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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by stevo1569, Jul 10, 2010.
Does the TiVo remote control the cat, tpoo?
For what it's worth, the menu speeds that video shows is what I've been seeing since sometime last weekend, right around the same time others here had been reporting that they got the update. In fact, it was so big of a change that I assumed that I had gotten it. I am still on 14.4 as of right now, though, which makes me think that the speed increase people are seeing isn't so much firmware related, as perhaps some kind of network update they did on the servers that stuff is served from. Maybe they got FiOS with the symmetrical upload.
Funny enough, I was one of the last to get 14.4 but now one of the first to get 14.5.
The speeds I'm getting are similar as in the video with the exception that my initial home screen is also almost instantly. I have the feeling 14.5 is going to make a lot of people happy
Like many others, I've been running the old SD menus on my Premieres not so much because of the speed, but because they are stable. I'm very pleased to hear that the HDUI is snappier with the update, but nobody has really commented on it's stability? For those of you with 14.5, does the Premiere seem better in this regard since the update?
I think since 14.4 most people have had little if any problems with stability so unless they made it worse there is little to say.
Interesting. I guess I hadn't really been keeping up with things. If this is true, I'll probably switch over to the HDUI. I've always preferred the new interface, but I was getting all sorts of spontaneous lock-ups and rebooting before. It's good to know they addressed these issues with 14.4. If 14.5 does indeed make the user experience even better, it sounds like TiVo might finally have a somewhat solid product on their hands.
Thanks for that meaningless and useless noise
Interestingly enough, the ONLY time I had a stability issue was a single freezing event while I was on 14.4. Even that event I contributed to the massive lineup change that TWC had just implemented in my area. Other than that, never had any issues...
I haven't had any stability issues with my new Premier running 14.4, but I did get disgusted with the sluggish UI, and recently, looking for answers, found folks saying the SD interface was faster. They weren't kidding! It is the difference between driving to work on a glacier versus driving a Lamborghini. If I happen to notice I get the 14.5 version pushed, I'll try the HD interface again, but the current incarnation of HD is totally unusable.
Sorry I can't resist replying to that...
Most of what you find in general is nonsense (and I'm probably adding to it here by replying...)
That being said, this is still, IMHO, one of the best sites on the internet to find ACTUAL INFORMATION about Tivo, but, as with all internet message boards, the signal to noise ratio leaves a lot to be desired.
I was one of the first to get 14.5 and shortly after, received the email with a link to the survey. I haven't seen too many problems with stability since I bought the box 4 months ago. People, please do not reply to survey saying that you are happy with the performance! It is certainly usable now but still a far cry from the performance of the SD UI. There is no excuse for the poor performance of the HDUI. The fact that they asked a number of questions about the satisfaction of the performance of the 14.5 software suggests to me they (TiVo) think it's good enough now. That's pretty troubling to me as new features always consume resources that lead to reduced performance.
The Internet is a great invention but it affords companies this horrid business model of delivering unfinished products with the promise of finishing it with software updates. This is probably why TiVo are falling behind. They can't concentrate on the next product because they spend so much time finishing the currently shipping product. Oh well, I still have my fingers crossed that TiVo will do right by us but I'm not as confident as I once was.
Just want to say that if you force a connection and you get new software, on your network screen it should say pending restart. You don't need to force a connection and then reboot to see if you have new software.
Hey CRXSSI, just wanted to let you know, STILL no 14.5 update. I'll keep you posted.<lol>
I am sure you grew up as one of those annoying kids that kept poking other people when they asked you to stop and thought it was just so funny and amusing to irritate others.
So it looks like there was (possibly) a single batch of 14.5 over a week ago, and a survey sent to those that got it. But judging from the lack of input on this thread, I'm wondering if the update is continuing to roll out.
Has anyone got the 14.5 update in the last couple days?
That's a statement, not a question and since you're "sure", then I'll just let you know still no update for me.
So I guess I got the 14.5 update, just checked, I must of gotten it a week ago cause I did get the survey too and I answered it. I blasted them and said they were a crappy company for selling a POS product. I've been having major problems with the Tivo rebooting. I'm a little forgiving about it but my wife was pissed off cause it would interupt her watching TV. Every time you fast forward anything, in 5 minutes it would stutter and then freeze completely. So she resorted to just watching all the commercials and never pausing in fear of crashing the Tivo. Boy was she pissed that I sold our perfectly good S3 on ebay to get the premiere XL. Thinking it was a hardware issue, I did disconnect all the wires and removed the cable card. The Tivo worked fine, didn't crash when fast forwarded. They gave me that whole get an attenuator BS because by SNR DBI was 37 and it should be 33-34, whatever, this is the same cable card that was in my S3 for 2 years and it worked fine. So with this new update. I have not experienced a crash yet. The menus are slow still and clunky but when I fast forward through shows, it doesn't crash after 5 minutes. I tried to make it crash but so far so good.
I know for the future, I will not be buying a new model Tivo until at least a year until it comes out. Living with a crashing DVR for a month was not worth the hassle and still I'm scared that at any moment the problem can arise, it sucks that every time I pick up the remote to do the 30 sec skip, I get a fear in my heart..haha.....
Never mind... it's now working the way it was
Mine does the same except it still appears on the main menu after a few extra seconds.
But once it caches it the same ads show up even a few minutes later but instantly this time even on the main menu.
It seems it now loads after the actual menus and not before. So I can start navigating what I want and not wait on the ads. So if there are "new" ads to be downloaded they wait until after the menu displays. But once they are downloaded and cached as "fresh" they show up instantly with the menu. Not a bad change at all.