Edge Antenna on Sale at Channel Master

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by pfiagra, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. JoeKustra

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    Usually I start with a Global Reset of the remote. https://support.tivo.com/articles/Features_Use/TiVo-Remotes-RF-Pairing-Instructions
     
  2. spittoon

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    ty, man

    i went back and edited my original post, global did the trick!
     
  3. Bowling

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    got my. first boot "your tivo has encountered a serious blah blah blah....." an hour or later it was ready to go. Makes me wonder what was screwed up from the factory. Working fine. The tuner is FAR BETTER than that of my Roamio for picking up stations here in Austin.
     
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  4. Bowling

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    answering my own question: the Edge tuner is vastly better than that in the OTA Roamio. :)
     
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    Does anyone know of the cable card slot exists like the bolt?
     
  6. ITGrouch

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    No.
     
  7. hapster85

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    Got an email from TiVo this evening offering $100 off the Edge for antenna 4 tuner DVR, but of course there 2 tuner version is still there only one on the site. The "save now" link in the email gives an error as it points to a nonexistent page.
     
  8. Darrell Patton

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    Also the email says "up to 300 HD hours of over-the-air action", which implies a 2TB drive, but the website says "up to 75 hours of HD recording", with a 500GB drive. AT first I got excited thinking that Channel Master was now selling the 4 tuner larger drive models, but NO. Does TIVO just not care?
     
  9. mdavej

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  10. hapster85

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    Makes me wonder how many of these they actually sell. I could get by with the 500 GB, but with only two tuners, it's pretty much useless.
     
  11. Darrell Patton

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    Sure seems like Tivo is wanting to abandon the OTA market. Only have a 2 tuner with only 500GB, then use the reduced sales number as justification for getting out of the OTA market.
    I'll keep using my 4 tuner Roamio OTA until it dies.
     
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  12. mdavej

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    I'd agree if this were a cable TV DVR. But for OTA, I almost never use more that 2 tuners at the same time. I'm with Darrell in that I'd never trade my 4 tuner Roamio for a lesser Edge. But not a bad deal for a cord cutter who watches mainly live and records occasionally.
     
  13. cannonz

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    Maybe they are just waiting for a 3.0 model to have more tuner option.
     
  14. tommage1

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    They were selling "open box" with lifetime at ebay for $199 recently. Hundreds of them. I think they sold out. Personally unless you specifically want an Edge for some reason I'd go with Roamio or Bolt. Available for $200 or less with lifetime (used though). And they have 4 tuners, not 2. I have a couple of the 2 tuner Edge, they are ok I guess though some issues over time (occasional black screen or other problems requiring a reboot) And the HDR setting is not good if left on auto as it tries to create "fake" HDR, can cause problems with some TVs (mine included). Would not count on Tivo ever releasing any new model DVRs, I think they are pretty much getting out of DVR business. Part of the reason they farmed out all the OTA Edge to Channel Master and have not replaced the 2TB model.
     
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  15. Darrell Patton

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    I'm watching a sports game, my wife in the other room is watching an episode of Gunsmoke, and I want to record a movie. Can't do that with a 2 tuner model.
     
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  16. mdavej

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    Understood. But I doubt the average Edge buyer knows what a Mini is. Knowing the 2 tuner limit, if they needed more, they wouldn’t buy this. I’d rather have more tuners too, but I think there’s still room in the market for a low end model like this.

    Having said that, there’s no way I would buy any Tivo of any sort with ATSC 3 on the horizon, no matter how cheap.
     
  17. tommage1

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    I hear ya. But one thing, if/when ATSC 3 becomes "official" from what I hear the law says ATSC 1 has to be supported another 5 years. So for me cost is a factor, if I can get a nice lifetime OTA unit for a couple hundred or less I know barring malfunction I should be able to use a minimum of 5 years. $40 a year or less?
     
  18. mdavej

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    Good point. We do have another 5 years. But personally, I'm not going to be satisfied with the picture quality of the old ATSC 1 broadcasts once ATSC 3 gets here. My Tivos will probably go on ebay the moment my local stations light up ATSC 3. If you're interested in my lifetime Roamio basic (4 tuner cable and OTA) plus one Mini when the time comes, shoot me a PM.
     
  19. tommage1

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    Looking forward to ATSC 3. Just hope someone will be selling an ATSC 3 capable DVR. I LOVE DVRs. Doubt it will be Tivo, though you never know for sure..........................
     
  20. hapster85

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    Being as adoption of 3.0 by broadcasters is completely voluntary, it is likely to be a very slow process. Individual stations must continue to broadcast 1.0 for a minimum of 5 years from the point of adoption of 3.0. ATSC.org marks a market as "launched" when "at least one station is broadcasting". Reminds me of companies marking neighborhoods as "launched" for high-speed internet when lines run past them, regardless of when they actually run into them.

    Anyways, there are a lot of holes in the current coverage map. It's hard to get a handle on exactly how many stations have even applied for licenses, as many of the sites like ATSC.org aren't much more than hype machines. As with many other things, the pandemic has had an effect. One article I found noted as of last July, the FCC had only received 24 applications.

    Perhaps someone else can point to more updated info.
     

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