6.2 Rollout delayed

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by rminsk, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Apr 6, 2005 #21 of 180
    bbristow

    bbristow Member Since 2003

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    Well wonder about how long it may NOW be before the rest of America ever sees the 6.2 release? How long will the "fix" and L.A. "test" take?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2005 #22 of 180
    Sartori

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    Like I said in a previous post.

    We were getting our chains yanked....
     
  3. Apr 6, 2005 #23 of 180
    cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    From http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=122090

    "Sorting the Now Playing List...
    In Now Playing, Enter:
    (S)low (0)Zero (R)ecord (T)humbsUp"

    aka SORT or Superfriends Of Reality Television as TivoPony would say.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2005 #24 of 180
    Klaitu

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    I would rather have 4.0
     
  5. Apr 6, 2005 #25 of 180
    jacket88

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    Think the rollout of a version with the popup ads will take this long? I bet they can roll that one out in a month.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2005 #26 of 180
    btwyx

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    Very true. I do quite a bit of programming, and however hard we try there's always a bug which slips through.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2005 #27 of 180
    WeBoat

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    We have quite a few people here who have the new code. Has anyone actually seen this proposed channel switching bug? I read almost all posts here, and I've not heard it mentioned.

    I'm thinking this has something to do with the adds, and directv is using this 'bug' as an excuse to add/or fix something else....

    IMHO.....
     
  8. Apr 6, 2005 #28 of 180
    DouglasPHill

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    lol
     
  9. Apr 6, 2005 #29 of 180
    Lee L

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    Given that I upgraded my machine to 100 hours and it is dog slow, I have been following the 6.2 threads. I have noticed at least 2 threads recently with people complaining about it I think with a few more posters chimning in that they also had the problem.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2005 #30 of 180
    ProStreet

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    What is this ads that we are talking about? I have not seen a post about it.

    Edit: Now I see the post that talks about the popups.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2005 #31 of 180
    ddobson

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    Tivo is testing throwing ads on the screen when you fast forward or skip commercials using the 30 second skip. I believe this is what they are talking about. I have seen varying stories but it sounds like 1/4 of the screen would fill with an ad while you're skipping a commercial or something.
     
  12. Apr 6, 2005 #32 of 180
    Dolfo

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    There was an announcement recently (yesterday or the day before) that DirecTV and TiVo had reached an agreement on DTiVo advertising content. Many people here are speculating that this means we will see the TiVo ad pop-ups when we start FFing through commercials (something that SA TiVos are now implementing), though it could just apply to the Showcase advertising (there weren't many specifics so we'll have to wait and see).

    I got the 6.2 update and haven't had any problems changing channels - does anybody know any specifics on this "bug"?
     
  13. Apr 6, 2005 #33 of 180
    Bamiller3

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but, isn't that the whole point of doing a beta test to discover bugs that you might not have caught in development/QA?
     
  14. Apr 6, 2005 #34 of 180
    jmoak

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    How can I see a popup in a commercial while using the 30sec skip when I don't even see the commercial??
    :confused:
     
  15. Apr 6, 2005 #35 of 180
    jimpilot

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    If they add ads on fast forward to it, well let's just say it won't make my day. I'd try and hack the upgrade myself but I know I's screw it up
     
  16. Apr 6, 2005 #36 of 180
    Mikey_C

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    I'd tell...

    I'm sure someone will figure out a way around it. After reading about this new popup ad strategy from Tivo I can honestly I can't wait until D* rolls out their new hardware and gives 'em the boot.
     
  17. Apr 6, 2005 #37 of 180
    crvboy

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    Who says that D* won't add that into their software as well, especially if they find they can make money at it.
     
  18. Apr 6, 2005 #38 of 180
    KungFuCow

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    Exactly.. you can bet that if this generated revenue for DTV that it will surely be in their own DVR.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2005 #39 of 180
    Joe C

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    I believe they found a bug in the software, it does happen but what's next ? Do they fix that bug OR do they skip 6.2 and go right to the 7.x pop up software. I think they will go the 7.x route. :eek:
     
  20. Apr 6, 2005 #40 of 180
    mphare

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    What DTV can do is steal a left side and bottom border of the screen, about 10%, shrink the picture to fit in the remaining 90%. Then they can run scrolling commercials and pop-ups 24x7 on all channels in the border areas.
     

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