Arris launches new TiVo-powered set-tops aimed at smaller cable operators

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  1. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the MG2 is basically a Bolt+ in a slightly smaller, more attractive box, but a smaller hard drive.

    This region is serviced by SECTV, RCN and parts of it have FiOS too. It's kind of interesting and rare to have 3 choices for cable, and now 2 of them will have Tivo-powered boxes.
     
  2. Johncv

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    I hate you. :p No, not really :D Lucky you, agree with Dan get your TiVo from SECV.
     
  3. Johncv

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    It is using the current Bolt software but will also have HDR and 4k support.
     
  4. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't the Bolt have HDR and 4k support?
     
  5. Johncv

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    Can't answer that, I don't have Bolt, as far I read the Arris built TiVo's will support HDR. My question is if going pass the HDR signal directly to the 4k TV, if so will any 4k TV be able to use it or the TV need to be built to use it.
     
  6. Jed1

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    Unfortunately I am pretty sure this does not include the SECV customers. This is the system owned by the oldest bother which is the Allentown, Phillipsburg NJ, and Wilkes Barre divisions of SECTV.
    SECV is owned by the daughter and includes the Birdsboro, Hazleton, and Sunbury systems. Also SECV joined the NCTC a few years ago so retrans agreements and equipment deals comes from the NCTC. I do know they are rolling out a new Arris box that still uses the Moxi Whole Home Solutions setup. The old Arris boxes built in cable modem is outdated so the new Arris box has a built in DOCSIS 3.0 internet/phone modem.
    The youngest brother owns SECO, which is the Sparta NJ system, and does team up with the oldest brother. He did sell the Mahanoy City system to the sister and the Wilkes Barre system to the oldest brother.
    There was a uncle and aunt that owned CATV Service in Danville but they sold this to the daughter when she bought my system from the brother. CATV got rolled into the Sunbury system and Mahanoy City got rolled into the Hazleton system. The daughter also bought Brophy's Shen Heights TV a couple of years ago and rolled that into the Hazleton system.

    SECV was testing the Pace MG1 with client boxes a couple of years ago but got shelved as TiVo Central was to confusing and required to many button pushes to find anything in the menu. Some did find the TiVo nicer but I don't think corporate wanted to change from the Moxi setup with Arris.

    If I remember correctly SECTV made arraignments to carry some UHD channels that are broadcasted from some place in Africa at least I think it was Africa. Forgot the name of the company though.
     
  7. Johncv

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    What!! :confused: Your family so dysfunctional that it could not come together to create one cable company??
     
  8. ej42137

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    It has 4k; HDR is purported to be within its capabilities but has yet to be actually implemented. The Arris announcement said "4k and HDR capable", so who knows if you'll actually get it day one.
     
  9. JoeKustra

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    It's complicated. :) Also, Jed1 may be using CATV in its classic definition: Community Antenna Television.

    Service Electric - Wikipedia
     
  10. aaronwt

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    It has 4k support and supposedly HDR support too. Just that HDR support hasn't been activated yet.

    And the Bolt has been out for almost two years now. So I have no idea why they would wait so long to enable HDR support. But then again they still haven't added 4K support to the Amazon app either.
     
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    It would work like it does now. Netflix for instance has HDR. So an HDR capable TV would get 4K in HDR. But a non HDR set would get 4K in SDR(Standard Dynamic Range). And right now the Bolt sends out 4k content in SDR.
     
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  13. larrs

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    Just bought a house in FL served by Mediacom. Tivo is offered plus minis. The problem is the monthly rental fees, no major streaming apps except Netflix and a tiny 500GB hard drive. But, hey, you can get on demand....
     
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  15. lparsons21

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    I opted for that when I switched to cable with Mediacom. While the MG2 worked fine, the lack of most streaming, no ad skip and streaming from the box caused me to turn the equipment and go to my Roamio Plus, Bolt+ and mini.

    Of course I lost their VOD but it isn't very good at all anyway.


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