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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by GriffithStrife, Apr 17, 2012.
That sucks. I haven't been this depressed since Derrick Rose tore his ACL.
You do know that Spring technically goes until June don't you.
At least it's not like years past, when the "Fall/Winter" update would arrive in April.
My best psychic prediction is . . . maybe by the end of next week or next weekend? It's cloudy here so my psychic waves are not going thru very well
By the way, people in the beta program are bound by an NDA, so don't count on them saying stuff in a public forum.
fieldtrials.tivo.com if you wanna test. Might take a year before they finally contact you. (took 3 years for Microsoft to finally ask me, but once your in your IN for life or until you request out or don't do your homework)
Very often NDA restrictions are lifted just before a product ships so that's not entirely true!
Actually Beta NDA agreement's never end when the product is release.
I have signed NDA's for products that came out over 6 years ago that I am still not allowed to talk about (or will be ever).
fun fact: testers arn't even allowed to discuss what there testing with each other (99% of the time) since it could influence there opinion and they want only your experience (if you don't know how to do something they need to see it)
It must all depend on the software or hardware companie's NDA agreement. I too have been an a beta and an alpha test site for products for many years. There comes a time when we are told we may discuss the product publicly, but are still limited in WHAT we can say about the beta program and our partcipation in it. We have never been discouraged from discussing our own experience with others in the program as we're even given access to discussion groups where we can share info and solicit the help and assistance of other users.
So, it must all depend on the company you are testing with. And, in my case, it's not a small company!
In the Tivo Beta Testing they are encouraged to interact with each other, and even have their own forums to post in.
Do they also allow you to talk about how your a tester in public forums? (how could you know that unless your a tester?) but thats awesome if your are!
@tivodesign posted that the spring update is not quite ready:
I was pulling more from video game testing, your not allowed to talk to the person next to you since they want to see you solve the game problems on your own.
They were quite a big company in Seattle.
I think the big difference is if a company wants to see specifically how you interact with it vs. finding bugs. (ones play testing vs bug testing) I have a feeling TiVo beta test would be more bug oriented which require users to talk with each other.
I'm reading my magic crystal ball of course
That sounds very much like the way the company I've tested with before works as well. Often you need independant confirmation from other users before you can really identify a bug of some sort.
I often file bugs with a company that does not let you see bugs from other people. It's very annoying.
I think it makes sense to have a forum for an easy way to monitor things.
All the users post a thread about what they are seeing and the overlords can pick and choose what is important enough to fix. All they have to do is look at the post counts.
So this is the first time I've owned a Premiere, is the spring update going to bring a major version change like 20.2 did with lots of improvements? Or was that one some other kind of separate major update?
Pretty much all indications are that there's going to be a new Netflix app, new Youtube app, Parental Controls for the HD menus, and beyond that just minor tweaks. I doubt it'll be a major version change up to v.21 or whatever.
Are the version change updates generally billed as "Spring/Fall updates", or are they usually something different announced on their own?
They're usually not billed at all. 20.2 was the "January update" (I think), and now we have the "Spring update" (er, coming soon!). I have been wondering it was a strategic shift in how they handle updates, or just an ad-hoc reflection of a relatively rapid set of them.
The premier product was released in March 2010. It seems like TiVo then spent the next 18 months quietely developing the Vigin TiVo product. During that time we saw limited and minor software updates...
Since that release, TiVo has stepped up their development and R&D tempo in the consumer market. This will be the second major software update since the Virgin TiVo release.