Disney+

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  1. Oct 7, 2019 #61 of 143
    dadrepus

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    I hate the Apple remote. Wish I could find a regular remote that would work instead. Don't like the logictec's too many small buttons.
     
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    dswallow

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    Logitech's Hub and Alexa's voice commands or even Alexa's buttons. :)
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2019 #63 of 143
    dadrepus

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    Don't use anything Alexa related.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2019 #64 of 143
    MishaHill

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    The Apple TV can learn any remote you want -- kind of like the process of most universal remotes, you tell the Apple TV to learn it, it walks you through pushing the relevant buttons, and it learns those IR codes. It can even learn buttons the Apple remote doesn't have, like FFW and Skip. You can either use a remote for hardware you don't use anymore (or don't have at all), or use an unused device on a universal.
     
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    gary.buhrmaster

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    If money is not THE decider, some of the home automation vendors (such as Crestron, or Control4, or Savant, or ....) have many options and remotes available. They are not low end consumer, or even mid-range prosumer devices, but one remote to rule them all (and in the darkness, bind them?) with pricing to match.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2019 #66 of 143
    fyodor

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    The HDMI-CEC on the apple tv is pretty good and allows for navigation, playback, etc. I just use my TV remote.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2019 #67 of 143
    TonyD79

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    I have a Sony remote that can learn any infrared buttons. For my Apple TV, I assigned an arbitrary device I don’t own to a device in the remote and the Apple TV will map most of its functions interactively.

    Sony RMVLZ620 priced around $30 but I’ve gotten it for less.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2019 #68 of 143
    TonyD79

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    Back to Disney+

    If you have Hulu or ESPN+ already, they credit back the cost of Hulu (with ads) and ESPN+ if you get a bundle. You get to keep your Hulu with ads which you pay for individually. So you only pay the difference. My Disney plus bundle is costing me an additional $1 with the bundling.
     
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    jlb

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    I may do a trial at some point just to see the original trilogy in 4k, but with Netflix, Hulu, and Prime in my arsenal, I just don't see subbing to Disney.
     
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    spiderpumpkin

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    Original theatrical releases or the 1997 Special Editions?
     
  11. Nov 12, 2019 #71 of 143
    tommiet

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    I may not have needed it... but got it for $3.99 a month for 3 years. Got an email from Disney about 3 months ago.
     
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    Saturn_V

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    97' SWSEs with the additional 2004 DVD additions.
     
  13. Nov 12, 2019 #73 of 143
    Blitz28179

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    Is it D+ out yet? If yes how do you guys like it?Interface?? Navigation??
     
  14. Nov 12, 2019 #74 of 143
    tommiet

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    It's OK... Reminds me of Amazon's devices. I'm using my Samsung TV app. So it will depend on the app you use... But my wife LOVES Disney and is happy with it. Happy Wife, Happy Life.
     
  15. Nov 12, 2019 #75 of 143
    Blitz28179

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    So you can stream anything disney now, correct? Wonder if this will take a hit from the blu/ray sales??
     
  16. Nov 12, 2019 #76 of 143
    wco81

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    Blu Ray sales are pretty much dead.

    But I think they will play around with windows when things will be available then unavailable.

    So far the only original content getting buzz seems to be The Mandalorian. Remains to be seen if that will have any appeal to the general public who are not Star Wars nerds.
     
  17. Nov 12, 2019 #77 of 143
    Sam Ray

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    Android is not really an operating system. Android is a UI on top of Linux; Linux is the operating system. Tivo already uses Linux; it is the OS for Tivo.

    Tivo boxes are locked up for digital rights security purposes. The data on the drive is encrypted and the processors are special processors that process encrypted data. Tivo applications do not execute within the Tivo box, obviously for security reasons. Use of Android for Tivo would allow foreign applications to execute within the secure system and jeopardize the digital rights security. So it definitely cannot be done.
     
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    Sam Ray

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    Has anyone said anything about WebOS? Our LG TV updated WebOS today. I have not had a chance to check (the TV is in use by the family) but LG TV Disney+ Gift with Purchase certainly indicates that Disney+ works in the specified LG TVs.
     
  19. Nov 12, 2019 #79 of 143
    TonyD79

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    A lot of Disney, yes. But not all. There is almost all Star Wars content. Lots of Marvel, movies and animation. Many Disney movies old and recent but that is probably the part that has the most holes. Phineas and Ferb as well as the Simpsons.

    The interface is okay on Roku. Kind of like Netflix with side navigation bar and “featured” categories. To get to the real library you have to go to a type (movie, series) and do A to Z or type like Drama, etc.

    PQ and 5.1 sound on Roku. There is some 4K as well.
     
  20. Nov 12, 2019 #80 of 143
    Sam Ray

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    I am nearly certain that all of that applies to the newer HTML5 applications. None of this applies to the older HME applications. See List Of Known TiVo HME Applications - TiVo HME Developers Wiki. I have tried some of those in the past, a few years ago. Applications such as those are used by executing them in a (non-Tivo) box then going to a Tivo box and specifying the IP address. I did that in the past; I compiled and implemented (used) applications in my system that my Tivo box used.

    So the hard part of implementing a HME Tivo application is providing the systems (hardware). For a service such as Disney+ that would be a substantial investment. The Disney Plus Tivo application would need to process every Tivo user in the hardware.
     

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