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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by kucharsk, Jul 15, 2008.
That's how it's always worked with the live buffer.
Then it's senility onset. But I am certain that the Sonys could never do this; buffer is flushed the instant of channel change. Haven't done much offset recording with S3, so wasn't sure about buffer - 2 tuners.
If you are watching LiveTV and a scheduled recording forces a channel change the buffer you are watching is still there. No change.
If you press Record button while watching LiVe TV you will very likely get more that the Live buffer tacked on the beginning. No change.
Sun rose in the East today. No change, although it did freeze slightly at the horizon. Probably a 9.4 bug.
I don't know about the Sony's, but I know that my Series 2 and 3 always flush the buffer if I change the channel on the same tuner manually during live TV, however if the change is due to a scheduled recording starting, it will NOT flush the buffer.
That is correct and it is also frustrating. Never could understand why it couldn't be maintained even on a manual channel change. Several times I've been watching live buffer and meant to hit Instant Replay and got the "1" button by mistake, wiping out my buffer.
"Freeze slightly at the horizon" or locked up because of Verizon?
At least my post generated a list of contacts to PM if I want to know further capabilities of S3. True they can also do laundry?
FWIW Sony buffer is straightforward. Up to 90 minutes, all displayed; never crosses program ends/beginnings; lost with manual or scheduled channel changes. Many halves of football games vanished through accidental button pushes. So much for timing a Sunday afternoon.
Well, my experience with 3 days of 9.4 on my S3 is definitely much worse than the previous software version in terms of pixelation, jitters and short video lockups on HD channels. This is very frustrating....even my family is like "what's wrong with Tivo?"
Even watching "live TV" on HD channels is fraught with video problems. Very unfortunate...just in time for the Olympics too.
One more reboot before I call support....
Hit clear right away before the # hits.
I understand why you would want this, and I too want many more "geeky" things (e.g. free space indicator, though I think that's really far from geeky)..
But it would CONFUSE THE HELL out of real people if they COULD NOT CHANGE THE CHANNEL (as far as they are concerned) unless they were all the way caught up to real time.
Thanks. Never thought of that.
Not my suggestion. Just maintain the buffer thru the change, multiple channels within the buffer. But that would probably be confusing also. I think as a priority request it should be somewhere in the 150-200 range.
It might not be the S3. I just got 9 new HD channels in my area (Comcast) and immediately noticed bizarre problems with them at times including stuttering, short video freezes, loss of audio and pixelation. I might have blamed my S3 since there were no corrected or uncorrected errors on the channels, but the same exact problems show up on my cable box so it's a broadcast problem (at least in my area).
In some areas Comcast is getting more capacity for HD channels by transmitting 3 HD channels per QAM instead of 2. I wonder if that is what is happening to you.
I know in my area some of the Comcast HD channels are 3 per QAM. But the only problems I have noted are more pixelation/macroblocking. Some channels have a noticeable difference when I compare it to the FIOS channel.
But I haven't seen any freezing, stuttering, or loss of audio from Comcast.
Software 9.4 just hit my S3 and TivoPlayList stopped working. It worked immediately prior AFAICT and now I get a "Load Error: Check IP Address and/or Login information". So then I try accessing my S3 using IE
and I get "Can't find server". Next I go to Tivo's Network Diags and see a "Port Configuration Test: Failed" which says to make a Tivo Service connection and try again but still it say "Failed"
Is there something else I can try? Some place on the Tivo where I have to Enable the "web server" built-in to it?
p.s. I just check my Account settings online and tivo.com says Transfers are still enabled for this machine.
Had some really interesting wierdness happen this week. I have season passes for Last Comic Standing and America's Got Talent (both on the NBC HD station). The AGT vegas results showed up in the now playing list under LCS, and the LCS finale showed up under AGT (and was recorded at 3am instead of the regular time). Fortunately it recorded both shows in their entirety despite swapping the filing/labeling.
The recording history showed that the LCS finale in its original time slot was not recorded because someone in our household modified the season pass. Nobody made any changes, so I don't know where it got that from!
This might be a dumb question, but have you tried rebooting your S3? Occasionally the web server in mine seems to stop responding like that and a reboot fixes it.
Ha, ha! I just came back here to say, "Well I just tried rebooting and it worked!"
That Port Configuration Test still shows Failed but I don't care.
Thanks for replying windracer.
Both tests, Port Config test and DNS test are Succeeded on my Series 3.
Any news on 9.4 on series 2?
It is fairly unlikely 9.4 will appear on the S2. Version 9.4 makes use of a number of hardware features not available on the S2. I expect the S2 may have its development capped, and all you may see is bug fixes or upgrades which accommodate things like DTV adapters. Certainly at the very least I expect the development stream has branched, since S2 will need the DTV adapters while the S3s don't need them and couldn't use them if they did, and the S2s don't have H.264 decoders.
Sometimes it's the simple things ... Glad I could help.