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20.2.2.1 now available

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Mike-Wolf

    Mike-Wolf New Member

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    Personally I found that if you change the audio output to PCM the audio dropout is more brief and sometimes less noticeable. I don't know if this is something new brought on by the new software version or a long term thing. I hadn't had my TiVo hooked up since September of 2011 so I missed the various software updates when they first came out. When I got around to setting it up again, it was in February and was hit with the most recent update (this one) right off the bat.
     
  2. chrispitude

    chrispitude New Member

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    Thanks proudx. What device has this exit key? Is this something on the slider remote?


    This problem is more accurately described as slow update of the on-screen channel banner. For a better description (and many confirmations) of this problem, see:

    Dec 6 software updated - now very slow channel changing (TiVo Premiere XL)
     
  3. chrispitude

    chrispitude New Member

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    Adding #6:


    1. The channel banner now updates very slowly when changing channels in live TV viewing. (link)

    2. Pressing 'clear' to delete a show in a list moves the current select down one entry too far after the deleted item is removed.

    3. When you bring up the guide, you must press 'clear' twice instead of once to clear it.

    4. If you are watching a delayed live TV buffer and something starts recording on that tuner, you are forcibly pulled away from watching the remainder of the buffer. If that buffer was not explicitly being recorded, it is lost.

    5. If you are watching a delayed live TV buffer, the tuner has since moved on to a new program, and you press record to save the delayed currently playing program, the Record menu presents you with options to record the live unseen program instead of the delayed program.

    6. While fast-forwarding, the TiVo sometimes incorrectly skips forward several minutes or skips to end. (link)
     
  4. Mike-Wolf

    Mike-Wolf New Member

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    I'm not seeing any delay with changing channels via the up and down channel buttons, so maybe its a cablecard or service provider issue some people are experiencing?
     
  5. chrispitude

    chrispitude New Member

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  6. slowbiscuit

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    Yeah and I don't see this on my Elite with Comcast - maybe it's a TA problem? Channel changes fast enough and banner clears quickly when I have that set in the menus.
     
  7. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    For 3, press guide again to dismiss it not clear. Always works.

    For 6, enable 30-sec skip and don't use ff.
     
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I never use clear/exit...I ALWAYS just hit guide a second time. I've used that action forever...

    I know someone's gonna chime in here and say "But, I need my FF to see blah blah blah..." I probably use FF once or twice a WEEK since enabling 30SS several years ago...
     
  9. weaver

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    I'll chime in and say I usually use FF because I prefer it. And, programmers are always screwing with the number of commercials in a break, so adjustment may be necessary with 30skip.

    Maybe TiVo could just fix the problem.
     
  10. certainkaos

    certainkaos New Member

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    I am going with newly introduced. It was never an issue at my house and now we can hardly watch TV its so bad. Changing to PCM helps fix or hide the issue, but then I lose the sound I am looking for.
     
  11. Mike-Wolf

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  12. Mike-Wolf

    Mike-Wolf New Member

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    I also always just hit guide again to make it go away and for the life of me don't think I've used the clear button once this year.
     
  13. Mike-Wolf

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    I agree that I prefer using the FF feature as opposed to the 30 second skip for the same reason as you pointed out, that sometimes the commercials are of different lengths and either undershoots or overshoots. I'm not sure how TiVo could fix this issue since they don't control commercials. I do wonder why the automatic commercial advance feature found in VCR's aren't available in DVR's now. How it would work was it would record a program and earmark the black transition at the beginning and end of commercial breaks. Then when the recording is played back it would automatically fast forward at the first transition when entering the commercial break and play at the end of the second transition when exiting the commercial break and into the show.
     
  14. weaver

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    The problem TiVo can fix is with FF sometimes skipping forward several minutes (to the next tick mark?) or to the end of the show. I haven't seen this problem, but it is what started this discussion.
     
  15. Mike-Wolf

    Mike-Wolf New Member

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    I always thought each tick was at every 15 minute mark and if the button is held down it would go to the end of the program.
     
  16. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    That IS the way it's designed. But, apparently, a few people are having a problem with it skipping to the end without holding the button down....
     
  17. Mike-Wolf

    Mike-Wolf New Member

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    yikes :eek: well that is unacceptable.
     
  18. MHunter1

    MHunter1 TiVo Bug Hunter

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    Nowadays DVR providers get too much backlash from TV corporations who don't like viewers being able to fast-forward their commercials at all. So for now we'll have to use third-party programs like VideoReDo to manually remove the commercials ourselves at the end-user level.
     
  19. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I guess it is to the few people it's affecting. Perfectly acceptable to me because I haven't been affected....:D
     
  20. Mike-Wolf

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    Haven't experienced the issue either which is why I was so surprised that it existed for others.
     

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