Software 9.4 just hit my S3…

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

  1. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    For the purposes of this feature, things like "HBO" and "MSNBC" are also considered call signs. You can find any channel with it.
     
  2. erick0305

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    Got the update this morning. All seems to be well. I have yet to experience any video freezes or jumping during a resolution change.
     
  3. randywalters

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    This morning when i turned on my TV and AVR i got the message that i now have the Summer 2008 Update, but i wasn't getting any audio either of my S3's tuners. So i switched the TV to the other HDMI input and got audio from my Cable DVR. When i switched back to other HDMI input i was now getting audio from my Tivo so it must have been a glitch when it restarted while i was sleeping. The lack of audio scared me for a moment, but everything seems to be working fine now.
     
  4. erick0305

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    Randy saw you had a cablebox to. Are the both connected? If so how? I thinking about having both.
     
  5. mb2k

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    I am missing something then. The message says bring up program guide, hit enter and select "Find by ....." There's no such selection when I hit enter, just the guide menu where you pic guide style, filter, etc. Strange.
     
  6. George Cifranci

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    Hmmm... The call sign search should be at the very top after you press Enter on the Program Guide.
     
  7. mb2k

    mb2k New Member

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    got it, see what I was missing now. and the feature is the best of the bunch.
     
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    It's kind of an odd location -- it doesn't really fit there -- but I guess they had nowhere else to put it.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2008 #309 of 392
    bareyb

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    Has anyone posted that the "30 Second Skip, Static image Video Lag" problem has been fixed!?! :eek:


    YAY!!!!! 30 Second Skip works properly again!!! No more Static image on the screen while skipping commercials using 30 second skip. I know there will be plenty of people happy to hear it. Thank you TiVo! :up::up::up:
     
  10. Aug 1, 2008 #310 of 392
    JimWall

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    My two S3's and HD both got the update this week. No problems. Each as 1 GB WD internal and one S3 has 1 TB WD external.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2008 #311 of 392
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

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    Something I noticed last night with the new update that I haven't seen mentioned yet.

    Closed Captioning now works if you have the on-screen clock (S-P-S-9-S) turned on! No more will I have to turn off my clock to see what the heck "that guy" was mumbling! :up::up::up:

    WOO HOO!!!
     
  12. Aug 1, 2008 #312 of 392
    lessd

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    Does your clock stay on if CC is on ?? mine goes off when CC is in use, than goes back on when I stop CC.
     
  13. Aug 1, 2008 #313 of 392
    doconeill

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    Both of my HD units updated last night, including the one with a 750GB internal drive. No problems noticed yet.

    I noticed the "Delete all in folder" option doesn't work on the Deleted Items folder, not that it matters much.

    The "Play all in folder" is going to come in VERY useful for the 3 year old and Backyardigans... :) If only I could create a custom folder with a variety of items in it...

    Interestingly, several days BEFORE the upgrade, transfers between my units got weird - one of them (connected to a wireless bridge) would take about 30 seconds longer than usual to start a transfer (after which it seems to go normal speed), but the other (tivo wireless G adapter) would sit there practically forever on the "Please wait" screen...never had the patience to wait it out and power-cycled to get it back. Checked out everything to no avail. Hopefully the upgrade will have reset whatever the issue was as well...
     
  14. Aug 1, 2008 #314 of 392
    randywalters

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    Both are connected via HDMI to a Geffen 2x2 HDMI switcher/splitter, which is connected to one of the TV's HDMI inputs. I have macros programmed into my MX500 Learning Remote to handle switching back and forth between the two DVRs. It all works very seamlessly - switching from one to the other with just one button press.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2008 #315 of 392
    EvilMidniteBombr

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    The clock stayed on the screen the whole time. I'll verify that tonight after I get home from work. Though for me, even if it did turn off the clock while captions were on it wouldn't be a big deal. Now if I relied on CC all the time and the clock disappears, it would be a downer.

    Have you tried the S-P-S-9-S while the captions are on? I used to leave my captions on and toggle them with the S-P-S-9-S trick. It could be that I may have turned the clock on/off while captions were on screen. IIRC, last night I wanted to read what someone said and I turned off the clock and turned on the CC. I think I turned off CC then reactivated the clock. Maybe this has something to do with getting CC to work with the S-P-S-9-S clock trick. I dunno. Also, I only watched recorded shows, I don't know what it does with live TV.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2008 #316 of 392
    richsadams

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    Excellent news! :up: I noticed that during 2x or 3x FF on HD programming that the picture will freeze momentarily at various points (with no rhyme or reason) making it hard to know when the program will to resume. I hope that gets fixed.

    Plus call me crazy for not always using the 30 second skip, but I actually like to see the commercials while they FF to catch anything interesting. Most are mediocre to painful, but there are some gems now and then that I'll stop and watch. E-trades' baby spot always makes us laugh out loud. Sooo OT. :rolleyes:

    EDIT: Out of curiosity I just checked our THD and Series3 and both received the update last night. Everything appears normal for both units (the S3 has a 1TB internal hard drive and looks to be working fine.) Woo hoo! Plus no more freeze frames while FF. Double woo hoo! :D Time to check out the other goodies...
     
  17. Aug 1, 2008 #317 of 392
    telcoman

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    I received the 9.4 update on both S3's this morning. I'm confused about your reference to the clock? I see the time on the banner but the clock disappears when the banner goes off after a few seconds.
    I would like to see a time display on the front of the Tivo.

    Telcoman
     
  18. Aug 1, 2008 #318 of 392
    MickeS

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    The clock he's talking about is a hidden feature, like 30 sec skip. It can be activated by pressing Select - Play - Select - 9 - Select while watching live TV or playing back a recorded show. See http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=122090
     
  19. Aug 1, 2008 #319 of 392
    richsadams

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    FYI, for anyone that has a Seagate Free Agent Pro (AKA FAP) eSATA drive connected to their TiVo Series3 or TiVo HD and experiences problems after receiving v9.4, here is a note from the TiVo HD Freeze thread from TiVo Jerry:

    Also this...

     
  20. Aug 1, 2008 #320 of 392
    morac

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    I'm seeing a minor issue with trickplay and 9.4. When I'm playing back a program and I'm about 90% finished (i.e. 25 minutes through a 30 minute program), then if I use 2 or 3x fast forward and then press play, there is about a 2 second pause before playback continues. This pause does not occur if I'm still within the first 90% of the program. This is 100% reproducible by me.

    I've also had two instances when playing an Amazon Unbox download (same video) that using trick play caused the video to freeze and the TiVo to stop accepting remote commands for about 10 to 15 seconds. After that it comes back to life and all is well. I haven't been able to reproduce this.
     

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