New TiVo 8.1 Software Update Available !!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TivoLaddie, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Nov 18, 2006 #81 of 192

    VanGoghLikesTivo New Member

    Jan 18, 2005


    I just got the update on my Humax DRT400 DVD Tivo. Overall, it is much faster than before. The Humax is still not as fast as my TiVo S2 model, but it is greatly improved from the last version of the software. For example, the Humax is slower than my other Tivo S2 when bringing up the main menu, Now Playing lists, etc.

    There are also some bugs in the 8.1 software. For example, when playing a program from the program details screen, then hitting left from watching the program, you still see the "Play" item for a few seconds before its changed to "Resume Playing." IF you hit select before it changes, then you start over from the beginning instead of where you were in the program. Also, in Now Playing, if you delete an item and move the cursor while it has the "X" beside it, when the item is deleted, the selection changes again. This creates problems when deleting multiple entries.

    Hopefully TiVo will continue to improve on the software.
  2. Nov 19, 2006 #82 of 192

    elzicord New Member

    Jun 21, 2002
    Has anyone else had a problem with 8.1 breaking MRV? One of my TiVos got 8.1 last night and now it can no longer see my other TiVos on the network, nor can they see it. (In other words, the 8.1 TiVo has no little DVR icons at the bottom of its Now Playing and the other TiVos have icons for each other, but not for the 8.1 TiVo.)

    The network adaptor is definitely working - I successfully forced a service connection, and was also able to stream music and see photos from my computer. It just seems to be the Tivo-to-TiVo connections that are messed up. I also doublechecked my settings at the TiVo website and all the TiVos have the box checked to allow transfers.

    Anybody else experience this problem or have any idea how to fix it?
  3. Nov 19, 2006 #83 of 192

    tivogurl New Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    Got the update. My S2DT no longer allows pass-through of video when put on standby. The TV is black (no live tv) unless the tivo is turned on and live tv is selected.
  4. Nov 19, 2006 #84 of 192

    duh869 New Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    I put my tivo (s22dt) on standby and my tv would not play live tv. its black. to watch tv tivo needs to be on...
  5. Nov 19, 2006 #85 of 192

    Bimwad Member

    Jul 4, 2005


    565 - Toshiba DVD burner
  6. Nov 19, 2006 #86 of 192

    xStainDx New Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    WPA network security,

    Thank You TiVo!!! About Freaking Time! :up: :D
  7. Nov 19, 2006 #87 of 192

    Double-Tap Alien Hunter

    Apr 18, 2002
    U.S. Midwest
    Now it's too fast. Just kidding. Working much better.
  8. Nov 19, 2006 #88 of 192

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    I've noticed one thing about 8.1 and MRV -- when I brought over a program yesterday, the program information listing showed that the program was recorded off channel "7-0" instead of channel 7.
  9. Nov 19, 2006 #89 of 192
    Pab Sungenis

    Pab Sungenis Member

    Apr 13, 2002
    Vineland, NJ
    Hmmm. Interesting.

    8.0 on the S3 was designed to use digital television channel numbers like 7-1 and so on. 7-0 would be equivalent to NTSC channel 7. 8.1 on the S2 is the same basic codebase.

    This is obviously a glitch or bug of some kind, but it might be a hint that they are somehow preparing (with 8.x) for the S2's to eventually receive MRV from S3's.
  10. Nov 19, 2006 #90 of 192

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    We've known for months that this release is part of the merging of the S3 and S2 code base. I don't think it hints at any type of MRV support since they will be sharing a single code base. They will have the ability to turn these things on/off so it doesn't affect their ability to use the same code base.
  11. Nov 19, 2006 #91 of 192

    bicker bUU

    Nov 9, 2003
    Just to be clear, this was only evident while I am reviewing the program information details on my Pioneer box for programs in the Now Playing list on my Humax. I'm not sure if it works the other way 'round, and once the program is transferred onto the Pioneer box, I the artifact does goes away (I just see that it was recorded on Channel "7"). What's interesting is that neither as it is transferring, nor after the transfer has stopped, does it say that the program came from my Humax DVR. I thought it used to specifically indicate a transferred recording. :confused:
  12. Nov 19, 2006 #92 of 192

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I noticed when picking a program to record off of the 'grid guide', and after confirming that recording, the Tivo returns to the grid guide and highlights a show at the top of the grid...not the one I just asked it to record.

    Before the update this did not happen. It always returned to the grid guide highlighting the show I just asked it to record.

    Not a major issue...just annoying.
  13. Nov 19, 2006 #93 of 192

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    Got the update and went to record a football game today from the guide, hit record, did record this episode then got the new feature to pad right there

    LOVE that, great feature :)
  14. Nov 19, 2006 #94 of 192

    mportuesi As seen on TV

    Nov 10, 2002
    Here's a new bug in 8.1:

    Folders on. Go into "Now Playing", then into "Suggestions". Scroll down a few pages.

    Hit select on a show to view its details. Hit Left Arrow to go back to the Suggestions list.

    Tivo returns to the top of the suggestions list, not at the program you just inspected. So now you've lost your place, and have to page through the list again.

    I'm impressed at Tivo's ability to deliver new bugs with each round of fixes for the old ones.
  15. Nov 19, 2006 #95 of 192

    spongebob626 New Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    this software is even worse than the previous version, my tivo was slow before, nw its locking up on the now playing list screen. Its about time I trash my tivo's and get something else.
  16. Nov 19, 2006 #96 of 192
    Mike Farrington

    Mike Farrington Lost Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    I was just about to post about this, I found it last night after my upgrade.

    Working in any subfolder with multiple pages, go into an item's description (on any page but the first page). Then hit the left arrow to go back. The highlight retains its relativfe position in the list (ie, 6th item on the screen), however it always jumps you back to the 1st page. When managing large folders, it's infuriating!!!

    Until this is fixed, you can no longer dive in and out of item descriptions. You must page down while in the description if you don't want to lose your place. This is going to be insufferable when trying to find the right recipe on my 100+ episodes of Food 911.

    This, and the pausing bug after bringing the guide up!!! I can't imagine these things weren't noticed in Beta (if this went through proper beta). I hope they didn't determine that we could live with these bugs!! Was this all so we could get a half-assed WPA implementation?
  17. Nov 19, 2006 #97 of 192

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    It would be nice if TiVo would do a release that focused on fixing the user interface bugs. They seem to be growing by the minute.
  18. Nov 19, 2006 #98 of 192

    mportuesi As seen on TV

    Nov 10, 2002

    I found the bug within an hour of receiving the upgrade. I'm amazed someone didn't find it sooner. Or maybe someone did find it, and Tivo figured shipping the bug was OK.
  19. Nov 19, 2006 #99 of 192

    E94Allen New Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    TiVoPony did say that there will be small update this year then big update next year. I assume that small update will be for fixing bugs found in 8.1
  20. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    To be fair, I think both their developers have been working hard on this.

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