TiVo Edge (Series 7 DVR for Cable)

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  1. Oct 1, 2019 #901 of 1033
    krkaufman

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    Haven’t seen one, yet. Faster? Dolby Atmos(?)? No combo OTA/cable model. Seemingly zero change to the list of supported streaming apps. Similar to BOLTs, the OTA-only model lacks MoCA and has its own service pricing.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    For those who like the TiVo Live Guide/Suggestions/PC -> TiVo box transfers and the ability to do inter-box transfers from the TiVo box itself (rather than at TiVo Online), note that the Edge box does not allow for use of the TE3 user interface.
     
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    Joe3

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    what did they do, threaten to put a gun to your head if you didn't take the monthly billing?
     
  4. Oct 1, 2019 #904 of 1033
    bobfrank

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    Each separate Tivo unit needs its own service plan, either monthly, annual or lifetime (now known as All-In). The lifetime plan is for the life of the unit, not your lifetime.

    Tivo has always been this way.
     
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    TiVo_Ted

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    We switched over from a fan to a blower. The inlet is below the unit, and the exhaust vents are on the lower right side below the ledge. Air flow is dramatically improved vs. BOLT.
     
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  6. Oct 1, 2019 #906 of 1033
    gcw07

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    @TiVo_Ted Can you tell us why the cable version of service is over double the cost of the OTA version. It is the same service, either way, what makes it cost so much more?
     
  7. Oct 1, 2019 #907 of 1033
    TiVo_Ted

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    Main differences are faster CPU (BCM 7278), more RAM (4GB vs 3GB on BOLT), USB 3.0, Dolby Vision. Also, we will be able to support Dolby AC4 audio natively, where on BOLT we would have to do this decode on the CPU.
     
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  8. Oct 1, 2019 #908 of 1033
    TiVo_Ted

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    Well, it's kind of the other way around. TiVo service has been 15/150/550 for years, and we wanted to lower the price for OTA to better align with our competitors. The economics of TiVo service on cable vs. renting a box from your cable company pencil out pretty quickly. That comparison doesn't hold in the OTA space. So, by limiting the service to OTA only, we were able to lower our monthly fees to 7/70/250.
     
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  9. Oct 1, 2019 #909 of 1033
    jwort93

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    That's good to know. How does it compare noise wise? Is the blower quieter/louder?
     
  10. Oct 1, 2019 #910 of 1033
    TiVo_Ted

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    Yes, the EDGE for Cable model is 6 tuners with 2TB of storage. We are just starting to take orders today, but I don't believe units will ship out until Friday or possibly even Monday. We're still setting up the new ordering and supply chain and ran into a few problems with our new currency and tax system we installed to support direct sales into Canada in $CDN.
     
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    TiVo_Ted

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    I haven't seen the final numbers, but it should be much quieter than BOLT.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2019 #912 of 1033
    longrider

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    Will there be any options to transfer service from an All In Bolt to an Edge?
     
  13. Oct 1, 2019 #913 of 1033
    techrat

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    seconded. i have a roamio with lifetime that forgot how to do hdmi or composite output, but still works great as a headless server for a mini. if i can get an edge and move my lifetime service over to it, i'd hit the "buy it now" button so hard the USGS would send out an alert...
     
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    wallstreet12345

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    4K?
     
  15. Oct 1, 2019 #915 of 1033
    spiderpumpkin

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    I see two USB ports on the back of the Edge. I hope the new Edge will allow any brand external drive expansion through one or both of those ports.
     
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    tarheelblue32

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    It won't. TiVo has never allowed external storage except for the one external drive they used to sell directly.
     
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    spiderpumpkin

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    That's really too bad. If they had allowed external drive expansion I would buy the Edge immediately.

    It's really too bad they didn't make the new Edge a Tivo running Android TV. It would be so cool if it was like an NVIDIA Shield TV in that it would run all Android TV apps and allow an external drive.
     
  18. Oct 1, 2019 #918 of 1033
    ej42137

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    Series 3, where the support was introduced, did not have the restriction to particular models of external drives. Otherwise you are correct, the very next model, the Series 3 HD had a very short white list of accepted external drives.

    On the other hand, what is the point of USB 3.0 on the Edge if an external disk is not going to be connected to it? The only things I know to attach to the TiVo's USB ports are Tuning Adapters, keyboards, USB cooling fans and USB powered digital clocks; none of these benefit from USB 3.0.
     
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    tarheelblue32

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    I assume because USB 3.0 hardware is now pretty standard and probably as cheap to include as USB 2.0 hardware would have been, so why not?
     
  20. Oct 1, 2019 #920 of 1033
    snerd

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    I for one am glad they put USB 3.0 on the Edge, if only so that TCF doesn't have to suffer through the inevitable gripes about "only USB 2, that's the last straw!"
     

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