TiVo Premiere to add Xfinity on Demand

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by innocentfreak, May 9, 2011.

  1. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...


    What hardware are you referring to with this comment?
  2. jfalkingham

    jfalkingham Member

    Jul 23, 2002
    New Hampshire
    The motorola dcx boxes. Their limited recording capacity and no upgrade potential really crippled use, that was the only 'fail' we could find with it.
  3. jayfest

    jayfest Not-so-New Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    New Jersey
    I have Comcast in South Jersey. Until recently, on the OD channels, I would get a "Channel not available" notice from my Premiere. But in the past few weeks, I have started to see on those channels a half-screen-size box with the verbal blurb I used to see in that corner on the OD channels, but no actual listings. So it looks like they could be getting ready to start offering me Comcast OD.
  4. hybucket

    hybucket Member

    Nov 26, 2004
    Don't bet the ranch (Negative? Me? Don't be silly).
  5. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003


    There are no On Demand "channels". Those channels are simply links into the On Demand menus so they aren't channels in the sense of the word. The Comcast Central channels (the ones that display multiple channels) are channels with the audio for the different channels on different audio sub-channels. Maybe that's what you are seeing.

    In any case, South Jersey isn't the initial test market for Comcast On Demand for TiVo. That would be the San Francisco Bay Area and that's not supposed to be working until next year according to the press release.

    All that said, the Cherry Hill system has been used to test things in the past, the most recent being SDV (which Comcast abandoned).
  6. jayfest

    jayfest Not-so-New Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    New Jersey
    I know they are not regular channels that have their own programming. I just mentioned that in Voorhees, NJ, I used to get "Channel not available" on my Premiere on channels 199 and 315, for example, but now I get a guy talking in one corner of the screen about all the stuff Comcast has On Demand, and that on my other TVs which still use a Comcast cable box, 199 and 315 are channels where I get the same guy talking in one corner, but I also get the On Demand listings. In Atlantic City, NJ on my Premiere, 199 and 315 still give me "Channel not available". I'm not exactly holding my breath waiting for OD to appear on my Premieres, but maybe somebody in San Francisco got these screens beforehand and can report on how long afterward the actual OD appeared.
  7. Endymion_

    Endymion_ Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Well, they do have something to do with the Premiere.

    So as you can see, with this wording, they are referring to both the Premiere and the older motorola boxes which were updated with TiVo's software. One certainly came long before the other. However with the mention of the Premiere and the Premiere XL, it has been updated since then to include just that. How this relates to the May press release remains to be seen.

    As for why anybody is excited about it, well it would be nice to have access to the VOD obviously, and the May press release did specifically state that TiVo Premiere boxes would support this, not any other, unnamed, unannounced or unreleased box. The TiVo Premiere is with us right now, after all. My only sinking feeling is that it may be exclusive to TiVo Premiere boxes that comcast provides, but that will obviously only come to light after it happens.
  8. Peter Miller

    Peter Miller 6th member of SG-1

    Nov 28, 2001
    San Jose,...
    Has there been any new news on this topic?
  9. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

    Nov 17, 1999
    Living in a...
    It was mentioned as being in field trials and launching early next year in the last investor conference call in November.
  10. muerte33

    muerte33 Member

    Jul 4, 2008
  11. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

    Feb 8, 2009
    From a competitive look maybe that will kick Verizon in the pants and encourage integration of TiVo to FiOS On Demand as well.
  12. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Member

    Feb 12, 2002
    This'd push me over the edge on buying a Premiere. To me, it represents enough of a differentiation from my current Series3 for my use-case.
  13. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Ditto. Once that becomes available, I contemplate I'd buy a Premiere Elite, get lifetime on it, and decommission one or two of my Series 3 units.
  14. mxhonda

    mxhonda New Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    "TiVo's Xfinity promo page is live:"

    That's GREAT!
  15. ghuido

    ghuido New Member

    May 8, 2007
    Let's be clear this has been my missing link with TIVO And Comcast ... can't wait for it. Already signed up to be notified.
  16. rv65

    rv65 Member

    Aug 30, 2008
    If it is like RCN's implementation, then you are required to have comcast internet, in order for this to work.
  17. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Yes, I would think that would be a given as far as a requirement.
  18. mazman

    mazman Member

    Nov 13, 2002
    Alamo, CA
    Pardon my stupidity, but why can't this work on a Series 3?
  19. MichaelK

    MichaelK Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    how many people have a premiere (which almost can't function without a broadband connection) and comcast cable without comcast broadband?

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