AOTF wrote:Anybody else having trouble playing TV-MA shows on their Roku? For example, ECW Hardcore Heaven 2000 won't play on my Roku, but plays fine on my computer (so it's not a parental setting problem). I tried turning the block on and off. No luck.
I'm also wondering when the search function will get fixed on the Roku. You can only search for moves or wrestlers. YOu can't search for show names, like the new "Backstage Pass."
Yeah, i'm having the same issue. Was trying to watch Starrcade 1999 which is TV-MA and it says "retrieving" then crashes and goes back to my channel menu. Been happening since last night. I checked again today and same issue.
I haven't noticed that problem with mine, but I have a Roku 3. I'd imagine some of the other models might be having more issues, but as far as my experience I haven't noticed anything. I fell asleep last night watching the live channel and woke up this morning and the channel was still running flawlessly. I also haven't had any issue with on demand content since the update last week. This is an encouraging sign leading up to Wrestlemania next month. It shows that both WWE and MLBAM took the glitch very seriously and are doing everything in their power to get it resolved across all platforms.
I can't use my PS3 right now so I do not know what the experience is like on other platforms, but I will say in WWE's defense that they have been very proactive in sending out e-mails saying that they are working on issues for respective platforms. They deserve credit for that. I believe the issue they are trying to resolve after fixing the issue with Roku was with Xbox 360. As I have been saying all week, they are gradually making progress and it will take time to sort everything out, but once everything is running the way it should it will be great for WWE.
As for me, I am still unsure whether or not I am going to order Wrestlemania via satellite this year as a backup, just in case there are any problems with the network. I guess it will depend on whether or not the cable and satellite providers will reduce the price. I assume that they will have to because if memory serves me, there is a rule regarding charging two vastly different prices for the same content via pay-per-view if the content is available in the same area on a different platform for a considerably cheaper subscription price.
I am not certain about that, but I do remember DirecTV stating something similar to what I have said as their reasoning for their "Reevaluating" their relationship with WWE. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Personally, with several Boxing pay-per-view events scheduled in the next couple of months, I am very much looking forward to saving money with this network, as I will also save money with UFC Fight Pass.
As a Boxing writer, I am used to calculating dues of what it will cost me to cover pay-per-view cards. The next couple of months alone total close to $500 with tax included. It’s just another example of why I have said for the last several years that the traditional model of cable and satellite television, specifically the model of pay-per-view television is and has been out of control for a long time. It really is a broken model.
This is why if WWE is successful, which I believe they will be, it will force cable and satellite providers to change and adapt with the times because if one content provider succeeds there will be nothing to stop other content providers from implementing a similar strategy. The one thing people will say against it will obviously be the problems WWE had out of the gate with the glitch during the week of launch of their network. I will remind everyone again when I say that technological glitches will happen no matter how well-prepared a company might be. Even with advances in technology, cable and satellite providers still deal with glitches, outages, and other issues from time to time. It’s really unavoidable.