Dave Zatz has the info on the new updates to TiVo HD and Series 3 software. The new features are summed up as:
- Play or Delete a Folder, all shows in a folder
- Browse the Guide Any Time, even during playback/downloads
- Jump Forward in the Guide 24hrs with a single click
- Find a Station in the Guide using the call letters (MSNBC, CNN)
- Toggle Closed Captioning On and Off with a single click
- Review Thumb Ratings
From the sounds of the new features, this sounds like the efforts of the latest TiVo beta are going live to customers over the next few weeks. A friend had been in on the beta and mentioned a couple of these new features to me and they all look like nice improvements on the experience.
I especially like the station call letter search because I recently changed cable providers and can never remember the station number and making closed captioning turn on/off easier is great. About once a week I'll be watching something and I can't understand what someone is saying on screen, so I'll turn on captioning for a minute to see it typed out, but often it takes longer to enable them and disable them than I even need the feature turned on.