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MLB.tv app causing reboots 100% of time

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

  1. May 2, 2014 #41 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    wickebill; I hadn't really thought of it that way but I have to agree 100% with what you said....MLB is having all sorts of problems this year on several devices but Tivo shouldn't allow and app from another source to cause the DVR to completely lock up having to reboot it. I just wonder if Tivo is going to do anything about this or bring it to MLB's attention.... I have reported the issues on the MLB Forum but not sure if it will help....MLB rolled out an update for the Roku a couple days ago and it seems to have improved it so lets just hope they will come up with a fix for our Tivo's
     
  2. May 7, 2014 #42 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    Just bumping this thread in hopes some of the moderators will take notice.... I'm still having issues with the MLB App....picture quality is good but the constant freezing, stuttering, pausing, etc continues.....If others are still having these issues continue to post your feedback and keep this thread going in hopes there will be a fix soon..thanks!
     
  3. May 7, 2014 #43 of 120
    rainwater

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    This forum is not affiliated with TiVo. So this thread will not notify them of an issue.
     
  4. May 7, 2014 #44 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    It may not be affiliated but they do check these forums . I called Tivo when these issues with MLB started and the CSR said that she was aware of a thread on their forums so I think it's possible they do monitor them. Whether they do or not I will continue posting until there is a fix.
     
  5. May 7, 2014 #45 of 120
    Scooterj

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    My MLB TV app on my Roamio is still terrible. Picture is good then bad, freezing, stuttering. I know MLB TV had problems on many devices earlier this season but on roamio it is still bad. I do not even attempt to watch it on my Roamio anymore a complete disappointment. Glad I have a Roku 3 as backup their picture is clear no buffering.
     
  6. May 7, 2014 #46 of 120
    CrispyCritter

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    I have no problems watching 3-4 games a week on MLB.TV on either my Roamio or my Premiere Elite. I don't know if that shows a problem with particular MLB.TV servers, or whether it's related to network issues.
     
  7. May 7, 2014 #47 of 120
    rassi

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    Tried to watch MLB.tv tonight on my Roamio - kept freezing. Unwatchable.
     
  8. May 8, 2014 #48 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    You're one of the lucky ones! the picture quality on both my Roamio and Mini are good but the problems are stuttering, freezing, pausing, etc and it has completely locked up my Roamio and Mini a couple of times forcing me to have to reboot them just to get back to the Tivo Central Screen.....I have been posting on MLB's forum and I can tell ya there are hundreds of unsatisfied customers this year! and the problems are not isolated to just the Tivo's; its on many devices! I think they may have a server overload problem this year or something....MLB has been great the last two seasons for me but this year so far its been a nightmare! Luckily I own an Apple TV and a Roku and between all those devices I can usually manage to get one of them to half way work....the apple tv so far has given me the best quality ....I've only been a Tivo owner for about a month and one of the things that attracted me was the MLB app built into the DVR; I was hoping it would be my one stop solution but until MLB gets things fixed and thats if they do fix the problems I will have to use other devices to view the games on.
     
  9. May 9, 2014 #49 of 120
    synch22

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    Guys who want to get around blackouts, you can change the dns on the roamio and it works just fine. I am pleased as the device operates better than my ps3 using a dns service.
    Previous i was not aware this was possible and used my ps3. I have since canceled mlbtv for now but it does work,
     
  10. May 17, 2014 #50 of 120
    Scooterj

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    Looks like Tivo has no plans to fix this terrible MLB Tv app. People pay good money for this and Tivo drops the ball. Way to go Tivo!
     
  11. May 17, 2014 #51 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    I have pretty much given up trying to watch a game on my Roamio and Mini; like you said the picture will start out good but then the quality goes way down, stuttering, pausing, etc.....I have a Roku 2 and an Apple TV and they both are finally streaming the games fine......but MLB has acknowledged on their forum that they are aware of their issues across all the different devices and one moderator told me that they were just now rolling out fixes for these devices so lets hope a fix to the Tivo will come soon....
     
  12. May 23, 2014 #52 of 120
    dcstager

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    I get regular reboots but keep hoping for a fix. I noticed that if you press the info button while watching a game you get a screen with a option to change feed and skip to an inning. I tried to back out since I was watching a live game, but when I pressed clear the machine rebooted. I'd love to read some instructions so I can navigate and use MLB.tv. It's not fixed. Network interruptions cause a kernel panic reboot. However, some people say it works perfectly for them.
     
  13. May 24, 2014 #53 of 120
    rassi

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    I'll have to try the info button - didn't know you could skip to an inning on the TiVo MLB app. I have that feature with my Roku - didn't know TiVo had it.
     
  14. May 24, 2014 #54 of 120
    humbb

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    I've had pretty good luck with Tivo's MLB TV recently. I admit the navigation is non-intuitive, but I'll try to list here what I've learned mostly through trial and error:
    There are three basic screens: (a) the game chooser (Game) screen that you see at startup where you can select Today's games and others using the Calendar; (b) the full screen game view (Full); and the innings screen (Innings) you get when you press Info from Full.

    While in Full or Innings, the trick play buttons (replay, advance, pause, play, FF, REW) work as do the long press of replay (to beginning) and advance (to live). If the video freezes, I will try the "to live" long press (or FF) to try to unfreeze ... otherwise I try to restart the game from the Game screen before a reboot occurs.

    Here is the non-intuitive tricky part. You can only get to Game by pressing the left-arrow from Full, unless Innings is focused on an inning in the linescore (like after a skip to inning). You must bring the Inning focus back to the left menu to get back to Game (easiest is to do that before going to Full after an inning skip).

    You can always get to Full by pressing Zoom, and I usually exit the app by pressing Live TV (you can also do that with a couple of presses by left arrowing out of Game).

    That's the basics ... I'm sure I left some things out, but it should help you.
     
  15. May 25, 2014 #55 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    Good to hear that you're having good luck with the MLB TV app on your Tivo.....the quality on my Roamio Base and Mini are still not up to par.....the pictures quality has been ok for the most part but there are audio pauses and sometimes it rewinds back a few seconds....a couple of times early in the season it completely locked up my Tivo's requiring a reboot ....I've posted and posted on MLB's forum and they have told me a few times that their developers are working on fixes but here we are two months almost into the season and these problems haven't went away. Luckily I have a Roku and Apple TV that I can watch the games on....they pushed out an update for the Roku at the end of April and it seems the most stable device for me, however, I'd love to be able to watch them on my Tivo's......was hoping my Tivo would be the only STB that I'd have to use but not so......Netflix and other apps are working fine just not the MLB app....
     
  16. May 25, 2014 #56 of 120
    Scooterj

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    MLB TV app is complete junk. The glitches have been fixed on most devices but not The Roamio. Glad I have a Roku 3 to watch the games or I would be really mad. I read MLB TV changed some software this year so maybe it does not work well with the Tivo.
     
  17. May 25, 2014 #57 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    I agree Scooterj....they have fixed some of the devices to where MLB is watchable although I still don't see the quality that was in years past....they definitely haven't addressed the issue with Tivo devices as mine still pauses, skips, rewinds, etc.... I think right now the quality on the Roku is the best but I'd like to do away with all these STB's and only use my Tivo but looks like that won't be happening anytime soon.
     
  18. May 25, 2014 #58 of 120
    humbb

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    I'm not sure why my results would be different ... I've had no problem watching complete games (and even switching between several games) this weekend with the TiVo app, other than an occasional freeze - no reboots.

    Only thing I can think of is I changed my static DNS assignments to Level 3 DNS at 4.2.2.3, 4.2.2.4 and 4.2.2.5 on my Linksys router setup a couple of years ago as recommended by the MLB TV support team. Maybe try that if you haven't?

    I'm just grasping right now. :confused:
     
  19. May 25, 2014 #59 of 120
    ukwildcat4life

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    I can watch games with my Tivo Roamio and Mini but the quality is not good....early in the season it caused my devices to reboot a few times but that hasn't happened in a while...The problem for me watching on Tivo at the moment is that there are audio pauses, occasional skipping/freezing, and rewinds....I can also go back and forth between games.....an MLB forum Moderator had me change my DNS settings on my router a few weeks ago to google DNS and that really never helped as I could see no noticeable difference....fact is MLB TV has major problems this year across all devices; some they have fixed and others are still waiting such as Tivo so until they announce that they have worked on a fix for Tivo I will have to continue watching on my Roku as its doing really well compared to my Tivo devices.
     
  20. Jun 6, 2014 #60 of 120
    synch22

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    Got the rest of then season offer for $50 , I bit.

    Don't forget with unblock us you can get locals on your TiVo. As I am typing it just froze haha but usually does OK.
     

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