Software 9.4 just hit my S3…

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

  1. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    Has anyone got an official release version of 9.4 yet, without a letter (i.e, 9.4 instead of 9.4.L6)?
     
  2. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    I think that only happens once the "big switch" is thrown which by the looks of it hasn't happened yet. (I never got even the L6 version as well as many others posting here).
     
  3. lavajunk

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    I have a TivoHD and have made several calls to and heard much of the same things - last time they told me if it happened again after 2 weeks to call back in - its happened a few more times recently - but I haven't called it in yet. Maybe if I do, I'll get the update pushed to me? Is there any benefit in waiting until its available to the general public? Or if I get the "L" beta version, will I get the updated version once it goes out to everyone?
     
  4. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
    ~ Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966)
    ;)
     
  5. lavajunk

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    OK - got it - patience is a virture - I'll keep that in mind and hopefully only deal with another month (or less) of my TivoHD freezing and requiring reboots. But like someone else mentioned -its summertime and up here in the North East it doesn't last too long so TV watching is to a miniumum. Just a pain when you want to catch something quick and your live TV is froze and requires the 5 or 10 (or however long) reboot.

    OK - I"ll patiently wait and continue to reboot.

    By the way - I have been as my friends tell my like a spokesperson for TIVO. I love it and like a lot of people tried to live with the Time Warner DVR when I first got my HDTV. I could not stand it - couldn't even keep it for the discounted price - once you've had TIVO - cable DVRs are just acceptable.
     
  6. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    Still waiting for 9.4
     
  7. socrplyr

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    i wish people would stop whining about this. 9.4 is NOT out yet. It is still in the "testing it to be sure doesn't screw up everyone's machines" phase. It has been said many times that this typically lasts 2 weeks. Guess what... It has only been 9 days since the first report...

    Edit: This was not meant to be directly aimed at jlb. The quote was just an example.
     
  8. cpersson

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    I just bought my tivohd today and will install it this weekend! Do you think I will get the 9.4 version when I do the setup or do "new buyers" have to wait for the general release?

    cheers,
     
  9. patrickinstardom

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    Closed-captioning? Isn't that controlled via the TV? I don't have an HDTV and I have a Series2 TiVo but could someone explain please why the TiVo needs its own closed-captioning toggle? I was under the impression that TVs have the decoder inside them that can be turned on and off. Is this due to the ATSC signal and captioning problems - that the TiVo needs an option for CC?

    Thanks for any info that can be provided.

    ~Patrick
     
  10. Alcatraz

    Alcatraz Occasionally Helpful

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    To be fair, you have to assume they'd at least power it up before shipping. A lot can happen in-transit. Have you seen how delivery drivers handle boxes marked "fragile"? I swear they take it as a challenge sometimes to see how much they can mess with it.
     
  11. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

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    I'm not whining. I am just still waiting. I am excited for it and look forward to it. I did not mean that I was pissed I am still waiting or anything like that. I'm just still waiting. That's all.
     
  12. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    My TV is not technically a TV, it's a monitor, meaning it has no tuner built-in, and no capability to handle CC on its own. I use Tivo's CC to put text on the screen instead.

    Edit, typo
     
  13. yunlin12

    yunlin12 Tivonation Citizen

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    C'mon, just a little whining, as long as it's not blaming Tivo, what's the harm? Besides doesn't a little whining from us "have nots" make the lucky few who already have it feel a bit superior? That's gotta be good for the whole cosmic karma thingy somewhat right?
     
  14. richsadams

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    First off...congrats! But be forewarned, once you go HD you can never go back. ;)

    You can check under the settings, but your new TiVo likely has v8.1x or 8.3x. It will probably upgrade to v9.3 initially and then to v9.4 in a week or two or whenever they begin pushing it nationwide.

    Enjoy! :up:
     
  15. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Ha! Good one...it's cosmic man! :D
     
  16. moyekj

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    If you are using CableCard Tivo then it's the one doing the tuning, not your TV. Also from what I recall HDMI (at least in older specs) doesn't provide a way of passing along Closed Captioning information that can be decoded by your TV. That is reason enough why you need the tuning device to be able to control/display CC data.
     
  17. TivoZorro

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    I set up my Tivo HD on Tuesday. Believe it came with 8.2a or 8.3a and then on the second or third connection it updated to 9.3a.
     
  18. mulscully

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    yeah, just got my second Tivo, unpacked and setup yesterday.. 8.1.7 or something.. after a few forced calls it updated to 9.3.. remember to force a call on any other tivos after it's set up and updated to authorize them for MRV otherwise you will get "No recordings on this DVR"
     
  19. mchief

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    Still 9.4L6. Eat your hearts out

    And let it me known - no freezes since 9.4L6 installed on 7/16
     
  20. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Well, Tivo claims that they'll have the update out to all S3 Tivos by August 1st.

    They better get on it, that's just over a week away.
     

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