TiVo Edge (Series 7 DVR for Cable)

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  1. Jun 18, 2019 #41 of 1057
    ej42137

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    I wish that I lived in that parallel universe where there are other products competing and innovating against TiVo.
     
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  2. Jun 19, 2019 #42 of 1057
    Mikeguy

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    Well, there is competition, right? E.g. Amazon's Recast. Innovation, now, that's a different thing.
     
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  3. Jun 19, 2019 #43 of 1057
    Mikeguy

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    He also noted that the 1TB Bolt boxes were outselling the 3TB Bolt boxes. A major price sensitivity for lots of people?
     
  4. Jun 19, 2019 #44 of 1057
    Series3Sub

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    Nixing MoCA was probably about reducing costs to meet a particular price point for the OTA market.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2019 #45 of 1057
    OrangeCrush

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    Have you found anything definitive about that? The BCM7445 has ARM Cortex A15 cores, but the teardowns have shown a BCM7449 in the Bolts and I haven't been able to find any specs on it beyond "12,000 Dhyrstone MIPS."
     
  6. Jun 19, 2019 #46 of 1057
    Anotherpyr

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    Could also be that buying a 1TB and upgrading to 3TB was cheaper than buying a 3TB
     
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  7. Jun 19, 2019 #47 of 1057
    HerronScott

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    You would expect anything in the BCM74xx family to have a similar design and I believe the BCM7448 and BCM7449 (released in 2015) are just newer versions of the BCM7445 (released in 2013) with either better specs or features (I can't find anything either though on what those would be. :))

    Scott
     
  8. Jun 19, 2019 #48 of 1057
    dave13077

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    Maybe finally a special promotion for those of us with a Roamio that want to upgrade. Maybe something similar to the Premier -> Bolt deal a few months back?
     
  9. Jun 19, 2019 #49 of 1057
    Mikeguy

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    That's what I just did (going from a 500GB), and part of the reason (the other being, I thought that 500GB could be enough). :D Although I suspect that this is an explanation for only a relatively few units.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2019 #50 of 1057
    DVR_Dave

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    If you're going to upgrade, you would by a 500GB, not a 1TB.
     
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  11. Jun 19, 2019 #51 of 1057
    krkaufman

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    Understood, but $5 savings? (Minus the additional support hassles.)
     
  12. Jun 19, 2019 #52 of 1057
    krkaufman

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    Never an option for the DVRs in question, 6-tuner CableCARD-only models. Right?
     
  13. Jun 19, 2019 #53 of 1057
    CloudAtlas

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    The two models are not equal.

    500GB Bolt - 4 tuners, Cable+Antenna $199
    1TB Bolt - 6 Tuners, Cable only. $299
     
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  14. Jun 19, 2019 #54 of 1057
    Diana Collins

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    In several of the initial test reports they list the equipment tested, and for HDD they specify:

    Brand: SEAGATE
    Model: ST2000VT000
    Product: Video 2.5 HDD
     
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  15. Jun 19, 2019 #55 of 1057
    ashipkowski

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    If you phrase your search query just so, you can find out that the TiVo actually uses a BCM7449S, which does turn up results unlike searching on BCM7449. Then this doc, for a Cisco box: https://www.dslreports.com/r0/download/2257808~b1b7c0b1b5b6763aee19d8389c27024c/Cisco_CAV10242.pdf partway through says "The BCM7449S SoC provides dual-core ARM B15 CPUs, [...]"
     
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  16. Jun 19, 2019 #56 of 1057
    Joe3

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    Don't forget Tablo, and HD HomeRun available at the end of this month. OTA, but with their features, and with TiVo offering, so far, a "spiffy" name change and a possible down grade in HD, how along will it take before the competition catches them asleep and drops in a cable card to go after TiVo in a big way?

    Just saying~
     
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  17. Jun 19, 2019 #57 of 1057
    DVR_Dave

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    I forgot they now offer a 1TB 6-tuner Bolt. Originally all 6-tuner Bolt+ were 3TB, right?
     
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  18. Jun 19, 2019 #58 of 1057
    lucidrenegade

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    Zatz doesn't think the Edge will be based on their new Android platform. Sucks, but not unexpected.
     
  19. Jun 19, 2019 #59 of 1057
    Diana Collins

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    There have already been cablecard based network tuners from folks like Silicon Dust and Hauppauge. SD discontinued the Prime 3 and the Prime 6 has been "Coming soon" for a couple of years. Hauppauge still offers a 2 tuner cablecard solution, but they only sell a handful. NOBODY cares about retail cablecard DVRs...folks like Plex have it right: don't worry about cablecards, just merge Live OTA TV (with DVR functionality) into an app you can already load on your Roku, FireTV or AppleTV.
     
  20. Jun 19, 2019 #60 of 1057
    tarheelblue32

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    Their website now say "Coming 2019".
     

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