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kneedragger's Avatar kneedragger 07:07 PM 11-05-2006
I am thinking about making the move to comcast and get a digital package. I know they have their own DVR, but I was wondering if there are any other options out there with tivo functions. I could probably use a series 3 tivo, but that is too expensive to tivo standard cable.

Thanks

bicker1's Avatar bicker1 06:25 AM 11-06-2006
I don't know of any other options that are still in production.
pappy97's Avatar pappy97 07:12 PM 11-06-2006
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Originally Posted by kneedragger
I am thinking about making the move to comcast and get a digital package. I know they have their own DVR, but I was wondering if there are any other options out there with tivo functions. I could probably use a series 3 tivo, but that is too expensive to tivo standard cable.

Thanks
In December Comcast will start rolling out Comcast DVR's with TiVo software, but that will be your only other option to simply using their DVR without TiVo or going with TiVo S3.
kneedragger's Avatar kneedragger 12:22 AM 11-07-2006
I wounder how much the Tivo version will be a month. the Tivo version most likey be more than the comcast DVR version.
bicker1's Avatar bicker1 04:18 AM 11-07-2006
Rumors indicate it will be an additional $5 per month over the price for the DVR.
kneedragger's Avatar kneedragger 06:30 AM 11-07-2006
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Originally Posted by bicker1
Rumors indicate it will be an additional $5 per month over the price for the DVR.
Wow, that means it would be $15.00 a month on top of cable.
bicker1's Avatar bicker1 06:42 AM 11-07-2006
Yup, and well worth it if it really improves the user-interface that much, without introducing new buginess. Figure TiVo is now (price change as of yesterday) charging $19.95 per month on top of cable, for its Series 2 (non-HD) subscriptions.
Zugig's Avatar Zugig 09:35 AM 11-20-2006
Will the Comcast TiVo offering be a software upgrade on the existing 6412/6416 or will it be a different platform? If the former, will it be user-upgradable?
bicker1's Avatar bicker1 04:27 AM 11-21-2006
The word is that the initial port of TiVo software is specific to the Motorola 34xx/64xx boxes, and will be allegedly downloaded into existing boxes in the field (for those customers who purchase the option).
bayard's Avatar bayard 06:34 PM 12-11-2006
will this new software offer a means to offload content to the pc to make DVDs, etc? As TiVo does?
bicker1's Avatar bicker1 05:27 AM 12-12-2006
The folks who know the answer to that are not yet allowed to share that information with the public.
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