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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by TiVoPony, Feb 12, 2007.
Yikes! True, I don't...
Exactly the same here. I pay a FRACTION of my old DTV bill now, and have 95% or more of what I had before. All my digital locals are OTA or clear QAM. No CableCards, no satellite, no problems.
Is the daylight savings time change in March covered in this update or is it a non-issue?
Should be a non-issue. Maybe for one day---the TiVo syncs with the server daily, so as long as they have that clock right, we're good.
Maybe orce a call that morning.
There is a thread over in the Coffee House that talks about this WRT to the S1's. The guide data and recording schedules are all based off of GMT, so it will be a complete non-issue from the standpoint of your Tivo getting the right recordings. The only issue that may manifest itself is that the times that are displayed to you may be an hour off. I can't remember if Stephen said if the 8.1 updates for the S2 and S3 addressed the rule changes or not.
In my case I lose ALL of the digital channels. In many instances the tuner is on one of the channels I receive when the CableCARD fails, such as CBS HD or FOX HD. Any amount of scrolling will not reauthorize the card. I must either reboot or reseat the card (take it out and reinstall it) to get the auth back. I'd be very happy if it were just one channel, or even a handful of channels. But I lose ALL digital channels.
It syncs with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server somewhere on the Internet for the time, but that is GMT. Like all Unix-based systems, TiVo boxes deal internally with GMT (actually, seconds since a zero time, which I believe is midnight GMT, Jan 1, 1970), and only deal with things like time zones and Daylight Savings Time when presenting date/times to the user. The only thing that would get messed up is manually scheduled (by channel+time) recordings. They just have to update the tables which do the mapping. The DST rules have changed before, so tweaking the rules is built into the design.
Anyone else having problems with thier Comcast digital channels? Everything was working fine and now they are all out? Comcast sent a hit to my cable cards, but it didnt work. I called back but the nighttime CSR's are clueless....one did say they were changing the channel lineup, but no reason why I lost all the digital channels.
Ok. I apologize for EVERY dumb thing I've ever said or publicly participated in that spoke of my disappointment in anything TiVo related...now, tell me Pony, what can you share with me that is "PRIVATELY documented"? I REALLY want to display my Nikon D80 pics on HD on my Fujitsu Plasma.
Feel free to PM me- you or anyone who knows what the unspoken hint was all about....
I've been experiencing this several times lately too. In diagnostics or system information menus one of the cable cards shows as non-functional (I forget the exact text) and I can't tune any encrypted channel with the associated tuner. Only a reboot clears it up. Hoping 8.1 will fix this problem too as it seems to necessitate a reboot every few days lately.
Does 8.1 add the Keep At Most (KAM) option of 25 episodes?
It means they are working on it.
And if it isn't publicly documented, there isn't anything else to share with you, or any of us.
Nothing to get all bent out of shape over.
Yes. I do see that as an option now. I had no idea until I checked it. Although I doubt I will ever use it. Most of my SPs are set for 5 episodes and a couple for all.
I discovered a new issue with 8.1 that needs to be validated by another user. I would say this one could be very annoying. Program scrolling appears to be faster but if you hold the direction button to the point where it changes to the next page of channels the actual channel information is delayed/blank for a couple of seconds before it is displayed. You can even scrool in a blank screen then stop and wait for the display of channel information. This one will take user training to get use to.
I just tried it and it started doing what you said after I got a week a ahead in the schedule. Prior to that it was fine. This won't affect me anyway since I always use the page down, not scroll down. Scrolling down is too slow for me. Although I just checked and page down slows down also after I get a week ahead of the schedule also. This is rreally no big deal to me. I just hope they activate MRV soon.
I hoped they fixed the VERY annoying 8.1 bug on the S2 where if you go into a program's details while on anything but the first page of a subfolder, you would be thrown back to the first page upon exit. I imagine they must have. I still can't believe that build made it out the door for the S2 like that. TiVo is all about the glean UI, and they really goofed it up for a lot of people.
It takes a couple of seconds for it to get more guide data. I'm sure TiVo will jump right on this "major" issue.
Hookbill - Thanks for the feedback. Did you try it or are you just commenting on the design? This is different in 8.1 and maybe some folks would like to hear what others are experiencing. I never indicated this is a major issue...only that it could be annoying and require user training to get use to.!
Good. I tried an HD movie last night and it had the issue about every 7 minutes. I only recall ever having one this bad once before so I got lucky with my bad luck Now all I need is 8.1 and I can see if the pixilation/audio dropout issue is fixed. I've always assumed that if it is a decoding issue like TiVo told you, then a fix would correct the issue on pre fix recordings.
Hopefully you're right. I get the occassional drop-out as well (and it always seems to happen at the crucial moment in a show!).