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Has anyone seen anything about adding markets for Xfinity VOD?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by moon_tower, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. moon_tower

    moon_tower New Member

    Feb 2, 2008
    I did a few searches and did not find anything. Is there any news about taking this to other markets? What are the limitations for them? Thanks!
  2. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    I suspect comcast found that it cost them X dollars to implement VOD support and in their test markets they got Y dollars of extra VOD income from TiVo users and when the bean counters compared X and Y they found it would take 37,329 years to pay for itself if rolled out nationally :).
  3. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    i suspect they found that if tivo users were able to access comcast vod with tivo, there would be one less reason anyone would want their sub-standard dvr equipment, and they might lose x amount of rental fees.
  4. tturner23

    tturner23 New Member

    Aug 17, 2008
    Yup, the Comcast VOD roll out has completely stalled. I'll tweet at Margret Schmidt every now and again regarding this and she says that there are no new roll outs planned and that Comcast VOD depends solely on my local Comcast office's decision to make it happen. I've talked to Comcast and they said they don't have the ability to make VOD work on TiVo's. If I had to guess its part miscommunication on TiVo's part and part laziness on Comcasts part. In reality, its probably not laziness on Comcast's part, its that there is no upside to making VOD work for TiVo customers since, in their eyes, we chose to use TiVo (and pay TiVo monthly or lifetime) rather than use a Comcast box (and pay Comcast). Its sad.

    I just want VOD in Baltimore.
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    IIRC it required a pretty major upgrade to the head end. I'm betting this was a cost/benefit thing and they decided it wasn't worth it. Especially since the technology is changing and they may eventually switchover to an IP based VOD system instead.
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    Comcast said a few months back (sorry, no link) that they had ended the TiVo/VOD venture. No new markets beyond the existing ones.
  7. kbmb

    kbmb Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2004
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    Great news!

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