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9.2 Big Switch Thrown

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by TiVoPony, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Nov 7, 2007 #1 of 120
    TiVoPony

    TiVoPony New Member

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    Hey guys, just a heads up that the big switch has been thrown for the 9.2 update. It'll take maybe a week or so and you should have the latest and greatest for your TiVo HD or Series3 DVR.

    Cheers!
    Pony
     
  2. Nov 7, 2007 #2 of 120
    richsadams

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    Hi Pony. Thanks for the heads up! Are there any apparent differences between the "final" v9.2 and v9.2.j?

    Will the upgrade be delivered to Series 2's as well?

    Thanks very much for keeping us up to speed. :up:
     
  3. Nov 7, 2007 #3 of 120
    rmstone

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    does this mean I can buy an eSata for my TivoHD?
     
  4. Nov 7, 2007 #4 of 120
    TexasGrillChef

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    I got my 9.2 for my S3, but it hasn't come for my HD yet. I don't have an S2 so I don't know about those.

    No noticable differences yet that I can tell.

    TGC
     
  5. Nov 7, 2007 #5 of 120
    Flappjakk

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    I'm confused, my TivoHD has 9.1-01-2-652 and my Series 3 has 9.1-01-2-648, neither of which look to me like 9.2, but I am able to use TivoToGo and Multiroom viewing with these two HD machines. Was the software always capable of TTG and MRV, just Tivo never turned it on until now?
     
  6. Nov 8, 2007 #6 of 120
    wmcbrine

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    No. The 9.1 software brought the ability to the S3/THD, but it still had to be activated separately. Which it was, several weeks ago. 9.2 has nothing to do with TTG/MRV.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2007 #7 of 120
    bkdtv

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    Correct.

    The 9.2 software added official support for eSATA drive expansion. It also addressed (i.e. fixed) a number of issues with 9.1.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2007 #8 of 120
    richsadams

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    Curious, do you have v9.2 or v9.2.j on your S3?
     
  9. Nov 8, 2007 #9 of 120
    richsadams

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    Yes, once you have v9.2 software you can connect the approved eSATA drive to your TiVo HD via plug and play.

    All of the information you need can be found on bkdtv's thread...

    Official eSATA Drive Expansion: FAQ + Discussion

    Note: The TiVo website page w/the approved device was under maintenance during this post. You can also find it at Best Buy...

    WD My Book DVR Expander @ Best Buy

    This is currently the only eSATA drive that will work via P&P with the TiVo HD.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2007 #10 of 120
    CharlesH

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    It also fixed a bunch of severe cable card related issues, which is of course specific to the S3/TiVoHD.

    Also added progressive viewing of TiVoCast content (see it while it is downloading), including Unbox.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2007 #11 of 120
    tlc

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    I got 9.2a.B1-01-2-652 today.
    Is that the "final"?
     
  12. Nov 8, 2007 #12 of 120
    fred2

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    I apparently and unbeknownst to me, got it yesterday morning (having just checked). That's my s3.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2007 #13 of 120
    doconeill

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    Yesterday, one of mine got 9.2a.B1. Overnight, the other got just 9.2a (no B1). Both are TivoHD.

    I DID sign up for the 9.2 priority list, but did not receive 9.2J.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2007 #14 of 120
    robingo88

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    like you i did sign up on the 9.2 priority list but did not receive 9.2J

    but last night a forced sync with tivo got me

    9.2a-B1-01-2-648

    for my S3... everyone is talking about "9.2" so i'm wondering if they actually mean "9.2a"?

    in any event, so far so good... it recognized my WD Green 1TB drive that had been mounted through kickstart, and now lists the drive's actual firmware in the TiVo System info screen... (comforting!)

    cheers
    r
     
  15. Nov 8, 2007 #15 of 120
    BiloxiGeek

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    Is there a list of updates/upgrades/enhancements/fixes in 9.2 compared to previous releases?
     
  16. Nov 8, 2007 #16 of 120
    andyf

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    When 9.2 boots for the first time you will get a PTCM message listing the enhancements.
     
  17. Nov 8, 2007 #17 of 120
    njdtivo

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    I received 9.2 on my S3 earlier this week. Since the update I've had several ocassions where I have lost all video upon turning on the Tivo and TV. The sound is present but just a blank screen. My TV is connected to the S3 via HDMI. The only ways I have found to recover are to power off the TV and put the Tivo in standby or do a hard power reset on the Tivo.

    I never experienced this prior to the 9.2 upgrade in almost a year of use.

    Anyone else?
     
  18. Nov 8, 2007 #18 of 120
    George Cifranci

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    No there is not. Tivo doesn't like to tell us what they have fixed in a release. They usually only list major new features. Once in a while one of the reps like TivoPony or TivoJerry will mention that a particular issue was fixed in a certain release, but that is usually all we get. We have begged and begged but they never budge on this. Tivo software releases are often a mystery that they let us figure out what they broke (like in 9.1) and what they have fixed (the HDMI issue I had with my Sony HDTV was fixed in 9.1 I have discovered) :(
     
  19. Nov 8, 2007 #19 of 120
    VideoRod

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    I received version 9.2a-01-2-648 on my Series 3 unit this morning and it has placed my external eSATA drive that I have been using for months into LIMBO.
    - None of the shows show up it the Now Playing list.
    - When I go to add it under the new menu option it says "The attached external storage device is already being used...".
    - In the System Information window it correctly identifies the drive in the External Storage field.
    - However, in the Recording Capacity field it only shows the original 32 HD hours of the internal S3 drive.
    - I have restarted the TIVO several times.

    I don't want to disconnect it and then add it again from scratch because then I will lose all of the shows I can't currently see, but that I know are on the drive. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  20. Nov 8, 2007 #20 of 120
    richsadams

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    That is worrisome...and just the opposite of this poster's experience. Also the first time that I know of where an existing expansion drive wasn't recognized after an upgrade since May. When you say "restarted TiVo" do you mean using TiVo's menu system to restart the DVR or a hard reboot?

    There's no reason this should make any difference, but have you tried a hard reboot on both TiVo and the eSATA drive - unplug both for 10 to 15 seconds and plug them back in? It would need to be done in the correct order, unplug TiVo first, then unplug the eSATA drive, wait, then plug the eSATA drive back in and then plug TiVo back in.

    Worst case scenario, you could try turning off the eSATA drive while TiVo is plugged in. That should bring up this screen. Then, per the on screen directions, unplug TiVo, turn the drive back on and plug TiVo back in. This may cause it to recognize everything again.

    Can you give us the specs of your eSATA drive? That may or may not have anything to do with it, but it would be good to start compiling some stats if this is going to be an issue.

    Thanks and hopefully we can get this resolved.
     

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