Initial impressions and details of the TiVo Premiere Elite

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jfh3, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Oct 20, 2011 #761 of 1064
    jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Did you follow the instructions in the first post to reset Netflix on your Tivo? (deactivate/reactive Netflix)
     
  2. Oct 20, 2011 #762 of 1064
    TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    A quick update: For anyone who was affected by the issue, we have gone ahead and deactivated their Netflix account this morning. So once you reactivate your unit, it will stream normally.

    If you see any issues, please let me know.

    Best,
    Stephen
     
  3. Oct 21, 2011 #763 of 1064
    djwilso

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    Thanks again to you and your team for finding the root cause and correcting this.

    Can you share any insight into when the Amazon application will be updated to support Prime streaming?

    Have you thought about perhaps building a separate application just to accomplish Prime streaming and leaving the basic Amazon app as-is if updating it is too complex?
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 #764 of 1064
    almostinsane

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    +1 to Prime Streaming.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2011 #765 of 1064
    Tivogre

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    Just had a spontaneous reboot. Not cool!!!
     
  6. Oct 21, 2011 #766 of 1064
    CallMeRich

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    Worked for me!
     
  7. Oct 21, 2011 #767 of 1064
    rfdesq

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    Sorry for the stupid question and thanks for this forum. I have been using DirectTivo for seven years and just switched to TWC and the Elite. I have Netflix streaming but I only see the Watch Instantly ability on the Elite. Where is the "Search" function to search Netflix to find movies to watch?
     
  8. Oct 21, 2011 #768 of 1064
    rogmatic

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    Ha. You only have access to your queue with the tivo netflix app. There are probably 1000 threads complaining about the tivo netflix app and its inferiority to roku and other boxes. It doesn't bother me though - I like the fact that I can put movies in the queue for my kids and they can easily access them.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2011 #769 of 1064
    wtherrell

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    Well, looks like it worked! MOCA is back and so far all ( still working after 24 hours) the SDV channels are working and recording.
    To verify, I put it back to standard (with output of TA feeding the input to Elite) and the MOCA would not work. So the split input is the way to go unless some problem crops up later. :)
     
  10. Oct 21, 2011 #770 of 1064
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Not a stupid question at all...

    Netflix search in integrated directly into your TiVo search. Search for any show or movie, if it is available on Netflix, Blockbuster, Amazon or live TV the TiVo will show those results and allow you to play instantly.

    You can limit your search results by filtering only the services you want to return (say Netflix but not Blockbuster) in the settings.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2011 #771 of 1064
    innocentfreak

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    This is of course only if you are using the HDUI as you should be.

    If you choose to stick with the SDUi, you can only browse your queue.
     
  12. Oct 21, 2011 #772 of 1064
    jfh3

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    Thanks for the follow up. I'll put a note in the first post later today.
     
  13. Oct 21, 2011 #773 of 1064
    rfdesq

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    That's the problem. For the next few months I'm stuck using the SDUI until I move the Elite over to my new guest house. I thought Netflix on the Elite would at least be as sophisticated as my Roku. Appreciate the information.
     
  14. Oct 21, 2011 #774 of 1064
    DILands

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    When I went to the Amazon site to register the Elite, the most current TIVO listed was the Premier - is the Amazon App and Amazon Prime different?? Does Prime work with the Elite?

    TIA
     
  15. Oct 21, 2011 #775 of 1064
    jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    The Elite is a Premiere.

    Yes, Amazon Prime (streaming) is different than the paid download service. It does not work with the TiVo (at this time).
     
  16. Oct 21, 2011 #776 of 1064
    DILands

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    Thanks sooooo much!!! So Amazon's VOD service WILL work - but not PRIME!!!

    Thanks for not making me feel like a complete moron. . (seriously appreciated).

    The 2 issues were

    Premier and Elite are the same

    Prime and Amazon Instant Video are different!!

    Next step - stopping on the way home for a cablecard!!
     
  17. Oct 21, 2011 #777 of 1064
    mumpower

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    The Netflix fix worked for me after deactivating the account. Thanks, TiVoStephen!
     
  18. Oct 21, 2011 #778 of 1064
    TivoInNY

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    Just setup my new Elite (part of the second batch from Weaknees). Overall, very straightforward. A few observations/thoughts:

    - No setup issues. Netflix seems to work fine "out of box" now. Thanks to the early adopters and TivoStephen for working it out for the rest of us!
    - The Verizon FIOS self-install for cablecards worked very well. Simple, anyone can do it, and it worked. Took 30 seconds of my time and about 15 minutes of waiting after entering the info on the website. One hitch - some of my channels not coming in, but a call to Verizon and 10 seconds on the line with the first rep I talked to had it fixed. MUCH better than a year and a half ago with the Premiere, which required a rep, four hours, and time off from work.
    - Speed is on par with the Premiere, but maybe it's still indexing.

    Very happy, so far. Haven't really pushed the box yet, but as long as I don't get hit with a bunch of reboots, things are working well.
     
  19. Oct 21, 2011 #779 of 1064
    tomm1079

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    does the elite support 3TB drives if expanded?

    Anyone try it?


    if not how reliable are the WD external drives?
     
  20. Oct 21, 2011 #780 of 1064
    jhjones75

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    Anyone else still having problems with Hulu? I can get to the main screen and it just says "loading" then exits out to the tivo screen.

    Also, NBC and CBS HD channels seems very pixelated since I switched out the Series 3. Channel strength on both of those is around 70, while the rest of the channels are around 90+. anyone seen this?
     

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