TiVo Edge (Series 7 DVR for Cable)

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  1. Aug 9, 2019 #521 of 1057
    Joe3

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    If history is any guide to the amount of problem calls that TiVo could get, but has no control over, you might go back to the early cable card years.

    TiVo would be smart for now to build full functional TiVo apps on streaming devices, and put their efforts in improving itself.
     
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  2. Aug 9, 2019 #522 of 1057
    d_anders

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    Well, they are working on TiVo apps to run on streaming devices. Notably Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV and they are due out to start trickling out soon.


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  3. Aug 12, 2019 #523 of 1057
    pj1983

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    I'm a little slow on some of this stuff, so please bear with me -- does this mean that my stockpile of Minis is about to take a nosedive in value? I already have a Mini, Roku, and FireTV dongle hooked up to some of my TV's for "testing". I'd love to ditch at least one of those devices per set; if it has to be a Mini, that's life, I guess.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2019 #524 of 1057
    cwoody222

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    Well, the new apps won’t be quite as good as mimicking the full TiVo experience as the Minis are.

    Quality is rumored to be topped off at 720P. And it’s streaming so FF, REW and commercial skipping isn’t going to work as well, I’m sure.

    We won’t know any other trade offs until it launches.

    I don’t think it’ll be any replacement for the Mini. But it’s a free option, with some limitations, so that’s good.
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2019 #525 of 1057
    Dan203

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    Maybe. Depends on how well the apps work. In the past they had an app for FireTV. Because the TiVo had to transcode on the fly for it to work it wasn’t really an ideal replacement for the Mini. Some people may find it acceptable, but most people will probably still prefer the Mini.

    That being said Minis don’t have a ton of resale value anyway. I've bought several over the years and never paid more than 30-50% their original value.
     
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  6. Aug 25, 2019 #526 of 1057
    BigJimOutlaw

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    An updated Vox remote passed through FCC. No useful information, other than it's black. :p

    The original was the TGN-CRB97. This one is CRB97C.

    Something electronic about it is different enough for it to be considered Original Equipment, but that could just be a result of a new supplier or whatever. It has a confidentiality hold on pictures, though, so they don't want us seeing the face yet.

    I guess the take-away is that the Vox remote may be carried over, with some button adjustments or new buttons they don't want us to see. But nothing substantial.
     

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  7. Aug 25, 2019 #527 of 1057
    Dan203

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    Maybe the pictures have a confidentiality hold because it's got a button with one of these on it?

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  8. Aug 26, 2019 #528 of 1057
    mrsean

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    I can't believe this close to CEDIA that have so little info about what Tivo is planning to reveal.
     
  9. Aug 26, 2019 #529 of 1057
    celtic pride

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    It would be nice if the remote was backlit, my house is dark and i always have to turn on the lamp because i keep pushing the input button instead of the back button!
     
  10. Aug 26, 2019 #530 of 1057
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Anything less is a big waste of time, imo.

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  11. Aug 26, 2019 #531 of 1057
    NashGuy

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    Yes, hopefully the big reveal on the other side of the remote is a Google Assistant button -- highly suggesting that the device runs Android TV (although it wouldn't *have* to in order to offer GA -- see the DISH Hopper 3).

    OTOH, maybe the big reveal is simply that the thumb buttons have disappeared. ;-)
     
  12. Aug 26, 2019 #532 of 1057
    tiller

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    This might be beating a dead horse, but all this doesn't matter if they don't come up with a viable platform for consistently adding streaming apps. For instance, bringing back Comcast On Demand, or support for Disney + and ESPN streaming apps. One of the great features of TiVo is having all the major streaming apps available so we don't have to change inputs on the TV. But no support for on demand and not word one about Disney streaming products is not good. Without knowledge of how they plan to grow their product line to keep up with new technology, I am reluctant to entertain the idea of purchasing a new $400 box.
     
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  13. Aug 26, 2019 #533 of 1057
    Dan203

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    That's the whole point of switching to Android TV. It allows access to Google Play so streaming services don't have to create a special app just for TiVo. Plus they have the clout of Google pressuring them to support the platform. (like they're currently doing with Hulu) A switch to Android TV will mean that new apps, like Disney+, DC Universe, HBONow, etc... will be supported out of the box. The demo video TiVo has on their site for the MSO Android TV box clearly shows Google Play in the apps list so I assume that means you can install any app that's Android TV compliant that's in the Google Play store.
     
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  14. Aug 26, 2019 #534 of 1057
    foghorn2

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    You guys are way on topic, way are you all talking about the Edge ? :D
     
  15. Aug 26, 2019 #535 of 1057
    NashGuy

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    Correct.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2019 #536 of 1057
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  17. Aug 27, 2019 #537 of 1057
    HenryPolk87

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    We already seen the front of new Tivo remote for running a Android Tv with TiVo in past.

    I heard it’s going to have a user interface so it looks just like the Tivo Hyrda guide and all.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2019 #538 of 1057
    HenryPolk87

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    My TiVo Premiere 2 tuner is running slow but it still working.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2019 #539 of 1057
    HenryPolk87

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    Yes it seems like we’re talking about Edge remote.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2019 #540 of 1057
    BigJimOutlaw

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    The above remote isn't likely the Edge remote. It passed FCC earlier in the year as a basic remote for their Android streaming box, which partners may or may not use. Yes, the UI is Hydra.
     

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