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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by TiVoMargret, Oct 28, 2013.
I've even had TiVo do their own forced connections on their end of things and still no update.
Yes frustrating electronics is a pain in the a**. Before I bought the Roamio, I was fairly happy with my Series 3 & Premiere DVRs, but I only used them as DVRs and mostly used the SDUI on the Premiere. My real frustration has been with receivers first an Onkyo 807 which had bad HDMI boards that died at age 3 and now a new Denon X4000 that doesn't work but they claim is a speaker issue not an issue with the receiver. I have a 7.1 setup and so far they have had me replace all the speaker wire ($75 and a full days work) plus I have brought in 3 more pairs of speakers to change out each set trying to find a "bad" speaker. It is really fun having spent over $4000 on speakers and receivers over the last few years to end up with nothing usable but the speaker in my TV.
Still no update love .
Netflix is superb on the Roamio and Mini boxes. They work great. But Netflix also worked on my Premieres too, just not as quick. And of course Netflix works very well on my three Rokus. But my main devices for watching Netflix now are my TiVo Minis and Roamio pro.
Have you used Netflix on your Premiere since the 20.3.1 update? It used to work on my Premiere too, but now simple functions like pausing and stopping a video don't work anymore.
While I don't have the update yet either, and I would like netflix to behave better on my premiere, there is no need to retort with this quote below. It is just the kind of thing that will cause the release notes to stop, when its just as easy to ask the question civilly. Nobody here knows the details of why a wider release has not happened, but move on people, there are no intentional lies here.
Not to continue to derail this thread (but, of course, I will). I don't know why anyone would bother using Netflix on any TiVo when it works so well on a Panny TV I'm an infrequent user, but it's seamless. When I tried it on my XL4, it was balky (even BEFORE the last update). I'm sure the Roamio is better (how could it be worse?), but using it on an Internet-connected TV is MUCH smoother...
I tried netflix and it seems to be the the same app but starts and stops the app quicker ( like older releases ) and did become unresponsive to button presses.... So it seems usable again....
Yes I've used Netflix on my two tuner Premiere when at my GFs house. I don't recall having an issue pausing and I don't stop the video. I back out to the previous page when watching a video since it will resume at the same point.
For me, I only use my TVs as a monitor. While I do have a Coax cable connected to the TV from OTA or FiOS, I don't use it. I only use the HDMI inputs on my Tvs. So I have specifically not purchased a Smart TV.
My GF does have a Vizio Smart TV with Netflix and Pandora. But it's easier and quicker just to use Netflix and Pandora from the TiVo since the TiVo remote is already in hand.
That's all well and good, but I'm running a 2005 DLP TV so I need to access Netflix differently. Part of the reason I went with Tivo at the beginning of this year was the "one box" marketing that duped me into believing I would not need to buy a Roku or new Blu-ray player to get quality Netflix streaming.
Then you are fortunate. When I get past about halfway into any movie on Netflix it stops responding to all button presses. My experience with the Premiere Netflix app is far from unique.
I'm not normally one to complain, but the quality of the Netflix app on the Premiere really is unconscionable. Button presses almost never work and it is impossible to get back into the Netflix app at the end of an episode without quitting with a Tivo button press and waiting up to a minute to get back to the main Tivo screens. We are not being unreasonable in expecting that the pause button works at a minimum.
At this point I'd strongly prefer the old Netflix app that I had on TivoHD. You couldn't manage your queue with it, but it worked fine.
How about you baddies stop talking about Netflix, and start talking about why we dont have the update yet!
Priority list is bogus!
In our house, because Netflix is unusable on the "One Box" , we have bought Roku's to put at every TV where there is a Premiere. How a $60 Roku can handle Netflix 1000 times better than a a $800+ (Elite+Lifetime) Tivo is beyond me.
You have no idea what I have been told or what I have been through. I don't care what you think. DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO. Speak your mind and quit looking to critique other users. THAT IS NOT THE POINT OF THE DISCUSSION.
I plainly said I wanted the Netflix to work as advertised. I'm not expecting a complete 100% overall fix for the everything. READ AGAIN, it was just Netflix and Tivo's advertised functionality. Not adequately reading before you respond is a "fools errand".
So he can't tell you what to do, but you can tell him what to do. Got it.
I think this thread sums up the complete fail that is the Tivo Premiere. Remember when they enabled the second core of the processor!
Well I wonder what time today they will roll out some more people. I think I've connected 50 times since last night trying to get this update