Netflix arrives today!

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

  1. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

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    Didn't work for me, but thanks. I think there's something screwed up on the Netflix end. I have 30 Rock Season 1 in my queue and I've watched part of the first disk instantly on my computer. I just tried watching more of it from the same computer and I'm getting an error that I don't have rights to view:confused:
     
  2. sriggins

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    Both Real Genius and Network are awful, no lip sync, skipping, etc.
     
  3. jgantert

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    "Maniac Nurses Find Ecstasy" video is screwed up (image is a Parallelogram). So we need to call Netflix 800 number for each movie that is bad? So far I have 4 duds (30 Rock Pilot, "Hot Times at Montclair High" and "Chained Heat 2") that won't play properly.

    Picture quality on "Kinky Killers" (SD) was amazing! Very nice! Michael Paré really has come a long way in his acting career. Started out with Greatest American Hero, and now this. haha.

    -John
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    What plan do you have? You need 1 with unlimited streaming. The lowest plan is $7.99 that has unlimited streaming and NO DVDs.

    (I am streaming Ratatouille as I am posting.)
     
  5. MickeS

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    I didn't really browse Netflix's Watch Instantly library until just now - they have a lot of good stuff! "Lilya 4 Ever", "Yes, Minister" + "Yes, Prime Minister", "Flash Gordon" and a few others got added to my queue.
    Not sure if I'll keep it beyond the trial period, but I'm actually rather impressed.
     
  6. shady

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    Are you sure you are adding it to your Instant Queue rather than your regular queue?
     
  7. Arduinna

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    Working great and I'm really enjoying it.
     
  8. hummingbird_206

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    I have the 3 a month unlimited plan and I have other Watch it now items in my queue, just didn't add the ones I selected today.

    I'm just clicking ADD and Netflix has always before added it to my regular queue and the instant queue at the same time if Watch Instantly was available for the selection. Has something changed that you have specify the instant queue? If so, how do you do that since there is only 1 ADD button?

    Edit: I'll answer my own question...yes, something has changed. Now I see it, there is an "Add to Instant Queue" when you hover over the "Add" button. Got it working now. Thanks to those of you who tried to help me!
     
  9. mbergen

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    I just wanted to add to this thread that I had some of the same problems others had on Tuesday - was unable to watch a movie for more than 2 minutes without getting kicked out to Tivo Central - this happened 3 times and I gave up.

    I tried it yesterday, however and everything worked fine - I only watched part of the movie though - there was a bit of delay once at the beginning but then it was fine. I was transferring a file to the Tivo from my desktop computer so that may be the cause for the initial delay.

    This really is great. I have never really used the netflix online watching cause I don't care for watching on my computer screen. I have the one at a time unlimited plan which is really quite reasonable.

    Meg
     
  10. mtchamp

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    I used it first time last night. Watched part of Weird Science. I wanted to FF and found I can only skip to the end. Is this normal?
     
  11. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    same for me on Wednesday night. I did not use it anywhere as heavily as Teusday night though. Wonder if the problems TiVo sees do not crop up until a user has been working the streaming for a few hours
     
  12. sriggins

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    We can't even start Weird Science without it skipping and jumping on its own, but we watched the entire Unforgiven without one glitch.
     
  13. dig_duggler

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    The service was quite useable for me for about an hour around 6 CST. Around 9 CST however, I couldn't get the app to launch (but I could get back to the main menu without hard reboots - an improvement for me).

    I guess we can test out Stephen's declaration of improved performance later on today :)
     
  14. hummingbird_206

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    Is there an online way to report problems with specific shows/movies to Netflix for the Watch Instantly stuff? I was searching last night and all I could find was FAQs and more FAQs and circular Help screens, and the phone number. I really don't want to sit on the phone to report a problem, but I'd happily type it in and send it to them online. If someone has a link, please post it! Thanks.
     
  15. mtchamp

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    So, can anybody FF to a point in the movie?
     
  16. bakerja

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    Started watching an HD movie, "Widows Peak" on Tuesday night. Got about a third of the way in and got kicked out. It was late so we went to bed. Last night went back to finish the movie, it picked up right where we left and continued, however not in HD.

    Looks like they are throttling the quality while they work out the capacity issues. This sounds like a logical solution to me. I love the HD quality, but not at the expense of reliability. Even the throttled quality was quite nice.

    I have been a "watch now" user for quite some time on the PC connected to my DLP tv and having Netflix available on the TIVO is so cool! I loaded up my queue with a bunch of movies and old TV series. This is such a great compliment to OTA reception, the only thing I miss about not having cable is ESPN.

    I wish ESPN would come direct to TIVO!

    jab
     
  17. scurby2

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    How many total movies can be added to the "watch instantly que"


    sorry if this has already been asked, but i couldnt find it
     
  18. KarlH

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    Is there an email address? Their technical contact info just points me to a phone number.
     
  20. mtchamp

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    The inability to FF might be a deal breaker for me. I tend to watch only my favorite scenes from movies I've seen many times before. I'm on the 2 week trial. We'll see what happens.
     

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