Introducing TiVO Edge

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by CloudAtlas, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. slice1900

    slice1900 Active Member

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    Welcome to the world of business.

    If you don't like that, think about it in terms of the amount of guide data being provided. OTA customers receive far fewer channels so there is less guide data being provided to them.
     
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Interesting nugget from TiVo_Ted...
     
  3. Mike Campbell

    Mike Campbell New Member

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    I received my new Edge OTA yesterday and set it up this morning. Compared to my old Roamio the setup was amazingly fast. I think I'll move it into the den and put the Roamio in the bedroom.
     
  4. Wigohwt

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    Yeah, I caught that. Bad enough with the wrong color on the Bolt, and now nothing at all... :(
     
  5. buildersboy66

    buildersboy66 Active Member

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    Not a big deal, just monitor the to do list.
     
  6. Wigohwt

    Wigohwt Member

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    NBD? What's next, no Red LED?

    That transfer LED is supposed to be blue. TiVo: Well then, no transfer LED now!
    Only one LED for recordings? I miss the Multi-LED. TiVo: Well then, no recording LED now!
     
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  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Yeah, the transfer LED is a nice feature, but its removal maps to TiVo’s demoting transfer controls to TiVo Online with TE4, the only software available for an EDGE.

    The multiple LEDs for recording status are great, but what DVRs included that feature?
     
  8. Wigohwt

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    Yes, but while watching TV (or passing by), isn't nice to see if the transfers are still going?
    Besides, for whatever reason, I like it.

    That's the point, TiVo is supposed to offer better than other DVRs.
    But I admit, having multiple LEDs on such a small box could be problematic, but still would be nice if possible.
     
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  9. Mikeguy

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    It's all the $$, baby. Unfortunately, that can be taken to the extreme that part of the experience is lost. I still miss TiVo-guy's face.
     
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  10. mrsean

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    Why is Tivo trying so hard to be.....not Tivo? I don't get the idea of eschewing everything that made you stand out.

    New CEO and Design lead should be terminated.
     
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  11. snerd

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    Peer pressure.
     
  12. ShoutingMan

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    How fast / responsive is the UI on the edge compared to a Roamio?

    I bought my Roamio in 2013 and compared to recent AppleTV’s the UI is feeling sluggish. Streaming apps like Netflix and YouTube are painful to use. But its core strength of being a TiVo DVR remain champs. I’m wondering if upgrading to an Edge would be worth it just for an improved user experience from a speedier UI?

    The pricing gives me great pause, with a lifetime Roamio that’s literally paid for itself in full, and uncertainty if I’ll still watch CableTV in three years. But we love our TiVo and would enjoy an improved experience.
     
  13. Mikeguy

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    Personally, with a Lifetimed box, I probably wouldn't make a move, and especially without a TiVo promotion.* Instead, if anything, I'd get a Roku or other stick, where the experience still reigns supreme. But your own usage will control.

    * And even with a past TiVo promotion, I still didn't "update" my Roamio box to a Bolt box--I didn't know that I wanted to spend the ~$300 cost ($99 to transfer Lifetime, plus ~$200 for the Bolt box) for mostly a snappier interface, mostly on the app side.
     
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  14. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    IMHO the Roamio line was the best TiVo ever produced, and it's been all downhill since then. If you want to try an Edge, I'd at least wait until they get the bugs out of that very new device. (There are many; follow the Edge issues thread(s) here.) Meanwhile, yes, the Roamio streaming apps have "aged out", but the apps in our Fire TV sets and Fire TV Stick 4K have been excellent replacements. They are far faster and will likely remain up-to-date far longer than the same apps on a TiVo box. I still have a Roamio at the center of our DVR system, but all our streaming is Fire TV now.
     
  15. buildersboy66

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    Compared to Bolt I believe the Bolt is faster.
     
  16. compnurd

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    The Bolt was around 100% faster then the Roamio at tasks. The Edge is probably 25-50% faster then the Bolt and it will probably increase as they change the software to better support it
     
  17. pspens

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    I keep seeing references to TE3 and TE4. Can someone enlighten me as to what these are? I've heard of Series 3 and Series 4... related?
     
  18. lhvetinari

    lhvetinari Si non confectus, non reficiat TCF Club

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    TE3: HDUI/Encore - the old interface. Premier and Roamio style.

    TE4: Hydra/Mira - new interface. Compatible with Roamio, default on Bolt (downgradeable) and Edge (not downgradeable)


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  19. KevTech

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    The TE means Tivo Experience.
     
  20. Wigohwt

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    *Except for Bolt VOX OTA.
     

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