Spring Update

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by geekmedic, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Apr 1, 2014 #141 of 208
    aaronwt

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    My HTC phones I've owned on Verizon Wireless have received several Android updates over the years.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2014 #142 of 208
    jcthorne

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    Ok, its Apr 2.....Amazon can tell us we are getting Prime on the Tivo now.....

    Wishful thinking.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2014 #143 of 208
    HenryFarpolo

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    Looks far less likely now with Amazon's press release introducing Fire TV.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CX5P8FC
     
  4. Apr 2, 2014 #144 of 208
    tarheelblue32

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    Ficman

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    Any news on this update flight?
     
  6. Apr 2, 2014 #146 of 208
    spaldingclan

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    Fire TV is no different than the Roku for me (yes it plays games but I have an xbox for gaming)
     
  7. Apr 2, 2014 #147 of 208
    NorthAlabama

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    afaik, just the projected release:
     
  8. Apr 2, 2014 #148 of 208
    Dan203

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    I doubt the Fire TV will have any effect on other platforms. Especially if the TiVo client is already in development as rumors suggest.

    But who knows. I was hoping that with the release of the HTML5 apps platform we'd see an influx of new apps on the TiVo but so far the only new ones we've seen are the cheesy ones in the Opera Store, TWIT and Moviefone. :thumbsdown:

    I want some real apps like Amazon Prime, HBOGo and VUDU.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2014 #149 of 208
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Too bad TiVo didn't partner with Amazon. "Buy a TiVo Roamio, now with Amazon Fire built in!"
     
  10. Apr 2, 2014 #150 of 208
    kbmb

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    Not sure....a company like Amazon tends to be in the loss leader market. Look at the Kindles, they don't make much on them, they are all about getting people to buy from Amazon. With the FireTV, I'm guessing it's another device to get people hooked on Prime mainly. Can't imagine Amazon makes enough money from a $99 device to make a difference on the bottom line.

    Overall I would think Amazon would want their Prime Streaming everywhere possible....Tivo, Apple TV, etc. That way it encourages people to lock into that Prime service. Prime leads to higher spending on Amazon, no doubt. Let's be honest, I don't think anyone views Prime as Videos first, shipping second.....I think most view it as shipping first, Videos nice to have (that is unless they can break through with really great original programming).

    -Kevin
     
  11. Apr 2, 2014 #151 of 208
    tarheelblue32

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    Probably not on Apple TV, as Apple/iTunes is their biggest competitor in the media purchase business.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2014 #152 of 208
    kbmb

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    Actually, with generally lower pricing, I would think Amazon WOULD want their app on the ATV....it would take money away from Apple. I have a feeling it's been Apple up to this point not wanting to allow an Amazon app on the ATV.

    Amazon last year finally opened up Airplay for their iOS app....that's how I stream Prime to my TV since I choose not to have a Roku right now (don't need yet another box....also why I won't for now get a FireTV).

    I like the iTunes ecosystem for a lot of things because I live in an iOS world. I also get at least a 20% discount on everything since all I do is wait for the iTunes cards to go on sale and load up my account with gift money.

    -Kevin
     
  13. Apr 2, 2014 #153 of 208
    jjd416

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    Why does TiVo push updates in groups over many weeks? Every other product I own can be updated as soon as the update is made available. I can't think of any other product that does updates this way. Seems archaic.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2014 #154 of 208
    NorthAlabama

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    i'm just guessing, but i would imagine the decision for "soft" rollouts of software allows time for tivo to identify any undiscovered bugs or negative consequences in the update, and allows them to stop the update before it impacts everyone, if needed.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2014 #155 of 208
    aristoBrat

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    Apple does updates in groups over days for all iOS and OS X devices. But they do give owners the ability to manually update the device before the device notifies them, which I think is your point.

    Maybe it has something to do with TiVo's size. They have 600 employees supporting 4.2 million subscriptions. Imagine a bad update bricking everything at once. :eek:
     
  16. Apr 2, 2014 #156 of 208
    rgr

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    Pretty close is a network problem at TiVo causing everybody to have C133 problems (and significantly reduced functionality) all at once.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Uh, no. Not really close at all. :confused:
     
  19. Apr 2, 2014 #159 of 208
    CloudAtlas

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    You don't work in the tech industry do you? Name a company with a network based service that hasn't had major outages?

    HBO Go is the latest outage. Googles had outages. Amazon AWS goes out a few times a year taking with it other companies services. Netflix has had outages due to it's software and AWS outage. Yahoo and Gmail have outages. Facebook has outages. Twitter has outages. Amazon prime has outages. The $19 billion WhatsApp just recently had an outage. YouTube's had outages. GOogle Drive and Dropbox has outages. Apple iCloud and iTunes has had outages. Verizon and ATT networks have had outages. Cable TV has outages.

    Outages are part of life.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2014 #160 of 208
    crxssi

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    Personally I can deal with an outage every now and then. What I (and many of us) have issue with, is the way the TiVo devices ACT when there is an outage. There are several things that "break" that really shouldn't (like deleting a program, for example!) Plus the last series of outages were kinda really long.

    Welcome to the cloud... oh, except our TiVo settings are NOT backed up to the could... so when the hard drive or unit dies, you lose all your settings, all your preferences, and all your ratings. And the last three too if you upgrade to a new unit :( Hoping some day......
     

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