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20.4.2 Release Notes

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Jul 11, 2014 #1 of 218
    TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev, TiVo

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    (sorry for the delay in posting these)

    We have begun updating TiVo Roamio, TiVo Premiere, and TiVo Mini boxes with the 20.4.2 "Summer Update". There is still time to request an early update with tivo.com/priority. Customers that don't request a priority update will be automatically updated by the end of the month.

    Here are some of the changes:
    - TiVo Premiere and TiVo Mini boxes will now have the same visual look as TiVo Roamio. (Colors & font.)
    - The UI is now written in Haxe instead of Adobe Air/Flash, which is why things are faster than in 20.4.1.
    - My Shows now offers an optional left-column with a list of categories you can turn on/off & rearrange to make it easier to find the show you're looking for. Categories include: All, Partially watched, Going away soon, TV Series, Movies, Kids, Sports, News, Suggestions, Video Providers, and Devices. Use the A button in My Shows to change these settings.
    Video: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbJmbXU4PlU[/media]

    - If you press INFO on a show in the Guide, it will indicate if that episode is available from a video provider, so you can watch it right away.
    - HuffPost Live app now available in Apps & Games
    - Fixed a problem where large recordings couldn't always be permanently deleted from the recently deleted folder
    - Fixed issues related to video freezing when the TiVo's HDMI was connected to an Xbox
    - DVR diagnostics should now correctly report QAM modulation
    - Fixed issues related to HDMI snow appearing when YouTube videos changed frame rate
    - Default recording options should now be respected when a WishList is set up from Search
    - Fixed performance problems related to transferring video from a Roamio
    - Fixed the occasional bursts of static some customers would randomly hear
    - Fixed the pixelation that would appear at the beginning of downloaded videos

    --Margret
     
  2. Jul 11, 2014 #2 of 218
    geekmedic

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    Thanks for all the updates. TiVo is definitely the best DVR available!
     
  3. Jul 11, 2014 #3 of 218
    davezatz

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    Embedded switched digital video?! :)
     
  4. Jul 11, 2014 #4 of 218
    tarheelblue32

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    How is that even remotely relevant to a software update thread? That's a hardware limitation.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2014 #5 of 218
    NorthAlabama

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    sweet home, al
    thanks for the incredible premiere performance of the update, and the release notes. communication from tivo to cusotmers continues to amaze, and it's (at least) appreciated by me. ;)
     
  6. Jul 11, 2014 #6 of 218
    davezatz

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    I got it from another software thread that you obviously missed.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10169254&highlight=embedded#post10169254

    So is this for other or non-retail DVR hardware, is the back channel approach used for VOD going to be applied in new ways, something else, confused tech?
     
  7. Jul 11, 2014 #7 of 218
    andyf

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    Amazon Instant Video is missing from the new category "Video Providers". I'm sure this is something that can be fixed on the back end.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2014 #8 of 218
    BigJimOutlaw

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    That was the second time integrated SDV support has come up here in the forums. If true, I'm thrilled for the tuning adapter folks.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2014 #9 of 218
    TiVoMargret

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    The "embedded Switched Digital Video" is relevant only to specific cable operator partners with additional support in their headend.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2014 #10 of 218
    ajwees41

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    Cox isn't one
     
  11. Jul 11, 2014 #11 of 218
    davezatz

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    Sweet, thank you!
     
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    spaldingclan

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    any way to get Amazon added back to the "video providers" list?
     
  13. Jul 11, 2014 #13 of 218
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Thanks a lot Margret, solid update. :)

    UI written in Haxe... that's interesting. (just as a nerd.)

    The aspect ratio bug is starting to get annoying rather quickly, though.
     
  14. Jul 11, 2014 #14 of 218
    HarperVision

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    As always, thanks Margret! Are you able to share exactly which providers will support this feature?
     
  15. Jul 11, 2014 #15 of 218
    RojCowles

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    - The UI is now written in Haxe instead of Adobe Air/Flash, which is why things are faster than in 20.4.1.

    Neat! As a geek, though not a UI design one, I'd be interested to hear how the rewrite went using Haxe though I suspect that such a write up would consume a day or more of TivoMarget's or an engineer's time so maybe not ...

    Nice to see that Tivo is a Strategic partner of the Haxe Foundation!

    --
    Roj
     
  16. Jul 11, 2014 #16 of 218
    jrtroo

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    As a non-geek, I have no idea what Haxe is, but appreciate the speed. It is much better than I anticipated it would be. Now the flash haters can move to something else.

    I just wish our resident benchmarker had a chance to run some pre tests to help show how much faster some of the navigation is. I still surprised how much better it is on my two tuner premieres, especially combined with the additional functionality.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2014 #17 of 218
    BigJimOutlaw

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    If you wanna get your nerd on, I found a Tivo/Haxe developer pdf that offers a lot of insight and nuggets into the transition process. (e.g. early prototype performance was +30%.)

    https://github.com/kulick/wwx2014

    And a blog post about Tivo at the Paris WWX2014 conference:

    http://pigiuz.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/wwx-2014-follow-up-thoughts-on-haxe/
     
  18. Jul 11, 2014 #18 of 218
    jrtroo

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    Those are great. It seems to directly answer the question on the development of Android stream support. haxe transition first, then new features related to streaming. I'm satisfied with that, especially with the new speed I'm seeing.
     
  19. Jul 11, 2014 #19 of 218
    davezatz

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    +2
     
  20. Jul 11, 2014 #20 of 218
    Philmatic

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    Sad panda! This is huge news.
     

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