Xfinity and cablecards

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by dbperkins, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. JoeKustra

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    I have TV Land in SD and HD. The HD is 4x3 however, except the commercials.
     
  2. pdhenry

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    I hope TV Land does a better job of upscaling their SD than Pop.
     
  3. astrohip

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    My Comcast (Houston) is only SD. DirecTV has TVLand in HD.
     
  4. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    The Xfinity app on the Roku requires you to be on the home network, so no out of home streaming.
     
  5. pdhenry

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    I'm not sure what that observation has to do with that post.

    But there are fairly simple workarounds to your issue.
     
  6. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    You mentioned that if there is another third party device that can be used by the customer to receive the channles that can no longer be received with a cable card, then the cable company was exempt from supplying a cablecard, but that alternative seems to remove the out of home streaming feature, but you mentioned a workaround.

    I'm not sure what the workaround is, but it probably doesn't have the concurrent stream limitations that out of home streaming imposes. I guess the workaround is a VPN. There is the potential for large groups of people to watch cable TV with one cable TV subscription. That's probably the reason the app is still a Beta app.
     
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  7. pdhenry

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    Comcast is under no obligation to support TiVo capabilities such as out-of-home streaming. I'm not saying it's good for the consumer. I'm just addressing the perception that the FCC requires Cable Card support.
     
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  8. NashGuy

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    IDK, I was just making up a random example to illustrate the question I was asking.
     

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