What's going on with the TiVo Edge?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by mschnebly, May 19, 2020.

  1. mschnebly

    mschnebly Well-Known Member

    629
    342
    Feb 21, 2011
    Mesa
    I checked the Edge forum and there are several current threads but not really much going on there. The current threads seem to be some pretty major problems and not much praise. I haven't seen much effort by TiVo to sell them. No specials money off deals? I've been waiting to see if an OTA Edge comes out. Did this thing just flop and will disappear soon? It just seems strange.
     
  2. justinw

    justinw Member

    106
    17
    Jan 30, 2007
    There is an OTA Edge...

    Speaking for myself, I think it works great. Yes I've had a couple of random reboots, but overall its amazing. So much faster than my Roamio. I had skipped the BOLT line due to all the issues I've seen and had been waiting for the EDGE.
     
    trip1eX and mschnebly like this.
  3. keithg1964

    keithg1964 Ragonk

    143
    55
    Feb 2, 2006
    Texas
    Everybody stopped beating up the Edge, and moved to beating up the Tivo Stream 4k, which I like, but needs improvement.
     
  4. mschnebly

    mschnebly Well-Known Member

    629
    342
    Feb 21, 2011
    Mesa
    I always see Bolt ads on FB but I've not seen an Edge one. I wondered if they are just a blip and gone.
     
  5. manhole

    manhole Member

    65
    6
    Apr 14, 2005
    The Edge should have been built on the Android TV platform like their cable company boxes.
     
  6. janitor53

    janitor53 Member

    65
    50
    Jun 9, 2016
    I'd pay quite a bit of money for a really good Edge/nextgen product from Tivo with ATSC 3.0, android apps, the tivo shell, and no ads. I'd kill for that device.
     
    runbadgerrun likes this.
  7. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

    1,915
    346
    Oct 6, 2011
    Like Who's cable company boxes?
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    50,677
    5,921
    Apr 17, 2000
    Nevada
    They're trying to get rid of that old Bolt stock still
     
    mschnebly and trip1eX like this.
  9. mrsean

    mrsean Active Member

    331
    68
    May 15, 2006
    New Jersey
    Based on the fact that there has been no sale or upgrade deals, I don't think there were many Edges manufactured. Tivo seems content with them gathering dust in warehouses which sort of points to low inventory levels. The modest activity in the Edge forum also backs up my theory i.e. there aren't that many owners out there.
     
  10. justinw

    justinw Member

    106
    17
    Jan 30, 2007
    ^^ It's possible.. but I will say you aren't reading tons of threads about failing Edges like we would be about Bolts.
     
    mrsean likes this.
  11. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    1,415
    323
    Nov 5, 2008
    Perhaps middle of the summer, one of those $99 lifetime transfer deals? Assuming they have cleared out most of the Bolts. A lifetime transfer to an OTA Edge would not be a very good deal since lifetime costs way less on the OTA version. I doubt I would even do it on a cable Edge, $400 for the Edge, $99 for the transfer plus the value of whatever Tivo you would be transferring from. With tax $500+ cash plus whatever box would be deactivated. Probably another $75 to $200+. For a cable card dependent box with a 2.5" drive.
     
    mschnebly likes this.
  12. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    1,415
    323
    Nov 5, 2008
    Could be because the Edge has not been out for long, and I doubt that many people bought them to boot, very expensive for boxes bordering on obsolete when released.
     
    compnurd and shwru980r like this.
  13. tommiet

    tommiet Active Member

    386
    199
    Oct 28, 2005
    Maybe the Edge is not selling as you can't downgrade them to TE3?
     
    wbrightfl likes this.
  14. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

    11,846
    409
    Nov 13, 1999
    Buffalo, NY
    I love the logic in this forum.

    “TiVo isn’t offering deep discounts on the Edge... it must be a flop.”

    “TiVo is running lots of Facebook ads for the Bolt... there must be lots of Edge’s sitting in a warehouse.”
     
    wizwor and compnurd like this.
  15. mschnebly

    mschnebly Well-Known Member

    629
    342
    Feb 21, 2011
    Mesa
    True, it almost seems like not many even have them. Has TiVo commented on the numbers sold? Just glancing the Edge Forum looks like they've been spending their resources on this new streaming dongle and not doing a lot of patching on the Edge.
     
    mrsean likes this.
  16. compnurd

    compnurd Well-Known Member

    1,915
    346
    Oct 6, 2011
    Or it is because you cant downgrade to TE3 even though 99% of Tivo users probably have no clue what that means
     
    wizwor, mrsean and cwoody222 like this.
  17. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    1,415
    323
    Nov 5, 2008
    "Sidegrade" ;) For Tivo die hards another issue, upgrading the drive (to a 3.5 external). I watched a Weaknees video showing how to upgrade to one of their external drives. The stock Edge connection to the drive is a one piece plug in port, data and power in one connection not separate. So can't just connect to a Sata data connection on the MB. Need a custom cable, Weaknees built their own.

    Will be interesting to see how the SMR drive holds up over time. Supposedly AV rated SMR. However how well it holds up will not be known for a few years, at least IMO. History of Bolt 2.5" stock drives not good (at least the 2TB and up drives), and they were not SMR.
     
  18. tommiet

    tommiet Active Member

    386
    199
    Oct 28, 2005
    I also seen in another thread... TiVo stopped offering extended warranties. Guess the cost of warranty replacements got too high. The Edge is expensive and one would hope it would last longer than most Bolts do today.
     
  19. HoTatII

    HoTatII Active Member

    132
    36
    Sep 21, 2016
    +1 ....

    And speaking for myself as well, I personally love the OTA Edge, and it's working great for me so far. ....

    Much faster and snappier than my two old Roamio OTAs and even faster than my Bolt (a CATV/OTA version, not the OTA only one).

    And admittedly I really don't have any complaints about the Bolt's performance either, which is also superior to the Roamios. Other than that it still only has a 500 GB stock HDD in it.

    I'm just bidding my time for now waiting for the cheapest buyout offer from TiVo for the Bolt (11 months remaining of a 2 year contract), as I naturally don't want to keep paying two $20+ monthly fees for both the Bolt and Edge. ....

    Sent from my LM-V600 using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page