Software 9.4 just hit my S3…

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

  1. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001


    I'm not sure how useful this is. In the Tivo Suggestions, you see things you've given thumbs to that show up in the upcoming guide data. So I'm not sure when/why you'd want to look at the entire list.

    Also, there is some VERY strange text truncation there.

    It seems to me like it's truncated with an ellipsis at the same 'column' width as when you're normally looking through the guide (or maybe it's in the main Tivo Suggestions screen).. so WAY less of the screen is taken up than could be.

    Also, you can't 'enter' an item here... or maybe you can for things that actually do show up in the guide data, making it more confusing...

    As for the new play/delete a folder -- I think the delete a folder is scary too -- but someone else said it confirms (unlike regular delete a show)...

    and now you can't tell what is recording on the currently selected folder since it shows the play icon rather than the recording icon.. it should composite them.
  2. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I have not used this 'delete a folder' feature, but I *STRONGLY* suspect that it *will* remove it from all folders -- since all folders have always been 'virtual'.

    The recording only exists in one place, and the 'folders' have been really just logical groupings.

    (I actually think it's kind of sad that the delete confirmation had to mention that it would delete it from all folders... but I guess the idea of these folders being 'virtual' is too geeky for most people.)
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    It does ask for a confirmation, which took care of my concerns. And in the confirmation it warns that the shows will be removed from ALL groups.
  4. tlc

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    You could mod pyTivo to pass MPEG-4 and see what happens...
  5. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    Fairfax, VA


    It'll start showing up on boxes tomorrow. The H.264 decoding is all done on the TiVo, no PC required.
  6. mrdazzo7

    mrdazzo7 Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    TivoJerry, thanks for mentioning this... Just out of curisousity, does this go for just the HD, or the S3 as well? My S3 is more or less unusable now and I was hoping with this new software update, I'd be OK, but I'm still having the problem and I'm getting worried that it won't be fixed soon. Thanks for any updates you have
  7. tlc

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    I think I just spotted something new. I was watching live tv (with no recordings going on) when it was time for a recording.

    The popup gave the choice (roughly)
    Let Tivo change the channel on the OTHER TUNER
    Do not change channel, cancel recording​

    It wasn't the "OTHER TUNER" before, right?
  8. hunts

    hunts Member

    Oct 4, 2006

    Any word if this fixes the S3 lock up problem when plugged into a coax connection?
  9. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

    May 26, 2001
    It's always been that way.
  10. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Yes but I had more than 30 minutes of buffer last night.
  11. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

    Jun 19, 2007
    Salem, MA
    Well, TiVo Desktp 2.6.2 came out today. I was hoping it would let me transfer a .mp4 video file directly to my TiVo, but it it is still converting to mpeg-2=\
  12. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    I have seen that on my S2 DT boxes at 9.3
  13. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

    Jun 19, 2007
    Salem, MA
    Well, I just noticed some UI changes in parts of 9.4. For example tune to a channel that doesn't exist, or unplug your cable for a second.

    The searching for signal banner is entirely redesigned. It now is black, with a nice 3d look. And the TiVo logo Glows on it. Very cool and Sleek.

    Different messages interfaces through out 9.4 have this new look. For example the one that tells you a video has stopped because it hasn't downloaded / transferred enough yet or one telling you that you are playing all the videos in a group.


    Just wanted to add, when these new message boxes are over video, such as a video that is loading. They are glassy and transparent. You can see the video through them=)
  14. analog4

    analog4 New Member

    Aug 1, 2003
    To go forward 24 hours - I got to the Guide and hit "Advance".

    But where is that button (is it on the remote or on the screen)?
  15. vstone

    vstone Active Member

    May 11, 2002
    My S3 has done this at least onec on 9.3.
  16. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

    Oct 14, 2005
    its the 30 second skip button. the replay button goes back a day.
  17. TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Ex-Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

    Jul 26, 2005
    Woodside, CA
    Sorry to say but that symptom was determined to be a hardware issue. We brought in several units and confirmed.

    Disconnecting the RF input was just a red herring. Without a live feed, the disk had much less work to do and would appear to function "normally". There's been a lot of cross-talk on the boards with this symptom and the HD Video Freeze on the 652 platform, so it's easy to see why some people, including a few of our agents, might think that a SW update was aimed at resolving that issue. I've tried my best in numerous threads to separate the issues and clarify the situation, but my posts have had limited effectiveness in that regard.
  18. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Is there any plan to fix this lock up problem, has it been fixed in the newer hardware ?
  19. PaulS

    PaulS Active Member

    Sep 16, 2002
    Southern NH
    Is this a hardware issue with a few defective units shipped to TiVo for diagnosis, or is it an issue with all shipped/shipping S3's ?
  20. RoyK

    RoyK New Member

    Oct 22, 2004
    SW VA
    So what assurances can be given that units in the sales pipeline now do not have that hardware problem? I sure don't want to buy one, experience the problem, and then be told that my new unit will be replaced with a refurb and I have to pay shipping....

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