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TiVo's New Netflix Player Hands-On Review

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by mikeyts, May 10, 2012.

  1. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

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    How does this process work on iOS devices? Can you imagine what Apple would tell an app provider who refuses to conform to the iOS UI conventions?
     
  2. djjuice

    djjuice New Member

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    I get an error when trying to use netflix after the update.
    its the usual "an unexpected error has occurred" I have restarted the tivo as well.
     
  3. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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  4. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Good lord, Tivo is not Apple, and is not in the position to drive that kind of bargain. It would be a better comparison to Android.

    Tivo can certainly express their opinion, but they clearly set this up so that everyone knows they don't own the code. We can work on compiling the list for Tivo to show Netflix, but we should complain to Netflix as well. That is hard to do, but their facebook page seemed to be a popular target last fall...
     
  5. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    I'd disagree. The 2012 Panasonic BD players have the same capabilities and UI; other players have the same capabilities sans 24p video output (I'm assuming that TiVo can output video at 24p through HDMI). Of the 6 devices I currently own which can stream Netflix, my favorite is probably Roku 2--I prefer the TiVo/PS3/BD-player UI, but the Roku is so much faster than anything other than PS3 (and operates on literally 1% the power drawn by my launch model 60GB PS3); it starts the player in about 5 seconds and titles start to stream in about the same amount of time. It cannot, however, output video in 24p or convert Netflix's DD+ into basic DD for AVRs and televisions which can't handle DD+ but that doesn't bother me.

    EDIT: Looking at the video in Engadget's XL4 review, the new TiVo player seems to start stream playback pretty quickly, much faster than the typical BD player.
     

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