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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. cwashizawa

    cwashizawa New Member

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    I live in Foster City/San Mateo of the bay area and just received my comcast on-demand update on Sunday 4/29/12.

    Here are the screen shots.
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    The interface as with most HD menus on the Premiere lag a bit. I'd say a good 80% of free content is in SD, while the remaining 20% in in HD.

    While we are using our free 6 month trial that came bundled with our Tivo premiere it's nice to have addl. content to view.
     
  2. blackngold75

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  3. mattack

    mattack Active Member

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    Saved video on demand? Is that kind of like a Netflix queue?

    (Repeating myself -- is anything worth watching without commercials or at least has skippable commercials?)
     
  4. morac

    morac Cat God

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    If it's anything like the cable box VOD, saved shows are shows you've watched in the last 24 hours.

    If you subscribe to a Premium channel, you can watch all the VOD for that channel for free. Those don't have commercials. Some regular channels don't have commercials either, though they might have promos. Most shows can be fast forward, with the exception of stuff from Fox.
     
  5. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    That's what it is.
     
  6. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

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    Heard an ad for Comcast OnDemand + TiVo today on the radio. It wasn't clear if it was a Comcast ad or TiVo ad, but it DID promote the fact that on your TiVo Premier you can now access both Comcast OnDemand and various online sources of video content. This is a significant change: previously Comcast was adamant that if a device would provide access their OnDemand library on your TV, that it could not also support other sources like NetFlix or Amazon.
     
  7. jk5598224

    jk5598224 New Member

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    When (or if) will a software backport be made to support Comcast On Demand with Tivo HD. If it is not going to be backported, why?

    Like many, I have a $700 or so invest with Tivo HD, and without a lifetime transfer option, I can't see upgrading to the latest os / hardware version of Tivo that would support this enhancement.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  8. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    There will be no more development on the TiVo HD. It still will continue to work for years to come but they aren't going to invest resources into new features for it.
     
  9. tomm1079

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    Tivo HD's with lifetime go for about 400 on ebay. So that is an option. You can sell the Tivo HD and then buy a new premiere with lifetime and only be out 100 bucks.
    100 bucks for a newer box is not to bad i would say
     
  10. SunsetKid

    SunsetKid New Member

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    It is working fine for me but initially it did not. I called Comcast and no surprise I was given bad information. I was told that I needed a two way cable card. I didn't believe him. I called TIVO support and they helped me set it up. I HATE COMCAST! I note that fast forwarding using Xfinity on Demand is much much slower that fast forwarding on a TIVO recording.
     
  11. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    What!! :eek: An old TiVo HD with lifetime will sell for $400.00, you're kidding. I have a TiVo HD with a one TB hard drive in it with lifetime what will that sell for?
     
  12. rhettf

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  13. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I really like having the On Demand stuff. It's like an emergency parachute in case I get bored or I miss a show on regular TV. It's far more useful to me than HULU or Netflix (how many Movie services does one really need?). So I for one, welcome our Comcast overlords into the TiVo fold. I think it's a great addition and may end up selling a few Premiere boxes, which is a good thing for all of us. :)
     
  14. rhettf

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    I really like it since I have been able to turn off Amazon which teases you since you have to pay for everything with a amazon logo! Now with Xfinitiy I don't buy anything since I subscribe to all the premium channels and many of the movies that are recommended to me are now free (included with my subscription) Which is great since I don't have to double pay for content!

    II would like to have filter options for each video source. For example I could setup a wishlist type ruleset for the xfinity saying: only show me Xfinity VOD content thats inHD and Free/included with my cable package.

    Hulu/Netflix really don't need much filtering since there is no additional pay content.

    If Vudu ever was added (which it really show be) I would like genera type filtering. Show me Vudu movie but only the latest releases (the only things I actually rent onDemand or Vudu HDX movies)

    If HBO Go was added I would like to tell the TiVo to pull HBO content from that app instead of xfinity ondemand.

    Really the power of tivo in my mind is the advance filters and being able to add them to apps in some fashion would really be nice. I wish there was a master option that was: Show me ONLY HD content.
     
  15. Johncv

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    What you just requested is just what the Showcase use to do before TiVo change it to the Crapcase. :mad:
     
  16. inaka

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    So for everyone in the Bay Area with a Premier and On Demand, do we all have the small black bars on the left/right sides of the picture?

    I'm seeing it as well, and it's not based on programming, but rather starts when I go into the video on demand menu in the first place.

    Not a terrible flaw, I just wanted to know if it was based on a particular display setup, software update, etc.
     
  17. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    I'm seeing them.
     
  18. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

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    Related to the small black bars on the left/right sides of the picture during Xfinity On Demand viewing on the Premiere, I called Tivo tech support just to see if this is a known issue.

    It's not. In fact, they said it isn't Tivo's issue at all as they are merely a portal for Comcast's On Demand feed. (Even though their portal window is likely what's causing the issue.)

    So if anyone has this issue in the bay area, you may want to call to report it so they know it's an issue. If not, there likely won't be a fix. Just FYI.
     
  19. jrtroo

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    You spoke with a csr, correct? They don't get the full scoop.

    The bars are well known and discussed at length in several threads. Check out the Premiere forums or tivo Margret's twitter feed.
     
  20. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

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    I spoke with the tivo tech support, then asked to speak to a higher up.
    I'm well aware of the issue, but trying to tell them about the issue is a different story.

    That's why I was posting it here.
    Maybe if enough people call in the issue, they'll get it quicker and provide a software fix.
     

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