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Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by CloudAtlas, Oct 1, 2019.
Maybe TiVo wrote new software for the IBM 360 that they use for a server.
Has anyone used a VOX remote with the original TE3 software? I would like to get the LUX remote but not if pressing the Voice button would cause it to ask for an "upgrade" to Hydra.
They also use the Bolt's size/weight on the Edge OTA's main product page. Their web team screws up every release.
I also cringed hard at the "Streaming Features" section of the main product page where they try to compare themselves to a Recast, Roku and Apple TV... Are they kidding?
I have not actually done it, but I am going to say this anyway: Pressing the vox button on ANY remote with a TiVo box running TE3 WILL cause the box to start/request an upgrade (downgrade) to TE4 software. This is because TE3 CANNOT use VOX. The good news is that, as I understand it, you always have an opportunity to refuse the software change before TE4 actually destroys your working TiVo.
A seemingly glaring app availability issue for the EDGE series ... no VUDU.
See: Tivo Customer Support Community
Any ETA, @TiVo_Ted ??
Does Edge have any lights?
Looks like it does not have any at all.
Edit: I downloaded the user guide and Edge has three lights in the bottom right corner.
Yes 3 in the bottom right
Hmm Maybe Vudu will have the first DV app
I was hoping VUDU might provide a hint but their UHD compatibility list hasn’t been updated since December, when HDR was added for the BOLT. (Mini VOX isn’t even listed.)
Vudu UHD - Compatible Devices List - Vudu Forums
OMG I need VUDU. Lets ship them puppies out BTW. TiVo said I would have my edge by Saturday.
I wonder why if i have to pay more for the cable edge i dont get the lux remote? If i buy the lux remote i assume it will work with the cable edge?
The new remote should have been with cable version not OTA. Not a big deal for me but seriously makes no sense. How about packing a new remote in the box separately TiVo? TED?
No doubt. I've only owned three Tivos, but have not paid a whole lot for any of them. My first was a Toshiba labeled SD Tivo I bought in the early 2000s that came with "Tivo basic" included which was only three days of guide. You could pay to upgrade to full service but I never did.
I used it until about 10 years ago when I was able to get a big break on the purchase of lifetime for a Premiere due to owning that older box with basic service. Then a while back I bought a Bolt on one of those deals giving a massive discount to transfer lifetime from the Premiere. But they never did - it still has lifetime, even though I just let it sit around gathering dust.
I considered taking advantage of the recent offer to do the same deal again, planning to sell the never used Bolt w/lifetime on eBay. I checked and verified my Premiere is still eligible for that deal, but I forgot about it until it was too late. Hopefully the deal comes back again, either for a heavily discounted Bolt when they are trying to clear inventory for the Edge or for an Edge.
I think I paid about $200 for the first Tivo, either $300 or $400 for the Premiere (can't recall) and $400 for the Bolt, so I'm basically at $1000 for well over 15 years of using a Tivo. I would have spent several times that much had I been renting a DVR from the cable company (and pretty sure it was a few years after I got my first one before they even offered one)
Its been a great run, but the Edge is the first one that hasn't tempted me even slightly. While I didn't upgrade until the Premiere, I considered the 3/HD. My cable company just didn't have enough HD channels to be worth it at first. I would have considered the Roamio if a good deal had come along, but I'm glad I waited for the Bolt as it was a much bigger step up and I got a great deal on it. The whole TE4 thing (even before the preroll ad fiasco) means the Bolt is the last Tivo I'll ever use. If it were to die on me, I'd just buy another one either off Tivo's site refurbished, or used off eBay.
Close! You can effectively disable the VOX button by holding both C+TiVo buttons for a few seconds to put the remote in IR mode. The downside is that you have to be more careful about where you point the remote. For me, that has been better than getting the "upgrade nag", but I really don't like the layout of the VOX remote. Maybe I'll buy another RCN remote from ebay.
True, especially if you have a Roamio VOX sitting on top of your Premiere. But, does a VOX remote allow IR channel settings? With all the interference in my viewing room, I get dropped into IR mode a lot anyway.
Yes, the VOX remote allows IR channel settings. I have two Bolts and a Premiere in the same room, so I've set them all to non-zero IR channels to avoid having multiple boxes respond when any remote drops to IR. One feature that TiVo did right.
hard pass if the new horrible ui experience is not avoidable. no te3 = no purchase. if hard drive isnt trivially upgradeable also a pass.
The cable EDGE *is* more expensive than the OTA model, but the OTA model has a bigger price difference from its BOLT-equivalent, yes?
I can’t imagine not.
One-click ad skipping is awesome.
Comcast's 500gb maximum storage is, in the age of HD (and coming 4k) ridiculously small. X1 Cloud DVR I'm actually unhappy at the Edge's limit of 2TB.
Cable cards & wires are, for me, definitely among life's lesser irritations.
Comcast's compressed feed for their X1 cloud DVR is horrible. Most people have no idea what a really good TV picture looks like.
Plus the X1 interface is just terrible. I don't want thumbnail pics of everything. When I tried X1 the comcast guy told me the horrible picture was the best I was going to get with their compressed signal. I had him take it back and kept my old Motorola box which is crystal clear, gorgeous picture. There is no way comcast can get a great picture with that much compression.
You need a local drive based DVR, so Tivo fits the bill.