Just have to say TiVo style strikes again...

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  1. Oct 7, 2019 #1 of 39
    CIR-Engineering

    CIR-Engineering Video Calibration & Electronics Repair Engineer

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    While the Edge looks much better than the BOLT, I just have to say, can’t they just make a normal shaped piece of kit? I mean seriously, why does the edge have to look like a piece of gear that’s placed on top of another piece of kit and is falling off and needs to be straightened... sigh.

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    I will admit that the asymmetrical design annoys me too. Better than the bendy Bolt, but I very much prefer the box design of my Roamio Plus. The Edge looks more like a Playstation than a TiVo.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    I actually appreciate TiVo looking at the design angle of its products, and veering away from the standard rectangular box (if even with rounded edges) design--my Roamio looks dated (but it's fine and does its job). But then, I also like the design of the Bolt box, and it even in white, as a change.
     
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    CIR-Engineering

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    To each his own of course, but I even thought the Roamio Basic was getting weird. The BOLT is a total mess IMHO. Again IMHO, the edge is somewhere between the Roamio Basic and BOLT.

    It’s just style so everyone’s going to have an opinion. I personally like a plain old 14” wide box that fits properly with other equipment or in an equipment rack.... sigh.

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    trip1eX

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    it looks like a Chinese knockoff of the PS4.
     
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    NickTheGreat

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    I think it looks better than the Bolt, maybe.
     
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    KevTech

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    I think the offset may be for the blower system.
     
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    seaninde

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    It looks like it might be piano gloss black but hard to tell. Why oh why Piano black? The first time you run a dust rag over it, it looks like someone used sandpaper on it. I am hoping the illustration just makes it look that way and its not piano black.
     
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    And the BOLT is curved to help it cool better, but I suppose it would be nice if it turns out to have some functionality.

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    If it is quiet then it is, because my Bolt drives me nuts with that high pitched whine.

    I am hoping the edge is quiet.
     
  14. RichB

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    I think they discovered the problem when they handed the Edge to the web designer. They have gone out of their way to darken the lighting and limit the images of the device. :p

    It would be nice if TiVo would stop taking careful aim at their feet.
    TiVo's do not exist in a vacuum. I though they learned that when the bolt was initially only available in white.

    I don't know if I will pass on this one but probably. I predict that by next year this time there will be a normal black box.
    It makes no sense to increase product cost at the expense of sales.

    If I were Weakness, I'd go into the case business, or maybe a case for the case. ;)

    - Rich
     
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  15. Mikeguy

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    Just wait until the next model comes out (hopefully). ;)
     
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    That was my conclusion, nothing to buy here, move along.
    When the Bolt+ came out white, I found that intolerable as well so I waited for black.

    I was just getting used to that shape but this took 4 takes to believe.

    - Rich
     
  17. Mikeguy

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    My first reaction still tends to be, on seeing it, wondering why the photographer has stacked one EDGE box on another. :p Having said that, I appreciate TiVo trying to go further than just a black, rectangular slab.
     
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    The EDGE design must be driving people with CDO (that's OCD, but alphabetical like it should be!) absolutely crazy.
     
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    It's actually sharp on my shelf. Looks nice.
     
  20. Mikeguy

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    You mean, it's EDGE-y on your shelf. ;)
     
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