9.1 New Features summary

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  1. Oct 3, 2007 #21 of 190
    moyekj

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    Personally I'm more interested in 9.1 as it affects S3/THD units as I rarely visit Coffee House.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2007 #22 of 190
    moyekj

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    For me 30SS is now MUCH more sluggish compared to 8.3. If I press 30SS in rapid succession the video stays stuck on a single frame. I have to slow down presses for video to unfreeze. Kind of annoying as it's not easy to see when programming starts unless you slow down a little. Can't comment on FF/REW as I rarely use them, but I've seen some reports of change in FF/REW behavior which is why I put them in there as well.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2007 #23 of 190
    Dr_Diablo

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    Don't quite understand how a few can do a file transfer, while most can't do any transfers at all. at least until November as stated by Pony... :confused:
     
  4. Oct 3, 2007 #24 of 190
    jrm01

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    "The few" who did transfers did it with S2.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2007 #25 of 190
    flightrisk

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    Thanks for the list! But I know this is not new on the THD. Jackass Comcast installer insisted on putting in both cablecards at once, and used this feature extensively.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2007 #26 of 190
    pusta

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    Quick question: Now that the S3 and Tivo HD are at the same software level, does this mean all of the menu speed and optimizations that were done to the S3 have made it to the Tivo HD as well?
     
  7. Oct 3, 2007 #27 of 190
    markpickett

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    I just got the 9.1 upgrade for my TivoHD, but I don't see the "Show Types" category when I try to create a new Wishlist. Anybody know when this will come to TivoHD? It would have been so great to have with the new TV season that just started.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2007 #28 of 190
    missdona

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    Updated graphics in the guide, icons and green bar. They remind me of Vista's Aero-glass.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2007 #29 of 190
    bdlucas

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    The TiVo HD already had that, assuming you're referring to signal strength, s/n ratio, and cumulative bit errors.

    When it rebooted for the first time after the install it said it was "preparing" the update which might take an hour or so. What was that about?
     
  10. Oct 3, 2007 #30 of 190
    Maeglin

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    Welcome to the world of software updates! It's a new version of the software, and perhaps updates to the underlying OS as well. Of course it's going to take time to install all of that and set it up to run. It can't do it while everything is running, so it has to wait until a reboot.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2007 #31 of 190
    moyekj

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    I guess I'm not good at picking up on aesthetic upgrades, but can someone confirm that the S3 appearance also changed compared to 8.3 software or was it just the THD units?
     
  12. Oct 3, 2007 #32 of 190
    MPAC

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    In the season pass manager shows that can be downloaded on Unbox have a computer icon next to them instead of the usual double check. Not sure what this really means, but I noticed it a couple of days ago.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2007 #33 of 190
    bdlucas

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    Normal software updates (including TiVo updates that I've seen in the past) don't take an hour or so of preparation time on rebooting. Something unusual happened in this update, just wondering what it is.

    I've seen mention of a new file system coming at some point. Converting an entire disk to a new file system is just the kind of thing that could take a while. Wonder if there's any chance that's what happened.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2007 #34 of 190
    George Cifranci

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    I would be curious about this as well as I didn't notice much if any difference to the interface (I have a S3). :confused:
     
  15. Oct 3, 2007 #35 of 190
    Maeglin

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    Every update I've seen so far on the S3, even the major ones, has said an hour or two, but has never taken quite that long. The THD has a new version of the MFS file system, but there would have to be some major testing done I'd think if they were going to retrofit the new onto the old (including updating the disk's partition table) in existing S3 units, unless the old version was designed to handle such a thing easily.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2007 #36 of 190
    wierdo

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    I don't think so. I think the S2 units now have the fancier graphics that the S3 has always had.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2007 #37 of 190
    SingerDoc

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    An additional bug fix to report. Certain OTA stations could not be tuned with earlier versions of TIVO S3 software despite these stations having strong signals and being tunable with other HDTV receivers attached to the same antenna. I had such a problem tuning WVPT channels 51.1, 51.2, 51.3 in Charlottesville Virginia. With the installation of the new software version, this problem has suddenly disappeared. Many thanks to TIVO programmers for correcting this problem!
     
  18. Oct 3, 2007 #38 of 190
    CuriousMark

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    The 9.1 software has broken the functionality of the combined Live TV/Guide button on the remote for Humax DVD burner S2 Tivos. (TSN 595). Using the button to bring up the live guide gives a bonk. It will switch to live TV from menus or pre-recorded shows as expected, but the second press to bring up the guide fails. Using a remote from a 540 Nightlight TiVo which has separate guide and live TV buttons works as expected.

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    (Please don't complain about S2 posts here, it is the only comprehensive bug report thread on 9.1. Duplicating it in the coffee house would be wasteful)

    Edit: I now take it all back. The problem was easy to fix, all I had to do was restart my TiVo. If anyone else sees this behavior after updating to 9.1, just do a restart and all will be well.

    Edit: Ok, only pressing the TiVo button is needed to fix this. See below
     
  19. Oct 3, 2007 #39 of 190
    Bierboy

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    Ah...my bad....that IS a great new feature!
     
  20. Oct 3, 2007 #40 of 190
    astrohip

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    * Manual recording setup has changed. Seems to have the same functionality (I don't use it enough to remember every previous detail), but I know the screen/process is slightly different.

    * Not only FF/REW, but 8 second jumpback also has the slight freeze. Someone said above they don't see it, or get a black frame. It's not a black frame, just a slight freeze (~1/5 second) in the display, then it does its thing. Not too big a deal, just different than before (no discernable pause at all).

    * (This is a maybe) Pixellation has been fixed for me. In the two days I've been playing with this release, I have seen no pixellation on the usual suspects (which for me were ABC/NBC HD cable -- 312/313 Houston). This could obviously blow up at any time, but for two days now . . . (fingers crossed).
     

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