Xfinity On Demand in Chicago DMA

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by robertne, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. robertne

    robertne New Member

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    No its still up.
     
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    This could well be an incorrect statement from a Comcast rep. I was just informed by another that they are continuing to work to a Chicago roll out.
     
  3. MikeAndrews

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  4. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    Total speculation on my part but I suspect the revised TiVo agreement probably requires that Comcast support XFINITY on TiVo in their major markets.
     
  5. drebbe

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    It would be very surprising for Chicago to be completely omitted from the rollout. Chicago is the third largest DMA in the US and Comcast has a very high market share there. Chicago is not just a major market for Comcast, it is probably their single largest market.
    http://www.comcastspotlight.com/markets/chicago/312/market-info
     
  6. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Which could lead to a more difficult time merging all of the different technologies they have consolidated over time.
     
  7. robertne

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    Yea our system here is all digital, but were still missing out on HD channels other systems have like SproutHD, ect. We also dont have the 1000's HD channels in our lineup and our line up is all screwed up. There is no sense or reason to where stuff is placed. For instance ESPN HD is 173, Espn 2 is 203 and ESPN News is 231 and ESPN U is 253. Why not put them all side by side? It almost seems like channels are just thrown into a slot.

    I really wish that they would get rid of all of the SD duplicates. OR here is an idea, too bad tivo couldn't map the HD channels to the SD locations. That would be cool.
     
  9. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Those sd channels are easy to get rid of. And with the latest software update, much easier to get rid of. One of my favorite enhancements.
     
  10. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It's ridiculous that we can't customize the channel guide into any order we want. I could do this 15 years ago with the StarSight guide built into my Zenith TV. There are way more channels to contend with these days, so this feature is even more important now than it was back then.

    The compressed digital SD channels on Comcast look so bad, they aren't even worth watching. My wife was flipping around yesterday and came across "Eddie and the Cruisers" on VH1 Classic. The movie honestly looked worse than a VHS copy that was previously used as a rental at Blockbuster.
     
  11. mattack

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    Yeah right, SD channels *when there is no macroblocking*, look way better than analog channels (which look better than VHS).
     
  12. johnh123

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    Here is the response I got:

    Unfortunately, we have no plans to offer OnDemand on TIVO in this region. However, you can access OnDemand through a number of other resources including your cable box, XBOX, iOS devices, Android Devices and on computers. And, you can now even download some content on your iOS devices and take it with you.
     
  13. drebbe

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    I was in my local Comcast office today to return a Motorola DVR. I happened to get the office manager handling my return. I told her I was returning the DVR because I had replaced it with a TiVo and asked her if she knew when Xfinity OnDemand was coming to TiVo in Chicago. Without hesitation she said "2013, but I don't know when". She knew exactly what I was talking about; I didn't have to explain anything.
     
  14. robertne

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    That could be a whole year from now.... :(
     
  15. Holdenchicago

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    I just picked up a CableCard at the Chicago Comcast office and asked the manager there when on demand was coming. He said "soon". I asked if he knew anything else and he told me they were finishing upgrading their computers to allow on demand and we should be seeing it "soon". That is all the info he gave me, but it sounded promising.
     
  16. johnh123

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    Keep hope alive!
     
  17. Corran Horn

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    It's sad that this is an outlier experience. I found somebody at Comcast who knows what they're talking about!

    I feel the same way when I get a knowledgeable CableCard person at Comcast. For tech that's years and years old it's sad that you kind of have to do a raindance and pray for somebody who knows what they're doing.

    They've definitely been getting better though. Last time I called for activation it went amazingly.
     
  18. jbiggs19

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    If you happen to find anyone at Comcast with actual knowledge, make sure you can track them down again. Makes it so much easier for future.
     
  19. johnh123

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    Any new news on this? I've got a premiere that has been sitting in my garage for a year waiting for this. If att follows through with their rumored service, that might be enough to get me to switch.
     
  20. Mike-Wolf

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    waste of time. Just go here. http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Video-On-Demand/Comcast-On-Demand-w-TIVO-Premiere/td-p/1374395
    http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Video-On-Demand/Tivo-Xfinity-VOD-not-working/td-p/1401009

    1800 Comcast isn't going to know jack squat. This is on purpose so they don't give customers the wrong dates or information which could cause confusion and aggravation with customers when they don't meet that deadline.

    For example I've been awaiting the S26 software update for the Cisco RNG200 series for months now (others have been waiting over a year) and I've been waiting for a firmware update for the Cisco cablecards for over two years with several delays since the beginning of March when my area was scheduled to get it and sudden mysterious "business priorities" were pushed forward instead, then they were saying for my area "end of March 2013" then they postponed all software and firmware updates system wide for the OnDemand Watchathon event instead because they "didn't want to interrupt service to our valued customers" where a frustrated customer pointed out that without the software and firmware updates for their equipment they can't partake in the event anyway. Now it's supposed to be happening April 9th. When anybody asks about the updates, it's always "2013" or another vague response.

    I know that in Cisco/SA areas Xfinity On Demand is not yet available but should be soon in more areas. In my own area I've been told I'll have to wait until May.
     

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