TiVo Edge (Series 7 DVR for Cable)

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  1. Oct 2, 2019 #961 of 1057
    krkaufman

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    You’ll want to check with engineering on this. The Roamio and later DVRs can surely support more than 4 simultaneous “whole home” streams to networked Minis.

    As for mobile streaming, @Dan203‘s FAQ is a good reference. See: TiVo Stream FAQ
     
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  2. Oct 2, 2019 #962 of 1057
    Mikeguy

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    I see it as a $200 difference, on the OTA side: original retail price of the Roamio OTA box (Lifetime included): $400; original retail price of the Edge OTA box (with Lifetime): $600.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2019 #963 of 1057
    exdishguy

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    I still think Roamio was their best box ever. Bolt is fine once I tossed a cap on the fan leads but it is just very cheap feeling and one of the worst industrial designs in CE history to me personally.

    The whole prohibiting TE3 backrev on Edge is silly to me. Especially now that opting out of pre-roll ads is an option. They are still using Broadcom and the PHYs are likely the same/similar so I cannot believe Arris couldn't easily port drivers to this new platform. I get that TE3 would still be maintenance frozen but still...I'm betting they'd get a bunch of Tivo-lifers to sink $1k into the box for yet another LT subscription.
     
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  4. Oct 2, 2019 #964 of 1057
    tenthplanet

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    The Bolt was an attempt to break away from an ugly black box, something that could sit on shelf among books maybe a vase. But men love ugly black box.
     
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  5. Oct 2, 2019 #965 of 1057
    tenthplanet

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    Maybe in 2007. It's been a rough money decade for a lot of people, things cost a lot more then they used to. A lifetime subscription is a lot of up front money, that more and more people just can't swing anymore.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2019 #966 of 1057
    tenthplanet

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    Lets do something radical..how about an Edge owners thread. :)
     
  7. Oct 2, 2019 #967 of 1057
    Mikeguy

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    You're there! :)
     
  8. Oct 2, 2019 #968 of 1057
    tenthplanet

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    So so far we have one real owner after 49 pages :confused:
     
  9. Oct 3, 2019 #969 of 1057
    DigitalDawn

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    I always thought that TiVos could handle up to 7 or more simultaneous streams to Mini's, or was that just a Roamio capability?
     
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  10. Oct 3, 2019 #970 of 1057
    krkaufman

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    Yeah, I’m wondering if Ted didn’t just mix-up the Roamio Plus/Pro & Stream mobile streaming limit, which *is* 4.
     
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  11. Oct 3, 2019 #971 of 1057
    compuguy

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    Compared to a base/basic model Roamio, the Bolt is tiny in comparison. We need someone to do a size comparison between a Roamio, Bolt, and the new Edge box....
     
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    tarheelblue32

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    Honestly, I kind of like that my Roamio Pro is large and in charge.
     
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    Ilovemyteevo

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    @TiVo_Ted My bolt does Dolby Atmos with Vudu for some time now. Are you not going to allow Amazon and Netflix to get Atmos on Bolt?
     
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    exdishguy

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    It probably depends on how willing you are to remain opted-in for pre-roll ads. :)
     
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    ajwees41

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    the apps are up to the app developers not tivo
     
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    kucharsk

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    Have many people actually had their TiVo die irreparably before Lifetime service paid for itself compared to monthly?
     
  17. Oct 3, 2019 #977 of 1057
    mickrussom

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    i wont be buying anything from tivo again if they force that new horrific "ui" / "experience"

    product managers who take away the choice to keep superficial things like an old ui/theme around are despicable.

    vista, windows 10, office ribbon, you name it - when the choice is taken away the result is inferior - the removal of choice is an attempt by the product manager to take something better away to prevent any ability to compare.
     
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    I agree that in todays world, most times companies updates their GUI (whatever the software is), it is usually worse and never for a solid reason, but just because they think they need to keep sending out updates. But I started with a Tivo Bolt in March of this year, so I assume I am on TE4? And I have no problem with that GUI. If you wanted to see a horrible GUI, you should have seen AT&T's Direct TV Now, what a piece of garbage. So I don't think its so bad as to not upgrade and get some new features or prevent someone from getting a new Tivo if their old one dies.
     
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    HerronScott

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    You would swap out your DVR every 2 years? We're running around 7 1/2 years here over the last 19 year of owning TiVo's (2 S1's, 2 S3 OLED's and 1 Roamio Pro which is 4 years old and then a used HD for my son and a tradeup to a Bolt 2).

    Scott
     
  20. Oct 4, 2019 #980 of 1057
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    Any speculations why Edge USB ports are 3.0?

    These make the Edge more modern in appearance, but technically is 3.0 necessary?
     

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