Hello Jonathan and thanks for your question.
Now that phase one of the new guide for our Scientific Atlanta/Cisco customers is almost complete (about 95%), we are now getting ready for delivering phase two of this on-screen guide.
Phase two includes iTV (interactive TV applications) including Caller ID to the TV and PC, HSN Shop by Remote, Ready Remind Record and Request for Information applications, all of which are available now in our Motorola markets.
More information on these features can be found below:
Universal Caller ID: http://www.comcast.net/callerid/
Shop-by-Remote: A convenient, new way to make HSN purchases?simply by using your remote.http://www.comcast.net/newguide/iTV_...emote_0110.pdf
Request for Info: Know more?save more! Introducing an easy way to request valuable coupons and info from advertisers?simply by using your remote.http://www.comcast.net/newguide/iTV%...nformation.pdf
Ready Remind and Ready Record: Now you can conveniently set program reminders or recordings directly from certain TV show and movie advertisements.http://www.comcast.net/newguide/iTV%...d%20Record.pdf
Phase two also includes the Xfinity TV application (the ability to use your iPad to change channels). More information on this application is available here:http://www.xfinity.com/help/internet/mobile-tv-app/
We are targeted to start deployment of these additional features (along with some other key fixes and enhancements) over the summer. We plan to start in Connecticut and Mississippi and then rolling on a market by market schedule with multiple markets scheduled each week. I don't yet have a specific date for your area of Pennsylvania.
As the base guide is now available in almost all of our SA/Cisco areas, we expect that all locations should have the next version of the guide by the end of the year.Some key issues that are resolved and corrected in this next version of the guide include DVR truncation (DVR recordings getting cut off), the Not Authorized screen appearing on authorized channels when changing channels, and audio and pause issues with the RNG 200. Native HD resolution pass through is also included in this guide.
Phase three (targeted for early 2012) includes myDVR Manager (more information here http://www.fancast.com/mytv/dvr
and additional functionality for the Xfinity TV application. With phase three, customers can set recordings, view/modify scheduled recordings, view completed recordings and modify series priority lists using the Xfinity TV app or an internet connection.
A sneak peek into phase four (currently in employee trials now) includes AnyRoom DVR http://www.comcast.com/anyroomdvr/
and an extensive new guide with a 16:9 display and rich on-screen graphics. Other features include:
- Search results that include combined On Demand and linear television results that can be filtered
- More on-screen guide listings per page and customized grid views
- 120 minute guide listing display
- The ability to go back in time in the guide listings grid
- Network and channel logos in the guide
- Poster art in On Demand
- Additional Fast Forward and Rewind speeds in On Demand (to match the DVR experience)
- Sleep and wake timers
- Current date in the guide grid
- DVR recording setting of 'This time and this channel'
- Ability to set a default power-on channel
- All DVR scheduled recordings listed in one location (not day by day)
- Additional and detailed audio and video settings.
Phase four is scheduled to be available in several SA/Cisco locations this year on our newest RNG cable boxes. More details will be posted as we get closer.
Ted Hodgins replied to comment from Jonathan | July 12, 2011 12:10 PMhttp://blog.comcast.com/2010/05/new-...#comment-39800