Netflix arrives today!

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

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #161 of 686
    moyekj

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    When adding computers to the mix the total count of all devices is 6 from what I've read (at most 4 CE devices).
     
  2. Dec 8, 2008 #162 of 686
    modnar

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    Well, I've had TiVo jump out of a Weeds Netflix stream randomly three times now. Twice, it was on a black screen with "Please Wait..." for 30-60 seconds (even after hitting the TiVo button), and the third time it went right to TiVo central. Fortunately, it remembers where it left off, but definitely annoying.

    ETA: When I select Video on Demand from TiVo Central, it just jumps right back to TiVo Central.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2008 #163 of 686
    Turtleboy

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    After working perfectly, this is happening to me now too!
     
  4. Dec 8, 2008 #164 of 686
    slimoli

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    This is happening to me now...Did Tivo pull the service out for a while ?
     
  5. Dec 8, 2008 #165 of 686
    Smirks

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    I am having this exact same problem. Everything was going fine for 10 minutes or so, and then it started kicking me back to TiVo Central and now I can't even get into "Video on Demand".
     
  6. Dec 8, 2008 #166 of 686
    joggy

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    OK, at least its not just me...too many users???
     
  7. Dec 8, 2008 #167 of 686
    Turtleboy

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    I suspect the entire East Coast Tivo users are arriving home and trying this out for the first time, overloading it.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2008 #168 of 686
    72driver

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    Same thing happening to me now. Started happening around 7PM EST after working perfectly for hours. Could it be all the folks trying it out during the first after work time since we got it? Glad to know it's not just me....
     
  9. Dec 8, 2008 #169 of 686
    skiajl6297

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    Me too! Surfing through my queue and it froze for about a minute then went back to home screen with tivo button. But trying to access video on demand sends the screen black and then it goes back to the home screen. Rebooting now, but it sounds like several are having this issue at the same time.

    Having been home all day (sick from work hehe) trying this service out, aside from this current outage, I have been EXTREMELY happy! This is a cool addition, assuming tonight's hiccup is nothing more than a temporary nuissance.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2008 #170 of 686
    jeepguy_1980

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    I just signed up for Netflix today and I think I'm going to dump them. I've watched several shows. So far nearly every cartoon I have downloaded for my son has had sync issues with the audio and a few have had errors that caused the show to jump several minutes.

    I haven't noticed any audio syncing issues with some of the more mainstream stuff.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2008 #171 of 686
    aus1ander

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    I have seen this too. It kicked out to Live TV after about 30 minutes into a stream.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2008 #172 of 686
    dig_duggler

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    Me too. Although I can't get back to Tivo Central, it just hangs at 'Please Wait' infinitely (infinitely = 5 min of my patience) and I've had to do a hard reboot twice now (in addition to the once on an infinite black screen after clicking 'Watch Instantly' about an hour ago).

    Color me unimpressed. Seems great as long as no one else is using it.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2008 #173 of 686
    tommy275

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    selected a movie, the name came up on the screen, and it didn't get past that. no speed meter. no nothing. lost control of tivo at the point. wouldn't go back to live tv. wouldn't go to tivo central. had to unplug the unit to reboot.

    another poorly implemented application. after seeing what they did with Rhapsody, I'm not sure why I had my hopes up.
     
  14. Dec 8, 2008 #174 of 686
    Turtleboy

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    Give it a chance. It was working perfectly all day long. It's probably just overloaded right now as everyone is coming home and trying it at once.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2008 #175 of 686
    72driver

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    Working normally again for me now...never had any audio synch problems all day today...
     
  16. Dec 8, 2008 #176 of 686
    dig_duggler

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    Hard reboots due to unresponsiveness is a pretty large bug IMO. I'm sure it is overloaded, but that's not going to leave a great impression for first time users.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2008 #177 of 686
    nemein

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    Anyone else seeing "scheduled maintenance" when selecting the VOD menu item?
     
  18. Dec 8, 2008 #178 of 686
    keenanSR

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    Same here, it seemed almost instantaneous when I played with it last night.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2008 #179 of 686
    modnar

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    Yep. Heading is "Scheduled Maintenance" and the main text is "Sorry! Our systems are temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back later!"

    Hopefully they'll be back up and running soon.
     
  20. Dec 8, 2008 #180 of 686
    moyekj

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    Looks like Tivo's HME servers are overloaded. That's one problem with this implementation - it relies on both Tivo HME servers and Netflix servers to be up and stable (not to mention your ISP and your local LAN) for it to work properly.
     

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