New Series3 Update

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

  1. Mar 1, 2007 #961 of 1039
    SCSIRAID

    SCSIRAID Active Member

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    Ive seen that message when Im deleting stuff from the 'suggestions' group.... there were at least 50 suggestions in the group when I got it.....
     
  2. Mar 1, 2007 #962 of 1039
    minckster

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    If you sit in the group with the message about it being empty, the group will update and fill in. You don't have to back out and re-enter the group. The wait seems interminable but it's probably 10-15 seconds, although I suppose the wait depends on the number of items in your Now Playing List.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2007 #963 of 1039
    SCSIRAID

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    But thats not what happens.... Im on the screen for a show in the suggestions group... I select delete.... I get the message that the group is empty and no longer needed and telling me to back up... no other option is offered... when I back up I am at the top of 'now playing'. I then have to go back into suggestions where it puts me at the next show after the one I deleted.

    Are you suggesting that if I dont back up and just sit there that the message will go away and the list will come back? I will try that and see.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2007 #964 of 1039
    cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    Another weird thing... twice now I've had TiVo tell me that if I did something recordings would be deleted earlier than expected. I have stuff on there from months ago... my TiVo is never close to full. And it never told me that before 8.1.

    I can't remember what I was doing the first time I got the message but it wasn't even something that should have affected disk space!

    Last night at 9:59pm I set "In Case of Emergency" to KUID just as the clock was rolling over and it started to record "Real World" and "Lost". It told me that if I changed the KUID for ICOE that RW and Lost wouldn't record. WHAT?

    Anyway, I Left Arrowed out and went back and did it again and it worked fine.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2007 #965 of 1039
    minckster

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    Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. I've seen the same behavior in other groups too, not just the suggestions folder.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2007 #966 of 1039
    larrs

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    I tried that and it is exactly what happens. At first it tells you the group is empty. If you wait (10 seconds sounds right). It will start filling the programs that are actually there back in and will no longer say the group is empty.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2007 #967 of 1039
    SCSIRAID

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    Cool... I guess Im just too 'anxious'... Thanks
     
  8. Mar 1, 2007 #968 of 1039
    Mishkin

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    I saw the same thing on my BSG recording this week. My signal is also SD (Charter CT) and I'd never had the audio dropout issue I've read about (I did have the missing audio on some channels problem). I haven't noticed any audio dropouts on other programs but all I've watched other than BSG was some episodes of Good Eats.

     
  9. Mar 1, 2007 #969 of 1039
    jwbacher

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    Since the update I have noticed a lot more drop outs on Analog, but I still blame that on TWC. However, I never had issues with the OTA like I do now. That is more annoying than anything else prior to this update. In fact, I had 0 issues (aside from the cable cards which I got rid of).

    Oh well, maybe the CableCard people are happy now and the rest of us are screwed? :confused:
     
  10. Mar 1, 2007 #970 of 1039
    PaulS

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    Same here with my SD recording of BSG this week. First occurrence of audio dropouts I've seen since getting my S3. Content problem, not an S3 problem ?
     
  11. Mar 1, 2007 #971 of 1039
    Darthnice

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    Interestingly enough, I have had minor audio drop outs on BSG with my S2, so I wonder if it actually came from the feed itself, since it sounds like it is across providers (I use Time Warner) and TiVo hardware.
     
  12. Mar 1, 2007 #972 of 1039
    geodon005

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    I will add my thoughts that it is the feed itself; I have Comcast and my recent BG recording had the first audio dropouts I can remember encountering.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2007 #973 of 1039
    Mishkin

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    Sounds like it was the feed, then. Now that I think about it I was watching American Idol last night which also comes in as an SD channel and there were no *TiVo-related* audio anomalies. :p
     
  14. Mar 1, 2007 #974 of 1039
    jeffsinsfo

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    Yes. In my case the error message actually said that the group was no longer needed because there were no further shows in it even though there were 21 shows remaining in the group. When I pressed the left arrow it did, in fact, look like the group and all of its programs were gone. When I scrolled down to the bottom of the now playing list and back up, however, I could see it again.

    Another glitch I noticed last night was my suggestions folder disappearing after I deleted one item in it. I didn't get an error message; it was just gone. Again, scrolling up and down in the guide brought it and all of its contents back.

    Looks like TiVo may have introduced some menu displaying bugs with the recent software update.

     
  15. Mar 1, 2007 #975 of 1039
    phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Are you playing a pre recorded program when you try it?

    I've found, with my 4 different models of TiVo's,
    adding an extra "play" at the beginning of the sequence works every time, without fail.

    Play - Select - Play - Select - 3 - 0 - Select.

    I hit the keys with a rythm, just under a second apart, and don't break the rythm looking for a key, know where they are before you start.

    And remember, if the pre recorded program you are watching has digital audio (I.E. an HD or Digital Cable program), you won't hear the confirmation bings (or the error bongs either).


    phox
     
  16. Mar 1, 2007 #976 of 1039
    SCSIRAID

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    Another thing I noticed different with 8.1 is the behavior when you 'stop' an in progress suggestion recording. 8.0 would stop the recording and discard the partial. 8.1 stops the recording but keeps the partial. You have to delete it manually. I dont remember how Series 2 handled it....
     
  17. Mar 1, 2007 #977 of 1039
    bareyb

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    Yep. This seems an easy one to fix. I expect we'll see this gone in the next service update.
     
  18. Mar 1, 2007 #978 of 1039
    cwoody222

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    Well, I guess we can blame Sci-Fi Channel then. Fwew!
     
  19. Mar 1, 2007 #979 of 1039
    ashu

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    Why would you - you seem to prefer to blame TiVo FIRST all the time ... keep doing that ;)
     
  20. Mar 1, 2007 #980 of 1039
    squiredogs

    squiredogs TiVo'er since 1999

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    I've had 2 straight days with no noticeable problems. I had a new line run to the house, still had bad dropouts and pixelating. I then called comcast, and had then reauthorize the cards over the phone, one at a time, just like during my install. So far, I watched American Idol, some college basketball, and some daytime judge show junk from a low analog channel. About 10 hours. No audio dropouts when surfing the guide.

    Two days ago, I did get a first time wierd bug - I was watching The Tube, and the audio flat out stopped - the picture was still there, no stuttering or hiccups. I changed the channel out & back, and the sound came back. Hasn't happened since.

    Maybe the 8.1 needs a warm-up? Maybe the cablecards crap out every update? TiVo did call my house yesterday, and spoke to my wife. Asked several questions. I'm happy that they are working on it, anyway.
     

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