My TiVo Premier has been dying on me lately. Recordings keep freezing and stuttering.
So I picked up a Bolt. When I connected it, I immediately noticed that the picture looks softer than on the Premier. I tried switching back and forth between the Permier and the Bolt with the same recording. I'm convinced that I am seeing a subtle but real difference between them.
The Bolt has no noise reduction or "digital smoothing" settings to disable, I've tried setting it to output various resolutions, all other variables are the same.
I did a Google search and found a few comments online about lesser picture quality with the Bolt, but it wasn't something that seems to be plastered everywhere.
Anyone with a bolt coming from a Premier or Roamio notice a subtle down grade in image quality with the Bolt?
Based on this and the terrible case design I think I'm going to return this and get a Roamio, but just curious if anyone might have any relevant feedback before I jump through those hoops.