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Tivo 20.4.2 Summer Release

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

  1. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Normal things, reboot, new cables, test drive in pc.
     
  2. Player01

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    Yeah, I've been rebooting constantly. Have to see if I have another cable around somewhere.

    Tivo support says they don't see that I downloaded the update so that may not even be the issue. Though I don't know why my box would reboot otherwise...

    Their best suggestion so far is to "reverse the cable". SMH
     
  3. Thunderclap

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    +1

    I've left the third column since turning it off didn't seem to improve the response. And, having kids, I like having that kids stiff separate. It's nice for organizational purposes.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  4. dcline414

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    I use a Harmony Ultimate remote to control everything, and frequently it will send a series of commands to perform a task. Prior to the update the response time was delayed enough that sometimes I wondered if I failed to execute the command on the touchscreen remote. Usually it was just the Tivo "waking up" and a few seconds later the screen would flash through a series of menus faster than would have been possible without the backlog of commands.

    Biggest difference since the update is that this hasn't happened yet. Sometimes there is still a lag (I definitely wouldn't call it snappy), but not so bad that you have time to react and press more buttons that end up accidentally deleting a show or something.

    Lag is mildly annoying, but gone are the 2-3 second delays that were at times utterly infuriating.
     
  5. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    Nope no problems with the external drives by me.
     
  6. brentil

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    It's a bit frustrating listening to the whiners about how the new update isn't "snappy" when it's clearly more responsive. Plenty of UI interactions that took 2~3 seconds function in < 1s now. I mean seriously, we're talking about a dual core 400mhz CPU with limited memory footprint. If you read the release notes posted in the Roamio section you'll also see they changed framework/languages for parts of the system. This is a pretty massive undertaking with a net benefit of a faster interface with potential further gains as the refine the system. Let alone that they took the effort to ensure this worked on Premiere devices and not just Roamio/Minis. But no, instead we'll just whine about how our pre-smartphone generation hardware isn't instantaneous... :thumbsdown:
     
  7. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

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    Sounds like what you were experiencing was command "rubberbanding" or "warping" where all the commands get bunched together then fire off like the snapping of a rubberband.
     
  8. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    sweet home, al
    :up::up:
     
  9. dnorth12

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    I am a little slow on the uptake once in a while. I signed up for the priority list last night for the P4 in the living room, but not the bedroom XL4. Came home from work and already pending restart on the living room. Should have done the bedroom as well last night, but I did it just now. I doubt that it will update over the weekend, but I could be wrong. Guess I'll see.

    I'm always happy to add nothing to the conversation. Let me know if you want to know any other mundane stuff. :D

    Edit: And the update is done and definitely snappier than previously - I would even call it snappy.:up::up::up:
     
  10. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    That could explain my situation; I use the Harmony One.
     
  11. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Your definition of "whiners" must come from a strange dictionary...all some of us are doing is stating our feelings about the system response. "More responsive" certainly doesn't equal "snappy". I've said several times that it's quicker than it used to be. My definition of "snappy" doesn't apply to the responsiveness with this update.
     
  12. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Mine does. This keeps keeps the pressure of a Roamio until android streaming is implemented.
     
  13. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Your standards are pretty low, then...
     
  14. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'm (one of) the last people who should interfere in a "discussion" such as this one, but can't we just say that "snappy" is a subjective evaluation while "faster/more responsive/snappier" is objective?
     
  15. brentil

    brentil Member

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    Exactly, it's not like there is a measure definition of what snappy means. We all think it's snappy, you don't Bierboy, we got it, lets move on.
     
  16. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

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    It seems like this should've merited a larger version number bump.
     
  17. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    "We all"? I don't think so....
     
  18. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Clearly "we all" did not include you. Not sure what you are arguing about. If you care so much for a superior description of snappy, you would be happier with a newer TiVo. I am pleased that the premiere has improved so much over the last two years, much more than I would have ever expected after the release of a new box.
     
  19. jgametest

    jgametest New Member

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    From the new interface it seems there is a little less lag time between transitions from Menu to HuluPlus yes still does it brief time out but response has improved.
     
  20. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i woke up to no remote response, missed recording, black screen, and a video window. had to hard boot by pulling the plug. just in case, i disconnected and reconnected my hdmi cables, because...

    the day before, i pressed the "zoom" button to exit tivo central, and lost signal between tivo and my avr. i eventually corrected toggling the "live tv" and "channel up/down" buttons.

    i'm now not convinced this release is entirely stable.
     

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