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Bay Area, CA: TiVo & Comcast XFinity on Demand -- it's official

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVoStephen, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    Hi folks,

    I've seen a lot of speculation, but now we can confirm: It is true! TiVo and Comcast will begin rollout of Xfinity On Demand to San Francisco Bay Area TiVo Premiere customers tomorrow. Because this feature is added to our retail TiVo Premiere boxes, SF and Bay Area customers will have access to Xfinity On Demand in addition to the full on demand library, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube and Pandora.

    The rollout will hit all existing TiVo Premiere DVRs over the next few weeks. Existing TiVo Premiere users in the Bay Area will automatically receive this update to their DVR and will have access to the Xfinity On Demand library.

    TiVo Premiere subscribers in additional markets across the country are expected to have access to the XFINITY On Demand library in the coming months. The moment I get permission to confirm other dates, I will post here.

    Please visit www.tivo.com/comcast to learn more or to sign up for notifications when XFINITY On Demand becomes available on TiVo Premiere in additional areas.

    Any questions, please let us know.

    I'm very excited about this offering and I hope you are as well.

    Best regards,
    Stephen
     
  2. gatorbait

    gatorbait Member

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    Look forward to seeing how this goes in Northern California.

    I love my TiVo for recording shows, but don't really trust it for Netflix or Hulu Plus. Seems like I have to reboot about 10% of the time I try to use either platform. Hope the Xfinity implementation will be a bit more solid.
     
  3. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    This is wonderful news! It's time my mom replaces her old Comcast/Motorola/Tivo. She insisted on keeping it for the access to OnDemand. Now she can get a real Tivo!!
     
  4. steinbch

    steinbch Member

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    Do you have any screenshots of the OnDemand screens? Wondering if it is the old UI (like Amazon) or something newer (like the new YouTube/Netflix). Heck, I'd be happy if it was just similar to the Browse TV/Movies menu.
     
  5. tomm1079

    tomm1079 New Member

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    Cant wait for this to hit chicago area!
     
  6. cwashizawa

    cwashizawa New Member

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    I'm in the SF bay area. As of now, I haven't received the update. I'll post screen shots as soon as I receive the update.
     
  7. LisaJaco

    LisaJaco New Member

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    Really excited for this! I can finally get rid of that pos Comcast box. Thanks!
     
  8. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Awesome, can't wait for it to get to NJ. Two quick questions though:

    1. Will this give access to the entire VoD library (i.e. exactly the same as what's available on a cable box)?

    2. Do you expect all Comcast areas will get this by the end of the year?
     
  9. beejay

    beejay New Member

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    I rarely use Comcast's On Demand because I hate the remote control and interface.

    I look forward to that coming month when I can get On Demand through TiVo.
     
  10. LisaJaco

    LisaJaco New Member

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    Stephen, do you recommend I wait a few weeks before purchasing a TiVo Premier? I have a 7 year old TiVo sitting here with lifetime support. Not quite sure if I'm jumping the gun by purchasing Premier before OnDemand is up and running.
     
  11. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    have you type in your zip to confirm its coming to your area? from what I understand we are waiting for comcast not tivo now.
     
  12. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Not quite there for me... The Comcast Box is still better for PPV's since TiVo boxes delete PPV's almost immediately. Regardless of if you have actually watched them or not... So I guess I'm still stuck with the POS Comcast box. :(
     
  13. LisaJaco

    LisaJaco New Member

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    Yes, I did! And it's coming to a theater near me soon!
     
  14. emkorial

    emkorial New Member

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    any timing on rollout outside sf? how long will this testing in the test market take?
     
  15. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Stephen answered that in the first post. They will announce other markets later. My guess is they are using the SF area first since that is where TiVo is located. How long it takes to roll out probably depends on how well it works in the SF rollout.
     
  16. TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    1. Yes, it should be identical.

    2. That is still being determined.

    Sorry I can't be more definitive. There are enormous differences between some of the different Comcast regions.
     
  17. TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    Never a better time to buy than now :)
     
  18. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Are you speculating that the TiVo will work the same as what you are describing, or have you used/seen it work that way with Comcast? I had a Comcast box a long time ago, and I did not think these were downloaded but were made available through their service.
     
  19. mazman

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    Given the lack of screen shots in this thread, is it safe to assume that Comcast has not yet rolled this out in SF?
     
  20. sinkercas

    sinkercas New Member

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    It amazes me that the On Demand rollout for Xbox 360 is nationwide immediately, but for us TiVo users, it has a slow roll...
     

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