Damn it Comcast! Your new DVR looks pretty good...

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by plazman30, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. plazman30

    plazman30 Member

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    Just watched this video of the new Comcast DVR.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBnLCbzMR9Y

    It actually doesn't look half bad. TiVo should take some queues from this box.
     
  2. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Storing videos in the cloud seems pretty cool. Not sure how Tivo will compete with that.
     
  3. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    Clearly this is faked. There are no spinning blue circles when the screens are changed. We all know DVRs require spinning blue circles to render high definition user interface pages!
     
  4. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I wonder what kind of apps they will allow? I am also curious how they plan to deal with bandwidth caps and 1GB speeds.
     
  5. doctord

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    This should make my Tivo obsolete!
    Comcast's On Demand library is getting better. It does need a better interface on the TV like they have for the iPad.
     
  6. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I would guess they will somehow either not count the bandwidth used from these boxes or offer these customers truly unlimited bandwidth.
     
  7. tivogurl

    tivogurl New Member

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    No wonder Comcast dropped TiVo.
     
  8. tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

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    That's what they are counting on: "seems" pretty cool. I suppose people who think the performance of the Premier HD interface is acceptable will also be able to live with the huge latency that will come with trying to make a "cloud" look like a DVR with local storage, but I suspect I'd just as soon drive a car that takes 10 seconds to respond to the controls as use a "DVR" with remote storage :).

    The best thing to do is buy Comcast stock now while everyone still thinks "cloud" is a cool guarantee of success, then sell before real customers actually get their hands on them in large numbers.
     
  9. rodbeezy

    rodbeezy New Member

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    Cloud DVR is grand and all, but lest we forget, 250GB data cap.
     
  10. aridon

    aridon Member

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    HI looks great. Tivo needs to step up quickly or die. That said I'm not a fan of cloud storage for my shows.
     
  11. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    But (at least some) On Demand stuff still has commercials. (I don't have access to On Demand since I have Tivos.. but my mom has watched it on her cable box.)
     
  12. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Actually, it's just the opposite. For the first time, we might see a real Tivo/Comcast partnership.
     
  13. tivogurl

    tivogurl New Member

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    Comcast's DVR looks pretty good. What do they need TiVo for?
     
  14. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    This is their product so no cap because they won't apply it against the cap.

    While not a bad design, there are still many design queues designed the opposite of how I watch tv since it is made by a cable company.
     
  15. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    You would have to ask Comcast.
     
  16. plazman30

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    They need TiVo because of the TiVo patent portfolio. If they don't partner with TiVo, they get their asses sued.

    One of the more interesting things about the video is they don't show a show being recorded, they don't show a list of recorded content you can pick from. The cloud is cool and all, but I did not get the impression that every show you tag to be recorded is stored in the cloud. There's still recorded local content.

    It's almost like they wrote the whole interface and then some engineer said "Aw! F**k! This thing has to record shows too?!."

    The one thing I am jealous of is the new FIOS guide that's coming out soon for their DVR.

    You can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqQSE3TpbS8
     
  17. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    Sueing Dish ultimately hurt TiVo customers. Sueing Comcast will ultimately hurt if not bankrupt TiVo.
     
  18. aridon

    aridon Member

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    Precedence. So no.
     
  19. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    Since they settled, has (legal) precedence actually been set? IANAL and have no clue...
     
  20. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    I dont think so
     

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