Software 9.4 just hit my S3…

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by kucharsk, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. ASW

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    You might have a dead or dying hard drive. I had one instance with an earlier service update where the update stressed the hard drive enough to kill it. One new HD later and all was well again (even after the service update).
     
  2. ASW

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    I have 2 Tivo S3s and they are both solid with none of the issues you describe.
     
  3. Ziggy86

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    I think that is a great idea.
     
  4. ZeoTiVo

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    TiVoPony justs stated a few posts before yours that some are hardware and others are being investigated.

    It seems TiVo does not believe all the issues to be hardware either. Hopefully others will contact customer support as well with what issues they experience and get another case # on TiVo's radar.
     
  5. LoREvanescence

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    Just wondering if there is anyone here that knows how to, or is willing to modify pytivo to see if we can transfer are own h.264 videos over to our tivo boxes=)
     
  6. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    have no had a chance to look yet since 9.4 hit but here is the forums for pyTiVo http://pytivo.krkeegan.com/.
    The UI for pytivo may be plain but the functionality is in very active development so I bet this is being looked at already
     
  7. acvthree

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    At least some of it appears to be hardware. Also, there appear to be a number of potential causes.

    People have had good luck with attenuators to lower the signal level some. With a particular set of ONTs, people are having very good luck with low pass filters to prevent a problem with MOCA signal interferance.

    You should research those first.

    Al
     
  8. shaown

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    So ... my TivoHD has the 9.4 L6, but definitely still only has the 30 minute live buffer (not 1 hour).
    -Shaown
     
  9. Rdian06

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    Were trying, but so far only one person on the pyTivo forums has reported they have 9.4. So there is a lot of back and forth going on.
     
  10. LoREvanescence

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    That's good to hear. I was just reading over the thread. It looks like a little progress was made but there is still a bit of work to be done. I have 9.4 but don't know pyTiVo enough or the language it is programed in to try to help out.
     
  11. PaulS

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    We're actively working on it over on the pyTivo forums. Not working yet, but making progress...
     
  12. Darthnice

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    To answer my own question, yes it still works.

    I got 9.4 on my THD, but still have 9.3 on my S2s and S3.

    Unfortunately, the S3 is the one in the livingroom where I'd most like to show off the youtube content. It will show up eventually...impatiently waiting :D
     
  13. RoyK

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    TiVo made major changes to MRV between versions 8.x and 9.x. As a result 9.x boxes could not transfer back and forth to earlier version boxes.
     
  14. MickeS

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    Historically, I have gotten software updates pretty quickly, but this one is still not on my S3... grrr... :)
     
  15. MickeS

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    What benefit would there be of doing that? Faster transfers due to smaller file size?
     
  16. CuriousMark

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    And better video quality due to skipping the transcode to MPEG-2
     
  17. PaulS

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    Faster transfers in cases where no transcode is necessary.
    Less CPU utilization on the pyTivo server in cases where no transcode is necessary.
    Reduced disk space usage on the TiVo, since MPEG-4 codecs tend to be more efficient than MPEG-2 codecs.
     
  18. morac

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    Well "technically" 9.4 hasn't been publicly released yet. See TiVoPony's post above.

    If I go to the YouTube screen under 9.3 it says it will be active by August 1st (2 weeks), so one would assume that 9.4 will reach everyone by then.
     
  19. johnf@home

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    It hit both my HDs yesterday. No problems so far. Not that that means much - I didn't see many problems with 9.3a, either.
     
  20. Lenonn

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    9.4 has been on the TiVo HD in my household for a few days, but the Series 3 has not yet updated.
     

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