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14.8b Software Update removes Streaming

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by eddieb187, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Jul 22, 2011 #1 of 122
    eddieb187

    eddieb187 Member

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    Tried to access TiVo Central this afternoon on my Premiere XL and got the THX intro. Obviously my XL rebooted during the night.
    After the intro I checked to see if there was a Software Update and now I have Version 14.8b.
    I have two Premiere XLs, I checked the other one and it's still on 14.8 U2.
    I called TiVo customer service and was told that there is a new Update being rolled out and it will remove the Streaming Feature that was recently added.
    When I got off the phone I tried it, and sure enough the Streaming Feature was in fact removed. Does not work on 14.8b.
    I tried it on my Premiere with 14.8 U2 and streaming still works. So only the box you are watching has to have streaming enabled. Not the other box.

    The customer service rep did not have much info on the update beyond the fact that there were some issues with streaming and they had to pull it.
    Also he could not tell me if or when Streaming will be put back.
    I hope they can fix it and return this great feature soon. Most of the content from my cable provider is copy protected and cannot be transferred.
    Streaming was a must have feature for me.

    Contact TiVo and ask them to please put it back.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2011 #2 of 122
    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Great- second update in a row that "removes" functionality (a rollback) and adds really nothing. The saga continues...
     
  3. Jul 22, 2011 #3 of 122
    rahnbo

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    Using the same logic of it having "some issues" they would have to recall every single Premiere unit. Streaming didn't work well for me for shows longer than 1/2 hour so I rarely used it but for those it did work for that sucks.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2011 #4 of 122
    P42

    P42 Active Member

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    Is it removing functionality that was announced by Tivo? Or functionality that they slipped in for a larger beta test or in error?
     
  5. Jul 22, 2011 #5 of 122
    nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

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    It was pretty obvious that it was a bug that exposed streaming functionality before it was ready. So they're damned if they leave it because it's another buggy, half-baked feature, and they're damned if they remove it because it's removing functionality.

    There's no pleasing some people. "That's just what Jesus said, sir."
     
  6. Jul 22, 2011 #6 of 122
    TheWGP

    TheWGP Hmmm...

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    Eh, I'll be shocked if we see actually-enabled streaming much before the next quarterly earnings report / call. Gotta remember that's what drives anything and everything at Tivo these days. Not the engineering team's fault - the issues at Tivo are with management and policy.

    This was called back in the thread where people reported streaming working - the first thing Tivo would do would be to remove it. Can't blame them, impossible situation really.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2011 #7 of 122
    dianebrat

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    if 14.8b removes the high number of reboots I've been experiencing with 14.8U2, then I'll be a very very happy camper
     
  8. Jul 22, 2011 #8 of 122
    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    You would think they could have just left it. It wasn't hurting anything. They probably could have learned a lot about the problems people were having by reading this forum.
     
  9. Jul 22, 2011 #9 of 122
    yoheidiho

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    I'm in the same boat. I think I will force multiple connections to the TiVo servers to get ate update/rollback.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2011 #10 of 122
    rahnbo

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    The main problem is a bunch of people for whatever reason seemed to be making a decision to buy the Premiere based on the buggy, unsupported, accidental unlocking of streaming.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2011 #11 of 122
    CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Yea add me as a sucker for 2 new premieres. :thumbsdown:

    Maybe I just won't active them and wait and see. @ $59.00 each It was not a big investment. Hell perhaps I'll pull the HDDs and use them in a new HTPC build.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2011 #12 of 122
    Stuxnet

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    I hope this doesn't rollback my daily TiVo cartoon :cool:
     
  13. Jul 22, 2011 #13 of 122
    aaronwt

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    Crap! I had been using the streaming pretty regularly with no issues. As long as I didn't try multiple concurrent streams and multiple recordings while streaming, I didn't have any issues. Of course that was not ideal, but at least it had been working for me.
     
  14. Jul 23, 2011 #14 of 122
    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Yeah. The last thing Tivo wants to do is sell more units. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jul 23, 2011 #15 of 122
    eddieb187

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    I didn't have any problems with streaming.
    I hope they can fix the issues and officially release it.
    Great feature.
     
  16. Jul 23, 2011 #16 of 122
    seattlewendell

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    Same here. I had zero problems as long as there were no other active streams. I was a great way to watch restricted (red circle) content on my other Tivo's.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2011 #17 of 122
    slowbiscuit

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    Heh, sounds like the same problem of people buying a Premiere for the buggy, unsupported, accidental release of the HDUI.

    <ducking>
     
  18. Jul 23, 2011 #18 of 122
    aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    The release of the HDUI wasn't accidental. It was just irresponsible.
     
  19. Jul 23, 2011 #19 of 122
    lessd

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    And necessary as TiVo was out of new TiVo-HD units at that time.
     
  20. Jul 23, 2011 #20 of 122
    rahnbo

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    No need to duck. I totally agree and was speculating only to why they might have removed streaming. I think most of us saw that one coming. When I bought my Premieres I had a reasonable belief they would fix all the stuff that was so bad about it. After all, for the previous years of owning other units they had done so and had made them nearly bullet proof. But, we didn't know better back then when we bought Premieres (and THD was suspiciously unavailable) and the Premiere is still a mess to me.
     

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