Tivo Vox boxes launch/available October 29th

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  1. TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    The VOX devices show up on website with selling date tomorrow. Remote does not.
     
  2. TiVo_Ted

    TiVo_Ted Well-Known Member

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    That is correct. The MINI takes its upgrade downgrade instructions from its “host dvr”, not the TiVo service.
     
  3. The Merg

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    Looking at another comment here, is the VOX remote not backlit? That was another great feature of the Slide Pro.

    I guess what I might need to do is order one VOX remote for my Roamio Pro and then use the Slide Pro I had for that with my Mini since the Slide Pro for that one has stopped working. I need the backlight in the bedroom.

    - Merg


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  4. Mikeguy

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    TiVo_Ted has posted that there will be warnings as to downgrading, but I don't know when and where they will occur.
     
  5. Mikeguy

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    You think so? That would mean downloading to lots of boxes that won't be upgrading.
     
  6. TiVo_Ted

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    First, a download will only happen in the background if it is a pushed release (which gen4 is not), or you have opted in for the update at tivo.com and the box then makes its regular daily call.

    As to timing, we have implemented a new caching mechanism in the back-end service which dramatically speeds up software downloads. Our service supports millions of boxes around the world, so I would estimate the upgrade process to take less than 30 minutes using the upgrade app.

    Requesting the upgrade via our website will add a delay because the TSN’s are scooped up from the website periodically vs. the upgrade app which requests the update immediately.


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  7. JDel427

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    Thank you!
     
  8. JDel427

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    Thank you!
     
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  9. krkaufman

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    Here's hoping the upgrade app requires some serious confirmation responses and clearly communicates the nuclear fallback path.

    p.s. Hope the flurry of activity this Sat AM indicates you're on the mend or mended. Good luck this week.
     
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  10. innocentfreak

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    It is like a mini Mega. I still wish TiVo made a mega. Give me a box with 6 tuners and the option to add more 6 tuner cards and add a NAS like Synology for storage and I would be set. Of course even better would be for the built in Stream functionality to automatically convert MPG2 to MPG4 to save storage space. The more tuners and recording space the better. My TiVos constantly sits at 100% full.

    Of course I also keep hoping more integration into OnePass whether it is Plex or other TiVos. When you have multiple full TiVos, finding a show can be difficult. I don't see a universal My Shows in the future with the Mini, but opting shows from other TiVos into OnePass seems like it would solve this.
     
  11. TiVo_Ted

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    Yes, it does. We even let you watch a video from the upgrade app to make sure you know what you're signing up for.
     
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  12. CoxInPHX

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    Latest Poll, other polls have also been about 50/50, but voter turnout has always been pretty low.
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  13. krkaufman

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    Alternatively, it would have been great/interesting if TiVo could have partnered with SiliconDust to allow use of networked HDHomeRun tuners to supplement a DVR's built-in tuners, bumping-up tuners as needed or allowing for concurrent CC/OTA tuning.

    Plus, the latest HDHR OTA tuner converts to MPEG4, and maybe a partnership could have birthed a new CableCARD tuner that could do the same. Beyond storage efficiency, going all MPEG4 would allow for wireless Mini clients.
     
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  14. defond

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    Can you possibly give us a timeframe of when we can opt in on Sunday when we login on the website? Like does it go live at midnight?


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  15. cwoody222

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    Tivo Vox boxes launch/available October 29th

    Note: when Ted says “morning” realize he’s west coast.
     
  16. compnurd

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    I know I am hoping it is early morning so I can do this before football... If Ted was reallllly cool lol we could start this process tonight :)
     
  17. TiVo_Ted

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    We start migrating the website at midnight PDT. I didn’t want to post the link yet, because I think there will be a short period where it’s live, but not fully working. I would guess it will be ready by 3am Pacific.


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  18. defond

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    Thanks for the reply!


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  20. Mikeguy

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    A bit disturbing in Dave Zatz' blog today, an asserted Hydra tester's estimation of the readiness of Hydra:
    The TiVo Hydra Heads Up

    Something to think on/keep in mind . . . .
     
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