone or tablet.

For integrators, the TiVo BOLT+ means they’ll be able to satisfy customers who want the reliability of local recording space, rather than cloud-based systems, and who want to distribute that content to more displays throughout the home, whether over an Ethernet connection or a MoCA® adapter. Further, an all-BOLT system would allow every TV access to content in 4K UHD.

TiVo BOLT+ uses TiVo’s famously intuitive interface, which has been a consumer electronics benchmark since the company’s inception in the late ’90s. That interface makes it easy for users to search across platforms to find their favorite shows, to set up recordings for a single episode or an entire season, and to make it simple to watch streaming content from Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, or other sources.3

The TiVo BOLT series lets you offer your customers a simple whole-home video system, a better cable box, and an all-in-one solution for accessing TV from almost everywhere. But the best thing about TiVo products may well be that they give you greater control over your installations, by replacing cable-owned equipment and cable-trained installers with something infinitely better.

Highly recommended.





1 User’s actual recording capacity may vary, based on signal strength and other factors.
2 SkipMode feature is not available for all recorded shows.
3 Broadband internet connection is required to access and receive streaming content. Availability of third-party content from streaming sources is subject to change, and certain third-party fees may apply.

TiVo, the TiVo silhouette logo, TiVo BOLT, SkipMode, QuickMode, and OnePass are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. CEDIA is a registered trademark of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. Amazon, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Instant Video are trademarks or registered trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. MoCA is a registered trademark of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance. All other company, product and brand names, logos and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About the Author

Jason Knott
Jason Knott:

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.


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