Netflix 100 episode limit

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by subarr, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 25, 2011 #61 of 139
    mikeyts

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    Well, it's nice to hear that the TiVo's not all alone in this problem. I have 4 other Netflix players other than TiVo (Xbox, PS3, Roku XD, 2011 model Panasonic BD player) and all of them have the ability to scroll through >100 episode lists.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2011 #62 of 139
    scandia101

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    Time for a reality check.
     
  3. May 12, 2011 #63 of 139
    b_scott

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    no reason to use Tivo's Netflix implementation anymore really. Crappy old interface without images or sound/subtitle options, plus now this. No 5.1 to boot.
     
  4. May 12, 2011 #64 of 139
    innocentfreak

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    Just wanted to update I am going through my list at my link, and showing the shows so far are now showing up via episode guide.
     
  5. May 12, 2011 #65 of 139
    mattack

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    Except that it's the only netflix streaming solution that will hook to my TV.

    I can watch netflix on my phone (and actually have, at a friend's house, while they watched an episode of Daily show or colbert report I'd already seen), and I could watch on a laptop, but don't have a cable to hook it to my TV even if I wanted to.

    Yes, I admit I'm mostly nitpicking, and presumably will eventually have other streaming products (PS3 someday).
     
  6. May 17, 2011 #66 of 139
    b_scott

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    I'm not sure what you mean by that....? Roku and AppleTV are cheap and hook to your TV - AppleTV2 even does 5.1
     
  7. May 17, 2011 #67 of 139
    jseeley

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    Perhaps his TV does not have HDMI? (Though Roku XDS can do component)
     
  8. May 17, 2011 #68 of 139
    mikeyts

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    I took him to mean that TiVo is the only Netflix streamer that he currently owns which can be connected to his television, not that it's the only one available anywhere to anyone which can be connected to his television.

    Of course, I could be wrong :rolleyes: :D.
     
  9. May 17, 2011 #69 of 139
    mattack

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    Yeah, sorry, that was worded very poorly. Tivo is the only one I currently have (except for a phone). I don't want to spend more for another device JUST for netflix... Though if AppleTV does streaming so I can ff back a bit quickly, then it might be worth it.
     
  10. May 18, 2011 #70 of 139
    b_scott

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    ah, ok. So of the devices you currently own, it's the only one you can hook to a TV. gotcha.
     
  11. May 29, 2011 #71 of 139
    rodmar

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    Monk is another series which only showed 100 episodes until I used the workarounds which I am thankful that you provided.
     
  12. May 30, 2011 #72 of 139
    aadam101

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    I realized the other day that it's a heck of a lot easier to just bring up the program on the Tivo with the iPad app. I don't even bother with the app on the Tivo.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2011 #73 of 139
    b_scott

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    yeah, that'd be great......... if everyone wanted to pay more than the Tivo for an iPad ;)
     
  14. Jun 5, 2011 #74 of 139
    aadam101

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    Unfortunately, that is what Tivo has come to. You need to add extras like iPad's and pytivo to make Tivo really great. It used to just be great on it's own.
     
  15. Jun 6, 2011 #75 of 139
    b_scott

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    pytivo is a little extra. iPad is a whole other ballpark ;)
     
  16. Jun 7, 2011 #76 of 139
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The only differences between then and now are your own expectations.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2011 #77 of 139
    aadam101

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    You are right. I expect technology to improve, not get worse.
     
  18. Jun 18, 2011 #78 of 139
    bensonr2

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    I do agree that some of the criticisms against Tivo and the Premiere are unfair.

    However the Netflix problems are just inexcusable.

    Yes there may be one or two blu-ray players that have not updated their Netflix player and have similar issues. But those devices don't come with a 20 dollar per month subscription charge.

    Tivo must fix this. Yes using the search is a work around but so many of the results in the search are incomplete. There are some videos that just plain can't be played now either through search or the Netflix instant queue. Completely unacceptable.
     
  19. Jun 18, 2011 #79 of 139
    aridon

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    I think the issue is Tivo has mostly given up on retail units. Either that or they have hired / outsourced the biggest bunch of incompetent programmers ever. The entire HD UI is just one half ass implementation after another.

    Unfortunately its not likely to get better because apps like netflix will NEVER see the light of day on an official D* or Comcast tivo box. Leaving a dwindling retail market which Tivo seems content to let "Barely Good Enough" be their motto. Why exactly should Netflix invest resources in a dying market Tivo themselves seem to have written off?
     
  20. Jun 19, 2011 #80 of 139
    bensonr2

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    See I've seen a lot of posts lately speculating that they are on the verge of abandoning the retail market. But I think that's pretty far off. I mean they just made a decent size marketing push for making Hulu available on the premiere.

    And yeah I concede the reason announcements do emphasize their partnerships with cable companies. But until they get a major carrier like Comcast or Time Warner to carry their boxes they can't see it as a major revenue stream. I'm sure it is where they would like to be but that would be years away.
     

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