TiVo Edge (Series 7 DVR for Cable)

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  1. Sep 12, 2019 #781 of 1059
    Mikeguy

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    Yep--when I saw those lights, that's when I thought that it wasn't the Edge sitting on a display shelf, but rather the Edge on a fan-based cooling pad. ;)
     
  2. Sep 12, 2019 #782 of 1059
    Joe3

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    In TiVo's case, no news is good new news.

    I rather they don't repeat their bad history of releasing a product that is full of bugs because they rushed to meet some deadline. In tech, deadlines must be fluid to accommodate unforeseen new adds and changes that may have not been part of the original build, but must be done because it is more economical to do it before a release. This also drags out testing that must be done more than once with each change. It is seldom that after all is done that the test themselves don't require going back to fix what was discovered during testing. TiVo may not have the best computer engineers, but they don't need them if they follow basic protocol that eliminates bugs. They are not in a race to the finish in the conventional sense. Project being delayed for many months must always be preferable to releasing a project on time that does not work.
     
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    trip1eX

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    I would think autoskip would be on the back of the box. Not 1 button press skipmode.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2019 #784 of 1059
    mrsean

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    I read something that led me to believe the announcement will be this Saturday the last day of CEDIA.
     
  5. Sep 13, 2019 #785 of 1059
    lucidrenegade

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    Seems like a dumb idea to make a product announcement on a weekend, but this is Tivo we're talking about... :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Sep 13, 2019 #786 of 1059
    NashGuy

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    Yeah, that would be a super-odd choice. Typically you want to roll out your stuff on the first day of the show, or even the day before, and always on a weekday when it can get maximum media coverage and attention. But I guess anything is possible.

    I figure that, in all likelihood, they weren't quite ready to reveal their new stuff at CEDIA and they'll just send out a press release (and website update) in October to announce the new TiVo Edge and TiVo Plus (whatever that is).
     
  7. Sep 13, 2019 #787 of 1059
    Joe3

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    Innovation and ideas continue to come together and be delivered to the home. But each step forward, in an around the television is a step back for TiVo if it remains standing still without anything to add that is forward thinking and new.

    Even though you may not have any use for the following features that is being launched by Facebook, it creates buzz and buzz not only sells, it keeps new, and keeps a familiar product from obsolescence.

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  8. Sep 13, 2019 #788 of 1059
    NashGuy

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    Interesting. Last thing I personally trust Facebook with is a camera/speaker-equipped device in my home but then they lost me as an active user quite awhile back for various reasons.

    At any rate, I remain skeptical of their ability to become a real force in the world of video entertainment. Too many powerful players with big head starts.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2019 #789 of 1059
    Joe3

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    Yet, if TiVo came out with this idea years ago, and weren't trying to be king of the schleps, who knows, paraphrasing Marlon Brando, On The Home Entertainment Waterfront :mad:

    He says. “You shoulda looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda taken care of me, just a little bit, so I wouldn't have to take them dives for the short-end money...I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”
     
  10. Sep 13, 2019 #790 of 1059
    steinbch

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    They definitely were talking about the Edge at some point today. Take a look at this photo from their Twitter feed:

     
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  11. Sep 14, 2019 #791 of 1059
    Mikeguy

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    Nice guys there, I'm sure, but what a representation of the demographics of Silicon Valley industry.
     
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  12. Sep 14, 2019 #792 of 1059
    Dan203

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    Actually they're a bit on the older side. Most of the white/asian guys in the Valley are in their 20s/30s. ;)
     
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  13. Sep 14, 2019 #793 of 1059
    compnurd

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    There is either

    A- No one there who gives a damn about the Edge to leak something
    B-They are making people sign a waiver before they talk to them in the booth
    C-Telling people nothing and revealing everything today
     
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  14. Sep 14, 2019 #794 of 1059
    DigitalDawn

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    TiVo wasn't on the show floor, but rather, they were tucked away in a room on the 1st floor of the Convention Center.

    I met with most of those guys yesterday -- even briefly met TiVo Ted. Still not a whole bunch of news.

    The Edge has a faster processor than the bolt and much better better thermal management. They were even more sketchy about the TiVo+ Service. I got the feeling that the channels they would be adding are not the normal Cable TV channels, but rather some other obscure stuff.

    Perhaps I can get some more info today.
     
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  15. Sep 14, 2019 #795 of 1059
    PSU_Sudzi

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    That’s disappointing but not surprising they are going to add obscure channels no one cares about. Aside from some improvements in speed and temperature it’s really nothing new. Sad!
     
  16. Sep 14, 2019 #796 of 1059
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Yay, double-down on that Opera license and behold the wondrous content of acorn and RedBull TV at lightening fast Edge speeds. :p

    Lucky for us we're probably all getting it in the fall/winter update.

    I can appreciate better thermals, sounds like they listened there, but that's a $12 fan replacement for anyone who cares enough.
     
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    Joe3

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    Speculation is the reason that TiVo show floor people should keep their months shut and go back to giving out TiVo marketing objects needed for or connecting with the TiVo brand. It just a good way to change the subject while smiling at costumers giving them something positive and fun to post about.

    But noooo. Hey, when is the next all expense TiVo paid tropical publicity junket boys lacking girls! :)
     
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  18. Sep 14, 2019 #798 of 1059
    compnurd

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    Dolby Vision is the bigger deal here Especially if apps support it
     
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    "Cauc/asian" would have looked snazzier here.
     
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  20. Sep 14, 2019 #800 of 1059
    tarheelblue32

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    So basically the Edge is what the Bolt should have been. Doesn't overheat, not a weird shape/color, and supports Dolby Vision/Atmos.
     
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