TiVo, which was recently acquired by Rovi, used CEDIA to announce an addition to the TiVo BOLT family. The new TiVo BOLT+ includes six tuners, 3TB of recording capacity, and a new black chassis.
“With the TiVo BOLT+, our goal is to deliver the best DVR ever sold to consumers and continue to deliver a product with features that provide great value for our resell partners,” said Ira Bahr, general manager of TiVo retail products.
It’s a streamer plus cable box, DVR, and PLEX media server client all in one. It features SkipMode allowing the user to skip whole commercial breaks in recorded shows with one button press, plus QuickMode functionality enabling the user to watch recorded shows 30% faster. The OnePass feature is used to consolidate all episodes of favorite shows via cable, and internet video services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video to provide a universal watch list across all providers. The OneSearch feature allows searches across local channels and internet video services to find which shows are available and where they can be viewed, while the Remote Access feature enables viewing of live TV and recorded shows from a tablet or smartphone anywhere in the home, as well as download or stream shows to watch out of the home and on the go.
“The ultimate multi-room video set up, TiVo BOLT+ eliminates some of the install hassle resellers run into including expensive matrix switchers, while providing the unified entertainment features that users have come to expect and are excited about,” concluded Bahr.
The TiVo BOLT+ is priced at $499.99 and is available now. -CC