New Series3 Update

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

  1. Feb 13, 2007 #181 of 1039
    NotVeryWitty

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    Well, I hope Jerry and Pony can talk and get their stories straight. :rolleyes:

    Unfortunately, with their official non-support of FIOS policy, I could be left with a $700 doorstop in six months. I'm not going there...
     
  2. Feb 13, 2007 #182 of 1039
    michaeltw

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    I saw it on every channel or at least every channel I watch, I took it for about a week and then turned on the 30-sec Skip as an alternate. Now with 8.1, it seems to be resolved on new content. I'll see what happens later tonight after everything has been recorded.

    The 30-sec Skip was a good alternative, but I really preferred to just FF, and with a HD DirecTivo in the same setup, there were a few times where I went for the 30-sec skip only to realize it was the DirecTV model and skipped to the end.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2007 #183 of 1039
    ThreeSoFar

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    *sigh*


    Again, with the wonders of TiVo, Inc. Typical.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2007 #184 of 1039
    TiVoJerry

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    I believe you may have been writing as I posted. Hopefully that clears things up about FIOS.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2007 #185 of 1039
    NotVeryWitty

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    I take this to mean, "It will probably work most of the time, but if (or when) there's a problem, then we reserve the right to say we don't support FIOS and you're SOL.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2007 #186 of 1039
    ewilts

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    Re: HD tagging

    Can you at least put it into TCO? If titantv can have it online, then TCO should be able to get the same info. Surely fixing the web searching is much easier than pushing out new code to S3s. And while I'm talking about TCO, can we get a feature that allows a user to set a default TiVo for all searches? I've got 2 TiVos active and I almost always want the second one used (which has the HD channels).

    Thanks,
    .../Ed
     
  7. Feb 13, 2007 #187 of 1039
    squirrellyman

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    Thanks for the updates. We greatly appreciate it.

    I'll post any news (good, hopefully!) about the audio a day or two after getting 8.1. That should be more than enough time to experience it!
     
  8. Feb 13, 2007 #188 of 1039
    ChuckyBox

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    So if Verizon's cards don't conform to the cable standard, how is it that you expect TiVo to compel Verizon to implement cablecards in a way that they will work with the Series 3?
     
  9. Feb 13, 2007 #189 of 1039
    jfh3

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    +1

    I activated in mid September and I don't have the new S1 release yet ... :(

    Oh well. My mother always taught me that good things come to those who wait.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2007 #190 of 1039
    Fofer

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    I grew up hearing that CableCards would be the holy grail that would free us from cable box hell. They'd eliminate poverty and cure world hunger! I applauded their arrival with the giddiness of a schoolgirl.

    Well, considering the new issues with TiVo and
    -awkward setup with many cableco's
    -inaccessible SDV channels
    -FIOS' lack of certification and "official" TiVo support
    -as well as having to wait for CableLabs to (maybe, pretty please) let us have MRV and TiVoToGo again...

    ...I'm starting to not like these CableCards after all.
     
  11. Feb 13, 2007 #191 of 1039
    ChuckyBox

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    My mama taught me that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    Maybe TiVo forgot about you.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2007 #192 of 1039
    jfh3

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    Why? If people decided that they could get along with basic cable (with QAM mapping) and/or OTA, the savings from dropping from a digital cable tier to basic could pay for a Series 3 in a matter of months.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2007 #193 of 1039
    NotVeryWitty

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    The fact that Verizon's card don't have CableLabs' certification does not necessarily mean that they don't conform to the cable standard.

    It does bring up a couple issues that I would be interested in getting authoritative answers for. Is Verizon even required to support CableCards at all? If they are required to support CableCards, are they required to be certified? Are they allowed (by CableLabs) to be certified? Are they affected by the integration ban coming this summer?
     
  14. Feb 13, 2007 #194 of 1039
    johngettler

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    FYI - I activated just 8 days ago, and I did get the 8.1 upgrade last night (2/12), after my first forced call, after seeing this thread. They probably just release it randomly. I like the recently deleted folder. Personally, I am waiting for external eSATA expansion and better category wishlist searches (HDTV, events, specials), and high res photos. Don't really need the other stuff yet.
     
  15. Feb 13, 2007 #195 of 1039
    ewilts

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    We haven't seen anything yet about the HD photo display as to whether it's here or not. Pony? Does this require a PC client change or does the TiVo not support it yet?

    Thanks,
    .../Ed
     
  16. Feb 13, 2007 #196 of 1039
    Greeble

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    Oh I so hope this update fixes it. I have the fastforward problem on every digital channel (which is most of them). Wife finds it extremely frustrating, if she knew how much I paid for the S3 she would flip. Unfortunetly I don't seem to be one of the lucky ones which means I'm stuck with this for at least another week, I jus hope its not forever. (Not supporting FIOS seems like a big mistake since it has no SDV plans, if you guys need me to beta test let me know.)
     
  17. Feb 13, 2007 #197 of 1039
    jfh3

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    I can squeak quite loudly when necessary. ;)

    As long as they get the release out to those less patient than I am, it doesn't matter.

    And every day I use my Series 3, I'm thankful I don't have to use the Comcast 6412 with iGuide to record HiDef any more, so they haven't forgotten about me.
     
  18. Feb 13, 2007 #198 of 1039
    ZildjianKX

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    I'm exactly in this boat. I can't get OTA, so I want basic cable for the clear QAM HD channels. I really don't want to have to pay for cable cards. Comcast forces customers here to pay for digital cable to get a DVR, so that's $65 + $12 just to get local channels in HD with a DVR, and that's all I want.

    The 8.1 update allowing WPA helps my decision, but QAM mapping would seal the deal for me.
     
  19. Feb 13, 2007 #199 of 1039
    bkdtv

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    Agreed.

    The people in charge at Verizon have said they have no plans to use SDV, so Tivo's decision not to support that platform doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense. FiOS supports the existing CableCard standard, they just aren't observing the FCC's "integration ban," since it isn't compatible with their IPTV VOD delivery.

    Further, I am not quite sure I understand what FiOS' encoding scheme has to do with Cable Labs certification or lack thereof. Fast forward and rewind on FiOS work perfectly fine on the Motorola QIP641x DVRs, which use the same BCM7318 processor found in the Series3. Furthermore, fast forward and rewind works just fine on other CableLabs certified DVR solutions.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2007 #200 of 1039
    Roderigo

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    It looks like they solved the duplicate channel bug. I used to have a slew of channels that were duplicated in my guide. Since I got the update last night, they've all disappeared.
     

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