Just have to say TiVo style strikes again...

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by CIR-Engineering, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Darrell Patton

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    I always thought the Bolt was curved to discourage placing any items on top of it.
     
  2. RichB

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    The empirical evidence is that it did not. I had two fail.

    - Rich
     
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  3. CIR-Engineering

    CIR-Engineering Video Calibration & Electronics Repair Engineer

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    My point exactly. Every other piece of equipment that requires cooling can be, you know, box shaped. But for some reason TiVo feels the need to convince us that their radical chassis design are both beautiful and practical... they fail on form and function.

    My Awesome BOLT Cooling Mods ;-)

    craigr
     
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  4. buildersboy66

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    Yep I never cared for the Bolt, the EDGE is running cool at 48 ODT and much more quiet.
     
  5. RichB

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    It seems the Edge may have improved cooling but I really don't understand the design at all.
    Beauty is subjective, but I think the call for any company is if the design will increase or reduce sales.
    This is not a tough call.

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  6. buildersboy66

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    The design of EDGE is nice, looking at it online vs having it on a shelf in front of you...you will like it.
     
  7. CIR-Engineering

    CIR-Engineering Video Calibration & Electronics Repair Engineer

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    I’m sure I will like it more than the BOLT!

    craigr
     
  8. CIR-Engineering

    CIR-Engineering Video Calibration & Electronics Repair Engineer

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    Could you post a photo? I’d really like to see how it looks in a real environment.

    Thanks,
    craigr
     
  9. buildersboy66

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    A lot cooler...runs at 47 48 no activity. At 51 ODT during current program transferring.
     
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  11. buildersboy66

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    Got to dust bad...frickin back went out on me. Soon LOL.
     
  12. RichB

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    Here is the TiVO Bolt+. I had this little glass shelf that my wife liked:
    TivoBolt+.jpg

    It's cute, I suppose I could ignore the new Edge. Still, I lose capacity.
    The only thing temping me is if it is quieter.

    - Rich
     
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  13. CIR-Engineering

    CIR-Engineering Video Calibration & Electronics Repair Engineer

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    Thanks. It does look better than I expected. Seems to be made of the same dark translucent plastic as the black BOLT.

    One of these days I’ll probably get one or two to replace BOLTs... when they are on sale, when I’m totally satisfied with TE4, and assuming the pre roll adds thing winds up ok.

    Best,
    craigr
     
  14. RichB

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    I believe the weird Edge design may be ignorable. My wife shrugged when I showed it to her.
    So I am on the same page. When there is a lifetime transfer deal, I'll probably get one with the hope that it cuts down the noise.
    I did a fan replacement on my first two but that did not stop them from failing.

    - Rich
     
  15. Wigohwt

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    I hate to say it, but this is probably 100% aesthetic, i.e. no functional reason.
    For "EDGE" a play on the word edge.
    The Bolt was probably named in reverse to this.
     
  16. RichB

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    Of course there was functional reason for this design. It has to cost more to produce, maybe not much.
    However, it comes down to this simple question. Does this have the potential to increase or decrease sales?

    The rational answer is, decrease.
    Folks do not buy TiVo for weird cases. They buy it for its functionality.
    To make this decision, the organization is showing profound inward focus. Ivory tower decision making in action.

    - Rich
     
  17. Mikeguy

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    I agree that a TiVo is purchased for its function over its form, but form often does make a difference in at least a subconscious way, such as an overall impression as to "the experience"--just ask Apple.
     
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  18. Wigohwt

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    It's just formed plastic in a mold. Any cost difference has to be minuscule.

    I really believe it's just made to stand out/be different/catchy, even edgy if you prefer. It was designed to give a visual appearance of "EDGE" unlike the "BOLT" in which the shape was for functional reasons, and the name followed the design. Just the reverse.

    Until someone opens of an EDGE, reports, and posts a pic, or we hear from @TiVo_Ted on the matter, we'll be waiting until then to see if there is any functional reason.
     
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  19. snerd

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    Looks more like a LEDGE to me :D
     

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