I posted it in coffee house. I tend to avoid the Premiere subforum these days.
It's been dead. More like they killed a zombie.In related news, the TiVo powered Comcast set top box is dead.
I hope this materializes. So far the similar agreement quite a while back with Cox has yielded nothing. A few times when I have talked to Cox CSRs they knew nothing about it.CEO Tom Rogers said in a statement. "Traditional TV channels, On Demand and broadband delivered content will all be accessible with TiVo's universal search capability and TiVo's stunning HD user-interface."
The bottom of the press release mentions early next year.jrm01 said:My bet is that it is available in SF this month. This is not that difficult and only required the agreement to be signed.
That's what I get for stopping my reading of press releases when the "lawyer talk" kicks in.The bottom of the press release mentions early next year.
I think the only reason they do the announcements is because people will find the info anyway due to the filings. This way they can at least get out in front of it. Knowing TiVo if they could hold off they would.That's what I get for stopping my reading of press releases when the "lawyer talk" kicks in.
This is a ridiculous announcement. Next year is far away.
I think they mean stunningly bad ?This had me rolling with laughter:
I hope this materializes. So far the similar agreement quite a while back with Cox has yielded nothing. A few times when I have talked to Cox CSRs they knew nothing about it.
It's astonishing to me how many announcments TiVo makes for "next year".The bottom of the press release mentions early next year.
I expected to see something mentioned about this here already.
Comcast (Xfinity) and TiVo have partnered to provide Comcast's On Demand service to TiVo Premiere customers. It will be first implemented in San Fransisco and later in other markets.
Here's the press release as well as an article by Dave Zatz about it.
In related news, the TiVo powered Comcast set top box is dead.
I was told this week that Comcast and TiVo just signed an agreement for TiVo customer to view OnDemand programs. So I purchased the TiVo Premiere but Comcast in Washington, DC will not allow me to install the Cable card myself so I have to make an appointment so that a Comcast installer can install it for $19.95.
You will be waiting a while. The last time Comcast and Tivo made an announcement it took 3 YEARS to get it into peoples homes. They only offered it in New England and it is now dead.Hi,
I hope this is the right thread for this. Recently got my first HD tv. Using Comcast as my provider they talked me into their DVR. We couldn't stand just about everything about it (used to have a S2 Tivo I loved, but alas no HD). I talked the spouse into us getting a Premiere with lifetime service. I just got my Premiere today and haven't even unboxed it when I saw Comcast is going to team with Tivo for set top boxes.
Here are my questions: Should I return the Premier ($250) with the lifetime service ($200) and wait until Comcast offers it for a monthly rental of about $15 so that I can get OnDemand as well as everything else? Any idea of if keep this Premiere if it will be able to get Comcast OnDemand when the deal goes through?
"Stillborn" I think pretty much sums it up. No matter how dumb porting Tivo software to Motorola DVR hardware sounded initially or now, it's hard to blame Tivo though since turning down suitcases full of Comcash is hard to do when you're teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.It's been dead. More like they killed a zombie.