why 8.1.7 and not 8.3

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by mulscully, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. mulscully

    mulscully Member

    May 31, 2003
    Malvern, Pa


    anyone have any idea why tivo would have used 8.1.7 for the THD and not the 8.3 version..
  2. GoHokies!

    GoHokies! O2->CO2 Converter

    Sep 21, 2005
    They did the same thing with the S3 when it came out. The THD "branch" came off the code tree before 8.3 was released, and devloped seperately. The next undate that comes out for both should get them on a common baseline again.
  3. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    DC Metro Area
    The 8.1.x software TivoHD has most of the new features found in 8.3.x.

    As far as I can tell, it is only missing the indexing changes. It still indexes and searches every channel in your OTA and cable lineups, regardless of whether or not you actually receive them. It hides the results for channels that you have removed but it still searches them.

    With 8.3.x, only the data for the channels you have checked is indexed and searched. This dramatically improves responsiveness with the guide and searches.
  4. Globular

    Globular No time to hack

    Jun 9, 2004
    Groton, MA USA
    Don't forget the eSATA in 8.3! That will be nice for THDs.
  5. d_anders

    d_anders Sr Legacy Member

    Oct 12, 2000
    Twin Cities...


    Before they merge the branches....they absolutely need to resolve the stablization issues with the TiVOHD branch first before merging them back as well.

    I am sure that they are referencing and using a lot of the pixelation/macroblocking code that they developed with the original S3 updates.

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