Introducing TiVO Edge

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  1. Oct 1, 2019 #21 of 284
    HenryPolk87

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    It’s 6 tuners. It’s on the retail box
     
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  2. Oct 1, 2019 #22 of 284
    Radiolarian

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    I just ordered the cable model of the Edge by phone. They said I was the first order. It is supposed to start shipping between October 7th and October 10th.
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2019 #23 of 284
    scottfll954

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    I dont get it .. from an EX tivo user ..but still interested

    Why would you spend 15.00 a month for service when comcast is 10.00 (I have comcast)

    Why would you deal with a cable card mess

    Why would you deal with wires ...now that comcast is wireless ..

    Plus many more small things

    I dont see the benefit of the EDGE
     
  4. Oct 1, 2019 #24 of 284
    schatham

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    Mini's, Skip mode, non cloud HD, my channels etc.
     
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    JLV03

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    Adam C.

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    I guess it depends on the situation. Verizon now charges something like $25/month for their DVR, and each additional adapter (the equivalent of a Mini) is at least $10-12/month.

    But i agree with your point. The Edge does not seem to offer any technological advancement over previous Tivos to make the upgrade worthwhile for most users.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2019 #27 of 284
    snerd

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    TiVo.com no longer lists a Bolt cable version, but still has Bolt OTA. Roamio OTA also gone.

    The "Streaming Features" for the Edge for cable says "Cast shows from your mobile device to TV". I wonder just what that means.

    Physical dimensions might be different for the two boxes:

    Edge OTA: 11.4 x 7.3 x 1.8
    Edge cable: 10.625 x 8.0 x 1.5

    However, the Edge OTA dimensions are suspiciously the same as the Bolt, so I suspect somebody goofed after copying the Bolt OTA specs and updating them for the Edge OTA.
     
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  8. Oct 1, 2019 #28 of 284
    snerd

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    The official Edge announcement has been out for a few hours now. How come there is no "TiVo Edge" page on TCF? o_O
     
  9. Oct 1, 2019 #29 of 284
    Pokemon_Dad

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    Looks slick, but this seems like too little too late. Also, after my bad experiences with Bolt hardware quality, I would prefer to wait for reports from Edge owners. We're counting on you, @Radiolarian! :)
     
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  10. Oct 1, 2019 #30 of 284
    ADG

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    ALSO - the interface is outstanding (at least the original interface :) ). AND - of most importance to me, I use a Roamio Pro as my primary box and feed it to every other tv in the house so we can move from room to room during playback without missing anything. Most newer equipment (including the Bolt) does not offer component & composite output connections, which I need to "broadcast" the signal.
     
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  11. Oct 1, 2019 #31 of 284
    Mikeguy

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    At least for the OTA, I thought that the pricing was what one could expect and, in fact, I was happy to see that the "special" pricing of the OTA All-In subscription has not been increased. Yes, the box is $100 more than the Bolt OTA, but it's also 2TB storage capacity as compared to the Bolt's 1TB.

    Having said that, it's still $600 between the box and All-In . . . price creep from the days of the Roamio OTA. Promotions and Black Friday sales are good things. ;)
     
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  12. Oct 1, 2019 #32 of 284
    BigJimOutlaw

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    As previously thought, does almost nothing new over the Bolt and wants $950 for it. Yep I'll get right on that.

    Least possible effort. Same dead app platform.

    How do the thermals work? The images seem to lack any ventilation unless it's hidden on the bottom with only millimeters of space afforded by the feet.

    Budget OTA users can standby for a future 2-tuner 500GB model if they so desire. No idea when, but it passed through the FCC.
     
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  13. Oct 1, 2019 #33 of 284
    Pokemon_Dad

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    Interesting use case! I'm sure TiVo would rather you bought a bunch of Minis though.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2019 #34 of 284
    Pokemon_Dad

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    I'm disappointed with the capacity. The Roamio Pro had 3TB five years ago. The Bolt line was disappointing so I bought one from WeaKnees to get 2TB. We've never used all that space, but even with so much of our watching going to streaming now, we'd still prefer at least 3TB here to avoid pressure to delete things before we're ready.
     
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  15. Oct 1, 2019 #35 of 284
    lucidrenegade

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    It was a stupid move to switch to 2.5" HDDs. WD Purple 3.5" drives are up to 12TB now.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2019 #36 of 284
    lucidrenegade

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    Not every cable company has a DVR as advanced as Comcast. :D A lot of them are still using the old Motorola ones with 500GB hard drives and 2 tuners.
     
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  17. Oct 1, 2019 #37 of 284
    Pokemon_Dad

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    True. At this point there are plenty of reasonably-priced 2.5" 3TB drives out there though. It's not like I'm asking for the mythical TiVo Mega. They're just trying to pinch pennies, probably justified by well-crafted wishful projections of future streaming vs. recording.

    And speaking of streaming, we're back to the too little too late issue. I've already moved all our streaming off TiVo and onto Fire and Android sticks/boxes/TVs.
     
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  18. Oct 1, 2019 #38 of 284
    Mikeguy

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    My guess is that the 2TB capacity is at least partly the result of the use of the 2.5" hard drive. Also, I recall TiVo_Ted having stated here previously that the 3TB Bolt boxes were being outsold by the 1TB version--but part of that likely was due to the cost factor.
     
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    krkaufman

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    KevTech

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    Part of the reason has to be for heat control.
    Almost all 3.5 drives now are 7200 RPM or higher while most 2.5 are 5400 RPM and product less heat.
    Not sure I will get Edge since my TV apps already have Dolby Vision.
    Only reason I may consider Edge is for the extra 2 tuners since the Bolt only has 4.
     

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