OK, since TiVo doesn't issue a real changelog, we have to build one ourselves. This is meant to be a changelog from 14.8 based on a Premiere non-Elite. I will try to keep this #1 posting updated with all the issues as they are listed:
This release contains no new features but does fix several bugs, and introduces a few, new, probably less serious bugs. There are some significant overall performance increases, mostly to non-UI related functions, and probably mostly attributable to the activation of the second CPU core. However, the HDUI still needs some design changes to make use of the new found power under the hood and lessen reliance on live, Internet-supplied data.
1 Non-UI or Both UI
1.1 Both/Non-UI Postive
1.1.1 People are reporting, and I have confirmed that the Premiere no longer gets stuck booting up when the Slide Remote bluetooth dongle
is left in the TiVo. This long-standing and frustrating bug appears to FINALLY be fixed!
1.1.2 The frame rate is improved in Fast Forward
. It is either smoother (more frames shown in a set time), faster (more time moved per real-time) or both. Hard to tell, but it is noticeable.
1.1.3 There seems to be a really HUGE performance improvement in the GUIDE
. I can page down through the stuff now and it is now very fast! Others have confirmed this.
1.1.4 Reboot/boot speed
has improved tremendously. I timed it at exactly 3 minutes and zero seconds! Perhaps double the previous speed. WOW
1.1.5 The second core
was enabled for the first time in this release. As expected, it will not make drastic changes in many aspects of perceived overall performance, since the UI is not threaded, and that is what the user interacts with the most. But underlying processes will be faster and significant improvements can be seen with in updates, searching, season pass setup, shifting to live TV, deleting programs, possibly network transfer, and possibly other areas. It might also be wholly or partially responsible for the speedup in guide, FF frame rates, and boot times. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...20#post8865720
1.1.6 The "Daylight Saving
" for Arizona was "Inactive" w/ 14.8 and now it reads "Standard Time" w/ 220.127.116.11. This COULD indicate that the problems with the TiVo not ignoring DST for certain areas might be fixed, but we won't know for sure until Spring.
1.1.7 Remote Delete
(in MRV) now works for single programs and groups.
1.2 Both/Non-UI Negative
1.2.1 Immediately after the update, the TiVo will complain about "No Data
". This is apparently inaccurate and can be ignored.
1.2.2 The ability to press FF a fourth time
to resume playing has been removed. It is simply ignored now. (I never use that feature though, so it doesn't bother me much... but I know it will for some people) Some people claim this is an improvement, others are indifferent. It also seems they removed auto-repeat when FF is key is held down.
1.2.3 Some people have noticed some slight font differences
, for example, in the guide grid, that can make the window larger than it was before. Others noticed font color changes in a few places. This is not necessarily a negative, but in at least a few places, it might cause dialogs to be mispositioned.
1.2.4 On the System Information screen, "Internal Temperature"
was changed to "MBT" (Main Board Temperature?) and the "C" for Celsius was dropped after the Temp reading. Not a big change, but why change something that was easy to understand to something more cryptic?
1.2.5 Select-Play-Select-Pause-Select no longer enables the trick to make the playback timeline to quickly disappear
. There is a workaround, but it is ugly.
1.2.6 Some people, including me, are having mysterious tuning problems
after the update, such as "Problem with the signal on this cable channel. Trying again." or "This channel is not authorized" on many, or most channels. Power cycling the tuning adapter seems to help, at least for a while. Other people report similar problems even when not using a tuning adapter. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=480253 http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb....php?p=8875448
1.2.7 When activating "Kids Zone
", the "Please Wait" dialog box is barely visible on one corner of the screen.
1.2.8 Some people are reporting that the "native resolution mode
" does not work correctly anymore. Regular SD shows now default to 720p instead of 480i. To view in the native resolution you now have to use the "up" button a couple times to manually switch output to 480i. Sadly, this sticks when you go back to the HD menus. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=479153
1.2.9 In at least the SDUI, but presumably both UI, there are times when returning to a previously partially played/paused video, the TiVo does not remember the location
of where you were for playback, instead, starting playback at the beginning. This happens to me rarely, but it has happened once, and I have never seen that behavior before. Other people report it happening far more often. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=480279
1.2.10 The pop-up message during "live" TV
, when the TiVo wants a tuner, has been changed. It used to indicate clearly when it needed a tuner for a suggestion recording with the word "suggestion". It is now ambiguous, using the word "want" for suggestion and "need" for a scheduled recording.
1.2.11 The default "Keep At Most"
number season pass episodes is now 10 instead of 5 (this is not a true negative, just a change).
2.1 SDUI Positive
2.1.1 So far, I have not had the tivo animation
appear. But not enough data yet to call that bug fixed. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=471010
UPDATE: It just happened to me once, when I pressed the TiVo button. This means it is not completely fixed, but it does seem to be far less frequent.
for programs in the SDUI also seems noticeably faster.
2.1.3 Not enough data on the "Stops responding to remote
" bug yet. That could take up to a month for us to really know for sure, but at least one person is reporting the problem seems to have been resolved for them. Need more confirmation. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=456559
2.1.4 It is very likely the "this group is empty
" while deleting bug is finally fixed in SDUI. I am almost positive that is the main reason they changed the rapid delete behavior (that and accidental program deletion when it hiccups). More time needed for confirmation.
2.2 SDUI Negative
2.2.1 In SDUI- THEY RUINED the rapid delete
. In any group or folder, other than the main "My Shows", you have to wait for a "DELETED" screen to come up and disappear with each deletion before you can proceed to the next. It is extremely irritating because now it will take about 5 to 10 times longer to rapidly delete stuff. Grrrrrrrrrr. I know exactly *WHY* they did it, but that doesn't make me feel any better about it (it was to stop the "this group is empty" bug).
2.2.2 In the SDUI
, I can't really detect any performance
improvements in the menus and selecting programs and such... but it was always pretty fast.
2.2.3 The reporting of the program size disk space
is wrong on the SDUI. They changed it to read "GB" but it appears to be 100 times smaller than the actual space it is using. However, in the HDUI, it is correct. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=480288
2.2.4 When searching
for programs, it used to position you in a listing of all programs. Now you are limited to only programs that start exactly with the letters listed.
2.2.5 The green checkmark
in listings, indicating that something is to be recorded, is now gone. Need confirmation of this and more description.
2.2.6 A few people have reported new "Please wait" dialogs
appearing when they are scrolling up/down using page up/down while looking at programs' descriptions. I cannot reproduce the problem, so it might be related to replaced (non-OEM) hard drives.
2.2.7 Although not necessarily a negative, a change was made to the "Search by Title
" function. It no longer asks for categories and types of programs before allowing a search. Now the user is taken directly to the search letter entry field. Personally, I love this change, but many others might hate it. http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb....php?p=8886365
3.1 HDUI Positive
3.1.1 There are some improvements in certain aspects of the HDUI performance
. I personally don't notice them, however... mostly because of what I look at and use, and even if you double the speed of something that is slow, it can still far short of expectations of it needing to be quadruple speed, etc. The HDUI still needs drastic performance improvements, and we hope the next major software update might do just that. Some functions, like delete speed or guide speed improvements, are not specific to the HDUI but improvements in the underlying system (see above about dual core).
3.1.2 In HDUI: All the folders will show
when you page through the lists, where before folders around s-z would be missing.
3.2 HDUI Negative
The next changelog, for version 20.2, is located at: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb....php?p=8891074