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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by jkrowas, Jun 4, 2012.
Give the online chat a try. That's how I got it done.
Tried your suggestion.no luck.next try will be local comcast office.it is close by,but the last time i was there and mentioned Tivo the reaction was"huh?"lets see what happens tomorrow.
Rather than head in to the Comcast office, why don't you email me the following info:
From the System Information screen I need...
TiVo Serial Number:
and from the CableCARD Pairing screen in Settings I need...
Please send the info to firstname.lastname@example.org
Then I can send your specific info on to the team that is resolving these issues.
I spent 25 minutes on hold last night then finally got to someone who got it working with a refresh. Of course, it took long enough after the refresh that by the time I saw it working I was on hold again while he talked to someone else about the problem, thus maximizing the amount of time I was on the phone.
Still it's working. Woot!
Did they have these problems in San Francisco?
Went back to chat with a comcast tech again this a.m.After passing on all the same info as last nite he said the problem was in my tivo unit;but.i could trade my cable card for no charge.is it the box or the card?beats him!
The M-Card that is installed in your TiVo Premiere is the same one that is needed to access Xfinity On Demand. There should never be a reason to swap a CableCARD. There should also be no reason for a technician to visit your home.
My understanding is that all issues should be resolved by the end of day on Thursday. If it still isn't working at that point, please email me your TiVo Service Number, and the Host ID, Data, and Card S/N that are showing on the CableCARD Pairing screen in Settings.
We are really sorry this has been such a bumpy experience. We appreciate your patience!
I initially had trouble, but my 2 Premieres are now working great. The most frustrating part of this problem IMO was due to how un-informed the Comcast phone techs were about this new Tivo feature. The first two techs I spoke to on the phone insisted that "Tivos do not support Xfinity On-Demand, you need a Motorola cable box to get on-demand". One of them got really mad when I tried to explain that this is not the case anymore and I had to direct them to the page on Comcast's own website that states that tivo premieres now do On-Demand. I don't mind dealing with the bumps of new technology, but what made it frustrating is not knowing who to turn to for potential solutions.
My 2 cents for anyone still having problems..... call the automated system for a refresh....then wait an hour adn REBOOT YOUR TIVO. The reboot was required for me after refresh for VOD to start working.
I had the same trouble when dealing with the initial cable card installation a few weeks ago. The Comcast reps did not have a very good understanding of what a Tivo is or how to get a cable card working. I had to have a tech visit and she was clueless too but she did get it working.
What was most concerning to me was how clueless the Tivo rep was. I decided to call Tivo first about the Xfinity app since my Comcast experience is usually always bad. The Tivo rep blamed my Xfinity problem on a networking issue. I didn't even bother to tell him that the Xfinity app was not using internet to supply the video on demand. I just gave up and called Comcast.
I really appreciate how active Margret has been through this.
Ijust checked my tivo and xfinity is up and running!Thank you TivoMargret for all your help
While I think of it. I agree Thanks TivoMargret. I didn't need your personal attention but the fact that your here helping us goes a LONG way toward making me happy about Tivo CS.
Mine was not fixed by the automated refresh. I am currently on the phone with Comcast and they say I need a new cablecard to support this feature. I told him mine is only like 6 months old...
Never mind - he got it working. He said he had to add some rate code to my account. I just watched a show and it worked great!
Amazing. I called Comcast to work on the pairing and as soon as I said "TiVo" they transferred me to TiVo.
TiVo guy confirmed that my area was set and Comcast needed to pair the card correctly.
Called Comcast, the CSR said I loked good, needed to talk to billing to activate account for on-demand. I could hear the billing guy roll his eyes and sent me back to a tech. He said give it about 15 min.
2 hours passed, and I'm on line with new CSR.
She updated the card data, and said to give it 45 minutes to load. So back in an hour.
Edit - An hour later, nothing.
Back with CSR, who said numbers were entered in the wrong fields, and she says she fixed it, TiVo should now work in another hour. We'll see.
Wait an hour, then give it a try. Assuming they fixed the pairnig issures with your cablecard, and it still doesn't work REBOOT YOUR TIVO. Even if you tried rebooting before, my units required a reboot AFTER the correct provisioning data was sent to my cablecards before it would start streaming. Good Luck!!
I'm up and running! Thank for all the posts on this (especially TiVoMargret).
This is a great feature.
Rebooted. Still nothing. 6 hrs on and off with Comcast, no progress. Will try again tomorrow. Ordered a 4 tuner TiVo XL4 tonight. Looking forward to doing this all over again when it gets here.
Have you already emailed me your info? If not, please send me the following:
TiVo Service Number:
and from the CableCARD Pairing screen
Wonder why there are so many different results here.Some got it right away,others solved it thru comcast,some thru tivo.some people say they still are frustrated.Itried comcast,tivo,reboots.TivoMargret jumped in on my posts and suggested Iemail her my onfo and,voila!The CS is awesome ,IMO!
Up and running on Cape Cod without any calls to anyone.