Tivo Edge First Impressions

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by seaninde, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

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    Maybe not in your situation. For me, I wanted a faster unit. The Edge does seem snappier. However, the main reason was due to my Bolt+ approaching EOL. I keep our equipment in an unventilated cabinet. Only way possible with the way our living room is designed. There is some air flow, but the TiVo's have traditionally ran hot. Because of this, we usually only get about 3-4 years of life out of them. My Bolt+ is about 3 years old. When our Roamio died, we were out of TV for a week awaiting a replacement. So since then, I replace them every 3 years before they die. The current Bolt is already showing signs of fatigue (random reboots increasing in frequency).
     
  2. compnurd

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    I think you need to mention at least 5-6 more times that you have Sony Master series top tier tvs and need them recalibrated
     
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  3. compnurd

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    Something is off then software wise because that does not happen for me with the Bolt. HDR only kicks on when it is supposed to. i.e. on a channel being broadcast in HDR or a Netflix program in HDR
     
  4. Mikeguy

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    Personally, I would telephone TiVo customer support, alert it to the issue, and ask it to provide one. The user guide for the antenna TiVo EDGE box states that it comes with one.
    https://www.tivo.com/content/dam/tivo/consumer/us/en/pdfs/Tivo_Insert_Antenna_OTA_US.pdf

    In my experience, TiVo customer support has been freer with remotes.
    It's in the user guide, available at the product's webpage. TiVo EDGE for Antenna | Antenna DVR and Streaming | OTA Recording
     
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  5. chicagobrownblue

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    I'd upgrade the internal Roamio drive to 8TB or whatever the max is to get rid of the bulk and you have a new drive that may last years longer plus a lot of archival storage space.
     
  6. Mikeguy

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    Of course, you know your own needs best, but I might recommend for consideration a small cooling fan for your boxes. AC Infinity makes highly-recommended models, both small and quiet, standalone, inexpensive fans and fan cooling pads, likewise quiet. Hopefully, these would extend the lifespan of your boxes.

    E.g.: https://www.amazon.com/AC-Infinity-...WV226KW97P3&psc=1&refRID=B69WP5A8YWV226KW97P3 (single fan unit) and https://www.amazon.com/AC-Infinity-...39BN6WYVQTB&psc=1&refRID=PMB37TSA939BN6WYVQTB (dual fan unit); https://www.amazon.com/AC-Infinity-...2ZW2EGWN5G7&psc=1&refRID=B96B162ZS2ZW2EGWN5G7 (fan cooling pad).
     
  7. JoeKustra

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    That first one is a good value, even for a Roamio.
    Fan on Side.JPG
     
  8. rbronco21

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    You don't want to recalibrate SDR to HDR standards or when a software fix comes along, you're calibrated wrong, and I'm not even sure it will calibrate. If you want to keep it and wait for a fix, turn off HDR.
     
  9. mrsean

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    I thought that the Bolt was originally manufactured by Tivo and that Arris took over sometime before the Bolt Vox. Wasn't their first Tivo product the Mini Vox?
     
  10. longrider

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    I'm not sure if TiVo ever had their own manufacturing, I think it was always contracted out. However the Bolt is 100% a TiVo design while the Edge is just an Arris MG3 with only the modification needed to run TiVo software
     
  11. compnurd

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    No modification needed. The MG3 was designed to run Tivo
     
  12. mattyro7878

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    I stand corrected. I had no idea anybody was putting premium sound in TV's anymore.
     
  13. compnurd

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    It isn’t premium. Rtings still recommends a sound bar or other speakers
     
  14. mattyro7878

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    Are there channels being broadcast in HDR?
     
  15. compnurd

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    Yup. Most of the 4K channels being broadcast by cable companies programs are in HDR
     
  16. seaninde

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    Hmm, I do not know why they would be so different then. I wonder if I just got a bad unit. Can't figure out why the picture would be so off.
     
  17. mschnebly

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    So just turning off HDR is an acceptable solution? Isn't HDR supposed to be one of the best advances in TV picture quality? So yeah, just turn it off. Problem solved.
     
  18. Bobby-Tivo

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    I have HDR turned on on my 4K FireStick and the colors are great, it's actually an improvement. But on the Edge... ehh, that is NOT an improvement, like I said before I had to adjust my TV settings for that input and even then the color red was still just too "rich" or "deep" or something. When I turned it off and returned my settings back to normal things were great, that's when I noticed the difference in the way the Tivo GUI (TE4) looks when it's on and when it's off, I like it better off.

    It may just be me and my visual preference or my TV (an LG 4K 50'), but I can do without it.

    But after thinking for a sec, it can't be my TV because HDR on the 4K FireStick looks great. Well, I didn't buy the Edge for the HDR anyway so it's not a big deal for me, BUT I can see how that might be a big deal to someone else. And I must say this, if the HDR toggle switch was NOT available, I would feel some kind of way about this box, because I don't like it. So far that's the only thing I don't like about this new box, but since they did add a switch it's not a deal breaker. Well that and the fact that my Slide Pro remote is NOT compatible with it, not a deal breaker but VERY disappointing.
     
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  19. Gary Warner

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    What cable company broadcasts in 4k?
     
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  20. KevTech

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    Tivo changed the way HDR is handled in Edge.
    Another thing we will have to wait and be fixed.

    See this post by @TiVo_Ted : TiVo Edge and "Auto" HDR Question
     
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