Priority List for Spring 2006 Update

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  1. Mar 8, 2006 #1 of 210
    TiVoPony

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    Alviso,...

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    A new software release is ready, the rollout is about to begin, and anybody who want to get it early on their Series2 standalone should visit:

    www.tivo.com/priority

    What will you find?

    * Undelete - if you accidentally delete a favorite show, you can reclaim it. Deleting individual shows is easier as well, and if there's something you really, really want to delete you can delete a show permanently.

    * Improved Suggestions Engine - it's gotten an overhaul. It'll get "dialed-in" to recommending great shows for you much faster than before. If you haven't tried TiVo Suggestions, you should take a look. :)

    * Better Networking Support - yep, additional drivers, better coverage for new adapters.

    Congrats to the Spring 2006 team here at TiVo. It's good stuff. :D

    Cheers,
    Pony
     
  2. Mar 8, 2006 #2 of 210
    jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy!

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    Excellent! Thanks TiVoPony! And good timing too with me just coming back from lunch.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2006 #3 of 210
    DancnDude

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    Way to Go TiVo crew! Yay undelete!
     
  4. Mar 8, 2006 #4 of 210
    RawisTheGameHhH

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    woohoo, signed up. now i will be forcing connects to TiVo to get the new software for the next 3 days!!!
     
  5. Mar 8, 2006 #5 of 210
    Stu_Bee

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    Sounds great!
    One thing I mentioned a long time back was that it be made easier to turn a suggestion into a season pass. Didn't seem like a hard thing to implement, and would be in line with what the whole concept of suggestions was about. (hey, this is pretty good...let me start to record it). Right now you have to back all the way out and search for it by title.
    Currently not a big deal, 'cause all my suggestions aren't very interesting...but if the suggestion engine starts working better, I'd really like this feature (suggestion->season pass)
     
  6. Mar 8, 2006 #6 of 210
    MikeMar

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    Signed by of mine up!
     
  7. Mar 8, 2006 #7 of 210
    lajohn27

    lajohn27 Fanboi.. So what?

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    Forced connections just put an unneccessary burden on TIVO's servers.

    It was explained previously on these forums that the list of priority requests is assembled every 24 hours and placed in the queue for the download.. which means that it may well be 48 hours before the download is even there and waiting for download.

    Be patient and let your TIVO do its business. You'll get the update just as fast as if you had forced connections every 3 hours non-stop.

    J
     
  8. Mar 8, 2006 #8 of 210
    ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    actually the poster would get the update fatser THAN IF he had done forced updates. Since, as you said, forcing updates just bogs the servers down for no reason since the list for machines to update is usually not in place until late at night before the TiVos generally call in
     
  9. Mar 8, 2006 #9 of 210
    Atomike

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    Yay! I truly do appreciate all that Tivo does to make its product better & better. I, however, would like to see a better rollout for these updates. I signed up for the last update a day or two after it was announced. I got the update yesterday. Literally yesterday. I tried out the new games, and theyr'e really fun. Hopefully this one won't take so long.
    Anyway, thank you Tivo for the updates. Even if they take awhile to get, I think they're almost always worthwhile.

    :up: :up: :up:
     
  10. Mar 8, 2006 #10 of 210
    TiVoStephen

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    Atomike, sorry that you had a bad experience. We finished the previous rollout quite a while back, so I'm a bit mystified about how you only got it yesterday. Are you sure? Can you e-mail me (estephen@tivo.com) your 15-digit TiVo Service Number?

    When we investigate cases of people not getting an update when they request it via the priority form, 99% of the time it's because they mis-entered their TSN. So, everyone, please double-check!

    Everyone, one thing that Pony didn't mention: Please note that we're at the VERY beginning of this rollout, so if signups are robust it's possible that not everyone who signs up on the priority list will get it right away. I'll report here if signups run longer than three business days.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2006 #11 of 210
    Killer69

    Killer69 Free Your Inner TiVo

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    This is the message that I received when I signed up:


    "Thanks!

    Your information has been received. Please allow up to three business days for you to receive the new software.

    TiVo.com"

    Question: Will it be on my machine in 3 days or do I have to wait until spring? :confused:
     
  12. Mar 8, 2006 #12 of 210
    Test

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    simple thing for that, i just copy and paste the TSN from "manage my account" on tivo.com...........never use to be able to do that (it didnt like the dashes), nice change...good work, it made signing up my 6 TSN's alot easier and faster
     
  13. Mar 8, 2006 #13 of 210
    HDTiVo

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    which would be 13 days.
    :rolleyes:
     
  14. Mar 8, 2006 #14 of 210
    dcomiskey

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    I'm in a pissy mood today, so I apologize in advance if all I'm doing today is complaining. But, honestly, these improvements don't interest me whatsoever. Give me real-time channel changing and I will be forever happy.
     
  15. Mar 8, 2006 #15 of 210
    ZeoTiVo

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    thanks to Dan203 for providing TiVo the javascript for that :up:
     
  16. Mar 8, 2006 #16 of 210
    HookedOnTivo

    HookedOnTivo This is my title

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    TivoPony, TivoOpsMgr:

    Will this update fix the problem where recordings are ending early if the box has gone a long period of time without a reboot?
     
  17. Mar 8, 2006 #17 of 210
    TiVoStephen

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    Note that installing a software update forces a reboot. :)
     
  18. Mar 8, 2006 #18 of 210
    jordanz

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    *sniff* yet another cool feature us DirecTivo people will never get. :mad:
     
  19. Mar 8, 2006 #19 of 210
    RawisTheGameHhH

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    Instead, DirecTivo users get The Zipper and other cool scripts that do not work on standalone series 2 TiVo's
     
  20. Mar 8, 2006 #20 of 210
    RawisTheGameHhH

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    The key words in that phrase is "UP TO." In the past when I have been on the priority list, it only took 24 to 36 hours at the most.
     

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