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Considering roamio basic.

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by 2004raptor, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    When I paired my card with TWC, the information they needed from me to properly pair the card was all accessed in the settings of the TiVo and displayed on the TV screen the TiVo is connected to. At the very end of the pairing process, the TWC guy did tell me to pull the card out and push it back in, but I don't know that that "reseating" of the card at the end was actually a necessary step.
     
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    +1.

    There is definitely no reason to remove and reinsert the CableCARD, although it probably is the most easily explained method.
     
  3. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Ok, so that part is done. After being disconnected three times by the comcast rep I finally got one that did it. He said it can take up to 24 hours to see thud channels. I explained to him that I had no issues with live tv, just on demand. So, we'll see. :(
     
  4. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Just checked the on demand channel and still get a v53 error. The on demand channel is channel 1, right?
    Just want to make sure because the Comcast menu had an on demand button you could click on.
     
  5. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Active Member

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    I don't have Comcast (so someone who does please correct me if I am wrong about this) but I was under the impression that the Xfinity on-demand on TiVo happens through a special TiVo app, not by tuning to a certain channel.

    This might be helpful to you:

    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2261
     
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    You are correct. There are a few ways to get to VOD on a Premiere or Roamio, but tuning to channel 1 is not one of them.
     
  7. DeltaOne

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    As the others posted, don't use channel 1. Channel 1 for VOD only works on a Comcast set top box.

    Use the menu item.
     
  8. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    :eek:

    Thanks. I'll try it later today.
     
  9. ToastyZ71

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    There is indeed an Xfinity app that you will use to watch ondemand (it will be listed with Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, etc)

    In order to get it, a few things have to happen:
    Cablecard must be paired.
    The correct billing code must be entered on the cable card to activate the ondemand service.

    Firstly, check here: http://www.tivo.com/discover/cable - about half way down the page, you can put your zip code in and check to see if the app is available to you yet. (if not, you will have to wait for it to be available)

    Next, check the pairing status of your tivo:
    Settings&Messages>Settings>Remote,CableCARD, & Devices>CableCARD Decoder>CableCARD options (for installers)>CableCARD Menu>Conditional Access--
    4th line down should read like this:
    Con:Yes EBCP:Yes Val:V 0x6B

    The important field that will indicate a paired card is the Val: field - if you see a ? and not V, the card is not paired, and you won't get OnDemand until it is paired. -you might also call back the number I posted earlier, and just go to the first available person, or try Michael's extension again, noting he works 2nd shift hours.

    The other part, and this is can also be tricky is getting the correct billing code added for the OnDemand service. It's somewhat new, and the reps may not know exactly what you are asking for- here's the info that I found on this site. The billing code is called "Tivo Premiere" even though you have a Roamio, it doesn't matter. The code is in the "Bolt-Ons" section of the comcast system. Using this info I got a few techs to either add it or verify that it was added, but my card wasn't paired until I spoke with Michael at the national repair number.
     
  10. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    This is no longer accurate. Checking my zip zip still gets "Unfortunately XFINITY On Demand on TiVo DVRs is not available in the area you entered." but it is most definitely there. I have used it.

    Once again, not sure this is true, at least for all areas. I did have to get my Roamio paired, but my Premiere (which has been paired for 2+ years) worked w/o my getting anything changed.

    As with anything involving Comcast and/or TiVo, there is a wide variance in individual user experience.
     
  11. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    I found the On Demand under the menu options. :eek:

    I will have to say that the Roamio guide as well as the On Demand guide really don't look as nice as the comcast guides. :( I'll get use to it but not really diggin it so far.

    Still like the unit. even considering getting a mini for the bedroom.
     
  12. tarheelblue32

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    For the TiVo guide, there are actually 2 different styles you can choose from, the "grid guide" and the "live guide". With the TV guide open, hit the "A" button for options and you can change to whichever guide style you prefer. I think the "live guide" is the default, but the "grid guide" probably looks more like the Comcast guide that you are used to.
     
  13. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    Thanks. I will definitely look at it. I really haven't had much time to go through the settings, etc.
     
  14. ToastyZ71

    ToastyZ71 New Member

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    So you've got the OnDemand app, that's good. Have you tested to make sure you can watch a show?
     
  15. truman861

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    All I can say is awesome that you have on demand, be thrilled as some of us don't have it like time Warner, brighthouse or verizon fios. I do have 3 minis though hooked up to my roamio and the whole system works great.
     
  16. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    I'm not sure. Is it an app? It was just listed under one of the menus. It does work though.
     

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