Summer Update?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by El Maestro, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. El Maestro

    El Maestro Active Member

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    Hi,

    I feel like the last couple of years at this time we either had or were talking about a summer software update (I think)? Any word on when/if anything is in the works?
     
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Be careful what you ask for. ;)
     
  3. joewom

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    been very quite on updates since the buyout!
     
  4. El Maestro

    El Maestro Active Member

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    ^ Yeah, I thought so. This makes me nervous.
     
  5. lessd

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    I did not think the buyout has happen yet, am I incorrect ?
     
  6. JoeKustra

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  7. NashGuy

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    We Roamio owners got significant updates back in Q1 with SkipMode, HBO Go, an updated (better?) Hulu app, and channel logos in the program guide. TiVo may decide that's enough for this year, particularly if a new high-end model TiVo rolls out to join Bolt, fully relegating Roamio to "last gen" status.

    Honestly, in terms of core DVR functionality, I'm not sure what more we might ever expect from TiVo, other than bug fixes. We'll probably continue to see random updates to streaming apps, or totally new ones, here and there but it doesn't seem like those are necessarily packaged in as part of a "seasonal" update.
     
  8. lew

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    We're not sure if an update will be required to fix the Comcast mp4 problem or required as per the change in guide data from Gracenote to Rovi.

    We're no expecting any new features.
     
  9. JoeKustra

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    It's certainly not like it used to be. If you follow the forum Suggestion Avenue, there isn't much activity anymore. Most requests have either been done or will never be done. This is not to say that there aren't things that could use improvement. Better wireless is an example. A better remote comes to mind also.
     
  10. Joe01880

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    Other than voice control what needs to be improved on the Roamio Pro Slide remote? I rather like the two I have....

    Sent from my LG G4 using Tapatalk.
     
  11. JoeKustra

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    A regular Roamio remote has a nasty tendency to revert to IR commands. If you have a Roamio with a clear front view and only one box visible you may never notice. Mine sits behind a barrier and does not respond to IR commands. It's a minor irritation but has been noted by others.

    Fixing the wireless would be a higher priority for me. But that's a really hard thing to do (and support).
     
  12. NashGuy

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    Is that something that could even be addressed via software patch? Or are you talking about TiVo rolling out updated hardware to address the IR problem?
     
  13. JoeKustra

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    I really don't know. My patch is to block IR and live with it. I have five remotes in RF mode, two in IR mode. I manage. It's not a problem when watching a recording, but my cable is encrypted so I need the box to view real time TV. Being retired I do it a lot.

    Like I said, let me run a Mini from the internal wireless. I need to use an ASUS in media bridge mode now.
     
  14. El Maestro

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    It isn't so much that I'm expecting new features (I own a Roamio Pro and 2 minis); it's more that since I bought mine in November of 2013, Tivo has released regular software updates a few times a year on a kind-of-regular schedule. These updates sometimes introduced new features, but they would always fix bugs/clean things up so that the system would get a little better/snappier each time. The Roamio I own now is a significantly better piece of equipment than the one I bought because of this. While I agree that there isn't probably much to add, even this short thread shows some of the issues still to be fixed.

    It seems as if the cycle might be broken and I'm hoping that it's not EOL for the Roamio Pro (seems early for that, but I'm not an industry expert) or that whatever company Tivo will become/become part of isn't abandoning the whole project anytime soon.
     
  15. BigJimOutlaw

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    I don't know if Rovi data needs a new software release, but if it does then it should happen within the next 3 weeks.

    There's also the potential for new hardware (fall?), which comes with software that others eventually get too... assuming there isn't an EOL.
     
  16. NashGuy

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    Where's the slide from the last quarterly call showing TiVo's current priorities? They had "new UI" or something like that on the list. I wonder if that's just for upcoming hardware (like MSO partner boxes) or if it's something we'll see rolled out to Bolt?
     
  17. DigitalDawn

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    I could easily see Skipmode going away.
     
  18. chicagobrownblue

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    I think it is more likely that they may start charging for Skipmode and I will probably pay. The current TiVo software works very well and keeps TiVo in a league by itself as a premium DVR. I'm in the camp of if it isn't broke, don't fix it.
     
  19. El Maestro

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    I too would pay for Skip. Amazing feature that completely changes our viewing experience; I'm very worried about its future.
     
  20. thyname

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    Why would we have to pay extra for Skip? Aren't we already paying for TiVo service? Skip is part of the fees that we are paying, and I see it as a competitive feature in the highly competitive DVR market to justify the cost. It is called "competitive advantage".

    Why are you guys freaking out on the Skip feature being removed? I have not read anything about removing it, and why would they remove it or charge extra?
     

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