Netflix 100 episode limit

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

  1. Jun 19, 2011 #81 of 139
    mikeyts

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    Oh, I think it's a major revenue stream even now. It's not the kind of money Cisco and Moto are making selling boxes to the really large carriers, but TiVo's isn't even remotely in the same league as those companies.

    I don't think that they have any plans to abandon retail, but they're not nearly as dependent on it as they've been in the past and for the health of their corporation they should seek to become even less dependent on it. Their subscriber base has been gradually eroding--they're in competition with the cable providers' leased boxes, so selling boxes to cable providers to lease is a logical step.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2011 #82 of 139
    bensonr2

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    I still disagree. I don't even see them moving away from retail.

    I think their goal is for major carriers to make Tivo boxes available as a premium option.

    But I think if they move away from the retail channel they will become to obscure in consumers minds and won't attractive a premium option above and beyond what they pay for the latest Motorola crap box.

    Anyway we really seem to be moving away from the main topic of discussion which is Netflix.

    My thought isn't so much that they've abandoned the Netflix app completely but they would like to implement a completely new app like the hml 5 version the PS3 and other devices have rather then spend time fixing problems in the existing app.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2011 #83 of 139
    aadam101

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    The keyword in your statement is "marketing". It's the only thing that Tivo is good at. The implementation of the Hulu app was half ass just like the Premiere.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2011 #84 of 139
    miadlor

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    They need to advertise ............ period.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2011 #85 of 139
    bensonr2

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    I won't disagree that the Hulu player sucks and they put more into the advertising then to making it work.

    Regardless though it shows they still care about selling retail units even if they've been sucking at it lately.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2011 #86 of 139
    TiVoStephen

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    Bensonr, can you give me some examples of this? For the last two weeks there should not have been any videos that cannot be searched for.

    There were some gaps in the process between Netflix and Tribune in terms of how the catalog was updated, but we've worked with both companies to fix the issues, so you shouldn't see any further examples of that problem. If there are, please bring them to my attention and we will fix them promptly.

    Best,
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  7. Jun 20, 2011 #87 of 139
    aadam101

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    A company who has better advertising than they do a product is a failure.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2011 #88 of 139
    bensonr2

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    I did some checking just now on a couple programs I remember not being able to find.

    Top Gear (UK)

    Its there but many seasons are missing. Specifically just now I checked seasons 14 and 15. Those seasons show only as being available on Amazon but not on Netflix.

    My Name is Earl

    All seasons missing. Show as being only available on Amazon.

    I appreciate you taking the time to reply to this thread. It really is good to know Tivo listens.

    But even forgetting the fact that I feel the search is missing results its still an inadequate work around.

    Using the search for everything you want to watch is tiring. Especially for people who don't have the slide remote or an ipad it takes forever to type these show names in. This really needs to be seen as a short term work around.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2011 #89 of 139
    innocentfreak

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    I updated my thread today. I am still having issues with those series and just checked them again before adding Orangeboy's report. It looks like Top Gear UK may have gotten worse though. I am now only showing a handful of other episodes and not a episode linked to the season.

    Actually it looks like a bunch of series which had been previously fixed completely stopped working since shows like Medium and 30 rock disappeared again.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2011 #90 of 139
    TiVoStephen

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    Agreed, it looks like a few things got messed up in today's update. We're investigating.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2011 #91 of 139
    bensonr2

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    I also noticed that Muppets From Space was showing as only being on Amazon and not on Netflix.

    The examples I've given are just from shows I've tried to watch recently using the search. I would say I really only have about a 50 percent success rate finding Netflix items in the search.

    But overall my main problem with using the search is that it takes too long to type every show name in. And I'm using the slide remote which has a keyboard. If its a show I already have added to my queue I shouldn't have to use the search to watch it.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2011 #92 of 139
    aadam101

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    It's terrible that we pay Tivo for this service when users who have devices without a subscription associated with it have a beautiful (and functional) Netflix interface.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2011 #93 of 139
    orangeboy

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    It's terrible that people continue to pay for a service if they think it's inadequate, and then publicly ***** about something that is well within their control to change.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2011 #94 of 139
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    I found a workaround.

    If the show is still being broadcast somewhere in reruns, record one show (or part of an episode).

    Then, if you are using the HD Menus, go to the show, and explore the show. You can then look at the episodes by season, and choose the episode you want to watch. If it is available on Netflix, you can select it and it will start to play
     
  15. Jun 22, 2011 #95 of 139
    innocentfreak

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    You don't even need to record an episode. When all the shows are working correctly, you can search for the show in the HD menus. Under the show you will see an option for view available episodes. It will then break it out by season and episode number what episodes TiVo sees for streaming.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2011 #96 of 139
    bensonr2

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    I love my Tivo but I will never understand this attitude.

    There is no way a reasonable person can be satisfied with the Tivo Netflix app compared to offerings from other manufactures.

    The reason people "*****" about problems like these with the Tivo is because we hold out hope these issues can be fixed.

    Pretty much everyone posting here is already sold on Tivo all bitching aside.

    Its not like when we complain we are letting out some big state secret that the Netflix app is terrible thereby scaring away positional new customers.
     
  17. Jun 22, 2011 #97 of 139
    orangeboy

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    As you said, pretty much everyone posting here, and not just everyone. I'm not convinced the poster I quoted is sold on TiVo.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2011 #98 of 139
    aadam101

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    I used to be.

    Now when I look at what my Roku can do compared to what my Tivo can do (for an additional fee) I find it harder and harder to justify that additional fee every month.

    Non subscription based devices should NOT have better capabilities than a subscription based one. It's simple. It's a shame that Tivo can't figure it out.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2011 #99 of 139
    mikeyts

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    You're not paying TiVo that fee for Netflix functionality--you're paying for the guide service and for code updates. I paid the frickin' fee for years and years before Netflix and all the other streaming and downloaded nonsense was added. The Roku is not a TiVo and cannot tune or record broadcast and cable television.
     
  20. jseeley

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    Not sure if this is related, but some of my shows that were collapsed from multiple seasons to single shows are now causing my instant queue to crash on Tivo. Whatever "page" those shows are on in my instant queue will now crash the Netflix app. If anyone wants to try it, you can add the series "Top Gear U.K." to your queue and see if it crashes your app. I just moved it to the first page (top of the queue) to double check and it happens right away. If I take it off the queue, or remove it from that page then everything is fine. Anyway the short of it is that I can't view these shows anymore via Tivo. (If I view Top Gear specifically via a Tivo search, many episodes are missing/not listed)

    :thumbsdown:
     

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