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Old 05-23-2006, 11:49 AM   #16  
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don, whats your channel lineup and total bill? And you have 1 hddvr reciever right? Im wondering if i want to do the same when i reactivate my directv for football season.
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:22 PM   #17  
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Anyone have anything new regarding the Tivo software?
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:03 AM   #18  
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Yes. The roll-out has been further delayed. Turns out that getting HD DVR software working reliable isn't as inexpensive and easy as originally predicted. TiVo's apparently having problems not only with their own boxes, but also with the port to the Motorola boxes. Look for the initial roll-outs in the first half of 2007.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:42 AM   #19  
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Ill call them again today. Bicker, when did you talk to them? I called around the first of the month and they told me the 1st week of january. Also, the rep said they arent going to be updating the current moto boxes. We'll have to go get a new box. What that means, i dont know. Either A. you cant just get a software/firmware update over the wire. or B. they have an entirely new box that is going to run the tivo software. His exact words were "we arent using the motorola boxes". But you know those reps, most dont have a clue. Like i said, ill call today and see what they say.
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Old 12-18-2006, 02:03 PM   #20  
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Just got off the phone with Comcast. The new dvr's from comcast are in fact going to be tivo series 3 boxes designed for comcast. he even went as far to say that the On-demand wont work with them. Thus, i think we can assume that ppv is out the door as well. It will use cable cards obviously. From what he read to me, comcast is going to charge extra for the 2nd cable card. He worded it something to the affect of "if you'd like to record from 2 tuners, you will need a 2nd cable card. thus, my assumption that to get this cable card, youll have to pay them. (bastages). I asked about the features and he said theyll have all the current tivo features plus some specifically designed for comcast. He really didnt have alot more info than that. Sounded like he was reading some kind of internal press release or email.


They will be rolling them out starting 2007. like anything, it will be tested in select markets first with the rest being added on later. he didnt have any info on what select markets will get the testing. He also couldnt give me an exact date. Just early 2007.
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I can assure you that the information you're getting is unreliable. The work going on between TiVo and Comcast is for a port of TiVo software onto the Motorola DVR platform -- it is NOT the TiVo Series 3. It's a shame that you're getting such inaccurate information, but to be fair, you're asking about a service that Comcast is not prepared to offer you yet, so the CSRs are not supposed to provide you any information whatsoever, beyond what is available in the public media.
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ill just wait and see.

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...and wait and wait and wait...
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I can assure you that the information you're getting is unreliable. The work going on between TiVo and Comcast is for a port of TiVo software onto the Motorola DVR platform -- it is NOT the TiVo Series 3. It's a shame that you're getting such inaccurate information, but to be fair, you're asking about a service that Comcast is not prepared to offer you yet, so the CSRs are not supposed to provide you any information whatsoever, beyond what is available in the public media.
Exactly right,,,dealing with Comcrap and unreliable information. Boxes that are junk,,,etc.
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A few weeks ago I hooked up one of the New TiVo Dual Tuner HD boxes. It requires 2 Cable Cards.

They are nice boxes. They blow away the Motorola DVR's. If I could I would get one instead. But I think they go for about $600-700.

Too much for me, right now.
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I thought comcast was talking about this software being available right around now???? I'm really looking forward to the tivo features because this motorola box sucks!!!!! Any news from anyone???
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http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8MH64CO5.htm
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I'm glad Comcraps stock dropped !!
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:06 PM   #30  
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Hey I think this is great to finally be able to get tivo software.. I called comcast and they had no idea what I was talking about? I'm here in Chicago, does anyone have a clue when they will start allowing us to download this new software???
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