TiVoPony announced today that the promised update to fix the macroblocking issue on the TiVo HD has been released. Owners of the TiVo HD should see their unit update to 8.1.7c2 over the next day or so as they ‘call home’. With the previous two updates fixed some of the issues, this update reportedly fixes the majority of the remaining issues.
If you want to get it right away, check your Messages & Settings -> Settings -> Phone & Network screen. If it says â€˜Pending Restartâ€™ then your box has the new software. If not, then â€˜Connect to the TiVo service nowâ€™ and it should download it. Once it says â€˜Pending Restartâ€™ go to Messages & Settings -> Restart or Reset System -> Restart the TiVo HD DVR to force a reboot, and it will install the software.
Initial reports are positive. I’d love to see comments from people who have had issues with their TiVo HD as to if this update fixes your problems. And, if not, what you’re still seeing.