Black Friday Sale

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by Ocresident, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. phone man

    phone man Member

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    After much reading and consideration about the Edge UI, we're going another route... Other than new hardware, the two tuner Edge OTA wasn't going to give us much beyond what we have now with our two tuner Premiere, especially since we don't rely on the Tivo for streaming. The smart TV and Roku handle that very well and I never had a desire upgrade the Tivo for that reason. So, I found a barely used Roamio with four tuners (wife really wanted this), lifetime service and a much larger hard drive. The few programs I want to save will be moved to the Roamio and the Premiere will get a new hard drive and become the bedroom Tivo. The black friday sale got me thinking about proactively replacing the Premiere instead of waiting for a complete failure. On occasion a recorded program is nothing but scattered pixels on channels that never have that issue. A Weaknees hard drive and Roamio on their way!
     
  2. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Oh, the 500GB is probably CMR, it's the 2TB models that are SMR.
     
  3. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad idea :) Roamios great deal now, and I actually prefer them to Bolts and probably Edge since they have a 3.5" drive. I might have just replaced the drive in the Premiere myself, quite a bit cheaper, but you will get a good quality product from Weaknees.
     
  4. phone man

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    You mean like this giant oven rack looking thing?
    I'm using an old CM4228 with a CPA-19 pre amp to feed two tvs. Most of our broadcast towers are UHF 40-65 miles away but all within 8 degrees of each other except for one VHF station in the opposite direction. The 4228 antenna has some high VHF abilities so it comes in fine.

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    You have to do a bit of homework to determine what kind of antenna is going to work for your location. You also need to understand signal loss when using splitters or long lengths of coax. If you're very close to a large town or city you might get by with an indoor antenna. Further away you may need to place a larger antenna outdoors for reliable over the air reception. Every link in the signal chain from the antenna to the TV is important. One mistake affects everything down the line.
    Be aware that legacy channel numbers and the actual channel a station broadcasts on are not the same. The channels you're trying to receive may be VHF or UHF and require different antennas. Rabbitears.info is a good place to start. I used to recommend tvfool.com but their website is no longer being updated and there has been a lot of FCC repacks and changes so a lot of info there is outdated.
    pm me if you like.
     
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  5. Corran Horn

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    The stream not being able to access your DVR content would seem to align with this thinking.

    (or else it's to not cannibalize Tivo mini market)
     
  6. FiosUser

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    very nice. Back in the day my dad had a huge pole on the roof and I remember him catching it as it fell (little ol’ me at that time wasn’t strong enough to hold it steady as it was being installed)

    I might be in the 30-40 mile range so great advice
     
  7. sd2528

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    So we have FIOS and just got a 75" 4K TV (Samsung Q80T). We had an existing 50" 4K and the Tivo looked fine on it, but now with the larger picture, it kind of looks like a blown up image. Not very sharp. I know there aren't many cable channels that are broadcast in 4k but would the 4K output from the TiVo make a significant difference? We've been streaming on a 4K firestick more and more but my wife is still hanging onto cable... and a landline. I'll get here the new one on sale (despite the Hydra interface and lack of transfer ability) if it will actually make a difference in picture clarity, but unfortunately I'm not sure I'd make the investment in a new TiVo otherwise.

    Let me know your thoughts.
     
  8. MrDell

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    We have Verizon Fios also with a TiVo Bolt which is 4K capable hooked to aSony 65 inch 950G which was supposed to be last years flagship model. I invested in all the 2.1 HDMI cables to try to get the best possible picture quality. I must say that the picture is not too bad because of the TV’s ability to upscale but it is still no way near 4K quality. My Apple TV streaming Netflix or Disney plus looks so much clearer and the ultra HD really comes to life. I really don’t blame you for thinking twice investing in a new TiVo product at this point because of all the uncertainty in the air regarding changes in Transmission protocol and TiVo’s future itself..hope this helps you a little..... Good luck with your decision.
     
  9. sd2528

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    Thanks, that is very helpful. I don't have a Bolt though, I have a Roamio. Still, as you said, the TV does the upscaling. I think she was watching some show that had people joining in from webcams and that's why it didn't look as good as she hoped. He watching of the past few days she seems happy.

    But thanks for sharing your experiences.
     
  10. MrDell

    MrDell Active Member

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    You’re very welcome....
     
  11. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    2 tuner Edge OTA is $299 with lifetime at channel master. Tivo50 gets you that price. Almost as good as BF price
     
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  12. celtic pride

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    In response to sd2528 as for the blown up picture you have, You can check your tv settings,on my lg 65'' tv i had a similar problem and changed the aspect ratio from 16/9 to original and everything looks great now!
     
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  13. johnbrown44

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    Thanks! I owe you one. I missed the BF sale & was going to have to wait for the next one, if ever. Seems these days models are replaced quickly, so no guarantee it will be around next year.
     
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  14. sd2528

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    Good tip! I'll check that out. Thanks.
     

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