TiVoPony announced today that the ‘Winter 2006′ update for the Series3 is finally starting to roll out. The release is 8.1.1 and it brings the Series3 to feature parity with 8.1 on the Series2 boxes – EXCEPT it still does not support MRV, TTG, or eSATA (as expected). TiVo is still working on those issues. It also has a number of bug fixes for issues reported under 8.0.1 on the S3.
Since the S3 population is relatively small, there is no priority sign-up for 8.1.1. It is already rolling out to a few boxes a day, as they test the waters to make sure there won’t be any issues. The ‘big switch’ will be thrown next week for all the remaining boxes.