New Fall Service update!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by hunts, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Nov 20, 2008 #1 of 356
    hunts

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    Uh apparently my Series 3 Tivo had to reboot for the new fall service update? Mine went from 9.4 to 11.0!?!

    Any thoughts of what may have been fixed?
     
  2. Nov 20, 2008 #2 of 356
    dwgsp

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    I have not seen a priority update web page for Series 3 / Tivo HD units, so you may have gotten one of the early releases that Tivo pushes out to a limited number of units to see if there are any problems.

    /Don
     
  3. Nov 20, 2008 #3 of 356
    ZeoTiVo

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    you are one of the first to get the random rollout - you tell us :D
     
  4. Nov 20, 2008 #4 of 356
    wmcbrine

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    What happened to 10?
     
  5. Nov 20, 2008 #5 of 356
    bkdtv

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    Over in the TiVo Coffee House, TiVoJerry said the Fall Service Update for the TivoHD and Series3 was imminent. He also mentioned a few weeks ago that a software update was coming soon to eliminate the empty To Do List issue.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2008 #6 of 356
    sweez

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    i have a series 2... i got the update... my version is 9.3.2-01-2-140. the one noticeable thing, when you pause a program. there's a new option to see more information. there you can see program synopsis, upcoming shows, if you like this..., can browse actors information.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2008 #7 of 356
    DaveDFW

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    I just received this on one of my S3's, 11.0.P3-01-2-648.

    I had a bit of a scare--I was only getting the screen with "Acquiring channel information." I don't know when it had rebooted, but I watched that spinning icon for about 5 minutes before manually rebooting it again. Luckily after this reboot, my channels are okay. I was really dreading calling TWC with a cablecard issue.

    I've only been poking around for a few minutes, but the only thing I see different so far is a new menu item under Tivo Central, "Video on Demand & YouTube," which might become the location for the new Netflix service?

    TTYL
    David
     
  8. Nov 20, 2008 #8 of 356
    sinanju

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    Just a guess: 10 is a branch for new hardware, perhaps the new DirecTV box.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2008 #9 of 356
    Enrique

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    Are you sure you don't enter any Tivo beta?

    Same for the OP?
     
  10. Nov 20, 2008 #10 of 356
    DaveDFW

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    As far as I know, I've never signed up for any betas.

    TTYL
    David
     
  11. Nov 20, 2008 #11 of 356
    lethcoeb

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    Also got the update on mt TiVo HD - not in a beta, and I had to deal with a grey screen until I rebooted...

    Have not been able to check the version because my wife took it over to watch Grey's Anatomy.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2008 #12 of 356
    LoREvanescence

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    Hmm, Well... It looks like I"m going to have to wait two weeks to get this one. I tried to force a connection just now and it didn't grab it. So I guess I just sit tight and wait two weeks.


    Are any new features listed in the You have a new service update message?
     
  13. Nov 20, 2008 #13 of 356
    DaveDFW

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    Here's what the new message says:

    "Congrats! You've just received the Fall 2008 TiVo Service Update for your TiVo DVR. This release reorganizes the TiVo Central menu, making it easier to acess Video on Demand content from TiVo and its partners. If your DVR is connected to broadband, you'll be able to enjoy the latest movies, television shows, and web videos directly from this menu.

    There are many more changes 'under the hood' to support new features and services in the future. At TiVo we're always working to make your home media experience the very best it can be!

    Enjoy!

    -The TiVo Team"

    TTYL
    David
     
  14. Nov 20, 2008 #14 of 356
    MickeS

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    I REALLY hope this doesn't kill my TiVo like the last update did.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2008 #15 of 356
    hunts

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    After briefly using the tivo last night, I do not really see anything different. :(

    I am no longer in the beta program and looks like this one was pulled for the new update. My other Series 3 is still on 9.4.
     
  16. Nov 21, 2008 #16 of 356
    jbs

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    I woke up to find it paused on the "Updating Software" screen. A short while later it was back up, read the message (similar to the one copied above) about broadband and OnDemand. Decided to go check out that menu item and got an error that there was a problem with the network. I'm not on the spinning icon for Preparing to connect to TiVo service (I'm hardwired to a FiOs internet connection).

    I'm hoping that the update didn't kill the connection to my network . . .

    --Jason

    P.S. I'm definitely not in a beta program. Reliability is my priority with the TiVo.
     
  17. Nov 21, 2008 #17 of 356
    mrmike

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    My S3 got this last night. My HD has yet to get it. I'm mildly concerned since I'll be away for a few days for Thanksgiving and I don't want to come back to a borked unit with no recordings made. The update looks nice, though. I have to re-learn the menu layout a little but it does make more sense than the old one.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2008 #18 of 356
    aus1ander

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    I guess this means the "internals" for Netflix were pushed with this update and they just need to flip the switch when they're ready. The rest of whats described here sounds to match what they pushed for the S2 (9.3.2) with reorganizing the main menu items.

    When you select VOD, does it still bring up that horrible SD menu thats stretched or did they finally get around to making the VOD menus HD?
     
  19. Nov 21, 2008 #19 of 356
    aus1ander

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    I don't think there will be a priority list--the installed base for the S3/THD is so small, that they never bothered with one in the past.
     
  20. Nov 21, 2008 #20 of 356
    TromboneKenny

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    Our TiVos go to eleven.
     

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