Tivo Vox boxes launch/available October 29th

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  1. Oct 24, 2017 #41 of 852
    krkaufman

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    Meaning via MRS (Multi-Room Streaming), right?

    Similarly, the whole VOX'd Mini downgrade requirement only applies if trying to connect the particular Mini to a gen3 DVR as its host DVR, not just streaming content stored on the gen3 through the "My Shows" listing of the currently connected gen4 host DVR. Right?
     
  2. Oct 24, 2017 #42 of 852
    krkaufman

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    Can you provide any rough estimate for when the user profiles feature, on which the (multi-headed) "Hydra" nickname was based*, will be added to gen4?


    * p.s. Yes, completely fabricated, but can't fault a guy for trying. : D
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2017 #43 of 852
    quackman

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    I have the same question as the person above: Will the Tivo Bolt Vox and Mini Vox support HDR and/or Dolby Vision? This is a critical factor for me. Thanks!
     
  4. Oct 24, 2017 #44 of 852
    krkaufman

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    So no Internet connection, no voice search results.

    Hmmm... I'll have to test what happens to system response if the Internet connection dies.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2017 #45 of 852
    ajwees41

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    the current ui just nags about no internet connection it works like a vcr
     
  6. Oct 24, 2017 #46 of 852
    krkaufman

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    Right, but my comment was specific to the new voice remote feature, which has been implemented "as a real-time web service." So it will be interesting to see what happens if/when the blue Mic button is pressed and the Internet connection is down. Will this be another source for BSCs, or the Hydra/gen4 equivalent, or is the user quickly notified the service is unavailable, without the system hanging-up?
     
  7. Oct 24, 2017 #47 of 852
    sfhub

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    Could you clarify this question.

    Is the only way to initiate the voice function by pressing the voice button on the Vox remote.

    I use a very customized IR universal remote control for my system. I am rationalizing if I capture the IR equivalent function of the Voice button, I can continue using my IR universal remote, press a button to send the IR equivalent of the Voice button, then since Bolt and Remote have 2-way communication, the Vox remote can be told to start listening for voice, as if the user had pressed the Voice button on the Vox remote.

    I would prefer not to have to pick up the Vox remote just to press the 1 voice button, but it would be fine if the remote just needed to be laying around somewhere in the room and I could continue using the customized IR universal remote to initiate the Voice function.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2017 #48 of 852
    fredi

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    So when my TiVos don't have web access I'll have to swap the Mini Bluetooth dongle to a RF4CE dongle so I can use the slide remote. How about switching the remotes the Bolt, will it be seamless?
     
  9. Oct 24, 2017 #49 of 852
    JoeKustra

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    Right. But thinking on this, only one operation I know of that affects existing recordings is the C&DE operation. I've done it on a OTA box, but I've seen posted that a cable card will need to be paired after the C&DE. That would not be a good thing.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2017 #50 of 852
    ajwees41

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    Mini's don't use cablecards, so whats the issue?
     
  11. Oct 24, 2017 #51 of 852
    sfhub

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    I've recently done C&DE on 20.7.4 and it didn't require repairing. C&DE also kept my app display/hide options, so I think it doesn't really C&D everything, but most things, unless which apps I have hidden is stored on TiVo servers.
     
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  12. Oct 24, 2017 #52 of 852
    Mikeguy

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    Thank you for considering that, to get the best experience possible, and a true enhancement.
     
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  13. Oct 24, 2017 #53 of 852
    ajwees41

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    or maybe it got smarter and only deletes the recording and main software
     
  14. Oct 24, 2017 #54 of 852
    compnurd

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    So my only question then is Sunday... Do I have to sign up on this webpage to get Hydra on my Bolt... Or will the Hydra app appear on Sunday after i force a connection and I can do the update Just trying to understand the order here for Sunday on my existing system..
     
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  15. Oct 24, 2017 #55 of 852
    Mikeguy

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    The Vox remote still will work, but just without the voice function, I would guess. But if your thought is that you then want to have the Slide Pro remote's keyboard available to you when voice is down, I wonder, could you simply attach a 2-port USB hub to the Mini's USB port, and have the 2 different remote dongles plugged into the hub? Can more than 1 remote be used with the Mini as it can with a main TiVo box?
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  16. Oct 24, 2017 #56 of 852
    generaltso

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    Can you pair more than one Vox remote with a TiVo box? If that box is a Roamio or older Mini, would you need 2 dongles?
     
  17. Oct 24, 2017 #57 of 852
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    All BOLT hardware is HDR compatible. We are working with our app development partners to bring HDR support to their apps. This is not ready yet.
     
  18. Oct 24, 2017 #58 of 852
    ajwees41

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    Hope the servers that support the new Vox software are ready for a lot of download requests starting Sunday
     
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    JoeKustra

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    I want to upgrade one Roamio that I can afford to lose everything. Its Mini also would be ok to upgrade. I just don't want to mess with the box that feeds the other three Mini boxes since my family may be back in a few months and that Roamio (with 3TB) has a lot of stuff. So that Roamio stays in the dark ages, and my Roamio jumps ahead. But that other Roamio is also recording several programs daily that I watch & delete. Until I can "stress test" the new stuff color me cautious. Remember, I use wireless bridges and before I commit I want to test the system end to end.
     
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  20. Oct 24, 2017 #60 of 852
    ajwees41

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    Ted so if our Bolt has 20.7.4 already will the Hydra apps just get enabled on the 29th or will we still need to signup on the website and wait forever for it to be available to download to the boxes.
     

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