Netflix arrives today!

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

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #201 of 686
    gimmay

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    Watched Wild Hogs today. I got 9 of 10 bars for quality. Video was very smooth.

    It did go back to the menu like 2-3 times and when I went back into the movie, it picked up from where it left off.

    But after the 3rd time going back to menu, it would not let me get back to netflix support until I restarted the TiVo HD... After that it played the rest of the movie fine, about 2/3rd of the movie.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2008 #202 of 686
    KarlH

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    Yup, for me, it only works for around 10 minutes at a time, before the connection resets and kicks me all the way back out to the top menu. That assumes, of course, that streaming actually works -- right now, selecting "Video on Demand" does nothing, and goes right back to the top menu.

    Some server, somewhere, appears to have been turned into roadkill by all of the Tivo on-demand users.

    Hopefully, this will all get resolved in the next couple of days.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 #203 of 686
    Resist

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    Overloads should not happen considering Tivo wants their box in every home. What did they think would happen? Come on Tivo get it together!
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 #204 of 686
    mzupan

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    Same thing is happening to me.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 #205 of 686
    nemein

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    I would probably put this one on Netflix not Tivo (of course I don't know the backend infrastructure looks like... so maybe it is Tivo's problem).
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 #206 of 686
    KarlH

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    Netflix streaming to a PC appears to work fine, and so it appears that the issues are on Tivo's side.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 #207 of 686
    moyekj

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    No, the fact that people are being dropped all the way out of the application and then are having trouble re-entering Video On Demand points the finger squarely at Tivo. Plus TivoStephen mentioned above issue with Tivo server update. Their HME servers have probably not experienced this load level in a long time (if ever), but hopefully after some time the demand levels will normalize and Tivo will stabilize the servers.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2008 #208 of 686
    nemein

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    Gotcha... missed that one. Too many threads about the same thing going on at once ;)
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 #209 of 686
    Saturn

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    +1. Kicked out every 10-20 minutes, all the way back to TiVo Central. I gave up for tonight.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2008 #210 of 686
    enthalpy

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    Several threads leading to the same conclusions here. I can't watch a movie for 20 minutes and then have to navigate back through the menu when it crashes. I am hoping after this initial euphoria that things settle down and movies from Netflix become watchable.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2008 #211 of 686
    HomieG

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    Looks like they've got to work out some kinks. This experience was unlike the extremely positive, flawless experience when I got the Roku Netflix decoder. Oh well, hope they get it ironed out soon.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2008 #212 of 686
    kas25

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    Same here. Couldn't even get into Video on Demand to see if Netflix is available.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2008 #213 of 686
    danpedraza

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    There does not appear to be browsing directly from the tv. You have to put the videos in the instant que first from the computer.. Is that right?
     
  14. Dec 8, 2008 #214 of 686
    hotwire32

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    On hold with support, I'm still getting Schedule Maintenance message :(
     
  15. Dec 8, 2008 #215 of 686
    DinoBambino

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    I've been receiving this message for a few hours - "There are already 1 movies being watched instantly from your account right now, which is the limit for your membership."

    I contacted Netflix and found out that the reason I am getting that message is because I clicked on the Starz Play link under the Watch Instantly tab. The tech support guy said that there is a bug on the website where the Starz Play feature hoses up the Watch Instantly streaming capability for two hours!

    Don't click on Starz Play!
     
  16. Dec 8, 2008 #216 of 686
    HomieG

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    Getting "Schedule Maintenance" message now here too.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2008 #217 of 686
    KarlH

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    It does appear to work that way.
     
  18. Dec 8, 2008 #218 of 686
    ATB

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    10:00 pm in NJ and still seeing the maintenance screen.

     
  19. Dec 8, 2008 #219 of 686
    dig_duggler

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    From a showing-off-the-new-feature perspective, day one is a disaster. I'm sure when it worked for many of you it was great. But right now it's a lemon.

    And I know I'm beating a dead horse, but if there's a connection or operation that's taking more than 5 minutes, there should be a way for the user to exit the application without pulling the power cord. My impression right now - I will check it out again, but not during anytime where I might be recording a program or I think a lot of people are using it. I'm doubting that's the desired impression.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2008 #220 of 686
    hotwire32

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    They say anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to resolve there "known issue" :( looks bad for Tivo, maybe I'll just get mom a Roku player for xmas instead.
     

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