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Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by CloudAtlas, Oct 1, 2019.
Yes my cable company has there 4K channel on QAM and my mini vox displays the channel in 4K HLG HDR
What about an offer for a $100 lifetime transfer to the Edge from an old TiVo?
We'll find out next CES in January.
As long as Netflix and Amazon update their apps. We should be good. But Tivo+ is a trainwreck right now. A LOT of lag going on.
Fios has a couple of part-time 4K QAM channels.
Sure, but I don't see that happening any time soon.
TiVo_Ted has chimed in with answers to some of our questions over on the original Edge speculation thread: TiVo Edge (Series 7 DVR for Cable)
TiVo, like every consumer electronics company, is more than willing to let the early adopters pay full price (if you want it badly enough, you get to pay list). At some future point there might be one/more discount offerings, but never refuse full price at initial release time.
I would not be surprised that either Black Friday, or the (typical) next mid-year upgrade "sale" might offer better prices (especially for upgraders who might be offered a lifetime/all-in transfer at an aggressive price), but you have to be willing to wait, wait, and wait (which is not always easy if you want it now, now, now).
No time soon. Check back in late July/Aug 2020 time frame.
Not sure why anyone would give Tivo money for this given the lack of support for the Bolt ecosystem. Especially when it comes to 4K/HDR and app support. Apps are very limited and out of date due to the OS they use, and there's no Dolby Vision support on the Bolt despite there being no technical reason I'm aware of why it can't support it. Unless major architectural changes have been made, I'd expect more of the same on the Edge. Pretty frustrated with Tivo as someone who paid like $600 for a lifetime Bolt as an all-in-one 4K box which it never even came close to being even years later.
Also, the huge Disney+ launch is soon and I doubt Tivo is going to have any app support for it on any generation (or at least I've seen zero indication that they will). So enjoy your already-obsolete streaming cable box.
Ten dollars? Does Comcast no longer charge an HD fee? Do they no longer charge for DVR service? I am a Comcast customer and if an HD DVR is ten bucks...I would look at one for a month to see if pq is better than my Roamio.
Are you talking about Comcast DVR rental?
My Comcast package includes a XG1v4 6 tuner 4K DVR at no monthly charge should I choose to get it but I prefer Tivo.
Most packages in my area now include HD fee and DVR at no extra charge except the real cheap packages like Saver.
Thanks for helping educate me--I know almost nothing about Dolby Vision and Atmos. And so, those technologies don't currently come into play with broadcast TV?
This is one of those cases where "it depends", and part of the depends is your package/bundle, and your location. Many (not all) of the new(er) packages include the HD Tech fee, and the first box is "free", so adding the DVR service is only $10/mo more than the package if the package does not already include the DVR service (some of the newest ones in certain locations include the DVR service). However, as with all else, your specifics may vary. And if you are already using a CableCARD as your (free) first box, then you also would see an additional fee to add a box (which I think ends up being around $12.50/mo because of two associated fees) to your account (or exchange your CableCARD for a X1 branded box for your testing?).
In practice, I suspect the pq of the X1 boxen is not likely to be significantly different than your roamio if you are talking classic linear QAM cable channels, as the bits are the same (and Comcast does compress aggressively for linear QAM). Only those channels offered over IPTV may be different, and only some locations have started offering many of their offerings via IPTV (so, again, location, location, location).
I am semi considering as I have a 10 year old 2-tuner Premiere. If the right deal came, I might bite. I don't really want to wait until the Premiere dies. Might have to look at one of the cable Bolt's since they seem to be reduced to sell.
ATSC 3.0 Broadcast TV has the capability to offer enhanced capabilities. There is currently only a small number of ATSC 3.0 broadcasting channels, and as the Edge is not documented to support ATSC 3.0, that will require the (rumored) ATSC 3.0 dongle at some future date to be able to take advantage of any of those enhanced capabilities.
How accessible is the hard drive? Anyone know?
Thanks. And so the only real reasons to get the Edge box, for me (over my Bolt box), would be (1) the slightly more powerful chip + greater RAM, and (2) supporting TiVo's financial efforts. I think that I'm happy with my Bolt box.
Except for the (special) person who got one to replace their bolt, it is not yet (officially) shipping so I don't expect an ifixit teardown/repair guide for another few weeks at the earliest (one persons trivial is another persons impossible).