Xfinity on demand

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by caddyroger, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. sbiller

    sbiller Active Member

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    So here is the question I keep considering... will the availability of XFINITY On Demand and the launch of the TiVo Stream to over 10 million Comcast customers make a difference for TiVo's retail sales in the next few quarters?
     
  2. morac

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    Probably not, since no one outside of TiVo users really knows about any of this. Comcast certainty isn't going to recommend new customers go out and buy a Premiere when signing up for Xfinity. They will simply push their boxes as always.
     
  3. drebbe

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    General consumer awareness of TiVo is low and word of mouth is a slow process.

    This is getting off topic a bit, but I see adding Xfinity OnDemand to TiVo as removing a barrier for people to dump their Comcast DVR and get a TiVo. When I have discussed with a few friends they were willing to consider TiVo if it had OnDemand, but the conversation would quickly turn to upfront cost and the number of months to break even on the TiVo versus renting a box from Comcast.

    It's when we talk about the Mini that people get interested. Having one TiVo and then a couple of (hopefully low cost) TiVo Mini in the house is where my friends really start to become intrigued because of the potential cost savings.
     
  4. timstack8969

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    I live in a CISCO cable card area (Comcast of Garden State, NJ) after reading thru this thread is it true that because my area is CISCO this XFINITY ONDEMAND from Comcast won't be available to me?
     
  5. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    ISN'T available. Not WON'T. However, no timelines provided.
     
  6. shiffrin

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    I've done more zipcode checking in the Lancaster, PA area. I live in 17601 but I checked on 17602 (across town) and the web page says it is available. Has Comcast ever increased their coverage in a local area over time? Has anyone found a Comcast phone number or email address to get questions like this answered?
     
  7. morac

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    One of the phone techs I spoke to about a completely different issue seemed somewhat knowledgeable about TiVo Premiere support or at least the account side aspects of it. You need a certain level of service with Comcast for VOD to work.

    Comcast needs to know you have a Premiere for VOD to work, but I believe that part happens automatically when you run the VOD app. All I know is my Premiere showed up under the equipment page on Comcast's web site after I used VOD.
     
  8. blackngold75

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    Got home tonight and Xfinity OnDemand was there on my Premiere. Works great.
     
  9. Anthos

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    I just checked my Xl 4 this morning and I was shocked to see the VoD option there. Downingtown PA all set up!
     
  10. shiffrin

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    Glad to hear that it is in Downingtown. I called Comcast today to see if I could find out if it is going to be in Lancaster soon and got nowhere. He told me it wasn't available anywhere in the area. The Tivo web site says it is not in my zipcode but is in other close zipcodes. The Comcast person disagreed with that. Since Comcast is rolling this out, I would assume that they supply the zipcode list to Tivo who puts in on their web page. If that is correct, why does the web page say it is available on the other side of Lancaster?
     
  11. morac

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    Who know how TiVo gets the data. I know TiVo's web site continued to report it wasn't available in my area for a few weeks after it showed up on my box. For other people it says it's available on the web site, when it's not on their box.
     
  12. mike cip

    mike cip New Member

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    Working here in downingtown = comcast cable of Coatesville

    Pretty cool now time to get another TiVo for the family room to replace the comcast DVR

    And a 4 tuner for my cave
     
  13. GoEagles

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    I can't believe it's finally available in Philadelphia, but my experience so far hasn't been the greatest. If you have to scroll through a lot of content, i.e., list of music videos, it seems after scrolling for a few seconds, you are the top of the list of available videos all over again and have to page back down to start from scratch, from what I can see, no way to search for specific items.

    Besides that, I thought this would never go anywhere, but it's here!
     
  14. morac

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    It's easier to use TiVo's search to find what you want. Everything that's available via VOD has an Xfinity logo.

    Personally I find the actually playback interface works much better than my cable box. Response to trickplay command is near instantaneous on the Premiere. My cable box, not so much.
     
  15. mickpetey

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    Is there a way to disable non-HD VOD?
     
  16. morac

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    I don't think so, but there is a HD category. Everything in there is HD.
     
  17. jwmccnn99

    jwmccnn99 New Member

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    Here near Boston we have had the Xfinity app for a while but it has been in SD. Noticed tonight that all Xfinity menus are now in HD. Looks great!
     
  18. drebbe

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    Indiana added.
     
  19. MichaelK

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    It did that yesterday during the afternoon- kept having to left arrow and resume- but not before or after. I just assumed the system wasn't stable at the time due to the hurricane- or so many people were home trying VOD that the system was taxed. Didn't realize it's a widespread thing.
     
  20. tomm1079

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    only time i have ever wished i was in indiana instead of illinois :)
     

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