TivoHD software update

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mph005, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    If you had the problem with a non tivo box it couldn't hurt getting it fixed. It cold be outside wiring has water in it.

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  2. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Don't be so sure. Eliminating signal problems has been the cure for many of the pixilation problems we have seen here.
     
  3. jmpage2

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  4. mchief

    mchief Morey

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    Received a TivoHDDVR at 12:30 Pm from CC. Called Comcast and the tech arrived at 3PM - I know, this ain't right.

    In his hand he had two SA cards. Put first one in slot 1 and M-Card. He had no idea. Explained that only need 1 M-Card in slot one.

    Of course after calling in numbers, encrypted channels didn't work. Sent him on his way and called the head end guy who had helped me get the cable card working in the TV. He had not heard of the new HD DVR and was suprised that the M-Card would work both tuners. He fixed the problem in about 3 minutes and asked me to check both tuners. Both worked fine - as advertised. He was thrilled that one card would work a Tivo - explained that the S3 would not work until software was upgraded, or at least that was the last I heard.
     
  5. mchief

    mchief Morey

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    I'm in Alexandria, VA
     
  6. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    M-Cards will certainly improve the install issues. One less card for installers to mess up is always a good thing.
     
  7. jmpage2

    jmpage2 Active Member

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    I'm still chomping at the bit to get an M-card in my Comcast area, they are still sort of fumbling around trying to figure out how to do it.
     
  8. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! A job well done. :up:

    I'm holding off on replacing our S2's with TiVo HD's until the bugs are worked out. I'd be interested to know how your reception is with the M-card...any issues with macroblocking, audio, etc.? Thanks for posting!
     
  9. mchief

    mchief Morey

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    I saw less macroblocking and audio dropouts that the SA8300 that I'm taking back tomorrow. Watched about 6 hours of varous TV both SD and HD and only had a few seconds of problems. PQ was qreat, at least as good as the 8300.
     
  10. aenima99x

    aenima99x New Member

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    I've got +8db and 36-37 snr at my Tivo and I have fairly regular pixelation and audio loss. I don't think signal problems are the issue.
     
  11. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

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    Are you getting those #s from a cable STB or did TiVo add new information to the diagnostic screen for TiVoHD? My S3 doesn't have that information or I couldn't find them.
     
  12. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    Good to hear. It may be that an M-card is the way to go. Did you happen to notice what brand it was?
     
  13. MacBandit

    MacBandit New Member

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    Not that I have to say this to any of you but I've had absolutely no pixilation or macroblocking with my to Moto cards.
     
  14. richsadams

    richsadams Well-Known Member

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    "Oh S.A. ...you've got some 'splainin to do!"
     
  15. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    Well, now we have another update - 8.1.7b2
     
  16. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Where have you been the last few days? :)
     

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