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Is Netflix available on TiVo Mini?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by buscuitboy, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Jun 26, 2013 #21 of 116
    aaronwt

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    The box omits saying anything about Netflix and then says to check www.tivo.com/mini for a current list of broadband content available.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2013 #22 of 116
    buscuitboy

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    yea, once they get Netflix and dynamic tuning options available on the mini, I am on board with it. Until then, I'm just going to keep using my older Series 3s instead. I am assuming and hoping both of these issues will be worked out by the time TiVo introduces their next line of DVRs (Series 5) sometime hopefully in the fall.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2013 #23 of 116
    Dan203

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    I know they don't advertise it, but it's still a reasonable assumption since it's available on the main TiVo DVR.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2013 #24 of 116
    Rose4uKY

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    I was told today that Netflix is coming to the mini but I wasn't given a time frame. Trying to decide if I should sell my series 3 and get a new premiere with minis or not. I am moving and my boyfriend kind of wants to try Dish the Hopper with it's Joey's which is similar to Tivo and the minis. Our cable company insight just got bought out by time warner and were not real happy. Wish I could talk to someone who had Dish and this setup to see which they liked better. Today Tivo told me during July you get free Mocha with the premiere and that the mini's have mocha built in. I need to read up on it and see exactly what all it does.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2013 #25 of 116
    mr_smits

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    If you do end up trying out DISH with the Hopper and Joeys and slingbox, let us know how you like it. DISH seems to be leading the way with their offering.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2013 #26 of 116
    BigJimOutlaw

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    I'd be hard-pressed to recommend buying a Premiere at this point as signs point to new Series 5 hardware in the Sept/Oct window, unless you HAVE to get something sooner. The new Tivos will almost definitely have moca built-in too.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2013 #27 of 116
    ph3nom

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    Just placed an order for 2 mini's, assuming netflix was available. Good to know, tho I'm going ahead with it. I have 2 Roku XD boxes I've been using for a couple years for netflix and Amazon Prime. I'll keep those around til the mini supports them.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2013 #28 of 116
    Dan203

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    Rumor has it Netflix for the Mini will be released soon. Here's hoping the rumor is true.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2013 #29 of 116
    HeatherA

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    I can almost never get Netflix to work on my Premiere boxes without issues. If it's released for the mini I hope it's stored and run from the mini as opposed to accessing it from the Premiere.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2013 #30 of 116
    Rose4uKY

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    My boyfriend said he got Netflix to work on the mini he hooked up yesterday in our bedroom. He had to log in even though he was logged in on the Premiere box. But when were in the Living Room he has a Roku and likes using Netflix on the Roku. But somehow he said it worked on the mini for him so I was assuming an update came out I don't know. But I love the premiere it's nice and the mini's are cool too. Glad we didn't do Dish with the Joey's and Hoppers now and glad we stuck with Tivo.


     
  11. Aug 5, 2013 #31 of 116
    Dan203

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    The other apps don't use the Premiere. They launch locally on the Mini. So it's highly unlikely Netflix would be any different. If it's like the other apps it should run considerably better on the Mini then it does on the Premiere too.
     
  12. Aug 10, 2013 #32 of 116
    sbiller

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    Netflix is working on both of my Mini's. Amazon icon is there now as well but it doesn't work.

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    The app launches about twice as fast as my XL4.
     
  13. Aug 10, 2013 #33 of 116
    aaronwt

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    I'm seeing the same thing on my Mini in my bedroom.
    I'll need to check my other Mini later.

    And yes, Netflix launches alot faster than it does from my Elites.

    EDIT: Hmm. I signed into Netflix, navigated away and then launched the app again. Then I started playing the test video that shows the resolution and bitrate. After 15 or 20 seconds my Mini rebooted.

    I'll need to try it again after it's finished booting up.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2013 #34 of 116
    aaronwt

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    The same thing happened again. I started streaming a different Netflix title this time. After 15 or 20 seconds the Mini rebooted again.

    EDIT: I think it has something to do with 1080P. I tried a 720P title and played it for a few minutes with no issues. But as soon as I tried a title with 1080P streams, when it goes to the 1080P bitrate, the Mini reboots. At least on the Mini in my bedroom. I'll need to try my other Mini and see if it exhibits the same behavior.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2013 #35 of 116
    sbiller

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    I've been playing a TV show (Breaking Bad) for 14 minutes. So far so good.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2013 #36 of 116
    aaronwt

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    I had the same results with my other Mini. As soon as it switched to the 1080P24 stream, the Mini rebooted. I have no issues when playing a 720P or lower stream.

    EDIT: I just tried the Breaking Bad Pilot. The same thing for me. As soon as it switched to the 1080P24 stream, my Mini rebooted.
     
  17. Aug 10, 2013 #37 of 116
    aaronwt

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    Ok. So it must not actually have anything to do with the 1080P24 stream, but with the output of the Mini. I just forced the output of the Mini to only 720P, by unchecking the other resolutions. Now when I play the test video, I can play the regular 1080P stream and the two SUperHD streams without issue. Since Amazon didn't work on the Mini, the highest resolution I had ever used from the Mini was 1080i. But both of my Minis cannot output at 1080P24. As soon as they switch to that output resolution, they reboot.

    So sbiller, what resolution is your Mini set to output? Are you able to output them at 1080P24(which is only pass through)? Or are your output resolutions set for 1080i and lower?
     
  18. Aug 10, 2013 #38 of 116
    sbiller

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    The Mini where I was performing the primary testing was set to 720p. It turns out the other (3rd bedroom) TV is capable of 1080p. I enabled that as a video format and like you, as soon as the Super HD stream switched to 1080p, the Mini rebooted. I assume this one should be an easy one for TiVo to correct.
     
  19. Aug 10, 2013 #39 of 116
    lessd

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    If TiVo knows about it.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2013 #40 of 116
    aaronwt

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    They must know about with all the beta testing they do.:rolleyes:

    At least now I know it isn't just me. I know this was the first content I had tried on my Minis that was output in 1080P24.
     

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