20.4.5 Release Notes

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  1. Oct 30, 2014 #1 of 317
    TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev & Chief Design Officer, TiVo

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    Sorry for the delay in sending out release notes. I had to finalize my Halloween costume first. Or wait for the Giants to win the World Series. Or wait for a press release to go out. It was one of those three things.

    Here are some of the changes:
    - There are improvements to streaming over poor connections. It is recommended that iOS users update to the 3.4 version of the TiVo App that was released earlier this week.
    - Fixed some cases where audio was dropped going between full-screen video and menus.
    - Fixed an issue related to launching a Web Video Hotlist show found through search.
    - Fixed an issue related to occasional lack-of-audio in live TV or recordings.
    - Fixed an issue where pressing the LIVE TV button while Netflix was buffering could cause a reboot.
    - Fixed an issue where some WishLists weren’t recording on Premium Channels.
    - Fixed the slow down of My Shows for those running SD Menus (Premiere only). This is the same fix that was in 20.4.4b.

    Oh, and:
    VUDU - stream TV shows and movies in beautiful 1080p, with access to your Ultraviolet library! (Roamio and Mini only)

    And, since you’ve asked so nicely (for so long):
    A shiny new Amazon Instant Video App with access to the Prime Instant Video, also in beautiful 1080p! (Roamio and Mini only)

    At this time, I expect both VUDU and the new Amazon Instant Video app to be available on TiVo Premiere in the first half of 2015.

    For those that signed up at http://tivo.com/priority, and your box has already updated to 20.4.5, I expect the apps to be available this evening.

    If you were on the priority list before 9am PT this morning, we’re doing another sweep to authorize boxes for the update. Make a connection after 10:30am PT, and if you can download and install the update before 2pm PT, you should also get the apps today.

    If you missed today’s sweep, you should see the apps within 48 hours after your box eventually updates to 20.4.5.

    For those not on the priority list, I currently expect the full rollout to happen mid/late November.

    —Margret
     
  2. Oct 30, 2014 #2 of 317
    Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Thanks Margaret!! (Hooray for the Giants!!!)
     
  3. Oct 30, 2014 #3 of 317
    muzzymate

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    Thank you Margret, as always. Looking forward to the new apps.
     
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    Aero 1

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    interesting, Tivo is one of the very few Amazon streaming clients to do 1080p. nice.
     
  5. Oct 30, 2014 #5 of 317
    El Maestro

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    This update sounds like a real blockbuster! Thanks a lot. Any idea when the iOS app will be iOS 8 optimized (or at least adjusted for the display on the iPhone 6/Plus)?
     
  6. Oct 30, 2014 #6 of 317
    Jackamus

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    Finally.... Amazon.com prime and vudu
     
  7. Oct 30, 2014 #7 of 317
    mikeyts

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    Suh-weet! I cain't hardly wait! I just got a new television which will properly display 24p with even cadence and my other 24p capable devices with VUDU and/or Amazon are WD TV Live Streaming and Panasonic DMP-BDT220, both kind of bothersome to use (only the BDT220 has an Amazon app and it's not 1080p capable; using it, you have to turn 24p on every time you start a streaming app :rolleyes:).
     
  8. Oct 30, 2014 #8 of 317
    kbmb

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    Hot diggity dog! Thanks Margret.

    Just to let you know, I don't think this fix worked:
    - Fixed some cases where audio was dropped going between full-screen video and menus.

    Still getting the audio blip (although it might be less) going between TV Tivo Central.

    -Kevin
     
  9. Oct 30, 2014 #9 of 317
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    "some" is not the same as "all". All would be nice, but it is really great to see its on the bug list and getting active attention.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2014 #10 of 317
    consumedsoul

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    +1!
     
  11. Oct 30, 2014 #11 of 317
    dbwilbur

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    This update is going to be amazing!
     
  12. Oct 30, 2014 #12 of 317
    Bytez

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    Earlier than expected. Thanks so much.

    Nothing about the higher quality streaming?
     
  13. Oct 30, 2014 #13 of 317
    davezatz

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    Amen for Amazon! In 2014 I watch more Amazon Instant than linear TV or Netflix.
     
  14. Oct 30, 2014 #14 of 317
    keenanSR

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    Hi Margret, any word on if either or both Amazon and Vudu will have a downloadable feature as Amazon did with the previous app and Vudu does with other devices or will it be strictly streaming only?

    Thanks!
     
  15. Oct 30, 2014 #15 of 317
    tarheelblue32

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    *and the people rejoice*
     
  16. Oct 30, 2014 #16 of 317
    Joe Siegler

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    Or if they'll be tied into the universal search like other providers like Hulu & Netflix?
     
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    innocentfreak

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    I am wondering this also. As someone who vastly prefers downloading over streaming I was hoping I could download my UV library for playback. Or at least if the apps could use the local harddrive to buffer and cache the content allowing for seamless trickplay like when using MRS.
     
  18. Oct 30, 2014 #18 of 317
    mikeyts

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    The support article for Amazon says "Stream only" for "Amazon Instant Video with Prime" on Roamio. The support article for VUDU does not mention downloading; I'm doubting it. Do you know of any devices other than PS3 and LG BDP590 to which VUDU will download? (I don't have a PS4 but that seems likely since the PS3 app still has it). VUDU apps on nothing else that I own with a HDD has that feature (Xbox One, Xbox 360).
     
  19. Oct 30, 2014 #19 of 317
    keenanSR

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    Yes, I'm doubting it as well but figured it couldn't hurt to ask. I really like the DL option, it's really convenient to have those DL'ed shows in my NPL to select when ever I want over having to open the app to stream them, not to mention the possible/likely quality/navigation improvements of being downloaded. Some of the DL'ed Amazon 1080/24p content has looked excellent and I hope we don't lose that quality.

    I have a PS3 and it's the only Vudu device I have that has the DL option, or did the last time I had it hooked up.
     
  20. Oct 30, 2014 #20 of 317
    abovethesink

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    So say I am late to the party and add myself to the priority list now. Is it too late for that to matter?
     

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