20.3.1 Update Available

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by CoxInPHX, May 15, 2013.

  1. ncfoster

    ncfoster Member

    Jan 22, 2011


    Also suffering from the audio dropout on catch-up. Drives me batty, but at least it is consistent and known. I am usually more cognizant of when the software updates are coming (and actually occur), but this time I happened to be a bit distracted, so I can only say that I also believe that some audio sync issues have also occurred specifically with this update. Looking forward to another update.
  2. achalupa

    achalupa Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Do is this rollout complete? I received a new TiVo last week and the first thing it did was update to 20.3.1.
  3. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Oh well. Comcast says the upgrades (which include new cable card firmware) planned for Florida are indefinitely postponed (no longer scheduled for July), so since I've been playing around with Z-Wave home automation, I just stuck the TiVo on an appliance module so I can power cycle it from my phone or a web browser or even in a cron script if I decide I might as well reboot every day at 4 AM :).
  4. Butch32940

    Butch32940 New Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    I can't believe I was stupid enough to sign up for priority for the update. Everything seems to have slowed down. Netflix is practically unwatchable because of CC freezing and commands not working. Then tonight a brand new problem. Some channels were unavailable (Error V53). What's next? This update was obviously not ready for primetime. Any chance that TIVO will admit the problem and revert to the previous software? Is that even possible?
    My contract is up in October. I've been with TIVO for years and love the interface but think I'll be gone in October. Enough is enough.
  5. ahwman

    ahwman Member

    Jan 24, 2013


    I feel your pain. I left Windows Media Center so that I wouldn't have to deal with things like this. After spending $1,700 on two XL4's and lifetime service, I must say I'm deeply disappointed with the plethora of unaddressed bugs... This is simply unacceptable and causes me to question if I made a big mistake.
  6. dugbug

    dugbug New Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    I bought an apple tv to accompany the tivo because of tivo's netflix mini-app. Its just unusable.

    So when I want to watch a netflix or itunes show I just flip inputs.
  7. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Bay Area
    Two more TiVo Elites here with black video and no signal, each requiring a reboot. Not sure if this is a Comcast cable card issue or a problem with the new software. I have never had this symptom in the past and definitely makes me wonder whats going on. I don't even bother calling support since they have not been helpful in the past.

    I also have the pause/resume no audio bug showing up frequently, really sad to see new issues when it was so stable with no new features visible...
  8. jhilla

    jhilla Guest

    May 13, 2011
    By this point those testing the Tivo Software and jumping from build to build to determine which one is working the best. Purposely TiVo will send down a somewhat half-baked version with enhancements to test stability. Yea, that was fun last year. The version you were used to before the priority update took a while to come up with. One way or another, Tivo will resolve the stability issue in the meantime while the kinks are being worked out you could plug your pc/laptop in an HDMI usb mini and run direct. Still use your Tivo Desktop, Pytivo or KMTTG to pull programs that are eligible =( but use Plex to serve your media on the screen. Considering this edition feels half-baked as well, considering hell of time keeping connection stable between the TiVo and pc on streambaby and getting v301 when using Pytivo periodically. I should not have to deal with this when I am at 30mbps. Between the pc, notebook, and androids they are flying my TiVo is surfing blindly while dodging tcp packets.

    I have 2yr commit with my premiere. So Like everyone we are going to wait very patiently or cough up some mula to say audios.
  9. Darkev

    Darkev Member

    May 7, 2010
    I really miss having the working antenna signal strength functionality. I recently installed a new antenna amp but have no way of knowing what signal I'm getting.
  10. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    You see that's strange because thee are customers down in southern jersey who haven't gotten that new cablecard firmware update who have the on demand service on their tivo's
  11. JWhites

    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    I feel your pain. I signed up for the priority list and run into these problems, so when I exchanged them I didn't sign up for the priority list and had a few weeks of grace period before it was forced upon me in the general release. Looking back, I'm glad I signed up and spotted these bugs because at least I was able to complain about it and wasn't alone, at least I knew what to expect instead of being sideswiped.
  12. chrispitude

    chrispitude New Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    The unaddressed bugs are bad, but the worse part is that each update introduces more new bugs than it fixes.
  13. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
  14. achalupa

    achalupa Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    This assumes TiVo releases new software to fix bugs. While they may fix a few bugs in each release I don't think that is the reason for any of their releases. In my opinion this release was for MLBtv support and to fix some back end bugs introduced by the database changes in the last release, and they throw in a couple of bugs users were reporting.
  15. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    Citation needed.

    Personally I don't think I've run into any new bugs in 20.3.1, except for the transparency bug that affected Reversi (which annoys me a great deal), and the truncated descriptions (which I really don't care about). Meanwhile, the fixes I've noticed include the one for the transparency bug in Wordsmith, and the one for the gratuitous window -> full-screen -> window flash when setting a recording from the guide. So, if not for my personal involvement with Reversi, I'd probably regard this version as an improvement, albeit a very minor one.
  16. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    20.3.1 wasn't all bad. 2 pretty important things that were fixed from my perspective:
    1. The expired cookie issue for TTG
    2. Once can now copy Season Passes of shows without episodes currently in the guide which couldn't be done before, so now full season pass saving/copying/restoring is possible via kmttg.
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    sbiller Active Member

    May 10, 2002
    Tampa, FL
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    DeWitt Member

    Jun 30, 2004
    The only one that has effected me is the Audio drop outs after ff. Just pausing/unpausing fixes it, but it is mildly annoying.
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    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    :up: :(
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    JWhites New Member

    May 14, 2013
    Spoke with a tech a few weeks ago who is experiencing that exact same problem and you know what the answer TiVo is telling him to give customers? "Don't use it" We both laughed at how stupid it was.

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