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Upcoming 2014 summer update speculation?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by eboydog, May 22, 2014.

  1. Jun 13, 2014 #41 of 114
    trip1eX

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    IS that Tivo's fault or Amazon's? I would guess it is Amazon who is doing the app. And I would guess that Tivo has a very small install base relatively speaking.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2014 #42 of 114
    CrispyCritter

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    They laid off a total of FIVE hardware engineers. They still have over 200 R&D full-time staff and over 400 employees and are growing. The number of software engineers continues to grow, just not in the areas affecting us (retail TiVos). They're concentrating much more (e.g., DigitalSmith acquisition) in services to cable companies.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2014 #43 of 114
    randian

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    I agree, though at this point it's clear TiVo is never going to make those menus HD no matter how much we scream about it. I wonder how much work it could be, doing menus should be the easiest part of their software. Of course they foolishly chose Flash as their UI of choice, so it could be horribly difficult.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2014 #44 of 114
    Bsteenson

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    Agree also. Functionally, I couldn't care less about menus being SD or HD (for a couple of years I used SD menus even when HD was available because at that time the HD menus were soooo slow).

    But if you want to position yourself as a premium product, then look premium all the way through.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2014 #45 of 114
    tarheelblue32

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    Yeah, from a practical standpoint it doesn't really matter to me very much either (through I do occasionally experience an "audio static blast" when going between the HD and SD menus, which is unpleasant), but the message it sends is that TiVo is fine with a certain amount of sloppiness and having loose ends just hanging out there forever. Also, I'm definitely not a programmer, but I really can't understand why it should be that hard to fix this issue unless TiVo's software engineers are either slightly incompetent or slightly apathetic/lazy.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2014 #46 of 114
    CoxInPHX

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    Personally I do not care either, But, It seems really sloppy when the SD Menu then transitions back to an HD Menu.

    For instance:
    Settings (SD) > Recording (SD) > TiVo Suggestions (back to HD)

    All choices under Recording Settings go back to HD Menus.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2014 #47 of 114
    gear

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    I kind of thought the hold up on an Amazon Prime app update was due to their planned inclusion of free Prime music streaming. Now that it's here maybe they will update the Tivo app. They have to update the apps for Roku, and Fire TV so maybe they only wanted to do each app once.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2014 #48 of 114
    Sixto

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    I'd like to see the audio cutout when transitioning from LIVETV to the main menu fixed. Having all menus in HD would also be nice just from a consistency perspective.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2014 #49 of 114
    geekmedic

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    First day of summer was yesterday, so let the countdown begin. :)
     
  10. Jun 25, 2014 #50 of 114
    CoxInPHX

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  11. Jun 25, 2014 #51 of 114
    innocentfreak

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    Disappointing since it doesn't look like you can customize all that much. Still no option to add shows from Netflix to your My Shows.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2014 #52 of 114
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I find it amusing that they don't show any ads in the menu on that promo YouTube video. ;)
     
  13. Jun 26, 2014 #53 of 114
    jjd416

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    Amazon doesn't show up currently under "My Shows" either even though other video providers such as Netflix and Xfinity do.
     
  14. Jun 26, 2014 #54 of 114
    gothaggis

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    wasn't there supposed to be an 'app store' of sorts of the tivo romio? based on the opera browser or something. whatever happened to that?
     
  15. Jun 26, 2014 #55 of 114
    Diana Collins

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    It's there, under Apps & Games/Opera Store...not much interesting in the store though.
     
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  17. Jun 27, 2014 #57 of 114
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Thank You very much.

    I checked it a day ago, and it said no updates were available for anything at all. It was not even giving the boxes to enter the TSNs, to then tell you no update was available for that model's TSN (which was a frustrating way to check).
     
  18. Jun 27, 2014 #58 of 114
    morac

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    I'll probably wait a day or two before entering my TSN. Every time I enter it in the first day or two, it goes into a black hole somewhere.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2014 #59 of 114
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    That's my whole plan. If the update is worse than what I already have, and I'm stuck in the "black hole", I can just wait until the next update is in the pipes, and then ask to get this imminent version, right before the next new one. :D
     
  20. Jun 28, 2014 #60 of 114
    davezatz

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    Intel suggests updates some time after the July 4th holiday weekend.
     

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