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Tivo Vox boxes launch/available October 29th

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ajwees41, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Oct 24, 2017 #61 of 848
    JolDC

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    The video that the TiVo twitter account is showing on Vox shows a lot of individual channel apps. Are they coming or are they only accessible via Plex on TiVo?

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    Also, any further word on an Amazon Alexa skill for the voice interface?
     
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  2. Oct 24, 2017 #62 of 848
    mrizzo80

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    I wonder why they chose to show the same set of icons 4x.

    I'm looking forward to taking Hydra for a spin even if it doesn't come with any new apps.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2017 #63 of 848
    ajwees41

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    shouldn't step 1 and 2 be switched buy the voice remote first
     
  4. Oct 24, 2017 #64 of 848
    sfhub

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    I don't think order of 1&2 matter as long as both are done by the time you do 3.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2017 #65 of 848
    thyname

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    I placed a pre-order with Amazon today, and I had no option to pick the color.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2017 #66 of 848
    thyname

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    Yes!

    Yeppers, TiVo Bolt Does HDR*
     
  7. Oct 24, 2017 #67 of 848
    adessmith

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    I am also more interested in this... If the remote is within reach, a lot of the voice functionality is redundant.
    I think an amazon alexa skill would be much more useful.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2017 #68 of 848
    DVR_Dave

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    Well, you need 20.7.4 in order to upgrade to Hydra (which you need for VOX).

    I personally would ensure that my box already has 20.7.4 or successfully upgrades to 20.7.4 prior to buying a VOX remote that won't work if your machine can't run 20.7.4 for some reason.
     
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  9. Oct 24, 2017 #69 of 848
    aaronwt

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  10. Oct 24, 2017 #70 of 848
    peekb

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    Great info here, thank you. I have two questions that I don't think I've seen asked/answered:

    1) Is the TiVo BOLT Vox hardware (CPU speed/memory) the same as the BOLT or is this a faster/better box?
    2) If I have a Premiere on my network (seems forced to Gen3), can I still stream shows from it to a Gen4 enabled box? Or does streaming functionality require the Gen4 matched machine as well?

    Thanks!
     
  11. Oct 24, 2017 #71 of 848
    TiVo_Ted

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    “Sorry, voice service is not available right now.” (D402)
     
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  12. Oct 24, 2017 #72 of 848
    TiVo_Ted

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    You may be able to go into the list of available apps and manually turn on the upgrade app. I haven't tested that.

    On Sunday morning, you will be able to go to a page on the TiVo website and request the upgrade for any TSN that is on your account. While not technically "forever", you will need to wait 2-3 hours before forcing a call to download the new software.
     
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  13. Oct 24, 2017 #73 of 848
    TiVo_Ted

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    Internals are the same.

    DVR-to-DVR streaming works from gen3 to gen4 and vice-versa. It's only the MINI devices that require a compatible Host DVR.
     
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  14. Oct 24, 2017 #74 of 848
    TiVo_Ted

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    White remotes are running a bit behind black ones. The TiVo.com warehouse should have them next week, but Amazon and BBY probably won't get them for another week or so.
     
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  15. Oct 24, 2017 #75 of 848
    TiVo_Ted

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    DVR-to-DVR streaming works from gen3 to gen4 and vice-versa. It's only the MINI devices that require a compatible Host DVR.
     
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  16. Oct 24, 2017 #76 of 848
    TiVo_Ted

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    I just confirmed that Slide remotes and VOX remotes will happily co-exist. First gen MINI's would both require a dongle, but most other boxes have one or the other built-in.
     
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  17. Oct 24, 2017 #77 of 848
    TiVo_Ted

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    Best bet is to hit the web page on Sunday morning and opt-in. Then, wait about 2-3 hours and force a call.
     
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  18. Oct 24, 2017 #78 of 848
    TiVo_Ted

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    DVR-to-DVR works fine in mixed mode
     
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  19. Oct 24, 2017 #79 of 848
    thyname

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    Does the new Mini Vox 4K have an upgraded CPU and internals compared to current Mini? @TiVo_Ted
     
  20. Oct 24, 2017 #80 of 848
    TiVo_Ted

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    Yes, and it is a significant performance increase from MINI to MINI VOX. It also includes built-in Bluetooth. Sorry, but we had to raise the price a little bit on this one. :-(
     

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