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Do we think updates are over for Premieres?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by b_scott, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Oct 4, 2013 #41 of 112
    jrtroo

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    Series 1 tivos still work, as to S2s, and S3s. Premiere owners may not get new features, but they are sure to work for years to come.

    We know of a "fall update" for Premieres, other than some hints at new HD screens, we don't know what else is included.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2013 #42 of 112
    kherr

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    I'm figuring that the DTA is a shoe-in and beyond that, I'm getting Rokus for Netflix/Amazon Prime, with the added benefit of additional sites. For a C note up front and no monthly fees, it fits my situation.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2013 #43 of 112
    Dan203

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    For me I'd sell the Premiere and use that and the extra $100 toward a Roamio. The speed alone is worth it, and you get DTA now.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2013 #44 of 112
    replaytv

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    Well, even if we don't get updates for Premieres, we can always hope for downgrade software like they did to Series 2 Tivos last year to make it so they couldn't have the time shift feature. But then they gave the feature back. Who can figure that out?

    Sometimes I think they make decisions at TiVo with a spin of the bottle, but I never seem to get a kiss by the cute gurlie. :(
     
  5. Oct 7, 2013 #45 of 112
    plazman30

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    I could see TiVo using the Premiere as it's testbed. We Premiere owners get updates first. If they don't blow up, then the Roamio gets them a few weeks later.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2013 #46 of 112
    TiVoMargret

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    Hi everyone,

    At this point I expect the Fall update for TiVo Premiere to be released by the end of this month. We'll probably open the priority list in another week or so.

    --Margret
     
  7. Oct 8, 2013 #47 of 112
    atmuscarella

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    Thanks for the Update!
     
  8. Oct 8, 2013 #48 of 112
    compnurd

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    Sounds like I will miss this as I will be back with DirecTV next week. best of luck to everyone
     
  9. Oct 8, 2013 #49 of 112
    tvmaster2

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    can a Mini be used in a Premiere network, i.e. access Premiere shows, or is it purely a Roamio play?
     
  10. Oct 8, 2013 #50 of 112
    jrtroo

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    That is actually his point- the mini can work with the premiere and does so much faster than when working on the premiere it is tied to. But, it only works with the four-tuner model.
     
  11. Oct 8, 2013 #51 of 112
    moyekj

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    As a host, true. But you can stream shows from any series 4 unit including the 2 tuner ones as well.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2013 #52 of 112
    b_scott

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    thanks
     
  13. Oct 8, 2013 #53 of 112
    tvmaster2

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    what do you mean "as a true host", feature wise?
     
  14. Oct 8, 2013 #54 of 112
    NotVeryWitty

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    Margret,

    Thanks again for your continued support! Your active public involvement and status updates go a long way towards keeping me (and I'm sure many others) in the Tivo camp.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2013 #55 of 112
    philw1776

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    Not unreasonable at all.

    As someone in the same situation who has been a customer since 2001, I'm really disappointed that TiVo has no outlook for a fix to their Netflix problems and no outlook towards getting TiVo desktop to work so I can view my laptop photos on my TV via TiVo. These were 2 reasons I bought the Premier yet TiVo is deaf to entreaties to make their touted features function. The company I once promoted to all has lost my advocacy.

    Yes, I have contacted support.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2013 #56 of 112
    moyekj

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    The Mini is required to be paired with a host TiVo. Allowed hosts for the Mini are units with 4 or more tuners. So you can't designate a 2 tuner Premiere as the Mini host. However if you have a >= 4 tuner TiVo on your network then you can set that as the Mini host. The Mini then can stream shows from that host unit and all other series 4 or series 5 units on your network (including 2 tuner units).
     
  17. Oct 8, 2013 #57 of 112
    tvmaster2

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    so, if you only have 2-tuner Premieres you're out of luck, i.e. you need at least ONE 4-tuner device to route things through?
     
  18. Oct 8, 2013 #58 of 112
    moyekj

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    Correct.
     
  19. Oct 9, 2013 #59 of 112
    sharkster

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    Thanks for the info re: Fall Update.

    I hope it fixes some of the things that the last updated screwed up. :) I also really miss watching semi-live and being able to stay on semi-live even after it needs to change a channel to record. Now it just jumps you up to the new channel and you lose all that's buffered when you are watching behind. Wow, I don't know if that made sense or not.

    There are also some slownesses that the last update created.
     
  20. Oct 9, 2013 #60 of 112
    bcronin

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    Made sense to me. Happens all the time to us. Its soooo annoying.
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    bc
     

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