Originally Posted by oldradio99
Is there any reason to not update to 2.8?
No reason not to.
The only thing different that may affect you is the addition of using Bonjour for the Tivo DVR discovery protocol.
Bonjour will be setup as the default protocol with the new installation, but you will still have the option of using Tivo Beacon and I recommend that you do so.
That selection will be found in the Tivo Server Properties under the Network tab.
ETA: Also, under File -> Preferences, you will have a file transfer speed option that affects transferring files from Series 4 Tivos.
I think the faster transfers are selected by default.
This may or may not affect how you use the files on the computer.