Netflix arrives today!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by davezatz, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #181 of 686
    rmassey

    rmassey Damn, these are fun!

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    Yup.... and now it works
     
  2. Dec 8, 2008 #182 of 686
    modnar

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    Heh, not for me. Something tells me this is not "Scheduled Maintenance" during primetime viewing on day 1 of a big launch. :)
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 #183 of 686
    MickeS

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    Tried a few minutes ago and that's what I got too.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 #184 of 686
    modnar

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    Okay, now it is working for me, too.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 #185 of 686
    jaj2276

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    Does anyone know where the netflix servers are located? I have a 6mbps connection through Comcast (confirmed through www.speakeasy.net) but I'm not getting HD titles from Netflix.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 #186 of 686
    TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    We had to roll a new version of the application on one of our servers around 4:30pm Pacific. It took about 15 minutes. During that time, randomly some customers may have seen the maintenance message.

    For all of you who were having trouble launching the Video on Demand message, are you still seeing an issue?

    Apologies for the inconvenience.

    Best,
    Stephen
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 #187 of 686
    mohanman

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    Man, I got it working, but I have COMCRAP! Yippie! 6 mbps, and I can't get it past 1/2 the bars. Great.. never again.. never again.. if I have a freaking actually have a choice of providers when I move.


    Mo
     
  8. Dec 8, 2008 #188 of 686
    dig_duggler

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    Went to 'Watch Instantly' and have been at 'Please Wait' for 4 minutes. Unit is unresponsive to 'Tivo Central' button (and any other). Hard reboot #4 :)
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 #189 of 686
    modnar

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    I had no problem starting several items and was seeing the "Maintenance" message earlier.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2008 #190 of 686
    RoyK

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    Doesn't leave a good impression for anyone. No excuse for it. Should timeout with an error message or something but not hang so a plug pull is necessary. Poor programming.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2008 #191 of 686
    keenanSR

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    Working fine up here in Santa Rosa, Cashback in HD, full bars(13). Using Comcast with 16/2 service.

    I'm going to guess that those with a vanilla DSL connection simply aren't going to have enough bandwidth to get any HD.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2008 #192 of 686
    Oberon2006

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    I'm VERY happy that this is active now! I also have an XBOX 360, but I didn't want to have to pay for their Gold service to stream Netflix.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2008 #193 of 686
    modnar

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    By the way, thanks for the update TiVoStephen!
     
  14. Dec 8, 2008 #194 of 686
    Doh

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    :up: best thing since dual tuners :D
     
  15. Dec 8, 2008 #195 of 686
    brermike

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    This has been working great for me this morning and tonight. I have DSL and the quality meter has been full for both SD and HD content. I thought I'd have subpar quality but it's been perfect so far. Thanks TiVo and Netflix :)
     
  16. Dec 8, 2008 #196 of 686
    keenanSR

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    That's good to hear, I guess my assumption about DSL was off the mark. :)
     
  17. Dec 8, 2008 #197 of 686
    johnf@home

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    Not as good as the Roku box, though, for watching old TV series.

    The Roku box shows which episodes I have watched, and automatically selects the next one (or the current one if I'm only part-way through an episode). Although this information must be available (it's kept in the Netflix database) my TiVo doesn't use it, so I have to manually keep track of where I am in a series.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2008 #198 of 686
    moyekj

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    As the initial implementation I think it's a very good start. The good news in being an HME application is it's easy for Tivo to add new capabilities without needing to push new software to our boxes, so I think we will likely see updates over the next few months to add more features.

    I was actually pleasantly surprised that in initial implementation one can already delete items from the list and use thumbs up/down for rating.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2008 #199 of 686
    Adam1115

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    :thumbsdown:

    Halfway through the movie it went back to the main menu, had to start the stupid movie from the beginning.

    Didn't anyone beta test this thing??

    :mad:
     
  20. Dec 8, 2008 #200 of 686
    nemein

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    I think the servers a little overloaded right now... It's locked up/dropped out about 1/2 dozen times in the first 40mins of a 1:40 movie :(
     

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