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Dynamic tuner allocation?

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

  1. dhoward

    dhoward Member

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    Hopefully DTA will be released in the Fall update. But now I have to hope they fix the bugs they just created in the last update at the same time. I have the sound problem others have posted about and it also seems to me that the time to change channels, when watching live TV, has doubled. It seem to switch faster before the update. Be nice if they actually made an update that is not one step forward and two steps backwards.
     
  2. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    Well, its almost the Fall. I came home from work yesterday and had some fall catalogs in the mail from various retailers. Any speculations on where the update is?

    Or am I correct to assume that DTA for the Mini got put on the back burner because the engineering priority at TiVo is on the Roamio?

    I hope unfinished products does not become their corporate business model.

    Still waiting for the DTA.

    I bought my Mini on March 11, 2013.

    Tick-tock, TiVo.
     
  3. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Active Member

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    Well it is still 45 days away from the first day of fall and then you have 3 months of actually fall so if the "fall" update get here anytime soon it will be early :D
     
  4. DaveDFW

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    Fixed! :)
     
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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  6. NotNowChief

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

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    Well, I'm just going to go ahead and ask for some recent input here if anyone has heard anything from the rumor mill, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for the update to the Premiere for DTA with the Mini.

    I e-mailed support yesterday, in my boredom, inquiring about a DTA update for the Premiere. This was the response I got:

    Hello XXXXXXXXXX,

    Thank you for contacting TiVo Customer Support. I would be glad to answer your questions about the Mini.

    The Premiere cannot allocate tuners at this time. I do apologize for the inconvenience. I am not aware of any articles from our website that indicate we would ever be able to do this. At this time, there is no ETA as to when, or if, this function will become available.

    The reference number for this inquiry is XXXXXX-XXXXXX. Please refer to this number if you choose to contact us again regarding this request. In order to reply to this email, please log into My Support at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.

    Sincerely,
    XXXXXXXXXX
    TiVo Customer Support Representative
    www.tivo.com/support
    http://forums.tivo.com


    So, are we abandoning ship on this update, or still hoping and waiting?
     
  7. aeternal

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    Wow.. that is pretty disheartening. I plan on getting a mini but have been waiting for this update to come for several months now. I seriously hope that this rep is wrong. Seems pretty misleading after all the hype for DTA and to not implement it on the premiere boxes
     
  8. jrtroo

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    Since when has a CSR provided detailed data on what future software updates will include? Somewhere between almost never and never.

    We will be getting an updated software distribution this fall, per a tivo executive, which may include this feature.
     
  9. wmhjr

    wmhjr Well-Known Member

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    Actually, to be honest Tivo insinuated that DTA was in the works LONG before a "fall release". Long before they even released any data around the Series 5/Roamio. Tivo never commits to a product, a feature, a date, or a defect fix.

    You are correct in that we will "probably" be getting an updated software distribution this fall, which "may" include this feature, and which "may" actually work.
     
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There is no way they wont release DTA for the Mini. Their cable partners have a bunch of Premiere units already in the field and they need DTA. Pressure from them alone is enough to get the feature included in a Premiere update.
     
  11. wmhjr

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    Let's hope that's the case - and that it works - and that the release does not introduce yet further defects that cause other problems. I've been bitten too many times to not be somewhat skeptical at this point.
     
  12. Bigg

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    It's good that the MSOs are involved... not only for TiVo since they make most of their money that way now, but also for us, since they force TiVo to get off their duffs and get into gear with stuff... at least 1st gear.
     
  13. dhoward

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    I hope Dan203 is correct on DTA. What month does Tivo send the "Fall" update typically. The new TV season is starting and I would like that 4th tuner back.
     
  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Historicaly it's been mid-late October. If they slip past mid November they typically hold the update until Feb-March to get past the holiday rush and CES. So lets hope it's mid-late October.
     
  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Maybe it will be the first day of Autumn?
     
  16. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Yeah, let's hope so. Although I suppose I could kill Live TV for the Minis for the Olympics.
     
  17. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Or just buy a Roamio. ;)
     
  18. bradenmcg

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    That's what I did... Premier wouldn't have been enough with only 4 tuners, Roamio hit the goldilocks point for us. :) Kind of typical TiVo that the older stuff doesn't have DTA yet.
     
  19. wmhjr

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    Absolutely no possible way on this planet
     
  20. wmhjr

    wmhjr Well-Known Member

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    If that's the case, a full year will have passed between the release of the mini (when they said DTA was "coming") and the actual release of DTA. You can't count the release of the Roamio as satisfying this, because when they said this they would not even comment on a possible replacement for the Premiere.
     

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