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Netflix on Tivo... anyone like it?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jscozz, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

    Sep 24, 2004
    Outside Phildadelphia
    If you're watching Netflix, then you are not:
    Watching cable tv content
    Watching Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Hulu or YouTube content
    Playing a video game
    and so on

    If you get used to spending all your time watching tv via Netflix, then Netflix becomes more valuable to you then those other entertainment services.

    Personally, I don't like post-play and hope they give us an option in the future to disable/enable it at will. I can see it being useful for many other people(for instance: parents), and even on occasion in my home, but I'd really be a lot happier with control over it.
  2. replaytv

    replaytv gun talk ignore list

    Feb 20, 2011
    Denver ish Colorado
    I hate Netflix on TiVo with my HD TiVo on DSL, as the the rewind feature works so badly. I do use it, but only because I get it for free. But when that stops, I would never pay for it.
  3. Philmatic

    Philmatic New Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    Not necessarily, streaming in low quality and slowly ramping up over 15-30 seconds uses much LESS bandwidth and is much quicker that waiting, buffering and using SuperHD from the very first second. It also makes for a better user experience since the stream start instantaneously.

    It might be bad quality and annoying to video purists, but most opening scenes contain credits or other scenes that don't add anything to the plot.
  4. RichieR

    RichieR New Member

    Dec 19, 2013
    Perfect! Thanks!
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    WIth the XBOne you can be playing a video game and watching Netflix at the same time.
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    NEtflix on the TiVo is the best one for me. I have Netflix on 25 or 30 devices. The TiVo Roamio and Mini are my "go to" boxes for watching netflix content now.
  7. gonzotek

    gonzotek tivo_xml developer

    Sep 24, 2004
    Outside Phildadelphia
    Yes, that's true. And with 9 screens arranged in a 3x3 square you could watch 9 things at once(10 if one of them is attached to a XBone ;) ). But that's not the point. Chances are a viewer is only going to want to pay close attention to one thing at any given moment*. Netflix wants to be that thing you're paying the most attention to. Which is what the senorgregster's question was about.

    * http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/tv-viewers-say-they-dont-like-multitasking_n_4651191.html
  8. audioscience

    audioscience Droppin' Science *

    Feb 10, 2005
    I have a Primiere, but the update to the Netflix software is 100x better that what it was before. I used to to avoid the Tivo Netflix app because the navigation and playback quality was worse. Quality-wise, the image would start out at the lowest possible resolution, very pixelated, and after about 30 seconds would do the 1 second black frame thing and audio would drop out while the resolution and feed caught up. For this reason I used the Xbox 360 for Netflix viewing.

    Now, however, everything plays smoothy at 1080p off the bat and navigation is a breeze. I've had no resolution or audio dropouts since the Netflix interface was updated. So now I can use the advantages of 1080p "Super HD" and Dolby Digital+ that other devices lack.
  9. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Netflix finally added a setting under Playback Settings (you set it on the web) to disable auto play of the next episode. A lot of people have been asking for this since they enabled this feature. Personally, I enjoy the auto play.
  10. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Had my first spontaneous netflix reboot today on a Mini. Yuck. Hope TiVo fixes that.
  11. senorgregster

    senorgregster New Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Just saw the article saying they have added a toggle. Very happy. :)
  12. JohnS-MI

    JohnS-MI Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    SE MI
    Question about Netflix audio on the Roamio.

    I understand Netflix uses Digital Dolby Plus which my AVR does not support. Does the optical output on the Roamio "transcode" this to legacy Digital Dolby 5.1 or do I only have the options of stereo or a new AVR?

    So far, the only thing I've streamed is Amazon Prime (which Tivo doesn't support) on a Roku 2 XS. I had to add an optical takeout box which passes the video through on HDMI to my TV but splits off audio to an optical output to my AVR.
  13. refried

    refried New Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    Brunswick, ME
    I used to hate the Netflix interface on the TiVo HD. I would always boot up the PS3 to watch Netflix or Hulu Plus. I recently upgraded to a Roamio. I never turn on the PS3 for Netflix or Hulu Plus anymore. The Roamio interface works well. On the PS3, Hulu likes to break the PS3 Blu Ray remote. I'm glad I don't have to deal with that anymore.
  14. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    I'm not sure what it does, but with my Roamio BAsic I go through an HDMI splitter sending one output to an XBOne HDMI input and the other directly to my iScan DUO. On the input going directly to my DUO, if my XBOne is off, I will get 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus. But if I turn my XBOne on, then I only get DOlby Digital from that connection. No idea why since the XBOne can handle the advanced audio codecs.
  15. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    I thought that was a beta feature of the Xbox One? Did you turn the option on?
  16. emstrom

    emstrom New Member

    Feb 19, 2003
    I just got the "upgrade" on my Premiere, and I loath it with a fiery passion. It might be enough to make me quit using it entirely. 90% of the screen is taken up by a single suggested movie, leaving only a single horizontally-scrolling row at the bottom for my list (which sucked even in the previous version, because it completely ignores the carefully-selected order I put my movies in via the web interface.) Because of that, I got used to using the search button in the previous interface, even to find items that were already in my list. With this new interface, I had to scroll down through no fewer than 15 rows of suggested content before I got to the search button.

    I'm a web interface designer and spend a lot of time working on things like this, and I have to say that whoever designed this new interface really got it wrong. It may look prettier, but the usability is awful. Instead of making it easier for people to get to their selected content, they made it 100 times harder.
  17. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Yes. I think the beta feature needs to be on for it to handle multi-channel audio on the HDMI input. Without it being checked I remember my TiVos only sending out stereo pcm.

    I never had a way to verify what the XBOne receives from my TiVos, whether DD or DD+ since I use multi-channel pcm output from the XBOne. One day I should connect a BD player or media player to the XBOne HDMI input to test out DOlby True HD and DTS-HD MA.
  18. bbrown9

    bbrown9 New Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    If you scroll up one you should get the bar with the search button
  19. CloudAtlas

    CloudAtlas New Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    On Netflix's website under your profile there is an option on the ordering of My List. Choose the manual setting.

    Order in My List.
    • netflix Suggests
    • Manual Ordering
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    The only problem is that it defaults to the Netflix suggestions. I never even knew that was an option. But I don't mind the Netflix suggestions anyway. I've found a bunch of movies from their suggestions that I otherwise would not have watched so it works well for me.

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