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Comcast On-Demand Hartford CT just started; Question

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by lessd, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Last night I just saw the Xfinity OD menu (Comcast OD name). I could get to all the OD programs but when I went to watch one I only got the first 1/2 second of the show and the TiVo just stopped at that point, the back button or TiVo button got you out, so my question for the people that have OD from Comcast is:

    Does this system take a few days to get running correctly ??

    I did sign up for an E-Mail when OD was ready for my area, I have not received any E-mail about OD, has anybody ever received an E-Mail telling them that Comcast OD was now ready in your area ??

    Do I have to call Comcast to fully implement OD ?

    I have 1 TPXL and 3 TPs all connected with the N TiVo adapter at 5Gh and MRS works great.
     
  2. BHyde

    BHyde New Member

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    I'm having the same problem. I got an error message telling me to call Comcast. I did that and a tech is coming out on Saturday. I hope that won't be necessary, as the previous message suggests this is a system problem and not on my end.
     
  3. xander777

    xander777 Member

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    I also got it last night, but only on one of my Premieres. The other one still doesn't have it this morning. Is that normal?
     
  4. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Yes, as it comes from a call home from your TiVo, force a call home on your other TiVos and you will have it on all of them.
    Does it work, can you watch anything on the VOD now, I have not tried for the last couple of days, but before that I would only get about a second of the program than it went into a pause mode.

    Just checked and it now working, great!!
     
  5. xander777

    xander777 Member

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    Yes, mine was working, I watched the first 10 seconds of a tv show after a 30-second commercial and no fast-forwarding ability, but it seemed to work ok.
    I heard there is an HD UI for it now but mine was showing as very low-def.
    I'll check it when I get home.
     
  6. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    In the VOD menu one can select HD programs, than I got the HD version of NCIS as a test, worked great as I watched the program after the ad for about 5 minutes and it was in full HD.
     
  7. justinw

    justinw New Member

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    I'm in the Vernon CT market. When I saw this post last night, I immediately checked both my Tivos. My regular Premiere had it, and my Elite needed a service connection as well as a reset of the HDUI menu (press Thumbs Down, Thumbs Up, Play Play on the TiVo Central screen).

    Mine has worked flawlessly ever since. I could careless if the menu is in low res SD or HD, its Xfinity on Demand on Tivo, which is something I never thought I would have! Plus, we are one of the very few areas to have it. So you will absolutely not hear any complaining from me. If I could sign a 30 year contract with Comcast right now I would do it. This rocks.
     
  8. geekaren

    geekaren TiVo Rocks, eh?!

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    Anyone know if Comcast on demand is being made available throughout Connecticut, or if it's only available to TiVo owners in Hartford metro area?
     
  9. BHyde

    BHyde New Member

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    My problem seems to have resolved itself, without needing a tech to come out.

    I had been a dual DirecTV/Comcast customer, but have cut the DirecTV way back, just enough to get Sunday Ticket, and the on-demand product we are now getting thru comcast on-demand removes one more of DirecTV's advantages over a cable Tivo.

    If only Comcast had as many premium movie channels in HD as DirecTV!
     
  10. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    TiVo has a sight about VOD, just put your zip in the box and TiVo will tell you if you have VOD.
     
  11. geekaren

    geekaren TiVo Rocks, eh?!

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    Thanks! Just checked: Not available yet in my town.

    Also tried a few other zip codes.... looks like it's available in Middletown now (06457).
     
  12. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I had this problem. I had to call Comcast and ask them to ad a Tivo AO to my account.
     
  13. ad301

    ad301 Member

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    We have it here in Madison now. This is the Branford system.
     
  14. carriepete

    carriepete Tivo user since 2000

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    Does anyone know if the VOD will work without a CC? Yes, I know the VOD is coming from the cable signal and not thru the internet, but I was hoping not to get a CC on second TIVO and just use it for Netflix and hopefully VOD...
     
  15. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

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    I can't imagine that it would work with out a cable card since the cable card is used to decode the channel that the VOD is coming down on. I didn't realize you could do much of anything with out a cable card now days.
     
  16. carriepete

    carriepete Tivo user since 2000

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    Well my parents live in New London, CT and have Metrocast for their cable and their signals don't need to be decoded, so I gave them the Premiere to use (since the don't need a CC), but now that I can access VOD (thru Comcast in Connecticut), I'm wondering if I should take it back if it would work with just the Coax and no CC.
     
  17. jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

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    I'm guessing no. It doesn't seem logical for Comcast to provide VOD with no cable card. They could probably do it but they could also offer all their channels with no cable card if they wanted to. They'd rather be able to make money by charging for the CC.
     
  18. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Without a cable card the only channels (with TiVo guide data) you can get on cable is analog, if your system still has any analog, Comcast in the Hartford now has no analog channels. VOD uses one of the TiVo tuners to receive the VOD program (I tested that out by recording on both tuners and trying to get a VOD program, the message came back that i would have to give up one recording in progress if i wanted that VOD program), so the cable card tells the TiVo what VOD channel to go to for your program.

    OH! TiVo just sent me an E-Mail today telling me VOD is now available in my area.
     

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