14.9a ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by soxthecat, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Oct 25, 2011 #41 of 361
    steve614

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    Either that, or they are in the beta program and realized that they're not supposed to be relaying that information. ;)
     
  2. Oct 25, 2011 #42 of 361
    jweek

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    ding ding! we have a winner!:)
     
  3. Oct 25, 2011 #43 of 361
    rainwater

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    TiVo CSRs don't add people to TiVo betas.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 #44 of 361
    steve614

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    I've never heard of a CSR that was able to push a software update to an individual.
    More likely, that's just what the OP claimed happened to try to get around the NDA.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 #45 of 361
    Sharon S.

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    No scandals or conspiracy theories here, folks. MSOs are currently rolling out 14.9 to their Premieres. See dslreports dot com /forum/r26468206-TiVo-TiVo-Code-14.9-Launch
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 #46 of 361
    LoREvanescence

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    I have never seen a roll out by region as that lists, it's by TSN.


    Those of us with multiple tivos no one will pick it up, but it may be a week or two for all of ours to pick it up.

    That post does not come from tivo, and Tivo has never done a roll out by state on a particular day.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 #47 of 361
    soxthecat

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    Well I don't know about the other person that joined the group in September. I joined then as that is when I bought my TIVO Premiere XL.

    I was talking to the CSR again when they were following up on my particular problem and I asked them about 14.9.

    Everyone will see it before the end of the month. It is going to start going live over the coming weekend. It is downloaded in several "parts". One the basic kernal with the standard definition screen. Second is the newer HD interface and Third is the newer services such as Amazon, Netflix, & Blockbuster whose interfaces must be OKed by those providers.

    And yes a CSR with approval from a supervisor can push an update to an individual account if they believer it will solve a particular problem.

    Funny that I just got my TIVO in September, but by listening to the CSReps I seem to have learned a lot compared to others in this forum! :)
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 #48 of 361
    DaveWhittle

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    If I'm understanding correctly, that link is a post made by cable/internet provider RNC to it's customers with leased Premieres.

    The regions he lists are the areas RNC covers.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 #49 of 361
    rainwater

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    This is not even possible.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 #50 of 361
    LoREvanescence

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    Yeah, looking at that post again you are right. Looks like RCN Cable is rolling out 4.9 on RCN boxes starting tonight if that information is accurate.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2011 #51 of 361
    DeWitt

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    Funny, but those of us that have been around a long time have learned that the phone CSR's will make up some of the most hilarious explanations for things.

    Generally it is best to ignore what they say. You can find hundreds if not thousands of posts containing things they have told people that are outright falsehoods. From release dates, to product plans, policies, and just about any other topic.

    I think you would be hard pressed to find a reference to something a CSR said that turned out to be true.

    Having said that, I know Tivo can set certain TSN numbers to receive an update.

    Occasionally some of the Tivo people will post here, and that information is usually spot on.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2011 #52 of 361
    soxthecat

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    Well I guess I'll find out myself in a few days! So far what they have told me and help me get done has been right on!
     
  13. Oct 26, 2011 #53 of 361
    mrsean

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    Ofcourse they can. TiVo even had a webpage where you could sign up to get the latest update first.


    Soxthecat, why don't you just end this speculation once and for all? Post a pic of the System Info page with your TSN blacked out.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2011 #54 of 361
    CuriousMark

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    TiVo and RCN know the TSNs and locations of RCN deployed DVRs, so they can do roll-outs by location if that is what RCN wants. I suspect there is coordinated software that gets installed on those RCN head ends at the same time that makes doing it by location the only real option.

    TiVo also has the ability to flip software switches within deployed software as part of the daily call. It might not be unreasonable to interpret flipping one of those switches as rolling out a feature and calling the switch flip an update.

    Finally, TiVo has done small changes using something I have seen termed as "run me" scripts that are also deployed during the daily call. That is how they handle the daylight savings time issues on the S1's now. I suspect that mechanism is still available for their later DVRs for changes to the underlying Linux infrastructure. While such things could also be included in a full software update, it is possible that they could split them out if they had reason to do so.

    Still, even given all of that, it still makes most sense for TiVo to do it all as one go for standalone users and I doubt the sequence described above would apply to SA users, but you never know.
     
  15. Oct 26, 2011 #55 of 361
    innocentfreak

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    I believe in the past TiVo has always rolled out updates via slices. I want to say back on the Series 2 this is how people knew updates were coming because they would start to see some of the slices show up on the hacked TiVos where they could examine them.
     
  16. Oct 26, 2011 #56 of 361
    jfh3

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    The old adage "don't believe everything you hear" is especially true with just about every front line CSR in any company, including Tivo.

    As for what the rep told you, if true, is way over simplified. The video providers stuff is enabled on the Tivo server side; what exists on your Tivo is essentially a call to that code. Tivo just turns flags on/off (e.g. like MRV).

    As for "splitting" the UI changes - two different software loads maybe (though I doubt it); not two different pieces.
     
  17. Oct 27, 2011 #57 of 361
    timstack8969

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    So is 14.9 being rolled out? and what will be New?
     
  18. Oct 27, 2011 #58 of 361
    LoREvanescence

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    Looks like Only RCN Cable Premiere Boxes are getting 14.9. The rollout started last night. So far people have posted on that other link someone posted in here that there are no visible changes, no speed increases.

    But we have to remember this is the RCN Version, it may differ from sand alone box software.

    But supposedly what will be new is streaming will be back? Look up the features of the Elite, it will likely be pretty much the same minus 4 tuners and other new features enabled by hardware.


    No roll out has started to regular premieres yet. We have only one person posting that they have it. But we don't know if he's RCN or not and he has been unable to post a simple version number so most likely he does not have it or is in the beta program and is breaking the rules by posting about it here.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2011 #59 of 361
    PrimeRisk

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    That was the case on DirecTiVos too. For people who decided to Zipper (or similarly hack) their boxes, the only way you could update was by manually pulling down the slices.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2011 #60 of 361
    rainwater

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    I'm pretty sure it's only been done on the S1s and Directivos. It certainly isn't done on the S3 or S4 when using a network connection.
     

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