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New XL4 came w/old software ver??

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by LoveHate9, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. LoveHate9

    LoveHate9 New Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    I bought a new Tivo Premiere XL4 from best buy today (June 22, 2012) and had expected the software version to be fairly up to date. I wasn't expecting it to be loaded with a version that's been out in the last day or for the last few months for that matter. BUT, I found my machine had version 14.9.2-01-2-758! I thought I read version 20 has been out since Jan 2012?

    Question: Is it normal for newly manufactured Tivo's to be loaded with an old version? Is there a way to confirm when my box was manufactured??

    Now I'm wondering if Tivo took a hard drive over 8 months old or took inventory from old Tivo's and slapped the XL4 label in the front. It's a bit disconcerting to me that I may have paid top dollars for old equipment.

    UPDATE: found a label on the box saying Made in Mexico with a date 11-Apr-12. I'm assuming that means April 11, 2012. But still makes me wonder why mine had software version 14?? I got the impression reading reviews and such that their boxes came with the latest. . .

    any thoughts?
  2. caddyroger

    caddyroger New Member

    Mar 14, 2005
    Some where...
    Software version 20 did not come out until April. It will down load the new soft the next time it does a connection. Tomorrow if you see a pending restart make sure you do not plan using for the hour.
  3. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2012
    I'm pretty sure what you experienced is completely normal and nothing to worry about. I hooked up my Woot Elite last night and it came with 14.9.

    Enjoy your new Tivo!
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    You can speed up the update by making 4-6 Tivo connections, until "status: pending restart".
  5. LoveHate9

    LoveHate9 New Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    thanks for confirming! :)

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