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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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    Its not an issue, its how the content is stored on Comcast VOD servers. The comcast PVR puts out a overscaned image. On Tivo your actually seeing the completely picture, and by hitting wide zoom (so its proportional) you will have it working just like the Comcast PVR.

    Another Solution is a iScan Duo. I have a iScan Duo which actually replaces the gray bar by using the CMS system to lay down a blacker than black video single where the pillars are on screen.

    iScan Duo = video quality nirvana http://www.dvdo.com/iScanDuo.aspx
     
  2. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

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    Does "zoom" mean anything with HD (16x9) content? I thought zoom only worked on SD (4x3) content.
     
  3. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Zoom only works on content "opposite" of what the output is set to. By that I mean that HD content will only "zoom" when outputting 480i/p and SD content will only "zoom" for HD content.
     
  4. shwru980r

    shwru980r Active Member

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    On my Tivo HD, it seems like I can zoom SD content when I have the aspect ratio on the Tivo set to 16:9 and I can zoom HD content when I have the aspect ratio set to 4:3. I keep the output set to 1080i fixed all the time.
     
  5. morac

    morac Cat God

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    That's probably more accurate than what I posted, though technically SD is 4:3 and HD is 16:9.
     
  6. CharlesH

    CharlesH Member

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    Which means that when you get an OnDemand show with that funky HD with the narrow side bars (not the wide ones you see for SD content), that you won't be able to do the overscan that the Comcast DVR does to fill a 16:9 screen, since you cannot zoom HD content when using 16:9 aspect ratio.
     
  7. jonbig

    jonbig New Member

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    So I got lucky and they had an appointment slot yesterday to send a tech to my house. 1.5 hours, replaced cable connectors and 2 new cablecards later we finally got On Demand working.

    My best guess is that my cable card was not programmed right, and after the second swap, the last in-office tech contacted managed to set it up right.

    But I'm going to need another truck roll, since now about a dozen of my channels (which have lower signal strength according to the TiVo) go flaky and pixelate in the evenings...
     
  8. Dubbadown

    Dubbadown Member

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    Sorry, I just saw your posts. Yeah I was able to get my issue resolved with a call to Comcast. Like you said, when the cablecards were installed and paired they weren't set up for OnDemand so they were able to rezap them and reprogram them over the system and they started working.

    I had some issues the other day when my Tivo spontaneously rebooted back to back times when I was trying to show off my On Demand, but other than that, its been working like a charm.
     
  9. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I'm in Cupertino and Xfinity On Demand IS showing up under my VOD menu. Problem is, all I can download are a bunch of "Welcome to Xfiinity On Demand" videos. When will I get to see the ACTUAL on demand content?

    Is anyone else seeing ONLY welcome videos? Is there something else I need to do here? It's been like this for about 4 days now... :confused::confused:
     
  10. shwru980r

    shwru980r Active Member

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    To get rid of side bars on HD content, I set the aspect ratio on the Tivo to 4:3 and zoom the picture.
     
  11. rbiro

    rbiro New Member

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    Thanks for the update.
    I've had this problem for a week and nobody at either Comcast or TiVo could point me in the correct direction.

    The troubleshooting page on TiVo's website can be found here:
    TROUBLESHOOTING : XFINITY On Demand for TiVo Premiere

    Here is a link to TiVo's support document showing how to tell if the card is paired or not:
    Motorola M-Card: Checking Pairing and Copy Protection
     
  12. Mikef5

    Mikef5 Member

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    I'm in the Milpitas Calif. area and I finally got my cable card for my Tivo Premiere on Tuesday and I've been playing around with it for a couple of days.
    I do get Comcast's On-Demand and it actually works. It's not setup like a normal Comcast box but it is useable and it is integrated into the Tivo search results.
    So you can now search Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu Plus, normal tv and Comcast's On Demand and view them from this new interface.
    This is the Tivo/Comcast interface that should have been adopted by Comcast along time ago, instead of that wonky software interface they tried on the East coast.

    Is it perfect, no, but it is useable and does, for now, what I want it to do.
    The HD menu on the Tivo is really slow and takes a while to get use to it but looks very nice and if you need a speedier interface you can use the SD menu.
    The Comcast On Demand interface is pretty spartan and takes a while to get use to it but you can finally get On Demand without having to have another box just for getting On Demand.

    I'm sure, as I use it more, I'll find things that need to be improved or needs to be added but for an initial roll out of the integration of Tivo and Comcast's On Demand it's a good start and has, for now, kept me from going elsewhere.
    I just hope they both continue to work on this and don't just make it work but make it work better.

    Laters,
    Mikef5
     
  13. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    Sorry I meant using your TV's. I have normal, stretch, and proportional zoom on my Sony KDL800
     
  14. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright New Member

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    Saw this at the local Best Buy in Pittsburg, CA (East Bay Area). I imagine it won't take long to roll out if they are already promoting it in stores. Hopefully soon for the rest of us.

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  15. TiVoMargret

    TiVoMargret VP Product Dev, TiVo

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    XFINITY On Demand should now be available throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. If you aren't seeing it on your TiVo Premiere yet, try these steps:

    1. Select "Connect to the TiVo Service now" from Settings > Network
    2. Once it completes, make the connection a second time
    3. Once that completes, if you are using the "HD Menus" go to TiVo Central and press THUMBS DOWN - THUMBS UP - PLAY - PLAY on the remote control
     
  16. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    Does that included people who activated there TiVo after April 9th as well?

    The help docs on tivo.com said I wouldn't get it till the rollout in the bay area is complete.

    Edit - I check the site and the stipulation is gone! About to try the steps above (second connection in process)

    2nd Edit - It WORKS THANK YOU!
     
  17. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright New Member

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    Worked exactly as described, connected two times and used the remote commands and I have onDemand on TiVo. I still can't believe it! I tested 3D as well and can report success. This is a huge win and I hope TiVo keeps innovating to bring more features to our boxes.
     
  18. mazman

    mazman Member

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    Working in San Ramon, Zip Code 94582!

    Beware, however, if you don't have any premium channels and have not had you cable cards paired, you'll be spending some time on the phone with Comcast getting that set up.
     
  19. rhettf

    rhettf R3T1CAL

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    Has anyone been able to select it under source on the iphone or ipad? not showing up there for me and on 1.9.1
     

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