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New Netflix App

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

  1. Jan 4, 2014 #241 of 304
    mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    The new client is still Javascript, etc, just running in a pared down, purpose-optimized "browser" of Netflix's design.

    I just had my first crash while playing a title in the Netflix client on my Roamio basic. It happened while I was recording from one tuner (sadly I have a two piece recording with a 3-4 minute gap :rolleyes:).
     
  2. Jan 4, 2014 #242 of 304
    pautler

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    When I log into my netflix account via the web I see my profile and my wife's profile, and can switch back and forth between them. When I log in via my TiVo Roamio it puts me into my profile, and I can't seem to figure out how to access my wife's profile. It seems like it should be under the 'settings' section in the menu, but there isn't much there. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!

    -Joe
     
  3. Jan 4, 2014 #243 of 304
    mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    Profiles worked for a short while after the new Netflix player appeared on Roamio (like a single day or so) and then stopped working, all signs of them disappearing (I can't remember whether they were working with the HTML5 player that shipped on Roamio). There's been no explanation why. Profiles have worked on Premiere since I finally got the new Netflix player on it.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2014 #244 of 304
    pautler

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    Aaaaahhh, ok. That explains it. Thanks!

    I was starting to think I was missing something really simple because I saw earlier posts in this thread saying that profiles were now supported, but I guess I didn't read far enough through the thread to see that they were later pulled back from the Roamio for some reason.

    Thanks again.

    -Joe
     
  5. Jan 4, 2014 #245 of 304
    ustavio

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    Try signing out of your profile on the Roamio then switching the profile to your wife's... on the computer. When you sign back in on the TiVo, your wife's should be the one that appears.Switch back to your profile the same way. It seems that this is the only way to switch profiles (although it doesn't work for everyone).
     
  6. Jan 6, 2014 #246 of 304
    JC Fedorczyk

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    Any word on the supposed update to stop reboots?
     
  7. Jan 6, 2014 #247 of 304
    lessd

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    When recording anything on my TiVo I will not, in the future, watch Netflix on the TiVo as it re-booted last night when 3 things were recording, I was not pressing any buttons just watching when the picture stopped and TiVo Roamio + rebooted, lost about 5 minutes of each program, a PITA. (I can also watch Netflix on my Smart HDTV)
     
  8. Jan 6, 2014 #248 of 304
    Woodburner

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    Count me as another one with the netflix reboot. At least the Roamio boots up alot faster than my series 3.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2014 #249 of 304
    pgoelz

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    FWIW, we are watching Netflix right now and there are massive issues between Comcast and other non-Comcast destinations in the last 30-45 minutes. I get 55Mb/S from me to Comcast Detroit (using their speed test) and about 1Mb/S to Comcast Chicago (also using the Comcast speed test app). Using Speakeasy Speed Test to Los Angeles, I get 0.22 Mb/S. Netflix is frequently freezing and re-buffering and flipping between HD and very low resolution. So far (knock on wood) no reboots. So simple network issues are not what would seem to trigger a reboot.

    Paul
     
  10. Jan 7, 2014 #250 of 304
    lessd

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    Change in speed is not the same as the network going down altogether, but I don't know for sure what causes the random TiVo/Netflix re-boot.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2014 #251 of 304
    ustavio

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    Neither, apparently does TiVo and/or Netflix.;)
     
  12. Jan 7, 2014 #252 of 304
    rainwater

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    Looks like profiles are back on the Netflix app. Not sure when this update hit but I noticed it today.
     
  13. Jan 7, 2014 #253 of 304
    kbmb

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    I'm seeing the same thing here.....profile support on my Roamio.

    -Kevin
     
  14. Jan 7, 2014 #254 of 304
    ustavio

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    I've noticed profiles as well :eek: Netflix UI is up one from previous. HD bitrate is still 3850 kbps, so no SuperHD at the moment (although it's spotty at best anyway). Fingers are crossed.
     
  15. Jan 7, 2014 #255 of 304
    ustavio

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    Update: Been wondering why subtitles are no longer yellow (got used to them) and haphazard sizes. After logging into my Netflix account to see what's what, I noticed that one can now choose the style and color of subtitles for each account. My wife can use BIG WHITE subtitles and I can use the smaller yellow subtitles I prefer.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2014 #256 of 304
    mikeyts

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    I discovered that a couple of weeks ago and started a thread on AVS Forum about it: "News Flash--You Can Set Netflix Subtitle Appearance!".

    It has multiple uses. If you use a service like Unblock-US.com to view titles from the Netflix catalogs of other regions you'll find that sometimes there are forced subtitles on English language content in some regions (almost always in some). For example, in the Brazil and Mexico regions you almost always have to have subtitles in either Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese; there is no option for "no subtitles". Using the subtitle appearance setting you can display those subtitles as small black text on a black background which will show up as tiny little black bars, much less distracting than text in a language that you can't read; if the film is in scope AR it will likely get "displayed" in the letterboxing bars :).
     
  17. Jan 7, 2014 #257 of 304
    PaperFriend

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    Profiles on my Roamio also
     
  18. Jan 7, 2014 #258 of 304
    mckingsley

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    Hallelujah. I can finally get the kids back on the Tivo and not have to have them switch to the PS3 to watch netflix.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2014 #259 of 304
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I'm sure this is in preparation for CES. Gotta look good for the press!
     
  20. Jan 8, 2014 #260 of 304
    rainwater

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    I doubt that is the reason. I hardly think TiVo or Netflix will be making a big deal about them adding this feature back.
     

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