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Spring update coming...

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by GriffithStrife, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Apr 17, 2012 #1 of 154
    GriffithStrife

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    Tonight I think usually when I force a connect it schedules the next connect for 7 or 8 in the AM. But today after forcing 6 connects every time the next connect was scheduled for 2 AM so is the update coming or is my Tivo a 2 AM kinda guy?
     
  2. Apr 18, 2012 #2 of 154
    BlackBetty

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    the update is coming. but no one but tivo knows when. Within the next month is my guess. make sure you add your tsn's to the priority update page.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2012 #3 of 154
    beejay

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    Well, I guess it's time for you to tell us.

    When it connected at 2AM, did you get the update?

    (I'm guessing "no"...no real reason for your TiVo to be told ahead of time to connect at 2am to get an update...if it got it then it wouldn't apply it for another 24 hours when 2am came around.)
     
  4. Apr 18, 2012 #4 of 154
    gweempose

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    Do you have a link to this page?
     
  5. Apr 18, 2012 #5 of 154
    Balzer

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    http://www.tivo.com/priority
     
  6. Apr 18, 2012 #6 of 154
    gweempose

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  7. Apr 18, 2012 #7 of 154
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Premieres don't reschedule daily connections after a forced connection and even if they did, the next scheduled connection would be just as random as any other, never consistently at approximately the same time.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2012 #8 of 154
    aaronwt

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    Mine always push the daily connection a few hours farther than it was showing originally, when I force a daily connection. So it might be showing the next daily connection at 12:30 PM and if I force a connection in the morning, when finished it will show the next daily connection now being at 2:30Pm or 3:30Pm. It's typically only a few hours farther in the future.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2012 #9 of 154
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Mine does not do that and I see it a lot.
    Yesterday afternoon my Premiere had connected in the early a.m. and showed a next scheduled connection at about 7:45am today. I forced a connection at about 4pm and when I looked today, that 7:45 time is when it connected with a next scheduled at 9:18am tomorrow. Today I forced a connection at 1:50pm and it still shows that the next scheduled is at 9:18am tomorrow. It's always been like this - I routinely force connections in the afternoon unless the tivo was/is scheduled to make a connection after 12 noon (which is now the time that Tivo starts distributing the newest guide data) and before 5pm.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2012 #10 of 154
    GriffithStrife

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    Well my TiVo is just obsessed with 2 AM it Still sticks on 2AM after every force connection the minutes change but not the hour 2 AM sometimes it's 2:30 others it's 2:56 wierd
     
  11. Apr 18, 2012 #11 of 154
    aaronwt

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    Hmm, I did it twice earlier today and the scheduled time changed to later. Now I did it a third time and it didn't change. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm seeing things. I need to do it several times over the next couple of days on different TiVos and write it down each time I do it.

    EDIT: Now i think I'm going crazy. I just did it a fourth time, and instead of pushing the next connection later or staying the same, the connection is now scheduled for earlier. :confused: (It was scheduled for 5:43PM and now it's showing 5:09PM)

    I guess it is really all over the place.

    EDIT: Yes it is all over the place. I connected on my other Elite and that one was scheduled for 5:18 AM and now it's scheduled for 6:01AM.

    Enough of this. I won't force a connection again until someone posts that they received the update.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2012 #12 of 154
    ehardman

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    And the S3 owners with paid lifetime service continue NOT to get lifetime service.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 #13 of 154
    magnus

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    Um, ok?
     
  14. Apr 19, 2012 #14 of 154
    unitron

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    None of your previous posts seem new enough to cover this.

    Could you further elucidate?
     
  15. Apr 19, 2012 #15 of 154
    aaronwt

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    I'm guessing that is a reference to the S3 being basically at end of life. That they aren't updating it any more. Of course it is last gen hardware so expecting an older line to be updated with features it's not capable of is not reasonable.
     
  16. Apr 19, 2012 #16 of 154
    wmcbrine

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    But on the other hand, expecting it to be updated with features it is capable of seems kind of reasonable. And it's clear that many of the differences in the Premiere software actually would fall into the "compatible" category. The same is true for the Series 2, for that matter. But instead of getting those features, the older models are just EOLed and dropped. Even with outstanding bugs left in their software.
     
  17. Apr 19, 2012 #17 of 154
    ehardman

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    Exactly. IMO, Tivo stop updates to the S3's hoping the S3 owners would upgrade to Premiers, thereby generating new subscription fees.

    FWIW, I have been a loyal Tivo Customer since Dec. 1999 when I bought an S1.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2012 #18 of 154
    jrtroo

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    There may be a little truth to that, but the marginal increase of 12 fees to 14 fees for the few S-3s out there would not be the driver.

    You have lifetime, where is their future profit from that? Most lifetime S-3s are probably already amoritized off their books.

    As they are running a business to be profitable, they are really looking for NEW customers, and that is where they are spending their development dollars. I would expect they get few new customers from S-3s.
     
  19. Apr 19, 2012 #19 of 154
    aaronwt

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    It would be rare for a piece of hardware to be continually updated. At some point, updates would diminish and then eventually end.

    Once they stop producing a hardware line, it's only a matter of time.

    That's why I like updating my TiVos when something new comes out. I'm able to maxmize the sale price of the old model, which also covers more of the cost of the new one. Making my out of pocket cost minimal while giving me the latest product.
     
  20. Apr 19, 2012 #20 of 154
    L David Matheny

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    OTOH, if TiVo can easily port a new software feature from the current Series 4 platform to the older Series 3 platform, why not? Sure, some people might be able to delay upgrading (grudgingly) to the new platform for a while longer, but I think that might be outweighed by the tremendous goodwill and impression of vitality that TiVo would generate by caring for their loyal customers. How many more eager new customers would flock to a company that's known for making their products age gracefully?
     

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