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MLB.tv app causing reboots 100% of time

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Riverdome, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Apr 7, 2014 #21 of 120
    Riverdome

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    I'll disagree with the "it's terrible on all devices" - at least for me it has worked well on my PC and Android device. For this Buckeye it's just a Tivo problem. :(
     
  2. Apr 8, 2014 #22 of 120
    synch22

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    yeah tivo only problem here too.
    I am using on ps3 for locals with unblock us which was suprisingly easy to set up. You get all blackout games, espn included.

    As a bonus netflix in other countries is possible as well with better movie availability.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2014 #23 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    I agree with Riverdome; its basically just been a Tivo problem for me as well. I can try watching a game on the Roamio or the Mini and the picture is good but the audio skips and freezes up at times....since I own a Roku and Apple TV I tried those devices and did not have those problems. Oddly though if I go back to that game in the archives and watch it really late at night like 1am on it plays perfect....so its kinda like there is some problem going on with Live streaming? I'm new to Tivo and really like the DVR's and having MLB integrated was a major bonus but so far that app needs some serious attention....Please Tivo take a look at it and fix it!
     
  4. Apr 19, 2014 #24 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    This thread seems to have went dead but since my last post I have noticed a few things. I first thought that the MLB problems were isolated to Tivo but I have now experienced a lot of issues on the Roku and my android tablet. MLBTV completely crashed my android tablet multiple times tonight and the video quality on my Roku was terrible! I was , however, able to watch the games on my apple TV and iPhone but even on those devices the quality wasn't great. Launching the MLB app in Tivo since my last post managed to lock my Mini and Roamio both up completely causing me to reboot each device. Strange thing late tonight like around 3am my Roamio was able to stream the game perfect.....I have came to a conclusion that the MLB TV problem is not a Tivo problem but instead an MLB TV problem on all devices. I'm not sure what is going on but the last two seasons the app worked just fine. This year I have double the internet speed and bandwidth that I had the previous two years yet the quality is terrible. Not sure about the rest of you but I paid for a whole year and won't be able to get a refund. If MLB doesn't get this fixed soon I will think twice next season before spending my money on something that won't work. Just thought I'd share my experience and if any others out there are having similar problems I'd like to hear about it and or if you have any insight as to what is going on with MLB TV this year...
     
  5. Apr 19, 2014 #25 of 120
    jaydro

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    Hey ukwildcat4life, I was just about to post an update, too. I had not noticed too many problems since my last post (though I was tending to watch on light schedule nights), but last night was awful. My TiVo did not reboot, but once I thought it was locked up on a gray screen after I tried to exit MLB.TV on a black streaming screen--it eventually came back. On my Panasonic TV I was getting timeouts trying to stream. On my iPad I was getting errors. Even when it played it was riddled with streaming hiccups. The best device was my phone, though the resolution was much lower.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2014 #26 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    Hey Jaydro; thanks for the update! sounds like our problems are similar....I am trying to watch the Braves/Mets game on my Roamio as I'm typing and again very poor video quality with skips and pauses.....its no better on my Roku or android tablet.....so definitely sounds like this problem is on all devices and MLB TV needs to fix it ! Here is a link where people have been posting issues since opening day with their Roku devices...


    http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=66634&sid=65e2efb34bd3a4c2f47c8e2c49f6da2e&start=615
     
  7. Apr 19, 2014 #27 of 120
    mchief

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    Watched the Cubs game this afternoon on my iPad3 without a problem. Did not try Tivo or Roku. Biggest problem I have had with both is going to commerical and never coming back requiring restart of app.
     
  8. Apr 22, 2014 #28 of 120
    dthomas1972

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    Are you running 20.4.1 or 20.3.8 software version on the DVR?
     
  9. Apr 22, 2014 #29 of 120
    Baseballsucks

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    MLB is boring!
     
  10. Apr 22, 2014 #30 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    Hey dthomas72: thanks for the reply. Both my roamio and mini have received the spring update and running 20.4.1. The mlb app seemed a lot better the last couple of days. I contacted MLB and they said they were aware that there are issues on many devices and that they are working on it. Now when it gets fixed I guess we will have to wait and see. Is your tivo streaming the games with good quality?
     
  11. Apr 24, 2014 #31 of 120
    Scooterj

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    I was watching the Rays/Twins game today my roamio rebooted. this MLB TV thing is becoming a joke. I know MLB TV is having trouble on many devices but it is terrible on my Roamio. i have a Roku 3 and there has been problems on that but not as bad as my Roamio. MLB has a major problem this year with the MLB tv. I am glad I have a monthly subscription because if things do not get fixed soon I will cancel it. Last year MLB Tv was awesome this year it looks like a bunch of 5th graders are running their software.
     
  12. Apr 24, 2014 #32 of 120
    shemmy

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    Well, mlb.tv just rebooted me into an extended update. Luckily I also have an AppleTV so I can watch a game while the Tivo takes an hour plus to update and reboot. Lots of great things about the Tivo, but this is a disaster.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2014 #33 of 120
    sneagle

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    I have had few issues with mlb.tv until this weekend. During Sunday's game, my Tivo Mini rebooted. I've had a few freezes prior to that.

    My biggest gripe is that rewinding and fast forwarding blacks out the screen. Not sure if this intentional or a flaw in the programming.
     
  14. Apr 29, 2014 #34 of 120
    rassi

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    I haven't had an "overall" box reboot with MLB.tv, but the app has caused several lockups several times, bad enough I had to reboot it myself (TiVo not responding to any remote input, although indicator lights show up on the remote and the Roamio that the signal is being sent.) Does this count?

    I have 20.4.1 btw...
     
  15. Apr 29, 2014 #35 of 120
    wickerbill

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    I've pretty much given up on using my tivo roamio to watch MLB.tv. I got my roamio last September and noticed the problem then too and was hoping it would be fixed for the new season. After it crashed my tivo about 50% of the times I've tried using it, I've just gone back to my apple TV. I can't have ten minutes missing in the middle of my recordings because TiVo can't be bothered to put out an app that won't crash the whole machine. Apple TV works great and the mlb app even seems to work on my tivo mini, but it's horrible on my roamio.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2014 #36 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    Hey wickerbill.... I've been able to watch some games on both my Roamio and Mini but the quality on both of them are not that great...it locked up my Roamio and Mini each one time causing me to reboot each one.... I also have an apple TV and a Roku so I have been trying to compare all of the devices to determine if its a Tivo problem or an MLB problem....like you I have to agree my apple TV does a much better job; the Roku, however has been even worse than the Tivo's....also last season I was able to watch the games on my Asus Android Tablet and this year it completely crashes the tablet.... I am 100% convinced this problem is an MLB problem since its unstable on a lot of different devices; its just that it seems to be worse on some than others and I've only had my Roamio and been a Tivo customer for about a month and this is a big disappointment because I was hoping the Roamio having the MLB integrated in it would be my one stop for everything but I see now thats not going to happen.... supposedly MLB is aware of these issues and they have said they are going to be fixing things but how and when is a mystery...the whole month of April was pretty much bad quality and I hope with May things will improve otherwise next season I' not going to commit to a whole season until I know things on their end are working right.....
     
  17. Apr 30, 2014 #37 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    Tried watching the Brewers/Cardinals today. Picture looked grainy on the Roamio, Mini, Roku, and Apple TV....there wasn't any buffering, pauses, etc but it completely locked up my Roamio causing me to once again reboot my Roamio just to get back to the Tivo Central Screen.... I'm still convinced this is an MLB TV problem though since its bad on multiple devices. Of all of my devices it seems to work best on the Apple TV so I give up trying to watch a game on my Roamio and Mini.....total disappointment! MLB won't get my $130 next season if they can't do any better than this!
     
  18. May 1, 2014 #38 of 120
    Scooterj

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    Yeah MLB TV on my Roku 3 is finally working like last year smooth no freezing or buffering. however, on the Tivo Roamio the pic is still grainy, freezing, buffering.
     
  19. May 1, 2014 #39 of 120
    Scooterj

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    Yeah MLB TV on my Roku 3 is finally working like last year smooth no freezing or buffering. however, on the Tivo Roamio the pic is still grainy, freezing, buffering.
     
  20. May 1, 2014 #40 of 120
    wickerbill

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    MLB may be having problems, but there is no way tivo should allow a video streaming service be able to crash the entire tivo. This is 100% a tivo issue in creating a system that allows outside services to impact a tivo's number one function: record tv programs.
     

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