Anyone else receive the update 14.8 ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by ilkevinli, May 17, 2011.

  1. curiousgeorge

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    Seems to be. Yoiu can sign up for it on Tivo.com, and it takes you to the signup page at hulu.
     
  2. DancnDude

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  3. aaronwt

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    Where are these ads I'm forced to watch? I used my TiVos at least ten hours this weekend and did not notice any advertising.
     
  4. kathpdx

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    Is this something we have to manually go and retrieve or will the update happen OTA??
    ANY update to my Premiere is a slim possibility that it will cease being the hated element in my living room.
     
  5. KCcardsfan

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    I called and they said it is not available yet. I told them their blog says it was. They said keep a close eye it will be coming soon. If I was them I would wait until it was actually live before putting it out there.
     
  6. sabixx

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    sorry I forgot to put ' if you want the full, promised experience that you paid for'.

    I keep forgetting that other people on this board are happy to have incomplete software and SD resolution menus on HD screens.
     
  7. innocentfreak

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    I still don't know what ads you are being forced to watch.

    I also don't see the SD screens which is maybe why they don't bother me. I turn on the TV and go to My Shows and pick a show to play. I manage, add, and delete season passes from the iPad app or on TiVo.com. I push recordings via PyTiVo while I am watching something else. The only screen I see in SD is if I go into the transfer screen.
     
  8. curiousgeorge

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    Transfer screen, ALL system settings menus, wishlist saved searches, todo list, season pass manager, recording history, manual record, messages, showcases, netflix, youtube, etc, etc.

    About 40% of the HDUI is not there in HD format, and that's an estimate generous to TiVo.
     
  9. innocentfreak

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    Yes I understand those are not in HD.

    My point is I never see those screens. On the rare time I check the To Do list, it is via the iPad or TiVo.com so I can check all my TiVos in one place. The same goes for the season pass manager. I don't use wishlists or showcases. For Netflix I access via TiVo Search.

    It all boils down to usage. If you constantly use SD screens I could see potentially how it would bother you. I don't so they don't bother me.
     
  10. Dan203

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    I check the To Do list a lot so the switch from the HD to SD screens is very jarring to me. It also just bugs me to know that such a big percentage of the menus still aren't converted. The Premiere has been out for over a year now, they couldn't get someone to convert the SD UI screens to HD in that time? It seems TiVo is focusing way to much of it's time and energy on making deals and suing E* and allowing their core product fall to the wayside.

    To be honest if I didn't already have lifetime on all my TiVos, and a year left on my 2 year contract with Charter, I'd be considering DirecTV or Dish right now. The only thing I'd really miss is TiVoToGo, and I don't find that I use that nearly as much as I use to. The poor selection of HD via cable and the bugs on TiVo are starting to soil the whole experience for me.

    Dan
     
  11. donnoh

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    Could someone explain to me the excitement over Hulu+?

    As far as I can determine Hulu gives you access to regularly scheduled over the air programs. If you have a Tivo why would you ever need it?
     
  12. rahnbo

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    Must be nice. I see ads all the time. Not full on 30 second ads but static ones in the Discovery Bar, in folders, on the main menu, etc there is always some kind of ad for new cars, antihistamines, plus more and I've even been tricked in to viewing full ads for movies currently in theaters as they were disguised to look like a movie that was available to record in the discovery bar.
     
  13. innocentfreak

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    I must say I don't notice them either, but then when I sit down to watch TV I usually know what I want to watch or otherwise browse My Shows. I don't even glance at the discovery bar which is one of the reasons I have always wished I could turn it off or at least customize it more than what we can do now.
     
  14. shorties

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    A good example is in situations with recording conflicts. Such as on monday nights I like to watch Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, and House. All of those shows are on at 8 so I have to record two and catch the other one later somehow. With Hulu Plus I can get them all on my TiVo without having to make Sophies choice. It sure is nice of TiVo to finally give us Hulu plus just as soon as all the television seasons ended :mad:
     
  15. wemetzger

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    As far as I care, there could be fat hairy chicks licking a popsicle while riding a mule in the discovery bar. The fact that I have actually found one or two new season passes there, is just an added bonus, but a bonus I dont really care that much about. But of all things Tivo can do/ or cant do, this is the least of my worries.


    Lets all complain about something important, like the font they use. If they just used courier font, the spacing would be much better, it would load so much faster. I feel like the font they use now is just used as an advertisement towards the cooler looking fonts. And then I heard some fonts are delivered in SD, and some are delivered in HD. Why cant tivo get it together and deliver all the fonts in HD? Yes, the exact same information would be displayed on the screen with little to no extra benefit, but then I could stop complaining about Tivo having an unfinished UI.

    Thats all folks, rant is over :)
     
  16. sbq

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    so am I the only person who has the sound go completely away with this 14.8 update? I've played around in the menu's and found that there's a Dolby option, and a Dolby to PCM option (I was using the PCM option). My tuner has the full Dolby treatment so I'm going to try switching to the Dolby option and see if that helps.
     
  17. rahnbo

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    I'm not just talking about the discovery bar but other place as well. Sometimes they also stick ads in the list of programs within a folder. I like to page down/channel down to get to the oldest program in a folder first but end up on an ad instead of a program. Sometimes when I page down I do land on the right show but due to lag or whatever the ad pops up in the list and resets the highlighted show back to the top of the list. So then you have to page down again then go up one. It's a major annoyance caused by the presence of ads.
     
  18. aaronwt

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    Hmm. While I have 14.8 on all five of my Premieres, none of them have Hulu+ yet.:(
     
  19. innocentfreak

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  20. aaronwt

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    I rebooted all my boxes and now Hulu+ shows up on two of them.
     

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