Does TiVo Desktop 2.7 Work for Anybody?

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  1. Feb 12, 2009 #1 of 148
    sandycityscott

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    Pretty much every feature I've tried in the new 2.7 software has failed in one way or another. Are other people having similar experiences? I'm running Vista SP1 x86.
     
  2. Feb 12, 2009 #2 of 148
    bananaman

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    I've transferred shows from and to my Series 3, browsed HD photos, and my autotransfer/autoconverts are working. 2.7 organizes the iPod conversions into folders, which is nice. Vista SP1 x86 also.

    What specifically is not working for you?

    Edit: Oh I see you posted in the Desktop 2.7 thread that your autotransfers are not working. I replied there.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2009 #3 of 148
    sonyhomenet

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    I lost all access to my music and picture files!! Tried EVERYTHING to get them back,with no luck. Fortunately,if you look around hard enough,the last version is still available out there,but I'd hurry if you are thinking of rolling back!!
     
  4. Feb 12, 2009 #4 of 148
    ZeoTiVo

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    You know - you can always just keep a copy of each version around to install from. That is what I do.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2009 #5 of 148
    dskalka

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    I made the mistake of upgrading from 2.6.2 and slowly lost the ability to transfer from my Series 2 TiVo's to my PC, first from one TiVo and then the other. It took days of uninstalling/reinstalling, disabling/enabling transfers, forcing network connections, TiVo reboots, and PC reboots before I got limited functionality back (and only on 1 TiVo - I have to transfer from the 2nd TiVo to the first before I can transfer to the PC). TiVo Desktop seems to think it is in the middle of a transfer to PC from my second TiVo and won't allow another to start, although I can transfer between the two TiVo's.

    Maybe the problem lies in one of the programs that were recently transferred from the second TiVo to the PC and when I find it and delete it the transfer functionality will return. I'm guessing it will take a lot of tweaking to find what is wrong and clear it.

    So, now I'm back to version 2.6.2 and can only transfer from one TiVo to the PC.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2009 #6 of 148
    sandycityscott

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    I've found more wrong.

    So far:

    -Autotransfers usually don't work (even with no firewall).
    -"unknown errors" (that is the actual error message) are causing regular transfers to fail
    -time remaining only shows currently transferring program
    -Desktop throws a complete failure (says "file not found") on a transfer if the TiVo is busy transferring something to a different PC, rather than holding the program in queue and waiting for the TiVo to become available.
    -Blue Screen of Death on my PC during TiVo Web Transfers.

    I've gone back to 2.6.2 for the second time (everything continues to work), until my OCD acts up and I try 2.7 again.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2009 #7 of 148
    sonyhomenet

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    Has there been ANY official comment from TiVo on this yet???
     
  8. Feb 12, 2009 #8 of 148
    johnny99

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    2.7 is a bust for me, too. I'm going to revert back to 2.6.2 if Tivo doesn't release a fix (or better installation instructions) soon.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2009 #9 of 148
    jaredmwright

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    I am running 2.7 and have no issues. I find it better and more stable than 2.6.2. I used to have problems with my computer showing up in my Now Playing List, but with 2.7 it is rock solid.

    Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit x86 w/2GB RAM
     
  10. Feb 12, 2009 #10 of 148
    kent_the_geek

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    At least for what I'm using it for, mostly transfers from Tivo to the PC for VideoRedo work, 2.7 has been much more stable than 2.6.2. 2.6.2 would crash every day or two and need to be restarted. 2.7 has stayed running so far without restarts. I don't do much with pictures or music.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2009 #11 of 148
    tivoknucklehead

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  12. Feb 12, 2009 #12 of 148
    sandycityscott

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    For those of you with 2.7 working... set up an autotransfer, and if you can get it to work and start transferring, reboot your machine in the middle of the transfer.

    When I did that... all hell broke loose with TiVo Desktop.

    I also get occasional hangs, where the program is non-responsive for a minute or 2.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2009 #13 of 148
    nipster00

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    if that will break it, why would we try it...
     
  14. Feb 12, 2009 #14 of 148
    larry99

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    The only problem unique to 2.7 has been that I have had to reset the Media Access key twice. One positive with 2.7 is that transfer of mp4 files is about 3 times faster.

    Problems with both 2.6 and 2.7:

    -I have to pause and resume the Desktop sometimes to get a transfer going from PC to TIVO.

    - Shortcuts in the MyTIVO directory sometimes dissappear.

    - Seem to have problems with Windows shutdown more often. I am not sure if that is due to the Destop program.

    I would not try rebooting Windows when any program is actively working on something. Windows has enough problems under normal circumstances.
     
  15. Feb 12, 2009 #15 of 148
    sandycityscott

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    Because unless you're opening up your TiVo desktop to see if it's transferring something before you reboot, you're bound to do it eventually, anyway. 2.6 handles this situation without a problem. Curious if it breaks other people as well.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2009 #16 of 148
    sandycityscott

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    Then I hope you have your Windows "Auto Updates" turned off.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2009 #17 of 148
    DAccardi

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    works great for me.
     
  18. Feb 12, 2009 #18 of 148
    jlac839

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    With only a couple of days use from which to distill an opinion, I'd have to say that it is more stable than 2.6.x for me so far. I've never asked much of TivoDesktop but with the 2.5 and 2.6 releases I had lots of problems keeping the PC visible by the Tivo. 2.7 isn't experiencing this problem (so far). 2.6 also had problems seeing the Tivo from the PC - sometimes it worked, sometimes not. 2.5 was much more stable in this regard. So far 2.7 has not exhibited any issues.

    I'll be experimenting more over the next few days and if anything significant comes up, I'll follow up. So far it's a thumbs up for me.
     
  19. Feb 12, 2009 #19 of 148
    larry99

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    Then I hope you have your Windows "Auto Updates" turned off.

    Yes, I have Windows updates setup so that it notifies me when I need to update but I initiate the update manually. Windows programs are notified via a callback function when shutdown has been requested. The problem is that many programs don't handle that call properly and in some cases there can be race conditions among programs that are hard to predict. It can be very tricky. I know from writting Windows programs.
     
  20. Feb 12, 2009 #20 of 148
    BankZ

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    Works like a champ for me.
     

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