TiVo 9.3 Software to Speed Things Up

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News Posted: Wed, Apr 2 2008 8:50 PM

Our biggest complaint with our DirecTiVo before it died: speed, or rather lack thereof.  It's a common complaint.

TiVo software version 9.3 will significantly speed up nearly all of the common tasks that customers do with a TiVo. No longer will the DVR pause for nearly a minute while it reorders Season Pass priorities or stall for half a minute when a Season Pass is created. Users will see between 10 and 30 second speed improvements in these areas.

In addition, the interface will feel crisper, with TiVo Central (the default dashboard that pops up after you press the TiVo button on the remote) loading 1 second faster. Scrolling through the Now Playing list of recordings and changing the channel will also now be around 1 second faster.

Confirming a recording will be between 3 and 5 seconds faster in version 9.3 compared to 9.2.

The bad news: no new features.  But hey, the old ones will work faster!

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Good to know -- I had these same complaints with my TiVo; not to mention that once in a while mine would just randomly cancel recording an episode of something (probably due to the fact that another show took priority I am guessing).

Either way at least they are working on something...

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AjayD replied on Thu, Apr 3 2008 9:09 AM
If your not going to add anything new, the next best thing is to improve what you already have. These are pretty good improvements in speed considering they all come strictly from the software. They need to slap one of the new Atom processors in and then they'll really be in business.


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ice91785 replied on Thu, Apr 3 2008 11:03 AM

 That and offer larger internal HDDs stock -- the one in my HD-TiVo is 160GB I believe; not really a lot of storage on it for more than 5 HD movies or so.........

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higgamo replied on Thu, Apr 3 2008 11:45 AM
well at least it better than no update, ill injoin some extra speed =)
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