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Xfinity On Demand on Roamio and Mini at same time?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by ababaie, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. ababaie

    ababaie New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I've been using this forum for years but never posted. Thanks for all the great information.

    We have a new roamio and mini and have comcast. After much work and consulting of this forum, i can get xfinity on demand to work. The final issue in my case was a loose cable!

    This is my problem now - I can get xfinity on demand to work on the Roamio OR the mini but not both simultaneously. I get an SRM error.

    Am I limited to one on demand show at a time?
     
  2. kbmb

    kbmb Active Member

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    Not sure how the Mini accesses OnDemand.....is it streaming it through the main Roamio? If so then I'd imagine only one can be used at once.

    Just as an FYI....I have a Plus and a Basic and both CAN view Comcast VOD at the same time.

    -Kevin
     
  3. KevinG

    KevinG Member

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    Can you be more specific about which cable was loose, and how it affected VOD?
     
  4. ababaie

    ababaie New Member

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    Yes. I am trying to stream from the roamio through the mini.

    My loose cable was at the coaxial plug in for my power conditioner. Most of the channels were working except for on demand and channel 18. It was working when I originally set up the system but must have been loosened when I was working behind the tivo.

    Lack of simultaneous On Demand seems like a significant issue. Debating on returning the whole system and going back to comcast's poor system. The whole system (Roamio and mini) feels much more "buggy" than my previous Tivos over the last 10 years. (DirectTivo x3, then HDTivo with comcast).
     
  5. kbmb

    kbmb Active Member

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    So are you saying you were able to have simultaneous streams before you started working behind the Tivo?

    -Kevin
     
  6. KevinG

    KevinG Member

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    No, he was responding to my question about why VOD didn't work. Once he got VOD to work, he noticed that it didn't work on two devices at the same time.

    If it is that important, I would suggest returning the MINI, and replacing it with a Roamio Basic.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    xfinity works by allocating a QAM frequency to you and then telling your TiVo to tune to that frequency. In the case of a Mini that tuner is then streamed to the Mini box. Are you sure you had a free tuner? You have to treat Xfinity like watching live TV. If you can't allocate a tuner for live TV then you can't watch Xfinity either.
     
  8. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    The Mini when asked to watch OD tells the Roamio to tune to OD and stream that program to your Mini, you can't watch a 2nd OD program on the same Roamio, so you can only get one OD program per Roamio and watch that program on the Mini or the Roamio but not both at the same time. If all your Roamio tuners are being used recording programs you can't OD.
     

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