Disney+

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by ghartler, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    Tivo can't create the apps, but they could update to android to get more apps
     
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  2. JACKASTOR

    JACKASTOR Active Member

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    Why would they want to update to a very hackable and virus prone eco system? Sorry I like my TiVo software just the way it is.
     
  3. SullyND

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    Wasn’t it determined that they cannot do the TiVo GUI on a retail android unit due to the android terms and conditions?
     
  4. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea that's the first time I heard that
     
  5. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Well, there are no commercials on Disney+, so you shouldn't have that problem; but people are saying that some Simpsons episodes have been cropped from 4:3 to 16:9 (instead of pillarboxing them), while some other shows have been edited for content in subtle ways.

    Edit: Disney statement -- "We presented “The Simpsons” in 16:9 aspect ratio at launch in order to guarantee visual quality and consistency across all 30 seasons." These are the words of an imbecile.
     
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  6. pfiagra

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    for the whole Disney quote, which may have been an updated quote in response to said fan uproar:
    “We presented The Simpsons in 16:9 aspect ratio at launch in order to guarantee visual quality and consistency across all 30 seasons. Over time, Disney+ will roll out new features and additional viewing options. As part of this, in early 2020, Disney+ will make the first 19 seasons (and some episodes from Season 20) of The Simpsons available in their original 4:3 aspect ratio, giving subscribers a choice of how they prefer to view the popular series.”
     
  7. wco81

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    Supposedly next year their apps. will let you select 4:3 or 16:9 when watching those Simpsons episodes.
     
  8. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    The correct thing to do with the cropped versions is not to offer them as an option, but to ruthlessly destroy them, while firing anyone who approved them and permanently blackballing them from working in television.

    I'm a casual Simpsons fan at best, but this kind of thing disgusts me. And the proffered explanation -- "to guarantee visual quality" -- is insultingly absurd. Guarantee that it's low, sure. "Consistency"? Maybe -- but only the sort of foolish consistency that's the hobgoblin of little minds.
     
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  9. wco81

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    Well Simpsons have been on the air 30 years, predating the HD era?

    So unfortunately, there is going to be non widescreen episodes.
     
  10. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    No kidding. There's nothing at all wrong with non-widescreen episodes. They just need to be presented properly, and fully. Not cropped.
     
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  11. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Well, Disney has apparently +10M users now. The effort to gain a portion of 100k would not make sense, whatever pitch TiVo were to make. If you are unable to understand Disney's business decision, then you are welcome to your views.
     
  12. hapster85

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    Signed up for the bundle on launch day. Haven't been able to access ESPN+, nor have I had any success getting through to support. The Disney+ service itself on my Fire TV works great. We've watched several things now, without a single glitch, buffer, or pixelation. I'm trying to be patient with the ESPN+ issue, but it's going to start wearing thin very soon.

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  13. Chuck_IV

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    That 10M is such a misleading amount. Let me know what the PAYING subscriber totals are, after a couple weeks(after the 7day free trial ends) and after a year(when the Verizon free year ends).

    Only reason I have it is because of the free year through Verizon.


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  14. TonyD79

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    On what programming. I get a Disney+ bug that fades away in the upper right.
     
  15. JoeKustra

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    It only shows up when in a menu mode. It is gone from my Roku Ultra today.
     
  16. Balzer

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    That is a new theme available from Roku. It appeared on mine a day or two ago. You can go into the Roku settings/themes and change it to something else (or back to the default Roku theme).
     
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  17. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    There have been multiple theme options on Roku TV's for quite a while.
     
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  18. BigJimOutlaw

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    Apparently what makes one an operator for the "operator tier" isn't well-defined, and some folks now theorize Tivo Plus might satisfy the video/channel requirement. Guess we'll find out with the dongle next year.
     
  19. tarheelblue32

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    Yeah same thing with me. I only have it because Verizon gave it to me for free. I have no idea how many Verizon subscribers qualify for the free year, but it has to be north of 60 million. But hey, smart move on Disney's part having this one-year promo with Verizon to boost the initial adoption rate.
     
  20. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Since it's an animated show, hey could theoretically reanimate it and extend the animation outward. But I doubt they'd ever do that because of the cost.
     

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