Help me write the 20.2 Release Notes

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. h2oskierc

    h2oskierc I'm a 2-Tuner

    Dec 16, 2010


    I agree, BTW, you can join in too! ;)
  2. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    SE Ohio
    FWIW, I've been LMAO reading the latest posts to this thread. I hope Margret can read it with a sense of humor, too.
  3. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    This is what i have been trying to say in a few of my posts in this thread, if you don't want to do as the OP asks, for whatever reason, don't post to this thread, start another Thread as in I don't want to help Margret and this is why This is what I am calling respect for what Margret is asking for.
    This Thread is already getting out of hand an has little to do with what the OP (Margret) wanted, not good for further participation in this form of TiVo people.
  4. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    In the past, a "New features" message would show up when new TiVo software was released. This message never included bug fixes. So if a new version contained only bug fixes, there was no message.

    I work in software development in a large company, and we have tech writers that spend a lot of time putting together public release notes using information pulled from the development organization. In general, unless it is something that the customer can see (performance, new or changed features, bugs reported by customers), it doesn't go in the release documentation. So from this perspective, soliciting reported changes from customers and making comments on those observations actually makes sense, in a weird way. For example, one does not want to spill the beans about changes being done in anticipation of some as yet unannounced new functionality. And one does not want to go into detail about tweaks done to some proprietary algorithm.

    So thank you, Margret, for your effort :up:
  5. Cure

    Cure Maxwell Perkins

    Jan 3, 2003


    Are we any closer to be able to stream our free Amazon Prime content to our TiVos? Now that the software supports streaming, it seems more doable. Please, Margret!
  6. ufo4sale

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Somerset NJ...
    Sorry if this was asked before but why were the filters removed from the live TV guide? I use them all the time during sporting events and movies. Is there a way that TiVo could consider brining them back.
  7. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2003
    The software has supported streaming (of netflix) for quite a long time.

    An answer on this would be nice, and I'm sure appreciated by all.
  8. gteague

    gteague golftango

    Apr 1, 2007
    dfw (euless)
    bad form to quote myself, i guess, as a general rule. but i think i've found the cause of this problem. if you set the clock in sd mode it is displayed in the middle of the screen in hd mode. but my comparison with it on and off show clearly that it causes drawing, re-drawing, and performance problems. removing the clock solved the problems in the quoted text above. hope this helps others.

  9. RoundTuit

    RoundTuit Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Columbia, MD
  10. hillyard

    hillyard Member

    Nov 1, 2011

    Number 1 complaint about the premier now is that they removed filters! Hd still has them. was going to upgrade the hd to an elite, but without filters not going to do it as the hd tivo has become the main tivo now.
  11. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    SE Ohio
    I think my number one complaint with 20.2 is that it still doesn't make a note of its place in the My Shows list when I press play, and then when I back out into the list later it ends up in the wrong place. This is especially concerning when I intend to back out and immediately delete whatever I was just watching. I use the SDUI.
  12. danjw1

    danjw1 Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    If you don't like her request, could you please just decide to ignore the thread? Instead of detracting from it? Thanks!
  13. TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev & Chief Design Officer, TiVo

    Feb 2, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Yes, no worries. :)

    I have been pointed to the changelog thread, and I will use that as a double check along with our internal notes. I promised I would write something up, and I will.

    Stay tuned...
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    TiVoJerry did say this forum helped his skin. :)

  15. MichaelK

    MichaelK Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    THANK YOU!:up:
  16. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    Hi Margret,

    I'm copying some of this another thread with the hope you can explain why this change was made.

    There is a problem when you want to do a one time recording of a show from the Guide and want to add time to it. If the show is not the next airing, you're forced to scroll through "Upcoming" to find the episode you want to record. This only happens with the HDUI.


    Pick a show that's in heavy repeats(Office/Simpsons) or airs nightly(Letterman/Leno/Conan). In the HDUI Guide, select an episode airing sometime in the next 7-10 days and try setting it to record with extra time. When you go into "Season pass & other options", the choice given is "record next episode". Next episode is not what you're trying to record. You have to scroll through "Upcoming" to find it.
  17. ItsRounder

    ItsRounder New Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    Also just setting up a simple season pass for a show defaults to whatever channel has the next showing instead of the channel that the season pass originated from. For example if I use the guide to set up a season pass for 30 Rock on NBC which is channel 808, the season pass might actually get set up for WGN which is channel 709 since they show reruns in the morning. The user shouldn't have to change this because it should automatically default to the channel that the season pass originated from using the guide.
  18. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    Yes, another example of having to scroll through "Upcoming". I should have included this.
  19. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Active Member TCF Club

    Mar 12, 2011
    In fact, if you select a show that is already set to record, you run into this as well. There should be buttons to "modify recording options" and "cancel this recording" on the first screen that pops up when you select it in the guide. The only options are "record as planned" and "season pass and other options". If you select "season pass and other options", you get the behavior you already described.

    Also, I didn't find a good way to change the recording options for a show you are watching and recording at the same time. Clicking info->select used to bring you to a menu where you could change options or cancel the recording. Now the only options are to continue recording or stop recording. This is a step backwards.
  20. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

    Nov 23, 2003
    Yes Kudis @ Margret for takin time away from her busy job to address issues we are experiencing with our devices...


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