• RELEVANCY SCORE 5.93

    DB:5.93:Comcast Dvr With Tivo Service 81





    Is the Comcast DVR with Tivo service available in Philadelphia? (http://comcast.com/tivo) And, if not, when?

    Thanks

    DB:5.93:Comcast Dvr With Tivo Service 81


    comcast dvr with tivo was a failed project that never got passed a trial in the boston area. I don't know why its even still up on their website. So to answer your question no it is not.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.90

    DB:4.90:Tivo Dvr Versus Comcast Dvr zp





    Here's my take thus far - please share your insights with me.COST:-------A. About the same monthly charges; TiVo service plus Comcast cable card roughly equals the Comcast DVR charge.B. TiVo has an additional up-front charge of about $300 for their DVR, and a charge from the cable company to install a cable card in the TiVo DVR.PERFORMANCE:-----------------1. Both TiVo and Comcast DVRs display the exact same channels.2. Quality of the TiVo DVR picture quality may be higher (myth?).3. Quality of the TiVo user interface (channel guide, programming procedure) is better/easier.4. As a Netflix subscriber, I can use TiVo to stream movies from Netflix, but cannot with Comcast DVR.5. I can use either the TiVo or the Comcast DVR's with my existing analog (tube) TV or my imaginary new digital TV.Additions or corrections, anyone?Thanks,Teffy

    DB:4.90:Tivo Dvr Versus Comcast Dvr zp


    I was the very first person in a 50 mile radius to get the Tivo software on my Comcast/Motorola DVR box about a year ago. In fact it was so new that I had the direct phone number of an engineer to work with as we progressed through the install.

    A few things I experienced, before I backed it out (again, however, this was about a year ago):

    - The performance was horrific. The 'Tivo software on Tivo hardware' is the premium experience. Trying to run/port the Tivo software over to the Motorola DVR seemed awkward, and it turned out to be that way. Channel switching took "forever", as did other standard activities (like the deletion of watched content).

    - Although I despise the existing Motorola DVR's interface with great passion, the drag on the performance outweighed the usability of the Tivo software/interface by a long shot.

    - Paying an additional fee, over and above what I was already paying for the standard Motorola DVR fees, seemed excessive. Especially (and to sound like a broken record) since the performance was so bad.

    - None of the really advanced features of (at the time) 'modern' Tivo units seem to be available. No online programming, no unit-to-unit sharing, etc.

    - You couldn't have the Tivo software on just a single unit in your house. It was the "whole house or no house" (as I have multiple DVRs).

    Maybe the unit's improved 10x in quality, performance, etc. since then but I'm extremely hesitant to try that experiment again.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.89

    DB:4.89:Tivo And Comcast Services fp





    Does the Comcast Tivo box work with the on-screen caller id service and myDVR (online scheduling)functionality?

    DB:4.89:Tivo And Comcast Services fp


    Does the Comcast Tivo box work with the on-screen caller id service and myDVR (online scheduling)functionality?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.64

    DB:4.64:Comcast-Tivo - Updates? 3x



    Mod's-Can you please give us some updates on to what is going on with Comcast-TIVO? When will it comcast to Comcast of Garden State, NJ so we people can get rid of their Lousy SARA guide used with the SA boxes-DVR?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.61

    DB:4.61:Direct Tv High Definition Tivo Hr 10-250 c8


    I am not subscribing to DVR service right now but if I hooked this box up is there any fees I would have to pay extra monthly because I heard Directv done away with tivo

    DB:4.61:Direct Tv High Definition Tivo Hr 10-250 c8

    I am not subscribing to DVR service right now but if I hooked this box up is there any fees I would have to pay extra monthly because I heard Directv done away with tivo

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.52

    DB:4.52:Have Tivo. Would Like X1 Too ss



    I have a Tivo, but cannot get On Demand or Streampix, even though I have them both on my account. Comcast says that I have to have a guy to my house and install X1 if I want that, even though I can do it myself. Will that service call cost me, even though I have the customer service protection plan on my account? I guess it will also cost me another $10 for DVR service, am I right?

    DB:4.52:Have Tivo. Would Like X1 Too ss


    I'll just stream on my computer. TiVo is staying forever though.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.34

    DB:4.34:Dvr Tivo Options 1f



    Long time Comcast Internet customer but brand new to TV. Don't want to make any one mad but the DVR is a real dog for multiple reasons. I see that there is a TIVO option but ther links on the web site indicate only in New England.

    Anone using a TIVO box? Can you get On Demand via a TIVO box?

    DB:4.34:Dvr Tivo Options 1f


    The Comcast DVR running the Tivo software is (was)in a long term trial in Boston and never went anywhere else, and don't expect it to. I'm suprised it hasn't died by now.

    A retail Tivo Premierwill not get On Demand at this time, but is a goodpossibility in the future. You will get a lot greater DVR experience with a retail Tivo Premier, and it does do alternate online services such as Netflix, Utube among others. Tivo just came out with a 4 tuner DVR with a 1TB drive.

    if your a die-hard DVR user you can transfer the recordings off the Tivo to your PC, Mac or Windows home server, to archive the shows, and automatically convert the programs to portable, mobile and tablet devices. You can transfer shows from one Tivo to another, but it does not stream programming to other boxes.

    You do need to get a cable card from Comcast to receive encrypted programming on your Comcast digital package. It does tune in all packages, Sports Entertainment, premiums and Music Choice. It does let you eliminate any channels that you do not receive in the guide.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.32

    DB:4.32:Constantly Losing Connection With Comcast On My Tivo x1


    I have the HD decoder cards in my TiVo. Once worked but now getting the black service screen. Very tired of hitting the refresh screen. Thinking if droping comcast for FIOS.

    DB:4.32:Constantly Losing Connection With Comcast On My Tivo x1


    It would make more sense in putting effort into getting it fixed instead of just switching providers.

    If you already have contacted Comcast and still having problems, then please share your call history and tech history. It can then be escalated to the Corp team available on this forum.

    If you have not called Comcast yet, then we would wonder why not?

    Anything is fixable if effort is put into doing so.

    Start by checking the signal level on your Tivo. The Tivo has excellent built in tool to check you signal level,

    Go th Messages and settings

    Choose "settings"

    Choose "channels"

    Choose "signal strength - cable"

    It will ask to confirm as it will stop any existing recordings.

    You can channel up / down and check your signal levels to see if they are "in the green" or not

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.31

    DB:4.31:Replacing Junky Comcast Dvr xm



    I amtrying to find a better option than Comcast's extremelyexasperating DVR's. They keep breaking down. We have had more than 5 in the last 10 years. The last time we had to exchange DVRbox's twice, the current one is still not quite right. The DVR's seem to be getting worse with no fix anywhere in sight.

    Tivo seems to be a good option, but I have read that the cable cards can have the same sort of problems. I would like to know if anyone in Albuqu. is having problems with them. Someone said that I shouldinsist on an M-Card brand-new in-the-box that I open. But I also read that it can be impossible to get a new M-card. Does anyone know if there are new M-cards available?

    I am afraid that I will end up paying for a Tivo the monthly service and then have the same exasperating problems. Except for this time I will have to talk to comcast Tivo with them blaming each other. And possibly be stuck with a broken Tivo.

    I am very confused! Is Tivo the answer or should we go to satellite? But if we go to satellite we would still want to have comcast internet service. We don't want to end up paying more than we do now.

    So to summarize, are theComcastcable cards used with Tivo frustrating junk like theComcast DVR's? Do I need to jump ship go to satellite?

    I would appreciate your input! Thanks for your time.


    DB:4.31:Replacing Junky Comcast Dvr xm


    They are the worst. I love my Hopper DISH, I wish I could get Comcast internet at a reasonable price

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.13

    DB:4.13:Pioneer Tivo Dvr 1d


    Will I be able to use mt pioneer tivo dvr with direct tv?

    DB:4.13:Pioneer Tivo Dvr 1d

    You can probably use it to record programming coming from a DirecTV receiver, but not on its own. Only TiVos specifically made for DirecTV reception can be used by themselves.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.10

    DB:4.10:Can't Get Hbo With New Cablecard On Tivo jz



    Don't stress yourself out like me,don't bother with Comcast customer service for an issue with Tivo.

    I spent a horrible weekgetting no wherewith Comcast technicians after my new cablecard did not receive HBO channels andat timesall the basic cable channels on my Tivo Premiere. After chatting online, calling, and going to the Comcast Service Center twice, somehow I wised up and called Tivo customer service. There is absolutely no comparison between Tivo customer service and Comcast customer service. There's a real person at Tivo and they ask the right technical questions to get your problem fixed, whereas Comcast is friendly enough, but not helpful or technically savvy. The Tivo agent lead me through the Cablecard Decoder and got the necessary information, then called a special department at Comcast that actually knows about Cablecards, a fewquestionsand Voila--- there it was HBO on my Tivo. Why didn't I call Tivo sooner? I could have save myself so much frustration. God Bless Tivo and God Forbid the next time I have to call Comcast.

    DB:4.10:Can't Get Hbo With New Cablecard On Tivo jz


    Since this is solved I'm going to lock the thread.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.09

    DB:4.09:Comcast And Tivo Questions 7c



    If I purchase one of the new Tivo DVR's with a cable card slot, will I be able to get a cable card from Comcast to allow the Tivo to replace my Comcast DVR?

    We have a Tivo years ago but I am not up on the current models. Does the Tivo require an internet connection? Do any of the model come with a wireless connection built in?

    Is the Tivo subscription married to a particular Tivo box? In otherwords, can we carry to Tivo DVR to other locations (assuming the cable company there can supply a cable card), hook it up and be able to play existing recordings plus make new ones at the other location?

    While the Tivo option would be expensive, it might be practical if it could replace three cable company DVR's at the three different locations we spent time at.......

    DB:4.09:Comcast And Tivo Questions 7c


    Wireless would be good enough for the basic Tivo.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.05

    DB:4.05:New To Tivo. Any Information Helpful. sk



    My husband and I purchased a Tivo. We would like to know what channels we can/can't get with the service. Also are there any additional things or tidbits we should know about what will change with switching over to the Tivo service. Im actually on chat waiting for a comcast rep now so I can order the cable cards.

    Thanks!

    PS: Also do we keep the Comcast box or do we give that back to Comcast? If we get rid of the Comcast box do we get charged a monthly fee for the cable cards? No more box and DVR service fee right?

    DB:4.05:New To Tivo. Any Information Helpful. sk


    You won't receive any OnDemand programs, because it requires two-way communication to Comcast, which the TiVo won't handle. You would need to retain the Comcast box in order to get OnDemand. That would also require you to pay a second digital outlet monthly fee -- the total extra charge would depend on the type of box you had. If you kept your current box and just added the cablecard to the TiVo it would be about $6.10 more than now (assuming you have another TV).

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.02

    DB:4.02:Anything To Stop Me Buying A Directv Drv On Ebay? m8


    Can anyone tell me if I can connect and use a used DirecTV DVR R10 bought from eBay? I already have DirecTV service with TiVo and, as I understand it, the monthly TiVo subscription covers all DVRs in my home. Are there any issues I need to know about?

    DB:4.02:Anything To Stop Me Buying A Directv Drv On Ebay? m8

    Get the receiver id number (RID) from the seller. Call DirecTV and ask if it can be activated if you buy it, or if there are problems with the old account.As noted, you may need to buy a new access card. Allow for that in whatever you are willing to pay for the unit.As you note, the DVR fee covers all DVRs, however you will still have to pay an additional receiver fee of $4.99 a month when you activate the R10.Carl

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 4.00

    DB:4.00:Terrible Service--Tivo/Dta Issue 8d



    I too am very frustrated with Comcast in regards to my Tivo Series 2 Dual Tuner. The DTA provided does not have the proper hookups/connections and Tivo says "IMPORTANT: If you have a Series2 DT (Dual Tuner) DVR, ask your cable provider to give you a standard cable box instead of a Digital Transport Adapter. For dual tuning, Series2 Dual Tuner DVRs require one composite and one coax connection.Because the Digital Transport Adapter uses the DVR’s coax input, these DVRs become single tuner when used with a DTA. Most cable providers offer at least one free cable box in place of a Digital Transport Adapter."

    "Most cable providers offer at least one free cable box" does not apply to Comcast. They want to charge an extra $14 a month for a set-top box (and disconnect my Tivo) and will provide no other resolution. This is ridiculous! I have been trying to figure this out for a month and have not been able to get a straight answer from anyone at Comcast.

    I am currently paying for cable and get limited channels due to this issue. In my mind, Comcast did not have the right DTAs and used this as a ploy to get anyone using Tivo in conjunction with their service to quit using Tivo and switch to their DVR.

    If there were another cable company in my area, I would have switched a long time ago. I can not wait for Fios to move into our area. I have been a Comcast customer for 10 years and have never been satisfied with their business.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.99

    DB:3.99:Comcast Hd And Tivo Hd Xl Albuquerque Nm ad



    I find the Comcast DVR clunky and not user friendly...I miss my TIVO! I'm thinking of getting the XL Tivo model to replace the Comcast DVR; I've read some horror stories about trying to get Comcast to install (correctly) the needed cable cards to operate with TIVO. Has anyone in the Albuquerque area had experience with this process? How did it go? Appreciate any anecdotal information.

    Thanks

    nmres05

    DB:3.99:Comcast Hd And Tivo Hd Xl Albuquerque Nm ad


    You may be able to pick one up at the local Comcast office -- at least you'd be able to request one there if you continue to have problems with the phone.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.88

    DB:3.88:Tivo dz



    Just purchased a Tivo Roamio and connected to Comcast TV service in our home. When attempting to access a Live TV channel, often told that channel is not available... see your provider. If I can find a channel with reception, I can channel scroll up or down and will usually then access the channel I was just told wasn't available. I have had both Comcast Help and Tivo help do the diagnostics on the CableCard (from Comcast) with the conclusion (both) that it is not a CARD issue. Heard from a Tech that this was a Comcast issue with Tivo, but he had been told a patch had been set to fix this issue, which he said he has heard about time and again. Is this an issue where Comcast would rather rent me a DVR than work with a respected company like Tivo? Am I the only one trying to resolve this matter?

    In addition, our TVs (there are three) have recurring instances of freeze frames all during the day and evening. Splitters have been eliminated (only one now for the modem/phone and three TVs) and connections checked. Thoughts? Thanx!

    Mongo

    DB:3.88:Tivo dz


    I would ask about this on the TiVo Community Forum. Lots of experienced users there that will help.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=74

    Just a guess...there could be an issue with old firmware on the CableCard you were given.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.84

    DB:3.84:New Tivo Hd Dvr x1



    Can anyone please tell me if the new TiVo HD DVR is going to work with nomad or not?

    DB:3.84:New Tivo Hd Dvr x1


    will not work with nomad. Also will not work with whole home DVR service. It IS SWM compatible, though.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.83

    DB:3.83:Re: Tivo Cable Card Problems fd



    Can anyone give me some help.

    I purchased a Tivo Elite direct from Tivo about April 14th. After it Arrived I went to my local office for a cable card. After 2 cards it still did not work and they sent a tech out. After 3-4 techs and multiple cable cards it was still not working. The last tech said this is a known problem and he would get back to us. After a week no call ! I have been calling customer service weekly and no one seems to have an answer.

    It has now been 1 month and still we don't have a working Tivo. Customer service has said they will keep in contact but never call back. The last Customer Service person offered a Comcast DVR till the problem is resolved. Hope someone can help.

    DB:3.83:Re: Tivo Cable Card Problems fd


    You might want to go to Tivo's support site for troubleshooting idea's. Talking to a Tivo support agent might get you closer to where the real problem lies.

    Comcast does also have a dedicated cable card hotline that you might want to use after are sure it is a pairing issue with the card, and not the hardware. 1-877-405-2298

    One of the Mod's on this forum just activated a Premier Elite a few weeks ago with a self installed card with zero issues.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.82

    DB:3.82:Tivo Remote Control sp



    Does anyone know if the learning Tivo GLO remote works with the Comcast/Tivo (Moto DCX3400-M box)?

    DB:3.82:Tivo Remote Control sp


    Does anyone know if the learning Tivo GLO remote works with the Comcast/Tivo (Moto DCX3400-M box)?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.82

    DB:3.82:Whole Home Dvr p8



    I am not sure what Comcast is calling their version of this service but I am trying to find out when it is coming to my area? I live in Portland, CT. In addition does anyone know when my area will be able to get the Comcast Tivo boxes?

    DB:3.82:Whole Home Dvr p8


    A few of the Scientific Atlanta / Cisco equipped area's are in preliminary testing of the AnyRoom DVR's by employees. No dates have been set for a full rollout which will be by different market area's.

    No news on a Tivo Premier supplied by Comcast.

    Your probably better off purchasing your own Tivo as they just came out with a 4 tuner version with a 1TB drive. Add a Comcast supplied cable card and you will have a better DVR experience instead of waiting.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.82

    DB:3.82:Tivo Series 2 And Comcast Dvd Issue 3f



    I have a Sony TV with 7 video inputs. I have my Tivo Series 2 connected to Video 4 and my Comcast DVD connected to Video 5.While watching a program on Video 5 through the Comcast DVD and the Tivo starts to record a different program, my comcast DVD changes the channel to what the Tivo is recording. Is this normal behavior between the Tivo and the Comcast DVR? How do I prent this from happening?

    DB:3.82:Tivo Series 2 And Comcast Dvd Issue 3f


    whats your config, how do you have the cable going into the two devices.?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.80

    DB:3.80:Re: Tivo Premiere With Comcast Service sd



    So, I have been using my TIVO for years with the same Comcast service. Nothing has changed in my service or account.

    I came home from a weeks vacation to find I have no signal to my TV or TIVO. I 'chat' with a rep who says I have to get a DTA box. I don't know why, I have an Samsung HD TV.

    Totally not believing that I need an adapter for my HD TV, I called 1-800-comcast. "Marcie" (right) says that Comcast no longer has an agreement with TIVO and I need 2 DTA boxes and a card. (I want the signal to 2 TV's)Nobody can tell me when this kicked in. I have no idea how long I've been without a signal, but this means my TIVO did not record shows scheduled to be recorded.

    Now, I read a forum posting that says I need to pay Comcast 1.50 a month for some thing to do with my TIVO subscription? I have the lifetime contract with my TIVO.

    Does this make any sense to anyone else?

    DB:3.80:Re: Tivo Premiere With Comcast Service sd


    Share the model of the Tivo, is it a digital one with a cable card slot, or a older series 1 or series 2?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.79

    DB:3.79:Tivo Premiere With Comcast Service z1



    Is it possible to get a tivo premiere to work with my comcast tv service? It is this model Tivohttp://www.amazon.com/TiVo-TCD746320-Premiere-DVR-Black/dp/B0036OR910

    would I have to rent a cable card from comcast or something? or how does that work (if all)?

    Thanks







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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.77

    DB:3.77:Currently Own Tivo - Going To Get Direct Tv cs


    I now have a TiVo box and Comcast cable. I am considering switching to Direct TV.If I purchase one DirectTV DVR, and the DVR service... can I then cancel my current TiVo service (at $12.95 a month) and still hook up the box to a second DirectTV receiver in my house and continue to use it with only the one service fee? Or is my TiVo useless once I switch over?

    DB:3.77:Currently Own Tivo - Going To Get Direct Tv cs

    I now have a TiVo box and Comcast cable. I am considering switching to Direct TV.If I purchase one DirectTV DVR, and the DVR service... can I then cancel my current TiVo service (at $12.95 a month) and still hook up the box to a second DirectTV receiver in my house and continue to use it with only the one service fee? Or is my TiVo useless once I switch over?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.77

    DB:3.77:Tivo Series2 Dt Dvr With Directv Service j3


    I currently have DirecTV service with an older R10 DirecTV/TiVo box, and the picture isn't that great. I'm thinking of upgrading to a TiVo Series2 DT DVR box (Standard Definition, not HD). Does anyone know if switching to a newer TiVo DVR box will have any effect on the picture? I have a 42" Panasonic Plasma TV...

    DB:3.77:Tivo Series2 Dt Dvr With Directv Service j3

    Switching to a Series 2 Tivo DVR will require that you also add a standalone DirecTV Receiver to your system. I doubt that you would see much difference in the picture. Switching to a HiDef DVR (HR20/HR21) would provide the best video for your Plasma TV.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.73

    DB:3.73:Upgrade Directv Tivo Unit 1k


    I'm interested in knowing how and where can i get a higher capacity (more hours) Directv Tivo Unit. I current have a Series 2 with only 30 hours :(After reading many posts, i do not want the new R15's or whatever with directv's DVR service. My better half and I LOVE the Tivo service and quality.

    DB:3.73:Upgrade Directv Tivo Unit 1k

    I'm interested in knowing how and where can i get a higher capacity (more hours) Directv Tivo Unit. I current have a Series 2 with only 30 hours :(After reading many posts, i do not want the new R15's or whatever with directv's DVR service. My better half and I LOVE the Tivo service and quality.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.72

    DB:3.72:Does The Video Ipod Only Connect With Tivo Or Any Dvr? xf


    Does the video iPod only connect with Tivo or any DVR?

    DB:3.72:Does The Video Ipod Only Connect With Tivo Or Any Dvr? xf

    No, it does not. Moving from Tivo out requires first moving it to a computer through Tivo supported means - they exist but I don't know anything about them. Once on the computer, the file must be converted to iPod compatible size format.

    This Search result from looking for "tivo AND convert" should give you some more information on the topic.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.71

    DB:3.71:Tivo No Longer Working 7j



    Comcast hasn't been able to solve why my TiVO HD always says the cards are upgrading firmware.

    If I was to get a Comcast DVR, apparently I can't get a TiVo one yet in Merrimack, NH. Would that mean I'd get one of those horrible models with no searching, scheudleing, etc? I think I'd rather cancel cable than get one of those.

    DB:3.71:Tivo No Longer Working 7j


    Today they fixed it!

    I ask comcast for a credit with a month of no tv: "Sure, we'll credit you FIVE BUCKS!" What the h*** is that?!?!

    Time for Satellite?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.68

    DB:3.68:Tivo Service Not Keeping Up With Comcast Features 87



    I love the Tivo interface but I cant use the new features that Comcast has to offer such as caller ID shown on the tv screen or being able to use mydvr. Does anyone know if these features are going to be worked into the tivo service or do I need to switch back to the standard Comcast software.

    DB:3.68:Tivo Service Not Keeping Up With Comcast Features 87


    I thought that was funny having to go to tivo's website to control a comcast box but I would not be suprised. At one time about 2-3 months ago I could program the box through the net but that has come and gone. As much as I like the tivo service I also like the two services not offered with it (caller ID and remote programing).

    Thanks for your help

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.66

    DB:3.66:Can't Use Online Dvr Scheduler, Cause Comcast Thinks I Still Have Tivo Server 9d



    We used to have Tivo Service installed on a comcast dvr box. We cancelled that service more than a year ago, and now just have regular comcast dvr service.

    Now, we cannot use the comcast online dvr scheduler. Tried talking to a comcast technician on the phone, but they were stumped. It appears as though the comcast website believes we still have tivo .

    While logged into my account, whenever I go to

    http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/mytv/dvr

    I am redirected to

    http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/mytv/tivo

    with an error message on the page saying:

    TiVo Online Scheduler is available in your area. However, we are unable to detect a compatible TiVo in your household.

    I inspected the source code for the web page

    http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/mytv/dvr

    and see this

    if(user.rsDeviceType user.rsDeviceType == "tivo" location.href.indexOf("dvr")-1){location.href = "/mytv/tivo";}

    so i think that's the source of my problem,

    i think comcast has a setting wrong for my account and that is triggering the explicit change to the tivo URL

    any thoughts ?

    DB:3.66:Can't Use Online Dvr Scheduler, Cause Comcast Thinks I Still Have Tivo Server 9d


    Our team is looking into your issue now. Someone will contact via phone within the next 72 hours. If they do not reach you, they will leave a message so please check your messages.

    Thanks,JoeXfinityTV.com/Xfinity.com Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.65

    DB:3.65:Tivo Roamio Pro Not Working With Xfinity On Demand (Freezes After 6 Seconds) 1f



    I have a week old Tivo Roamio Pro (which I absolutely LOVE). My first Tivo. Everything works perfectly, and vastly better than the Comcast DVR, but the On Demand part. When I was researching the Tivo, I made sure that I was in a zip code supported by Comcast for VOD support for the Tivo. As per:http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22​61#requirements

    (I meet all requirements as well)

    I have now made five phone calls to Comcast and two chat efforts, as well as replacing my mcard, all to no effect. Does anybody have any advice for me?

    Kelly

    DB:3.65:Tivo Roamio Pro Not Working With Xfinity On Demand (Freezes After 6 Seconds) 1f


    This worked for me, first call (after 4 transfers..). I would call CableCard activations directly next time: 855-652-3446 cablecards and give them the information from Slinkie.

    From the rep helping me out right now: "Just replace the codes, instead of cable card to Tivo premier. It can be found under available campaigns then filter it to cable only , then under bolt ons , you will see there Tivo premier.Campaign code is 7s5."

    My rep repaired the card after making the billing code change; i'm not sure this was required but she did it. Note that it took about 5 minutes (after I hung up) for On Demand to start working.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.63

    DB:3.63:Tivo Service With Fios? fj



    I was very excited about getting FIOS service in my neighborhood, checking on availability frequently from the time I had my FIOS Internet installed. But now it appears that there is no provision for using my TiVo DVR with FIOS instead of Verizon's DVR. I can't stand Comcast, and I've always objected to a monthly subscription payment for a box that you will be paying for many times over in addition to the monthly service charges that Comcast has. I don't have any Comcast box, because I can do everything I need with my TiVo. Is there no way to avoid the monthly subscription for a Verizon box by having a TiVo connection? If I'll require another box for my TVs, I'll cancel my priority install and stick with crummy Comcast rather than paying for two extra boxes. I like my TiVo too much to give it up (especially after reading some of the threads about what Verizon's DVR can't do).

    If Verizon is following in Comcast's greedy footsteps by making subscribers rent Verizon's boxes -- spending hundreds of extra dollars to rent something that costs Verizon virtually nothing -- with no purchase option and no other alternatives, I'm very disappointed.

    DB:3.63:Tivo Service With Fios? fj

    Go to the "Fios and Tivo" thread. There is a good solution there besides the FIOS/TIVO card.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.62

    DB:3.62:What Is Happening? kz



    what is going on with Spectrum DVR, Comast needs to offer a quad dvr that hall 4 tuners work!! I heard a rumor that only three will be turn on if true why!!! Tivo has four, hopper has five lets go Comcast get it together!!

    DB:3.62:What Is Happening? kz


    COMCAST AKA XFINITY really what is going on with X1, TIVO has 4 working hd tuners, DISH had the HOPPER with 6 working HD Tuners and now Direct TV has the Genie with 5 working HD tuners!!!! when is COMCAST going to join the club, you cable boxes are obsolete, Comcast customers need a box with 4 working HD tuners!!! lets go

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.62

    DB:3.62:Replace Tivo With Comcast Dvr ck


    Dec 2010 I received a gift Hitachi L42S 504 HDTV. I purchased a Tivo at best Buy, and upon my request,

    Comcast completed the installation with a Tivo cable card.

    I would prefer to replace the Tivo with a Comcast.recorder.What would be an approximate cost?

    DB:3.62:Replace Tivo With Comcast Dvr ck


    Please post back how the install goes. You should be VERY happy with the roamio.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.61

    DB:3.61:Tivo Premier Dvr With Comcast Channel Lineup dz


    If I get TiVo Premier with a Comcast cable card, what channels do I get? Are there different packages or is it $1.50 a month for the card with basic channels? What about hbo and sports packages?

    DB:3.61:Tivo Premier Dvr With Comcast Channel Lineup dz

    So basically, my Comcast bill would be he same minus the cost for the HDTV/DVR service? Are there any Comcast HD DVR boxes with lots of recording space? That's he reason I am looking at TiVo.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.59

    DB:3.59:The Skinny On Tivo And Comcast 99



    I am nearing the end of my knowledge search and have a tivo coming tomorrow. Thought I would share the information I found as of August 2011 about both tivo and comcast.

    COSTS:

    The Tivo Unit is something you have to buy, just like a vcr or dvd player.

    To activate the Tivo and use it you need to be on a monthly plan with tivo or buy a lifetime plan.

    Tivo box- 99 or 299. Subscription 20/month or 500 lifetime.

    Not subscribing means it does not work.

    Comcast gives you the first cablecard free (required to use the tivo with comcast) for your tivo, extra tivos require extra cards, a couple bucks / month for each.

    Comcast is supposed to give you a rebate of 2.50 (in south florida) for using your own equipment.

    Comcast still has to be paid for the programming...you have to pay for the cable service to watch tv.

    Tivo charge is just for the tivo box to work and access Tivo's systems online.

    Delivery and setup:

    New FCC rulings now allow you to simply set up your cablecard over the phone, self installation.

    Comcast gives you a free to use basic cable box with your service, regardless of your use of tivo. This box is important for on-demand use and testing/troubleshooting should the service have issues.

    There are instructions on tivo's site for putting in the cablecard and 'pairing' it with your box.

    The cable card is just a small metal card that is a conduit between the cable company and your tivo box.

    Tivo box for comcast will not ever work with direct tv, dish, u-verse or anything else except cable companies.

    You can also plug in an antenna to the tivo box and it will get local broadcast channels (and record them just like cable!!). This is great should your cable go out or you decide to cancel cable.

    Other stuff:

    Tivo has an extended warranty, but if you ever use it to replace a box, the warranty ends and you have to buy a new one for the new (or refurbished) box they send you.

    You cannot get on-demand via comcast with tivo. (Guess you could still do it on the computer though) that is why it is VERY important to make sure you get the regular box to replace your comcast hddvr in addition to your tivo.

    Tivo connects to the internet (and apparently has to) via either a tivo wireless net adapter or you can plug in an ethernet card.

    Tivo programs recorded can be moved to your computer (in non copyright protected cases) with their free software. To do anything other than watch them you have to search online for free software to convert them to mpgs or whatever you want. Their pay software can do that too.

    Tivo allows you to do some stuff like watch netflix, hulu, amazon prime, and a bunch of other stuff....just a realistic version of what a modern dvr should operate like...many more options I still do not know about too.

    To recap..

    comcast must be paid monthly as normal. Discount for you having your own box. Discount for the first cablecard too.

    Tivo must be bought as a unit...then a monthly fee must be paid. Or a lifetime.

    The tivo unit can be sold to someone else and the sub goes with them (in the case of a lifetime sub). So does the warranty.

    there is a lot more, but I hope this clears up some things.

    Sad note... not one single local office in all of broward or palm beach county has a single cablecard. Not one. I have to schedule an appointment to have one delivered.....some x number of days later. They would not even take one off the truck tonight so I could pick it up tomorrow.

    This sounds really odd to me......not a single card? Come on!!!!

    DB:3.59:The Skinny On Tivo And Comcast 99


    Interesting thread. I moved to VA in May having had my Tivo hooked up to Comcast in MN for many years. A couple of years ago, I upgraded Tivo to HD that called for a cablecard. It worked fine with Comcast. Both there and here I'm told that you are not allowed to do self-install. The original tech who installed my Comcast also said locally Comcast was out of modem cards, but would have some the next day. ?? He assured me that I could pick one up at a Comcast office and self-install. He was a Comcast tech, not a contract person. The office was quite shocked the next day that a tech would tell me that. They even gave me a free DVR for a year to try instead of the Tivo to see if I liked it. It has been OK, but I like my Tivo, hence within a couple of hours a tech is scheduled to arrive to install a cablecard. We'll see how that goes.

    Oh, btw, the original tech (the one who told me I could self-install) also said they have lots of problems with cablecards requiring return tech visits. That seemed odd to me since I had no issues with a cablecard in MN over a couple of years time.

    -------------------

    Quick update. After the tech did not arrive during the scheduled time, I called Comcast who in turn had dispatch call me. I was called by dispatch from a contractor company, not Comcast, saying that they didn't have any cable cards and something about what Comcast did or did not tell them about what was scheduled. After noting that I really didn't care what the communication problems were between them and Comcast, a supervisor reported that they would try to "find" a card to install today. My confidence level is not going up.

    ------------------

    And never did call back or show up.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.59

    DB:3.59:Tivo Hd Dvr 10-250 jd


    Since the Tivo HD DVR is no longer compatible with Directv, is there "anything" I can use the TIVO HD DVR for?

    DB:3.59:Tivo Hd Dvr 10-250 jd

    When I updated to a HR20, I had Directv move my old Tivo to my son's room. He's become an expert at "Tivoing" his programs to watch after school. Note that the relocation was free. Well, maybe not really "free" but it was included at no additional cost in the deal.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.57

    DB:3.57:Purchase Compatible Dvr Without Monthly Service Charge fc



    I need to purchase a DVR without a monthly service charge. TIVO charges $14.99/month. Does anyone know of a DVR that is compatible with Comcast with no service charge? I would like it to be similar to the one I am currently renting from Comcast.

    Thank you.

    DB:3.57:Purchase Compatible Dvr Without Monthly Service Charge fc

    Lifetime service certainly is an alternative to TiVo monthly fees, although it should be noted that it is for the life of the hardware rather than the subscriber.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.56

    DB:3.56:Tivo Cutting Off Service? dj


    I have a Hughes HR10-250 (HD Directv with Tivo) I have not been able to use my Directv for the past couple of days. When I look at System Information, it says that my account is closed. I spoke with three Directv reps yesterday who could not help me. I tried again today, and I was told that Tivo closed the account because Tivo has ended its association with Directv. I never received any warning - from Directv or Tivo - that this would happen. They just terminated my account and left me with no satellite reception or DVR service. I just spoke with a very nice, informative young man from Tivo, and he said that it is not possible for Tivo to terminate my Directv service and that, according to his computer, my Tivo account is still active. He basically had no idea what the guy at Directv was talking about.

    DB:3.56:Tivo Cutting Off Service? dj

    I have a Hughes HR10-250 (HD Directv with Tivo) I have not been able to use my Directv for the past couple of days. When I look at System Information, it says that my account is closed. I spoke with three Directv reps yesterday who could not help me. I tried again today, and I was told that Tivo closed the account because Tivo has ended its association with Directv. I never received any warning - from Directv or Tivo - that this would happen. They just terminated my account and left me with no satellite reception or DVR service. I just spoke with a very nice, informative young man from Tivo, and he said that it is not possible for Tivo to terminate my Directv service and that, according to his computer, my Tivo account is still active. He basically had no idea what the guy at Directv was talking about.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.55

    DB:3.55:What Type Of Tivo Is Good To Work With Comcast? x3



    We want to avoid paying monthly rent to comcast for dvr so looking in to alternatives.

    Tivo is the only other option.

    I saw Tivo has series 1 to 5 and some of them can be available for purchase used with lifetime subscription.

    Series 4 and 5 are costly with lifetime subscription but series 2 and 3 with lifetime has good price on eBay or otherwise in local thrift stores etc...

    Are those series 2 and series 3 (aka Tivo HD) as good or they are slow or limited recording space etc.?

    Please advice...Thanks.

    DB:3.55:What Type Of Tivo Is Good To Work With Comcast? x3


    Any Tivo older than a series 3 cannot use a cable card and is useless with Comcast.

    I have an old dual tuner series 3 HD. It has been working perfectly for about 6 years now. It has the lifetime service and has long since paid for itself.

    I also have a 4 tuner Tivo premier. Same deal, works perfect and has paid for itself.

    The 2 Tivos share recordings wirelessly, and have many features that the Comcast DVR's do not have.

    I would never part with my Tivos, they are the brightest part of my Comcast cable experience.

    Both Tivos can hold 350 hrs. of HD, and thousands of hrs. of SD.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.55

    DB:3.55:Moxi Dvr xf



    Can I use Moxi DVR's with Xfinity TV? I just changed from Directv to Xfinity/Comcast and lost 3/4 of the recording space I used to have. I thought I was getting 120 HOURS of records per DVR and only have 15 HD hours! Horrible. I have been looking at Tivo boxes but don't want to pay for Tivo service on top of the comcast service. Moxi doesn't require monthly service fees and has a nice 2 room bundle.

    Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to respond to this question!







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    DB:3.55:Moxi Dvr xf


    A Moxi just like a Tivo will work with Comcast digital TV once you get a Comcast supplied multi cable card. In some area's these can be picked up at the local office, in other area's a tech visit is mandatory for installation.

    Just like setting up a Tivo, get the Moxi connected, setup, onyour local internet networkand updated before you attempt the cable card installation.

    A cable card can be used as the primary outlet on your account instead of a Comcast suplied set topbox or DVR. If you keeping any Comcast digital set top boxes, then the cable card would be considered a additional digital outlet, with the monthly fee being the same as a additionalComcast set top box.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.54

    DB:3.54:Comcast Dvr Vs Tivo 93



    Any talk of Comcast improvingits HD DVR offeringto include more tuners rather than force us into bed with Tivo to record more than two shows simultaneously and hold more hours. The Tivo deal(s) don't look attractive to me.

    DB:3.54:Comcast Dvr Vs Tivo 93


    I would highly recommend the new Tivo products. You can buy the new Tivo Roamio dvr at Wal-mart. Trust me you will love it!!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.54

    DB:3.54:Cheap Comcast-Compatible Sd-Dvr? kk


    I just moved to a new house. At my old house, I had DirecTV, which was great. At the new house, trees which are on city property are blocking my view of the southern sky, so no DirecTV anymore. FIOS TV isn't available in my area either, so hello Comcast. The services which I had with DirecTV (2 leased HD-DVR HR-21s, 1 owned SD-DVR Hughes SD-DVR40 DirecTiVo, HBO, Starz, Preferred channel lineup, HD Access) cost $112, and Comcast wants $169 for the same level of service. HD-DVRs are $16/month each to rent, plus $3/month for a standard receiver rental fee, and they don't seem to offer SD-DVR rentals. So, after cutting some costs (no Starz, going from 3 DVRs to 1), this is what I think my Comcast bill will look like after 6 months:Digital Starter - $61.36HDTV - $7.95 - $69.31 so farReceiver Rental - $27.60 for 3? ($3.70 for SD Digital STB, $7.95 for HD Digital STB, $15.95 for HD-DVR) - $96.91 so farDigital Mirroring fee - $19.90 for 2, 116.81 so farHBO - $17.95, $134.76 total$27.60/month for renting receivers alone! You see why I have to get those fees down.So, I'm looking for a cheap comcast-compatible SD-DVR to buy, like the Hughes SD-DVR40 DirecTiVo I bought a few years ago for $70 on eBay, but for comcast. I know next to nothing about cable DVRs. A comcast rep I talked to said a TiVo would do, and would even receive Comcast's digital channels if I got their "authorization", which I think means she was referring to the series 2 TiVo HDs with cablecards, which cost like $300 plus $400 extra if you want lifetime service.I talked to a customer support representative at comcast, and he seemed very confused about DVRs. He said that a DVR which you buy won't work on Comcast, only their rented DVRs will work. When I asked him what the price is for renting a standard definition DVR, he had no idea what I was talking about, and said "yeah, we've got high definition receivers. $8.70 a month!", and described TiVos as "like a really powerful VCR" so I have some reason to question his knowledgeability. Can someone put this to rest once and for all? A purchased standard definition cable DVR which is compatible with comcast WILL work on their network, right? They don't force you to rent them from Comcast?So, can I get some recommendations on SD-DVRs which are affordable, comcast-compatible and will work with their digital service?

    DB:3.54:Cheap Comcast-Compatible Sd-Dvr? kk


    You do know you replied to a 6-year old thread!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.52

    DB:3.52:Replay On Dvr Service Or Tivo-Type System 7k



    Hard to get info from Comcast, or even to try out the system at their showroom, so I'll ask the users themselves.

    My concern is that, like the on demand and some VCR's, the fast forward control will go a minimum of 30-40 seconds. I would use it for baseball, etc. and would like to FF between each pitch, typically 20-25 seconds, so the on demand type would be useless. Would like something more sensitive, and I'm wondering if TiVO or some other DVR unit would provide this.

    BTW, I hated having to listen to the national broadcast of my World Champion Giants instead of the radio coverage of my local heroes, but there was about a 5 second delay in the video. Someone told me that, by pausing the video with the DVR service, you can synch up the radio and TV.

    DB:3.52:Replay On Dvr Service Or Tivo-Type System 7k


    Hard to get info from Comcast, or even to try out the system at their showroom, so I'll ask the users themselves.

    My concern is that, like the on demand and some VCR's, the fast forward control will go a minimum of 30-40 seconds. I would use it for baseball, etc. and would like to FF between each pitch, typically 20-25 seconds, so the on demand type would be useless. Would like something more sensitive, and I'm wondering if TiVO or some other DVR unit would provide this.

    BTW, I hated having to listen to the national broadcast of my World Champion Giants instead of the radio coverage of my local heroes, but there was about a 5 second delay in the video. Someone told me that, by pausing the video with the DVR service, you can synch up the radio and TV.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.52

    DB:3.52:Dvr Tivo And Dvd Player zp


    Can anyone tell me how to get my dvd player to work with my Samsung Tivo???

    DB:3.52:Dvr Tivo And Dvd Player zp

    Thank you for your help. Getting a AV switch box seems to have fixed the problem

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.51

    DB:3.51:Xfinity Ipad App For Comcast Dvr With Tivo Service zp



    Does anyone know if there will be an upgrade to the iPad app so that it works with Comcast DVRs with Tivo Service? I added the Tivo service and now my iPad app says there are no eligible boxes.

    DB:3.51:Xfinity Ipad App For Comcast Dvr With Tivo Service zp


    i would seriously doubt it, as comcasts dvrs with tivo are only available in the Boston area, that idea never really was able to work and was scrapped by comcast.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.50

    DB:3.50:Trade Non-Hd Dvr For Hd Dvr x3



    I have non HD Comcast DVR on one of my TVs. But now having a HD TV and bluray player delivered tomorrow. Can I take my non-HD DVR to my comcast center and trade to a HD DVR, or do I need to call first. I already have HD service on another/2nd tv with a HD DVR.

    DB:3.50:Trade Non-Hd Dvr For Hd Dvr x3


    I could be wrong, but I don't believe we have any non-HD DVRs.

    All of our DVR boxes should be HD capable, some might only have component connections and not HDMI though.




    Comcast Nick Supervisor, Ann ArborEscalations and Help Desk

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.50

    DB:3.50:Comcast Motorola Hd Dual Turner Dvr Awful a8



    hi

    i recently switched from dish to comcast,,, this dvr i paid 10.00 a month is awful!!!

    It does make me happy that i do get CHANNEL 4 now but comcast dvr is really slow and not worth paying 10.00 a month....

    I am very upset with the service that comcast gives also......all the hidden fees..... i was really glad i checked the bill out for they charged me a installing fee of 24.00 (suppose to be FREE if you showed them a receipt from Dish) and also they charged me 13.00 for addition outlet setup?????no extra outlet here....

    plus the tech that took my order told me what channels i would be receiving and then after the set up...they told me no that no in your channel line-up...???

    So my question is how many of you are not happy with this Motorola Dvr... who has gave up on this machine and bought out right a HD TIVO...?

    Thanks,,,

    not happy in poulsbo washington







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    DB:3.50:Comcast Motorola Hd Dual Turner Dvr Awful a8


    well i must had found out about the same time you did,,you are right my tv isnt hd!!!!!

    so now i am paying for hd package and a hd dual tuner and do not have a hd tv....thanks for all your help.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.48

    DB:3.48:New Tivo Service-Now It Cannot Find Network Adapter--What's Up?! mk


    I have had Tivo for three weeks--everything fine. Now it cannot load programming because it cannot find "network adapter" I have comcast expanded basic cable and internet. What's up with this? Any one have the answer? Can't get help at Tivo support... thanks!

    DB:3.48:New Tivo Service-Now It Cannot Find Network Adapter--What's Up?! mk

    lacphc wrote:I have had Tivo for three weeks--everything fine. Now it cannot load programming because it cannot find "network adapter" I have comcast expanded basic cable and internet. What's up with this? Any one have the answer? Can't get help at Tivo support... thanks!I agree. Each time I have this trouble, which is rare, I restart the TIVO. If that doesn't work, I unplug the adapter, re-seed it tighter and then restart the TIVO....reesecups

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.48

    DB:3.48:Comcast-Tivo Dvr sc


    Hey Mod's - Give us an update on when the Comcast-TIVO service will be available in Philly??? What's going on?

    DB:3.48:Comcast-Tivo Dvr sc

    Hey Mod's - Give us an update on when the Comcast-TIVO service will be available in Philly??? What's going on?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.47

    DB:3.47:Downgrading From Tivo Dvr To Direct Tv Hd Dvr (Hr-20). kf


    I recently downgraded my Direct TV service to receive HD channels and to switch from my Tivo DVR to a Direct TV HD (HR-20) DVR. While the HD picture is great the hardware and software leave much to be desired.HardwareTo start the first HR-20 was DOA out of the box, the second unit died in less than 24 hours and only one of the satellite inputs worked. I am waiting for the third unit as we speak.SoftwareThe Direct TV DVR interface is very different and extremely less intuitive than the Tivo interface and while I have not had much experience using the software interface based on the hardware failures I've experienced, what little experience I have had has left me with little enthusiasm for the new software.Frankly hardware issues aside my biggest issue is how the poorly the software interface for the Direct TV DVR works compared to the Tivo software. If you are a Tivo user and are thinking about upgrading to HD service you may want to reconsider as you will be very unhappy with the look and operation of the Direct TV DVR in comparison to the Tivo.I am in the process of trying to cancel the upgrade (which required a 2 year commitment) and go back to my old Tivo unit. The Direct TV software falls far short on the easy of operation Tivo users have come to expect.

    DB:3.47:Downgrading From Tivo Dvr To Direct Tv Hd Dvr (Hr-20). kf

    I recently downgraded my Direct TV service to receive HD channels and to switch from my Tivo DVR to a Direct TV HD (HR-20) DVR. While the HD picture is great the hardware and software leave much to be desired.HardwareTo start the first HR-20 was DOA out of the box, the second unit died in less than 24 hours and only one of the satellite inputs worked. I am waiting for the third unit as we speak.SoftwareThe Direct TV DVR interface is very different and extremely less intuitive than the Tivo interface and while I have not had much experience using the software interface based on the hardware failures I've experienced, what little experience I have had has left me with little enthusiasm for the new software.Frankly hardware issues aside my biggest issue is how the poorly the software interface for the Direct TV DVR works compared to the Tivo software. If you are a Tivo user and are thinking about upgrading to HD service you may want to reconsider as you will be very unhappy with the look and operation of the Direct TV DVR in comparison to the Tivo.I am in the process of trying to cancel the upgrade (which required a 2 year commitment) and go back to my old Tivo unit. The Direct TV software falls far short on the easy of operation Tivo users have come to expect.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.47

    DB:3.47:Dvr With Comcast Tivo Not Recording Series Recordings 39


    All my series recording are not recording , I can set up individuals to record , but my To do List shows nothing available to record ? Anyone else having this issue? I have rebooted the DVR twice...and still nothing

    DB:3.47:Dvr With Comcast Tivo Not Recording Series Recordings 39


    I'll probably never know -- that has to be the slowest software rollout in history.

    (But my real TiVo HD works great!)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.47

    DB:3.47:Dvr Upgrade Path/Compatability mp


    I'm all confused about DVR compatability with DIRECTV. I currently running an old Ultimate TV DVR manufatured by Sony which I understand is no longer offered as a service (but continues for existing subscribers). I'm looking to upgrade and have been given a DirecTV HD DVR, HR10-250 which is a Tivo model. All the new DVR's at DirecTV don't mention Tivo at all. Can the new models work with the Ultimate TV Server? Can the HR10-250 work without Tivo?Is there any thought out DVR upgrade path with DirectTV?Any thoughts on MS Media Center and how it may play?

    DB:3.47:Dvr Upgrade Path/Compatability mp

    I'm all confused about DVR compatability with DIRECTV. I currently running an old Ultimate TV DVR manufatured by Sony which I understand is no longer offered as a service (but continues for existing subscribers). I'm looking to upgrade and have been given a DirecTV HD DVR, HR10-250 which is a Tivo model. All the new DVR's at DirecTV don't mention Tivo at all. Can the new models work with the Ultimate TV Server? Can the HR10-250 work without Tivo?Is there any thought out DVR upgrade path with DirectTV?Any thoughts on MS Media Center and how it may play?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.47

    DB:3.47:Comcast Dvr With Tivo Service a8



    I live in Central Florida, Ocklawaha which is north of Orlando and just south of Ocala. I found this link on comcast help when I was researching Tivos,http://www.comcast.com/tivo/FAQs.html?INTCMP=ILC-S​RCPROMOCOM0095. I called the 800 number and the person there had no idea and transferred me to a local branch, and the woman that I talked too had no idea what I was asking about.

    I would like to know is this available in my area? And if not is the Xfinity tv app availableon the Tivo Premiere yet? I don't like my current DVR and if Tivo is available though Comcast I would love to look at getting it.

    Jon

    DB:3.47:Comcast Dvr With Tivo Service a8


    The TiVo guide in the Motorola hardware was only available in limited areas (New England) and isn't likely ever to be available more widely.

    The app for the TiVo Premiere is available at the Apple app store.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.46

    DB:3.46:Comcast/Tivo Dvr Problem With Guide Resurfaces 1a



    A problem occured last September at least twice, where there was some sort of disconnect between the TIVO software and the guide, such that Season Pass recordings were not being added to the ToDo list, some manual recordings showed as the time, rather than program name and others could not record as well.

    This issue occured twice during September, 2011 and was resolved with no customer action each time. The problem has resurfaced again today.

    Comcast ... please take action to correct and reply to thread.

    DB:3.46:Comcast/Tivo Dvr Problem With Guide Resurfaces 1a


    the box you have like I said was test that comcast did to see if they could get the tivo software to work in the boxes, it failed. They are not going past the trial, its only available like I said in boston. What I was trying to say was don't look for any fixes or anything if your having an issue as comcast has abandoned the project. Will they still support you with that box. see below about the end of the project.

    , Comcast has thrown in the towel.

    Earlier this month, the cable operator terminated its set-top software development agreement with TiVo, while agreeing to open its video-on-demand library to users of TiVo Premiere digital video recorders bought at retail.

    Under t heir or ig inal agreement in March 2 0 05, C omc a st h ad hoped to offer TiVobased DVRs running on Motorola hardware and, eventually, Cisco Systems boxes across its entire footprint. But the project was beset with delays and Comcast launched the service only in its New England market, starting in late 2007.

    TIVO GETS CONTENT

    Now, Comcast plans to provide access to Xÿ nity TV On Demand content, with more than 25,000 titles in 80% of its footprint, on TiVo Premiere set-tops in “many of its largest markets.” •e ÿrst is expected to be the San Francisco Bay Area, but the companies didn’t disclose expected timing of the rollout.

    “Working with TiVo to allow customers to access our Xÿnity TV On Demand service complements our commitment to bring any content to any device, at any time,” Comcast senior vice president and general manager of video services Marcien Jenckes said in a statement.

    Under the new agreement, Comcast and TiVo plan to jointly promote the capability in retail and other sales channels, and the MSO will install TiVo Premiere set-top boxes with its cable service at no additional charge for its customers when the service is available in those markets.

    •e VOD agreement is similar to the one TiVo reached last summer with Cox Communications, which had also previously planned to o•er set-top boxes running TiVo’s software.

    •e scaled-back deal between Comcast and TiVo came a week after TiVo reached a landmark settlement with Dish Network and EchoStar, which are paying TiVo $500 million to resolve the companies’ patent-infringement litigation that dates back to 2004.

    TiVo and Comcast terminated the previous softwaredevelopment, licensing and marketing agreement between them on May 5, 2011, according to a TiVo 8-K ÿ ling with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Simul taneously, they entered into the agreement on the VOD front.

    Comcast actually terminated funding for engineering services for the development of additional releases of the TiVo-branded software on Dec. 31, 2010. Comcast paid TiVo a total of $43.7 million for the two fiscal years ended Jan. 31, 2010 and 2011 related to the abandoned project, according to TiVo regulatory ÿ lings.

    Comcast retains the intellectual-property rights granted by TiVo under the original agreement for the original term, which runs through June 30, 2014, with renewal options ending March 15, 2019.

    Comcast retains a license to use the TiVo-branded software solution during the term, in which case it would continue to pay the DVR ÿrm such associated license fees.

    NO USER ESTIMATES

    Neither Comcast nor TiVo ever disclosed how many of the MSO’s customers in New England opted for the TiVo boxes. At one point, Comcast had expected to make the TiVo user interface the “primary” option for DVR customers in at least one of its markets.

    TiVo has broader deals in effect with other pay TV operators, including DirecTV, Charter Communications, Suddenlink Communications, RCN and the U.K.’s Virgin Media. In those deals, the partners are in various stages of providing the TiVo user interface either on TiVo hardware or running in another vendor’s box. •
    Comcast had planned on rolling out TiVo-based DVRs on Motorola and Cisco hardware.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.45

    DB:3.45:Dvr Options For Comcast? 8z



    Based on my experience, and some of the posts I have seen, I am ready to try something else. Is there any equipment available 'for purchase' or otherwise that would enable me to rid myself of the equipment that I have but still enjoy all the "benefits" of Comcast?

    I would like HD channels.

    I would like On Demand Service.

    I want a DVR.

    I would really like to record 2 channels at once.

    I would like to jump from tuner to tuner.

    I would like a user friendly guide (like tivo)

    I would like a DVR that does not turn off when my TV is turned off.

    I would like the sound to keep up with the video.

    I would like a remote that works without me standing on my head.

    I have a HD Tivo sitting idle becuase no one from Comcast can get it to work with the multi media cards. Now I am blessed with a "free" comcast DVR.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    DB:3.45:Dvr Options For Comcast? 8z

    I have the output of my Comcast STB going to one of the inputs of my ReplayTV DVR, and I can record On Demand. I have to do a manual recording, since On Demand programs obviously aren't in the scheduling grid.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.45

    DB:3.45:Tivo Driving A New Hd Dvr k8


    I was told by my local TV retailer that if I get a HD tv and upgrade my Directv service to HD, I would have to get a new HD DVR to record in HD, but that I could still have my tivo inline and communicate through my old tivo setup. Anybody hear of something like this? It sounds like I would be communicating with the tivo through the tivo remote then the tivo would be communicating with the new HD DVR.Thanks for any help.DIRECTV bring back Tivo!!!

    DB:3.45:Tivo Driving A New Hd Dvr k8

    I was told by my local TV retailer that if I get a HD tv and upgrade my Directv service to HD, I would have to get a new HD DVR to record in HD, but that I could still have my tivo inline and communicate through my old tivo setup. Anybody hear of something like this? It sounds like I would be communicating with the tivo through the tivo remote then the tivo would be communicating with the new HD DVR.Thanks for any help.DIRECTV bring back Tivo!!!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.44

    DB:3.44:Can Anyone Shed Some Light On This xc



    I just read this on engadget.com. Can any of the cable experts here shed some light on this subject. Would we need cable cards for this or what is the story.

    One of the downsides to bringing your own DVR is usually giving up access to any access to your cable company's video on-demand programming, but TiVo has worked out a deal with Comcast to bring its Xfinity VOD to retail TiVo Premiere DVRs. This isn't entirely surprising, given the Comcast On Demand logo that snuck into the original set of screenshots at the Premiere's debut and the other cable companies allowing VOD access like Cox, Suddenlink and RCN. It appears this is going to be a market-by-market upgrade, with the San Francisco Bay Area up first (no word on exactly when) and others to follow. The old Comcast TiVo project is dead, as Multichannel News points out the two companies dissolved their old agreement upon entering into this new one, with Comcast licensing TiVo's IP through 2019. If you're not already living the TiVo lifestyle, Comcast will also start offering the Premiere alongside its own boxes and install them at no extra charge once the service is available. We're still waiting for TiVo to scrub some of the rougher edges off of the Premiere but if you want a bigger hard drive, (partially) HD UI and access to online services all in one box without compromising access to VOD, then this should fit the bill once it arrives.

    DB:3.44:Can Anyone Shed Some Light On This xc


    Just a note.

    FCC will require all cable operators to permit requesting customers to self-install CableCARDs in retail devices. This rule will become effective Aug. 1, 2011, for all operators who permit customers to install leased set-top boxes or cable modems, or Nov. 1, 2011, for those that do not.

    They way I understand it. You can replace a cable card in rented or leased box or put a cableCard in any bought equipment that has a slot for it without a cable tech installing it. Maybe we will see manufactures finally get all tvs, dvrs with cable card slots. Aren't those CableCard easy to break? If tech breaks it, you are not charged for it, but if you break it-you are charged for it.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.43

    DB:3.43:Damage Claims jz



    I have had no problems with my comcast service (outside of the random days where comcast is doing work on the lines) for 2.5 yrs. Recently my TiVo stopped gettinga proper signal, as did my regular box from comcast. I called in and they sent a technician out. The technician changed out a line and unplugged a bunch of stuff, then replugged it back in. He informed me that he increased the signal by a lot, and i should be fine. We then plugged in the TiVo and it wouldnt start up. The TiVo just completely died. We waited and tried unplugging and replugging, but nothing. The increased signal strength actually fried the box. I had to call TiVo and they reported that i need a whole new box. This means losing my TiVo as well as the lifetime service plan i lost on the item. I reported this to comcast as a damage claim. They called me the next day with a damage claim number and a phone number to contact them back on. The number they provided is a damage claim number for comcast - but always goes directly to voicemail. I have called the number and left the required message for over a week now. I have called 1800 Comcast and informed them that i have not received a call back. They just tell me that they sent a message and someone should get back to me shortly. I have relegated myself to getting a comcast DVR to get myself through the next couple weeks while I work on the TiVO issue, but thats only because the comcast agent said its a good option and she would keep the DVR separated from my account so that its easy to tell how much comcast should refund me after this is all over.

    As of now - still nothing. I still have to have comcast come back in to get the signal to the right level. Unless i get the 7a-9a appointments - they inevitably are late.

    Its quite annoying!! Can a moderator please let me know whats going on here

    ** OH did i mention that the DVR they provided doesnt work because of the signal strength problem?! -- yeah welcome to another Comcast Fail*** ANNNDDD comcast service centers are closed today ... ugh!

    DB:3.43:Damage Claims jz


    FWIW it is not technically possible for too much signal to fry your TiVo....

    To get help, you can drop a note to Comcast corporate customer service (we_can_help@cable.comcast.com).For the quickest response, please include:Your full name;Service address;Phone number an alternate number if possible;Account number;A link to your post.

    Or you can ask for help in the Broadband Reports Comcast Direct Forum or via Twitter.




    ------------
    Connection and trouble shooting tips (How to check modem signal levels.) . Info you should post to get help.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.43

    DB:3.43:Re: On Demand Online With Cablecard? 9f



    I have Xfinity internet and HD TV service with a Tivo DVR and cable cards. I cannot access OnDemand. After a few days of searching I found out that there's one place in the US where Comcast is providing OnDemand Ready Cable Cards but they sure aren't available here in the Bay Area unless something's changed since I last looked.

    DB:3.43:Re: On Demand Online With Cablecard? 9f


    There is not yet any area's that can get On Demand on a cable card Tivo. It is a feature thatwas annouhced last yearfor Premier Tivo's eventually.

    The cable card has nothing to do with it.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

    DB:3.42:Not Getting Paid Channels After Replacing Dvr With Tivo / Cablecard 33



    I replaced DVR with my Tivo Roamio yesterday. I activated CableCard and Tivo service but I only get basic channels like NBC and CBS. When I tune to ESPN, I get an error saying that this channel is not authorized. The error code is V58.

    I think I tried all I can do like setting up Tivo again, power-cycling, etc. Then I logged in to my Comcast account and found that my cable subscription disappeared! It only shows my internet service. I am guessing but this might be the cause of the problem. Could you please see what is wrong?







    Solved
    Go to solution

    DB:3.42:Not Getting Paid Channels After Replacing Dvr With Tivo / Cablecard 33

    I called the CableCard activation line 1-877-405-2298. The voice recording said this number is not assigned but when i tried again it worked. Funny.The CSR, Stacey, confirmed all the information (CableCard ID, etc) and there was nothing wrong. Then I told her that TiVo told me that Comcast needs to send an Init hit. She did that twice, and after a few minutes it worked like a charm! She congratulated. LOL.By the way she was courtesy and very nice. I was pleasantly surprised to be honest after hearing all horror stories.Hope this helps.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

    DB:3.42:Using Tivo Hd Dvr With Comcast Cable Cards pz


    I'm considering upgrading my TIVO to an HD model, and I'm told that I can do away with my cable box as a result, but will need to have "cable cards" installed in the TIVO by Comcast. I'm looking for someone who is doing this now so I can find out how well it works, and what the monthly charge is for the cards.






    Solved
    Go to solution

    DB:3.42:Using Tivo Hd Dvr With Comcast Cable Cards pz


    My quad tuner Tivo with cablecard is the bright spot of my comcast experience. The self install kits they have now make it very easy. Buy the Tivo of your choice and pick up a kit at your local office and follow the instructions. Start a new thread if you have any questions.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

    DB:3.42:Comcast Dvr Programming Delays 38


    My Comcast DVR did not adjust to the half hour delay of the airing of House on Fox Monday (due to the baseball running over). I used to have TIVO, and it always caught unscheduled delays and unexpected program changes, and adjusted itself to record my shows in full. Why can't Comcast DVR do the same? With so many last minute program delays, I find this to be an indispensible feature of a DVR.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.41

    DB:3.41:Major Tivo Announcement Coming On 3/2 dj



    Tivo will be hosting a major announcement concerning it's company and products on March 2nd, 2010 in NYC.

    I know a lot of us find the Comcast guide and/or DVR leaving a lot to be desired. Tivo also leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion, as it's interface has not radically changed in the last 10 years. Since many of us are looking for a better user experience, I just wanted to point this out. If Tivo releases a new "Series 4" DVR with Tru2Way and a redone HD user interface, then it could be quite the alternative to the Comcast DVR. If some of the speculation pan's out, I would be up for giving the new device a test run (if that's what they are releasing).

    I know it's not Comcast news, but it could be a nice product to enhance the Comcast service in your home.

    Full story here:

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/11/tivo-has-something-to-announce-march-2-in-nyc

    DB:3.41:Major Tivo Announcement Coming On 3/2 dj


    I hope it's a Series 4 TIVO. I'm living with this Lousy SARA Cisco Comcast DVR. I can't believe comcast gets away with this JUNK!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.40

    DB:3.40:Can Comcast Keep Me With A Better Dvr? 73


    Verizion FIOS is coming into my neighborhood in the next month. I've had Comcast internet since they came in my neighborhood 4 years ago, and Comcast TV and phone for a little over a year (I had DirecTV). I've been happy with Comcast Internet. The phone service is fine, but I don't really need or use it. The TV channels have been OK, not as good as Direct TV but good enough.

    What is really painful is changing to the Comcast DVR after 5+ years with DirecTV TiVo. It is the sole reason I may switch to Verizon FIOS. I would really like to stay with Comcast if they could fix these issues with the DVR:

    Must Have:
    The ability to record only new shows and not repeats. The DVR actually supports this but Comcast in my area doesn'tChannel guide that shows only channels that I received. It's not good to have to look through a whole lot of channels that I don't receive when looking through the guide.Keyword Search. I want to be able to record all Maryland college basket games.A larger hard drive then 160 GB. I could live with 320GB but 500 GB would be nice.

    Like to have:
    Multi room DVR.

    Comcast told me over a year ago that I would get a new DVR in 6 months, a new interface, and also I would be able to get TiVo. They also said there would be Tru2Way DVRs in 2008. None of these were true.

    In the end, I would like to stay with Comcast but I need a DVR that isn't horrible. Is there any chance that Comcast can keep me?

    Message Edited by Onazuka on 03-21-2009 07:56 PM

    DB:3.40:Can Comcast Keep Me With A Better Dvr? 73


    hello josy,

    please post any examples in these threads of any issues your experiencing.

    Episdoe Description Stickie

    http://forums.comcast.net/comcastsupport/board/mes​sage?board.id=CTV_OnScreenthread.id=391jump=true

    DVR Repeat Stickie

    http://forums.comcast.net/comcastsupport/board/mes​sage?board.id=CTV_OnScreenthread.id=392jump=true




    George Lunski"Retired" Comcast Help Forums Administrator

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.39

    DB:3.39:Tivo Roamio And Xfinity- It Just Works! d3



    People need to hear the success stories too. Yesterday afternoon I stopped at Best Buy and purchased the basic Roamio Tivo DVR. They honored my request that they match Amazon's pricing without argument, saving me about $40.

    I then took my old Comcast box to my neighborhood Xfinity retailer, turned it in, and requested a cable card for the Tivo.

    The friendly Customer Service Agent was a little perplexed about what I was doing, but asked a co worker for help, and I was out of there in fifteen minutes, cable card in hand. What I did next really does seem to matter, from what I've read of others experiences. I put the cable card away for awhile, and followed the instructions for setting up the Tivo. When prompted during setup, I chose my cable system from the on screen menus, and let the Tivo update itself to it's hearts content. This took a solid hour of the Tivo downloading, updating, rebooting, etc. I let it do it;s thing and still did not touch the cable card. **important** Follow only the instructions in the Tivo box. Ignore the cable card, until Tivo prompts you to insert it. Only after fully updating your Tivo, do you put in your cable card. Once you insert the cable card, follow the instructions included with your Tivo to call Comcast to pair the cable card with the Tivo. Again, do not call the number on your screen ( it may work, I did not try it), instead call the number for Cablecard activations that Tivo provides in the Tivo directions. I called the number Tivo provided, the friendly agent paired my cable card to my Tivo, and all channels are present and the entire system is working beautifully.

    There was nothing difficult about my install, and I'm a very happy customer. I understand that many customers have a very different experience, but wanted to let others know that there are plenty of easy installs that end in success the first try.

    Tivo and Xfinity really do work great together!

    DB:3.39:Tivo Roamio And Xfinity- It Just Works! d3


    It doesn't work for everything. I'm incredibly disappointed that for some reason Xfinity can't supply the NHL Center Ice package to my Tivo Roamio. I'd love for someone to provide techincal explanation why other "premium channels" and packages have had no problem. If this is truly a technical requirement then I think Xfinity should offer free cable box rental for the period of time the package is broladcasted.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

    DB:3.38:Tivo Premier Box Advice af



    I would like to get some advice. I am going to get a Tivo Premier box to replace my Comcast DVR/box. I have a Tivo Series II which I had in another room, but I couldn't get all the channels, and the CSR didn't mention I needed a cable card, so I hadthem disable the Tivo. What I'd like to do is have the Tivo Premier in my family room and the Tivo Series II in my bedroom - would I still be ableto transfer programs between the Tivos? I have the lifetime service for the Series II and will probably do the same for the Premier. I don't care that I won't have OnDemand. Also, would aComcast CSR come out to set these up for me if I paid them?I'm not sure I could do it myself. Should I try first, then have Comcast come out if it's too difficult? I had Tivo for several years before the Comcast DVR and I miss it terribly! I would appreciate any advice anyone has.

    Thanks!

    DB:3.38:Tivo Premier Box Advice af


    See the TiVo cable card setup wizard here.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

    DB:3.38:Any Plans To Offer The Tivo Preview Box? ja



    I'm a TiVo user (Tivo Premiere, not the Comcast DVR with Tivo). Rather than having generic digital cable boxes or decoders on my peripheral TVs, I'd really like to have the Tivo Preview boxes that were announced about a year ago. These will do digital cable decoding, PLUS serve as multi-room extenders for TiVo DVRs.

    As of now, it seems like Charter is the only cable company offering the Tivo Preview boxes, and they aren't available at retail (I guess that's because they need to be set up for each particular cable system). Are there any plans for Comcast to offer the Tivo Preview box as an option?

    DB:3.38:Any Plans To Offer The Tivo Preview Box? ja

    Spoiler (Highlight to read)Thanks for your reply to this question Rog,I was starting to turn blue.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.38

    DB:3.38:Comcast Tivo And Home Network Connectivit 3k


    I just traded in my old Tivo Series II for the new Comcast Motorola Box with Tivo Software. It works great, except I can't get it to connect to home network so I can use the Tivo Desktop. Is this possible?

    DB:3.38:Comcast Tivo And Home Network Connectivit 3k

    WarEagle is correct. The Comcast DVR with the TiVo software does not support networking, or anything that uses/comes with it.I have read that they "would like to roll it out in the future", but that was marketing materials so who knows how accurate it is or how quickly it will happen.The Comcast DVR with TiVo software is not the same as a TiVo box - unfortunately.HTHMessage Edited by RycardoC on 09-28-2008 10:34 AM

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.37

    DB:3.37:Trying To Choose: Tivo Premiere Vs. Comcast Dvr f7



    I've been a very happy user of a TiVo Series 2 box with my non-digital Comcast service for years. With the recent upgrade to digital in my area, I continued to use the TiVo box with its own Comcast DTA. Works great.

    Now I'm upgrading my TV to HDTV and will upgrade Comcast to HD service. I got a free TiVo Premiere box when I bought the TV.

    Which is better?

    1. TiVo Premiere + Comcast cable card

    2. Comcast HD DVR (no TiVo)

    I'm paying $12.95/month for TiVo now; not sure about the monthly fee for the Premiere box. I think the combo of the Comcast HD service including DVR is just a few dollars more than the TiVo fee.

    What TiVo features will I miss if I use only the Comcast DVR?

    DB:3.37:Trying To Choose: Tivo Premiere Vs. Comcast Dvr f7


    See this site for comparisons. I have a TiVo HD as well as a Comcast DVR, and prefer TiVo by far. The only thing you'll not get with the TiVo is On Demand, and with the expandiblity of the TiVo I seldom use that feature since I can record anything I anticipate viewing later.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.36

    DB:3.36:Getting Tivo To Show Up In Xfinitytv.Comcast.Net/Mytv/Tivo 3d



    Is there some trick for getting a Tivo to show up in http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/mytv/tivo?

    I get the message, "TiVo Online Scheduler is available in your area. However, we are unable to detect a compatible TiVo in your household." I'm logged in and the Tivo is working fine with Comcast otherwise.

    Athttp://xfinitytv.comcast.net/mytv/dvrI get a similar message, "DVR Manager is available in your area. However, we are unable to detect a compatible DVR in your household."The two Comcast DVRs I had prior to getting the Tivo were detected properly (though the online scheduling was buggy and didn't really work).

    DB:3.36:Getting Tivo To Show Up In Xfinitytv.Comcast.Net/Mytv/Tivo 3d

    I never heard of the comcast tivo site. When I try that it brings up my DCX3400. Try http://www.tivo.com instead to do online scheduling for tivo -- it works with mine.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.36

    DB:3.36:Comcast: Please Give Us The Complete Official Tivo/Xfinity Story For Chicago kx


    When will integrated Tivo/XOD service be offered? Please also indicate how, prior to that time, TiVo users can also use Comcast, and please do so in one concise and complete explanation.

    DB:3.36:Comcast: Please Give Us The Complete Official Tivo/Xfinity Story For Chicago kx


    I live in the westerm suburbs and Xfinity on Demand is now working on my TiVo Roamio Plus. It can be accessed by going to Main MenuFind TV, Movies, Video, and then selecting the Xfinity Video on Demand app.

    Go tohttp://www.tivo.com/discover/cable and enter your zip code to check if it's available in your area.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

    DB:3.34:Cisco Rng 200 Dvr - Major Problems 8z


    So I upgraded to comcast DVR here in MT. Laurel, NJ (Comcast of Garden State) and went to the Maple Shade, NJ office and received a "Cisco RNG 200 DVR box with a Grey remote. Took it home and hooked it up with the HDMI cable they gave me and let me just start by saying the DVR with the onscreen guide absolutely **bleep**(SARA Guide) and then I noticed that bunch of channels (HD and digital)are all pixilatingand No sound (Unwatchable). Also they never even gave me instructions for how use the DVR which doesn't take a rocket scientist. I am used to TIVO. I had a TIVO for years but thought I would give comcast DVR a try-but I was wrong! Does anyone know if there are Known Problems with these Cisco RNG 200 boxes?

    DB:3.34:Cisco Rng 200 Dvr - Major Problems 8z

    So I upgraded to comcast DVR here in MT. Laurel, NJ (Comcast of Garden State) and went to the Maple Shade, NJ office and received a "Cisco RNG 200 DVR box with a Grey remote. Took it home and hooked it up with the HDMI cable they gave me and let me just start by saying the DVR with the onscreen guide absolutely **bleep**(SARA Guide) and then I noticed that bunch of channels (HD and digital)are all pixilatingand No sound (Unwatchable). Also they never even gave me instructions for how use the DVR which doesn't take a rocket scientist. I am used to TIVO. I had a TIVO for years but thought I would give comcast DVR a try-but I was wrong! Does anyone know if there are Known Problems with these Cisco RNG 200 boxes?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.33

    DB:3.33:Tivo With Airport Extreme af


    can a series 2 dvr Tivo connect to the tivo service via an airport extreme?
    i tried to wire it to the airport extreme, but to no avail...

    DB:3.33:Tivo With Airport Extreme af

    thanks for the input.
    the thing that puzzles me is I can wire in my gaming console and it works fine, but not the tivo...

    i'm stumped!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.33

    DB:3.33:Anyone Receive A Tivo Dvr Recently? jf


    My Philips 80GB DVR with Tivo just went out. The hard drive is fried. When I called to get a new one, the customer service rep told me that a DVR with Tivo was still available and would shipped out within a couple of days. Well, today I got (surprise, surprise) a R15 DVR (without Tivo obviously). I called the customer service dept. again and told them I was supposed to get a Tivo DVR. When the service rep wasn't helpful, I spoke with a supervisor and he basically told me that the warehouse must have "sold out" of the Tivo between Monday and today and since they no longer have a relationship with Tivo, I unfortunately am stuck with their (inferior) DVR. My question to you fine folks is has anyone received a replacement Tivo DVR recently? I don't know whether I should just deal with it and activate the R15 or if I should keep bugging them until they send me a Tivo. What do you think? I know lots of you have been having major problems with the R15....

    DB:3.33:Anyone Receive A Tivo Dvr Recently? jf

    My Philips 80GB DVR with Tivo just went out. The hard drive is fried. When I called to get a new one, the customer service rep told me that a DVR with Tivo was still available and would shipped out within a couple of days. Well, today I got (surprise, surprise) a R15 DVR (without Tivo obviously). I called the customer service dept. again and told them I was supposed to get a Tivo DVR. When the service rep wasn't helpful, I spoke with a supervisor and he basically told me that the warehouse must have "sold out" of the Tivo between Monday and today and since they no longer have a relationship with Tivo, I unfortunately am stuck with their (inferior) DVR. My question to you fine folks is has anyone received a replacement Tivo DVR recently? I don't know whether I should just deal with it and activate the R15 or if I should keep bugging them until they send me a Tivo. What do you think? I know lots of you have been having major problems with the R15....

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.33

    DB:3.33:Tivo Hd Dvr With Cablecard Not Receiving Hd Channels 31


    I am usually a very patient person but as of now my patience has completely run out. About five weeks ago I switched from Direct TV to comcast and I now regret it. In these five weeks I have spoken to numerous people in customer service via telephone, several people online via chat and have been told by every one of them that they were going to do something that they did not do. Finally today someone came out to install the cablecard into my tivo but left before making sure it was working correctly. I AM NOT RECEIVING ANY HD CHANNELS! I called twice today and was told that the card would have to be activated, well it is and I still get no HD channels. I checked the card and it is communicating with comcast but obviously no one there knows about cablecards. Is there anyone here who can solve this problem as the card does not seem to be getting the correct signal from the headend at comcast. I am very tempted to cancel the phone, cable and internet service because very soon I will get a bill and I have already paid for a month of something that I did not get

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Old Tivo Dvr - Will It Work With Deca Installation Without Multi-Room? fm



    My Whole-Home DVR service was setup yesterday with three HD-DVRs which work perfectly. I have an old Tivo DVR that I want to activate in another room which I know won't get the multi-rooom. The installers powered up the lines for DECA and I was wondering if I'm going to be able to just plug in my old Tivo unit or will I need some type of adapter due to the different signal being sent through the cable.

    DB:3.32:Old Tivo Dvr - Will It Work With Deca Installation Without Multi-Room? fm


    It's unusual however for a home installation to have a SWM8 module like yours instead of the more common SWiM LNB on the dish, which does not have the legacy ports. The SWM8 and SWM16 are typically only used if the installation has more than the 8 tuners that can be supported by the SWiM LNB.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Tivo f7


    Have directv tivo dual tuner unit and dual tuner dvr in different rooms. Used to be able to record 2 channels same time on dvr and tivo. Can now only record one channel on tivo, other channel says "searching for other sattelite" but dvr records from both channels. What's wrong with tivo?

    DB:3.32:Tivo f7

    Have directv tivo dual tuner unit and dual tuner dvr in different rooms. Used to be able to record 2 channels same time on dvr and tivo. Can now only record one channel on tivo, other channel says "searching for other sattelite" but dvr records from both channels. What's wrong with tivo?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Tivo And Comcast xa



    When setting up TIVO I have two choices for Comcast service: Digital Basic or Digital Basic Extended. My Comcast says Digital Preferred. Which TIVO choice should I use?

    DB:3.32:Tivo And Comcast xa


    Make sure you only call this number when you activate your cablecard.

    877-405-2298

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Dvr Options c8



    What are my options if I want to buy a DVR that's not a TIVO? I want to buy something and not pay rent forever or a service fee. I'm okay with something used on Ebay and putting my cable card in it.

    DB:3.32:Dvr Options c8

    burijon wrote:

    What are my options if I want to buy a DVR that's not a TIVO? I want to buy something and not pay rent forever or a service fee. I'm okay with something used on Ebay and putting my cable card in it.

    Be aware the putting "your" cable card in it will not work. The cable card needs to be one you rent from Verizon. They won't activate any other.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Comcast Hd Box With Tivo Series 3 Dvr df



    I just switched from Astound to Comcast and I already have two Tivo Series 3 DVR's that I purchased outright a few years ago from Tivo. I've got CableCards in both to receive Comcast cable, but I've discovered I don't have access to Comcast OnDemand or the onscreen caller ID feature unless I have a Comcast cable box. I really like the Tivo interface and want to keep using the Tivo DVR's since I own them. My question is, can I get a Comcast HD box (not a DVR) and run the cable signal from that box, through my Tivo boxes, to the TV and get access to the Comcast OnDemand and onscreen caller ID while still retaining my Tivo interface? Hope that question makes sense. The Comcast tech on the phone thought it was possible but wasn't sure. I'm thinking the only way to confirm is to try it, but hopefully somebody else out there has done something similar? Thanks in advance.

    DB:3.32:Comcast Hd Box With Tivo Series 3 Dvr df


    You can get a Comcast box, but you should hook it up separately from the TiVos. You will have to pay monthly rental for another digital outlet.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.31

    DB:3.31:Setting Up Tivo Dvr And Comcast Dvr On One Tv zf



    Can anyone help me figure out how to set up both a Series 2 Tivo (Humax brand) and the Comcast DVR/cable box to both work on the same TV?

    The Comcast DVR/cable box works fine, but the most I have been able to get from the Tivo was audio and a black screen when I switched to a different input on the TV. Meaning, I could hear a different channel from what the Comcast box was set on, and I could also hear the "Tivo sounds" when I pushed buttons on the Tivo remote.

    Thanks!

    DB:3.31:Setting Up Tivo Dvr And Comcast Dvr On One Tv zf


    If you want to be able to record digital channels on the TiVo, connect one of the outputs of the cable box to the second input on the TiVo, and use TiVo's IR Blaster to change the channel on the cable box. But if you do this, you can't watch anything through the cable box/DVR directly while TiVo is recording a digital channel.

    You might want to go toAVS Forumto ask questions like this in their TiVo forum. The folks there should be able to advise on any combination of connections.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.31

    DB:3.31:Hd Tivo Dvr s7



    A while back DirecTV and TIVO announced that they were friends again and that there would be a new TIVO based DVR for DirecTV. I had a non-TIVO DVR for DirecTV and had a lot of problems with it locking up and being nonresponsive until I sent it back. Is there any word on the release of the TIVO DVR for DirecTV.

    DB:3.31:Hd Tivo Dvr s7


    A while back DirecTV and TIVO announced that they were friends again and that there would be a new TIVO based DVR for DirecTV. I had a non-TIVO DVR for DirecTV and had a lot of problems with it locking up and being nonresponsive until I sent it back. Is there any word on the release of the TIVO DVR for DirecTV.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.31

    DB:3.31:Media Manager Feature? aa



    Hi,

    I am considering converting from Comcast w/TIVO to FIOS with a Verizon DVR and Media Manager. One of the TIVO features I really like is the ability to download a TIVO recording from my TIVO system to my PC. Then I can play it or make a DVD for later. Does this capability exist in Media Manager and if not, is it planned in the near future?

    Thanks

    DB:3.31:Media Manager Feature? aa


    Not at this time. Currently the media manager is only for viewing of pics, videos and music on the pc through the STB.




    "If your problem has been solved, please mark it as such. Don't forget to hand out your Kudos!"

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.31

    DB:3.31:Comcast Install On Demand Box With Tivo Series 2 Dvr Problems 3j



    Hi All!!

    Just got comcast installed and using my IR Blaster and I cant get the Motorola Box to recognize it.

    I did go into settings and trun on the infrared bypass if that helps.

    I put the TIVO IR Blasters all over the front of the box, i tried every combination possible and still cant get it to change, any ideas anybody?

    DB:3.31:Comcast Install On Demand Box With Tivo Series 2 Dvr Problems 3j


    Somebody here might have run into that (that are quite a few TIVO users in the group). Knowing what Comcast box you have might help? Also, asking the same question on a TIVO forum might bring you quicker/better results. I know that I am unable to get a Hauppauge IR Blaster to operate my small DTA unit (apparently it uses a different protocol than larger boxes?)..

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

    DB:3.30:Directv Dvr With Tivo Service zj


    Will the new HD-DVR in 2010 have NetFlix and YouTube broadband features?HD DIRECTV DVR featuring the Emmy award-winning TiVo service is expected to launch to support satellite customers in 2010.New and current DIRECTV satellite service customers will have the option to enjoy a next-generation HD Digital Video Recorder sold and distributed by DIRECTV that supports both DIRECTV's incredible High-Definition programming and the TiVo service, including features like Universal Swivel Search and TiVo KidZone.

    DB:3.30:Directv Dvr With Tivo Service zj

    Will the new HD-DVR in 2010 have NetFlix and YouTube broadband features?HD DIRECTV DVR featuring the Emmy award-winning TiVo service is expected to launch to support satellite customers in 2010.New and current DIRECTV satellite service customers will have the option to enjoy a next-generation HD Digital Video Recorder sold and distributed by DIRECTV that supports both DIRECTV's incredible High-Definition programming and the TiVo service, including features like Universal Swivel Search and TiVo KidZone.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.29

    DB:3.29:Does Comcast Customer Service Know About Tivo? pc



    I have had Comcast for about a 3 weeks now. I have 2 TIVO (HD and HD XL) as well as the Comcast HD DVR . The last couple of days I have noticed pixelation/blocking on some of the HD channels. I verified the problem wasn't due to internal wiring by sending signal to one TV bypassing the splitters. I decided to call Comcast.

    When i called Comcast after telling them about the pixelation problems, the first thing they wanted to do was to reboot the Comcast HDDVR and they said they would send a signal. We started to do this when I told them I had already checked to make sure the problem wasn't due to internal wiring. I suggested for them to check to see if any problems had been reported in the area. They checked and indicated a plant fault had been reported/detected in my neighborhood and was being checked. They indicated I didn't need to do anything since it had already been reported.

    However after the phone call I went back to my TIVOS and when trying to go to HD or digital channels,Tivo gave me a message with my cable card and host card ids and indicated I needed to contact COMCAT to start service. I suspected whatever signal the CSR sent reset COMCAST recognizing the cable cards.

    I then called COMCAST again and told them about TIVO and the cable cards. The CSR I spoke to had no idea what TIVO was or the cable cards. After I asked her to let me speak to someone who could answer my questions. She checked and then said the reset that she had sent should work on the TIVO's but I would have to reboot the systems. I indicated it would take at least 10 mins for reboot and she indicated she would call back in 15 minutes to schedule a service person to come if it didn't work. It's now been 45 minutes and she hasn't called back. Yep I've been hosed.

    So I starting my third call to COMCAST today. The problem should be resolved on their end but I will probably have to have a technican out to my home before they do anything to resolve it. I don't understand why COMCAST staff has such a phobia and lack of knowledge of TIVO. Without TIVO, I wouldn't have switch from DIRECTV to COMCAST. COMCAST HD DVR is ancient old technology when compared to TIVO's or DIRECTV's dvrs.

    It should be easier than this. Oh well, on to my third call.

    DB:3.29:Does Comcast Customer Service Know About Tivo? pc


    I resolved my problem by going to the local office on Monday and providing them with the cable card and host id data. They set it up and I verified it was working by cell phone. The local office was a pleasant experience. They could see that the data had been there before and had been removed. Kudo's to the Stafford, VA local office. They were responsive to the customer. After I got back from the local office, I cancelled the comcast service call that had been scheduled.

    However, no kudo's to the 800 national CSR. I asked for a manager to call back to discuss my issues and was told I would get a call within 24 hours. A week later, I'm still waiting.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.28

    DB:3.28:Tivo And Comcast m8



    I have a Tivo premier and Comcast preferred package. I pay $1.50 per month for the Tivo cable card and the Tivo works beautifully except that I do not get on demand. A friend has a DTA and Tivo on seperate inputs to her HDTV. She switches to the DTA when she want's on demand. She had the DTA before she got the Tivo and it is free with her package. When I called Comcast to get a DTA I was told it would be $8 per month in addition to the cable card charge. I got the impression that Comcast really doesn't like Tivo but it is so superior to the DVR I used to have from Comcast. Do they really give up all the on demand money they would be getting just because they don't like Tivo?

    DB:3.28:Tivo And Comcast m8


    You should be able to obtain two DTAs free of charge from Comcast. Unfortunately, a DTA will not receive On Demand -- you need a full set top box for that, and that is what you would need to pay extra for.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.28

    DB:3.28:Tivo Premier Elite Won't Connect 3f



    I purchased a Tivo Premier XL4 dvr in October 2012 for use in my New Kensington (15068) area home. I picked up an M-card from a comcast office and installed it into my new Tivo. After an activating the cablecard and an hour or so of trying to connect to comcast I called comcast. They tried to Hit it again but nothing changed. I set up a service call with a technician. after about 2 hours the tech was unable to get the tivo connected. His supervisorcame out a couple days later with 6 cablecards to try. All of which did not allow the dvr to connect to comcast. After another two or three visits fromtwo different supervisors, new cable lines from the pole to my house andhaving thedvr replaced by tivo and a couple more tech visits the problem still persists. the week before Christmas I gave my tivo toone of thesupervisors to take to the office. He was unable to get the tivo to connect to the DAC in the office. He has taken the dvr to the Pittsburgh office to speak with technicians there. He says they were able to get the dvr to connect to the DAC in that office but still cannot get it to connect in his office. There is really nothing I can do at this point but to wait for them to figure out what the problem is. Has anyone had this same problem and was it corrected?

    Thank You

    DB:3.28:Tivo Premier Elite Won't Connect 3f


    Well said Jay. I have never once said that my Tivos were cheap, just that they work very well as compared to the Comcast offerings.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.28

    DB:3.28:Replacing Hd Reciever With Hd Dvr Or Tivo Dvr On Whole Home Service? dk



    I currently run one HD DVR and one HD rcr. My wife would like to uprgrade the HD reciever to a DVR. While we use an old tv in the bedroom currently, I hope to upgrade to an HD tv soon, so I would probably go with the HD DVR. I do have a TIVO DVR I could possibly use. What do I need/need to do to upgrade this reciever?

    DB:3.28:Replacing Hd Reciever With Hd Dvr Or Tivo Dvr On Whole Home Service? dk


    just to clarify if you have a stand alone Tivo series 2 or lower than you can add that to a DTV receiver with limited functionality. you won't be able to record to show at once.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.28

    DB:3.28:Use Any Dvr With Comcast Cable Service? ps



    Can I use any DVR with comcast/xfinity service, or must I purchase/rent one of their (comcasts) own units?

    DB:3.28:Use Any Dvr With Comcast Cable Service? ps


    a tivo has its own guide, but you will not get on demand unless you rent a comcast box. on demand is just starting to roll out to tivo's in select markets but its going to be a while before its a nationwide program. right now its in areas or san fran.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Anyone Receive Dvr With Tivo Recently? xj


    My Philips 80GB DVR with Tivo just went out. The hard drive is fried. When I called to get a new one, the customer service rep told me that a DVR with Tivo was still available and would shipped out within a couple of days. Well, today I got (surprise, surprise) a R15 DVR (without Tivo obviously). I called the customer service dept. again and told them I was supposed to get a Tivo DVR. When the service rep wasn't helpful, I spoke with a supervisor and he basically told me that the warehouse must have "sold out" of the Tivo between Monday and today and since they no longer have a relationship with Tivo, I unfortunately am stuck with their (inferior) DVR. My question to you fine folks is has anyone received a replacement Tivo DVR recently? I don't know whether I should just deal with it and activate the R15 or if I should keep bugging them until they send me a Tivo. What do you think? I know lots of you have been having major problems with the R15....

    DB:3.27:Anyone Receive Dvr With Tivo Recently? xj

    My Philips 80GB DVR with Tivo just went out. The hard drive is fried. When I called to get a new one, the customer service rep told me that a DVR with Tivo was still available and would shipped out within a couple of days. Well, today I got (surprise, surprise) a R15 DVR (without Tivo obviously). I called the customer service dept. again and told them I was supposed to get a Tivo DVR. When the service rep wasn't helpful, I spoke with a supervisor and he basically told me that the warehouse must have "sold out" of the Tivo between Monday and today and since they no longer have a relationship with Tivo, I unfortunately am stuck with their (inferior) DVR. My question to you fine folks is has anyone received a replacement Tivo DVR recently? I don't know whether I should just deal with it and activate the R15 or if I should keep bugging them until they send me a Tivo. What do you think? I know lots of you have been having major problems with the R15....

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Awful Comcast/Motorola Dvr And Xfinity Vs. Tivo sk



    Is Comcast going to do anything about the ABSOLUTELY ATROCIOUS Comcast/Motorola DVR when xfinity rolls out?

    I was a very happy TIVO user for years, then I moved into Comcast territory where I decided to try the Comcast DVR. What an complete pile of junk! I'm about to throw it out the window. I'm trying to decide if I should ditch Comcast and move to ATT U-Verse which has just become available, or if I should struggle with the going back to TIVO with the 2-cable cards and loss of ON DEMAND.

    If I wait for Xfinity this month will I get improved DVR service (i.e. something real, something that works, something that doesn't forget, something that can really find programs, something that I can really program to record what I want, something like a TIVO)?

    DB:3.27:Awful Comcast/Motorola Dvr And Xfinity Vs. Tivo sk

    cypherx wrote:...

    I think it's dead in the water.

    ...

    A dead parrot.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Hd Technology Fee And I Do Not Own Any Hdtv's ss



    I live in Pittsburgh, PA and a few months ago got a DVR box from Comcast. I told them I just wanted a regular DVR box, nothing special. I recently found out when I saw anHD Technology Fee charge on my bill that in fact they gave me an HD DVR box.

    I told the rep I did not know I was getting an HD DVR box, and that since I don't need HD since I don't own any HDTV's I wanted to exchange it for a regular DVR so I don't have to pay that fee. She said "that is all they offer in my area".

    You can see on their website it says:http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/Learn/DigitalCable/DVR.html

    Three types of DVR, all kinds of options HD DVR
    If you have an HDTV, one box provides your DVR service and your HD picture.Up to 500 GB of storage.Store up to 300 hours of Standard Definition programming or 60 hours of High Definition programming.Record one show while watching another, or record two shows while watching a saved recording.Enjoy Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound where available.
    DVR
    Up to 80 GB of storage.Store up to 45 hours of Standard Definition programming.Record one show while watching another, or record two shows while watching a saved recording.
    TiVo
    XFINITY On Demand on TiVo®Premiere DVRs.TiVo Premiere now brings XFINITY TV and On Demand together with great web entertainment in one amazing box. To see if it's available in your area and for more information, visittivo.com/xfinity.
    She told me in my area I could not get Tivo or regular DVR, I could use the HD DVR and thats it. So I am forced to use an HD DVR that I don't need and being charged $9.95 a month for a service I don't use. She kept arguing with me "well you use your DVR don't you". Yes, but I don't have HD quality pictures because I only have a regular televison.

    I already pay $122 a month for televison service alone from Comcast, I don't need any more fees. Customer service does not care at all, pay the bill or we shut it off is their motto. Has anyone bought their own Tivo box? And if so, does that get you out of the $9.95/month HD technology fee, the $9.95 add'l equipment fee and the $8.00 DVR service fee? All these fees Comcast charges, over a six month period it would be cheaper for me to buy a Tivo and I would own it.

    DB:3.27:Hd Technology Fee And I Do Not Own Any Hdtv's ss


    You CAN use a TiVo but you need to get a cablecard to get the channels you subscribe to. This should be either free if it's your firstor only outlet, or at a lower cost then the DVR monthly rental.There are no non HD DVR's anymore in Comcast's general inventory (withsomeexceptions)because quite frankly that's the new normal because most customers want HD and it's logistically easier to just stock one or two HD models rather thenfour or more. The HD Technology fee from how I understand it for better or for worse is a charge that is put on the account in order to be granted access to the HD channels themselves. You should be able to contact the billing department and tell them you don't want to view those channels and they should be able to do their magic in removing them from your account. Personally I don't know why anyone wouldn't have an HDTV in this day and age but that's besides the point.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Best Comcast Dvr Available In Indianapolis Market, And Cable Card Fee k8



    Hi,

    Comcast's digital transition just hit my area, rendering my trusty old analog DVR pretty much useless.

    I wanted a high capacity DVR, and the only DVR listed on Comcast's web site for my area is 160 GB, and that's only if I get HD - if not the largest comcast DVR is 80 GB. this wasn't enough. So I bought a Tivo. It's been something of a mixed experience, but it's up and running, and it now has a Comcast cable card. I have 25 days left in which I can return the Tivo and cancel my TiVo service contract.

    Two questions:

    -Any word on whether comcast is planning to raise cable card rental fees?

    -Anyone know if comcast is planning to make a higher capacity comcast DVR available in my area (indianapolis)?

    Thanks!!

    DB:3.27:Best Comcast Dvr Available In Indianapolis Market, And Cable Card Fee k8


    If your on a Motorola system, then there are multiple models with 120,160, 250 and 320GB hard drives. The newest and larger ones are DCX3400 also known as the "black" DVR. Since equipment varies widely by market, you would need to check your local office for availability, and if they have been buying any new subscriber equipment. You also might want to check if Comcast has a Connection Center inside your local Best Buy, and check with the official Comcast rep on what equipment they can supply you for an upgrade. The DCX3400's also have some quirks and bugs that are still being worked out.

    The 80GB Comcast DVR is pretty much long gone, they were the single tuner early ones.

    The Tivo's are expensive, both up front and subscription charges and then add the cable card fees. No one knows if Comcast will stick us with higher cable card fees. Except for not getting On Demand and other interactive services from Comcast, most consider Tivo and Moxi a better DVR experience than the Comcast DVR, and do have expansion port for a 2nd hard drive. I have 2 HD Tivo's plus a Comcast DVR, and consider the Tivo's a better experience. Tivo's also have their own interactive web based special features you might like better.

    If I were you, and the Tivo is already set up, I'd keep it.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Retail Tivo Vs "Comcast With Tivo" kk



    I just bought a Tivo Elite and everything is up and running. But I feel a little misled because I thought I would be able to do "On Demand" and have "DVR Manager" capabilities using my retail Tivo Elite:

    http://www.comcast.com/tivo/?SCRedirect=true

    Instantly search across both television and On Demand to find just what you want. Enjoy a new On Demand menu and better controls while watching On Demand.

    http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/mytv/dvr

    Well, none of that is working. It appears that if I wanted those features, I should havegotten a "Comcast Tivo"? I did not know there was a difference?The help pages are not very specific. I can't find anywhere that is says these features don't work with the retail Tivo or these features only work with a special comcast provided Tivo. Do I need to call support to have them activate something? If I have to get the "Comcast Tivo", exactly which box do they provide? Is it the Elite model?

    DB:3.27:Retail Tivo Vs "Comcast With Tivo" kk


    XFinity OnDemand is supposed to start rolling out in a TiVo Update (to Premieres only) this month, starting in San Fransisco, then eventually to other markets.

    OnDemand for XBoX is finally rolled out, so I would imagine the TiVo update can't be too far behind.

    Sources:

    TiVo.com XFinity OnDemand Page

    Zatz Not Funny - ComCast launches Tivo Xfinity onDemand Service in April

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Comcast Dvr Delays 9z


    My Comcast DVR did not adjust to the half hour delay of the airing of House on FOX Monday (due to the baseball running over). I used to have TIVO, and it always caught unscheduled delays and unexpected program changes, and adjusted itself to record my shows in full. Why can't Comcast DVR do the same? With so many last minute program delays, I find this to be an indispensible feature of a DVR. Do I need to go back to TIVO?

    DB:3.27:Comcast Dvr Delays 9z


    I'm very surprised that TiVo would handle these changes. As far as I've heard, TiVo is like most other DVRs, it only updates its guide data once a day. Also, the networks generally don't update the guide services when sports runs over time, so I don't know how TiVo would know to keep recording.

    I missed the end of last week's House, too, on my ReplayTV DVR. I'll watch it this week on Fancast or Hulu (online availability of House is delayed 8 days by the network).

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:Tivo And Hd Technology Fee sj



    Right now I have a HD DVR I rent from Comcast and there is a charge for Hd/dvr Service at 16.95 which says it includes a HD Technology Fee.

    I wonder for those who have Tivo if this charge goes away if you are not renting the DVR or do you still pay some kind of HD Technology Fee as well.

    It seems if you have to pay 14.99 for Tivo plus a HD Technology Fee then the monthly charge would be more to have Tivo.

    I would like to go to the 4 tuner tivo DVR.







    Solved
    Go to solution

    DB:3.27:Tivo And Hd Technology Fee sj


    I was told by support the cablecard is free but I still will have the HD fee. Guess I should have justed asked them first.

    Thanks for the reply.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.26

    DB:3.26:Comcast Dvr's With Tivo sp



    Comcast needs to bring these DVR's into the west palm beach ,FL area asap

    when will they be available in this area?

    DB:3.26:Comcast Dvr's With Tivo sp


    That's why I went with HDHomeRun PRIME and a PC running Windows Media Center ($1.99 for cable card rental)..

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.26

    DB:3.26:Comcast Customer Service Issue (Phone Reps) f9


    I live in Seattle. I just came back to Comcast and am very happy. However, the Comcast DVRs are not cool. The issue I'm getting at is I've tried calling Customer Care in an attempt to get a rough idea of when the TiVo service will become available for me to get for my HD DVR and SD DVR. I find it extremely aggravating that no one I ask has any clue when they see the TiVo codes in the system for the market I'm in or that they seem to randomly guess estimate dates and don't jive with one another. I find it rude and irritating. I wish someone can give me a straight answer.

    DB:3.26:Comcast Customer Service Issue (Phone Reps) f9

    Well, what really bugs me is the fact someone somewhere knows something. Why can't we find out? LOL and I wish the phone reps would quit guessing and trying to make themselves look like they're in the know.