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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by drebbe, Feb 26, 2014.
Years late is right on schedule for TiVo.
While well appreciated, i would not consider this late. More of a bonus for us, as they had already finished all of the scope they had previously announced.
Hopefully I'll find some use in this, but if you have season passes and suggestions, I'm not really sure how much additional value this will even bring.
for those who have it, does it first require a login with your main Comcast ID? Or does it maybe just recognize your account based on your IP address?
I currently also have HBO with my Comcast package. Will HBO programming show up in this TiVo Xfinity OnDemand app?
There's no login required, and the IP address isn't involved, since I have TV from Comcast and Internet from another company and things work just fine.
The premium channels in your cable package are available via TiVo's XOD app.
I believe it links with your account via your cable card. I have Streampix and it allows me to access programs on the channels I already receive.
This is a Comcast rollout... not TiVo.
Showed up today in Harrisburg, PA. Not working though - show will start and play for a few seconds then freeze, but the time bar will advance.
I finally noticed it show up in the menu here in Delray Beach, FL. Haven't tried it yet (I went years without ever using it on my Comcast DVR either .
Showed up in Scranton, PA today (Cisco System) on my Roamio Plus and Premiere. Working perfectly for me. What a nice surprise, but still waiting for the 1.5.2_F.p.3001 CableCARD update for my Roamio. Lets hope that is coming soon too.
Xfinity on Demand has also appeared in the Baltimore Metro region! I had no idea it would be here this soon and I look forward to trying it out!
That's some good news right there!
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the 1.5.2_F.p.3001 firmware. I did it last week and the next day they called me back and updated my CableCARD.
How do I find my cable card firmware version? I don't think this is why my on demand does not work, but new firmware is usually better.
I spoke with comcast online to request the "tivo VOD" billing code to make my on demand work. The guy knew what I was asking for, but could not find the code in the system for my local market, said he manually went through 300+ codes. Supposedly, requests are in to add to system.
As others have pointed out, this is 100% a Comcast decision.
But don't let that get in the way of a feel-good derisive remark.
+1 When it first came out, it was stated that the Comcast/TiVo VOD mechanism required Internet, but did not require Comcast internet. The VOD app on the TiVo talks to a server in the Comcast network over the Internet to schedule and control a program, and the CableCard is configured to find the program. The CableCard is your authentication mechanism.
Yeah, it's the cardio.something.something or something like that. For me, it bombs out about half the time.
Working here in York PA; just noticed it tonight after seeing a thread about the Baltimore rollout.
It hadn't occurred to me until it happened, but using XoD ties up one of the TiVo tuners (e.g., it's tuner-based and not IP-based). I was watching OnDemand and got a popup that it wanted to record Letterman at 11:35 and it needed to stop showing XoD to do that (it had already started recording Jimmy Fallon at 11:34). Since I have a 2-tuner Premiere I can't record two shows and watch OnDemand at the same time
And? That's the case with any other cable DVR as well.
It's not the case with Netflix, Hulu, etc that are Internet-delivered to the TiVo. Since all of my on-demand experience is Internet based it just didn't occur to me that it was served over a digital cable channel. Having to give up active use of a tuner for Xfinity OnDemand means I might use the Chromecast to watch HBOGo instead of watching HBO OnDemand over the TiVo.
I guess. The video quality is probably better on XoD, although it's a PITA to use sometimes. It's not big secret that VOD is QAM-based... I don't find XoD to be that useful anyways. It's downright aggravating to use. I wouldn't miss it if it disappeared tomorrow.