Software 9.4 just hit my S3…

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

  1. 59er

    59er TiVotee

    Mar 27, 2008
    New York, NY


    As far as closed captioning goes, I HATE that my HDTV cannot handle closed captioning my TiVo's output, but (fortunately) the TiVO HD will do it for me. I just wish it could be closed captioned on Mute automatically, but the quicker toggle will at least simplify things for me.
  2. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    Aug 31, 2003
    I prefer this one:

    To understand recursion you first have to understand recursion. :cool:
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    There is a problem with the captioning standards under HD, and as a result, most HDTVs can't properly decipher the caption signal on an HD feed. To get around this mess, almost all HD "boxes" have the ability to handle the captions themselves, and pass them on to the HD TV. By "boxes", I mean anything that actually handles the HD signal--which could be an HD TiVO, a cableco HD DVR, even a cableco HD box.

    These devices typically have a caption on/off setting. And in some boxes, it's pretty easy, and in others it ain't. The two HD TiVo units were not that great; it took several clicks to toggle, and it required leaving the broadcast (or recording) temporarily while it toggled.

    With 9.4, you can toggle captions with half the clicks, and you no longer have to leave the picture for a menu. HUGE improvement. :up:

    Clear as mud?
  4. hddude55

    hddude55 New Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    ... I am now on 10.0 and it's beyond spectacular. Every conceivable problem has been fixed in this earth-shattering release. I believe I will be one of the few customers on 10.0 until the Winter update six months from now. I hope the rest of you can be satisfied with the modest changes in 9.4 until 10.0 rolls out to the unwashed masses in February 2009.
  5. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003


    I actually thought the TiVo HD/S3 was bad with regards to toggling CC until I saw a Motorola cable box. To toggle CC on that you have to turn the box off (yes off) and then go into a special menu to toggle it and then turn the box back on and then go back to whatever channel you were watching. Compared to that the S3/HD is great even without 9.4. :D
  6. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    Glad to hear that things are going well. Your new TiVo probably came with v8.3 since they jumped from v8.1x to 8.3x. Enjoy and keep us posted on how things go. :up:
  7. lavajunk

    lavajunk New Member

    Oct 5, 2005
    Anyone with the 9.4 upgrade have any luck with their cable company and getting access to 2 way communications, such as on-demand or Switched Digital Video (SDV)? I have Time Warner, Rochester NY and they have been adding a lot of HD channels on SDV, so I can't access them via my Tivo HD.

    If 9.4 fixes the picture freezes - it will be good. The ability to watch all those SDV channels would be excellent!!!

    Any updates on the two way communications and the ability to watch the SDV channels?
  8. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Depends on the software running on the Motorola box. With Passport Echo software it was very easy to toggle CC on/off - better than the pre-9.4 Tivo implementation.
  9. jrm01

    jrm01 New Member

    Oct 17, 2003
    9.4 ain't goin' to solve this alone. Try checking out the 1,750 post on this thread:

    Or the 450 posts on this one:
  10. Duke

    Duke Member

    May 6, 2000
    does it also insure world peace?
  11. Hawkeye22

    Hawkeye22 New Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    I've been getting random reboots since this came out. I never had this issue with 9.3. It usually seems to happen when I'm navigating the menus.

    TivoHD w/ DVR Expander
  12. gamo62

    gamo62 Member

    Oct 12, 2002
    Spend less time waving it in others faces. And more on your "spealling."
  13. gamo62

    gamo62 Member

    Oct 12, 2002

    No. But it allows you to pre-purchase gas online at $2.47 a gallon!
  14. Alcatraz

    Alcatraz Occasionally Helpful

    Nov 22, 2000
  15. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    yah but they broke it all with 11.1.b7 and that new "what's for dinner?" online grocery suggestion feature.
  16. djwilso

    djwilso Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks for that. Got a good laugh out of it. :D

    -- Dennis
  17. chuvak

    chuvak Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    I'm still waiting impatiently for my update. A few days ago I told my friend who doesn't follow things as much as I do about it, and now he's gotten the update, but I'm still waiting... Sigh... Seven more days at most I guess.
  18. pomerlp

    pomerlp New Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    Force calls. Do one every 30 minutes.

    Let me know when it arrives.:D

    Just kidding, but I have done that some times. Updates to me are always highly anticipated and once you get it you forget about it a day later. At least that's how it works for me.
  19. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    Atlanta, GA

    Is your machine not working properly?

    Mine is doing just fine with 9.3a. In a way, I'm curious as to how my unit will respond to an update, but not really anxious for it to happen. Sitting on 2 TB of shows and my units have been victimized before by these updates. It's no fun when the update essentially kills(or corrupts) your hard drive(s).

    Actually, my anxiety begins after the update is loaded, and I'm waiting to see if the Tivo boots, completely to Tivo Central. For a percentage, it won't.
  20. chuvak

    chuvak Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    My Series 3 is working fine. I'm just looking forward to trying out YouTube and I'm a sucker for having everything up to date.

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