New TiVo Series 3 Fall 2007 Software Update:

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by GrantParkGuy, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Sep 22, 2007 #61 of 367
    TivoK2

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    Yes - Sorry - Didn't realize I was in the Series 3 forum until after my post.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2007 #62 of 367
    Chico

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    is the issue with the dim front panel display on the S3 fixed?
     
  3. Sep 22, 2007 #63 of 367
    classicsat

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    From their servers. They will basically allow the "enable transfers" to work on MMA, which will then, if checked, send the appropriate service keys to the DVR to enable it.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2007 #64 of 367
    classicsat

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    Why just the S3, why not other TiVos? What makes it so special it can only be integrated with a Crestron system?
     
  5. Sep 22, 2007 #65 of 367
    SCSIRAID

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    To position it as the 'premium' product.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2007 #66 of 367
    classicsat

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    If there were an API to read/write SPs and WLs over the network, I'm sure something would exist by now. The fact is, on unhacked TiVos, there is not. On the other hand, if the Tivo were hacked, one could have access to them with 3rd party software running on the TiVo, serving them to a PC.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2007 #67 of 367
    hummingbird_206

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    I haven't received the update yet :(

    How do I force a connection to try to get the update? The only way I know is to repeat the guided setup...is there another way?
     
  8. Sep 22, 2007 #68 of 367
    George Cifranci

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    From the Main Menu...

    "Messages & Settings"--> "Settings"--> "Phone/Network" and then select "Connect to the Tivo Service Now".

    Doing this doesn't guarantee you are going to get the update. Tivo has to make it available for your DVR to download. Otherwise you will probably just download new guide data. If your Tivo does download the new update, when it is done loading it will say something like "Upon Next Reboot" on the "Phone/Network" page in the "Last Status" field. Otherwise that field will say "Succeeded" which means it connected ok and downloaded guide data or other information.

    I have forced connections a few times on both my Series 3 and Series 2 today and it hasn't downloading the update. I'm not going to worry about it.

    I would try to force a connection a few times, if you don't get it don't worry about it. You will get it eventually. Tivo will be rolling it out over the next few weeks from what one of the Tivo reps posted on here I think.
     
  9. Sep 22, 2007 #69 of 367
    rickfriele

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    This update is rolling to both Series 3 TiVo's and TiVo HD's?
     
  10. Sep 22, 2007 #70 of 367
    nhaigh

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    My S3 still says <name this DVR on tivo.com> in place of its name. I thought this mught have been fixed with this update but it hasn't. Will this affect MRV when it is enabled?
     
  11. Sep 22, 2007 #71 of 367
    hummingbird_206

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    I was able to force the connection on both my S2 and S3, and I didn't get the update on either one. Oh well, guess it'll get to me eventually! Thanks for your help.
     
  12. Sep 22, 2007 #72 of 367
    bkdtv

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    You've got it reversed.

    That will be fixed when MRV is enabled. According to TivoPony, MRV/TTG will be enabled in November.
     
  13. Sep 22, 2007 #73 of 367
    aaronwt

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    What problem. My Three S3 boxes panels are bright.
     
  14. Sep 22, 2007 #74 of 367
    glassonion

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    As riddick21 asked in the very first reply...has the new update helped anyone who had issues with pixelation? Haven't seen any mention of pixelation (change or no change). New menu features are cool and all, but I want a consistent, clear picture. I tried to force a connection but I'm getting a message saying network connection is temporarily unavailable until a scheduled software update at 2 am.

    Guess I have to wait until tomorrow to find out...
     
  15. Sep 22, 2007 #75 of 367
    megazone

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  16. Sep 22, 2007 #76 of 367
    artinsocal

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    Hey guys I just got my Tivo S3 hooked up for the 1st time yesterday and the cable guy came by today to install the cable cards, well after he got it up and working and left and I went to do the setup again, the update downloaded. So I'm wondering if going through the setup actually makes the update happen. Just a thought!
     
  17. Sep 22, 2007 #77 of 367
    cwoody222

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    So no M-Card functionality for the S3?

    I don't notice any UI changes (the prettier icons some reported) on the S3... so did the S2s just get updated to look as nice as the S3s?

    Can't access my S3 via web browser.
     
  18. Sep 23, 2007 #78 of 367
    George Cifranci

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    1. No M-Card functionality for the S3 at least not yet. They are working on it according to the Tivo website...

    http://customersupport.tivo.com/LaunchContent.aspx?CID=bb83ae57-ea46-4162-ab65-4bfde6a851e4

    2. The Series 3 UI really hasn't changed much from the Series 2. I really hope they get around to making the interface a true HD interface.

    3. Can't access your S3 from the web? Unless something has changed I have been able to. I haven't tried recently though.
     
  19. Sep 23, 2007 #79 of 367
    montivette

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    I know my Series 3 is bright when I select bright setting from the menu, but the moment I get out of the menu system with bright selected, it goes back to the dim setting and remains there all the time.

    But at 20' from the seating area I don't think i could read the thing very well even if it stayed at the bright setting anyways so it has not been a major issue or inconvenience to me.
     
  20. Sep 23, 2007 #80 of 367
    c3

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    That's the way it's designed to work. There is a lifetime issue if the display is kept at high brightness level all the time.
     

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