TE3 or TE4

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by KevTech, Aug 7, 2019.

Which software do you use on your Tivo?

  1. TE3

    59 vote(s)
    54.1%
  2. TE4

    33 vote(s)
    30.3%
  3. Both

    15 vote(s)
    13.8%
  4. TE3 as can not use TE4 on this Tivo

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. Aug 7, 2019 #1 of 33
    KevTech

    KevTech Active Member

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    Since the Tivo New Experience (Hydra) Yay/Nay thread just asks what software people prefer I thought I would see what people who visit the forum are actually using right now on their Tivo.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2019 #2 of 33
    Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ N5GGG

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    TE3. I want to be able to replace the hard drive if it goes out again, without worrying about which model, since TE4 is picky.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2019 #3 of 33
    OrangeTurtle

    OrangeTurtle Member

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I upgraded (finally) back in March when I got my bolt refurb and went TE4. I just went back to TE 3 last week. I like the look of grid guide on TE4 better, but I feel like the maneuvering through the menu on TE 4 is a little messier. Never been one to need live guide, but it's nice to try once in a while. I likely will go back to TE 4 at some point, but happy to be living in the past again.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2019 #4 of 33
    dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Poll fail,
    You left out "both" as an answer for those of us with multiple units, you can go back and edit that.
     
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  5. Aug 8, 2019 #5 of 33
    jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    TE3. I'm too used to it to switch.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2019 #6 of 33
    KevTech

    KevTech Active Member

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    Edited but I will say I know some people who have TE3 on all units and some that have TE4 on all units.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2019 #7 of 33
    just4tivo

    just4tivo Active Member

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    TE4 doesn't offer anything I want or need so I'll stick to TE3.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2019 #8 of 33
    Joe3

    Joe3 Active Member

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    TE4 doesn't offer, it takes away.
     
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  9. Aug 8, 2019 #9 of 33
    JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Both. All basic Roamio boxes. Same with Mini: both.

    Just to be accurate, there should be a box for "TE3 - No Choice"
     
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  10. KevTech

    KevTech Active Member

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    added
     
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  11. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Should there also be a "TE4 - No Choice" (for the Bolt OTA)?
     
  12. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I'm on TE3 exclusively right now. But to be fair, TE4 offers, in a more major sphere, voice and auto ad-skipping.
     
  13. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Those folks can answer for their fleet then :)
    Thanks for adding the options.
     
  14. Car guy

    Car guy New Member

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    TE4 and hate it. Wish I could go back easily.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Technically I have both, because I have a Bolt in my office that's running TE4. But I almost never use that unit directly. I stream from it using either my main Bolt or my Mini. So I'm 99.9% TE3. I really don't care for TE4. They've improved it since the initial release, but it's still got areas where it's just weird and hard to use.
     
  16. AntiPC

    AntiPC Well-Known Member

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    Technically I have both too. The Summer Sale Bolt has TE4, but I put it in the living room so I've been using it quite a bit. I'm just not feeling the hate yet, so I'll probably leave it that way. The other 4 tivos and 9 minis are on TE3. I worry more about upgrading the older hardware to a software version with more overhead.
     
  17. cmaquilino16

    cmaquilino16 Member

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    Have TE3 on roamio Pro and mini. Just got bolt vox in summer deal TE4 on it giving it a try. I will probably leave TE3 on the other two if not broke do not fix it.
     
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  18. tiv0 newbie

    tiv0 newbie New Member

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    Can you tell me what (if any) communication/connection the TE3 devices have with the TE4 Bolt and vice versa? While on the TE4 bolt can you watch recorded shows that are on the TE3 devices and vice versa?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  19. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    All TE3 all the time. TE4 seems to have been developed to support some as yet unproven product roadmap. It certainly does not serve customer needs.
     
  20. AntiPC

    AntiPC Well-Known Member

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    My devices are fully networked and I haven't seen any TE3/TE4 incompatibility. I watch shows from my TE3 Roamio OTA frequently on the new Bolt.
     
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