Software 9.4 just hit my S3…

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

  1. Jul 15, 2008 #61 of 392

    bigpatky Member

    Apr 22, 2008


    hmm...i just got a hold of tech support. i explained everything and the guy said he hadn't heard of it before. he put me on hold to find out if anyone else had. he'll probably end up telling me to do exactly what you did.

    edit: the guy finally told me to power cycle. i did it and the update installed without any issues. i'm enjoying the update although it's not a lot that i notice.
  2. Jul 15, 2008 #62 of 392
    George Cifranci

    George Cifranci TiVo Bolt 500GB - TE4 UI

    Jan 30, 2003
    Based on the numbering of the software release they are in the early stages of rolling it out. They will send it to a few boxes to see how it goes and then roll it out to more people if it works out ok. So you may or may not see it for a while.
  3. Jul 15, 2008 #63 of 392

    erick0305 New Member

    Jul 7, 2008
    That sucks. It is not much of an update but I am looking forward to deleting my whole delete folder at once and looking at the channel guide during a recording. That was the only two things I didn't like about my TIVO HD.
  4. Jul 15, 2008 #64 of 392

    etz New Member

    Sep 8, 2006
    I wonder if you can undelete an entire folder at once after you accidentally delete it.
  5. Jul 15, 2008 #65 of 392

    mdedmon New Member

    Nov 9, 2005


    PLEASE tell me that this update is also for the series 2. Anyone know? Mine currently is running 9.31.

  6. Jul 15, 2008 #66 of 392

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

    Jan 13, 2005
  7. Jul 15, 2008 #67 of 392

    richsadams Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    As George mentions, yes upgrades are sent throughout the day and in a graduated fashion which allows TiVo to gauge any issues based on support calls. The first two weeks are usually slow going. After two weeks a new priority page usually appears as well. Once they are confident that things are "stable" the flood gates are opened. IIRC TiVoStephen (or was it Jerry?) noted that upgrades are sent Monday through Thursday but not on Saturday and Sunday. Once you receive the upgrade TiVo will automatically reboot and install it at 2 a.m. local time. If you note "Pending Restart" on this screen or this screen, you can reboot it and it will install immediately.
  8. Jul 15, 2008 #68 of 392

    socrplyr Active Member

    Jul 19, 2006
  9. Jul 15, 2008 #69 of 392

    Roderigo New Member

    Mar 11, 2002
    Brookdale, CA
    Unlikely this one's going to get fixed, at that's how tivo boxes have worked *forever*
  10. Jul 15, 2008 #70 of 392

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    It actually changed with the introduction of the S3. They are using different sized blocks now, so you may see much longer recordings than you use to years ago when recording from live tv.
  11. Jul 15, 2008 #71 of 392

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

    Mar 5, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    I see it right on my screen. The live buffer covers 1 full hour.
  12. Jul 15, 2008 #72 of 392

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Are you referring to the problem that can occur for *any* group (as far as I can tell) if Now Playing is sorted by date for example, and then you delete the newest show? Then when you get back to the group it thinks it's empty?

    This is a really annoying bug, but I think it's because "Now Playing" has been essentially resorted, since the newest item isn't there anymore, but the 'current display' still thinks that's where you are...

    at least that's how I see it, anthropomorphizing the Tivo.
  13. Jul 15, 2008 #73 of 392

    Roderigo New Member

    Mar 11, 2002
    Brookdale, CA
    Ok - that's true... I wasn't precise enough in my post... This has been the way things have worked forever, but it's much more noticeable when recording SD on an HD capable tivo box since they use larger block sizes (designed for HD content). What would have been 2-3 minutes before the start of a recording can now be 20 minutes of a low-bandwidth SD recording. Hmm. I wonder how much Music Choice you'd get (since I think those channels are the lowest bandwidth ones on my cable system).
  14. Jul 15, 2008 #74 of 392

    MickeS Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    They most certainly have not (as I explained in the thread).
  15. Jul 15, 2008 #75 of 392

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2006
    Interesting. Is that for SD channel, HD channel or regardless? (and I assume on both tuners?)
  16. Jul 15, 2008 #76 of 392

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    *Delete a Folder
    Delete an entire folder of programs with a single button press. Highlight a folder and press CLEAR to delete the entire folder.

    This actually scares me quite a bit. I have a few folders with LOTS of recordings; my "2.5 Men" has 43 at the moment. And if I accidentally hit CLEAR while on that folder, I lose 43 recordings? (1) Do I have to recover them one at a time? (2) What if it overflows my RD Folder, and I permanently lose some of them?

    This appears to be a dangerous concept. I've gone on delete rampages before, and it's not that hard to open a Folder, and just keep clicking Clear. I'd rather do that 10-15 times, than accidentally lose a recording.

    One of my S3s is reloading now. I'm looking forward to the many improvements--one hour buffer, almost instant caption toggling, guide browsing & quick time advancement, etc. Thanks TiVo! :up::up:
  17. Jul 15, 2008 #77 of 392

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    1 hour buffer for SD and HD on each tuner.

    I got it for my TiVo HD but not my Series 3 yet.
  18. Jul 15, 2008 #78 of 392

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    They had already improved the interface a bit: it used to be that you had to go through the main menu to get to the CC settings, until they made the CC menu available through Info. And it sounds like it could still use improvement, if you can toggle CC "directly from Info", but not with a single button press, as on most CC-capable devices. But I guess they don't have any spare buttons lying around on the remotes, so this may be as good as it gets.

    There's no way to "overflow" the RD folder, so that's not an issue. I expect they might ask for confirmation on folder deletes, too. Can anyone with 9.4 comment?
  19. Jul 15, 2008 #79 of 392

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    I don't believe that's true. As I recall, I've always been able to access CC through the info screen. And I use CCs all the time, so I think I would remember if it were more difficult to access them at some point in time.
  20. Jul 15, 2008 #80 of 392

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    It took 18 minutes for my S3 to completely reload & reboot.

    A few comments...

    * Captions do toggle on the Info screen, but it doesn't instantly clear itself. When you toggle, you either have to press Clear, or wait for it to time-out. I will guess 99.98% of the time when you toggle captions you will want to instantly go back to your show. They should have made it clear & return. (But I'm appreciative of the improvement!)

    * Pressing Info in the past has always made captions disappear. Still does. But if you toggle captions on, they will start appearing instantly, even before the info screen times out. :up:

    * When you press Live TV to switch between your two tuners, there is an extra banner flicker that wasn't there before.

    * The day advance using the guide is FANTASTIC. I do this manually all the time; this will be a real time-saver.

    * Can't confirm the one hour buffer, as it's only been about 15 minutes so far. But this was a much needed tweak.

    Several of these updates are clearly intended to bring some old-line TiVo functions more inline with cable DVR functions.

    When I mentioned this update to my wife (her S3 hasn't rec'd it yet), she asked about the details. Most of it is no biggie to her, but when I mentioned the "View Guide while watching a recording", she said "Finally!". One of her biggest complaints. And one of the things that never bothered me. One man's ceiling is another man's floor.

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