We first learned of the TiVo Edge back in June, via a number of FCC filings that identified a CableCARD DVR and two over-the-air antenna variants for cord cutters. Then, last month, ‘TiVo Edge for Cable’ box shots came my way that confirm new Dolby capabilities over Bolt and reaffirm streaming clients, such as Roku and Apple TV, are on the way. And, now, one formerly frustrated customer has been rewarded with a brand-spanking new unannounced 6-tuner, 2TB TiVo Edge.
I keep getting weird errors, V315 on the Vox Mini, no activation on the Bolt. After a month and a half they could not come to a fix and they had deactivated all the TiVos on my account. I spoke to several people up at TiVo corporate, gave them packet captures from Pfsense, and more. I finally told them that I’m just sending all my boxes back, and give me a refund. They ended up offering something cooler
Unfortunately for TiVo, no good deed goes unpunished and here we are. Edge certainly seems like the incremental upgrade we had assumed, knowing the more dramatic incoming changes are being rolled into the software experience. But we do have confirmation that the TiVo Series 7 Edge line provides an even snappier experience. What’s curious is that the Edge ships with the same traditional peanut remote… with those iconic thumbs up/down buttons, despite TiVo deprecating the functionality for content rating. Perhaps they have other uses in mind.