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Changes in the TiVo Premiere 20.2.1.1 update

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, May 10, 2012.

  1. May 11, 2012 #81 of 248
    mmf01

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    Looks like 30 second skip is instantaneous now. No lag whatsoever. Even with SPS code before, there felt like some delay. Feels like that is gone with latest update.
     
  2. May 11, 2012 #82 of 248
    jrtroo

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    Agreed. When in a show I'm completely confused as what to do and I'm clearly doing the wrong thing continually. Is there a cheat sheet someplace?

    Question is, is the behavior exclusively due to conscious programming decisions by Netflix/Youtube or is it due to the tools made available by Tivo for third party apps? I don't seem to remember Hulu working this way, but I cancelled that after the free trial a year ago.

    I've got no qualms complaining to Netflix/Google about the awkward behavior, but I'm unsure if this is solely their issue.
     
  3. May 11, 2012 #83 of 248
    Aero 1

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    thats how netflix coded their software, and thats the same behavior on most of their devices.

    the same uproar happened in the boxee forum when netflix became available. you can only navigate it with the dpad and the select button. netflix rendered the menu button and the play pause button on the button remote useless.

    Netflix explanation was that they want consistent navigation on all platforms.
     
  4. May 11, 2012 #84 of 248
    moyekj

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    Great thinking there by Netflix. Consistent on all, intuitive on none.
     
  5. May 11, 2012 #85 of 248
    jrtroo

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    Too funny. I think that they mean- "It is way easier for us to document how we do things if we only have one way to do things." Reminds me of Henry Ford and the Model "T" - any color you want so long as its black.
     
  6. May 11, 2012 #86 of 248
    moose53

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    Thank you. I was staring at the screen with *no clue* :eek:

    Barb

    Tivo Premier (OTA); Clearstream 2 antenna; LINKSYS Wireless G Broadband Router; RF modulator; Terk VR1 Automatic TV Volume Controller; Hulu Plus, Netflix and PlayOn subscriptions.
     
  7. May 11, 2012 #87 of 248
    Lrscpa

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    After the update, I got an Netflix Error Screen (Cannot log into Netflix), and still had the old You-Tube App. Going to this screen alone didn't help, deselecting all of the items, going to TiVo main menu, then going back to this screen and re-selecting did.:up::)
     
  8. May 11, 2012 #88 of 248
    aaronwt

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    It's still very intuitive. It's just not like using other features with the TiVo remote. Using Netflix on the TiVo now is similar to the many other devices I have with Netflix. Whether that is good or bad is subjective, but it is more consistent now over multiple platforms.
     
  9. May 11, 2012 #89 of 248
    moyekj

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    That's the point though. I use TiVo for the TiVo experience, not for some other imposed experience that behaves nothing like it.
     
  10. May 11, 2012 #90 of 248
    aaronwt

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    To get that TiVo probably needs to design it themselves or pay netflix to design it that way. And yes ideally I would prefer it to be integrated into the TiVo experience too.
     
  11. May 11, 2012 #91 of 248
    rick123

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    Just curious, I forced a connection with the mothership and got the update for both of my units. Had the "pending restart" notice when the download was complete and did a manual restart to install the update.

    If I had not forced a restart, would the tivo have done it automatically (restarted) at some point in the future or would my units just sit there with the pending restart notice until I noticed it?
     
  12. May 11, 2012 #92 of 248
    cherry ghost

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    It would have restarted on its own, overnight, probably around 2:00 am.
     
  13. May 11, 2012 #93 of 248
    gatorbait

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    Thank you for the update to Netflix. Appears to be a huge step forward.

    When using the TiVo app on my iPhone 4S I often use the keyboard function to search. When doing so within the Netflix app I am noticing the space bar does not work nor does the delete button. Be great to get that working.
     
  14. May 11, 2012 #94 of 248
    sharkster

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    Thanks! I wondered about that too but, like the other poster, I went ahead and restarted both of mine yesterday.
     
  15. May 11, 2012 #95 of 248
    Joe3

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    What happened? Did "Tom" Rogers, President and CEO of TiVo Inc find the TiVo engineers chained to their iron masks in the donjon?

    A lot has changed since your internment, would you believe it, Chevy's are back! :D
     
  16. May 11, 2012 #96 of 248
    crxssi

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    +1
     
  17. May 11, 2012 #97 of 248
    HenryFarpolo

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    The optional clock and new location is a real plus. For me the size is perfect and the elapsed time counter is a nice feature.
     
  18. May 11, 2012 #98 of 248
    ncfoster

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    Big props for the release notes. Same for the new features. Netflix was a bit slow on the first load, if nothing else. Haven't tested beyond that. Looks very much like the PS3 interface, not surprisingly. Seems to run a lot slower, not surprisingly, though both take a while to start. Hoping the performance is tolerable, but I have my PS3 as a fallback. Really hoping that the YouTube HD experience is a good one, as I have been waiting on that for a while, and my PS3 is NOT a good fallback for that at all.
     
  19. May 11, 2012 #99 of 248
    rhettf

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    I agree
     
  20. gteague

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    grazie mille! bless you!

    /guy
     

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