20.4.5 Release Notes

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow isolated & distanced

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    I almost said that, at my second thoughts, then figured I'd be told I was wrong, or my post would be immediately followed by (gasp) letter revision release notes, so I went with the third set of thoughts.

    FWIW: TiVoMargret did post about the last letter revision to go out. But, that was on the Premiere thread, as only the Premiere required a letter revision release. If you no longer follow the dual threads, just because you don't have a Premiere, you miss out on things like that. I try to keep up to speed on as many platforms as I can, so I can better help in the help threads.

    Anybody still wanting to see if the TCF powers that be would combine the post version # consolidation software revision threads into a single thread, for Roamio & Premiere, letting TiVoMargret split what may be different for which platform herself? It seemed like a good idea, until all the whining and hissy fits over the either delayed, or uncertain, amazon and vudu apps came spewing out in the Premiere thread. After that, I'm not so sure consolidating the release threads is a good idea (which is not my idea, but one proposed by others in the past)..
     
  2. morac

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    Maybe it fixes the UI lockup I experienced once and never again. What I'd really like fixed is my Season Pass which despite everything I've tried, refuses to honor the stop x minutes later option.
     
  3. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow isolated & distanced

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    Have you tried CPI&TDL (Clear Program Information & To Do List)?

    That's helped some people, with a few recent issues, and might actually work, based on some experiences I've had, using it for many reasons. When the new guide data has downloaded, the SPs & ARWLs are rebuilt from scratch.

    You've had your SP problem long enough, that I'd try that if the update doesn't fix it within 48 hours.
     
  4. morac

    morac Cat God

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    It's just one SP that has the problem. I'd rather not take the "nuclear option" to try and fix it. I'm still trying out things recommended by TiVo support. My last test was turning off overlap protection. This week's test is to change from 1 minute longer to 5 minutes.

    Considering I can only test one attempted fix per week, it's very slow going. At some point it will be moot as the season will be over.
     
  5. keenanSR

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    Thanks!
     
  6. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    correct via twitter tivo says just bug updates
     
  7. TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev & Chief Design Officer, TiVo

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    We have begun the full rollout of 20.4.5c. All retail Roamio, Premiere, and Mini boxes should receive it by Thanksgiving.

    The "c" version includes two additional bug fixes:

    - the occasional reboot when exiting the VUDU app
    - a reboot on Mini related to changing the video resolution
     
  8. kokishin

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    Already got 20.4.5c on my Pro and Mini. So far, so good.

    Thank you for your usual excellent communication.
     
  9. globalgreg

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    Any word on searching Amazon Instant Video? My Roamio Pro doesn't seem to search it correctly. As an example, search for Sleepless in Seattle...it finds it on Amazon Instant Video but not Amazon Prime video (it doesn't show the free streaming option of it for Prime Members). I have both Amazon options selected in my video providers.
     
  10. kokishin

    kokishin Active Member

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    I have Amazon Prime. After reading your post, I tried searching for "Sleepless in Seattle" on my Pro. It's not initially obvious but the Tivo search function will take you to the free Amazon Prime version.

    Here are the steps to get to it:
    After searching and finding "Sleepless in Seattle", go to "Get this movie"->"Get from"->"BUY HD Amazon Instant Video $12.99". Tivo will access "Sleepless In Seattle" under the Amazon Instant Video app with the "Watch Now" highlighted in green. Above the "Watch Now", it states: "Prime - This title is included with Amazon Prime at no additional cost". Click on "Watch Now" and "Sleepless In Seattle" will start (no additional cost).
     
  11. dswallow

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    So basically the way it currently is working is that you don't get any indication of there not being a charge until you choose to go into the app by selecting the BUY option initially shown.

    They really do need to enhance this so that we get a different icon for Prime content under the description during the search process, and an indication after selecting it that it falls under Prime and there would be no charge.
     
  12. kokishin

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    It would be nice for the Tivo search function to indicate that the Prime version is available. But even when going directly to the Amazon Instant Video app (in lieu of using the Tivo search function), you still need to use the Amazon Instant Video search function or manually look for Prime videos.
     
  13. nooneuknow

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    These look suspiciously like release notes. But, what do I know...
     
  14. tatergator1

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    Tivo Search should allow you to filter so that you search only Prime content. In the settings, under Channels>My Video Providers, there should be two entries for Amazon. If you select only the "Prime" entry and uncheck the other, search results via Tivo Search should only yield results for free Prime titles.

    I've not really tested this, but it's been explained as such by others. I think even TivoMargret posted about it somewhere.
     
  15. JohnS-MI

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    Well, I have been checking every couple of nights. 20.4.5.c just showed up on my Roamio and Amazon was already there (both Prime and Instant). I had to sign into my account, but it immediately recognized me, offered up my watchlist, knew I was a Prime member.

    I realized I have only used the Tivo Amazon once or twice in the past (I also have a Roku, which always supported Prime), so I am really not sure how much the UI has changed as I wasn't very familiar with the old. But it appears to work.

    With my Roku, I found it much easier to search for content on my computer and throw it in my watchlist, and I think I will do that with Tivo as well. It is easy to search for (free) Prime content on your computer. I didn't have time tonight to watch a 2 hour movie, so I only opened the UI, made sure it knew me and my watchlist.
     
  16. WorldBandRadio

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    The 20.4.5.c update appeared a couple days ago for my Roamio Pro. At first, all I noticed was the addition of Amazon and Roku.

    Then I noticed that season pass changes were a lot slower than before. For example, if I change the order of the first two items on my season pass list, I see the word "updating" appear on the right side, then disappear from top to bottom going down the list. The disappearance used to take about a minute in the old software, now it takes a few minutes.

    And tonight I noticed that I cannot add a new season pass. When I select "get season pass" for a show, the blue spinning circle appears for about 60 seconds, then goes away. The season pass was not activated. No error message was shown. A similar thing happens when I try to record a single episode of a show.

    Is there a way for me to revert to the prior software? I don't need Amazon or Roku, but i do need the ability to add season passes and record shows.
     
  17. WorldBandRadio

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    I was able to schedule a season pass by going to the tivo.com website and schedule the season pass there. About ten minutes later, the episodes appeared on my ToDo list, though the new season pass does not show up on the season pass list.
     
  18. allstarz

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    Not to rain on a parade, or be telling tales out of school but thanks to this software rollout I have a tuning adapter firmware conflict with the newer security
    Certificates in the software. I just a wk. ago replaced the premier 4 with a Roamio basic. Too bad the TiVo software engineers did not test the security certificates against currently used T.A. Firmware. From what I have read, the problem exists on different makes of T.A.'s and with various CATV providers. So, the issue is wide spread. Someone suggested leaving the older S.C.'s in place to provide for backwards compatibility.
    Many of us affected TiVo customers will not see a firmware upgrade from the cable provider until 2015.
    Just in time for Thanksgiving. Thank You TiVo for the turkey.
     
  19. CoxInPHX

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    Is there any way to disable/remove the Vudu shortcut from the Minis? I have it unchecked on the Roamio, but it still shows up on one Mini but not the second one???

    Hoping TiVo adds a Video Provider list to the Minis.

    EDIT: Vudu disappeared after a few network connections and UI resets.
     
  20. socrplyr

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    Please send any complaints about your cable company to your cable company.
     

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