Netflix 100 episode limit

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  1. Apr 4, 2011 #1 of 139
    subarr

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    Netflix is now grouping some streaming TV series as all one folder rather than folders for each season individually (for example, Numb3rs and Medium are done this way, maybe because those series are over??). The problem on TiVo is that they come out as one long list of episodes accessible though one main link. However, the list is capped at 100 episodes and I can't get to 101. There are more than 100 episodes available because I can see them on Netflix on the computer.

    Besides the fact that it's a horrible interface for TiVo since you have to scroll through dozens of episodes to get to the one you want, has anyone figured out how to get to episodes past 100?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 #2 of 139
    Dan203

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    You can use TiVo Search (S3/HD) or the search in the new UI of the Premiere to find the specific episode and click "Watch Now".

    Dan
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 #3 of 139
    subarr

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    I actually hadn't thought of that since I use the old Swivel Search. I made the switch and... it doesn't work.

    The Netflix version doesn't show up for Numb3rs or Medium in TiVo search. I checked other series like Desperate Housewives and Dexter, and Netflix does show up for those. Very strange especially since Dexter is also a combined file too (not by season), but it's only 24 episodes, not over 100.

    I have an HD, by the way.

    Thanks for the suggestion though. It seemed like a logical solution.

    ETA: Does someone with a Premiere want to see if Numb3rs episode 6.3 (#101) called 7 Men Out shows up as a Netflix option? Now I'm curious.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 #4 of 139
    mattack

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    Yeah, I've heard other people mention finding things via Tivo Search, and I was never able to find netflix shows that way -- it always found amazon shows.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 #5 of 139
    subarr

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    Further sifting through Netflix for series of more than 100 episodes that are all grouped into one file/folder shows that none of them appear as Netflix options in TivoSearch (at least on an HD), and they can't go past episode 100 in the Instant Queue. As far as I can tell, that means there's no way to access these episodes on an HD TiVo.

    So far I've found this applies to:
    Numb3rs
    Medium
    Cheers
    Angel
    Ghost Whisperer

    Most series are still being streamed by season, so then it's not a problem.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2011 #6 of 139
    mikeyts

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    Hit ENTER and select Search Options "Source: Available to Download Only" and "Cost: Free Only" (and any other filters you please). Most or all matches will have Netflix streams, though they may be also available from other sources, which the description will show.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2011 #7 of 139
    Dan203

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    Well that sucks. I just tried TiVo Search on my S3 and the HD UI search on my Premiere. Neither one show Netflix Numb3rs. Also tried adding it to my queue and like you I found that it stops at episode 100 on both the S3 and Premiere.

    They all show up OK on my PS3.

    Dan
     
  8. Apr 5, 2011 #8 of 139
    matt@thehickmans

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    casperc65

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    I called Netflix and they were unaware of this issue. The guy I talked too made me believe they would so something to fix it, perhaps go back to single seasons
     
  10. Apr 5, 2011 #10 of 139
    sieglinde

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    Bleh on Tivo, it works fine on a gaming console (Wii)
     
  11. Apr 5, 2011 #11 of 139
    tootal2

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    I just use netflix and hulu plus that are built into mt tv. But att starts its 150 gig cap next month. So i wont be using it much soon.
     
  12. Apr 6, 2011 #12 of 139
    innocentfreak

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    Add the ones you find to my post in my sig and I will update the list tomorrow.
     
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    aadam101

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    Unbelievable. Just one more nail in the coffin. Time to buy a 2nd Roku for my house.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2011 #14 of 139
    TiVoStephen

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    Thanks for the report, folks. We're investigating this. In the meantime, sorry for the issue.
     
  15. Apr 6, 2011 #15 of 139
    TiVoStephen

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    Dan, does your workaround work for the shows other than Numb3rs?

    EDIT: Actually to expand that, which shows don't show up in search? I see innocentfreak's list, but it doesn't include Numb3rs and Medium.
     
  16. Apr 6, 2011 #16 of 139
    innocentfreak

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    I just added them since I was able to verify they were missing.

    I also tried searching for the episode Jumpstart for Medium with no matching results. This is the same for the shows on my list. None of their episodes show up in search.
     
  17. Apr 6, 2011 #17 of 139
    subarr

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    Thanks to those who followed up and to TiVoStephen for looking into the problem. I was going to call TiVo later this week, so I appreciate not having to deal with that. :)
     
  18. Apr 7, 2011 #18 of 139
    Dan203

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    I only checked for Numb3rs for the purpose of this thread. Although now that I know shows can actually do that (i.e. be available but not show up in TiVo Search) I'll probably start checking the website when I'm looking for something in the future.

    Dan
     
  19. Apr 7, 2011 #19 of 139
    subarr

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    Cheers, Angel, and Ghost Whisperer were the other ones I found when I looked on Netflix for series where all seasons had been grouped together and that had more than 100 episodes. I couldn't find any of them through search.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2011 #20 of 139
    casperc65

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    My call may have helped? I just noticed with Cheers that you can now view episodes by season
     

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