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Changes in the TiVo Premiere 20.2.1.1 update

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, May 10, 2012.

  1. May 10, 2012 #1 of 248
    TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev, TiVo

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    Hi Community,

    This morning we began rolling out the 20.2.1.1 update for TiVo Premiere (including XL, XL4, and Elite). Many boxes will be authorized for the update today, with more added each day from the priority list. (http://tivo.com/priority).

    There are three main features in the release:
    - New Netflix App (created by Netflix)
    - New Youtube App (created by Google)
    - Parental Controls in HD Menus

    Netflix
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    The existing Netflix experience has been replaced with an entirely new one created by Netflix. In addition to the new look, the app now offers features such as:
    · Improved video resolution, including support for 1080p (where available)
    · Add to instant Queue
    · Subtitles
    · Dolby Digital Plus 5.1
    · Search
    · Personalized categories and recommendations
    · Recently watched list

    User tip: If you are playing a Netflix video and want to get back to the Netflix menus, press UP. When you want to leave the Netflix app and go back to the TiVo menus, press CLEAR.

    YouTube
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    The existing YouTube experience has been replaced with an entirely new one created by Google. In addition to the new look, the app now offers:
    · Directory of YouTube Channels
    · Links to related videos
    · Automatic playing of the next video (like a TV channel)

    User tip: When you want to leave the YouTube app and go back to the TiVo menus, press CLEAR.

    Parental Controls in HD Menus
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    Parental Controls are now available for customers using the HD Menus. From TiVo Central > Settings & Messages > Parental Controls you can set up a four-digit code, and specify which TV and Movie ratings will require that code in order to watch or record the show.
    Note: There is no "KidZone" in the HD Menus.

    Other changes
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    1. Cox customers that had difficulty receiving "Plus Pak" channels should find that issue resolved.
    2. Customers experiencing pixelation in Amazon Video downloads should find that issue resolved.
    3. If you bring up the Guide over a recording, it now highlights the channel on the foreground tuner, rather than the lowest channel in the Guide.
    4. The "First Air Date" should now be correct in all locations. (It had been off by one day in some situations.)
    5. When pressing RECORD in the Guide and selecting "Season Pass & Other Options" you are now taken to an episode-specific screen instead of a series-specific screen. (Makes it easier to change recording options for that specific episode.)
    6. Video Output settings are now respected in video when running the HD Menus. You can now check on all video formats if you prefer "native" resolution pass-through. The TiVo will no longer automatically up-convert to 720p when you are watching full-screen video and using HD Menus.

    Just for you, tivocommunity.com!
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    Our engineers REALLY appreciate the passion you have for TiVo. Some of them closely monitor the activity on this board, and wanted to do a couple of things they knew this group would appreciate the most. So, in this update you'll find:
    1. SELECT-PLAY-SELECT-9-SELECT now displays a clock (without seconds) in the upper right corner when using HD Menus. (Make sure you press SELECT once first, to bring up the Mini-Guide, before you enter the code.)
    2. For those of you that didn't like the change where the fourth press of Fast Forward was ignored, you can now re-enable the use of the fourth press of FWD to cycle back to PLAY by entering: SELECT-PLAY-SELECT-8-8-SELECT. (Make sure you press SELECT once first, to bring up the Mini-Guide, before you enter the code.)

    More Updates Coming
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    This update will be available to all TiVo Premiere boxes purchased from tivo.com or a retailer. If a cable company provided your TiVo Premiere box, they will notify you when then update is available.

    There are a more changes coming this year, including:
    · HD version of the Season Pass Manager
    · HD version of the To Do List
    · HD version of My Shows for Multi-Room Streaming

    We hope you enjoy the latest installment in our series of TiVo Premiere updates. If you have feedback about your TiVo experience please email me at margret@tivo.com.
     
  2. May 10, 2012 #2 of 248
    innocentfreak

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    Nice and thanks for doing this.

    I think I am more excited about the HD season pass manager and To Do list than this update. Hopefully this means we might be getting some new conflict resolution tools.
     
  3. May 10, 2012 #3 of 248
    shaown

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    LOVE THE RELEASE NOTES.

    Something I have been dying for - well - for 12 years :)

    Also - great to see what upcoming features you are working on. More HD Menus is great - especially HD Menu for MRS Shows
    Thanks
    -Shaown
     
  4. May 10, 2012 #4 of 248
    Lars_J

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    Thanks!

    I'm particularly excited about the parental controls in the HD menus. I can finally switch to the HD menus. :)

    Also - It is not specified anywhere from what I can tell - Does the new Youtube app play videos in HD?
     
  5. May 10, 2012 #5 of 248
    TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev, TiVo

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    If your box has updated to the Spring release today, and you aren't able to access the new Netflix app, please go to Settings > Channels > My Video Providers.

    (Visiting that screen should force a refresh that you might otherwise have to wait for.)
     
  6. May 10, 2012 #6 of 248
    DaveWhittle

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    Thanks for posting Margret!!! :up::up::up:
     
  7. May 10, 2012 #7 of 248
    xander777

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    Marget, Does the new Youtube app play HD videos? Didn't see that in the release notes.
     
  8. May 10, 2012 #8 of 248
    TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev, TiVo

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    CORRECTION: It may take up to four hours after the update is installed, for the authorizations for the Netflix and YouTube apps to make it to your box. So far I haven't found any tricks for making it happen faster.

    Sorry for the delay!
     
  9. May 10, 2012 #9 of 248
    Test

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    Pending Restart!

    Restarting!!!
     
  10. May 10, 2012 #10 of 248
    colin1497

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    Holy cow, the transparency of actually publishing what's changed is enough to make me consider replacing my S3 with a Premiere. Maybe.
     
  11. May 10, 2012 #11 of 248
    TerpBE

    TerpBE Go Terps!

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    Thanks for keeping us updated Margret!
     
  12. May 10, 2012 #12 of 248
    BlackBetty

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    Marget, Does the new Youtube app play HD videos? Didn't see that in the release notes.

    I would hope that it would default to HD. The quality of the videos in the old youtube app was awful.
     
  13. May 10, 2012 #13 of 248
    Johnwashere

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    It DOES, but it was not in the release notes. I belive the quality was only at 360p and was the mobile version of youtube. So it could never even access the full youtube (vevo, and many other parts). Hopefully we finally have the full youtube!
     
  14. May 10, 2012 #14 of 248
    tomm1079

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    thanks for the release notes...
     
  15. May 10, 2012 #15 of 248
    TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev, TiVo

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    Yes! YouTube videos in HD! (You can even narrow your Search to only show results that are in HD.)
     
  16. May 10, 2012 #16 of 248
    Johnwashere

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    Do you know if we get the full youtube now (like on google tv)? I mainly want to be able to access vevo. Before I believe we had the limited "mobile" version of youtube.
     
  17. May 10, 2012 #17 of 248
    aztivo

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    Why would the clock be in the upper right corner. It was perfect in the lower right corner?
     
  18. May 10, 2012 #18 of 248
    xander777

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    Sweet! Thank you.
     
  19. May 10, 2012 #19 of 248
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Really???

    Kind of petty...
     
  20. May 10, 2012 #20 of 248
    jakerome

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    FINALLY!!! Hooray.
     

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