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TiVo search is way to slow

Discussion in 'TiVo Search Feedback - Beta Release (Archive)' started by jamesweber, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. jamesweber

    jamesweber New Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    I know it's beta but if this new search is gonna be this slow, TiVo your wasting your time... You can put it in the same grave as that dead app swivel search.
  2. SkeeterTV

    SkeeterTV New Member

    Oct 27, 2005
    Yeah, I like it, but it needs to be a little snappier. The lag is a noticeable enough to be... bothersome.
  3. urwathrtz

    urwathrtz Death Metal Dad

    Jan 18, 2008
    Upstate, NY
    I love it, as far as the speed is concerned...it's a beta. One weird thing was I looked up Saturday Night Live and it said that there were no up coming shows.
  4. WeBoat

    WeBoat Member

    Nov 6, 2002
    I put in Football on Sunday and it didn't find the games.... I thought that was a little strange.
  5. ThePennyDropped

    ThePennyDropped Now I get it.

    Jul 5, 2006
    Northeast US
    I tried it out with a search for Ron Howard. While entering the search term, it was slow, but not a lot slower than other TiVo searches. But when I selected one of the results, it slowed down even more. It's been several minutes at this point -- I don't know if the search locked up my Series 3 or if it's just taking its time. At this point, I don't consider TiVo Search to be usable, even understanding that it's just a Beta release.

  6. Lorcane

    Lorcane New Member

    Feb 11, 2008
    South Texas
    I too have serious speed issues, and I'm running with Roadrunner Turbo so bandwidth should not be and issue.
  7. ScratchFury

    ScratchFury New Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    Has there ever been a good explanation as to why the Tivo apps are so painfully slow?
  8. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

    Jan 13, 2005
    1. Network latency
    2. Server load
    3. Server efficiency
  9. xboard07

    xboard07 New Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    The Tivo hardware could be better. I don't think it is adequate to handle some of these applications properly.
  10. jimerb

    jimerb New Member

    Apr 17, 2005
    It took 10 minutes for the app to load.

    Come on guys. Stuff like that shouldn't get past Alpha.
  11. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I just used the beta search earlier today to create an actor wishlist.
    IMO, it wasn't that much slower than using the swivel search.
    It took a few seconds to load, but once I was in, seemed OK to me.
  12. ciper

    ciper New Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Uggh. I finally wanted to show my girlfriend this feature and what do you know it wouldn't load. I pressed "TiVo Guy" and then navigated to PizzaHut and it worked. A minute later I tried the new search again and it wouldn't load. I waited for over a minute at the "please wait" screen.

    Thanks for making me look like a goof TiVo LOL
  13. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

    Jun 19, 2007
    Salem, MA
    I hate hughes net satellite internet which can add extra latency to tivo hme apps, but this is ridicules. I'm blaming my internet service and possible snow today rather then tivo.

    But I went to load the new search and I got the "Please wait" icon. And 3 minutes later I'm still staring at the "Please wait" icon. It ended up bouncing back to live tv before I got into the tivo search app! And it did the same thing the next time a tried.

    Other hme apps are working today, just slow for me.


    Well, I didn't try it for 15 minutes, then went ahead and tried it again. And it went right in, I didn't even have to wait more then a second if that.
  14. Tommy Grundy

    Tommy Grundy New Member

    May 28, 2003
    Loved the concept, but the response on my DSL connection was brutally slow. I found this to be the case on most TIVO applications. Too bad it's very nice concept
  15. ciper

    ciper New Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    The slow speed of TiVo search is not because of the connection at the users end. My connection is low latency and has a peak of around 35mbps down and 2.5mbps up.
  16. matt@thehickmans

    matt@thehickmans Hemo_jr

    Jan 8, 2008
    I have yet to see slowness worth complaining about. I am seeing 2-3 seconds load time for the beta. Could be quicker, but not horrendously slow.

    Are some people trying to use this with dial-up? I connect via cable with Comcast.
  17. ciper

    ciper New Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    The extra features (search, youtube, netfix etc) do not work with dial up, unless they have some hack in place so share a dial up connection with the TiVo which would make no sense.
  18. TiVoDataGuy

    TiVoDataGuy New Member

    Feb 19, 2001
    Hi! I just wanted to let you all know that we figured out what the issue with SNL was and have fixed it. We have a lot of data in our system that comes from various partners. We merge all that data together to make it feel like one set of data for the users, but sometimes the merging has errors, as was the case with SNL. The data is easy to fix, but it's not always easy to find the problems. So, when you find other case like this while using TiVo Search, please let us know by posting to this forum or sending email to searchfeedback@tivo.com. We'll look into them and make the necessary corrections.

  19. urwathrtz

    urwathrtz Death Metal Dad

    Jan 18, 2008
    Upstate, NY
    You rule. Thanks. BTW the new TiVo search still kicks ass.
  20. Mindflux

    Mindflux TiVowned

    Jan 16, 2008
    The search has been considerably faster for me the last week. I like the fact the search will select HD channels above SD channels too. very nice touch.

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