PLEX just showed up on my Roamio!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bradleys, May 27, 2015.

  1. Jun 3, 2015 #61 of 213
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Working again... And it bumped up from 2.4.1 to 2.4.8

    A little snappier and the ff works "better"
     
  2. Jun 3, 2015 #62 of 213
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    hard to say, the computer will transcode the video "if necessary" and I don't know how to tell if it is actively transcoding.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2015 #63 of 213
    NashGuy

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    Well, first off, your TV would need to support 24p playback, meaning it would have a native display rate that is a multiple of 24, such as 120hz or 240hz, which many LCD TVs have. (Sorry if you already knew that.)

    My 120hz TV puts up an info graphic telling the resolution and frame rate of the signal it's receiving whenever it changes. So if it changes from 1080i60 on CBS to 1080p24 on Netflix, it shows that.

    Maybe there's some sort of info button on the remote that came with your TV that you could press to see the details of the feed that Plex on TiVo is streaming?
     
  4. Jun 3, 2015 #64 of 213
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Right now Plex on TiVo only supports 720p, not sure about the frame rate. As for the original remote - lord, no telling where that thing is at! :)

    All that said - I doubt it...
     
  5. Jun 4, 2015 #65 of 213
    telemark

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    There's a few NAS with transcoding hardware. Google: NAS Quicksync

    Plex so far has not been willing to utilize the feature, so anyone with those NAS are stuck with whatever software the vendor provided, or non-accelerated Plex Media Server.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2015 #66 of 213
    windracer

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    Interesting. It looks like the only difference between the DS214 and DS214+ is more RAM (1gb instead of 512mb) and an overclocked CPU (same model, but yours runs at 1.33GHz and mine runs at 1.066GHz). I don't think I tried an .mkv file though, which probably doesn't require transcoding? Hmm.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2015 #67 of 213
    bradleys

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    Plex just added server support to the Western Digital MyCloud servers...

    Nice...
     
  8. Jun 4, 2015 #68 of 213
    HeatherA

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    I am so very very happy! Mine is active and working great! It's like Christmas!
     
  9. Jun 8, 2015 #69 of 213
    MichaelAinNB

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    If they are, they have a lot of work to do. Providing the same Aps that other devices such as Roku provides is a good start. Now TiVo has to take the steps to match the quality of those Aps that Roku provides. Thanks to a generous family member, we now have three Premieres in the house, one of them being an XL. Our ISP is Time Warner and we have the "Extreme" internet which provides close to 100Mbps download speed. Yet on all three machines, what I'll call the premium Aps (Netflix, Prime, and Hulu) are all extremely choppy in operation. They're slow to boot up and slow to respond to commands such as play, FF, RW and the like. To the point that probably one out of every three times I try to load Netflix on the XL, the device freezes and requires a hard reboot. We have since invested in a Roku and the speed and smoothness of the operation of the premium Aps, including Plex and HBOGO is like night and day compared to TiVo. Like I said, good that TiVo is taking steps to match the Aps other devices provide, but until the quality of execution of those Aps improves, they'll continue play second fiddle to devices such as Roku.
     
  10. Jun 8, 2015 #70 of 213
    Dan203

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    The Roamio is much better for apos. The hardware in the Premiere is 5+ years old and wasn't that great to begin with. The Roamio is way faster loading and navigating the apps.
     
  11. Jun 8, 2015 #71 of 213
    atmuscarella

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    TiVo Premiere (Series 4) DVRs are never going to get even close to the streaming performance of any modern streaming device. The processors and most of the hardware in Premiere's is pre-2010 which is when they were developed and the first units where built. Even the Roamio units are now using at least 2 yr. old parts. I would say my Roamio is on pare with my Roku 2 XS which is older than the Roamios but newer than the Premieres.
     
  12. Jun 8, 2015 #72 of 213
    NashGuy

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    Apps take a little longer to launch on my Roamio than on my Apple TV 3 but I don't notice them being any slower or less responsive once they've launched. Moreover, I think the Netflix app on TiVo is the best version I've ever seen. (I've also used Netflix on Roku 2, Wii U, a Panasonic Bluray player, Mac and iOS.) it has a very nice UI, it serves up HD streams quickly with excellent picture quality (no low quality video for the first 5 - 8 seconds like on my old Roku). And I love that it plays content in the smooth native frame rate, which is usually 24p for films and a lot of modern TV shows. (The Amazon and YouTube apps on TiVo also support 24p.) There are a ton of hardware options for streaming Netflix but ones that play at 24p are very rare.

    For me, TiVo is well on the way to being my "one box". Hopefully Plex is added today -- then I just need Showtime and HBO streaming and I'm all set!
     
  13. Jun 8, 2015 #73 of 213
    midson

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    It's not a fair to compare hardware from 2010 (premiers and XLs) to the latest Roku box. Your "generous" relatives gave you half decade year old technology.
     
  14. Jun 8, 2015 #74 of 213
    sheshechic

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    I'm so jealous!
     
  15. Jun 8, 2015 #75 of 213
    confinoj

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    No Plex yet, BUT podcaster and picassa just disappeared off one of my minis just like what happened to the other two posters who got plex early. So maybe very soon. I have one mini on a slingbox so can check from the office but I can't check my Roamio or other mini.
     
  16. Jun 8, 2015 #76 of 213
    k21975

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    I just forced a connection to TiVo and then rebooted my Roamio and Plex showed up on all my devices! (1 Roamio, 3 Mini)

    Initial thoughts are that it looks great and works smoothly (for a TiVo app), but it could use additional sort and search functions. We often sort by Genre to find the kids movies, etc..

    When first starting Plex on each TiVo box, you need to enter a PIN code on plex.tv/pin. I have Plex Pass, so I'm not sure if it's needed or not, but the initial screen mentioned something along the lines of "Plex Pass - Preview".
     
  17. Jun 8, 2015 #77 of 213
    cncb

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    How does one do this?
     
  18. Jun 8, 2015 #78 of 213
    k21975

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    Go into 'Settings' then 'Network' then 'Connect to the TiVo Service now'
     
  19. Jun 8, 2015 #79 of 213
    Jed1

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    I have Plex and Iheart radio on both my Premiere 4's now. My one unit had a service connection at 6:45AM and the other at 10:45AM.
    Podcaster and Picassa is gone. My software version is 20.4.7a on both units.

    I will have to take time and download Plex on one of my two desktop PCs and see how it works. My Onkyo receiver can use DLNA and I stream music from my PCs to my receiver using WMP. I wonder if Plex would work with my Onkyo receiver?
     
  20. Jun 8, 2015 #80 of 213
    cncb

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    Thanks. This worked for me.

    Regarding the Plex Pass Preview, I can't seem to get past the PIN screen. I have no desire to get a Plex Pass account and all indications/news were that a Plex Pass account would not be required?
     

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