Trying to salvage anything from my TiVo investment

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Stevexyz, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Stevexyz

    Stevexyz New Member

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    Northern...
    i am a Comcast user with just a 1000gb bolt since 2015 and obviously a cable card.
    I got the letter from Comcast about losing my international channel on2/25. My bolt is 90% full of Japanese tv programming that I do not want to lose.
    Apparently I can continue to get my Japanese programming with the upgrade to X1 but I can’t connect my TiVo to the x1.
    So, my TiVo has to become an expensive paperweight!!!!L
    Can I connect my TiVo via the HDMI cable directly to my tv for the sole purpose of just watching/deleting my current 90%. Obviously I will have to return my cable card.
     
  2. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    yeah you can.
     
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  3. Stevexyz

    Stevexyz New Member

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    Northern...
    Can you elaborate, please?
     
  4. spiderpumpkin

    spiderpumpkin Say no to Hydra!

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    You can continue to view your Tivo recordings as long as you own the Tivo.
     
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  5. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    And you can cancel Tivo service and still watch recorded videos.


    By the way, why can you no longer watch your channel? Comcast has a habit of not telling the truth.
     
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  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    I was going to say the same, I wouldn't trust Comcast on this one unless you're getting independent confirmation here or on another forum
     
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  7. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Make a complaint to the FCC, I dont believe comcast is allowed to discriminate against a tivo user in this way. FCC complaints are fun and easy, and get rapid responses.
     
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  8. chiguy50

    chiguy50 Well-Known Member

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    The reason OP will not be able to receive the TV Japan channel on his TiVo is because Comcast is moving that (and other international channels) to IP service.

    The pertinent Xfinity web page includes this express caveat (in very small print at the bottom of the page:rolleyes:): "Please note that not all channels and packages are available in all areas, and may require a compatible Xfinity TV Box. If you have older Xfinity equipment, you may need to upgrade before adding International programming."
     
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  9. chiguy50

    chiguy50 Well-Known Member

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    I believe that you would be able to continue to receive Japan TV without an X1 STB on your account if you connect to the Xfinity Stream app on a Roku or similar streaming device (or via the Xfinity Stream web page). This will not allow you to record the content on your TiVo and thus may not serve your purpose, but it does resolve your concern over losing the channel.
     

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