TiVo Premiere to add Xfinity on Demand

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

  1. MichaelK

    MichaelK Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002

    most likely because tivo abandoned the S3's when the premiers came out.
  2. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    At least one - me. I have DSL and am not interested in switching. I doubt if I am alone in that either.
  3. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    Exactly. It's not that it can't be done, just that it won't be done.
  4. MichaelK

    MichaelK Active Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    I dont think you are alone, I think there are about another nine of you in the whole US. LOL.

    Joking aside and serious question- why do you get DSL and not buy bundle from comcast?

    Is DSL that much cheaper in your then the upcharge to add comcast internet to your tv package?

    In my neck of the woods there's just no combination that can beat comcast's triple play. But i realize comcast pricing various all over. (My local comcast system competes directly with FIOS for much of it's footprint so that may be why my pricing and service is so good on comcast.)
  5. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    I cancelled my voice line last year, so no need for triple play. I've had more problems with cable than I've ever had with phone line. I'm actually on u-verse internet currently at a reduced rate anyway so converting is not at option at this time anyway. I've been thinking about totally cancelling cable and going to OTA. Need more reasons?

    I wasn't going to bring this up but unless there is some technical reason for it, requiring cable internet to get On Demand may be a violation of FTC regulations.
  6. Mar 1, 2012 #126 of 453

    jayfest Not-so-New Member

    Mar 25, 2003
    New Jersey
    I cancelled my landline phone a while back and then Comcast made me an offer such that it was cheaper for me to have the Triple Play, including a new landline phone, than it was for me not to have the phone. So now I have a landline phone again.

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if there were, in fact, technical reasons why the S3 DVRs can't handle the XOD. There certainly are enough other features already that the S3 can't handle technically. Is anybody really suggesting that no new features should be added to the DVR unless they can be backward compatible to the S3s? There'd be a lot missing if TiVo followed that strategy.
  7. Mar 1, 2012 #127 of 453

    ghuido New Member

    May 8, 2007
    Me two. FIOS is more reliable internet connection where I live. I have Comcast for TV.

    Hope it is not a requirement but we shall see.
  8. Mar 1, 2012 #128 of 453

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Not quite- all old units still get guide data.

    Abandoning would have been what Moxi was considering before backtracking.

    You are only talking about adding new features, which TiVo reps have noted many times are not available to older units due to the lack of hardware support for the software used in their current generation units. I imagine it would be like using an old slot 1 celeron to run handbrake- perhaps it could do it - but would not be a worthwhile experience.
  9. Mar 2, 2012 #129 of 453

    jonbig New Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    I do. Probably will shift back to Comcast for broadband soon, but still on DSL for now.
  10. Mar 4, 2012 #130 of 453

    CharlesH Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    The only technical reason I can think of for them to require their Internet service for the uplink is quality-of-service guarantees. On their own network, they can prioritize the uplink traffic to get the desired consistent response time. If it travels any part of the way off their network, then they cannot make any guarantees. Sort of like their phone service using dedicated routing on their network.

    Other issues like security could be dealt with via VPN technology.
  11. Mar 5, 2012 #131 of 453

    timatkn New Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    In my neighborhood, cable lines are ancient and overloaded. DSL just upgraded to fiber optic and can match advertised cable speeds up to 20 mbs and you actually get the speed you pay for instead of paying for 8 mbs and only getting 1-2 mbs. Unless I want to use the Internet in the middle of the night. Now I pay for 12 and almost always get 10-11 mbs speeds. All at a cheaper price too.

    I would guess that this is less common, but tryin to explain why a few of us wouldn't take the cable broadband.

  12. Mar 5, 2012 #132 of 453

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    Yeah. I've gotten along this long w/o OD. If it requires cable internet, I'll continue to survive w/o it.
  13. Mar 7, 2012 #133 of 453

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Feb 22, 2009
    Glad to read this is coming. My triple play special ends in 5 months and I'll have a decision to make. Dump phone & TV and go OTA & Internet streaming or just downgrade a bit.
  14. Mar 7, 2012 #134 of 453

    buscuitboy Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    Atlanta area
    I just want to clarify & understand something regarding this future "Comcast TiVo" with OnDemand. Will it be Comcast OnDemand on a commercially available TiVo (Premiere) that you buy in a store or online? Or will it be a Comcast issued Premiere box from a local office (that ultimately won't have Netflix or Hulu capability)?

    I'm hoping the former. I recently got a Premiere from Best Buy. While I'm not a regular OnDemad user in the first place, I would still love to see this on my current retail Premiere unit. I always just chalked it up as a lost cause & the many features of TiVo that I use (Netflix, Pandora, pyTivo, MRV, etc.) outweigh having the OnDemand service instead, but I'll take IT ALL if possible.

    If this becomes available in my area, I might even be more willing to swallow & pay the ridiculous $9.95 "digital outlet" fee Comcast is slapping me with each month for each cable card in my TiVo HDs ($30/month). My local office is refunding most of it each month, but its a pain to have to go through the nonsense. I would probably also just sell my Series 3 (lifetime) and get another Premiere since it requires 2 cable cards.
  15. Mar 7, 2012 #135 of 453

    bradleys It'll be fine....

    Oct 31, 2007
    Yes, this is for retail TiVo Premiers.

    Looks like you need both Comcast Xfinity cable and Internet to get the service.
  16. Mar 8, 2012 #136 of 453

    ghuido New Member

    May 8, 2007
    Actually there is no confirmation yet that you will require to have Comcast Internet Service as well.

    Some form of High Speed Internet will be required plus existing comcast CAble ACcount. Don't know if it might be similar to their online xfinity site where you just need a user id and password to access Online VOD Content.
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    jadziedzic Member

    Apr 20, 2009
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    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
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    aindik Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    To me that says it'll be available in April in San Francisco. When it's available anywhere else is anyone's guess.

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