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Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by WRX09MD, Jul 31, 2020.
Anyone picking up a new Edge with the 350 off coupon?
I was hoping to with a transfer of lifetime from my 10 year old Premiere box, but straight up with tax, I still think $638 for a lifetime TiVo Edge is too much. Need a Roku, Apple TV or other streaming stick to supplement it anyway to get all the apps. I'll just keep chugging along with my Roamio Plus/Roku combo.
I’m still running two Roamio Pros, i’m thinking about jumping on the sale. I could recoup some funds with lifetime on both Romios.
I was hoping for a lifetime transfer offer too but honestly discounting the lifetime to $199 withOUT a transfer is better because you can resale the old unit.
The days of them offering a FREE transfer are long gone so I’d have expected a $99-$199 transfer fee anyway.
But my 6-year old Roamio is still rock solid so I have no need. Knock on wood.
I’m just wanting the 4k with the edge. I’ve had no issues either with both of my 7yo pros
Came here with the same thought.
I have a Premiere with Lifetime and 2TB (maybe more, I forget)... I figure I can sell that for something?
I also have an old HD that I may or may not be able to get to work again (it was flaky, but I might be able to get it right)...
What's the deal with this Edge? Are there advertisements or any of that? My Premiere has been great, but if I can get some coin out of it on eBay and pick up a new unit? Bonus if I can get the HD up and running and sell that too?
It will have TE4 so it should have pre-roll ads. Not sure if you can call to have them removed with the Edge.
The new UI is one reason i’m not liking it. I’ve seen several on the FB group that have opted out of the pre roll ads by calling.
I am not sure if have a Tivo is worth it anymore. Streaming service with DVR almost same cost of Cable service. Also, only advantage I see is the direct channel tuning.
I’ve got a pretty gig with Verizon. I’ve got 1gig internet, phone and all the channels for 140 a month. I love my tivos with minis throughout the house. It’s something I want to keep.
I ordered an Edge for cable yesterday and gladly took the $350 discount. I've been waiting a month now for this sale to come along.
I'm in a different situation that the overwhelming majority of you. I'm switching from Ziply Fiber for cable TV to Xfinity. I'd already made this decision back in late June but recently found out from a Ziply technician that they're going to take away cable TV service at some point in the future when their cable contract runs out (whatever that means). Today I noticed a channel I sometimes watch on weekends has now disappeared. It wouldn't surprise me if this is a trend.
Having never used Tivo I come with a completely different mindset. I've been using a Motorola DVR and set top boxes. Even an Edge that is a firmware work in progress will be as is a massive upgrade in my world. And if I don't like it that's fine, I return it within 30 days and get the X1.
I had decided if I was going to move to Tivo I'd go for the all-in-service or not at all.
In addition to saving $350 on the Edge. I also grabbed the last 2 Mini Voxes from a local Best Buy at $50 off each a couple weeks back. I've now saved $450 for 3 TVs. I'm in $860 to Tivo. If this all works I will save close to $600/year on my cable bill without sacrificing any cable channels that we watch. Fiscally my breakeven point is under 2 years. That's why I'm reeeeaaally hoping I like it.
Welcome to the family, dysfunctional as it is sometimes. I've owned at least every model of Tivo except the Premier and the Edge. I've also used several cable company boxes including the Xfinity X1 (working out of town on a several month project).
For me the Tivo has always been head and shoulders above any cable DVR, both in features and ease of use. I've always bought the lifetime service (now called All-In) and always came out ahead financially over paying monthly or yearly.
I do believe you will find it a massive upgrade. You're getting a great bargain at that sale price. Good luck and enjoy your Tivo.
Deuga, my thought process is the same as your’s. I was in the same boat as you also about 7 yrs ago. I’ve saved a nice chunk of change myself by switching to tivo. It’s honestly better at everything in my opinion. Cable company boxes have too much going on and are expensive, tivo has everything you need and is organized. I don’t think you’ll be returning it.
i just bought two Edges with lifetime yesterday. I have a tegular mini in the daughters bedroom and will continue to use it.
I just bit the bullet and jumped on the sale. I still have a HD that's been going strong since 2009 with no repairs or upgrades. Not sure how much longer I can possibly get out of it before it dies one day. It'll be nice to have more than 20 hours of HD capacity haha
AT&T TV NOW streaming service has direct channel tuning if you use the Android TV app on their box. Worked sporadically on Fire TV app but ultimately got removed.
With some streaming services you can go directly to specific channels using voice commands.
Not ATT Now. ATT TV
It's a good sale, but I still can't justify it while my Bolt and Roamio are working. Never mind the TE4 issues.
You should know that Xfinity is on a similar path. They're not planning to drop TV service altogether, but they're going to drop the version of it that's compatible with TiVos, in favor of a pure IPTV service (which the TiVo could theoretically be programmed to receive, but, won't be). No one knows exactly when, but IIRC it has already happened in some areas (where Comcast is using EPON). Elsewhere (everywhere), some new channels are IPTV-only, and not available on TiVo.
Looks like the forthcoming OTT version of TVision will also feature direct channel tuning. Like AT&T TV, TVision is going to release their own custom Android TV streamer and the remote control for it has most of the typical cable remote buttons, including a 0-9 keypad and channel up/down. So, like AT&T TV, looks like TVision will offer a fairly traditional cable TV-like experience as opposed to YouTube TV and Hulu Live.
Yeah, it's been on Comcast's internal published roadmap to go to IPTV-only for years. It's taking them a long time but I see no evidence that they've abandoned those plans.
We know that the next major IP network upgrade will be the rollout of DOCSIS 4.0 and that seems like a logical time when QAM TV might be eliminated from cable networks, with a conversion to all-IP. D4.0 specs were only published this March, so it'll be awhile yet before any cableco implements them. DOCSIS 3.1 specs were originally released in 2013 and Comcast lit up the first round of D3.1 markets in 2016. So maybe D4.0 goes live in some Comcast markets in 2023?
Exact same situation for me. I'm running both a Roameo and Bolt under TE3. I can't see being forced into TE4 right now. I have used pyTivo for too many years to upload videos to my Tivo (Thank you Sir for that ability). Not going to stop now. I'll admit it was tempting for a minute just because of the price. I could activate the Edge then keep it in a closet until my other Tivos died. But, considering I've never upgraded because the Tivo died, but only because of improved features and speed. So I'll just wait. Based on the lifespan of my other Tivos IPTV may be required by the time I need a new Tivo anyway.