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HBO Is Coming to Amazon Prime

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Johncv, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Just because I know it's not live. I like seeing some commercials, but if they put the same ones on over and over it gets pretty bad.

    Basketball is a lot better than NFL for actual gameplay time...
     
  2. javabird

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    "Waste" is a subjective term. It's not a waste to me because I don't have Netflix and I enjoy them. I think paying $8 extra for Netflix is a waste, if I can get the same thing free. Again, value is subjective.
     
  3. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    That bandwidth could be used for something that isn't kicking around in a zillion other places.
     
  4. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    That's not true, FF in Comcast's On Demand depends on the content provider. All HBO can be FF'd, for example. Agree that with the other limitations it can only supplement QAM delivery now.
     
  5. Bigg

    Bigg Active Member

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    Fair enough. But most of it is un FF-able now. Not sure why anyone would even use XoD. It really sucks. For TV content, I'll just DVR it. For movies, I'm not going to watch a crummy MPEG-2 stream when I can stream VUDU HDX.
     
  6. JosephB

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    Why would HBO not allow you to fast forward through their content? The whole point of restricting fast forward is to force you to watch advertising, which HBO doesn't have.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    But don't they have VOD where you can't fast forward through anything? EVen though there are only a few minutes of commercials you can't FF through the content or the commercials? AT least that is what my co-workers sometime complain about when watching VOD on Comcast.
     
  8. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    My understanding in my area is that recent network shows on most, but not all, networks cannot be FF on TiVo Xfinity On Demand, but archived shows can be FF. It's been a while since I tried it out, and I won't be back in Comcast-land for another month so I can't test it.
     
  9. JosephB

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    Maybe, I don't know. It would make sense that it's based on the individual content and not disabled system-wide. I've never had a cable company provided set top box so I couldn't tell you.
     
  10. MikeAndrews

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    It's part of the deal with the content provider so they can sell teh ads.

    On UVerse VoD you sometimes get the message "Fast Fording may be disabled." but sometimes FF works anyway. Rewinding and jumpback always work.
     
  11. Bigg

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    VOD is a cluster. I love TiVo, since I don't need to use VOD, since I have a TiVo.
     

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