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Xfinity on Demand in Boston

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jkrowas, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1 of 152
    jkrowas

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    Does anyone in Boston have it? I saw the tweet last week, and then a billboard on I-93(!) but no menu option on my Premiere. Any updates on this?
     
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    innocentfreak

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    No official start date last I heard. Some are hearing June 6th when they call and ask from the Xfinity thread iirc.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2012 #3 of 152
    jcianciar

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    Saw a tweet from @TiVo that it has already begun...

    Any word on Verizon FiOS On Demand being available on TiVo?
     
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    BlackBetty

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    It went live this morning.
     
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    CoxInPHX

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    If you happened to have one of the old Motorola TiVos, TiVo is offering a FREE TiVo (45HR) w/ discounted service to those customers.

    If you already have the Motorola Comcast DVR with TiVo service in Boston your current TiVo service will end on or about August 1, 2012. Not to worry, we’ve put together a great offer to get you set up with TiVo Premiere at no additional cost and with a lower monthly fee than you pay now! Visit www.tivo.com/bostonoffer to get your new TiVo Premiere DVR now.

    http://www3.tivo.com/promo/buy-premiere/bostonoffer/index.html?WT.mc_id=OTBostonTE
    Exclusive offer on a TiVo® Premiere DVR
    The amazing TiVo® Premiere DVR delivers your XFINITY® TV and On Demand* plus great web entertainment. It's two worlds of entertainment in one box, with one remote control and one simple search across everything. Get it all now with this exclusive special offer for Comcast DVR with TiVo service customers.

    FREE replacement box + only $12.95/mo. service
    • Records up to 45 hours of HD programming
     
  7. Jun 7, 2012 #7 of 152
    jakerock

    jakerock Hey ho howdy! TCF Club

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    Woot! Boston area includes NH! It says I have it. Going to have to test that when I get home.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2012 #8 of 152
    markp99

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    I was included in the first wave of TiVo-enabled MOT cable boxes a few years back (early deployment testing). I'm in southern NH, and the roll-out was called a "Boston Roll-out" back then.

    So, maybe we'll be up soon! Can't wait to dump that MOT box.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2012 #9 of 152
    jakerock

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    Tivo has a zip code look up (the link is in at least one of those articles) and Durham supposedly has it. I suspect Nashua does too.
     
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    markp99

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    Just forced a connection, not luck yet. :)

    I just did re-submit my email/zipcode to TiVo to notify me when available. Apparently I already submitted my info. No email from TiVo received yet.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2012 #12 of 152
    megazone

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    Yeah, it looks like 'Boston area' is pretty liberal. Zip codes from New Hampshire, Waltham, Cape Cod - all show as having the service.

    Note that they have a few specials for the Comcast DVR with TiVo customers (the old Motorola TiVo) - there is the 'free' 320GB Premire, but also $100 off the Premiere XL and Premiere XL4 (though Amazon might still be cheaper). And they're offering a lower $12.95 monthly rate instead of $14.99, if you go monthly.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2012 #13 of 152
    markp99

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    Ha! Just for yucks I forced a 3rd connection and got the update!

    [​IMG]

    So, off to Comcast to return: HD, SD boxes and 2 S3 cable cards. Woohoo!!

    megazone - only drawback, I suppose, is I lose the second device attached to my SlingboxHD that permitted me to watch a different channel than my wife while travelling. Any new stuff on the horizon at Sling to address this? How about a media sender device? :)
     
  14. Jun 7, 2012 #14 of 152
    markp99

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    Update:

    All the Xfinity interface elements are there, but no content is streaming. I did get an an err msg asking to disconnect, then reconnect the cable. Did that, cleared the err message, but still no content (blank/black screen, but progress bar is visible and progressing).

    I'll give it a few hours to catch up...
     
  15. Jun 7, 2012 #15 of 152
    jakerock

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    See if you can work all the bugs out of the entire system so by the time I get to my house tonight, it will be working.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    jfalkingham

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    It took a couple of forced connections but my elite just got it. My premiere after a few connections still does not have it. I'm in Epping.

    This is one time I don't mind being called a suburb of Boston.
     
  17. Jun 7, 2012 #17 of 152
    jadziedzic

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    Same results as Mark here in Nashua - took about 5 connect attempts followed by a system restart before I saw the Xfinity option. I'll try again later tonight.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2012 #18 of 152
    DPhillips

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    Based on a quick zip search on the Tivo site, it looks like those of us Comcast users that were former Adelphia (Londonderry\Windham\etc...) and still on SA/Cisco equipment are not included. Bummer, that horrible user experience is part of what convinced me to get a Tivo.

    Hopefully it will come around soon but I'm not overly hopeful.
     
  19. Jun 7, 2012 #19 of 152
    sideshot

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    i just checked raymond nh is a go 03077
     
  20. Jun 7, 2012 #20 of 152
    markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    TiVo Xfinity OnDemand is not streaming any content Just a blank screen.

    I contacted TiVo support; CSR was quick to say, "if you can see the app (which I can), then the problem belongs to Comcast, you need to call them..." Helpful.

    I called Comcast support. They were initially clueless, sent a few refresh signals, no change, but then a call to a supervisor noted the service is "NOT READY YET" from Comcast's end. They will not be streaming for 72 hours (per their estimate).

    So, I am curious what the other Boston Area users will find...
     

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