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TiVo Premiere to add Xfinity on Demand

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by innocentfreak, May 9, 2011.

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    innocentfreak

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    andyf

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    You know this is coming over your network and not cable, right? Similar to the iPad app? We all know what a great experience the Netflix streaming is like. :(
     
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    innocentfreak

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    Yeah, and my Netflix streaming works great not that it matters since I don't have Comcast.
     
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    socrplyr

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    Do you know this for a fact or are you just talking?
     
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    MrSkippy53

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    Other than not having a search function within the TiVo Netflix app I have no problems streaming Netflix. And for searching Netflix one can use the find programs function.
     
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    jaredmwright

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    This is great news! I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have Comcast, so I look forward to this added feature. I have been missing out on all of the Comcast VOD since I really hate their interface and have not wanted to add an additional set top box to my setup. I also have DirectTV and it will be nice to have VOD from both providers to fill in gaps or catch up on content. Hopefully this will roll out this year. Unfortunately, TiVo has been slow to roll out any features to our Premiere units, Hulu being delayed significantly and the boxes still running slow and the HD interface being unfinished.
     
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    dswallow

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    Finally a real reason to upgrade from Series 3 units to the Premiere.

    Well, you know, when it's a shipping feature. In my area. Which probably means 2014. Or later. *sigh* But it's the thought that counts, right? :)
     
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    socrplyr

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    While it is nice to see this coming, it will be a long wait. At least according to the press release. Early NEXT Year...
     
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    jrtroo

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    So, where all that matters is "what about me", I must say this is way more intriguing than Hulu Plus. I already have Comcast, and with this I can see TiVo moving more boxes.

    Hulu Plus is a nice feature, but where is the revenue to TiVo? Would it really add subscriptions?
     
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    davezatz

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    That's not how the previous implementations work...

    (And my Netflix streaming is great on every device other than TiVo.)
     
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    drjlb

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    Wait. They're giving out free Premiere boxes?
    "Comcast will install TiVo Premiere set-top boxes with its cable service at no additional charge for its customers when the service is available in those markets."
     
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    slowbiscuit

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    No, they'll give you a Premier and charge you the regular HD DVR rental fee.

    Given Tivo's track record lately, does anyone really think this will see the light of day next year? This Seachange VOD stuff was announced, what, a year and a half ago?
     
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    davezatz

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    RCN has been doing it...
    http://www.rcn.com/dc-metro/digital-cable-tv/tivo-premiere

     
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    drjlb

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    I'll take a free Premiere in place of their normal DVR any day. It would also be nice not to be tied to TiVo's crazy monthly pricing schemes.
     
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    jrtroo

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    TiVo may have several pricing scenarios, but Comcast's are way closer to be in the realm of "schemes."
     
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    bschuler2007

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    Ho-Hum.. Further proof that if Tivo/Cable Co. can make a buck.. that development gets fast tracked, everything else.. nada.

    Can't Tivo work on multiple things at once? Please Tivo, can we have one free development (more HD screens,better mp3 player) for every 10 cable company developments?
     
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    innocentfreak

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    If next year is your idea of being fast tracked, I would be curious to see what your idea of slow is.
     
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    aindik

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    I will get a Premiere if and when this feature goes live in Philadelphia. This will be way better than what I do now, which is hook up a laptop to the TV and access programming on the XFinity web site.

    People interpreted the statement as saying you can rent a Premiere from Comcast, for their then-prevailing DVR rental fee? I didn't get that at all. What I got was that they'd install one at no additional charge.
     
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    atmuscarella

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    So will non-Comcast customers be able to access shows on xfinity on their Tivos, like non-Comcast customers can access shows on Xfinity via a web browser on a computer?

    Thanks,
     
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    aindik

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    If you're not a Comcast subscriber, I think all you can do on XFinityTV.com is click links to shows streaming elsewhere (like on Hulu or on the network's web site). You can't access Comcast's own video on demand lineup.

    I can't imagine they'll try to replicate that on a TiVo.
     

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