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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by ilovedvrs, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. CloudAtlas

    CloudAtlas New Member

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    When I looked into this I saw you already found the TiVo thread in forums.Vudu.com as well as started an all new thread below. So the only thing left to ask is how much do you want for the Roamio+LT?

     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Microsoft actually started doing this. They started paying for the development of Windows 8 versions of popular apps in an effort to make the platform more attractive. However even then only some app makers took them up on it.
     
  3. diek

    diek New Member

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    I only have about 10 movies in UV, but I really like renting movies from VUDU so I hope they add that to TiVo.
     
  4. dochsale

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    Hello, I see VUDU codes for $2 and seen people selling movies from VUDU for $6 on auctions, how to resell movie that you can buy on vudu.com ?
     
  5. SugarBowl

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    They are selling the codes that come with the Blu-ray Disc or DVD that you buy in stores.



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  6. godsey1

    godsey1 New Member

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    I have 521 movies on my VuDu account, and would love to see this app on my Roamio. Most of the time we watch VuDu through my PS3, but I don't want to wear it out just watching movies (it is the 60 gb system that is backwards compatible). We bought a new Sony bluray player that is 3D, but it doesn't play very well with VuDu. Come on Tivo and add this to our Roamio's,

    Tony
     
  7. rburriel

    rburriel New Member

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    1201 movies in my Vudu account (and an assortment of TV shows). I sure would love to see a Vudu app in Tivo. I hear the Tivo Summer Update has been released today. I assume it *doesn't* include a Vudu app? But now there's buzz around an upcoming Android app. How about Yahoo Screen? I'm going to need something for watching "Community".
     
  8. mumpower

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    I too have over a thousand movies in my Vudu/UV account and wish that TiVo would implement direct access for the service. It's a glaring omission imo.
     
  9. kinggabbo

    kinggabbo New Member

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    I would love a Vudu app for Tivo as well.
     
  10. Chris Gerhard

    Chris Gerhard Active Member

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    I have about 170 UV movies, accessible through Vudu or Flixter. I would prefer TiVo not try to add this service and others since it presents risk other far more important things like reliable DVR service could be impacted negatively. Who knows if the box could stream a 9Mbps HDX movie while properly recording something. It isn't like TiVos are powerful devices able to do anything imaginable. I wouldn't use Vudu with TiVo if it was added and don't use TiVo for Netflix or any other internet streaming as is.
     
  11. dswallow

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    There's nothing about VuDu that'd push the hardware any worse than Netflix or the other half-dozen or so video services it supports already do, including On-Demand.
     
  12. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    I believe VuDu requires 9 Mbps download for its highest quality streams, while Netflix peaks at 5.8 Mbps and Amazon streams HD at 2.8 Mbps (!). Of course all of them will fall back to lower bitrates -- with reduced PQ.
     
  13. dswallow

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    It's not like 9Mbps even approaches typical HD cable or OTA digital bandwidth.


    But in any case...

    http://www.vudu.com/faq.html

    What are my bandwidth requirements?

    Bandwidth requirements are as follows:
    HD - 2.25mbps or higher
    HDX - 4.5mbps or higher
     
  14. DigitalDawn

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    Along the same lines, does anyone know what kind of bandwidth Comcast uses for its HD VOD?
     
  15. dlfl

    dlfl Cranky old novice

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    Looks like my 9 Mbps requirement for Vudu was incorrect. I don't use Vudu but I did the speed test on my Panasonic BR player Vudu app. IIRC the HDX speed range started at 4.5 and went up to 9 (??), which is where I got the 9 from.

    Comparing bitrate requirements for Vudu and OTA or typical cable is an apples-and-oranges thing since Vudu uses H.264 encoding while the others use MPEG2. Vudu at 9 Mbps may well provide PQ equivalent to OTA at 15 Mbps.
     
  16. mumpower

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    Now that this is settled, I reiterate that adding Vudu to the My Shows menu is something that needs to happen. :)
     
  17. atmuscarella

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    I wouldn't worry to much about those concerns with a Roamio.

    I only have access to Frontier DSL and my 6Mbps service drops to 1-2 Mbps every evening (sometimes it goes below 1Mbps) so streaming doesn't work for me. I have 133 UV movies and would love to see Vudu added to my Roamio with the ability to down load movies like on a computer or PS3. Right now I have to download the movies to a PC and watch them from there not really an issue but it would be easier on my TiVo.
     
  18. kinggabbo

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  19. dalabera

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    I know it will be nice to Vudu in our Tivos, however I did some comparisons and found out that Amazon instant video give you better prices.

    My opinion is that they get some benefits from the rental/buying of movies so why put another competitor, which could complicate things....

    One huge benefit that Vudu offers is the option to redeem your UVVU movies and then streaming them whenever you want.
     
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