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New Daylight Savings Time Update for Series1

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVoPony, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. JacksTiVo

    JacksTiVo TiVo User since 2001

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    If my Series 1 is still alive in 2038, I hope I am around and still be able understand how to use it since I'll be 95 years old.
     
  2. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    I can verify that applies to the retail and manufacturing areas too. Weird stuff happens to databases when they go back in time... :p
     
  3. sfhub

    sfhub Active Member

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    That suggestion does however greatly increase the time period of "cosmetic" display errors on the already recorded shows.

    Basically with that suggestion, for the whole period of DST any recorded shows will display as being recorded +1hr from actual local time. So if you recorded Mar 10 "News at 11:30", it would show up as Mar 11 12:30 as the recorded time. With the 4 call version, you only experience those cosmetic errors during/around the 3 weeks in spring and 1 week in fall.

    Whether that is important to somebody is left to someone else to determine.
     
  4. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Hello -

    Just a quick update to confirm that we received the DST patch from TiVo on one of our networked HDR units (also with a modified kernel to support large drives).

    Everything appears to have worked fine and since it was not a full software update it did not overwrite any changes whatsoever. After the script downloaded, the phone information screen did stay in the "loading data" state for some time. Perhaps I was impatient, but after about 20 minutes, I rebooted the unit, the scripts ran from /var/packages and the times on the unit are now listed correctly.

    For those with networked units that want to see the scripts, check in /var/packages after you've made your daily call.

    I think its great that TiVo was able to release a 'patch' that does not require a full release of the software; very quick and very easy.

    Thanks!

    Lou
     
  5. sfhub

    sfhub Active Member

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    Would you mind posting the scripts?
     
  6. biker

    biker Outlaw

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    It's stays on loading data and phone not in use to you reboot or 3am reboot.
     
  7. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    I would be happy to post the scripts, however there is a TiVo copyright notice on the top of them. I will attempt to get permission, but if I do not post them, please understand why...
     
  8. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Sorry; is this a question? Are you asking whether I rebooted or waited? If so, I did not wait. But I did see a timer function in the script that would imply that the unit would have rebooted at some point. Again, had I been more patient, the "loading data" may have gone away on its own and turned into a "Pending restart..." however I became suspicious when I didn't see a % indicator like one usually does after a daily call is made.

    I'm sorry if I misunderstood your comment; please repost if necessary.
     
  9. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    From this thread

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=4968137&&#post4968137
     
  10. tivoupgrade

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  11. joblo

    joblo New Member

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    Right, and there’s an analogous, non-cosmetic issue with future recordings, but I’d like to see what the scripts do before getting into that.

    Yes, but then you’d have cosmetic errors on programs recorded during those 4 weeks for the other 48 weeks of the year.

    So you’ll always have some display errors, unless TiVo bites the bullet and fixes the internal DST logic.

    But again, let’s see what the scripts actually do. I’ve configured two of my four units, one subscribed and one not, to take the patch, but I didn’t get on the list until today, so I might not actually see this thing in operation until sometime next week. Until then, I’ll reserve judgment.
     
  12. Haxx

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    I have two lifetimed Series I's. One's a Philips, the other a Sony (SVR-2000). I signed them both up yesterday for the DST patch. Sometime this afternoon I forced a daily call on my first one (Philips). I did get an update that ended with the Philips saying what one of the TiVo reps said would happen, "loading". I waited for a little more than 30 minutes, restarted it and voila, the time and guide had the correct local time.

    I then made a daily call on my Sony. It too rec'd an update and proceeded with loading it. After it was done, I waited what I believe to be anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. I then restarted it. After the restart the time and guide are correct. However, it's behaving like it is not getting a signal! :-(

    I forced another daily call thinking I did something wrong. I waited a while again and did another restart and still no signal.

    I am at a loss. Before the restart I know for a fact I was getting a signal, because I remember thinking why wasn't a scheduled show being recorded. I checked and realized it's because CBS is showing basketball this afternoon.

    The only thing hacked with this TiVo is a larger hard drive, nothing more than that. I can still watch already recorded shows, even ones recorded today.

    TiVo/Community, please help!
     
  13. Haxx

    Haxx Member

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    Crisis averted. I unplugged the unit and then powered back up. That seemed to fix it. I can now get my signal.

    Thanks for the DST patch!
     
  14. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

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    It basically consolidates the functionality of both jberman's scripts combined into one with lots of additional validation. It makes sure you use DST before it makes any change and has logic to automatically figure what change to make, including the EST special case.

    Thanks Derek and Marcel! ;)
     
  15. vinniet

    vinniet New Member

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    I got my update today for my Tivo S1 and it is work perfectly. I have a unit that is not activated any more. I use it of a few manual recordings.

    Just wanted to let anyone out there with a golden S1 unit like mine, Tivo updated mine two days after I put my service number on the priority site.
     
  16. biker

    biker Outlaw

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    I was just pointing out what TivoJerry said so you know that it would stay on loading data instead of pending restart.
     
  17. Ladd Morse

    Ladd Morse Member

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    What sort of change is noted on some screen somewhere so that I will know that the DST patch has been download/applied/rebooted and I can then revert my manual recordings back to there proper time?
     
  18. Opusnbill7

    Opusnbill7 S1 Lifetime User

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    Well...the most obvious thing I could think of is that when you look at the time in the upper-right corner when you change channels, it will be correct instead of off by an hour...
     
  19. George Cifranci

    George Cifranci Viva La Tivo!

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    I just applied it to my Philips HDR-612 and it seems to work fine. It shows the correct time under System Information and on the top right corner of the online guide when I press the Live TV button so I assume it worked fine.
     
  20. dhulcher

    dhulcher owns S1 and DTV-S1

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    Review this post.

    Yesterday I received the patch after manually running multiple daily calls. I waited at least an hour after the "loading, phone not in use message" appeared (being really cautious), then manually rebooted. The time was updated correctly. After reboot, the phone message shows a call unsuccessful/uncompleted message, so I ran another daily call to clear that, and that worked.
     

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