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Tivo 20.4.2 Summer Release

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jgametest, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. Jul 7, 2014 #21 of 335
    dcline414

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    Since the last update things have been very slow and our premiere locks up and restarts frequently. Any chance that this update will improve performance or stability is well worth the risk of being an early adopter. It can't get much worse than it is now, so bring on the update!

    We've had month-to-month Tivo service for nearly three years now, and this update will determine if we try for $99 lifetime or part ways with Tivo.
     
  2. Jul 7, 2014 #22 of 335
    bareyb

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    That's what I've read on the Roamio Forum. As far as I know they are getting out of the Hardware business and want to focus on software.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2014 #23 of 335
    dcline414

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    Sounds about right—I just signed up for priority update after getting the email about the update today. So if general release is coming that soon then priority has to be now or very soon.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2014 #24 of 335
    muzzymate

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    Software Version: 20.4.2-01-2-746
    Flash Player: mainline3/2014.02.22-1705
    HD Menu Software Version: N/A

    Huffington Post Live added under Apps & Games

    Will post impressions later after its had time to recache

    Edit: When browsing other TiVo DVRs on the network, the same categorization in My Shows occurs.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2014 #25 of 335
    brentil

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    Rebooting mine now too after "pending reboot" update!
     
  6. Jul 7, 2014 #26 of 335
    brentil

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    TiVo, why you gotta lie to me like that baby...
     
  7. Jul 7, 2014 #27 of 335
    JoeKustra

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    Is it an option or are categories mandatory?
     
  8. Jul 7, 2014 #28 of 335
    NorthAlabama

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    optional. ;)

    i'm rebooting as i type...
     
  9. Jul 7, 2014 #29 of 335
    muzzymate

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    It was a pretty quick update considering the Premiere's menu is completely reskined. I like the new font choice (compared to the old Premiere version). Seems easier to read.
     
  10. Jul 7, 2014 #30 of 335
    SCSIRAID

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    Sure hope they fix the bug where a duplicate recording is created if you try to change recording options of a show in a season pass/wishlist. This is annoying. Goes without saying that more speed is always welcome.
     
  11. Jul 7, 2014 #31 of 335
    brentil

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    I agree it went to the "take over an hour" screen but that was up less time than the previous couple of minutes screen. I've been up and running 24.2 for about 10 minutes now.

    Once you've loaded the TiVo Central pages once so they cache this new interface is a lot faster and responsive than the older version.

    Without having been to the My Shows tab yet everything there loads even faster showing the show details almost immediately, it didn't even feel like it was loading externally and was already cached.

    Transitions between pages of shows in the My Shows are faster, no hesitation as it goes to load the next page. Same for being in a folder of shows.

    Loading the details page is snappy too, loads right up.

    I LOVE the new My Shows categories. I turned off Kids and Sports and moved Devices to the top so I can quickly get to my other TiVos. The Suggestions one takes and organizes everything it's recorded in folders now if it's grabbed multiple items of the same show. It's so useful.
     
  12. Jul 7, 2014 #32 of 335
    jgametest

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    My TiVo was going really slow in the background loading Youtube and Kaboom. Thought that's some unusual lag time, so check network settings Tivo was at 99% installing. Which lead me to believe uh oh here we go again. Hopefully this is up before 9pm, wife has many recording ready to go and not happy Tivo decided to do this now.
     
  13. Jul 7, 2014 #33 of 335
    shamilian

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  14. Jul 7, 2014 #34 of 335
    shamilian

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    It stays on 99% for a while.
    It will pend restart.
    If you force a restart it take about 1/2 hour for the upgrade.

    Otherwise will reboot and upgrade overnight.
     
  15. Jul 7, 2014 #35 of 335
    dcline414

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    How do you force the update?

    I selected connect now in the network menu and it went through all the steps from preparing to loading successfully, but then nothing about an update or restart after completing. I am restarting now just to see if that does anything.

    I just signed up for priority update today, so hopefully I didn't miss out...
     
  16. Jul 7, 2014 #36 of 335
    shamilian

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    you probably missed the first round, try again tomorrow.
     
  17. Jul 7, 2014 #37 of 335
    NorthAlabama

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    initial observations - premiere's hdui now looks identical to roamio's - faster transitions, deeper and darker color, added hdui pages with the video window, and selections now fill with yellow instead of being outlined. no issues with vod, mlb, or youtube.

    i'm also noticing what appears to be lower resolution images on a few pages, and the font is not as prevalent (that means more info fits on a line, and that's good!), but no disappointment.
     
  18. Jul 7, 2014 #38 of 335
    jgametest

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    IF I can I find an older version of KMTTG will see if that send webpage URL feature works any differently this came with a new version of Flash Player from what I have been told. It does load all the functions much faster, but have yet to try the apps to check on load times such as Netflix, HuluPlus and Youtube. Will check on this later.
     
  19. Jul 7, 2014 #39 of 335
    dcline414

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    Any other option to force the update? If it's available there has to be a way to get it...

    I know patience is a virtue, but I'm not very good at it!
     
  20. Jul 7, 2014 #40 of 335
    changk

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    My upgrade commentary, for anyone who cares. Premiere XL 4. I added my TSN to the priority list sometime last week.

    It took 25 minutes from the time I forced a connection through KMTTG, to when the TiVo's status changed to Pending Restart.
    Rebooting the TiVo, it took only 19 minutes for it to get the update installed and back to the TiVo Central.

    Before:
    Version 20.4.1-01-2-758
    Flash Player Version: quattro-2-8/2014.01.21-1553
    HD Menu Software Version: b-iris-quattro-2-8/2014.02.26-1126

    After:
    Version 20.4.2-01-2-758
    Flash Player Version: mainline3/2014.02.22-1705
    HD Menu Software Version: N/A

    I'll do some speed tests later this evening. Later this week I'll try watching a series YouTube videos through TiVo to see if this release fixed the freezing issue with it.
     

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