Software 9.4 just hit my S3…

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

  1. Jul 15, 2008 #41 of 392
    richsadams

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    Sorry to hear that the most recent software upgrade caused your TiVo to give up. AFAIK, yours is the first on v9.4x, but upgrades are historically notorious for causing problems for some. (Usually only a few, but v9.3x caused more issues than normal.)

    You could give a couple of TiVo's built in diagnostic/repair programs called Kickstarts a try. Otherwise, it sounds like a new hard drive may be in your future.

    If the Kickstarts don't cut it a DIY hard drive upgrade using Instant Cake is probably the least expensive and your lifetime sub will continue intact.
     
  2. Jul 15, 2008 #42 of 392
    Philtho

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    I always use the guide button to quickly jump out of whatever it is I am watching and get right to the TV station with the guide showing. With these new changes it sounds like if I'm watching something pre-recorded or get lost in a menu, and I hit the guide button, the guide will just show up and wont let me automatically jump to live TV.

    Is there a way to disable this? It is something I am very used to and if I hit guide, I WANT TO be jumped out of what I'm watching.

    I don't know if this is a silly request, am I the only one who has gotten used to doing this? I can't handle change! Thats why I stuck with TiVo for the past decade!

    I would also like to know if HDMI handshaking has been improved. I've been using component because for whatever reason the TiVo takes around 5 seconds to do a handshake. None of my other HDMI devices do this, they instantly switch over and display video and sound.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2008 #43 of 392
    kmill14

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    Zatz,

    Did you confirm if a new TiVo Desktop version is coming out as well? It does not appear that this Summer Release helps support YouTube in any way by itself (or Amazon HD downloads for that matter).
     
  4. Jul 15, 2008 #44 of 392
    moyekj

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    You can still do what you want but now in 2 steps instead of 1: Live TV, Guide (or define a remote macro to do it in 1 step if you use a macro capable remote)
    Personally I hardly ever want to watch Live TV so this new default suits me much better. As a bonus one can now schedule recordings from the guide without ever interrupting recorded playback.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2008 #45 of 392
    davezatz

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    I didn't ask. I *suspect* the core technology needed to power YouTube-direct-to-TiVo is in this update (without requiring a Desktop update). I also *suspect* TiVo make an announcement when they're ready to flip the switch.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2008 #46 of 392
    steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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  7. Jul 15, 2008 #47 of 392
    c3

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  8. Jul 15, 2008 #48 of 392
    morac

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    I'm really surprised they implemented since a number of people have been asking for this for a long time. I had given up hope that they would do this so I am pleasantly surprised that they did.

    That and the browse guide and any time are the two features I like best.
     
  9. Jul 15, 2008 #49 of 392
    Donbadabon

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    Check your buffer too. It should have increased from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2008 #50 of 392
    MickeS

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    Awesome. But I hope that means they fixed the live buffer bug otherwise I will end up with half hour shows that might take up 3x the amount of space that's necessary... ;)
     
  11. Jul 15, 2008 #51 of 392
    webin

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    That's a welcome change... I always wondered why there was no interface to see what thumbs you'd handed out.... even back in the Series 1 days. For a while (when I was more anal about this sort of thing), I actually tried writing down everything I rated.
     
  12. Jul 15, 2008 #52 of 392
    tevoisseur

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    I like the play folder feature. I just wish that it would have downloaded for me.
     
  13. Jul 15, 2008 #53 of 392
    Deanq4

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    wow, did not see that coming!

    hope they fixed the freezing issue
     
  14. Jul 15, 2008 #54 of 392
    tevoisseur

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    I'm not sure that this is a good thing. Now, it would seem that my already small drive on Tivo HD would clear out shows that I have not watched yet.

     
  15. Jul 15, 2008 #55 of 392
    Donbadabon

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    No worries. The buffer will never erase something you've recorded.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2008 #56 of 392
    tevoisseur

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    true, but won't that mean that I have less space to allocate for the shows that 'I' want to record?

     
  17. Jul 15, 2008 #57 of 392
    moyekj

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    Where does that information come from? Something I missed?
     
  18. Jul 15, 2008 #58 of 392
    bigpatky

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    i saw that the update was waiting for a restart, so i did a restart. it powered up and said it was getting ready to install an update. after a few minutes, my tv acted like there was nothing connected through the hdmi port. it's been 2 hours and my tivo box is still flashing green and i get nothing on the tv. i don't want to unplug my tivo while it is doing an update so i'm waiting on hold with tivo tech support. sounds like they're busy tonight. anyone have any advice? (it's a tivo hd, not series 3.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2008 #59 of 392
    erick0305

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    I didn't recieve it yet. I am on 9.3a is it sent day by day?
     
  20. Jul 15, 2008 #60 of 392
    TrueTurbo

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    I had the 'flashing green light' and blank screen after I rebooted my TiVoHD once. It will never move out of that state unless you take action. In my case, I did just unplug it and wait a handful of seconds. When I plugged the power back in, it powered up and updated itself fine, just like normal. :D
     

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