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Discussion in 'TiVo Edge' started by NashGuy, Jun 18, 2019.
My guess would be external ATSC 3 tuners, which would need the bandwidth.
Yes, but even for cable unit?
If the Edge shares design with non-TIVo hardware is it possible arris drove the decision on USB3?
Probably no real benefit from 3.0, but also probably no meaningful cost benefit by staying with 2.0, so why risk losing sales since 3.0 gives "better specs"?
My theory: they love TCF and did us a favor to eliminate whining about USB 2.0 ports....
The next gen series 8 after the Tivo Edge will probably go for a surrealistic "Salvador Dali" look with a half melted front panel.
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Okay, I should clarify. We test the units with up to 4 MRS sessions running in conjunction with 6 recordings and another local playback (6 in, 5 out). The system is technically capable of doing more, and the software does not limit it. However, YMMV.
I was actually stress testing my TiVo Edge for Cable box the other day. I connected it to my Google mesh network via WiFi and had 6 HD recordings going on all tuners, 1 4K movie playing back from Prime Video and then had 2 MINI VOX devices connected via wireless to the same mesh network. I had the MINI's playback 2 different football games (high bitrate) from the Edge and put them each in 1x FFWD which triples the bandwidth. Then, I fired up my phone and started a playback of another football game. The entire setup was wireless, and playback was completely smooth on all devices. I've got 2 other MINI's but don't have anymore wireless adapters. Maybe I'll try to connect them via MoCA and see what happens.
Prepare for questions re: your wireless adapters and choice of mesh solution.
He said it. Mini wireless adapters? My cable company, which just started using TiVo, selected eero for their wireless solution.
Presumably using the new TiVo Mini Wireless Adapter that issues when?
Our current plan shows general availability next month for the WiFi adapter. Initially it will only be supported on MINI VOX, but we're hoping to get it working with A93 prefix MINI's as well.
On the mesh side, I purchased a special Costco bundle - https://www.costco.com/Google-Wifi-Dual-Band-Mesh-Wi-Fi-System,-4-Pack.product.100406436.html which includes 4 nodes vs. the standard 3-node bundle that most retailers carry. My house isn't crazy big, but I wanted to cover the driveway and back yard. The 4th node gave me some extra flexibility.
Thanks--it's nice when good things happen (and we even can make y'all some income!).
Will it be compatible with both the TE4 and TE3 platforms (and any limitations TiVo box models-wise)?
So it seems mostly to be an incremental update. 4K streaming services supported on top of Cable and OTA DVR that I already have with my old Roamio now.
So why should I upgrade as opposed to keeping my Roamio and getting the Apple TV 4K for streaming?
I can even get two Apple TV 4ks, or it’s possible successors this year, and have money left over, not to mention not having to purchase a $549 lifetime subscription for the new Edge unit.
The Apple TV 4K SOC is probably faster than whatever Broadcom media processor that the Edge is using so better for the streaming apps.
No 4K cable or OTA content any time soon and if that content is available, TiVo will have to put out new product for that.
But I am glad they’re still iterating hardware, though who knows how much longer CableCard will be supported.
Now if TiVo could guarantee that the Edge will do a LOT better than my Roamio at in home and out of home streaming, it would be something.
Or if they find a way to capture streams, though more and more streaming services are offering downloads anyways.
It’s too bad, TiVo is dependent on linear TV to offer 4K content in order to get its installed base to upgrade.
Even if that happens, the MSOs might cut out third party DVR companies anyways.
Does anyone know if the Edge for Antenna still has the cablecard slot which can be adapted with a bracket from an old TiVo so it can also work with cable TV, like you can with the Roamio OTA?
No, the OTA Edge is OTA only. No CableCard slot, since it lacks cable tuners. The OTA Edge also has no built-in MoCA.
Anybody get theirs today via tivo.com or phone purchase from tivo? Activated and running?
Has this been physically checked and confirmed? The same was thought about the Roamio OTA and that was false, it can and does do Cable with cablecard. I know because I’m doing it as we speak.
If we use the Bolt OTA as an example, the hardware is physically not there; neither the cable card slot port nor the cable/MoCa tuner.
The Roamio OTA was modified from the basic Roamio, so it’s design basically had already included the necessary components (minus the CableCard bracket).
So with TE4 we can no longer transfer from PC > Tivo and now I see this in another thread about Edge bugs.
Makes me maybe not want Edge at all.
ATSC 3.0 USB tuner.
Someone else had the same thought.
I doubt ATSC 3.0 is going to go anywhere. Consumers don't really want what it offers, and providers don't want to risk the capital in a contracting market. So if that's the excuse, it's a non-starter.