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What happened to CNET?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by blacter, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. blacter

    blacter New Member

    Oct 28, 2002
    I can't remember how I set it up initially, but I've received and enjoyed CNET videos for a number of years. Now they no longer show up. A search told me to sign up through "Showcases," I tried that but found only two options. Something called "Killer Woman" and a Bounty paper towel commercial. Do any of you know how/if I can get CNET back?
  2. caughey

    caughey Member

    May 26, 2007
    Orange County
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    They took away the special web videos app and incorporated it into search instead. Or you can watch some of them directly through the Launchpad app. You can see a list of the ones you have set to auto download in the Manage Recording & Downloads->Download Manager section.
  4. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    While I think it's way more of a pain to find out about various videos -- i.e. I guess there's essentially NO BROWSE at all, which is how I found the CNET videos originally..

    one change that they made now that *IS* cool is that you can simply "Explore the Show" to use a MUCH more similar UI as when dealing with TV Shows.. i.e. downloading old episodes is much easier now IMHO.

    Though admittedly, nowadays I mostly download on the Tivo as a "backup" and really end up watching on my iPad since I can watch at 2x there. (Backup may not really be the right word, but once in a RARE while, one of the other seems to miss an episode, and since they post a LOT of videos, there isn't a hugely long backlog of available episodes..)
  5. RonH

    RonH Member

    Apr 18, 2002
    Good to know I'd not lost my mind. I too couldn't remember how I subbed to those videos but I do recall being able to "browse", which is the only reason I found them all to begin with. I'm not so certain search would be very useful unless you knew the thing you were searching for existed under some name. I didn't know all these videos existed until I spent 30 minutes browsing through the list one day long ago.

    I subscribed to a dozen or so and have been enjoying them. After getting the Roamio I could not find how to add the subscription. I could find CNET using some app whose name I don't recall and view some videos but there was no way to subscribe from there.

    So now I'll go back to the Premiere, jot down the names of the broadcast I subbed to, then go 'search' for them on the Roamio. At least they're still available.

    Also. Stupid that CNET would not let me 'transfer' them though. Duh.
  6. jgametest

    jgametest New Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Last I recall there is two places to find Cnet. One is in HotList and the other is in OperaTVStore and choose Cnet. Now I noticed they added a few apps in this function. I'm wondering Tivo is planning on removing the app from the main page and letting Opera run the show.

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