It's June 8th--Has Anyone Gotten Plex?

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  1. Jun 13, 2015 #81 of 103
    fcfc2

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    Hi,
    I have Plex on 2 Premiere's and several minis, but on my main Roamio +, I have not gotten it yet. Several reboots, multiple forced connections but nothing....
     
  2. Jun 13, 2015 #82 of 103
    atmuscarella

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    Interesting - exact opposite for me. Roamio got Plex/iHeart on the 8th, Premiere still does not have either. I don't really care as I don't use the Premiere for much.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2015 #83 of 103
    Scarpad

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    I bought an off the air model lovin it so far, plex works but it's stutters playing back 720 p, files.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. Jun 13, 2015 #84 of 103
    garyschmidt78

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    You are correct that the 'free' version works with TiVo without cost. The advantage that I see by having the paid version of PMS are that multiple users can use the one PMS. Not sure what happens with the 'free' version if the TiVo is connected and accessing the PMS and a second device such as my Android phone tries to connect to PMS to stream music or view pictures.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2015 #85 of 103
    Baseballsucks

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    Odd I've had no stuttering on 720/1080p. I have had several hard freezes that require a power cycle of the TiVo to fix... Hopefully these issues get fixed.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2015 #86 of 103
    dahacker

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    Your signature says your Tivo is on wireless. I would 99% guess either your plex server or wireless network are to blame.

    Internet forums are full of the tears of wireless networking problems. I don't see any reason why fixed place devices like Tivo need to be using wireless. See CAT6, MoCA, powerline.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2015 #87 of 103
    DCDawg

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    Just found Plex and love it. Finally, I can watch a number of different videos on my TiVO without tons of complexity.

    Good grief that comes off like a fake review but it is true.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2015 #88 of 103
    zubinh

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    I have about 100 movies on my media server but Plex on Tivo is only showing me a portion of them. They all show fine on my other Plex clients. What am I doing wrong?
     
  9. Jun 15, 2015 #89 of 103
    midas

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    Tried using Plex a few times. Only once out of 5 times did it complete the one hour series I was trying to stream from my PC. The other 4 times it just randomly stopped working. I was able to play the same files without incident on my DVD player Plex client.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2015 #90 of 103
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Same thing happened here while my wife and I were trying to watch Night at the Museum 3 using Plex on TiVo. It kept freezing up and the movie would stop so I would have to go back to the menus and reselect it to restart it. I finally gave up and used Streambaby and it went off without a hitch after that. It even looked better because it could do 1080p and Plex is limited to 720p.

    Me thinks Plex isn't quite ready and needed some more time in the oven!
     
  11. Jun 16, 2015 #91 of 103
    jcthorne

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    It still works fine for multiple streams if the server can handle the load. The trouble with the free version is that all logins have the same access rights including admin to setup functions.
     
  12. Jun 16, 2015 #92 of 103
    krkaufman

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    "multiple users" ... "logins"... what ARE these things? ;)
     
  13. Jun 17, 2015 #93 of 103
    jvrobert

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    Anyone else find the Tivo plex client buggy? I've had probably a dozen crashes (the app just exits to the Tivo main screen) watching maybe 6-7 things on it.

    Tonight I had to switch to the Xbox plex client because I couldn't get it to play a video all the way through. I don't know if there's something about the stream it doesn't like or what, but it certainly shouldn't kill the client and the Xbox client worked fine for the same video.

    It's not _abysmally_ bad, I mean we can watch stuff on it most of the time but seems to be some serious bugs in it.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2015 #94 of 103
    SRAINESS

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    Been using the Plex app on Tivo for the past couple of days. Interface looks like the Beta version of the Plex App currently available for PlexPass members on Roku. One issue I am finding with the Tivo version is how the remote is being used. Once I get into a season of a show recorded and look at a specific episode, i cant figure out how to get back to look at the season again. There is no 'back' button. Seems i can watch the show, but the only option is to go 'Home' on the top right. Navigating 'left' like in the old interface does not bring you back to the previous page. Did i miss something ??
     
  15. Jun 17, 2015 #95 of 103
    HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I take it you're using a premiere or older style remote control? The newer Roamio and slide pro remotes have a "back" button just above the volume button.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2015 #96 of 103
    moyekj

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    Instant Replay works as 'back' button.
     
  17. Jun 17, 2015 #97 of 103
    SRAINESS

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    :up: Thanks ! Didn't think of that
     
  18. Jun 18, 2015 #98 of 103
    monkeydust

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    I've had the Plex app drop several times while watching shows and also it will start slowing down so the framerate gets very choppy and then I have to stop/restart the app. I switched my main box from my Elite to my Mini and while the interfaces is quicker now, it still has these kinds of problems. I have my house wired with Cat6 cable so it shouldn't be an issue with connectivity.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2015 #99 of 103
    dswallow

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    Apparently if I'm going to continue trying Plex on the Roamio, I need to go buy one of those extension cord remote switches so I can more easily cycle the power on the Roamio. It just locked up the entire machine this time instead of just dropping the video and falling back to a (working) Plex menu.

    I suppose this is just typical TiVo... gotta wait a year or so after a new feature is introduced before you can actually trust it to function.
     
  20. blacknoi

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    I've experienced the same thing:

    Slowdowns / framerate drops (usually corrected by stopping and then restarting playback, I *dont* have to exit the plex app fully).

    Random crashes (I'm in the middle of watching a show and I'm just randomly dumped back to the home screen).
     

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