Rhapsody?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by gweempose, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    For those of you that already have 9.1, has Rhapsody support been officially activated? If so, what do you guys think? Does it work well?
     
  2. foxm

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    My Rhapsody was activated this week on my Series 3 Tivo. I tried it out last night and it works well. I am a Rhapsody member, so I signed into my existing account on my Series 3 and my library of songs was available right away. Excellent feature. I would encourage you to try the free trial if you are not already a Rhapsody member...you'll get hooked.
     
  3. aus1ander

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    I'm using it right now. I'm not sure what I think about this. The UI, in some areas, seems to be natively designed to support widescreen displays without annoying stretching artifact, other areas it looks like a 4:3 display stretched to fill the screen, except they didn't stretch the text, so it ends up in weird places on the screen.

    The audio was working for me for about 5 minutes, but now I can't get any songs to load.
     
  4. foxm

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    aus1ander, curious...are you using the trial membership or were you using an existing Rhapsody membership?
     
  5. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Actually, I've had a "Rhapsody to Go" account for a while. Rhapsody rocks! I've been using my Squeezebox to stream Rhapsody music to my family room, but it will be much easier to browse for tracks on a TV.
     
  6. goodknight

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    I tried it yesterday and it seemed to be a bit flakey. During a track it would suddenly jump to the next track. It was slow to work and it would take some time to load a track.

    Today it was working about the same. It suddenly stopped working. When I select Rhapsody it comes back with please wait and then dies with application closed during read.
     
  7. kas25

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    The concept is great but its a bit sluggish so far. Hopefully they will work out the kinks. Scrolling through my artists takes forever. (i have hundreds of artists so going A to Z is ridiculous 3 at a time). Sounds quality is good.
     
  8. AgentMunroe

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    I have 9.1, but I looked for Rhapsody and didn't see it... is it under Music/Photos/Games, or is it somewhere else?
     
  9. RoyK

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    Yes. Music/Photos/Games. It's being phased in to customers. I have it on one of my boxes but not the other two.
     
  10. AgentMunroe

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    Ah - glad I wasn't missing something entirely. I shall wait patiently.
     
  11. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Does the Tivo give you access to all of the Rhapsody features such as Rhapsody Channels, custom channels, playlists, etc...?
     
  12. tdj_tx

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    Ok, why don't we all have Rhapsody with the 9.1 update?
     
  13. kas25

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    Just noted on the Real/Rhapsody forum that had a server issue that they fixed a few days ago but any UI issues could be due to Tivo's "strict rules". A UI update is due in a month or two though so I'll hold ultimate judgment until then. Still, its better than nothing.
     
  14. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    How long have you had 9.1? The reason I ask, is because it specifically states on the priority request page:

    "Software version 9.1 and the Rhapsody application will be delivered in separate updates. Please allow up to 3 business days to receive the software update and an additional 3 business days to receive the Rhapsody application."

    If you've had 9.1 for more than three days and you still don't have Rhapsody, I'm afraid I don't know what to tell you. I think it's possible that they delayed the whole rollout because of all the problems that people are having since 9.1. For example, I have two S3's, and I don't have 9.1 on either of them. :confused:
     
  15. Dr_Diablo

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    Were the service free it would be worth it... Since it is a pay service I don't think so... An should one decide to not pay after having done so a month or two then all the downloads become useless without an active account.
     

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