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Anyone else get this notice about Amazon moving to HD menus?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by adamwsh, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. adamwsh

    adamwsh Member

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    Anyone else get this message:

    A change is being made to your Premiere Series DVR that we want to make you aware of. Soon the Amazon Instant Video application will be removed from standard definition (SD) menus on your DVR and going forward will it will only be available in high definition (HD) menus.

    This bothers me, because I purposely don't use the HD menus because they are entirely too slow, plus I had the ad images. (Paper towels, anyone!??!)

    I can't imagine why they would NEED to make this change for any technical reason. Seems to me this is paving the way to force everyone onto the HD menus.

    Anyone have any insight on this?
     
  2. poppagene

    poppagene User

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    Makes me wonder if the Series 3 and earlier TiVos will also lose Amazon instant video in the menu.
     
  3. dkenglish7

    dkenglish7 New Member

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    Like you, I am annoyed by this. Not only did it appear on my XL4 a few days ago, it was also in my email this morning, just a few hours after device updated 20.4.1 - in fact, just after I read it my XL4 hung for the first time in many months (V53).
     
  4. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    While you have your valid concerns about being forced into HD for Amazon, your post is going to excite most people. This is no doubt a foreshadowing of the long-rumored update to the Amazon app on the Tivo. Everyone has their fingers crossed for Amazon Prime support.
     
  5. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Active Member

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    I would agree. This is more than likely a new app that is based off flash or something else which the SD UI doesn't use.
     
  6. adamwsh

    adamwsh Member

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    That's fine, and I'd like it if I could access Prime Videos via Tivo, but why not leave the menu item there in SD, then if I select it, switch me to the HD menu for Amazon. Not force me to use HD menus all the time! If I recall, there is already one or two items that do this. Youtube, maybe? Tivo Search, maybe?
     
  7. WO312

    WO312 Active Member

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    Finger...
    Just switch to HD when you want to use Amazon. That's what I'm planning on doing. Then switch back.
     
  8. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Most likely Opera/HTML5.

    http://developer.tivo.com/
     
  9. jcaudle

    jcaudle Member

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    Or just switch to Roku....I long ago did that for Amazon.
     
  10. sideshot

    sideshot New Member

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    I have a Premiere hooked up to a SD television so I guess I am screwed :eek:
     
  11. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    I'm pretty sure lots of folks here use the HD menus with a SD set.
     
  12. adamwsh

    adamwsh Member

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    My Panasonic TV has an Amazon app that does prime streaming, so I don't even need my TiVo to do it anyway. It just worries me that they are going to force us to HD for everything at some point.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
  13. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Absolutely... the days of SD menus are (finally) numbered.
     
  14. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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  15. sideshot

    sideshot New Member

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    no you cant I have the last SD sony xbr made before it went hd and you cant beat the quality
     
  16. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    The 90's called and wants your TV back.
     
  17. jenMORAN

    jenMORAN New Member

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    I was unable to access Amazon as of yesterday on my Premiere 4. However my Series 2 still can access Amazon from SD menu. The HD menu is really busy and user unfriendly, so I will switch when I want to download something from Amazon, then switch back.
     
  18. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I thought the HD menu was extremely user friendly.

    I just know that I can't stand using the SD menus anymore on my GFs S3 boxes.
     
  19. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    HD menus are not too slow. Yes, they used to be. They are not anymore.
     
  20. shamilian

    shamilian Member

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    Try to select a program on another Tivo, it now takes 5 seconds,
    and pressing play on the program takes more than 7 seconds.

    ( I think this slowdown is new to 2.4.1 )
     

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