21.9.1.v6

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  1. May 7, 2019 #81 of 128
    ADG

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    I'm still using the "original" interface and don't want to change to Hydra again (tried it when it was first introduced) unless certain features are available. Would someone please be kind enough to tell me if the newest release includes:

    • The ability to transfer a show from a computer to the Tivo
    • "Live Guide" (as it is in the "old" interface)
    • The option to toggle a clock in the upper right corner of the screen (Select-Play-Select-9-Select)
    Also, I've seen "CEC" mentioned a few times in this thread. What is CEC?

    Thanks very much in advance :)
     
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  2. May 7, 2019 #82 of 128
    toricred

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    The code for the clock is definitely here and works well. I'm pretty sure the other options are still gone.
     
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  3. May 7, 2019 #83 of 128
    Megamind

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    Definitely still an issue on my Bolt.
     
  4. May 7, 2019 #84 of 128
    Fofer

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    How to Enable HDMI-CEC on Your TV, and Why You Should

    What CEC means on TiVo at least, is that with only the original beloved "peanut" TiVo remote, I can now press any button and it turns on the TV and switches to correct input. Previously I would have to "cycle through" the inputs on my TV to get to the right one. I have zero desire for a universal remote control in this room, I want to use the original TiVo remote, and CEC makes it a lot more seamless and easy to do so.

    This, along with true automatic comskip, were the two biggest reasons I upgraded to Hydra, and I am very happy I did so. I rarely transferred videos from my PC to my TiVo (I have far better devices and workflows for that sort of thing) and I don't care about the loss of the Live Guide. My only regret with the update, is waiting as long as I did. I am very happy with it. TE3/Encore was always inconsistent and ugly to me. Hydra feels like a long-overdue breath of fresh air.
     
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  5. May 7, 2019 #85 of 128
    Fofer

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    Hmm. I've read a few posts from users talking about overheating issues (or warnings) on their Bolts after updating. I'm wondering if the Bolt's architecture and implementation are different due to these concerns? Perhaps it's now programmed to go into standby more frequently and more aggressively?
     
  6. May 7, 2019 #86 of 128
    hapster85

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    Consumer Electronics Control. It's part of the HDMI standard that allows one device to control another. Implementation varies by brand and device.
     
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  7. May 7, 2019 #87 of 128
    Fofer

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    Agreed. Especially when Settings -> Remote, CableCARD, & Devices -> Power Saving Settings is OFF.

    The explanation for that setting, BTW, is "The TiVo box will never automatically enter Standby. You can still put the TiVo box into Standby manually, and TiVo Suggestions will be recorded while the box is in Standby."

    (emphasis mine)

    Part of me wonders how much less electricity the TiVo box uses when it's in low, medium, or high power savings. Realistically and practically speaking, how much more is it costing per year to leave it on 24/7? Further, I'm guessing that concern is why someone (else) may want their box in standby, when they're not actively using it. Even if it's only a few bucks.
     
  8. May 7, 2019 #88 of 128
    ADG

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    Thanks folks - appreciate the help. Looks like PC to Tivo transfers and live guide are still missing? Too bad (especially the transfers - that's a deal breaker for me). And since I almost always keep my inputs set to Tivo, CEC is a non-issue.
     
  9. May 7, 2019 #89 of 128
    Megamind

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    The unit only goes into Standby if CEC is enabled.
     
  10. May 7, 2019 #90 of 128
    Fofer

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    Understood. But I have had CEC enabled on my Roamio Plus since I first installed Hydra last month, and my unit isn't going into Standby with this update, thankfully. It's working as expected, just as before.

    I don't know how else to explain the discrepancy and hope it's a bug that will be fixed for the folks experiencing it. I wouldn't want to disable CEC to work around it, because CEC is one of my favorite features of Hydra and was one of the biggest reasons I took the plunge in the first place. And if it caused my TiVo to constantly go into standby when I specifically set the Power Savings Settings of OFF, I'd be mightily annoyed.
     
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  12. May 7, 2019 #92 of 128
    philnj1211

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    Over the weekend I updated three Tivo boxes (2 Bolts, 1 Roamio). All three are showing version 21.8.3.RC4-USC-11-849. Is the new software that gives the ability to Commercial Skip being sent to everyone? Or is it still in testing mode? I have forced updates, put my name on the Commercial skip list, and have had normal successful updates. No luck in the upgrade, looking for that elusive "pending restart" message. Thanks for any information in advance.
     
  13. May 7, 2019 #93 of 128
    krkaufman

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    “Automatic” commercial skip, and yes ... though not all at once. TiVo rolls out the software in phases to catch additional unexpected issues, and they’ve had to restart the rollout twice, already: started with 21.9.1.v3, then v5, and now v6.
     
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    krkaufman

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  15. May 7, 2019 #95 of 128
    ufo4sale

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    One oddity that I notice is that with the V6 is that the Pandora app is no longer listed under shortcuts. The previous version it was there. In fact I had it listed under seven and now it is blank but they have my other shortcut that I've made. I restarted the box and no such luck. The App does work just the shortcut got deleted.
     
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    Megamind

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    longrider

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    I saw the same thing but I was able to recreate the shortcut with no issue
     
  18. May 7, 2019 #98 of 128
    krkaufman

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    Ha, I knew I should’ve copied/pasted it into the thread to save it.
     
  19. May 7, 2019 #99 of 128
    jkudlacz

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    Hmm I get 404 when i try to load it.

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  20. May 7, 2019 #100 of 128
    jkudlacz

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    :-(, tried to force my Tivo 5 times to get the update, but still no luck. Eh. Also any news about Tivo App for Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick etc. ?
     
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