Registered: Feb 2000
Location: Somewhere in the Colorado Mountains, USA
Originally posted by willard (excerpts):
Why doesn't tivo just fix it so the recorder doesn't start recording until the channel has been changed?
Why hasn't tivo just fixed this? How hard could it be?
They can fix this if they want to and I can't imagine why they would not want to.
I expect this to be fixed. If the product doesn't work properly the way it is sold, it should be fixed, and I am fairly certain this is not supposed to happen.
Perhaps nobody ever explained to you how the real world works
Why are people defending a mistake like this? There is no relational explanation.
I just got here, but I?ll not be staying, you?re just are not my type of people, and I know, right back at me, don?t let the door hit my ass on the way out and I?m raising my children wrong.
Well, given the cheerful tone of these five out of your six posts, it's hard to imagine why you might get a few negative responses!
Just in case you're still here, and for all others who always seem to believe that their pet fixes should be implemented immediately, here's a lesson in how the real world works, as far as TiVo updates.
TiVo doesn't do quick fixes. They seem to take about a year or more. Here's some examples:
- 2.0 was announced in a press release (January 2000, I think), and was finally released at the end of September).
- DirecTV Plus locals took nearly a year between the time we first starting complaining and the fix was released (I think - my memory is faulty on this one).
- We've been complaining about needing 4-digit channels for Dish for a year and a half at least (I believe), and, as Richard has announced, that feature is just now in beta.
Why does it take so long? Well, start with the fact that TiVo is a small company, has a small development staff, and it's getting smaller as they go through layoffs. Features have to be developed, tested internally, then beta tested, before they can be released (usually a bunch of features are released together).
Therefore, they have to EXTREMELY prioritize the list of changes they make, and focus on those that give the most bang for the development buck, even if, as badcrc says, it takes only "A couple hours of development time diverted to make thousands of people happier", and I suspect both ends of that equation are very exagerated.
-- TiVo FAQ Editor: www.tivofaq.com
[This message has been edited by mschwab (edited 12-07-2001).]
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