Netflix 100 episode limit

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

  1. Javelin3o4

    Javelin3o4 New Member

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    I was told today that Tivo has no plans on fixing the 100 episode limit issue..wth. Im about ready to just cancel my two tivo's and use a cable DVR + a HTPC. I've had a tivo since my series 2 60hr model.

     
  2. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    His response was in regards to 100 shows in the instant queue not the 100 episode limit.

    Scott
     
  3. b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    if they are updating to more of an HD "PS3" type software, then that will fix itself.
     
  4. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    It would be cool if they implemented the Webkit/HTML5 based GUI used on so many devices now.
     
  5. Joelf847

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    I'm having this problem with the X-Files. Is there any update on having it fixed?
     
  6. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    Purchase a device other than Tivo that supports Netflix streaming.
     
  7. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Are you sure about that?
    I bought a used Tivo HD a while back. It had no subscription, but I was using it to stream from Netflix for a good month before I did subscribe it?
     
  8. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    Granted, the Netflix App needs updated, but is it really that hard to select an episode via the computer. Or with the Premiere select the episode from the HDUI search interface?

    "To see all of the episodes of a particular season: Exit the Netflix application on your TiVo. Then On a PC or Mac, locate the desired episode of the show you want on Netflix.com and play on your computer for at least 5 seconds. End playback by clicking Back to Browsing. Restart Netflix on your TiVo and the episode you picked will now be available on your TiVo along with all episodes of that season."
     
  9. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I am very sure about that. You get the initial time frame where the Tivo will work without a subscription. I have no idea how long that period is anymore. 2 weeks? A month? Eventually it runs out and ALL networking features stop working. I don't even think you can enter the folder where the Netlifx app is found.
     
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    KewlK

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    Odd. I purchased a pair of Tivo HDs from eBay approx three months ago. The original owners had let their subscriptions expire early last year.

    I have yet to become a Tivo subscriber, yet the units stream Netflix just fine. These units have never been tampered with, are connected to the network 24/7, and running the latest software.

    Even if my eventually lose the ability to stream Netflix, Tivo won't be getting a new subscriber out of me. I only wanted the units solely for the CableCARD tuners. ...Could care less about DVR functionality, I'm a perpetual channel surfer and have no interest in storing any content.

    As has already been stated innumerable times, the Tivo Netflix app is essentially garbage regardless. Very slow, clunky, buggy, featureless and inconvenient. The YouTube app, although more interactive, stinks just as bad and is very archaic. I'm just not impressed.
     
  11. DocNo

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    Thank you! Why Netflix can't explain it as succinctly as "window" is annoying. I noticed the change and thought they had arbitrarily just lopped off all shows after 100 episodes. It makes hopping around in a show more annoying, but at least I now now to just wait and go back to see episodes outside the window.
     
  12. DocNo

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    Then I guess they didn't differentiate themselves too well - looks like it's time to switch to one of their competitors.

    I hear Moxie has good solution...
     
  13. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    By competition, I meant cable and satellite DVR's. :rolleyes:
     
  14. mikeyts

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    It should be noted that that old post's assertion that the 100 episode window applies to "almost all other platforms" is and was patently false. I have 4 other embedded Netflix players and all of them allow me to access all available episodes of any television series.
     
  15. raygundan

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    Found this thread after trying to figure out why netflix was showing such a weird episode list for the X-Files. Something like an episode each from season one and two, then season three, and so on. Really bizarre. Figured it was a bug until I found this thread, and learned it was a workaround for the folder change netflix rolled out a year ago.

    THEN I found out that this hacky workaround has been in place for a year without an actual fix in place. Seriously, tivo... the technology to store and display lists with more than 100 entries has been available for a couple of years now. I'm sure you can manage it.
     
  16. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Probably no point in messing with it now. Since they will have a new Netflix App out sometime later this year.
     
  17. mikeyts

    mikeyts Stream Warrior

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    I feel fairly certain that that will be for the Premiere and the Premiere only.
     
  18. aaronwt

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    Certainly. The S3 is a dead line. They only sell the S4 models now.
     
  19. Reuse

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    Speaking of limits, I can confirm that my S3 Tivo draws a line at the 100th episode (off Netflix) and also is capable of saving more than 25 episodes of a certain network TV show. Mind you, the recording options say there is a limit of 25 episodes (not of my choosing, but don't care anyhoo).
     

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