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TiVo Premiere to add Xfinity on Demand

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

  1. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    The single shouldn't be different then what the comcast PVR receives. This leads me to wonder if that has to do with the comcast box slightly overscaning the picture to hide the CC line and blemishes.
     
  2. DogsOfWarandPeac

    DogsOfWarandPeac New Member

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    I took pics but as I'm a newbie I haven't reached the threshold to be able to post a URL. I'll try to remedy that.
     
  3. ghuido

    ghuido New Member

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    We may forgive you posting 7 more times in this Post just to see the pics.
     
  4. kerz

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  5. bwellingx

    bwellingx New Member

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    I'm in Fremont (94555), and it's not here yet. According to Tivo's web site:

    Unfortunately XFINITY® On Demand on TiVo Premiere DVRs is not available in the area you entered. Sign up to be informed when it becomes available, or try another ZIP code

    Has anyone else here seen anything?
     
  6. kerz

    kerz New Member

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    Also, I'm seeing the black bars mentioned here on the right and left side for HD content.
     
  7. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright New Member

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    I am located in the East Bay, Oakley specifically, zip code 94561 and the Xfinity onDemand showed up tonight after rebooting. I have been unable to access anything and am receiving an error code telling me to go to this link:

    http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2275#V301

    Is anyone else having this issue? Seems like a connectivity issue, although my network connectivity is working fine.
     
  8. btwyx

    btwyx Substantive Member

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    I'm also in Mountain View, and I just got it. I forced a connection and rebooted, now its there.

    Pity I'm not home to play with it, just through the slingbox.
     
  9. DogsOfWarandPeac

    DogsOfWarandPeac New Member

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    Hopefully the few extra posts will be worth the payoff.
     
  10. DogsOfWarandPeac

    DogsOfWarandPeac New Member

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    Also, if anyone wants to see some particular content or menu I'm happy to take a picture of it.

    I used a Nikon D5100 on a tripod to try to eliminate the camera and operator from detracting as much as possible.
     
  11. DogsOfWarandPeac

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  12. morac

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    What's with the gray bars on the sides? Were those SD versions? HD programs shouldn't have gray bars on the side. They don't on my cable box, which makes me think that's a bug (if it isn't SD).
     
  13. DogsOfWarandPeac

    DogsOfWarandPeac New Member

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    I use the HD menus on the Premiere and only played HD content. I got a few pics of the banner with the title in it that claims HD for each program. I tried to get content from different networks and they all come in at the same sub-16x9.

    I suppose I could change the bars to be black, but they'd still be there and it would still bug me.
     
  14. mazman

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    Has anyone in the Tri-Valley area (Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon) received the update?
     
  15. LisaJaco

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    Does anyone know if TiVo OnDemand mirrors exactly everything that is available on the Comcast box? Or are there shows missing?

    Thank you.
     
  16. CharlesH

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    The set-top box has some "interactive" features that are not on the TiVo, but all of the On Demand stuff, including the pay and "naughty" and local content, seems to be there. For pay content, you can set a passcode just like on the set-top box, or block "Adult" content. The "VCR" features (TiVo trick-play) seem as responsive as on the set-top box. Very usable.

    I also noticed the narrow bars on the side when showing HD (16x9) content. The picture is definitely wider than the 4x3 content, but not the full width of the screen. Strange.

    The Comcast On Demand content shows up on the normal TiVo search as an "Xfinity" icon, like the "Netflix" icon. It is listed as another video provider, along with Hulu-Plus, Netflix, etc.

    The "Help" videos are clearly designed for the set-top box. I suspect that their On Demand system is pretty much oblivious to the fact that a TiVo is being using rather than their box, other than the control commands coming in over the Internet rather than up the cable.

    I am in Milpitas, BTW. I did not have to reboot beyond the one automatic new-software-version reboot. It came with the daily schedule call-in.

    This seems to be another "stealth" feature. How are average TiVo users not on this forum supposed to know about it?
     
  17. Dubbadown

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    I am having this issue too. I received the update last night on both my Premieres and can access the XOD menus but when it comes to playing something, I get about a second of it playing then it just pauses and is stuck there. And for a few of the shows I get the V301 error message. Everything else for my Tivo and Network is working fine so I don't know what it could be. I guess a call to Customer Service is in order.
     
  18. wwu123

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    Fast-forward worked for me on both an HBO show (no ads) and a FX series show (with ads) that I tried so far.

    The menus are pretty quick (faster than the Comcast box I have only for VOD) and the streaming also starts quickly. It was unexpected to get this Comcast VOD, so I'm pleasantly surprised!
     
  19. morac

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    Like I posted, Fox blocks fast-forwarding of their content, but not all content providers do so. HBO doesn't. I'm surprised about FX since that is owned by Fox, but maybe it's a different division.
     
  20. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    Your correct in that its a different division:

    FX is considered Cable not Broadcast. Most items that are onDemand that were available via broadcast channels (FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC) are onDemand with limited Trick Play.

    Since FX is on Cable they don't even have to censor their material (legally they could broadcast shows like HBO does but don't since christian families will say there child might stop on the channel while flipping though) and the licensing deals allow you to fast forward since the show already airs 5 times a week a week on cable and you have already paid to watch it in your Bill. FOX has to sell ads for broadcast content.
     

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