TiVo Edge (Series 7 DVR for Cable)

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    PSU_Sudzi

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    It just depends on what kind of work you do. As mentioned some folks need a desktop for the speed and power and others like me only need a laptop. And some like you just need a terminal.
     
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    randian

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    Everything old is new again.
     
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    SullyND

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    Yeah, some, like me, do advanced 3D modeling and graphics. My “terminal” connects to a VDI with Xeon processors, 48GB of RAM, and Nvidia GRID graphics.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2019 #824 of 1057
    PSU_Sudzi

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    Right and that’s insane horsepower for a laptop though would be awesome.
     
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    SullyND

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    We have three levels of VDI, all connect to the same terminal. Mine is the “mid level”, we have one with more horsepower, and one with less for people who mostly use MS Office.

    The beauty of the setup is I have the same machine/horsepower available to me at my desk, my neighbors desk, the conference room, on my smartphone, iPad, laptop, Chromebook, etc.
     
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    HenryPolk87

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    Doing your work on the server is great until the server goes down for maintenance which for me is quite often and I have no charge number to use because my employer doesnt want you to charge dept overhead. At least with a PC can contine to access my work.

    Although, looking back it seems strange that I initially went from a Sun terminal in the early 90s to a PC workstation and now to a laptop with a docking station. Also, there's talk of going back to terminals but on a Windows server primarily for security and cost. The only difference is that I'll be able to log in from home now.

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    tommage1

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    I will be interested to see what pricing is going to be. More than a current 6 tuner Vox? I know they cleared out a lot of Bolt/Vox in the recent promos. If price the same I'd guess another sale on remaining Bolt/Vox. Am really waiting to see what pricing will be on the OTA model when it comes out..................... Wonder if they will ever do a cable/OTA in one model, probably not.
     
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    tenthplanet

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    For that type of work you'll need power and storage. That's more specialized and custom where towers actually make sense.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2019 #830 of 1057
    HenryPolk87

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    We should find information out on these products around this week. As the first day of Fall is Next Monday. (9/23/18)
    Two OTA, and 1 cable units devices it seems...
     
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    randian

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    That's a big reason I'm holding onto my Roamio Basic.
     
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    longrider

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    I signed up on that list as all it is is info. The key thing for me will be if they will transfer my lifetime from the Bolt to the Edge. If not I will be using the bolt for a long time
     
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    smark

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    Interesting. Don't think I've seen the below before.
     
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    NashGuy

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    It would surprise me if it could be rolled back to TE3. In general, once companies deprecate a particular OS, they don't support it on new models that roll out thereafter. Like how you can't install an earlier version of MacOS than the one that ships on a new Mac.
     
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    trip1eX

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    yep back to the mainframe/terminal era. :)
     
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    DigitalDawn

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    I asked that and they said no. As a matter of fact, they said that an upcoming build (don't know when) would stop Bolts from downgrading to TE3.
     
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    PSU_Sudzi

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    I guess the die has been cast, thanks for the update!
     
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    Mikeguy

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    I understand TiVo's motivation, but this also will dis-incentivize people who are on TE3 from trying TE4, including as the latter continues improving/adds further features over time.
     
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    NashGuy

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    OK, so it looks like the TiVo Edge won't offer access to all those Android TV apps on the Google Play store. But here's an interesting concept for cloud-based deployment of Android apps. This company ActiveVideo maintains all the Android apps on their cloud server and then just about any internet-connected STB can hook into that. The apps never actually install on the local box. If this takes off, maybe TiVo could strike a deal to integrate their service into TiVo retail devices (and drop the HTML5 app platform they use now).

    ActiveVideo offers Android apps without the Android TV
     
  20. Sep 16, 2019 #840 of 1057
    Joe3

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    Unless, they do the logical thing. (Something the TE4 never was and never will be) Go to TE5.

    TE4 is none starter, period. The person behind it should be fired or sued for the equivalent of software engineering malpractice. The guide elimination, not allowing simple back and forth network PC transfers, the future is better than this TE4. Retire the TE4, bury it in the past where it belongs. Put it on the dusty self with Microsoft Vista. Come out with a new TE5 that returns the best and adds the rest.
     
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