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Dynamic tuner allocation?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Bwatford141, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Exactly. And, as we've discussed before, it's very different then the message you get when sitting in front of the TiVo because when you're sitting in front of the TiVo you can only ever be using 1 tuner. With the Mini you can potentially using 2 remotely, plus another used by whoever is sitting in front of the TiVo, and the software has to be smart enough to respond appropriately to every combination of yes/no coming from all 3 devices. It's a much more complex problem then it seems on the surface.
     
  2. dhoward

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    The answer to your first question is yes. I am a digital design engineer and I have developed several products for the company I work for. I understand schedules and priority's. I can understand why my analogy maybe to simplistic but it does not change the fact that this function should have been available when the Mini was released. Tivo has a track record of incomplete features so yes they may very well be putting this feature on the back burner. They still have not fixed the SD menus so I am cynical as to when this feature will see the light of day. The fact that you mention that they cannot modify the HW is correct and the only solution is via SW only leads to the worry that this feature maybe only be available on the next gen Tivo. However, when all is said and done in this thread it is still nothing more then our own opinions and not one of them will change Tivo's pace of development. Everything is speculation.
     
  3. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Or it could have been outsourced to people that don't really know the product and don't use it. The usual Corporate America syndrome.
     
  4. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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    What do you mean by this? What is not working in SD menues?
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I doubt it. TiVo does outsource development of their secondary apps like the iOS app and TiVo Desktop, but the main TiVo software is developed in house.
     
  6. djwilso

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    I'll be buying a Mini once the dynamic tuner allocation is confirmed as working, but not before for sure.

    I'd really like to replace my aging Series 3 OLED with one of these.
     
  7. dhoward

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    They still mix and match sd menus with hd menus instead of all menus being in hd. This was supposed to have been changed a long time ago. Does not effect performance but is another unkept feature enhancement.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    They're slowly adding more and more HD screens. They'll get there eventually.
     
  9. dhoward

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    Your are correct. However the pace seems to be one screen a year....:eek:
     
  10. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    I'll be the broken record, in normal daily operation I have not seen an SD menu in ages, I've only seen it when doing out of the ordinary tasks, I view that as acceptable in my situation.
     
  11. lessd

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    +1
     
  12. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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    +2
     
  13. Jonathan_S

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    The one I most commonly see is the wishlist screen. But I don't think it's a big deal.


    I was recently more annoyed a missing feature in the HD guide, the 'Find by Call Sign' function.
    (You can sort of replicate it by setting the HD guide to sort by name instead of number, but you've then got to scroll instead of typing)

    Sure it's a feature I use at most once or twice a year, but I spent longer looking for where it went than it eventually took to check a different way.
    (I use it so infrequently I didn't remember it was an SD function so I'm sitting there going "I know I was able to do this before; where'd that stupid option go?" :eek:
     
  14. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    I agree. Unless going into settings or account info which is very rare.. i dont see a SD menu
     
  15. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    I also agree and will go one step further, the so called SD screens look fine on my TV if I didn't have info from this forum I wouldn't even question if they were HD or SD, they look fine, are easy to read and get done what I want to get done. Frankly getting rid of the "info bar" when going into settings etc. is a plus in my mind of course I already have the preview window, which I find annoying, turned off.
     
  16. Bigg

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    LOL. I'm about to set up 3 Mini's, and I really, really want DTA so as to gain back the full 4 tuners and the ability to have 2 live streams going out (obviously not all at once).
     
  17. sbiller

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  18. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    What are the odds that this will be delayed a few weeks/months like eveything else?

    Or is this "different" because it is merely a software update?

    It really is unbelievebale that that haven't rolled out the DTA yet. Even for TiVo.
     
  19. sbiller

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    I think a delay is unlikely at this point since we are weeks away. I expect that TiVo might be in the final stages of beta testing this update.
     
  20. Bigg

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    That's good news. We'll get the 4th tuner back in time for the fall TV season! And the ability to run 2 Mini's on Live TV during the off-peak times!
     

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