9.1 New Features summary

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  1. Oct 2, 2007 #1 of 190
    moyekj

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    Purpose is to summarize 9.1 new features, bug fixes & new bugs based on what users have posted so far. In no particular order, from what I gather so far:

    NEW FEATURES
    • Advanced wishlists
    • No longer need to re-setup 30-sec skip following a reboot
      (NOTE: The 1st time you boot up with 9.1 you still have to setup 30SS but after that rebooting will not disable it.)
    • Has foundation for MRV/TTG between S2/S3/THD units (S3/THD MRV/TTG to be activated in November)
    • S3 units (THD units already had this): Diagnostics menus now contains real time updating information
    • S3 units now have the hybrid mode previously only available on THD units: 1080p+1080i->1080i, 720p->720p, SD->480p
      (This is good for TVs that don't support 480i for HDMI inputs)
    • S3 units (THD units already had this): Easy CableCard menu toggling: Under CableCARD N menu, you can switch between CableCARD 1/2 by pressing 1/2
    • S3/THD units: Improved Emergency Alert System handling - will resume recording once EAM completes among other changes.
    • Crestron support for S3
    • S2 units - updated graphics
    • Search by title improvement: No longer have to wait for match list to refresh for each character typed in search keyword
    • Under custom network settings you can now add up to 3 DNS server addresses. Previously only 1 DNS server could be specified
    • TiVo, Slow shortcut takes you into the Messages and Settings menu
    • Rhapsody support

    BUG FIXES
    NEW BUGS
    • FF/REW and skip back/30-sec skip on S3/THD units have noticeable delays/freezes compared to 8.3 software for HD playback only (SD seems OK). If you 30-sec skip in quick succession you only see a frozen video frame unless you slow down the skips. There is also a slight freeze when exiting these trick play functions.
    • Lockup occurs if attempt is made to edit a manual recording for a clear QAM channel on season pass list.
      NOTE: This issue does not affect those with CableCards. It is discussed in this thread:
      http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=368153
    • MRV (Confirmed on S2 boxes): Slow transfers and timeouts, especially on DVRs with slower hardware - more details starting here
    • Wishlist bug: When you view Upcoming Episodes of a WL, then back out to the WL, then back out to the main WL screen you are not returned to the WL you entered.
    • To Do List bug: After deleting an item from To Do List, not returned to the deletion point in the list.
    • S2DT bug: Two suggestion programs are recording, one from direct cable and one from the cable box. If the recording from the direct cable ends or is canceled, the cable box is reset to channel 01 causing the box recording to continue on that channel instead of the desired one.
    • S2 TTCB problem: 16:9 mpeg2 video transferred to a S2 no longer shows the correct aspect ratio regardless of the TV Aspect Ratio setting on the TiVo - instead the video is letterboxed upon playback
    • S3 HDMI handshake problem for some users - reboot required to fix

    Please post anything else I'm missing.
     
  2. Oct 2, 2007 #2 of 190
    derspiess

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    I don't have anything to add, but wanted to say 'thanks' for compiling the list. I've been looking around for something like this all day :up:
     
  3. Oct 2, 2007 #3 of 190
    bensler

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    Do you know if 9.1 will solve pixelation problems? I get some serious pixelation on the HD channels and I spoke to a level 3 tech today that said it would. At this time, since I do not have it yet, I am skeptical. I don't want to get my hopes up and be dissapointed.
    Thanks!
     
  4. Oct 2, 2007 #4 of 190
    riddick21

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    No it doesn't fix pixelation. It may have made mine worse.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2007 #5 of 190
    Bierboy

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    30SS has never reset on a reboot. You always have to re-enter it. This is not a "new feature" of 9.1.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2007 #6 of 190
    moyekj

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    Maybe my wording was bad. The point I was trying to make is prior to 9.1 following a reboot you had to re-enter the code to get 30SS. Now once you have set it up once you no longer have to re-do it following a reboot. This is a great/welcome change! I've reworded my 1st post to perhaps make it clearer.
    NOTE: The 1st time you boot up with 9.1 you still have to setup 30SS but after that rebooting will not disable it.
     
  7. Oct 2, 2007 #7 of 190
    bkdtv

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    Under features, you might also want to add "significantly improved grid guide performance on TivoHD."

    Under bugs, you might want to add that "lockup occurs if attempt is made to edit a manual recording for a clear QAM channel on season pass list." This issue does not affect those with CableCards. It is discussed in this thread:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=368153
     
  8. Oct 2, 2007 #8 of 190
    sfhub

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    New (duplicate) entry under Account & System Information->CableCARD Decoders to access CableCARD config/diagnostics.

    Under CableCARD N menu, you can switch between CableCARD 1/2 by pressing 1/2. I believe prior to this release, S3 users needed to back out and select the other CableCARD from the prior menu.
     
  9. Oct 2, 2007 #9 of 190
    morac

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  10. Oct 2, 2007 #10 of 190
    wierdo

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    On some S3/THD units. My S3's fast forward behavior is identical (or close enough that I see no difference) to the behavior with 8.3.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2007 #11 of 190
    bkdtv

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    As per TivoPony, transfers are not supported until November. I'm surprised you were able to transfer anything at all.

    How many new recordings did you test? One member reported that they only saw it on recordings made after the update.
     
  12. Oct 2, 2007 #12 of 190
    yunlin12

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  13. Oct 2, 2007 #13 of 190
    Soapm

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    Isn't 540 a S2 Tivo?
     
  14. Oct 2, 2007 #14 of 190
    bkdtv

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    You're right it. It is. He's in the wrong forum.

    TivoPony is the Tivo marketing rep who posts on this forum. This is the HDTV Tivo forum. Transfers are not supported on HDTV Tivos (like the $250 TivoHD) until November. More information on that is here.

    Since you have a Series2 (non-HD) Tivo, such transfers are supported today. However, the Tivo can only play SD videos in MPEG-2 format. If you want to see video on a DIVX, AVI, WMV, or X264 file, you'll need to convert those files to MPEG-2 first before they will play on the Tivo. Tivo sells a "Plus" version of Tivo Desktop that will convert those files to MPEG-2 on the fly (so you don't have to do anything).
     
  15. Oct 2, 2007 #15 of 190
    wierdo

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    I've viewed recordings made both before and since the update. They seem to perform identically. There's certainly no black frame on starting/ending a fast forward or on 30 second skip.
     
  16. Oct 2, 2007 #16 of 190
    TexasGrillChef

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    Not a bug.... Hasn't been "Enabled" yet

    TGC
     
  17. Oct 2, 2007 #17 of 190
    mpastreich

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    Great! This plus MRV between a Series3 and Series2 would give me a reason to keep my S2 (as a remote unit in the bedroom), otherwise, come December-time, I'm pulling the plug (on its subscription), since the one year contract from transfering the
    lifetime transfer to the S3 is finally up (and I feel like I never use it).
     
  18. Oct 2, 2007 #18 of 190
    cherry ghost

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    Same here, anything converted with Videora and then transferred or transferred with Tivo.net is audio only
     
  19. Oct 2, 2007 #19 of 190
    cherry ghost

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    This thread is in the wrong forum. It belongs in Coffee House.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2007 #20 of 190
    drew00001

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    BEST UPDATE EVER!!!
     

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