Xfinity on demand

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    caddyroger

    caddyroger New Member

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    caryrae73

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    I was looking on my TiVo a few minutes ago and there it was, Xfinity on Demand. Defiantly wasn't expecting that.
     
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    mickpetey

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    I just punched in my zip code for St. Paul Suburb it said it's available. I will check it out when I get home tonight!
     
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    caryrae73

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    I live in Stillwater and it showed up on mine.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2012 #5 of 451
    mickpetey

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    I live in South Saint Paul, so it looks like Northern Dakota county and Washington County are covered...
     
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    sar840t2

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    Funny, I was just thinking this morning about how I hadn't heard of any more markets getting this, and was wondering whether it had gone the way of the "TiVo software on Motorola boxes" that never made it out of New England.

    I'm in "Western Washington" which has an asterisk next to it ("currently not available in all areas of this region"), so I plugged in my zip code (98027) - not available yet. But wait, we just got incorporated into 98006 and it *is* available in that zip code. So near, yet so far :D

    Mike
     
  7. Oct 4, 2012 #7 of 451
    tomm1079

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    damn you tivo/comcast!

    Chicago is a big market!
     
  8. Oct 4, 2012 #8 of 451
    jrtroo

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    My theory was they were going to continue to bundle these releases with their quarterly financial call for a little while longer. Wrong there.

    Yes- midwest finally got some comcast love, now how about Chicago!
     
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    Jp3_99

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    I live in tacoma, and received the app on both of my premier 4's today. But every video on both Tivos stop playing after a couple seconds. Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  10. Oct 4, 2012 #10 of 451
    shaane

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    No go for the Bloomington/Richfield/Minneapolis area (at least the Minneapolis zipcode I entered.) It did hit for my old place in Eagan.

    Is it possible that the Tivo/Xfinity On Demand service is dependent on whether the cable system was always Comcast or whether it was originally the Time Warner infrastructure (before Comcast gained control of it?) It would make sense that Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs would be out of luck. And that would not be good news for me.
     
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    CharlesH

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    Wouldn't be surprising. They have to tweak the OnDemand servers on each local system to accept control commands over the Internet (you don't need Comcast HSI), not just upstream over the cable, so if there is different equipment, there could well be issues.
     
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    swerver

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    So if you get an asterisk by your location on that page (Seattle burbs here) and you don't see it on your tivo yet, does that mean that you won't be getting it at all? Or is this a roll out that takes several days or more?

    edit: it showed up now and is working, at least the one video I tested did. The controls seem much more useable than when I had the comcast box. Cool! Didn't use it much before but I know my wife likes it so that goes a long way.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2012 #13 of 451
    seattlewendell

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    I only have it on one of Tivo's (Seattle). Forced a connection and reboot, still no dice.
     
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    mickpetey

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    I got home and I didn't have it. My billing zip says it's available, so I forced a connection and currently rebooting. Did you have to do anything to make it work?

    Edit...The reboot did the trick!
     
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    swerver

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    Problem - fired on demand up again, but something was recording at the time and I got a message saying I can't use VOD while recording, do I want to stop the recording or exit VOD. What? Is this right?
     
  16. Oct 5, 2012 #16 of 451
    mnMark

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    It's working in Saint Paul on my premiers; I did get an error when first launching it, but it disappeared quickly and then provided the OD menu. Watched about 5 minutes of a show to test it out, and had no skips, stutters, etc...worked great!
     
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    buscuitboy

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    Ditto for Atlanta.....Come on already & just roll it out faster. At this rate, I feel I'll get it around the NEXT election in 2016 :cool:
     
  18. Oct 5, 2012 #18 of 451
    seattlewendell

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    That only happens if two programs are recording at the same time. VOD needs to switch channels to play the video, so one of your tuners has to be free.
     
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    swerver

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    OK, I guess I thought it didn't need a tuner but I don't know why I thought that... I suppose now that we have ondemand I can cancel some of the kids season passes, that damn Caillou seems to be recording 24/7! ;-) Should free up some tuners.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2012 #20 of 451
    CharlesH

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    Sometimes folks don't understand that the program content for Comcast VOD comes over the cable like any other channel. The control commands go over the Internet, but the content is over cable. It's not Internet streaming.
     

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