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Xfinity/HBO OD??

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by mykee50, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. mykee50

    mykee50 New Member

    Jan 8, 2010
    Hello, I just got my Roamio Pro Friday. Everything is going great. Got all of my season passes and recordings transferred from my other TiVo's. All is good...

    Now I'm trying to figure out how to use Xfinity and HBO OD. I go to Xfinity, pick a program to watch, go to watch now, and it starts but then freezes at the opening screen. I hear about 2 seconds of audio then nothing. Pausing and FF does nothing. The same happens when I try HBO OD. It just stops at the HBO OD screen. It says that I have it rented for 24 hours etc.

    Is this a streaming issue? I have a download of about 7mbps, .75mbps upload, 26 ping on CenturyLink. I pay for 12mbps. I'm not at all sure of what I need for streaming video.

    Thanks, Mike, Issaquah WA
  2. Coffee

    Coffee New Member

    Feb 15, 2013
    If you're wondering about your network throughput, check to see if your other streaming items are working (Netflix/Hulu/Youtube/etc.)

    What you bought from your ISP doesn't mean anything if you use wireless. Wireless is always a terrible solution for everything that can use a wired connection (in my opinion). If you use wireless, see if going directly-wired resolves the issue.

    If you're directly-wired, there may be an odd router issue. Try connecting it straight to the modem to test it, or try using a different router.

    Oddball network issues are common. I actually had an issue one time where my PC got a terrible ping to anything until I added a second router (had a spare) to the setup. After that, it worked great. That makes no sense at all (unless my PC had a virus that was blasting info across the subnet or something), but it shows that networks can do silly things at times.
  3. mykee50

    mykee50 New Member

    Jan 8, 2010
    Netflix works fine. I'm direct wired from the tivo to modem/router. M-card is 2008 (2.65) I just thought that I was doing something wrong. I was checking the speed at my wireless laptop. I'll keep goofing around with it.

    Thanks, Mike
  4. lickwid

    lickwid Member

    Oct 2, 2005
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Mine works fine. You should call Xfinity/Comcast and make sure they've full enabled the OD app. There's something they need to switch on on their end. That internet speed should be sufficient.
  5. garryj

    garryj New Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Bellevue, WA
    The Xfinity VOD freeze-on-start problem is likely due to the "TiVo Premier" service option not being applied to your account. See this thread for more info:

    I'm on Comcast/Bellevue, and if I log in to my Comcast account via the web and select the "My Services" page, there's an "Equipment" list on the right. If I click the "View More" button at the bottom, it shows my TiVo cablecard parings. My TiVo HD shows "MOTOROLA MOTOHOST" for the cablecard serial number(s) and "MOTOROLA TIVOHOST" for the cablecard serial number in the Roamio. If you don't see the "TIVOHOST" moniker, it may be because the "TiVo Premier" account option has not been applied to your account.

    I have no idea whether or not Comcast customers in other service areas would see the same kind of info, though...
  6. DeltaOne

    DeltaOne Mount Airy, MD

    Sep 29, 2013
    I don't, here in Maryland. "View More" shows entries for two cable boxes, but each says "No Make No Model," the serial number line is blank and it ends with "MAC Address Not Available."
  7. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    that's what i have with comcast in al.
  8. garryj

    garryj New Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    Bellevue, WA
    Mine shows both serial number and MAC address values. I didn't notice the "TIVOHOST" cablecard "Make & Model" description on my account until after my VOD was working, so I have no way of confirming that this is of any trouble-shooting value, but it would sure be nice to have a way to check TiVo VOD service from the customer side.

    If mikee50 still has the VOD startup freeze issue and his TiVo's cablecard "Make & Model" description already reads "TIVOHOST", then we're still in the dark in our service area too :(.
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    FYI Xfinity does NOT stream over the internet. It communicates with the VOD server over the internet, but once the stream starts you're passed off to a regular VOD channel which is tuned via the tuner. So bandwidth has no bearing on this.
  10. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    To translate it a little bit: VOD is "a regular TV channel".

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