Series 3 Software

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by hglass, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. hglass

    hglass New Member

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    What is the newest ver. (Software)for a series 3 Tivo?
     
  2. Dssturbo1

    Dssturbo1 New Member

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    8.3
     
  3. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    8.3.1-01-2-648 is the current S3 code version
     
  4. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

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    I just had a software update this AM...

    V8.0.1a-01-2-648
     
  5. moxie1617

    moxie1617 Member

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    That's not the latest, expect another.
     
  6. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    That version is almost a year old.

    The Tivo will download 8.3.1 the next time it connects to download guide data, which could be a few days from now.

    If you don't want to wait, open Messages & Settings -> Settings -> Phone & Network and force update ("Connect now") until that screen says "Pending restart." It may take a few of these connections before it downloads the software.

    Once that Phone & Network screen shows "Pending restart," you can force the immediate install by selecting Messages & Settings -> Reboot. The update installation will take up to 90 minutes -- during which the box may not appear to be doing much -- so don't do it when you have important recordings scheduled. Do not interrupt the update in that time or the Tivo may revert back to 8.0.1.
     
  7. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Force a connection.
     
  8. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

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    Just got this Series 3 Tivo on Sunday so it may take awhile to get the current version
     
  9. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Not if you go into Phone and Network settings and connect to the Tivo service.
     
  10. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

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    While at work the software updated to Version 8.3.1-01-2-648

    Now I'm gonna strap on the external drive... bout tyme too
     
  11. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Give the Tivo a few days to finish indexing before you add a second drive.

    Be aware that a number of people have reported problems using the Free Agent Pro 750 for eSATA drive expansion, as noted in the FAQ. It's hit or miss.
     
  12. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

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    Thanks for the advice, will do that... Tried calling Bright House yesterday to have the cable cards paired to the S3 to no avail... Shoulda had the gal connect me to their dispatcher, but what the heck...

    Need to know if there is a signal loss/leakage in the transmission line...

    When that error message appeared yesterday " Poor Signal Quality" I freaked...
     
  13. F4Boy

    F4Boy New Member

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    Had my S3 installed yesterday and I'm also on the old software, 8.0.1a. Had a few reboots and ran guided setup again and now it seems stable, with both tuners working properly, which they weren't after the initial install/guided setup. Looking forward to the new software.

    Other than that, the S3 is wonderful! VERY fast compared to the hr10-250 which always had a slight lag with every button press and extremely slow guide data even after the update. Also, the guide looks beautiful, AND, the BEST remote ever!
    Worth the added cost of the S3 just for the remote. :)
     
  14. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

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    Mine worked well for the first 24 hours... Bought it Sunday last...

    Then the dreaded pixels started to crop up as was the case with the Tivo HD unit...

    Hopefully this second "Fix" will solve this issue it appears all too many are experiencing with both Tivo's...

    If not then I'm going back to DirecTV
     
  15. Thunderclap

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    I hooked the TivoHD up this morning in preparation for Comcast coming out and my unit is currently at version 8.1.7b2-01-2-652. I've been trying to force the upgrade but after a restart it doesn't seem to do anything. I'm connected through the ethernet.

    Thoughts?
     
  16. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    That is the latest version.

    Latest for TivoHD: 8.1.7b2
    Latest for Tivo Series3: 8.3.1
     
  17. Thunderclap

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    Ah. I thought 8.3 was the latest. My bad. Thanks for the info.
     

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