Series 3 + FreeAgent Pro = no 9.4?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by AbMagFab, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Aug 7, 2008 #161 of 189
    Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

    Oct 22, 2006


    Most intelligent quote in this thread.

    It blows my mind that we live in such a whiny society that someone could possibly rant on for that long because they can't get YouTube on their television.

    awww...and your whole post was deleted. :(
  2. Aug 7, 2008 #162 of 189

    JWThiers Smartypants

    Apr 12, 2005
    Cocoa, Florida
    I wish I had seen that post, seeing as it was deleted and from your quote I bet it was a beaut.
  3. Aug 7, 2008 #163 of 189

    JFR0317 New Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Just got 9.4, and everything seems to be working fine - FAP750 and all.
  4. Aug 7, 2008 #164 of 189

    Jobius New Member

    Oct 17, 2000
    I have a 750GB FAP, and I got the pop-up warning of reliability problems. The first time I saw such a problem was over the July 4 holiday, when I returned from out of town to find that the TiVo had been sitting for several days waiting for me to "reattach" my drive. Since then, I had one other power outage, and found I had to disconnect the drive, power it down, and reconnect it before TiVo would recognize it.

    I noticed just last night that an HD program I was trying to FF through at 3x was slogging, playing back at about 1x but without audio. I don't know if that's a drive performance issue.

    Just now, I got another brief power hit, TiVo rebooted, and it's now installing a service update (9.4, I assume). I'm hoping it still will accept the FAP when it's done, but I'm looking for alternative drives now.

    Update: service update installed, FAP still functional.
  5. Aug 7, 2008 #165 of 189

    DocNo Member

    Oct 10, 2001
    Bristow, VA


    I pointed out he was a f**l twice and also pointed out he was whining like a petulant child. Apparently that wasn't good enough for the mods :confused:

    I also pointed out that he could stop trashing TivoPony's character since the software rolled out to everyone, even those of use with FAP's. I reminded him that rollouts have always been staged, and that Tivo has more subscribers and thus it isn't unreasonable to expect things to take longer.

    Finally I reminded him that the external SATA port is UNSUPPORTED. Tivo didn't have to point out that there were problems with the FAP, they didn't have to roll out software to the FAP users - heck, as ZeoTivo pointed out they could have just shut it off for all the problems there were. But they didn't. They actually provided support for an unsupported feature - and even put up with people with unrealistic expectations.

    Unfortunately for some people it's never enough - sigh....
  6. Aug 7, 2008 #166 of 189
    Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

    Oct 22, 2006
  7. Aug 7, 2008 #167 of 189

    JWThiers Smartypants

    Apr 12, 2005
    Cocoa, Florida
    That doesn't sound too bad to me. No worse than when in the underground forum when someone wants to know how to get their tivo to control an FTA reciever. the only thing that tivo gives guide data for that an FTA reciever can recieve is dishnetwork so they are promptly told that that would be theft of service and the mud flies. but I digress...
  8. Aug 8, 2008 #168 of 189

    fred2 Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Well, so far, FAP750 and Tivo 9.4 are still working. I watched my first YouTube - the duet from the Pearl Fishers. Audio quality okay, video not so great.
  9. Aug 8, 2008 #169 of 189

    mtuckman New Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Just upgraded to 9.4 and my FAP is still working. Haven't checked out the YouTube videos yet though.

    And as far as the FAP and the problems with it, I plan on swapping it out but I don't see any reason to do so as long as it is still working...
  10. Aug 8, 2008 #170 of 189

    blicken New Member

    Nov 25, 2001
    Just checked my S3, and the update downloaded today, so I forced a restart. I never thought it would take too long to come down. I'm about to move all my stuff, so not needing the external drive is going to be really useful in the new apartment, plus I can reuse it now for other media storage.
  11. Aug 8, 2008 #171 of 189

    toddc New Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Near Boston
    I got 9.4 last night and my 750 MB FAP is working just fine.
    Nice new additions to the software.
    Interesting that I have 5 TiVos and the one with the 750 MB FAP is the only one with 9.4 so far.

    So much for all the worrying.
  12. Aug 8, 2008 #172 of 189

    masterwick Member

    Feb 10, 2006
    9.4 + FAP is working just fine for me. Thanks for all the fun.
  13. Aug 8, 2008 #173 of 189

    ctcraig New Member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Chandler Az
    Got the 9.4 update and after a small scare when it said it didnt' see my FAP, another restart fixed all. 9.4 and YouTube.

    Thanks Tivo!

  14. Aug 8, 2008 #174 of 189

    donaudio Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    I got 9.4 today and Tivo said my external drive was not working. This is an FAP 750 that has been fine for over one year. Did a hard restart twice and got the same message. Then I unplugged both the Tivo and the FAP, waited a minute or two, plugged the FAP back in and then the Tivo. The Tivo then upgraded with no problems to 9.4. Hope it stays that way. Don
  15. Aug 8, 2008 #175 of 189

    MichaelK Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    seems maybe that's the problem with the FAP's - this unrecognized problem at reboots?

    I had the same thing.
  16. Aug 8, 2008 #176 of 189

    DocNo Member

    Oct 10, 2001
    Bristow, VA
    It's probably your cable. Until I trimmed my eSATA cable, I would get this problem - even before 9.4.

    My issue is, my pixilation and micro-blocking is getting worse :( I've actually had the video freeze and the audio continue to play - I would have to ffw or jump back to get the video moving again :(

    I originally thought I was going to be able to get by with the FAP, but now I'm going to head over to the hard drive threads and pick out a 1TB drive to consolidate my internal and FAP onto :p
  17. Aug 9, 2008 #177 of 189

    Gregor Wear Your Mask! TCF Club

    Feb 18, 2002
    It's more than that. Lots of errors reported while the drive is up and running.
  18. Aug 9, 2008 #178 of 189

    Sadara huh?

    Sep 27, 2006
    Wichita, KS
  19. MJedi

    MJedi Member

    Jun 17, 2002
    I got 9.4 on my S3+FAP on Friday, while I was at work, and the wife said the S3 rebooted itself in the middle of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. :eek: Gave me a scare because she said heard a clicking sound coming from it a few moments earlier, and it showing the "Acquiring channel info" when she turned it on. I ready to buy a TiVo HD right then and there. A few minutes later it came back up and continued recording. So far, so good. Only issues I've seen is the occasional pixelation/frame skips for the Olympic games I've recorded. Not sure if it's because these recordings are 4 and 8 hours long. I haven't watched regular SD shows and shorter HD shows yet. So is this a symptom of the unreliability of the FAP on 9.4?
  20. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

    May 21, 2004
    The showing "Acquiring channel info" with pinwheel for awhile after reboot is normal with cablecards if you try and view live TV.

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