TiVo EDGE now available in Canada... but listed as only a 2 tuner?

Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by LarryAtHome, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. LarryAtHome

    LarryAtHome Member

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    TiVo will ship the EDGE OTA to Canadian addresses from within Canada, but is listed in multiple places as only being 2 tuner.
    TiVo would not ship the Roamio or BOLT to Canada, but now with the EDGE, they will ship it to a Canadian customer. The new Canadian ordering web site is at
    Tivo dot com slash ca

    (can a moderator please put a link in here...)
     
  2. longrider

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  3. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It has some interesting specs:

    Record up to 75 HD hours and four shows at once with 500 GB of storage and 2 tuners
     
  4. JackMcC

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    Everything is more expensive in Canada, except maybe Molson beer.

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  5. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    A 2-tuner 500GB OTA Edge looks a lot like the cheaper version of the Antenna Edge that has been speculated about. I guess TiVo really did make it after all, but didn't want to launch it along with the more expensive 4-tuner version for fear it would hurt sales. I guess Canada gets the 2-tuner version for a while first before TiVo eventually launches it in the U.S., probably after a few more months.
     
  6. Mikeguy

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    Interesting--why lessen the specs for Canada?
     
  7. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    To reduce the price. The U.S. will probably get the cheaper 2-tuner version eventually.
     
  8. Mikeguy

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    I guess the fear being (and/or market research showing) that a person in Canada wouldn't spend more for a more robust TiVo box. $300 CAD (the price in Canada) = $227 US.
     
  9. tarheelblue32

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    I suspect that will be about the price it sells for when they start selling it in the U.S. too.
     
  10. Mikeguy

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    Plus Lifetime gets to close to/around the price of the Bolt OTA plus Lifetime (comparatively and with those specs, I'd go the Bolt OTA).
     
  11. tarheelblue32

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    They'll probably wait to release the 2-tuner Edge until after they sell their remaining stock of Bolt OTAs.
     
  12. eric102

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    Interesting, record 4 shows at once with 2 tuners?
     
  13. LarryAtHome

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    TiVo support has confirmed that the Canadian version of the EDGE Antenna is only 2 tuners.


    Chat Transcript
    "Yes, the Edge for Canada is only two tuners."
     
  14. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I saw that as well, and thought that it either is a typo., or some new tech. capability . . . .
     
  15. LarryAtHome

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    They also specify
    "TiVo EDGE for antenna works optimally with up to four (4) TiVo Minis"

    Hopefully they will correct their information soon.
     
  16. snerd

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    Technically, a single EDGE for antenna can "work with" as many as 11 Minis, but only 3 can borrow tuners simultaneously. The others can still all access recordings from the EDGE.

    Perhaps the Canadian TiVo can still host Mini's, unlike the 2-tuner Premiere.
     
  17. JackMcC

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    Theoretically possible with a digital receiver and time division multiplexing but highly unlikely.

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  18. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    If you've got coax going to the secondary outlets, might as well use the TV tuner for live TV and let the Tivo use its tuners for recording.
     
  19. krkaufman

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    LUX or VOX remote?
     
  20. LarryAtHome

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    I really don't like the news that TiVo to PC transfers may be gone for good, and am amazed others are not upset about this also.

    Here is a short list of issues we are tracking:
    4. TiVo-to-Go transfers from Edge to a PC are not working. We are still investigating what may be happening here, but TTG is not technically a supported feature so I'm not sure when/if there will be a fix for this one.
     
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