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Old 02-02-2014, 10:49 AM   #1
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Fast forward???

Just went from directv to Comcast to give it a try. I was a directv customer for 15 years. On demand is great buy with my comcast X1 I can't fast forward in the on demand content. Will a Romeo allow me to do this? What about pause and slowmo?
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:22 PM   #2
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With OnDemand they have the ability to block the FF functionality to keep you from skipping their commercials that will remain if using the TiVo. As for IR and SloMo, I don't think so. With OnDemand you're not streaming the show like a Mini or even Netflix, the VOD server is playing the show on a frequency dedicated to you. So the only trick play features it supports are those supported by the VOD server, which is typically only FF/RW (if enabled) and pause.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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I can't speak from personal experience, but my parents have Comcast OnDemand in Colorado thru their TiVos. And they can't FF. They've also said there are short commercials in most of them.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:00 PM   #4
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I use it pretty regularly... It depends on the network. Also, some shows have commercials and or restricted ff initially, and then after a certain timeframe there is a new version put up that can either have much less commercials and/or the ff restriction removed.

Rewind, Pause and the five second hop back work always.

My observations:
Cable networks are generally not very restrictive
No restrictions on Premium/movie channels

fox is strict and generally has the shortest time that shows are available and usually have no reduced commecials and no ff.

Abc sometimes right away, usually after a week or so of airing reduces the commecials down, but no ff

CBS shows are shorter than 60 minutes, with less commercials, no ff
e.g. 54 minutes for a 60 min show

Nbc cuts commercials out right away, no ff. 46 mins for 60 min
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:12 PM   #5
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Thanx all. I find their new X1 cable box very annoying. Still after a month can't get it to block channels from view.

I don't speak Spanish, I don't want to buy anything from qv whoever and I don't want porn. But the only way to block them is to select favorites from the guide. It's so frustrating. Not to mention the awful menus it has.

I can't wait to have the $$$ for the tivo. $399 plus lifetime service. Soon you will be mine.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:56 PM   #6
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Thanx all. I find their new X1 cable box very annoying. Still after a month can't get it to block channels from view.

I don't speak Spanish, I don't want to buy anything from qv whoever and I don't want porn. But the only way to block them is to select favorites from the guide. It's so frustrating. Not to mention the awful menus it has.

I can't wait to have the $$$ for the tivo. $399 plus lifetime service. Soon you will be mine.

Only certain areas have access to Comcast onDemand through a TiVo
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:44 PM   #7
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SOME shows reduce to almost NO commercials. In fact, I watched at least one episode, I think two, of that new military sitcom on Fox, and it had NO commercials during the program.

Also, as mentioned, non-broadcast networks usually let you FF.. though the latency is bad enough that I still end up often recording to my other device so I can FF through or 30 sec skip the commercials.
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