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"Pay-per-view Access"??

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by jacksonian, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. juvi77

    juvi77 New Member

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    Same situation I have been in with Comcast for years. I would love to return the old cable box I have to keep just for those live PPV events. Being able to order and watch live PPV events on the TiVo is really the only feature missing that I would love to have.
     
  2. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    And they wonder why people get tired of jumping through hoops and just download PPV's for free from the Internet.
     
  3. Borinkito

    Borinkito New Member

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    Soooo, I purchased a Tivo Roamio Plus (middle one) and wanted to watch the Cotto Martinez boxing match on PPV tonight. I called Verizon FIOS and they told me that the Digital Cable cards don't support the PPV programming because the PPV is not tied to a specific channel like HBO, SHOWTIME, etc... As you can imagine, I was blown by this news.

    However, being the hard headed person that I am, I can not take no for an answer and didn't trust the customer service rep because on my tv guide, the boxing match was on it's own channel, 1001. So I ran a little experiment and ordered the fight over the phone through the automated system (no human interaction). I waited 30 seconds and tuned to channel 1001...At first the same error message came up, "You are not authorized to view this channel please contact your cable provider".

    BUT...after about 10 seconds...the screen went black...and after another breathless 3 seconds or so...I started receiving a the video feed for the channel. This is about the happiest I've ever been after giving the cable company $65. It's been over an hour and I'm still watching it...thought I'd share my experience with others. Moral of the story: It doesn't hurt to at least try before giving up. They aren't always right. Good luck!
     
  4. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I got it to work with my TiVo from Comcast too. You just have to have a Series 4 (supposedly). It does work, but it starts deleting the video about half an hour into it starting at the beginning. I came back from a break and I have this blank screen and a message that says " this part of the video is no longer available due to restrictions set by the copyright holder"... WTF??? So I just MISS IT??? Total. BS. The Box from Comcast doesn't do that... It's no wonder people steal the content with all the crap you have to put up with. :rolleyes:
     
  5. abovethesink

    abovethesink Member

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    I am in the "it didn't work" camp. I have TWC and Roamio Basic and attempted to order a UFC live PPV that had a specific channel number. It was just a black screen and getting refunded was a nightmare.
     
  6. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Just as an FYI. You CAN order the UFC PPVs from their new online service and stream it using Apple TV or ROKU or a couple of the other other Apps out there. Quality is very good.

    Here's a link. They have a free Trial right now if you'd like to give it a look. http://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass
     

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