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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by wmhjr, Mar 19, 2011.
Because Netflix streams are not stored on the harddrive.
My question was 'why not' store them on the HDD instead of streaming them? They would still be encrypted and unable to be copied...
Encrypted storage may be cool if you could select a few titles to be put on Hdd at a time. Maybe even let the software dl title during non peak Internet hours. Transfer at non real time speeds and get the HD quality even with slower connections.
I have often wished Netflix (TiVo, Roku, others) had an option to select more buffer pauses or drop in quality. Rather have to wait an extra 5 mins to buffer a movie than not wait and not have it in HD.
The technical implementation of not using the hard drive is probably driven primarily by the likelihood that the licensing of the content for streaming does not allow hard drive storage - even for buffering.
Obviously, Amazon, which is a different licensing, technical and pricing model, does it the other way, which gives an alternate viewing experience.
Then there is the youtube method which parallels the way it works on your PC, streaming/downloading and buffering the whole video without delays. I'm not sure if the hard drive is used, but I think it must be unless the video buffer is limited to a short time-span. Again youtube has totally different licensing issues, likely driving the implementation.
Friday morning 4/22, down since last night.
"An unexpected error has occurred..."
Here comes another $0.07 credit!!
Edit: Still down at 3:15 PM Friday
I've been watching Netflix streaming on my Tivo until last night, too. Same problem with "An unexpected error". I was wondering why I can watch it on my notebook computer, but not via my Tivo. Does anyone happen to know? I did reboot the Tivo, as suggested, and it now works. Thanks to those that suggested it.
TiVo uses a different stream than what a computer uses.
My understanding is that there are different streaming sources for some different platforms. So, what streams to your PC is not necessarily the same as what streams to your Tivo. An example I experienced: Netflix-streamed to Tivo "Beetlejuice" had missing audio in certain places, but the same movie streamed to the PC and PS3 did not.
I hope this is just a Netflix issue and not the start of a food fight between Level 3 and the major ISP's.
Down for me right now.
Edit - but working just fine on my Wii
24 hours down now
This. Happily streaming to my Plex server, and my IPad right now.
TiVo Netflix working fine, even HD, for me this afternoon and now. I have had the "An Error Has Occured" for an hour or two a few weeks back after the 11.0k software update, and wondered if there was a connection. This is on a THD.
No problems for me this evening in VA. Watched a Comedy Central special and started Time Bandits in HD.
Working now on my S3 after a restart. Not working before (this AM).
I started experiencing the same Netflix error on my Tivo HD a few days ago. Works fine now after rebooting the Tivo by unplugging and re-plugging it from the wall outlet. Thanks for the tip!
Netflix has been down on my Tivo since at least 4/21/11. I got the "please wait (forever)" screen and then a message that suggests I try later. At first I assumed that the problem was related to the Amazon server outage and that Netflix was totally down. However, Netflix streaming has been working on two of my other devices, so it's a not problem with Netfix.
Thanks to this forum, I rebooted the Tivo and Netfix is back to working again!
Got a number of "An Error has occurred" messages tonight requiring a reboot to fix it. This has only started happening after the 11.0k software update.
I was having the same issue late yesterday and just switched to using my wii. Today it is working fine with no reboot.
Ok so I go to watch Netflix last night and I got unexpected error or some message and Tivo told me today there is problems with Netflix and a cold reboot of the Tivo will help. Well I somehow thought it had to do with Network settings cause I got a new router a while back and somehow I messed up my settings. My LR Tivo will not connect to the Network. I called Tivo this am and they had me cold reboot the BR Tivo and netflix works now. I see the BR Tivo on my Tivo desktop. Tivo said my cable might be bad cause it says cable unplugged and I get some DHCP N02 error message on the LR Tivo. The ysaid swap out and if it's not the adapter call us back but I left for work. But I did swap out Tivo adapters and it's not the adapter. I can't get my LR Tivo to connect. It's making me mad. I rebooted my router too earlier. But I get that DHCP N02 error message and it when I try to connect my Tivo it fails and says networ cable unplugged.. When I try to confuigre my setting that is where the N02 message comes in.
Tivo gave me a reference number and I guess I'm gonna have to call back tomorrow but if someone knows what is wrong please let me know. My BR Tivo is fine now and I had just downloaded a LR show to my desktop a week or so ago but somehow me going into my netowrk settings on my Tivo I messed something up I guess. I am picking right Network name using right password. So I don't get it. I even unplugged from one USB to the other.