View Full Version : Where is everyone?
09-04-2009, 02:12 PM
What happened to this forum? There are no new threads. I had a 6 year old S2 single tuner die. So, I figured let's try the Comcast Tivo and save the upfront HW cost of a Tivo. I am just north of Boston so I figured by now the bugs were out since this was the testing area. Apparently not. The tech came last Friday and after trying two boxes, adding an amp, and replacing some coax could not get a successful download of the Tivo SW. He was here for 4 hours and in constant communications with a troubleshooter on the phone. End result no Comcast Tivo and Comcast not overly concerned about the failure. They said they still have some bugs. Anyway, I was not overly concerned either and order a HD Tivo from Tivo under their upgrade program. I think Comcast's Motoro;a box are still having problems being reconfigured into a Tivo. Has anyone else run into this?
09-11-2009, 05:09 AM
I'm with comcast, and the last time I called them and asked about the TiVo Comcast box, the response was "Never heard of it".
I might be interested in checking one out, but boy, the lack of activity in this forum is a sign that not too many people have one.
09-13-2009, 09:14 AM
I agree it seems like Comcast has lost interest in Tivo. To bad, I wanted to give it a try and save on the hardware upfront cost. Anyway I bought a HD Tivo and will eventually get a cable card. Unfortunately the cable card will be treated as another outlet so between the Tivo monthly fee and comcast's added fee it will still run around $25/mo plus the HW cost. Oh well I am sure the Tivo box is better but I am very disappointed in Comcast's response. I am still interested in hearing from other users their experiences except there does not seem to be other users. Is this a failed experiment between Comcast and Tivo?
09-13-2009, 02:10 PM
Comcast TiVo still not available in Denver.
09-24-2009, 08:29 AM
10-06-2009, 01:40 PM
I check in this forum every once in a while just to see if a Comcast-TiVo box might ever come be ready for prime time. Doesn't look like it will ever happen.
10-06-2009, 03:42 PM
Wasn't this thing supposed to come out over 2 years ago? What happened?
Next Wednesday the 28th Comcast is supposed to install HD DVR with TIVO software. They offered at no charge since I was signing up for a bundle. I had the choice of std dvr or Tivo DVR. Since I had the Directv Tivo 3 years ago and loved it I opted for Tivo,
11-10-2009, 12:03 PM
I have a Tivo series 3 HD with Comcast - I had to buy 2 cablecards for it (refuse to use Comcast DVR) - it works well and is about the same price I woudl have paid for their box. The installation was a bit of a farce, the guy brought about 20 cards and only one would work with series 3 - he said only his supervisor has access to the series 3 HD cards!!!! so his supervisor came back teh next day (this was over a year ago - so hopefully, its a bit better now). The biggest problem is that I do not have access to Comcast Video on demand...although now with Netflix and Blockbuster its not too bad.
11-15-2009, 08:35 PM
I'll tell you what happened: it's been such a mess here in Boston that they've spared the rest of you. Let me help you out: buy the S3, get the cable cards and skip out on the On Demand (which is admittedly a nice perk of the Comcast TiVo, but **SO** not worth the two years of aggravation with the non-TiVo hardware.
When we have the spare cash, we're dropping the Comcast/Moto hardware. If Comcast really wanted to do this right, they'd just contract with TiVo to make the whole package… instead they decided to cheap out and keep their existing hardware and do the software integration themselves.
11-17-2009, 02:55 AM
This is Alex I also agree it seems like Comcast has lost interest in Tivo. To bad, I wanted to give it a try and save on the hardware upfront cost. Anyway I bought a HD Tivo and will eventually get a cable card. Unfortunately the cable card will be treated as another outlet so between the Tivo monthly fee and comcast's added fee it will still run around $25/mo plus the HW cost. Oh well I am sure the Tivo box is better but I am very disappointed in Comcast's response. I am still interested in hearing from other users their experiences except there does not seem to be other users. Is this a failed experiment between Comcast and Tivo?
11-19-2009, 09:13 AM
I've had Comcast with TIVO for about a year (came over from DTv)
and while we're on our fourth box, our day-to-day experience hasn't been all that bad. I think our current Moto box may be heading south, but for now its working. I hope Concast doesn't drop TIVO, I don't want to have to pay for a separate TIVO box and service.
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