YouTube on TiVo

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by davezatz, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Aug 4, 2008 #181 of 232
    Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    36,839
    3,580
    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver ish

    Advertisements

    I like it, but a glaring oversight is the fact that I can't 'log in' and view my favorites.... :(
     
  2. Aug 4, 2008 #182 of 232
    EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

    1,718
    1
    May 25, 2006
    Parts...
    Yeah, I have the basic internet with Comcast. But typically get very good speeds on my desktop that is wired to the router. I held the laptop next to the adapter to simulate the signal strength that the TiVo adapter is using.

    I've considered moving the wireless router to a more central location in the house. But I want to keep the desktop wired into the network. I have thought about getting a repeater or bridge to improve signal strength.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2008 #183 of 232
    Welshdog

    Welshdog Tivo this, punk!

    399
    10
    Jan 3, 2005
    Netflix is in bed with Microsoft for Xbox360 streaming movie playback of the Netlfix Instant Queue this fall. I suppose they might consider teaming up with Tivo for the same service, but knowing Microsoft they probably locked Netlfix into an exclusivity clause. The streaming is free to all existing Netlfix and Xbox Live Gold customers. It appears to allow pausing and rewind during the movie.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2008 #184 of 232
    Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

    2,042
    55
    Dec 21, 2003
    I disagree! The content is fine in my opinion. It is the quality of the video that bothers me, especially for a wide screen HD TV. Due to the quality issue, I don't think YouTube should have been something Tivo did.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2008 #185 of 232
    kas25

    kas25 Member

    413
    2
    Mar 10, 2003
    NJ

    Advertisements

    Disagree. I'm not sure if its your tv/upconverter or your expectations but it looks pretty good on my 58 inch plasma. Much better than sitting in front of a computer. Once the ability to log on to your account comes, it will be a home run. Can't argue with the price.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2008 #186 of 232
    ivorycassiopeia

    ivorycassiopeia IvoryCassiopeia

    24
    0
    Feb 5, 2007

    I would love the answer to this as well...I HATE YouTube, and I don't want to poison my son with it...please tell me how to disable it or restrict the videos he can see. I saw directions on TiVo.com to enable KidZone, but I'm not sure how that blocks the YouTube content? I don't think YouTube videos have age ratings, so how would the TiVo know not to play certain videos? Please help!
     
  7. Aug 9, 2008 #187 of 232
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    12,324
    958
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    Enabling YouTube Kidzone will block access to all downloads and limits access to recordings and live channels depending on how you set the age limits, etc.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2008 #188 of 232
    Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    36,839
    3,580
    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver ish
    Youtube doesn't block anything, but enabling Kidzone will block access to youtube.... ;)
     
  9. Aug 9, 2008 #189 of 232
    moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

    12,324
    958
    Jan 23, 2006
    Mission...
    :eek:
     
  10. Aug 9, 2008 #190 of 232
    wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    11,956
    975
    Aug 2, 2003
    YouTube does have a "racy" flag, but I've rarely seen it used. I don't know how or whether the TiVo handles it.
     
  11. Aug 9, 2008 #191 of 232
    MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

    25,986
    25
    Dec 26, 2002
    I finally got 9.4 installed correctly, and YouTube running. I enjoy it, but damn, the picture on some videos is atrocious on my TV. Some are slightly better, but most are pretty bad. Still, not TiVos fault.

    I enjoy the functionality and will probably use it quite a bit, mostly for music videos. This makes TiVos Music Choice a bit obsolete.
     
  12. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

    2,042
    55
    Dec 21, 2003
    Well YouTube content is mostly pixelated on my 61" Samsung DLP.
     
  13. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    6,933
    10
    Aug 31, 2003
    San...
    It's not the "racy" material I found most offensive, by a long shot. Indeed, while I only browsed for a couple of hours, the salaciousness implied by many of the cover texts was not usually carried out in the video. What was frequently found were snotty, arrogant, mysogynistic, adolescent, anti-intellectual, or vulgar attitudes expressed in such a way to suggest I should be impressed by such drivel. Many times the audio was all but completely illegible. Clearly many people were guilty of uploading the same content multiple times under different cover texts. Often the videos were truncated. PQ mostly ranged between fair and bad for SD video. I did not find any 1080i HD video. For the most part I am not interested in less than HD content.
     
  14. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

    6,933
    10
    Aug 31, 2003
    San...
    You have got to be kidding me. I browsed through the "Comedy" section and I could not find even a single video that was even remotely funny, or even clever. Mostly they were just stupid and boring, when not downright offensive. I went to the Science and Technology section hoping to find something at least remotely interesting. I found 1 clip - a whole 26 seconds worth - about some material which might be used for robotic skin which was somewhat interesting, but far too brief to deliver any real information. Most of the videos had nothing to do with Sci & Tech at all. Many were just some boring geek or other sitting in front of their PC prattling on about some completely uninteresting topic. The few truly tech based videos went on endlessly about overpriced, poorly directed toys. I found nothing educational in Education, nothing entertaining in Entertainment, and nothing comical in Comedy. There were a few somewhat endearing animals in the animals section, but the composition and / or lighting were usually poor, and some of the videos were so shaky as to be nearly induce seasickness. Some of them also gave me an uneasy feeling about how well the animals wre going to be treated by the people fliming them when the camera was turned off.

    That. too. Call me when they have full HD high resolution (1920 x 1080), full length feature films with professional lighting, talented scripting, competent actors, pleasing audio, and solid cinematography free of artifacts. I didn't buy my TiVo to watch some teenager verbally fill out a questionaire sitting in front of his computer, some lout tear off a girl's thong in a panty raid, or some girl giving obvious advice to arrested adolescents on where to be meet women.

    It seems to be popular. Why is completely beyond my comprehension.
     
  15. ivorycassiopeia

    ivorycassiopeia IvoryCassiopeia

    24
    0
    Feb 5, 2007
    "Youtube doesn't block anything, but enabling Kidzone will block access to youtube...." -Adam1115

    Thank you both!!! I have set up KidZone and will test the YouTube access later today.
     
  16. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    11,956
    975
    Aug 2, 2003
    lrhorer et al: I think the problem you're having is that you're browsing. The right way to use YouTube is to search for specific content. Browsing it is pointless, AFAICT.
     
  17. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

    25,986
    25
    Dec 26, 2002
    Browsing youtube from a starting point you searched for can be fun. Browsing youtube based on what was most recently added is excruciating. :)
     
  18. mtchamp

    mtchamp New Member

    637
    0
    May 15, 2001
    MA
    This YouTube feature is keeping me up late. Once I start searching out concert footage from back in the day, I'm in for serveral hours. Classic movie scenes, comedy skits and current movie trailers and reviews are all there. It's a must have feature and enjoy it very much from my couch after never having used it on a PC. I also take a look back at vacation destinations I've been and plan to visit. The content is limitless. It's just amazing to have it on my TV. The Tropic Thunder viral skit was hilarious.
     
  19. xkahn

    xkahn New Member

    22
    0
    Jan 5, 2004
    Boston
    Youtube has thousands and thousands of videos. Old stuff, things that you watched but never expected to see again, concerts, funny commercials, product reviews, etc., etc.

    But it also has a lot of junk. The lists of "top" content are almost useless. The list of "last added videos" is certainly useless. The search is the important bit.

    Here are some interesting searches:

    • jeff dunham
    • they might be giants
    • endless summer 2 surfing
    • movie trailers
    • grateful dead
    • frank caliendo
    • big buck bunny
    • simons cat
    • sweetafton23

    The interesting bit will come when you can log in and see other people's playlists.
     
  20. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

    25,986
    25
    Dec 26, 2002
    I have very low "broadband" speed: 256kbps up and 1.5 Mbps down, and the TiVo YouTube interface is just as quick as a regular webpage for me. So I don't think the connection speed is THAT important.
     

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements