New Edge- Observations

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by Skye, Jun 29, 2020 at 8:38 AM.

  1. Skye

    Skye Member

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    So yesterday I got an EDGE to replace my 5 year old Bolt. Mainly to get more tuners as we were always running out on the Bolt.

    Setup started really well, ran thru the downloads and had a picture up in about 30 minutes. Then after about an hour the unit crashed with a Serious Error screen saying it needed 3 hours to repair. Not a good start. I called TIVO and arranged for a replacement, but let the EDGE keep running. About 30 minutes later it came back on. It has been working perfectly since then. Might not need replacement.

    Some things I noticed:

    HDR mode is useless. I don't want cable TV remapped to a sudo HDR color space. Its overblown and artificial. Off it went.

    The GUI is faster thanks to the newer CPU.

    To me, using an LG C8 OLED the picture is sharper than the Bolt. The Bolt always looked very soft and full of MPEG noise thanks to Spectrum Cable low bit rates. The tuners on the EDGE seem to do a much better job of working with the signal that Spectrum supplies. Much less noise. Also, may not mean anything but the signal level and the SNR are higher with the Edge. 100/44 vs. 94/32.

    Colors are much more lifelike than from the Bolt. In fact the picture is so much better I wonder if I had a defective Bolt.

    One of the biggest fixes for me was I no longer am getting the tuner time out that the Bolt had. Using the Bolt if I did not change channels at least every 4 hours Spectrum would turn that channel off thanks to SDV. The Edge is keeping channels live as long as I want. Must be sending a ping of some sort to do a keep alive.

    Was hoping that the EDGE would start to use the MPEG4 streams that Spectrum is sending alongside the MPEG2 streams, but the mapping still points the tuners to MPEG2. I can force MPEG4 if I disconnect the Cisco Tuning adapter, but then I lose many of the SDV channels.

    ODT temp is 51. I had to mod my Bolt to get to that temperature.

    So other than the weird crash, I am happy with the EDGE. A real improvement over my Bolt.
     
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  2. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear. I havent seen too many people totally happy with the Edge. Of course happy people usually dont post on forums.
     
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  3. karlegas

    karlegas Karl Egas

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    I am happy to with my new Edge, at begining my wife complain about the font size on the screen but is a better improve over the Bolt in speed.

    Do you know why there is a complete manual of the Edge like the older Tivos have? Maybe somebody know where can get one in PDF?

    Also, there is a beta program for the Tivo Edge?

    Carlos
     
  4. synch22

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    Just got my OTA edge coming from Roamio Cable.

    this thing is fast, picture is great and it’s still working for me despite low signal level (first time antenna user it’s in the attic) signal is 60’s and picture is clear as day.

    only bummer is what I paid for this with lifetime yesterday and now I see a post with a cheap option through channel master. I’m going to keep it for now and not jump through hoops. I’m all good with it streaming the channels to all V1 minis in the house.

    still haven’t figured out how to transfer all roamio shows to the edge so I can put the roamio away , will give it a few days to see if it’s a authorization .

    edge is solid for now.
     
  5. synch22

    synch22 Member

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    Looks like transfers from Roamio to edge do not work, I can get Edge to Roamio just fine .

    both on Hydra .
     
  6. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what model you got but the current Channel Master offer is for 500GB 2 tuner model. Best I've seen for the 2TB 4 tuner model is $500 (plus tax). The 4 tuner OTA model is sold out almost everywhere though last I looked Amazon had 7 left, sold by Channel Master, for the $500 with lifetime.

    Perhaps you could transfer from Roamio to Edge with Tivo Online?

    Edit:

    the 2 tuner Edge would probably not work with your Minis, need at least a 4 tuner model.
     

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