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Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by CloudAtlas, Oct 1, 2019.
Thanks. I'm still on the Premier, so I've never seen TE4.
Luckily I don't have to worry about it. A FireTV is $35.
I have the Bolt, and can't see spending that much money for an incremental upgrade. Sure it adds Atmos and Dolby Vision, but my Bolt has HDR. And the fact that it only comes max with a 2TB hard drive? No. I'm good.
I agree. I.m on my second Bolt (hard drive). When this fails, I will look at Edge seriously.
My Bolt+ is rock solid. Records 6 channels a lot. Not moving forward to TE4 so Edge is out. I might be on my last TiVo upgrade. I'm still using Roamio Pro and multiple Premiere XL.
I bought a TiVo bolt and it was such a piece of that sh#t That’s the last TiVo I will buy. It had a lifetime service and quit in a year. No video output. I have had a TiVo since the original series 1 and I will never buy another one. Just my opinion that the quality has gone down so much. I do still have a two tuner Premier this still working great. Will look for another option from now on
I presume you're to disappointed in TiVo to even try to call them and see if you can get a free/cheap replacement with lifetime transfer.
That was the first thing I did and it’s out of warranty and they were no help at all.
CSR roulette sometimes can work.
I'll second @Mikeguy's recommendation of CSR Roulette. But failing that, you're more than welcome to join us over on the TiVo Alternatives thread!
I had Dish Network at one time and I am thinking of going back to that. It's actually kind of crazy and of no real use but the Hopper 3 DVR from Dish Network has 16 tuners. Not sure what to do. I guess I can try and call and get another csr. I might be tempted to buy the Tivo Edge but with such poor build quality on the Bolt in my opinion anyway I am shy to try another Tivo product. If anything I think I would pick up a used Roamio 4 or 6 tuner used. I had a 4 tuner before and loved it.
As I often say, the Roamio series were the last great TiVos ever made. After my bad Bolt experience and the broader changes to TiVo since they got Rovied, I don't have high hopes for the Edge. I'm trying to keep an open mind, but I've already moved to Fire TV for 4K streaming, and am testing an OTA/IPTV TiVo replacement system. Impressive results so far with HD HomeRun and Channels.
It would have been really nice if TiVo could have made the Edge be an 8-tuner cable DVR. But alas, there is no way they are ever going to get the cable companies to update their CableCARDs to support 8 tuners.
Laughing hard , as I have gotten older I have found this to be VERY true:
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
This is my BIGGEST problem with Tivo. is LACK OF new apps, I own 2 Bolts and 2 mini's. I want to have apps like the PRIME , Netflix, Hulu etc. I am interested in apps for MANY other streaming companies, this is the thing that will keep me waiting to see. Otherwise I will buy a Roku for 99.00 that unit has apps for every company out there. IF I could get a app for channels like Hallmark , TLC , the food network Channel , even for PBS , Paramount , Lifetime etc. I can NOT stand regular channels with commercials. I noticed Tivo just added something called Tivo+ this new " app " is not ready for Prime Time as it locks up , if this is their new vehicle to add future channels like the ones I mentioned, then I will stay tuned. as it is my second Bolt is de-activated because of nothing new to watch on new apps
I think this Edge is butt ugly like the Bolts. and we tweakers will undoubtedly upgrade those drives within a weak , so I don't care about that. the 2 extra cores BUT @1.8 just plain SUCKS IMO. also my second Bolt I now use with OTA antenna hooked to it to watch TV in the Los Angeles area . WHY did they pull the OTA antenna port from this new unit ?
IF the Spectrum DVR I have had apps like the Tivo , they would go in the closet in a heart beat .
At least the Edge is superior from a cosmetic standpoint compared to the Bolt. For ugliest electronic unit design, nothing will ever beat the spina bifida plagued Bolt.
Disney+ just the latest to drop.
My old Roamio OTA 500 GB unit has those apps, so I'm surprised the newer units don't.
My parents had a TiVo HD in which the hard drive failed. When asked what to do, I told them to avoid the newest TiVo model and just get a new drive. I won’t be responsible for forcing (pre-roll) ads on them.
You might also want to recommend a warrantied Roamio or Premier from Weaknees. Those units may be the last great DVRs that TiVo will ever produce, plus they will roll back to TE3 and avoid all the new ads.