Free Amazon Video On Demand With Amazon Prime!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by amark, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. 1080p guy

    1080p guy New Member

    Mar 29, 2011


    And you just entered the fray by calling it "threadcrapping"! How is it that people on these forums(& I've yet to come across any forum this does'nt occur) people find the necessity to get involved with comments that were'nt directed to them personally! Is there an overabundance of people who end up emotionally devastated & crying profusely because others did'nt chime in with their comments? Life goes on. "Threadcrapping" is a pretty inventive term. I can't say I think it really derails threads though,unless, there's a lull in the subject matter discussion. Don't worry, the subject will come up again! (Oops! am I guilty of "Threadcrapping"? Oh the shame!!)
  2. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Diego,...
    I doubt that he invented it--I've heard it many times before.

    He must have felt strongly about it--it was only his 10th post in over 3 years membership at this site.
  3. 1080p guy

    1080p guy New Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    I was'nt implying that he might have invented the term. It really is kind of a shame that anyone feels that strongly about something that really does'nt warrant having concern about. There's a famous quote from Field of Dreams that goes "If you build it, they will come" Well, to this I would add "If you ignore conversations that are'nt yours, they will go away". It really is'nt rocket science. Better yet, start a new thread! Do people really sit around thinking "Oh, crap now I'll never find out what I was wondering about!" If that's the case, then maybe they should be surfing the Self Assertiveness help forums. (Sorry for the soap box rant, but it seems 'comon' sense has gone the way of the 8track tape these days!)
  4. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Seriously? You reply to a 2-month-old comment that was germane to the discussion at the time but is now long past and you actually have the nerve to claim I'm the one thread-crapping?

    Or maybe I should say: You mostly lurk and what finally gets you to post something is this? :)
  5. bworrell

    bworrell Member

    Mar 18, 2002


    Any new news on when this is going to be supported by Tivo? I just recently signed up for Amazon Prime. Why isn't this supported yet?
  6. wp746911

    wp746911 New Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    my guess is when they support the dual core processor and when they fix the HD menus...
  7. Jun 2, 2011 #127 of 567

    puffy_fluff New Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    When will that be?
  8. Jun 2, 2011 #128 of 567

    Fofer Bo55man69

    Oct 29, 2000
    Anyone's guess. Some say it's taken so long (over a year with no news) that it might never happen. These are glaring omissions, and you'd think TiVo would be embarrassed to not have finished it by now.
  9. Jun 2, 2011 #129 of 567

    rdodolak Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Only TiVo knows when, or if, that may happen ...
  10. Jul 1, 2011 #130 of 567
    Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler Member

    May 10, 2000
    Garland, TX
    ...and we roll on into another month. Nothing here yet. Sigh.
  11. Jul 1, 2011 #131 of 567

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Just assume it will never happen. Otherwise you set yourself up for disappointment.

    Having been a TiVo customer for about 8 years, I've come to the conclusion that once something is released by TiVo it is rarely updated. This is more true of recent releases. Good examples of this are YouTube, Netflix and the HD user interface.

    I've come to believe that TiVo apparently wants to be a jack of all trades, but master of none (save DVR functionally). So as long as a feature is at least semi-functional, it won't be updated. That would include Amazon, which ironically I think is one of TiVo's strongest features.
  12. Jul 1, 2011 #132 of 567

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    How is the Amazon streaming anyway with the devices that have it. I don't think any of my devices have it.
  13. Jul 1, 2011 #133 of 567

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    It works similar to Netflix. I don't have any issues streaming Netflix so I have never had issues streaming Amazon. I use streaming on my Roku because unlike the TiVo, I don't have to wait for it to download and it appears the quality is no different than the download version.
  14. Jul 1, 2011 #134 of 567

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Diego,...
    It's fine. I bought the Panasonic DMP-BDT110 3D BD player mostly to get the Viera Cast Netflix player. HD PQ and AQ is on par with Netflix 720p, though at a significantly lower average bit rate, increasing your chances of getting the HD stream on lower bandwidth service.
  15. Jul 1, 2011 #135 of 567

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    The download version is higher quality (1024i or 1024/24p) at around a 6 Mbps bit rate. Whether that makes a difference or not depends on TV and source material.

    Personally for rentals, I prefer the TiVo since i like the local control (trick play and the like) and the ability to watch up to 30 days after renting. For purchases, I prefer Roku because I don't really care about downloading (though I can watch while downloading) and it works well.

    The fly in the ointment is that the servers' Amazon uses are sometimes overloaded during the evenings, which makes streaming impossible. So downloading during the day gets around that. Strangely Netflix never has speed issues, likely because they use multiple providers.
  16. Jul 3, 2011 #136 of 567

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Feb 22, 2009
    It works just fine with my Sony Media Player. I'd rather use my TiVos but the SMP will do.
  17. Aero 1

    Aero 1 Active Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    my cross post from AVS as an FYI:

    dont know if this was mentioned here or not, but as you know, if you have one of the free 1 year amazon mom or student Prime accounts, instant streaming is not included.

    But today, my free student Prime account expires and i got a renewal email for $39 and now it includes streaming. so if you have a student account, wait the year if you really, really want streaming.

  18. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    I just wanted to chime in too regarding Amazon VOD. Since we have just basic cable (for local HD), we use Amazon for In Plain Sight. Our downloads generally are pushed Sunday evening/overnight.

    Quality is great. Never a problem.
  19. c.hack

    c.hack New Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    I use a Roku for Netflix and Amazon streaming. Roku quality and reliability and interface are much much better than TiVo. You can get a new Roku for $59 with no monthly fees. Its incredible how incompetent TiVo has become at everything except collecting money. They need to fire their employees (who stopped innovating 10 years ago) and start fresh.
  20. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    So how is the Roku at recording cable/satellite/OTA signals?

    TiVo is a DVR with some added Internet access features. A Roku is a streaming device. Comparing the cost of the 2 is like comparing the cost of apples and oranges.

    It would be great if a TiVo had all the streaming features of a Roku and I think TiVo made a mistake not adding as much of that functionality as possible but honestly at this point the streaming ship has sailed.

    Either someone is willing to pay for a TiVo as a DVR or they are not. As you pointed out anyone can get streaming abilities for $59 and most new TVs and blu-ray players are moving in the direction of providing most of what a Roku provides now and in the very near future will provide all the streaming abilities anyone will want/need. Again leaving TiVo's value as being a DVR.


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