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Anyone else receive the update 14.8 ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by ilkevinli, May 17, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2011 #1 of 299
    ilkevinli

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    Today I noticed my software was updated to 14.8. They changed the highlighted color and the icons to any networked Tivos. Thats all I have noticed so far
     
  2. May 17, 2011 #2 of 299
    innocentfreak

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    Someone mentioned it in another thread. This is probably just the initial test rollout so not everyone will get it yet.
     
  3. May 17, 2011 #3 of 299
    matt@thehickmans

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    I have it on one of mine so far.
     
  4. May 17, 2011 #4 of 299
    ilkevinli

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    Here is a screen shot from Slingplayer

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  5. May 17, 2011 #5 of 299
    DonaldBurns65144

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    As I posted in other thread - there's a new settings screen to allow you to change what shows up on the HDVI.
     
  6. May 17, 2011 #6 of 299
    innocentfreak

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    It looks like the SDUI got the HDUI icons from that screenshot.
     
  7. May 17, 2011 #7 of 299
    Dago Red

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    I received this update this morning, also.

    In the SDUI...

    "Now Playing" changed to "My Shows".

    In System Information, there is new information including a Free Disk Space value.

    Some menus have a different color scheme and the icons have changed.

    That's all I've noticed so far.
     
  8. May 17, 2011 #8 of 299
    innocentfreak

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    It sounds like this may be a precursor to a possible update for the TiVo HD also. If they are able to get this working on the Premiere, we may see these changes on the TiVo HD and some of the changes like the free space indicator would be needed to use with the iPad app which they have said they are working on adding support for older TiVos.
     
  9. May 17, 2011 #9 of 299
    morac

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    I doubt you'll see any real updates for the Series 3 models, which is basically in the "end of life" stage. There might be some future bug fix releases, but TiVo definitely won't be porting features from the 14.x software back to the Series 3 models.

    The iPad app mentions limited support for older TiVos which could simply be something as simple as acting as a remote and displaying the Now Playing list (both which could theoretically already be done today if the app supported it).
     
  10. May 17, 2011 #10 of 299
    innocentfreak

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    I wouldn't consider this a real update based off what we know so far. My point was more if they went to the trouble of adding it to the SDUI, it would make sense we may see the change or addition on the TiVo HD.

    Other than adding the FSI on the system info screen, these aren't new features we are discussing. These are just minor tweaks to the UI which could potentially be easily ported to the TiVo HD.

    I believe the Premiere is running the same code for the SDUI as the TiVo HD so it would probably just be a matter of pushing the update to the TiVo HDs since the work is done.
     
  11. May 17, 2011 #11 of 299
    morac

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    There are a number of bugs/feaures that have been fixed in the Premiere branch code (14.x), but haven't been back ported to the Series 3 code (11.x).

    A few examples:
    1. When turning closed captioning on/off there are two sound effects in a row on the HD, but only one on the Premiere.
    2. When turning off closed captions the captions tend to get stuck on the screen on the HD. That doesn't happen with the Premiere.
    3. The change to the way the instant replay and skip to tick buttons work was never ported back to the HD.

    These should have been trivial fixes/changes, yet they haven't been back ported to the 11.x code branch. That tells me that the 11.x code is more or less frozen.

    Here's an analogy. While Windows XP and Windows 7 share a lot of the same code, only Windows 7 is getting updates. Windows XP is only getting security and critical fixes, even if newer features added to Windows 7 could easily be implemented in XP. Think of the Series 3 (11.x) code as Windows XP and the Premiere (14.x) code as Windows 7.
     
  12. May 17, 2011 #12 of 299
    kturcotte

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    Any speed improvements?
     
  13. May 17, 2011 #13 of 299
    Okeemike

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    What are the chances of 14.8 improving Tuning Adapter connectivity. So far, I have had ZERO success getting the TA to work with my Premiere.
     
  14. May 17, 2011 #14 of 299
    innocentfreak

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    Yes and it would be like adding support for the iPad to XP after support has been added to the Premiere.

    The necessary hooks aren't on the TiVo HD from everything I have read so it will have to be updated to work with the iPad rather than the app updated to work with the HD.
     
  15. May 17, 2011 #15 of 299
    morac

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    You keep leaving out the word "limited". It makes a big difference.
     
  16. May 17, 2011 #16 of 299
    aaronwt

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    So no one saw Hulu+?
     
  17. May 17, 2011 #17 of 299
    timstack8969

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    I had "Pending Restart" when I came home from work today. Did the restart and now I have 14.8.U2
     
  18. May 17, 2011 #18 of 299
    curiousgeorge

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    Not in the HDUI. Seems as sluggish as ever.

    No Hulu+ that I could find, either.

    Pretty much a non-update. Stupid, unnecessary changes like changing the look of icons (recording, swap tuners, up/down arrows on the info screen, etc) while none of the real Premiere issues have been addressed (sluggish, buggy, no parental controls in HDUI, unfinished HDUI, etc). Almost six months since the last non-update and this is what we get.

    Par for the course for a TiVo organization that's stopped caring about the customer experience.
     
  19. May 17, 2011 #19 of 299
    innocentfreak

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    Yes the degree of support will vary. I am not disputing that. TiVo in the beginning when people asked for it to support the Series 3 and TiVo HD said it possibly could but it would be limited.

    I am saying even as limited as it may be, from what I have read, and I believe it may have even come from TiVo, the series 3 and TiVo HD don't have the necessary updates to offer any functionality to the iPad app. As a result even for the most limited of functionality, an update to the TiVo HD and Series 3 would be required.

    Unfortunaly TiVo has always been pretty closed lip about their updates. While we do see minor changes to the SD UI, it is possible this is mostly background tweaks or necessary updates for future updates.
     
  20. May 17, 2011 #20 of 299
    hungarianhc

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    I don't use the HDUI, but the SD UI seems snappier to me - just browsing through menus and such. Am I crazy?

    Not like I'm going to go out of my way and thank TiVo for this. I want a REAL update that makes the HD UI as snappy as the SD UI, enables real media center functionality, etc... probably won't get it. This is my last TiVo.

    Update: I started playing around in the HD menus, to see if they're any better. Nope... Exact same - I can't believe that they still don't have the full UI converted over to HD yet. This is ridiculous. I'm guessing something big is cooking up over there. And by big, i don't mean like big in the software update sense of things or in hardware. Like maybe they've had to fire most of their developers. Or maybe they're preparing for an acquisition. They seem distracted, and the pace of innovation has never been slower.
     

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