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Anonymous
August 31, 2005 6:48:56 AM

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Jeez. I just was updated to 7.2 and I'm not impressed. If anything, the
performance is worse than earlier 7.1x. Each keystroke on the remote delays
about 1.5 seconds before response. This makes the unit UNUSABLE.

I was conn'ed into upgrading from Series I to Series II for the added
features. Never did I expect that the BASIC PERFORMANCE of the unit would
go into the TOILET.

I called TiVo to take advantage of the 30 day guarantee and the operator
talked me into accepting an additional 30 day window to accept the new
software that would be available to cure the performance problems. I bit.

Here we are, after that upgrade and ONE MORE UPGRADE, an the response IS
WORSE. How can that be?? Does TiVo have any pride???

I can no longer recommend TiVo to my friends. I feel taken-advantage-of.
If I could get a refund, I would. Slick salesmaship got me (promises that
the next version of software, 7.1b, would cure the problems). Not so.
Liars. 7.2 is worse yet.

I still love my Series I.

Formerly a massive TiVo fan (no longer),
Cole Chevalier
colec@ix.netcom.com
Anonymous
September 1, 2005 5:21:12 AM

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"ColeC" <colec@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

>Jeez. I just was updated to 7.2 and I'm not impressed. If anything, the
>performance is worse than earlier 7.1x. Each keystroke on the remote delays
>about 1.5 seconds before response. This makes the unit UNUSABLE.

On my 240-xxx series 2, it's just as fast, and, MUCH faster in the
live grid guide. No fixes for the bugs I wanted fixed though...


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Anonymous
September 1, 2005 11:02:16 PM

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In article <e0fRe.150785$E95.8178@fed1read01>,
ColeC <colec@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>Jeez. I just was updated to 7.2 and I'm not impressed. If anything, the
>performance is worse than earlier 7.1x. Each keystroke on the remote delays
>about 1.5 seconds before response. This makes the unit UNUSABLE.
>
>I was conn'ed into upgrading from Series I to Series II for the added
>features. Never did I expect that the BASIC PERFORMANCE of the unit would
>go into the TOILET.
>
>I called TiVo to take advantage of the 30 day guarantee and the operator
>talked me into accepting an additional 30 day window to accept the new
>software that would be available to cure the performance problems. I bit.

I know they all use different versions of the software, but the
performance on my friend's DirecTivo went way up a few weeks ago when it
got new software.

I was under the mistaken impression that, though they had different version
numbers, the 'basic guts' of the software was roughly equivalent on S2s and
DirecTivos. Guess not.

The Now Playing list comes up much faster on his DirecTivo, and my only
quibble is that you sometimes see the selection bar show up before the contents
do.. But I think you can still page up/down while the painting is
happening. So that's worth the slight visual effect.

(Me, I'm still waiting 10-20 seconds to get to Now Playing on one of my
S1 Tivos. PIP comes in real handy.)
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