Edge not being manufactured??

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by rumcrook, May 25, 2020.

  1. Johnny Stigler

    Johnny Stigler New Member

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    I just installed a new (No Discount) Edge and Mini a few days ago. What a challenge but I got them both playing with Spectrum SDV as the signal source.
     
  2. Johnny Stigler

    Johnny Stigler New Member

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    I had to order the Mini from Weaknees and the Edge from TiVo. Both came in with good shipping info. CC is now warped but I have them playing.
     
  3. Durfman

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    I was thinking of buying one from Best Buy (to replace my Roamio that seems to be dying), and I noticed they aren't selling them anymore.... TiVo.com does appear to have a Dads special on it though.
     
  4. Johnny Stigler

    Johnny Stigler New Member

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    I too saw Edge was not at Best Buy so I found the phone number for TiVo with a search on google and called them. No issue here. With their help I went to Weaknees and ordered a Mini and then via TiVo ordered the Edge. They both came in and the fun began on the setup with Spectrum and the cable card with SDV. Several service calls and several phone calls to Spectrum and TiVo I got it all up and running.
    The human interface with the remote and on screen menu is a bit cumberson. I came from TVision with great Pic's but not reliable. I gave them 3 yrs.
     
  5. thyname

    thyname Well-Known Member

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    Edge is currently on sale at TiVo website. Up to $200 off
     
  6. tommage1

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    I wonder if Tivo will continue to make the OTA Edge. ATSC 3.0 is being implemented in a lot of markets this year, starting in June. It IS voluntary, not mandatory. And companies have to support ATSC 1 for five years after ATSC 3 is implemented, not sure if they mean 5 years from voluntary implementation or 5 years from when/if it becomes mandatory. I think Tivo could manufacture an OTA ATSC 3 box. If there is enough of a market (probably not). I saw the video of them testing ATSC 3 on a Bolt or Edge. Using a computer and some other hardware. But that is not something a normal user would do. And not sure how many recordings could be done at one time, only one? We shall see what happens, they may being implementing ATSC 3 in Chicago later this year. I'm pretty sure there will be ATSC 3 tuner boxes available by then. So could test with TV at least. What will happen with Tivo, who knows, at least we have a minimum of five years ATSC 1 left. Assuming Tivo stays in business, lot depends on the 4K stream, doubt they can survive off Edge DVRs alone. The cable card only Edge, lifespan is very limited IMO, and not sure what they could replace it with if anything, a new OTA model would just require ATSC 3 tuners.
     

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