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New Netflix App

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

  1. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Member

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    Paul, that sounds like another bug.

    The reboots we have been talking about occurred while watching video on Netflix. At least that is what I have seen.
     
  2. ustavio

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    Same exact thing happened to me last night. Server 3 stalled and the network check didn't complete. Exiting Netflix caused a black screen and a reboot. Server 3 still hangs. I still get a black screen but eventually get to Tivo Central without a reboot but it is, yet another bug.

    I see that Netflix moved from UI release 22p to 27p. Whether or not that affects Server connectivity or not, I don't know.

    Keep posting these things when they happen. Apparently, TivoMargret is dialed in to this forum and they are working on various fixes. Send her an email. Be a squeaky wheel. I know I am:D
     
  3. ustavio

    ustavio New Member

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    I think they are all part of the same cluster of bugs. I even had a reboot just thinking about watching Netflix (now that was creepy). It all seems to be related to whatever ongoing changes Tivo and/or Netflix are making as they tinker with their respective software.
     
  4. ustavio

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    Mom always told me a squeaky wheel gets the grease although the mental image is not particularly appealing. The one about honey attracting more bees than vinegar always made wonder why I would want a bunch of bees......:eek:

    Who come up with these things?
     
  5. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    "You can catch more flies with honey...", which I've always heard, makes a little more sense, using honey to bait a flytrap. Of course, you can catch the most flies with foul smelling substances :D.
     
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    mckingsley

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    I just want to know definitevly why profiles support was removed and if there are at least plans to bring it back.


    Because of this and the fact that it is working well on other devices it makes me want to use my PS3 for Netflix. It would be nice to be able to stay in the Tivo experience.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2013 #207 of 304
    jrtroo

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  8. Dec 8, 2013 #208 of 304
    mckingsley

    mckingsley New Member

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    Well from higher posts in this thread it seemed like Tivo is coming out with updates to help netflix reboots, but does that also mean adding profiles?
     
  9. Dec 8, 2013 #209 of 304
    ustavio

    ustavio New Member

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    TiVoMargret indicated in her post that an upcoming (this month) update will address "some" of the issues related to Netflix reboots. While I try to remain optimistic, I'll just have to wait and see if this update fixes my particular and ongoing random reboot issue. It remains baffling to me as to why this problem even exists much less persists through multiple updates to date. I've never had this problem with Netflix on any other platform. I am hopeful that profiles (and consistent SuperHD....another nit to pik) will return but as of now, I refuse to use TiVo's Netflix portal while recording anything. If I want a reboot free experience, profiles and SuperHD, I use my PS3 or Blu-Ray Players.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2013 #210 of 304
    MoBoost

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    I have no sound using Netflix with my Premiere. This has been an ongoing problem for a long time through all of the updates. Been using my PS3, it would be nice to use TiVo. Any suggestions to correct this?
    Thanks,
    Jon
     
  11. Dec 8, 2013 #211 of 304
    mikeyts

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    Do you have 5.1 sound selected for titles which have it? If so, can your AVR handle Dolby Digital Plus? Some older receiver/amps can't, and pretty much no televisions.
     
  12. JC Fedorczyk

    JC Fedorczyk New Member

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    So I take it the latest update didn't fix the reboot issue?
     
  13. bbrown9

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    No, I don't think so. The release notes that TiVoMargret posted didn't include it.
     
  14. BiloxiGeek

    BiloxiGeek Reality Challenged

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    The wife and I watched a bunch of "The IT Crowd" episodes yesterday via NetFlix streaming and it worked quite nicely until we finished watching the last episode. Trying to return to TiVo Central from the NetFlix app caused a reboot. I can't be 100% certain but I'm pretty sure that was the first NetFlix related reboot I've experienced.
     
  15. JC Fedorczyk

    JC Fedorczyk New Member

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    Yeah that's part of the annoyance. I watched 2 or 3 episodes of something right after the update and thought it was fixed. Then got a crash after an hour of a movie and then got immediate crashes no matter what on another show.

    I'm sure the randomness of the issue isn't helping identify a solution but man it sure would be nice to have it fixed.
     
  16. pgoelz

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    I have had zero crashes and we watch a couple Netflix programs each night. There HAS to be something I am or am not doing that doesn't stimulate crashes.

    Roamio basic, 2TB
    Hardwired (never set up WiFi)
    28Mb/S internet, recenetly upgraded to 55Mb/S
    ~70mS pings to the Tivo site, give or take
    Fixed IP, DNS set by DHCP
    No Netflix rebuffering EVER except for one event where Comcast was having issues
    Samsung 47" LCD
    HDMI direct to the TV, no intervening device
    Fixed 1080i output from the Roamio
    Nearly constant recordings on at least one tuner

    Should we all compare notes????

    Paul
     
  17. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    If your network drop out for a few milliseconds and you using Netflix that can cause a re-boot of the TiVo, depending what your doing.
     
  18. leiff

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    not related to your problem but shouldn't you be using 1080 P fixed not 1080 I? in my testing that makes 720 P material looks better .
     
  19. pgoelz

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    I'll try 1080p. I selected 1080i because that was what the Roamio claimed my TV preferred and because I figured it would give better fluidity to rapid motion. But I just noticed when I looked that 1080p is 60fps, not 30fps, so that might indeed be the preferred format except for older 480i programming that is broadcast as-is and not converted to progressive.

    There was speculation a while back that it was resolution switching during Netflix playback that stimulated a reboot. Is that still on the table?

    Paul
     
  20. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    Watching half-a-dozen Netflix shows a week, I haven't had a Netflix reboot for a couple of months (and then just one). I have a solid ethernet network; I agree that some folks problem may be their (or their ISP's) network since blips have caused reboots in the past.

    A problem with the new app that I do see, is that I'm missing between 10 and 20% of all subtitles when I watch a subtitled show (anime mostly). If I rewind, I can see the subtitles that I missed, but that's a pain. This occurs on all the subtitled series I've watched, including ones that had no problems a month or so ago.
     

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