Edge Antenna on Sale at Channel Master

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

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    Old Roamio 0 Member

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    It would be nice to record in higher resolution sometimes. Some programs I record I like to watch a couple of times. Also there is the keep-until-I-delete ones that just stay. But bigger files with ATSC 3.0 might mean less shows per GB on the dvr. Right now with just 500 GB on the OTA Edge - space is at a premium.
     
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    True enough. But don't have to worry about ATSC 3.0 with Edge as it won't support it. Will still be using ATSC 1.0 with Edge for at least another 5 years. Will be interesting to see if anyone comes out with an ATSC 3.0 DVR. Yep, with possible 4K files could/should be a LOT larger. I'll guess if anyone ends up making an ATSC 3.0 DVR it will have a good sized hard drive. So I'd GUESS would have a 3.5" drive, not much available 2.5" anymore.
     
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    3.5 hard drives ... Thanks...Yes, I guess that's true. The 2.5 drives in Edge don't go very high re storage. Anyway: it may not matter: Now, lots of content from streaming services using the native apps are in higher resolutions but for example services like playon - they record in very low maybe old vcr-like resolution. I think recording is to get the gist of a program, but to see it one has to watch it at the source. Likely to continue that way once over-the-air ATSC 3.0 recording starts, if it does. Theey might do somethinng comparable to for ota that streaming does now. thank you.
     
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    Where are you getting this info? Have you used Playon? It is not helpful to the body of information when people are stating things as fact when they are not. Perhaps preface something with "It is my understanding that..." if it is just something you read somewhere. Not trying to be the forum police, but I have been reading a lot of things in this forum that I know are not true.

    I haven't recorded streaming videos extensively with Playon, but when I did it recorded the 1280/720 programs, etc, at the native 1280/720. Not sure if it recompressed. It did not record the subtitle track.
     
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    Wow!. Maybe your milage may vary? Thanks. Mines seems to record off the streaming services at low resolution only. Maybe I have to check settings. I don't have the cloud type.
     
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    Not sure what the "Wow!" is for? Perhaps you are not used to having your statements challenged? I know we live in an age where many have been used to receiving participation trophies, but respectful disagreement is a cornerstone of knowledge. Thank you for the partial clarification on low res recordings by some programs. It might help if you mentioned which program you used to record. It would come in handy to those looking for a possible way to record, and which programs to avoid.

    If I seem harsh, it is because I have corrected some of these statements that I know to be incorrect, yet they persist in being spread.

    It's hard to take a forum seriously when so many things that are posted are not factual and go unchallenged. After a while they become accepted as truths. This is my last statement on the matter.
     
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    Is there more than one program -play0n download?
     
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    It is 720p. Nice but not 4K. Googling it: Apparently it also can vary depending on the home setup. (so one's computer and wifi is a factor too)
    It was just relevant anyway because we were discussing TIVO and the sort of un-related future of ATSC 3.0 - something promising high resolutions - already 1280i - I think, and maybe one day over-the-air 4k. (File sizes may be more with high-res.)

    PlayOn's streaming video DVR just got a lot better | TechHive
     
  9. NashGuy

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    Just noticed today that ChannelMaster, which had been the only source of the Edge OTA with All-In (lifetime service), is now out of stock of those units. Perhaps because of that, the Edge OTA product page at TiVo's website no longer links to CM's website for purchase. But CM (along with BestBuy.com) does still offer the Edge OTA that requires you to pay for service separately. It's $199 at CM but on clearance for $160 at Best Buy. Service plans cost $7/mo, $70/yr or $250 for All-In (lifetime).

    It's possible that more will be coming, but my hunch is that they're close to exhausting the supply of Edge OTA units that have been manufactured and when those are gone, that will be that. Take a look at a couple recent posts on Dave Zatz's blog and it increasingly looks like TiVo is getting ready to exit the retail market.

    (P.S: For those interested, CM does still have a few open-box Edge OTA with All-In units available on eBay for $239. At the moment, it says "6 available / 235 sold". Before CM sold out of new units, they charged $349 for them with All-In included.)
     
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    For a good amount of time recently CM had the 2 tuner OTA models "open box" for $199 with all in and $99 with monthly at ebay. Hundreds of them. The all ins sold out (when inventory got low they raised the price to $239 I think), the monthly sold a good amount, not sure of current status. Am unsure how warranty works on "open box", are they considered "new" and if so when does the warranty start. I have a feeling "open box" could mean returns, if so could already be activated so warranty could have started at time of original activation. Warranties could get complicated when buying from 3rd party seller, in the past it was OK (like Best Buy), because Tivo was also selling the same models. But now Tivo does not sell the OTA Edge at all, so how would they do warranty replacements, 500GB or the 2TB OTA units? Cable Edge should be fine for warranties as Tivo still sells them direct.
     

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