That long-promised a software update 8.1 for the TiVo Series3, which was originally slated for a late 2006 release, is finally beginning to roll out. The bad news is there's still no TiVoToGo or multi-room viewing available in the HDTV PVR from TiVo. However, the latest update does include TiVoCast capability that will allow Amazon Unbox movie downloads, WPA support for those who are using secure Wi-Fi systems, the useful Recently Deleted folder, and the useless KidZone censorship routine.
TiVo also says a number of bugs and issues have been addressed, of which we've noticed few in our Series3 we bought six months ago. TiVo started trickling out the software this week, making sure there are no major problems before rolling out the update to everyone else beginning next week.
Although we're disappointed there's still no TiVoToGo or multi-room viewing support, the slight slate of new features and bug fixes are certainly welcome.
TiVo Series3 8.1 Software Rollout Begins [Zatz Not Funny]