Xfinity VOD app

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  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If Comcast switches to all IP and discontinues QAM then TiVo for cable is dead. There is no successor to CableCARD for IP. We're just SOL.
     
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  2. superflysocal

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    I am furious!!
    Not sure to dump Tivo or Comcast, but might as well dump both. Tivo is the only reason i am using Comcast. But without Comcast, tivo is useless. Might as well go to Uverse.

    I can't believe no one has mentioned this, but for the Stream App on a device like a Roku to work you need Xfinity internet. Am i the only person here who has xfinity TV but uses a different internet provider (Uverse) since xfinity internet is so flaky in my area and a lot more expensive?
     
  3. Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ N5GGG

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    If you are using Uverse for internet, you could keep Tivo by buying a DirecTv Tivo, but I dont think Comcast is going to stop sending QAM in the next two years, as they just renewed my two year contract with cablecard.
     
  4. geekmedic

    geekmedic TiVo Fanatic TCF Club

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    For some reason I thought I read TiVo was working on an IP based recording system that was compatible with Xfinity.
     
  5. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    If they are then they’re hoping to sell it to Comcast as a leased box. There is no law requiring any MSO to support a retail device for IP.
     
  6. nrnoble

    nrnoble Active Member

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    Yep, had that ping-pong "Not our problem" response several times. Not fun. At least a couple times I suggested a three way call and got "Sorry, we can not do that". They simply wear down the customer. Must be cost effective to 1) lose the Tivo customer or 2) the Tivo customer just accept the problem.

    And having off shore support only seems to intensively the lack of interest in solving the problem.
     
  7. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

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    Come to think of it, once they get the IP-based VOD function going (as we're told they are doing), an IP-based DVR would be trivial (see Playon.tv for example). The only sticking point would be that I suspect recording would need Comcast's blessing at some point to be commercially viable in volume.
     
  8. SullyND

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    I’m honestly surprised Comcast has done as much as they have to let people know the end is near. They could have just let it go dark.
     
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  9. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    If you can cancel HBO without breaking your bundle (I can't), cancel it with Comcast and add it in Amazon Prime Channels. Otherwise, you'll need a different streaming box to watch it on. (I know Apple TV works.)
     
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  10. pdhenry

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    Roku works as well. I think Chromecast, too (but that's a little different to use).
     
  11. morac

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    It took many, many years, but now most boxes (Roku, Xbox, PS4, Apple TV, Chromecast) work with HBOGo and Comcast. The only ones I’ve found that don’t are Tivo and Android TV.
     
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  12. slowbiscuit

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    Completely missing the question of why this isn't ready BEFORE Comcast pulls the plug.
     
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  13. schatham

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    Whats with recommending Prime video, it's awful on Tivo. FF, no idea where you are, then selecting play again after ff takes forever. It also likes to freeze the Tivo.
     
  14. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

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    What's your better recommendation? :)
     
  15. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    I know of no other way to get HBO Go on a TiVo.
     
  16. KevTech

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    I was not talking about cablecard rules but rather what was advertised as part of the TV package I subscribed to. VOD and streampix are both in the features of the package whether or not you use a cablecard. I am on a two year contract and the contract states these features in it. Spoke to Comcast and they are willing to rewrite my contract since I will lose those features so it appears you may be the one that is wrong.

    Edit: Just finished with loyalty dept. and what they did is bump my internet speed from 150 to 400 at no price increase since I will lose VOD/streampix. They also told me that this whole thing is based on the Tivo lawsuit against Comcast.
     
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  17. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    TiVo provides inferior streaming across all services so I never bother to use it except for VOD. I stream all non-Xfinity content on Apple TVs and Roku devices. (Even inexpensive smart televisions stream better.)

    I agree with those who blame Comcast for this current fiasco but given TiVo's poor streaming history, it is hard to not attribute some blame to TiVo.
     
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  18. KevTech

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    Netflix works perfect for me on Bolt but not so much on premiere XL4.
     
  19. crs751

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    I use an Amazon Cube and that streams great. TiVo is poor at best which is why I have the Cube.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  20. gary.buhrmaster

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    TiVo has MSO specific solutions (i.e. not retail) available that include IPTV support. Unfortunately, other than the overriding generic term IPTV, the underlying tech can vary from content provider to content provider (that is why your Netflix app does not play Prime Video). So something that works for "Joe's Bait and Tackle and Cable system" will be unlikely to work with Comcast.
     
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