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Old 04-09-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Bay Area, CA: TiVo & Comcast XFinity on Demand -- it's official

Hi folks,

I've seen a lot of speculation, but now we can confirm: It is true! TiVo and Comcast will begin rollout of Xfinity On Demand to San Francisco Bay Area TiVo Premiere customers tomorrow. Because this feature is added to our retail TiVo Premiere boxes, SF and Bay Area customers will have access to Xfinity On Demand in addition to the full on demand library, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube and Pandora.

The rollout will hit all existing TiVo Premiere DVRs over the next few weeks. Existing TiVo Premiere users in the Bay Area will automatically receive this update to their DVR and will have access to the Xfinity On Demand library.

TiVo Premiere subscribers in additional markets across the country are expected to have access to the XFINITY On Demand library in the coming months. The moment I get permission to confirm other dates, I will post here.

Please visit www.tivo.com/comcast to learn more or to sign up for notifications when XFINITY On Demand becomes available on TiVo Premiere in additional areas.

Any questions, please let us know.

I'm very excited about this offering and I hope you are as well.

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Old 04-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Look forward to seeing how this goes in Northern California.

I love my TiVo for recording shows, but don't really trust it for Netflix or Hulu Plus. Seems like I have to reboot about 10% of the time I try to use either platform. Hope the Xfinity implementation will be a bit more solid.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:21 AM   #3
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This is wonderful news! It's time my mom replaces her old Comcast/Motorola/Tivo. She insisted on keeping it for the access to OnDemand. Now she can get a real Tivo!!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #4
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Do you have any screenshots of the OnDemand screens? Wondering if it is the old UI (like Amazon) or something newer (like the new YouTube/Netflix). Heck, I'd be happy if it was just similar to the Browse TV/Movies menu.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #5
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Cant wait for this to hit chicago area!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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I'm in the SF bay area. As of now, I haven't received the update. I'll post screen shots as soon as I receive the update.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #7
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Really excited for this! I can finally get rid of that pos Comcast box. Thanks!
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #8
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Awesome, can't wait for it to get to NJ. Two quick questions though:

1. Will this give access to the entire VoD library (i.e. exactly the same as what's available on a cable box)?

2. Do you expect all Comcast areas will get this by the end of the year?
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #9
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I rarely use Comcast's On Demand because I hate the remote control and interface.

I look forward to that coming month when I can get On Demand through TiVo.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #10
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Hi folks,

I've seen a lot of speculation, but now we can confirm: It is true! TiVo and Comcast will begin rollout of Xfinity On Demand to San Francisco Bay Area TiVo Premiere customers tomorrow. Because this feature is added to our retail TiVo Premiere boxes, SF and Bay Area customers will have access to Xfinity On Demand in addition to the full on demand library, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube and Pandora.

The rollout will hit all existing TiVo Premiere DVRs over the next few weeks. Existing TiVo Premiere users in the Bay Area will automatically receive this update to their DVR and will have access to the Xfinity On Demand library.
Stephen, do you recommend I wait a few weeks before purchasing a TiVo Premier? I have a 7 year old TiVo sitting here with lifetime support. Not quite sure if I'm jumping the gun by purchasing Premier before OnDemand is up and running.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #11
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Stephen, do you recommend I wait a few weeks before purchasing a TiVo Premier? I have a 7 year old TiVo sitting here with lifetime support. Not quite sure if I'm jumping the gun by purchasing Premier before OnDemand is up and running.
have you type in your zip to confirm its coming to your area? from what I understand we are waiting for comcast not tivo now.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:31 PM   #12
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Really excited for this! I can finally get rid of that pos Comcast box. Thanks!
Not quite there for me... The Comcast Box is still better for PPV's since TiVo boxes delete PPV's almost immediately. Regardless of if you have actually watched them or not... So I guess I'm still stuck with the POS Comcast box.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #13
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have you type in your zip to confirm its coming to your area? from what I understand we are waiting for comcast not tivo now.
Yes, I did! And it's coming to a theater near me soon!
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:47 PM   #14
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any timing on rollout outside sf? how long will this testing in the test market take?
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #15
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any timing on rollout outside sf?
Stephen answered that in the first post. They will announce other markets later. My guess is they are using the SF area first since that is where TiVo is located. How long it takes to roll out probably depends on how well it works in the SF rollout.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #16
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Awesome, can't wait for it to get to NJ. Two quick questions though:

1. Will this give access to the entire VoD library (i.e. exactly the same as what's available on a cable box)?

2. Do you expect all Comcast areas will get this by the end of the year?
1. Yes, it should be identical.

2. That is still being determined.

Sorry I can't be more definitive. There are enormous differences between some of the different Comcast regions.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #17
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Stephen, do you recommend I wait a few weeks before purchasing a TiVo Premier? I have a 7 year old TiVo sitting here with lifetime support. Not quite sure if I'm jumping the gun by purchasing Premier before OnDemand is up and running.
Never a better time to buy than now
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #18
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Not quite there for me... The Comcast Box is still better for PPV's since TiVo boxes delete PPV's almost immediately. Regardless of if you have actually watched them or not... So I guess I'm still stuck with the POS Comcast box.
Are you speculating that the TiVo will work the same as what you are describing, or have you used/seen it work that way with Comcast? I had a Comcast box a long time ago, and I did not think these were downloaded but were made available through their service.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:47 PM   #19
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Given the lack of screen shots in this thread, is it safe to assume that Comcast has not yet rolled this out in SF?
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #20
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It amazes me that the On Demand rollout for Xbox 360 is nationwide immediately, but for us TiVo users, it has a slow roll...
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #21
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It amazes me that the On Demand rollout for Xbox 360 is nationwide immediately, but for us TiVo users, it has a slow roll...
I agree, it also amazes me that not one person has posted that they have received On Demand yet. Makes me wonder if those that might have received it are still at work and don't know they have it yet, or it hasn't been released yet from Comcast. I'm thinking it's Comcast holding it up.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:02 PM   #22
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I'm in Oakland and would be all over this if I didn't have only a Tivo Series 3.
I'm looking forward to screen shots from this thread, because I'd upgrade the series 3 immediately to get On-Demand.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:17 PM   #23
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I'm in San Francisco; a Comcast customer in good standing; using a Premiere Elite (that so far, knock on wood, has been perfect); have enrolled in the early opt-in program and am running software version 20.2.0a-01-2-758; have just (about 4:00 PDT) forced a connection to TiVo central to ensure latest data; have enabled channel 1, and ...

Nothing.

Roaming the various menus I don't see anything new such as an on-demand app. Selecting channel 1 results in an infinite "Searching for signal on this cable channel..." message.

I'll keep looking periodically and report back if anything changes.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:26 PM   #24
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minimeh, have you tried restarting the TiVo?
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I'm also in the Bay Area, a Comcast customer, and using a Premiere Elite running software version 20.2.0a-01-2-758 (although I don't know if that's the version needed for On Demand).

I've initiated several connections to Tivo today, and rebooted the box after one of the connections to see if that helped. There's nothing new in the Video on Demand menus yet.
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No, but I did check to see if it was waiting for a restart and it is not.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:44 PM   #27
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If Stephen truly did mean "tomorrow" that would be Wednesday based on the time he posted.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #28
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If Stephen truly did mean "tomorrow" that would be Wednesday based on the time he posted.
He posted at 9:21PM PDT Monday. That was Tuesday in the Eastern time zone, but it was Monday in the Pacific time zone where TiVoStephen posted.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:53 PM   #29
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I am not entirely sure if this needs its own thread but I'm am so confused.

We've been waiting for ages for TiVo to offer On Demand and now not sure if we should go for the XL or the Elite. There's about $150 in price difference, not that much if you spread it over the life of five years or so, plus we are getting a so-called "discount" of $100 off of life time.

The grand total for the Elite & life time is $843.73.

Grand total for XL & life time is $693.73.

Any input? Maybe we should look into ordering through Amazon to save on tax money since we are CA residence. Any input? Thank you. Sorry if htis is in the wrong area.

I forgot to add that the tivo rep said he'd throw in 3 months of Hulu plus since I was such an outstanding character. : )
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:28 PM   #30
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Not quite there for me... The Comcast Box is still better for PPV's since TiVo boxes delete PPV's almost immediately. Regardless of if you have actually watched them or not... So I guess I'm still stuck with the POS Comcast box.
Do you do a lot of PPV versus free VOD with your Comcast box?

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