Netflix arrives today!

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

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #121 of 686
    sinanju

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    Ok... I'll be the only wet blanket then...

    I was underwhelmed by the selection -- I was hoping I'd be able to try out Serenity on the service, but no dice. The Sci-Fi selection pretty much sucks.

    So, just to try it out, I grabbed season 1 of 30 Rock and the audio is out of sync. I'm not having any audio sync issues anywhere else, and it's just a straight HDMI connection from the TiVo to the TV.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2008 #122 of 686
    keenanSR

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    That is nice, it's the sort of feature you normally wouldn't see on an initial rollout of something like this.

    Great feature, and just in time for the episodic TV doldrums of Dec. :D
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 #123 of 686
    keenanSR

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    It is rather sparse so far, but I am somewhat impressed by the number of foreign films available, in fact, it seems to be an inordinately large number in relation to the total number of offerings, works for me though. :)
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 #124 of 686
    sinanju

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    Oh... and looking at 5th Element, which is supposedly playing in HD with all bars, doesn't look nearly as good as my plain old Superbit copy of the movie upconverted on my Oppo DVD player.
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 #125 of 686
    mikeyts

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    Yeah--I love the large number of indie films, including most of the HDNet Movies Sneak Previews stuff (a series of theatrical release indie films that HDNet shows once or twice on a day just before they get released to theaters)--just about all of them are available in HD on Netflix WI.

    Those mostly interested in big ticket theatrical releases should check out the list of Starz Play selections. There are over 1100 titles there, including quite a few relatively recent release commercial films, like Ratatouille, No Country For Old Men and Dan In Real Life. I don't think that any of them are HD, but I may be wrong.
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 #126 of 686
    modnar

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    This feature is very nice and well implemented! I watched and episode of Weeds and it worked great. It literally took just seconds to go from TiVo Central to watching something streaming from Netflix since instant movies were already in my queue.

    I'm not meaning this is a criticism at all, but I did miss having the clock on the banner. Maybe this will be added in a later update.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 #127 of 686
    tivoknucklehead

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    I would gladly pay Netflix much more per month to be able to stream their whole 100k title catalog
     
  8. Dec 8, 2008 #128 of 686
    moyekj

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    For you Star Trek fans, check out original Star Trek season 1 episodes, all in HD (not widescreen, but still good quality from what I've seen)!
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 #129 of 686
    Test

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    I was thinking the same thing. How much are you paying now? How much would you be willing to pay?
     
  10. Dec 8, 2008 #130 of 686
    mikeyts

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    I'm sure that many people would :). This service is nearly two years old and they've only managed to license a little over 12,000 titles (they launched with only about 1,000). It takes a while to negotiate this stuff and some of the licensing is time-limited--three of the items on my instant queue (Dangerous Beauty, In the Company of Men and The Man From Earth) will disappear on January 1st.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2008 #131 of 686
    djwilso

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    Netflix is working for me, but it appears that I have run into a problem.

    I also have an Xbox and a Roku added on my same account, and I'm on the 1 DVD at a time (unlimited) plan.

    After activating Netflix for the TiVo and watching/testing a few movies/shows, which worked fine and some even in HD (Heroes season 3), I clicked LiveTV out of it and then tried to watch something on my Roku box.

    On the Roku now, I am getting an error message "There are already 1 movies being watched instantly from your account right now, which is the limit for your membership."

    Then I went to the Xbox and am getting the exact same error message.

    Rebooting the TiVo does not clear the error.

    I decided to give it a while to see if there is some timeout, but two hours later, the error is still coming up on the Roku and Xbox.

    I tried deactivating the TiVo, but the error is still coming up. After reactivating the TiVo again, I am able to still view instantly on the TiVo, but not on the Roku or Xbox.

    Anyone else seeing this?

    Thanks,
    Dennis
     
  12. Dec 8, 2008 #132 of 686
    lawilson2

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    I just tried it. Quality is great. The presentation isn't as pretty as on the 360 (I have that too) with the slideshow of movies, but it does the job. I also like that you can remove items from your queue on the Tivo.

    One thing I noticed, the audio was like .5 seconds out of sync with the video with 2 movies I checked out, one being an HD stream.

    Overall, quality was very stable and I'll be using this over my 360 (I don't like firing up the 360 just to watch a movie). Great job Netflix!!!!!!!
     
  13. Dec 8, 2008 #133 of 686
    mikeyts

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    I believe that you can watch on as many devices simultaneously as you can hold discs (up to the four that you can register). Just a way to encourage you to pick up a more pricey subscription.
     
  14. Dec 8, 2008 #134 of 686
    djwilso

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    That's not the issue. I should be able to watch instantly on any one of the three activated devices or a computer at a time, and I am currently unable to do that after adding the TiVo to my account.

    When I added my Xbox to my account back on Nov 20, I also verified that I was still able to watch on my Roku when I wasn't watching on the Xbox.

    What is happening now is that even when I am not watching on the TiVo, I cannot watch on the other devices.

    However, watching on the TiVo still works, even after a deactivation/activation.

    Should I call NetFlix to see if they need to clear out some flag or something like that? I just thought that before I did that I would see if anyone else is seeing this problem.

    Thanks,
    Dennis
     
  15. Dec 8, 2008 #135 of 686
    modnar

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    I think mikeyts's issue is that it doesn't seem to recognize (even after a couple hours) that he's not watching on any other devices once he watched an item on TiVo.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2008 #136 of 686
    keenanSR

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    Yes, definitely going to watch some of those, I tend to forget when to record them from HDNet and miss them, plus they're generally content orientated versus image/audio quality which makes them perfect for this viewing environment.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2008 #137 of 686
    tivoknucklehead

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    I'm on the 2 at a time plan plus BluRay for $14.99 per month. If Netflix would offer their whole catalog streamed including all Blu-Ray stuff streamed in HD I'd be willing to pay $25 per month. I hope they are reading this !
     
  18. Dec 8, 2008 #138 of 686
    mikeyts

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    Ah. Sorry.
    I think that you should report the problem to someone, maybe both Netflix and TiVo.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2008 #139 of 686
    smak

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    One of the best things Netflix has is CURRENT seasons of TV. I watched a CSI episode that I had missed 6 weeks ago without having to wait for it to air again, or watch it on my pc via CBS

    -smak-
     
  20. Dec 8, 2008 #140 of 686
    bkdtv

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    As far as I can tell, 5th Element is not available in HD, at least not on TiVo.

    I get 12 of 13 bars lit and no HD logo. If you don't see the HD logo on the quality bar, it's not HD.
     

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