Xfinity VOD app

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVo_Ted, May 22, 2019.

  1. samccfl99

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

    Sep 7, 2013


    Back to $40 now, like on Amazon. I found a "mfg refurb" one on Ebay for $30 and got it because I am a cheapskate. Oh my, it's coming from CA and won't be here in time for the cutoff...LOLOLOLOLOL. Probably the video processor is better than my RP or XL4...LOL. Not going to pay for any services on it. Thanks for the tip.

    Oh, by the way, when I saw "tivo specialist" I thought the poster meant a Tivo, Inc "specialist", not a Comcast one...:D
  2. leiff

    leiff Active Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    SF Bay area
    At least the slide remote is a learning remote plus it can be programmed to power off your receiver and TV at the same time with a single press of the power button. Plus you can map the input button to do any type of function for any type of device using learning. Great remote, would have been even better with a little extra added functionality. Plus the ability to power on off multiple devices is hidden. Any modern TiVo remote is capable of doing this though I recently figured out.
  3. SullyND

    SullyND L: 31-14 (10-2) TCF Club

    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    No, that was a Motorola box running TiVo software.
  4. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

    Sep 7, 2000
    Seacoast, NH
    I don't have the slide remote, but yeah, the basic Roamio remote can do this... the buttons are in the perfect locations and the peanut has such a great feel in the hand. I was so happy when we decided there was no point to keep using the universal remotes because we spend 99.9% of the time on the TiVo input and the peanut can handle the receiver power/volume along with the tv. :)
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  5. jfalkingham

    jfalkingham Member

    Jul 23, 2002
    New Hampshire


    That was before Comcast would deploy TiVo premiere units already paired with cable card and XOD installed. Two separate deployments

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  6. rfryar

    rfryar My Media, My Way

    Feb 15, 2008
    The correct quote is Comcast could NOT care less. Your statement says that they care somewhat as they could care less about it.
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  7. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    @TiVo_Ted said that Comcast has no plans to get rid of Cablecard, so take that for what you will. I will keep using my Roamio + Minis until enough channels move off of QAM and on to IPTV to force a switch, assuming that cards continue to be supported.

    So years, in other words.
  8. Kath Cox

    Kath Cox New Member

    Jun 17, 2019
  9. Kath Cox

    Kath Cox New Member

    Jun 17, 2019
    Support from the Tivo web site.. for what it is worth .... still no answer in when they will suport Hbo go with comcast either. Its just wrong!
  10. nrnoble

    nrnoble Active Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    Based on the conversation in this thread, no info on a replaced App happening anytime in the for seeable future. I'll see how it goes. I am sticking my Tivos with lifetime sub for as long as they last.

    I have had multiple Tivos since 1999, and I was about to switch to something other than Tivo when comcast switched to MP4, thus making my two S3 Tivo useless with cable. But I bought a Bolt with a Tivo Mini, and I am impressed with the combo.

    IMO, Tivo could have leader in streaming App business, they were not foreward looking enough like Netflix. Netflix saw the DVD market being replaced by streaming and made their move into streaming. Tivo should have seen sooner that VOD services would replace the DVR just like the DVR replaced VHS recordings. 70% of my viewing is now VOD, even VOD of shows that are on one of the major networks; with a Hulu sub there are no commercials last night prime time shows.
  11. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2007
    My On Demand is already down. I checked last night. You can scroll but when trying to play it's just a blank. So much for the 25th. I wonder if Tivo will just remove the app from the list.
  12. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I just checked and it is still working here.

    But, really, once you experience Xfinity Stream via a Roku device you will forget all about clunky old XoD on the TiVo.:rolleyes: It's such a vast improvement that there is just no comparison and is well worth the small investment (as little as $25) and extra effort in switching inputs for access.

    I shelled out $60 for the Roku Ultra just for this purpose even though I still use my Nvidia Shield for all the rest of my streaming sources. YMMV, but I am actually happy, in a perverse kind of way, that Comcast forced me to make the switch by ending support for XoD.:)
  13. WGB

    WGB New Member

    May 24, 2019
    What was your solution?
  14. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2001
    Just a matter of time before Comcast starts charging an extra fee for you to stream via the Roku.

    It’s currently free and listed as a “beta”, so it’s pretty obvious Comcast will charge an additional outlet fee or some sort of new home digital streaming free down the road.

    This seems like a short-lived workaround, so yeah YMMV.
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  15. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    What is the video quality of the XoD app on Roku?
  16. kokishin

    kokishin Active Member

    Sep 9, 2014
    Silicon Valley
    Does Comcast require one to use Comcast internet service with the Roku XOD streaming app?
  17. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    The Xfinity Stream app ("XoD" is the TiVo app) seems to provide roughly the same PQ as HBO GO. That's my unscientific analysis :rolleyes: going back and forth between the same scenes on the two apps. I want to believe that the HBO GO video is just a bit clearer, but that could be expectation bias at work. And I would assume that same relative quality applies regardless of the device you are using to access the two apps, whether Roku, tablet, PC, Mac, or other.

    IOW, my impression is that it's about what you would expect from an HD stream. You didn't ask about the AQ, but given that it uses a lossy DD+ container, there is the potential for conveying an immersive audio codec such as Dolby Atmos.
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  18. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    Thanks! I thought I saw some posts here that the app was in SD which would be atrocious.
  19. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    Maybe you were thinking of the XoD UI resolution:confused:. No, the Xfinity Stream is in HD, and the UX on any Roku is really very nicely constructed. I like it better than any other video device I have tried other than my Nvidia Shield TV, which is in a different category for sophistication and price.
  20. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    no worries, the app has great picture quality, even when streaming live tv, i've used it regularly for years when on the go and have no complaints.
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