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Old 06-08-2013, 09:34 AM   #31
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I'll be the broken record, in normal daily operation I have not seen an SD menu in ages, I've only seen it when doing out of the ordinary tasks, I view that as acceptable in my situation.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:43 AM   #32
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I'll be the broken record, in normal daily operation I have not seen an SD menu in ages, I've only seen it when doing out of the ordinary tasks, I view that as acceptable in my situation.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #33
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I'll be the broken record, in normal daily operation I have not seen an SD menu in ages, I've only seen it when doing out of the ordinary tasks, I view that as acceptable in my situation.
The one I most commonly see is the wishlist screen. But I don't think it's a big deal.


I was recently more annoyed a missing feature in the HD guide, the 'Find by Call Sign' function.
(You can sort of replicate it by setting the HD guide to sort by name instead of number, but you've then got to scroll instead of typing)

Sure it's a feature I use at most once or twice a year, but I spent longer looking for where it went than it eventually took to check a different way.
(I use it so infrequently I didn't remember it was an SD function so I'm sitting there going "I know I was able to do this before; where'd that stupid option go?"
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:03 AM   #34
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I'll be the broken record, in normal daily operation I have not seen an SD menu in ages, I've only seen it when doing out of the ordinary tasks, I view that as acceptable in my situation.
I agree. Unless going into settings or account info which is very rare.. i dont see a SD menu
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:47 AM   #35
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I'll be the broken record, in normal daily operation I have not seen an SD menu in ages, I've only seen it when doing out of the ordinary tasks, I view that as acceptable in my situation.
I also agree and will go one step further, the so called SD screens look fine on my TV if I didn't have info from this forum I wouldn't even question if they were HD or SD, they look fine, are easy to read and get done what I want to get done. Frankly getting rid of the "info bar" when going into settings etc. is a plus in my mind of course I already have the preview window, which I find annoying, turned off.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:20 PM   #36
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Your are correct. However the pace seems to be one screen a year....
LOL. I'm about to set up 3 Mini's, and I really, really want DTA so as to gain back the full 4 tuners and the ability to have 2 live streams going out (obviously not all at once).
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #37
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It appears that TiVo Partner RCN is rolling out a Mini tuning update in September which could mean an upgrade for retail devices in late August...

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=506303
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:37 AM   #38
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What are the odds that this will be delayed a few weeks/months like eveything else?

Or is this "different" because it is merely a software update?

It really is unbelievebale that that haven't rolled out the DTA yet. Even for TiVo.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:43 AM   #39
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What are the odds that this will be delayed a few weeks/months like eveything else?

Or is this "different" because it is merely a software update?

It really is unbelievebale that that haven't rolled out the DTA yet. Even for TiVo.
I think a delay is unlikely at this point since we are weeks away. I expect that TiVo might be in the final stages of beta testing this update.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:49 PM   #40
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It appears that TiVo Partner RCN is rolling out a Mini tuning update in September which could mean an upgrade for retail devices in late August...

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=506303
That's good news. We'll get the 4th tuner back in time for the fall TV season! And the ability to run 2 Mini's on Live TV during the off-peak times!
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:18 AM   #41
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Hopefully DTA will be released in the Fall update. But now I have to hope they fix the bugs they just created in the last update at the same time. I have the sound problem others have posted about and it also seems to me that the time to change channels, when watching live TV, has doubled. It seem to switch faster before the update. Be nice if they actually made an update that is not one step forward and two steps backwards.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:06 AM   #42
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Well, its almost the Fall. I came home from work yesterday and had some fall catalogs in the mail from various retailers. Any speculations on where the update is?

Or am I correct to assume that DTA for the Mini got put on the back burner because the engineering priority at TiVo is on the Roamio?

I hope unfinished products does not become their corporate business model.

Still waiting for the DTA.

I bought my Mini on March 11, 2013.

Tick-tock, TiVo.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:18 AM   #43
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Well, its almost the Fall.
Well it is still 45 days away from the first day of fall and then you have 3 months of actually fall so if the "fall" update get here anytime soon it will be early
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:25 PM   #44
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I hope uUnfinished products does not has become their corporate business model.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:56 PM   #45
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On track for September, looks like...

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...16#post9761816
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:43 AM   #46
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Well, I'm just going to go ahead and ask for some recent input here if anyone has heard anything from the rumor mill, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for the update to the Premiere for DTA with the Mini.

I e-mailed support yesterday, in my boredom, inquiring about a DTA update for the Premiere. This was the response I got:

Hello XXXXXXXXXX,

Thank you for contacting TiVo Customer Support. I would be glad to answer your questions about the Mini.

The Premiere cannot allocate tuners at this time. I do apologize for the inconvenience. I am not aware of any articles from our website that indicate we would ever be able to do this. At this time, there is no ETA as to when, or if, this function will become available.

The reference number for this inquiry is XXXXXX-XXXXXX. Please refer to this number if you choose to contact us again regarding this request. In order to reply to this email, please log into My Support at www.tivo.com/mysupport. Replies directly to this email will not be received.

Sincerely,
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So, are we abandoning ship on this update, or still hoping and waiting?
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:30 AM   #47
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Wow.. that is pretty disheartening. I plan on getting a mini but have been waiting for this update to come for several months now. I seriously hope that this rep is wrong. Seems pretty misleading after all the hype for DTA and to not implement it on the premiere boxes
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:15 AM   #48
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Since when has a CSR provided detailed data on what future software updates will include? Somewhere between almost never and never.

We will be getting an updated software distribution this fall, per a tivo executive, which may include this feature.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:53 PM   #49
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Actually, to be honest Tivo insinuated that DTA was in the works LONG before a "fall release". Long before they even released any data around the Series 5/Roamio. Tivo never commits to a product, a feature, a date, or a defect fix.

You are correct in that we will "probably" be getting an updated software distribution this fall, which "may" include this feature, and which "may" actually work.
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There is no way they wont release DTA for the Mini. Their cable partners have a bunch of Premiere units already in the field and they need DTA. Pressure from them alone is enough to get the feature included in a Premiere update.
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Let's hope that's the case - and that it works - and that the release does not introduce yet further defects that cause other problems. I've been bitten too many times to not be somewhat skeptical at this point.
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There is no way they wont release DTA for the Mini. Their cable partners have a bunch of Premiere units already in the field and they need DTA. Pressure from them alone is enough to get the feature included in a Premiere update.
It's good that the MSOs are involved... not only for TiVo since they make most of their money that way now, but also for us, since they force TiVo to get off their duffs and get into gear with stuff... at least 1st gear.
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I hope Dan203 is correct on DTA. What month does Tivo send the "Fall" update typically. The new TV season is starting and I would like that 4th tuner back.
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Historicaly it's been mid-late October. If they slip past mid November they typically hold the update until Feb-March to get past the holiday rush and CES. So lets hope it's mid-late October.
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Maybe it will be the first day of Autumn?
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Yeah, let's hope so. Although I suppose I could kill Live TV for the Minis for the Olympics.
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Or just buy a Roamio.
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Or just buy a Roamio.
That's what I did... Premier wouldn't have been enough with only 4 tuners, Roamio hit the goldilocks point for us. Kind of typical TiVo that the older stuff doesn't have DTA yet.
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Absolutely no possible way on this planet
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Historicaly it's been mid-late October. If they slip past mid November they typically hold the update until Feb-March to get past the holiday rush and CES. So lets hope it's mid-late October.
If that's the case, a full year will have passed between the release of the mini (when they said DTA was "coming") and the actual release of DTA. You can't count the release of the Roamio as satisfying this, because when they said this they would not even comment on a possible replacement for the Premiere.
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