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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by bkdtv, Mar 3, 2010.
Any pics of the guts floating around???
Not that I know of. Someone did ask, but the poster didn't want to open it for fear of voiding the warranty.
B/c unless I'm mistaken, the Tivo will by default delete the oldest show and I may be more interested oldest show than I am in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th oldest show. Now technically I'd set KUID for the oldest show, but deleting the less liked shows would have a similar impact. Either way I am manually managing the content based on the fullness of the disk.
There have been at least half a dozen instances of this since I got my first to TiVo 3 years ago. In a couple of instances I noticed that suggestions and recently deleted were empty so I set the KUID in time. In at least 2 instances I forgot to set it and lost the show I preferred over shows I didn't care as much about. Having an easily viewable disk space meter is much easier than having to scroll down to the Suggestions and RD folders (and possibly having to enter those folders to determine the length and quality of those shows).
why scroll down? page down and you're at the bottom in 1 to 2 seconds. Then you can see how many things are in the RD folder. If there are still several items then nothing else will be deleted yet(depending on what will be recorded shortly)
I think the only thing I have set to KUID is the HDNet test pattern from 2008. Although I could probably get rid of that in favor of the S-P-S-9-S pattern that I trust more anyway... Everything else is watched within a day or two, or within a week of recording.
I do use page down. My apologies for improper terminology. That doesn't change my statement that having a space indicator at the top of the interface is easier than having to page down to the bottom of the list to determine the disk usage. Especially since that "couple of seconds" adds up if you have to do it ever time you use the TiVo.
However, my post was more about describing a scenario where manually manage is necessary. rield never saw a scenario where you would need to manually manage disk space. I was commenting that I have run into a couple of times over the years.
Most of the time I watch shows within 24 hours of recording (many shows are watched the same night). Where I have run into issues in the past was during the Football & Holiday season (Thanksgiving & Christmas) where I have less time for TV and I often record football games.
I realize I could solve part of this issue by upgrading the harddrive. But in reality, a show getting deleted does not upset me that much (there are plenty of other ways to get shows) so I haven't gone down that path yet. I was merely pointing out that in some cases manual management may be necessary and letting "tivo manage the disk" doesn't work.
bkdtv, you might want to note that although Tivo Premieres obtained via RCN will be able to view VOD, retail units will not.
from dslreports.com's RCN forum.
Anything more concrete than early April?
Asking once in a thread is sufficient. No need for the same question in 3 different ones.
My apologies for the breach of etiquette.. several of them didn't have recent posts, so I was concerned that I might be posting to dead ends... I'll proceed with another 7 years of silence as it seems that I don't have much to add.
Tivo HD vs Tivo Premier
Key questions –
What are the key differences between the two that would make the upgrade worth it?
Will there be noticeable differences with transfer speeds if I use KMTTG?
Is there still the 1gb buffer issue with Streambaby?
Can I upgrade the 320gb hard drive in it like I did with my Tivo HD?
Will the internal hard drive be upgradable like past TiVos?
The TiVo Premiere is not compatible with the current version of WinMFS or Mfslive. The author of WinMFS has expressed an interest in upgrading those tools to support the TiVo Premiere.
These questions have all been answered already in this FAQ or in the reviews that just hit the internet.
The review below answers those questions in detail.
TiVo Premiere review with benchmarks (PDF)
TiVo Premiere vs. TiVoHD download performance (Youtube video of kmttg)
Ok just found those answers - thanks.....
TiVo.com is now showing shipping on March 29th.
I believe Bestbuy in store purchases is March 28th and shipping on the 29th.
Amazon is showing a release date of March 28th.
bkdtv: Have you used the new box with all of the extraneous search crap (IMO) turned off? By this mean only allowing the box to return results for TV. If yes, is the speed, and overall usability, enhanced?
Did we ever find out about how to switch between multiple TiVo Premieres in the same room?
I did not.
As far as I can tell, the "Video Provider" selection is no longer available in the current software. I don't think it was actually functional in the older software, and I'm guessing it isn't implemented for release. You can turn off Amazon, Netflix, etc content in search, but it still shows up through the Browse TV category selections.
Even if you could turn it off, I'm not sure it would make a difference. The TiVo still pulls all the poster images and graphics for recorded TV programs and TV suggestions overs the Internet, and there doesn't appear to be any caching at all. Navigate down one selection, go back, and the original selection has to reload from the Internet. If caching to the memory or hard drive isn't possible, then I wonder if TiVo might be wise to offer a "non poster" mode where more program information (i.e. text) is substituted for the images.
As an aside, buffering in Netflix seems about twice as fast as the TiVo HD after trickplay actions such as instant replay, rewind, and fast forward. Network Diagnostics doesn't report Netflix throughput, so I have no easy way to "benchmark" it, short of buying a DD-WRT capable router with a real-time bandwidth monitor.