Software 9.4 just hit my S3…

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

  1. rcr2

    rcr2 It's you, not me.

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    I believe I got the update while I was away, as I turned on the TV and my THD was claiming no input. I checked the cabling and all was OK, so I just hit 'LiveTV' to switch the cable card input and a show came up. I then swapped back and still had 'no input' so I manually changed the channel to something else and suddenly the picture came in.

    Odd, but both tuners seem to be working fine now. I'll have to check to see if the new version came in on it, and if my S3 got it, as well.
     
  2. bigpatky

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    +1 on only 1/2 hour buffer. the bar is an hour in length, with 15 minute increments, but the green recorded buffer is only 1/2 an hour and it shifts within the 1 hour bar.
     
  3. MickeS

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    Might this depend on how much available recording space there is?
     
  4. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    nope. Those are "different" folders then recorded show folders. Since the shows do get deleted from there first when room is needed automatically then "cleaning them up" is just obsessive and not really needed, so why should TiVo spend time on those
     
  5. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    nope, the buffer has not changed at all.
     
  6. d_anders

    d_anders Sr Legacy Member

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    Being able to play a grouping of shows all at once sequentially (aka/similar to save to vcr/recorder a number of shows at a time) has been requested since TiVo's release in 1999/2000. So don't fret, it only took 8-9 years to give us partially what we've been asking for ;).

    Now if we could "create" our own folders and move shows to them (manually or automatically), that would finally deliver on that request.
     
  7. 59er

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    Once you change the KEEP UNTIL date, the program will be moved out of the Suggestions folder.
     
  8. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    Some say it has though?
     
  9. MasterCephus

    MasterCephus New Member

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    So can someone post a list of all the enhancements in this update that is confirmed? I am seeing a lot of stuff that people seem to be saying isn't there...
     
  10. socrplyr

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    All that seems to be confirmed is:
    Plus support for the Tuning Adapter.
     
  11. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    Ihave a TiVo HD with 9.4 now and it is sitting on top of a 240 series 2 with 9.3.

    Both display the live buffer in the exact same way with 30 minutes shown within the context of the current hour.

    If it is recording then it shows the full length of the recording within the context of what is left in the scheduled recording.

    The buffer itself is controlled as an amount of data versus minutes - and then a TiVo indexes the data with time marks it shows you and allows trick play within the last 30 minutes. When you hit record it does however pull up all the data that is in the buffer which is more than 30 minutes.


    I just hit record on a law and order that was on live TV and got about a 45 minute buffer of the show. the earliest 15 minutes were not showing. That was an analog channel.
    On a digital channel I git an additional 9 minutes before what showed in the buffer.
     
  12. MasterCephus

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    So there is no confirmed support for youtube playback?
     
  13. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    The feature I have started using the most is toggle close captioning. IF there is noise in the room I can quickly turn it on.

    but even more useful is the "What did he say??" moments on TV. I toggle on close captioning quickly now and then skip back past the moment and see the text of what did he say. Would have been fun to have this feature for shows like "Meet the Osbournes" with the infamous Ozzy mumble.
     
  14. socrplyr

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    Correct.
    No one (that I know) of knows how it is going to be supported yet either (through tivo desktop or directly from the machine), so it could still be lurking in there to pop up later. I wouldn't get my hopes up though. Although I generally view youtube support as a waste of time for Tivo, but I'm sure many will disagree.
    Josh
     
  15. MickeS

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    I'm looking forward to this toggle feature, since my TV is just a monitor with no tuner or CC built in. I use the TiVo CC sometimes, but I either leave them on all the time or off, it's not conducive to toggling frequently right now.
     
  16. bmgoodman

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    (Reference to hour-long buffer vs. 30 minute buffer)

    OK, not to be chicken little (esp. since I am still on 9.3), but those of you who are NOT seeing the full hour-long green bar in the buffer, did you upgrade your internal hard drive using the "SuperSize" option? I was just wondering if Tivo used any of that area for the new larger buffer? (Remembering that they wanted only non-modified units for their beta test.)

    Of course, someone with more knowledge of the hard drive's partition structure could probably answer this more readily.
     
  17. mchief

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    9.4L6 installed on THD and 9.3 on S2. Transferring an SD program from THD to S2 now. Appears to work fine.

    1 hr (1.6GB) transferred without a problem.

    Also, both tuners show 30 minutes live buffer.
     
  18. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    I have a TiVo HD with stock drive and official ESATA expander plugged in. so all stock from TiVo and 30 minute showing buffer as described in my previous post
     
  19. jrm01

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    My guess is that those who saw the one hour buffer were actually looking at a Suggestion being recorded, not LiveTV.
     
  20. jrm01

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    There are also some new Network Diagnostics under the Settings menu, including a Transfer History.
     

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