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Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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reply to telcodad

Re: [TiVo] TiVo "Series 5" Info

Just hope it doesn't doom the rest of us who use Series 4


GTFan

join:2004-12-03

The analog tuners in the S4 have nothing to do with the waiver for the S5s, they're not going disable analog support for old boxes in software.



Mike Wolf

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not talking about the analog tuners in the S4. I'm referring to the overall existence of the S5 and them discontinuing advancement in software development of new features for the S4 since the S5 would then be their flagship and their primary focus of attention.
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GTFan

join:2004-12-03

Um you know that this happens all the time with any tech vendor, right? Same with the S3s, and the S2 before it...

But in this case since the S4 was way underpowered from the get go, upgrading to the S5s (which will be able to run the HDUI without making you go get a sandwich while it does stuff) will be a no-brainer for a lot of folks.

Yes, that's sad.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
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I've had no problems with the HDUI since they optimized the software and enabled the second core on the processor. Only issues I have now is the Netflix not working right and the truncated program data.
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GTFan

join:2004-12-03

There are still many occasions where my Elite goes out to lunch at times in the HDUI, and all of the net apps are WAY too slow.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
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Mmm gotta say the Xfinity app works great, same with the Web Video Launchpad, to bring the thread back on point.
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telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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said by telcodad:

Dave Zatz has a blog entry on his Zatz Not Funny! blog site today, on the upcoming TiVo "Series 5" models, that he considers to be "a living document of TiVo’s next generation DVR lineup that we’ll continue to update through the TiVo Series 5 launch.":

TiVo Series 5
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - June 28, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-06/tivo-series-5/

The details for the new Series 5 TiVos, the "Roamio" line, have now been announced:

TiVo’s Diverse ‘Roamio’ Lineup Could Appeal To TV Power Users & Cord-Cutters
Out-Of-Home Streaming Coming This Fall To New, Higher-End DVR Models and TiVo Stream

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - August 19, 2013
»www.multichannel.com/distributio···s/145036

EDIT:
TiVo Press Release: »pr.tivo.com/press-releases/ohhh-···-1044272

On TiVo's website: »www.tivo.com/shop/roamio


telcodad

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FYI - An item on the Zatz Not Funny! blog site today about the new TiVo Roamio 6-tuner models having issues with CableCARDs that have older firmware versions in them, saying that most of those cases are occurring in "certain Comcast regions running Cisco/Scientific Atlanta gear ..."

This appears to be those Comcast SA/Cisco markets that are still waiting for the S26 guide update: »Re: New Guides for SA/Cisco Areas (Info from Ted Hodgins Blog)

Outdated CableCARDs Limit TiVo Roamio Tuning Capabilities
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - August 27, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-08/out···ilities/

Expand your moderator at work


Mike Wolf

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Re: [TiVo] TiVo "Series 5" Info

Actually some of the customers DO have the PKEY1.5.2_F.p.3001 firmware rolled out along side the S26 guide update and are still seeing the problem such as generaltso and andyf »www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sh···t9786341. According to TiVo Comcast may need to roll out new firmware on their cards again. »www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sh···t=507973
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telcodad

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Series 4 TiVos are still being supported

FYI - An item on the Zatz Not Funny! blog site yesterday about a Fall Update that will be rolled out soon to TiVo Premiere models:

The TiVo Premiere Fall Update Cometh
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - October 15, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-10/tiv···-cometh/

quote:
Fear not, TiVo Premiere owners… as our platform hasn’t yet been abandoned. And, within the next few weeks, the Fall Update will begin rolling out — bringing a variety of bug fixes, a far more usable Netflix app, Wishlists in HD, and dynamic tuner allocation for a better TiVo Mini experience.


Mike Wolf

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awesome. hope its better then the last one....


GTFan

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But half of Xfinity Tivo customers will still not get VOD apparently...



Mike Wolf

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that's news to me. Isn't that more of Comcast's fault? I mean every Premieres are capable of the VOD service, it's the cable provider that needs to flag the account to authorize it or whatever.
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GTFan

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Tivo and Comcast mutually decided to halt the deployment of VOD after about half of the pop was done. ATL is in the non-VOD half.



telcodad

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said by GTFan:

But half of Xfinity Tivo customers will still not get VOD apparently...

said by Mike Wolf:

that's news to me. Isn't that more of Comcast's fault? I mean every Premieres are capable of the VOD service, it's the cable provider that needs to flag the account to authorize it or whatever.

said by GTFan:

Tivo and Comcast mutually decided to halt the deployment of VOD after about half of the pop was done. ATL is in the non-VOD half.

Yeah, see this previous post of mine in this thread for details: »Re: [TiVo] TiVo access to XFINITY On Demand

[NOTE - The URL for the MCN blog item about that is now: »www.multichannel.com/blogs/baumi···d-steady ]


Mike Wolf

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reply to GTFan

wow that's horrible. God I feel blessed to be in the VOD half, but feel terrible for the non-VOD half.
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telcodad

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reply to telcodad

said by telcodad:

FYI - An item on the Zatz Not Funny! blog site yesterday about a Fall Update that will be rolled out soon to TiVo Premiere models:

The TiVo Premiere Fall Update Cometh
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - October 15, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-10/tiv···-cometh/

It looks like the Fall Update has started rolling out now:

TiVo Premiere Fall Update Arrives… Sans Netflix?
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - October 29, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-10/tiv···netflix/

SpHeRe31459

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Probably the best immediate feature of the Fall 2013 update for the Premiere is dynamic tuner allocation for Minis (ala Roamio).

"4-tuner Premieres that feed TiVo Minis no longer need to "reserve" a tuner so the Minis can watch live TV"



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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reply to telcodad

The whole thing is crap since they never fixed Netflix and still no program description truncation fix.
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telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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reply to Mike Wolf

Re: [TiVo] TiVo "Series 5" Info

said by telcodad:

FYI - An item on the Zatz Not Funny! blog site today about the new TiVo Roamio 6-tuner models having issues with CableCARDs that have older firmware versions in them, saying that most of those cases are occurring in "certain Comcast regions running Cisco/Scientific Atlanta gear ..."

This appears to be those Comcast SA/Cisco markets that are still waiting for the S26 guide update: »Re: New Guides for SA/Cisco Areas (Info from Ted Hodgins Blog)

Outdated CableCARDs Limit TiVo Roamio Tuning Capabilities
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - August 27, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-08/out···ilities/

said by Mike Wolf:

Actually some of the customers DO have the PKEY1.5.2_F.p.3001 firmware rolled out along side the S26 guide update and are still seeing the problem such as generaltso and andyf »www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sh···t9786341. According to TiVo Comcast may need to roll out new firmware on their cards again. »www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sh···t=507973

FYI - This post on the TiVo Community forum today provides an update on which Cisco CableCARD firmware versions have Roamio tuner issues: »www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sh···t9884734


telcodad

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FYI - The latest TiVo news on the Zatz Not Funny! site today:

TiVo Stream Receives The Out Of Home Treatment
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - November 7, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-11/tiv···eatment/



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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reply to telcodad

For all the Premiere's problems, I'm glad I didn't jump and get a Roamio because that whole tuning problem is a real mess.
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telcodad

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said by telcodad:

FYI - This post on the TiVo Community forum today provides an update on which Cisco CableCARD firmware versions have Roamio tuner issues: »www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sh···t9884734

A post on the Comcast Support forum stating that Cisco CableCARD firmware version 1.5.3.1101 was rolled out by Comcast in the Palm Beach County, Florida area: »forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-···1#M90437

(The referenced post on the TiVo Community forum: »www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/sh···t9896589 )

EDIT: From "ComcastTeds" in a follow-up post today:

From: »forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-···5#M90580
quote:
Yes, our West Palm Beach team (working with TiVO) was able to identify and update the cablecard firmware to version 1101 for eligible TiVO devices in this area.

Outside of the initial geographical area that was recently updated, we don't have plans to update any other TiVO devices in Florida until early 2014.

Any new eligible Tivo devices activated in the West Palm Beach area would be expected to get the latest cablecard firmware version 1101.

Cablecards in Comcast devices in this area are expected to be updated in early 2014.



Mike Wolf

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now, to wait until the rest of the country is rolled out. Anyone got any pull with Comcast to get this done quickly?
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GTFan

join:2004-12-03

nm


nws0291

join:2013-11-20
Boca Raton, FL
reply to telcodad

I am lucky to be in this market. I had to complain over and over. On top of the firmware issue they cut off all cablecard access for a few weeks. Many filed FCC complaints so hopefully that helped us.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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reply to telcodad

Re: Series 4 TiVos are still being supported

said by telcodad:

said by telcodad:

FYI - An item on the Zatz Not Funny! blog site yesterday about a Fall Update that will be rolled out soon to TiVo Premiere models:

The TiVo Premiere Fall Update Cometh
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - October 15, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-10/tiv···-cometh/

It looks like the Fall Update has started rolling out now:

TiVo Premiere Fall Update Arrives… Sans Netflix?
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - October 29, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-10/tiv···netflix/

It appears that there's going to be Premiere series software update (20.3.8) soon that includes a Netflix app:

TiVo Premiere To Receive Updated Netflix App
By Dave Zatz, Zatz Not Funny! - December 9, 2013
»www.zatznotfunny.com/2013-12/tiv···lix-app/


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
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we'll see...