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Fall Update for TiVo Premiere begins today

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Oct 29, 2013 #61 of 849

    shamilian Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    rebooted by itself overnight just like always....
  2. Oct 29, 2013 #62 of 849

    bbarrera New Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Same here.
  3. Oct 29, 2013 #63 of 849

    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    Oh that's good. Maybe the info in the email was wrong. Their initial email that they received stated that the "ramp up" for the rollout started October 23rd and the follow up email that my guy received while I was on the phone with him was a correction and stated it started on the 28th. Makes me a bit wary since the info is coming from the head of the engineering department, ya know?
  4. Oct 29, 2013 #64 of 849

    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    Still no update for me. Starting to question the validity of the priority update list.

    Still haven't heard if the program truncation issue was fixed or not.
  5. Oct 29, 2013 #65 of 849

    tlw_2 New Member

    Apr 12, 2008
    I would like a Roamio +, I have the money, so what's stopping me?

    When TiVo fixes things like the Netflix app on the Premiere line for example, then I will do it. Why would I want to invest another $400 in equipment/company that will knowingly allow disfunctionality to exist on their platforms indefinitely.

    And *****

    Then Margaret will not even take the time to respond to the subscriber base about the malfeasance. I have said the day I have to buy a ROKU for Netflix streaming is the day I begin evolving away from TiVo.

    Been pricing Roku this morning. I'm tired of the lies and BS
  6. Oct 29, 2013 #66 of 849

    waterchange Member

    Jun 29, 2010
    You should just go buy a Roku for Netflix and be done with it. It's cheap enough to be an impulse buy for most and it'll save you a lot of stress worrying about what TiVo will or will not do.

  7. Oct 29, 2013 #67 of 849

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    I didn't see a single word in the list of features about fixing problems with old cable cards so the random lost signals and screen blanking don't happen as much. They made it 10,000 times worse in the 20.3 update, so I was hoping they could at least make it work as well as it did before 20.3 (because all the Comcast guys who were working on rolling out the firmware and other infrastructure updates are apparently all off trying to fix the obamacare web site or something, Comcast is back to "we don't have a date" for the rollout).
  8. Oct 29, 2013 #68 of 849

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    +1...I signed up and no update love yet.....
  9. Oct 29, 2013 #69 of 849

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

    Mar 29, 2012
    New York...
    Best. Post. Ever.
  10. Oct 29, 2013 #70 of 849

    Teeps Active Member

    Aug 16, 2001
    Not a bad idea...
    I would purchase a stream @ retail if it included life time subscription.
  11. Oct 29, 2013 #71 of 849

    dave13077 Member

    Jan 11, 2009
    Same here. I signed up both my Premiere boxes (Elite and 2 tuner) early on with the Priority list and no updates yet.

    I too wish they would have given us Life-timed Premier owners a reduced cost Roamio upgrade path. Given the "One Box" never lived up to Tivos own hype.
  12. Oct 29, 2013 #72 of 849

    NotNowChief Addicted to TiVo

    Mar 29, 2012
    New York...
    Um, Streams don't have a subscription. I think HE meant as a joke that we should get a free one (Stream) for all the disappointments, headaches, and delays. I think YOU are confused with the Mini.
  13. Oct 29, 2013 #73 of 849

    Lars_J Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Same here. I signed up for the priority list, and no update yet.
  14. Oct 29, 2013 #74 of 849

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Lots of sour grapes in this thread.

    The reality is the Premiere line of DVRs isn't ever going to be what people want it to be. The hardware just isn't good enough plain and simple. I think the best that can be hoped for is that they fix the software so that the units function as good DVRs, but who knows maybe they can't even do that with the HDUI resource requirements.

    Frankly my advise to those that can afford it is to just move on to something else. I am very happy with my Roamio and have pulled the power plugs on all my other TiVos.
  15. Oct 29, 2013 #75 of 849

    tatergator1 Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    There has been some indication from Tivo that upgrade offers to existing customers are planned. I don't remember the exact source, but I think it came from the CEO during one of his interviews.

    Given the success of the Roamio, I'd bet Spring 2014 before we see any upgrade offers. Tivo will probably want to try and wait out the holiday season demand from existing customers before offering upgrade discounts to lure the remaining hold-outs.
  16. Oct 29, 2013 #76 of 849

    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    If I could have afforded it, I woulda gone over to the Roamio before it was even announced, but I can't, so onwards with the sour, bitter, unhappy grapes. :thumbsdown:
  17. Oct 29, 2013 #77 of 849

    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    Unless it's free (aside from the subscription), no upgrade offer is going to be good enough to make up for the ultimate betrayal by TiVo. I wonder if a class action lawsuit can be filed for false advertisement since the Premiere really isn't "the one box to rule them all" Just look at all this marketing hype http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=444019 and compare it to what we know as the truth today and see just how much of it is true.
  18. Oct 29, 2013 #78 of 849

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Netflix app on the Roamio is great. I never used the one on my Premiere because it was so slow, but I use the one on my Roamio all the time. In fact I've actually been using my Netflix subscription more just because it's so convenient.

    If you've got the money to upgrade then do it and be happy. Holding out for some magical update to the Premiere that fixes everything is a fools errand. Even if they do eventually release such an update it's probably months off, so you're subjecting yourself to months of using a slow Premiere unnecessarily.
  19. Oct 29, 2013 #79 of 849

    jeff92k7 Annoyed with trolls

    Jan 18, 2006
    on planet earth
    I signed up both of my boxes when the priority page was first made available. Neither of my boxes got the update overnight and neither are getting it when I force connections.

    If I re-enter my TSN's on the priority page, it says they are already registered.

  20. Oct 29, 2013 #80 of 849

    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    Can we focus and get back onto the discussion about the fall 2013 update and not about the Roamio please?

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