Introducing TiVO Edge

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  1. Oct 5, 2019 #201 of 284
    Wigohwt

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    This doesn't seem likely soon, and maybe never.

    It's possible an Edge will automatically format a 3TB drive like a Roamio and Bolt. Of course, this hasn't been proven yet, as far as I know, and good 2.5" 3TB drives seem to be in short supplies these days.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2019 #202 of 284
    aaronwt

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    So what are the transfer rates like on the Edge? WIth the Bolt it can hit 500Mb/s average throughput with all tuners on an empty channel.
    Can the Edge transfer even faster?
     
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    Mikeguy

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    I'm not quite sure why they say that the backlight on the Slide Pro remote can't be turned off. I thought that it could and pretty much was the same method (to turn the backlight off or back on)--I just re-tested it, and it is, just without the need to press the clear or enter button, at the end.
     
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  6. Oct 7, 2019 #206 of 284
    VicVinegar

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    If Tivo offered a replacement for my Roamio that can do cable and OTA, maybe they'd have someone looking to upgrade.
     
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  7. Oct 7, 2019 #207 of 284
    rhoops

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    I got lifetime service on my 2010 Premiere XL and my 2014 Premiere XL4. Both are still working fine and in daily use. Quite a bargain IMHO.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2019 #208 of 284
    MysticVenom

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    Roamios were really the last good quality hardware. People that have Bolt/Bolt Vox may disagree with that sentiment (4 flashing lights, anyone?). Anyways - I bought 2 Bolt+ on promos with lifetime so it wasn't sooo outrageous price, both failed just under 2yrs in. Replacement of $150 each (still has lifetime). First replacement DOA - replaced again (free this time). 2nd failed after 6 months (4 flashing lights again). Replacement of $150 again. I'm pretty sure the math right now works out cheaper for the yearly plan and $50 replacement *IF* quality is like this again.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2019 #209 of 284
    seaninde

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    That was my argument not to buy lifetime anymore. The hardware is cheap and not meant to last like the old roamios. Remember not everyone has had Tivo forever, some of us are new and only have the new hardware to choose from, so not paying for lifetime for hardware that last 2 years and dies.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2019 #210 of 284
    Pokemon_Dad

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    I'm certainly glad I did not buy Lifetime/All-In on the Bolt here. What a low-quality piece of plastic. I've ranted about it elsewhere, so I'll restrain myself. But the Lifetime on our Roamio Pro was worth it — it's the best box TiVo's ever produced — and it's about to take over as the sole TiVo server here.

    I still have a Premier XL that works just fine and could be reactivated, and I ran two HDs with upgraded hard drives for ten years. Their plastic feet were crumbling, but the electronics were still operating fine. They just don't make 'em like they used to.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2019 #211 of 284
    aaronwt

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    I'm thinking about firing up my last Premiere, which also has lifetime. I still have a launch Roamio Basic that has always had $6.95 monthly service. So my plan is to swap it out with one of the Lifetime Roamios I gave my GF, the one in her basement she doesn't use very much. Then I can bring that lifetime Roamio Home, and swap out the 3TB hard drive from my monthly Roamio. And get rid of that monthly fee, and just use it for spare parts.

    I used to be fine with paying TiVo that $6.95 each month, but now I'm not so sure.
    Plus the last time I asked about converting it to lifetime, they wanted me to pay $200. So I turned that down.
     
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  12. Oct 8, 2019 #212 of 284
    Dambro1978

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    from my experience only thing that matches the tivo smooth live tv playback is hdhomerun software. clunky and hard to navigate as it is. flipping through channel. you can really tell with scrolling menus as on news programs. my experience with plex live channels dvr and hdhomerun. channels has a very nice layout but the newest version of plex isnt bad either
     
  13. Oct 8, 2019 #213 of 284
    Mikeguy

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    Lifetimed Bolt box with 2-1/2 years here, and nary an issue. Lifetime already paid off.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2019 #214 of 284
    Pokemon_Dad

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    Lucky you! Knock-on-wood it will stay that way, and I wish you all the best.

    I'm selling mine soon, but only after I get it repaired once it's offline. I wouldn't wish these problems on anyone.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2019 #215 of 284
    MysticVenom

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    I so want to believe the Edge hardware will be better, but I'm not jumping in yet. Going to have to let it stew for a while in others' homes and see if they do any upgrade promos. Then maybe sell the Bolts if possible. Both of my Premier XLs are kicking along just fine. My HD died around a year ago. The S3HD died a timely death of caps (was right around when the Premiers came out). My S2 got retired kicking and screaming that it wasn't done yet (sold it to someone else for OTA, use IIRC).
     
  16. Oct 8, 2019 #216 of 284
    Pokemon_Dad

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    Good idea. After the Bolt, I'm certainly no longer the big fan and early adopter I once was. Let's wait and see.
     
  17. b_scott

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    here's what I don't get - why is All-In more for cable boxes over Antenna boxes? You're just paying for guide data for either one. It should cost the same. Why does "what the input is" matter?
     
  18. JoeKustra

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    Just guessing, but those with OTA never have cable card or Tuning Adapter problems. Guide problems are actually easier to fix with cable than OTA changes.
     
  19. pfiagra

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    TiVo_Ted’s response to this question:
    TiVo Edge (Series 7 DVR for Cable)
     
  20. b_scott

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    not a great response. So, they lowered it because they can, yet the cable users get screwed just because they can charge that price since it compares to the boxes they're supposedly selling you against.

    Yeah I don't think so. I almost never had any cable card issues with my prior Tivos, but even if I did they already have people they employ that deal with these rare occasions.
     
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