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New Netflix App

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

  1. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    For whatever reason they omitted "Play from beginning" from the title menu. Perhaps mentally challenged people were forever choosing it and accidentally losing their bookmarks. The 3x rewind is extremely fast so you can get back to the beginning very quickly, but you might be someone who hasn't seen it and don't want to be exposed to any of it.

    They also omitted the "Audio & subtitles" title menu item. You can change select those options during playback but I'd rather set it up before I start.
     
  2. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Member

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    no, it's not fixed! I just had another reboot!
     
  3. monkeydust

    monkeydust New Member

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    The 3x rewind is not fast enough for a 2 year old who is wondering why Tinkerbell isn't playing immediately. :)
     
  4. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Active Member

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    Another new feature I noticed was the TiVo jump-back and skip-ahead remote buttons now work in Netflix. I did had some trouble getting them to consistently work well, but they are supported now and hopefully a work in progress.

    Something else I noticed (though no idea if this is new because I never used this feature on the old HTML5 app) is that if you let the end of episode auto-play kick in on old TV shows that have opening credits right away, the next episode will begin playback *after* the opening credits have finished. Nice feature.
     
  5. bbrown9

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    I got word from Margret that there are more updates in early December that are intended to fix the reboot issue.

    Patiently waiting....
     
  6. jwbelcher

    jwbelcher New Member

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    It be nice to know why profiles continue to be pulled. You'd expect profiles to have stayed with the new app. Are they planning to restrict profiles on Tivo? :confused:

    I tried launching a program using my kids profile from our iPad using DIAL, but the Tivo app complained about not being logged in with the same account.... I guess I have to stick to using my ipad + chromecast to use profiles / netflix. :thumbsdown:
     
  7. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    It's been part of the Netflix "Post-play Experience" since the feature launched in mid-August 2012. If a TV series has no establishing scene at the beginning it will skip the title sequence. So many shows do begin with pre-title establishing scenes so you may not have noticed before. For example, the Law & Order, NCIS and CSI series always begin with a scene before the titles either showing the murder happening (without revealing the culprit) or showing the discovery of the murder victim(s). Most kid shows don't, for which Post-play title skipping is a good thing, saving poor parents having to endlessly listen to the title theme of Phineas and Ferb (which I actually like but don't want to hear every 22 minutes :D).
     
  8. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    That is bizarre. It's obviously been pulled; not only does it not ask, an option to change it should be in the menu row (along with Search, Kids, Settings and Exit) and that's gone as well. Why does it keep getting pulled from TiVo and only TiVo (I check six other platforms, two with the old HTML5 UI, and they all still have it).
     
  9. JC Fedorczyk

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    Any idea when in December for the fixes? The reboot issue is a big PITA. It's a shame too because I really like the app.
     
  10. bbrown9

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    I didn't get any specific dates - just "early December".
     
  11. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    I noticed another little bug; during 3X FF the red line on the scrub bar starts to flicker. Annoying but harmless.
     
  12. ustavio

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    I just had another Netflix reboot. First one since the "New Netflix" unveiled, the UI has gone from release 6-p, to 10-p, to 16-p then 19-p. Started with profiles then....gone again. This was supposed to be fixed, then fixed again in November and now December. I don't think they know what's causing it. Or they not what the issue is.....but just can't get it to work right. This is beyond annoying.
     
  13. ustavio

    ustavio New Member

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    It was supposed to be November, now pushed back t December. I just don't think Tivo or Netflix even know what the problem is. Either that or they know but have no clue on a fix. Previous "fixes" have helped some but created new problems for others.
     
  14. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    The issue, I suspect, is that there is no single "the problem" to be found. There are multiple problems, some of which have been fixed and some not. There are many slightly peculiar networks out there (whether it be ISP or LAN) and TiVo/Netflix are working their way through them. The Roamio/Mini doesn't appear to be very resilient to network problems yet.

    I haven't had a Netflix reboot in a long time (30+ shows, well over a month); I think my particular problem has been solved. So they are making progress, which I realize may be both reassuring but very frustrating to you!
     
  15. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    I've never had a Netflix reboot, as far as I can tell.
     
  16. ustavio

    ustavio New Member

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    Famous last words. We are now officially adding you to the Reboot Queue:D
     
  17. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    I haven't had a reboot with Netflix since the last TiVo update. I don't suspect it is a widespread problem anymore and is isolated to a few single conditions.
     
  18. ustavio

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    Hopefully they are narrowing it down. I just had another reboot. The second in two days. Both while recording. Both after profiles yanked. It's quite vexing. I wonder, however, how many experience this issue sporadically and/or randomly (who don't know about this forum) and just shrug it off.
     
  19. pgoelz

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    Just to add a data point.... we have had the Roamio basic (upgraded to 2TB) for a couple weeks and watch plenty of Netflix. Zero reboots.

    We are connected to 30Mb/S Comcast via router and wired ethernet, if that matters. Netflix has been flawless.

    We have had several C133 errors though. Never while using the Netflix player.

    Paul
     
  20. bbrown9

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    Mine is also wired Ethernet.

    Maybe it has something to do with time of day and how busy Netflix servers are? I watch at night - lately in the wee hours of the morning after any recordings have finished to avoid having a reboot interrupt a recording.

    Or maybe there's a regional thing to it. I'm in MA.

    Or ISP - I have Verizon FIOS for both cable and internet.

    Or maybe it's a problem with Plus/Pro units and not basic? I have a Roamio Pro.
     

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