First TiVo-Comcast Interface Screenshot

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  1. Jan 9, 2007 #61 of 204
    minorthr

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    This has been what I have been waiting for. I have to say I really do not like the guide. I've been a big fan of the tivo guide. However if all this thing does is actually record the programs I want and not have to baby sit it like the D* R15 and R20 or the Concast box we used to have with the iguide software I'm in.
     
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    davezatz

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  3. Jan 9, 2007 #63 of 204
    shady

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    Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the PIP is just showing ads that happened to be on the tuned in channel at the time.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2007 #64 of 204
    bkdtv

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    Correct, the feature is for PIP on the current channel, not ads.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2007 #65 of 204
    AndrewFischer

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    That's good news. Both of the remotes that came with our Comcast/Motorola DVR are dead.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2007 #66 of 204
    AndrewFischer

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    Comcast fees vary from market to market. Here in Atlanta we pay $15/month for the DVR bundled with a few HD cable channels. HD without the DVR is $10 but local broadcast HD is included with any cable service.

    Every rumor I've read says the TiVo software will be some thing like an extra $5-$10 on top of that. A S3 with product lifetime would save us perhaps $20 a month 'cause we don't watch MTV-HD or Discovery HD :)

    Still a very long time to payback $650+$199

    We are going to give the Comcast solution a try.

    I'm also considering getting an AppleTV, dumping Comcast and connecting the S1 TiVo to the roof antenna. It would save us a ton of money. The downside is that although AppleTV can play true HD content, Apple has compressed everything to 640x480.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2007 #67 of 204
    nrc

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    I just hope that if they ever put the PIP screen on Now Playing they provide the option of turning it off. What could be worse for a DVR than going into Now Playing to start watching a football game or movie that is still recording only to see the end of it in the PIP screen.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2007 #68 of 204
    jfh3

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    +1
     
  9. Jan 9, 2007 #69 of 204
    kmill14

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    I am a current dtv-Tivo user, LOVE TiVo, and am looking for the best HD option that includes TiVo. I've been holding out for the comcast-TiVo for a while. Price-wise, it does not make sense to me to get the S3 and pay 12.99 for service compared to the comcast-TiVo.

    Some cool, not cool, and other things I noticed already from the screen-shots:

    1. an On-Demand button on the TiVo remote :up:
    2. The TiVo screens and color schemes exist in all the search screens. :up:
    3. TiVo w/ PiP :confused:
    4. In the program search area, I noticed it flags a show as HD or On-Demand if that is an option. On a similar note, I am glad that there can be one place I have to go for searching up-coming shows or On-Demand, and not two different locations. :up: :up:
    5. In the Recordings list, there is a catagory for all HD programs. Not sure if S3 has this, but I'm glad its there!
    6. The To-Do list gives you the option right away to view what will or won't record, but also by a specific date! :up:


    Overall, these pictures confirm for me that the comcast-TiVo will have all the features I really care about with TiVo, plus some enhancements that I do not currently have today.

    I'm excited for sure! :D
     
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    jfh3

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned that the new Search system that Tivo unveiled in November is in the Comcast interface (see the new alpha entry grid and the unified search)

    Sure hope "real" Tivo users get to see it first.
     
  12. Jan 9, 2007 #72 of 204
    nrc

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  13. Jan 10, 2007 #73 of 204
    harley3k

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    The boxes do have USB ports, so they could make the USB WiFi adaptor from Tivo work with the network features. I remember the original comcast/tivo announcement saying they would bring the 'full feature set' from tivo to the comcast boxes. I bet they'll make you buy that Tivo adaptor so Tivo gets another $50 per box ;)

    -h
     
  14. Jan 10, 2007 #74 of 204
    harley3k

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    Tivo's press releases only go back to 2006 on their web site, but I found this entry on pvrblog indicating that the home-networking features were mentioned in the original announcement:

    http://www.pvrblog.com/pvr/2005/03/comcast_and_tiv.html

    -h
     
  15. Jan 10, 2007 #75 of 204
    harley3k

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    I saw some screenshots today that showed a peanut remote. Perhaps it may be purchased from tivo.com giving them some more revenue ;)

    -h
     
  16. Jan 10, 2007 #76 of 204
    samo

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    You are thinking in terms of single tuner. Don't forget that PIP show whatever channel and/or recording was on the full screen before you went into guide or now showing screen. For example, if you are watching buffer or game in progress, then PIP will show just what was on a full screen - not the life. If you don't want to take a chance of seeing end of the game - push any other channel on remote before you turn the TV on and PIP will be showing last tuned channel. This is how PIP works on Dish and DirecTV DVRs. No reason for ComcastTiVo to work differently.
     
  17. Jan 10, 2007 #77 of 204
    dr_mal

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    Maybe I'm just being dense here, but what would that option do?

    If I'm setting up a Season Pass on an HD channel, the show will obviously be HD.

    Does it implement some sort of hybrid wishlist/season pass where you can set up a Season Pass for "CSI: Miami" on A&E (which is SD) but it'll record HD episodes on your local CBS-HD affiliate?

    :confused:
     
  18. Jan 10, 2007 #78 of 204
    dswallow

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    Maybe it's related to OnDemand channels. Or channels where there might be multiple airings but not all in HD (some low-tech broadcast stations can't record HD content, but can pass it through live from the network, so they might rerun something in SD that was broadcast earlier in HD).
     
  19. Jan 10, 2007 #79 of 204
    ZeoTiVo

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    yep, and that ties into season pass functionality of using the priority of the season pass list. Say you have a conflict of CSI in HD and Eureka in HD. If Eureka is higher it will get that show but since you are not locked on HD then the scheduler might pick up a CSI in SD on at another time but perhaps they have some logic to look for availble reairings in HD over reairings in SD, that way you get both in HD but just have to wait for CSI a little longer.
     
  20. Jan 10, 2007 #80 of 204
    mikey94025

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    Another way to prevent this problem is to just press the Pause button and it will freeze the PIP. This is how the current Comcast DVR box works. It's similar to pressing the Tivo button now before you turn on your TV, so you don't see the end of the show currently being recorded.

    It's good to give customers the choice of whether or not they want PIP in their menus.
     

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