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New Netflix App

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by rainwater, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    I got my first C133 error last night though I wasn't watching Netflix. I was rapidly deleting a bunch of stuff I didn't want and i think I got a little ahead of the tivos ability to keep up.
     
  2. hamz9561

    hamz9561 New Member

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    The new app cleared up the video/audio drop out that I used to have on my Roamio with the original Netflix app that originally came with it.
     
  3. nws alpine

    nws alpine New Member

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    I start the movies from my iPhone now and push it to the Tivo. Once loaded you can move the slider in 1 second to the beginning. Much faster than rewinding.
     
  4. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    Manipulating the Netflix app on TiVo from the Android or iOS Netflix app via its DIAL support is very cool. You're right; you can instantly drag the little shuttle to the beginning of the film (jump to any arbitrary point in it). It also has the advantage that the tablet app has a much deeper browser than the one on TiVo (new or old), with tons of subgenres for each genre as well as lists of "titles like this one" for every title that you look at.
     
  5. NYHeel

    NYHeel Active Member

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    I just had my first reboot on my Roamio that I recall seeing. It was from Netflix. My son was watching something and I was trying to get out of the app by pressing the back button and I got a black screen that I couldn't get out of and then a reboot. A little annoying as it cost me 5 minutes of 1 recording.
     
  6. kbmb

    kbmb Active Member

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    This new interface is junk. Why can't they let me get to a grid view of my list? I have to scroll endlessly in a single line to browse through my list? Fine, keep that for the main screen, but at least allow a view all for my list to be able to easily see things.

    -Kevin
     
  7. ustavio

    ustavio New Member

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    Welcome to the Netflix Reboot Family. I can assure you that Tivo and Netflix are and have been aware of this vexing and persistent issue and are actively working to resolve it. In the process of doing so, the various Tivo software updates and Netflix HDUI releases have worked well for some but not so much for others. So, ignore the "I've Never Had a Reboot" skeptics. It is very unlikely that anything is wrong on your end. All the kinks should be sorted out by the end of the year including the return of profiles.

    In the meantime, try signing out and back into Netflix. It might help. Otherwise, be patient....help is on the way.
     
  8. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    Ustavio you've posted things in the past that point to you being either an insider or an apologist. Please let us know which. If you have inside info but can't publicly say how, a PM would be welcomed :)
     
  9. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

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    I get the impression he's gotten pretty deep into the hierarchy of Tivo technical staff after a lot of discussions with Support. But I'm just speculating.
     
  10. ustavio

    ustavio New Member

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    No I'm not an insider (I wish) nor am I an apologist (not even sure what that means). What I am is persistent. After spending so much for this Roamio, the one area that has plagued me since day one has been my inability to use Netflix without one problem or another. And reboots while using Netflix have been the most annoying of them all. I've tried a lot of the great advice given on this forum but the problem has still persisted. I simply refused to believe that I was the only one (or one of a handful) experiencing the same problem. So, by process of elimination (hardware, network, handshake, make and model of TV, etc), I ultimately felt it had to be either Tivo Software or Netflix Software or a combination of the two.

    To make a long story short, I have bugged the snot out of Tivo and Netflix seeking a solution and have posted what I have gleaned. I have been assured that Tivo will continue to address different issues in upcoming updates (that information has been also posted by others as well). Netflix has revamped their interface with all platforms (not just Tivo) and is constantly making updates, tweaks and changes to their UI (that too has been posted by others). Both companies have been trying to accomplish a lot at the same time and (obviously) there have been many glitches.

    In addition to being persistent, I am trying to be an optimist. Tivo and Netflix will fix these (and other) issues...and soon, because they must. It is in their best interests. Unhappy customers post unhappy remarks and write unhappy reviews.

    Besides, if this stuff ain't fixed soon, I'm just going to have to start reading books again.:(
     
  11. ustavio

    ustavio New Member

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    Bingo.
     
  12. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    Has anyone found a work around for this?

    My biggest peeve is that at the end of a program the window goes into a small PiP in the upper left corner and I can't find any way of making it go full screen again. It might surprise people, but sometimes I want to watch the credits, or there is actually an additional segment of the movie at the end of the credits.
     
  13. TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev, TiVo

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    Hi all,

    I want to reassure you that Netflix and TiVo are working closely together to address the reboots that some of you have experienced. I am currently expecting an update in mid-December that addresses some of these issues.

    If you are a frequent user of Netflix and feel like you experience reboots more frequently that others have reported, I invite you to join the Beta program where we are currently testing the next update.

    Sign up at http://fieldtrials.tivo.com and then send email to margret@tivo.com with the subject "Netflix reboot issue". I will be able to add a few of you to the program.

    Best,
    --Margret

    P.S. Check out our $25,000 Holiday Cash Sweepstakes: http://sweeps.tivo.com/HolidayCash/
     
  14. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Does anyone know if there is an alternate to the now removed "play from beginning" option? If you stop a movie, show, whatever before you get to the very end (i.e. during the credits) it doesn't reset to the start. So if you want to watch it again you now have to RW all the way back to the start, which is a huge PITA. I found that if I use my iPad to do it I can drag the bar to reset it back to the beginning, but that's not always convenient. Is there some other way, a secret key combo maybe, to jump back to the start of a program?
     
  15. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    Hit LEFT UP UP and OK to select the little inset windows and blow it up again.
     
  16. ustavio

    ustavio New Member

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    Bazinga!

    Thank you TivoMargret!
     
  17. anthonymoody

    anthonymoody New Member

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    Thank you ustavio. Love your persistence!

    And of course thank you Margret.
     
  18. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    That was the thing that came immediately to mind. When I do that the rest of the screen goes black and the little window in the upper left remains. It doesn't return to full screen.

    Seems to be a bug.
     
  19. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    I tried it just before I wrote that and it worked perfectly well but now I try it and it's pretty flaky. It started out doing what you said then I hit DOWN and it blew it up. I hit left and it went back to the Post Play display and I blew the credits back up. I did that a couple of times and it jammed (playing the credits of The 4400 Season 1 Episode 1). It needs work.
     
  20. pgoelz

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    I just had a very similar issue.... twice. I was poking around in the Netflix app and under SETTINGS I did a NETWORK CHECK. It stalled trying to communicate with "server 3" so I used the up arrow to select the GO BACK menu item. That took me back to the main Netflix screen. When I hit the BACK button, I got a black screen and then a reboot.

    I had recently changed the Tivo output format from fixed 1080i to multiple formats and remembered reading that keeping it fixed might help so I reset it to fixed 1080i.

    I then tried the above steps again. And it rebooted again at the same point after hitting the back button to back out of the Netflix app after the stalled server 3 step in a network check.

    After the second reboot, I once again opened the netflix app and went to the settings page but this time I did not perform a network check. And this time I was able to back out of the app without a reboot.

    Hope this helps narrow it down. I have seen other references to suspicions that something about a network issue can cause the Netflix app to reboot the Tivo. Maybe there is something to it?

    Paul
     

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