New Series3 Update

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by TiVoPony, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Feb 12, 2007 #1 of 1039
    TiVoPony

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    It's time to throw the switch. :)

    Well, the little switch to start.

    The Winter 2006 Service Update for the Series3 platform started going out to boxes this morning.

    This first week of the process is our typical "let's give it to some of the people and see if everything is smooth, then we can throw the really big switch". So if you don't have it this week...you'll likely have it soon thereafter. Given the relative size of the Series3 population, it won't take us weeks and weeks to get it out to everyone. As a result, there is no priority list. But you'll be getting it. Soon.

    This update brings many new features to the Series3. But to get it out of the way up front: No, it does not include TiVoToGo or external storage. Work continues in both of those areas, but they're not available with this update.

    So what is included? Lots of good stuff:

    * TiVoCast - Broadband video delivered directly to your tv set. No PC required.

    * Extend Live - When scheduling live recordings, the TiVo service will automatically prompt you to add additional time.

    * TiVo KidZone - Personalize your TiVo menus to display just the shows you pre-approve for your kids - live or recorded.

    * Wireless Networking Security - You may choose to use either WEP or WPA security with the TiVo Wireless Network Adapter.

    * Product Watch - Have the TiVo service find and deliver relevant product video clips straight to your Now Playing List.

    * Recently Deleted Folder - Accidentally deleted a show? You can go to the Recently Deleted Folder in Now Playing and recover it.

    And, I think you'll find a number of bugs and issues resolved as well. ;)

    So, rush home tonight and see if you've received it. If not today, perhaps tomorrow. If you're not one of the lucky ones this week, there's always next week's planned throw of the 'big switch'.

    Remember, I said there is no priority list. Please don't call up customer support asking for the update early. There is no priority list for them to add you to.

    And congratulations to the team here at TiVo that put this update together for your viewing pleasure! :D

    Enjoy!
    Pony


    ps - Yes, we know it's technically 2007...but it's still 'winter'...and if I say 'Winter 2007' some here would worry it's not coming until next Christmas. ;)
     
  2. Feb 12, 2007 #2 of 1039
    hookbill

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    Thank You Tivo Pony! This is great news!
     
  3. Feb 12, 2007 #3 of 1039
    nlowhor

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    Thanks for letting us know TiVoPony. Nice to have a man on the inside. :)
     
  4. Feb 12, 2007 #4 of 1039
    rdrrepair

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    Recently deleted folder is back! Yes!!

    This will be know as what version TiVoPony?
     
  5. Feb 12, 2007 #5 of 1039
    GoHokies!

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    Woooohoooo!!!! :D

    Thanks, Pony!
     
  6. Feb 12, 2007 #6 of 1039
    hookbill

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    It's 8.1.

    I just tried to force a call. No luck. :( Patience, hook, be patient.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2007 #7 of 1039
    CharlesH

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    When Pony says there is no TiVoToGo in this release, I assume that that also applies to MRV? Or does the term "TiVoToGo" refer to both PC <-> Tivo transfers and TiVo <-> TiVo transfers?

    I suspect the TiVo server is going to get hit a lot with manual update connections...
     
  8. Feb 12, 2007 #8 of 1039
    ThreeSoFar

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    I hear one of mine seeking like crazy, and I usually don't....

    *crosses fingers*
     
  9. Feb 12, 2007 #9 of 1039
    George Cifranci

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    I am running with it now. 8.1.1.S1-01-2-648

    TiVoJerry mentioned that should cure the reboot loop problem some were having.

    Don't be alarmed when it says it could take up to an hour to install the service update. It took around 5-10 min tops for mine.

    However, I noticed on the "Search by Title" page when you page down through the list of shows it is still slow. My Series 2 TiVo allows me to page down through the list pretty fast.

    However, if this cures some of the bugs I will be happy.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2007 #10 of 1039
    vstone

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    For those that have used the Recently Deleted Folder, how does it interact with suggestions?
     
  11. Feb 12, 2007 #11 of 1039
    ScottUrman

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    Based on my S2 experience, I wouldn't expect them to interact at all. I.e. suggestions live in their own folder, and recently deleted in theirs. But the shows in recently deleted will get reused before suggestions will.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2007 #12 of 1039
    ThreeSoFar

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    Forced calls, and two of our three are downloading a big chunk of something....77%.

    The wife will be glad to have the deleted folder back.

    Thanks for the update, Pony.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2007 #13 of 1039
    George Cifranci

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    How do you mean?
     
  14. Feb 12, 2007 #14 of 1039
    GoHokies!

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    I think that recently deleted shows are deleted before suggestions, but I'm not positive (both are empty right now, I guess I need to watch more TV to clear out some space!)

    Based on how I think I remember my S2 acting... I would assume that this will be the same...
     
  15. Feb 12, 2007 #15 of 1039
    yunlin12

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    How long ago did yours update? I wonder how the speed of search is impacted by Tivo indexing after a reboot.

    Can't wait to get this update, Thanks Pony!
     
  16. Feb 12, 2007 #16 of 1039
    TiVoPony

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    Sorry about that, I should have included MRV in my note. No video via ethernet or eSata in this update.

    Pony
     
  17. Feb 12, 2007 #17 of 1039
    daveafree

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    does this update include the mpeg2 update to combat the ac3 track poblems?
     
  18. Feb 12, 2007 #18 of 1039
    GoHokies!

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    :(

    Any hints on a timeline?

    /me ducks and covers before the inevitable s#@tstorm ;)
     
  19. Feb 12, 2007 #19 of 1039
    George Cifranci

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    Pony> It appears the Photo viewer is still showing photos in Standard Definition? Correct?
     
  20. Feb 12, 2007 #20 of 1039
    George Cifranci

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    I got mine around 5:30PM EST. So about an hour and 15 min ago. I will try later and see if it is improved any.
     

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