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post #1891 of 3305
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

A while back it was broken (before the recent Netflix upgrade and not as badly) for several weeks up to a month or more. It would work most of the time then simply freeze, reboot or whatnot. I was surprised they let it go on so long.

That must not have been the case everywhere. The only extended issue I've had with Netflix was when the Premiere was first released. Otherwise streaming from Netflix on the Premiere has been reliable for me. I've had no issue in the last few months with it that I can recall. And if there was it was isolated to a short time period..

My main beef with Netflix on the Premiere is with DD+. Sometimes it will output DD and sometime DD+. I can try the same title several times and sometimes it will be DD+ and sometimes DD.
post #1892 of 3305
No issues to report with netflix. Only device out there that plays 1080p/24/DD+ Netflix !!!
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Tivo needs to get its own Netflix interface. It's using the one that everyone else has, and the button presses don't make sense with the rest of the Tivo input buttons.
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The YouTube app has the same problem, and it sucks too. And they're both slow as hell and buggy. The bottom line is that if you want internet apps, get a Roku - Tivo will never be the 'one box' that marketing promised, but it's a great DVR. The only app that works well on Tivo that I've seen is Pandora.
post #1895 of 3305
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

The YouTube app has the same problem, and it sucks too. And they're both slow as hell and buggy. The bottom line is that if you want internet apps, get a Roku - Tivo will never be the 'one box' that marketing promised, but it's a great DVR. The only app that works well on Tivo that I've seen is Pandora.

On Pandora, have you noticed if it is buffered? I haven't linked my Premiere since I already have my TV, BD and AVR linked. Only the BD buffers and the others stream.
post #1896 of 3305
I use Pandora on my TiVos alot. No idea if it buffers but it plays with zero issues for me.
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I use Pandora on my TiVos alot. No idea if it buffers but it plays with zero issues for me.

I don't expect any problem but my connection is pretty slow. I know (from the LEDs on my router) that the BD buffers a title and the others don't. I tend to use Pandora at night while I'm on the internet. There is a difference on all three devices as far as the Pandora screen presentation too. I guess I will try it and see how it works.
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Originally Posted by JoeKustra View Post

I don't expect any problem but my connection is pretty slow. I know (from the LEDs on my router) that the BD buffers a title and the others don't. I tend to use Pandora at night while I'm on the internet. There is a difference on all three devices as far as the Pandora screen presentation too. I guess I will try it and see how it works.

My GF has a slow 1.25 Mb/s DSL connection and Pandora works with zero issues at her place too. Or is your connection even slower?
post #1899 of 3305
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

My GF has a slow 1.25 Mb/s DSL connection and Pandora works with zero issues at her place too. Or is your connection even slower?
Not by much, 1mbs DSL and the DNS server seems to sleep a lot. When a title is buffered, it only takes a few seconds to download. Without the buffer there is continuous activity. My money is on it being buffered since I doubt TiVo is short of memory. I could be wrong, but it does a great job downloading titles from my laptop saved by the Desktop program.
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Any new Tivo updates coming ?
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Originally Posted by bassguitarman View Post

Any new Tivo updates coming ?
The Fall Update is rolling out right now. (The First Fall release, 20.2.2, in Oct was stopped due to some bugs, the Second Fall release, 20.2.2.1 is out now) The next update is expected in the Spring 2013.
http://www.tivo.com/mytivo/service-updates/index.html

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=495279

https://twitter.com/i/#!/tivodesign/media/slideshow?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftwitpic.com%2Fb7nmj4
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The Fall Update is rolling out right now. (The First Fall release, 20.2.2, in Oct was stopped due to some bugs, the Second Fall release, 20.2.2.1 is out now)

Mine finally updated yesterday, I was wondering why it was taking so long ....
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Yes mine updated saturday
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love the new MRV interface in HD. no switching to SD. Looks like it's on the same box.

Now for combined "My Shows" all in one list.....
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Hello official owners of the Tivo Series4 Premiere. I am looking at getting the model that has 4 tuners to replace the evil empire's (comcast) DVR. I presently have the Moto 3400. Has anyone here went from Comcast's DVR to a Tivo and regretted making the move? The main reason I want to make the move is to pay less to Comcast because they had two rate increases this year.
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Hometheatergeek, I wanted to stop hearing the family's gripes about blank screen recordings and other run of the mill DCX3500 ills. Four tuners was a bonus. I was a former Tivo sub (Sony SVR200) that jumped ship when C* introduced DVRs. Working for said company at the time made it cheaper and the DCT6412 could record premium channels.

PQ? Excellent. UI is miles above the latest version of IGuide. Online look up and scheduling recording is just as good.

The family that used to gripe about aborted recordings now gripes about the sheer insanity that is Tivo suggestions. I could turn it off (or they could find out that it is optional) but I like to give them something to gripe about.

Downsides? Cost is a hurdle, Premier4 with lifetime cost a bunch, then I had to go to Radio Shack and buy a digital clock to put in the AV shelf - 15 years of having a set top box with a clock gets to be a habit. I sometimes miss the Caller ID on the TV screen that is offered when one has CDV & Digital.

But now the enjoyment of TV according to our schedule and being able to trust the machine outweighs the cost issue (worth it) and the feature trade offs.
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Originally Posted by hometheatergeek View Post

Hello official owners of the Tivo Series4 Premiere. I am looking at getting the model that has 4 tuners to replace the evil empire's (comcast) DVR. I presently have the Moto 3400. Has anyone here went from Comcast's DVR to a Tivo and regretted making the move? The main reason I want to make the move is to pay less to Comcast because they had two rate increases this year.

Comcast markets using Motorola equipment, also have access to the Xfinity OnDemand content. (A big plus IMO, that most other TiVo users with other providers don't have access to.)
http://www3.tivo.com/products/tivo-walkthrough/tv-source/cable/tivo-comcast/index.html

Note: SA/Cisco Comcast markets do not yet have access to Xfinity OnDemand.
Customers with a Cisco/Scientific Atlantic CableCARD will not have XFINITY On Demand available at this time.
http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2261
Edited by Bryan_CoxPHX - 12/10/12 at 6:19pm
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Originally Posted by hometheatergeek View Post

Has anyone here went from Comcast's DVR to a Tivo and regretted making the move?

Not even for a second. I actually still have one Comcast DVR along with my two Premieres and one TiVo HD. I really need to take it back and get it off my bill because I never use it..
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It would be nice if somebody would resolve the FOX v. TiVo clock issues ... I'm already tired of having to remember to add that extra minute.
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

It would be nice if somebody would resolve the FOX v. TiVo clock issues ... I'm already tired of having to remember to add that extra minute.
I have noticed that sometimes Fox is "off" a little and the preview gets cut - but there is nothing TIVo can do about it as the broadcast is what appears to be off. At least I have never lost the end of a show because of it. But then why would we expect a network that just makes up stuff and calls it news to worry about actually broadcasting their shows when they say they will tongue.gif.
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

It would be nice if somebody would resolve the FOX v. TiVo clock issues ... I'm already tired of having to remember to add that extra minute.

??? I've had no issues with my recordings from Fox. I've had no need to pad any of my Fox recordings.

Although once American Idol starts I will need to. Since it sometimes runs a few minutes over it's allotted time slot. And the show following it will end a few minutes later. But I think this occurs later in the Idol season.
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

??? I've had no issues with my recordings from Fox. I've had no need to pad any of my Fox recordings.

Fox consistently runs 30 secs or more over ... especially on the 30min Sitcoms. The last "joke" often gets cut along with the previews.

To be fair, it occasionally happens on NBC too ...
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post


To be fair, it occasionally happens on NBC too ...

. . . and if Fox makes up stuff and reports it as news, I guess NBC, CBS and ABC just ignore the news.
post #1914 of 3305
Hello Everybody,

Well I pulled the pluggs on the DHG'S and joined the Tivo crowd.I bought a Preimere XL with lifetime. Not very thrilled that tivo knows what I record, Makes me feel like big brother is watching. Well at least some shows I like won't get cancelled.It's nice to see people from the DHG thread here.


SS-Stingray
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Originally Posted by ss-stingray View Post

Not very thrilled that tivo knows what I record, Makes me feel like big brother is watching.

Just to clarify, it's my understanding that TiVo knows what's being watched, but not necessary what you are watching. The recording data TiVo receives (which includes pauses, fast forwards, etc..) isn't tied to an account.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
post #1916 of 3305
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Originally Posted by ss-stingray View Post

Hello Everybody,
Well I pulled the pluggs on the DHG'S and joined the Tivo crowd.I bought a Preimere XL with lifetime. Not very thrilled that tivo knows what I record, Makes me feel like big brother is watching. Well at least some shows I like won't get cancelled.It's nice to see people from the DHG thread here.
SS-Stingray

Ah, our group of expatriots grows again. smile.gif Doesn't bother me if TiVo knows what I watch/record. Do you use loyalty cards at the supermarkets? They know everything about your household consumption, including what your pets eat!!
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

Ah, our group of expatriots grows again. smile.gif Doesn't bother me if TiVo knows what I watch/record. Do you use loyalty cards at the supermarkets? They know everything about your household consumption, including what your pets eat!!

This was reported on Leno last night:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2244116/The-creepy-cable-box-detect-youre-cuddling-sofa-advert-condoms-automatically.html

Gotta love Verizon.
post #1918 of 3305
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Originally Posted by Possumgirl View Post

Ah, our group of expatriots grows again. smile.gif Doesn't bother me if TiVo knows what I watch/record. Do you use loyalty cards at the supermarkets? They know everything about your household consumption, including what your pets eat!!

You don't even have to use a loyalty card for them to track your purchases! All you have to give them is some piece of identity that is the same on each purchase, and they can tie all your purchases to that number. Do you pay with your credit/debit card? There is a number on them.. Do you pay by check? Remember how they run your check through the machine? They are scanning the account number to verify you don't bounce checks. But once they have that checking account number, they can use it to track your purchases. The only way to stay completely anonymous is to pay cash. Oh and you may want to wear a mask, as they could be using facial recognition on the security cameras.

Greg
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I want them to track my purchases. At Wegmans I can go online and see when and what I purchased. I don't care if they keep track of what I bought. And it can benefit me if they tailor the coupons toward me based on what I've purchased in the past.

Just like I don't mind if TiVo knows every button press I make, every time I FF, everything I watch etc....
post #1920 of 3305
Hi Stigray,

Welcome to the new abode. While it's sad that the sun will soon set on the era of the DHG at least you will have company over here on the Tivo board. I am sure all the Tivo aficionados will be more than happy to support us in our hour of need, but I have a feeling that the Tivo's we have purchased will not be plagued by loss of grid as did the DGH on several occasions in multiple markets.

869 pages and counting on the DHG thread. Amazing really when you consider that there probably are not that many owners, the high count of posts can mainly be attributed to the problems that we all experienced at one time or another. I am hoping that my new Tivo will not be as problematic, especially when I'm paying for the guide on a monthly basis, but at least if it quits working I will have more leverage than with the Sony, I can withhold my payment if it doesn't work as advertised.

Greg.
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