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post #14221 of 15215
This is the part that I want to see happen...
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Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) installers in the San Francisco Bay area will soon begin deploying TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) DVRs that will allow subscribers to access over-the-top video content from Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Hulu and other online providers, in addition to the MSO's Xfinity On Demand lineup.

How are they going to do this ?
I'm not going to get another box in addition to my Tivo just to get VOD.
I don't want a work around I want one box to do it all.

And while I'm back bitching again,
Comcast (and you other providers) quit blocking my GoogleTv.
It's really getting old with all your protecting content when I can view your content with a laptop but not with my GoogleTv.
Get over it and open your content to any device.

Speaking of other devices..... How about supporting the Android tablets like you do with the IPad.
You haven't upgraded the Android app in a year and you can only view live content on an IPad and not on an Android tablet.

It's nice being back.....

Laters,
Mikef5
post #14222 of 15215
Why would they, they get enough people to sign on for their crappy DVRs at $16 a month.
post #14223 of 15215
These are some of the reasons why I had to take these issues into my own handls and build a custom fully integrated solution back in 2006; Comcast On Demand, several TV tuners with all premium HD channels, Bluray on demand movie library, youtube, sirius radio, local FM radio, etc.... all available in any room of my home though a tiny little extender box; including on my netbook and even on my work work computer (full functionality even via Internet). If I had to wait for Comcast to do this, I would still be waiting.

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Originally Posted by Mikef5 View Post

This is the part that I want to see happen...


How are they going to do this ?
I'm not going to get another box in addition to my Tivo just to get VOD.
I don't want a work around I want one box to do it all.

And while I'm back bitching again,
Comcast (and you other providers) quit blocking my GoogleTv.
It's really getting old with all your protecting content when I can view your content with a laptop but not with my GoogleTv.
Get over it and open your content to any device.

Speaking of other devices..... How about supporting the Android tablets like you do with the IPad.
You haven't upgraded the Android app in a year and you can only view live content on an IPad and not on an Android tablet.

It's nice being back.....

Laters,
Mikef5
post #14224 of 15215
Has anyone seen any increase in their GAMEHD and/or TEAMHD channels? I'm curious because iN DEMAND TeamHD & GameHD each to offer 9 HD channels for cable! is supposed to happen "sometime". I would like to just purchase MLBEI from Comcast and not have to re-activate my DIRECTV account for another 6 mos again this year just to get the MLBEI package.
post #14225 of 15215
NBA league pass has a free preview 2/28 through 3/4. This includes broadband and mobile access also.

I was not able to watch any of those channels, until I chatted with Comcast and they sent updates to my cable-cards/boxes. Channel 450 appears to be the only one broadcasting in HD.
post #14226 of 15215
Is anyone using DOCSIS 3 modems? Do they have any DOCSIS 3 deployments in the Bay Area?
post #14227 of 15215
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post

Is anyone using DOCSIS 3 modems? Do they have any DOCSIS 3 deployments in the Bay Area?

Everywhere except Surf City I believe.

I've got an Arris 722 EMTA.
post #14228 of 15215
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post

Is anyone using DOCSIS 3 modems? Do they have any DOCSIS 3 deployments in the Bay Area?

I have one in Milpitas, and it's an Arris 702G/CT. but you have to ask for the Arris or they'll probably give you one of the Motorola Surfboard modems.
I also have the Triple Play package which includes internet phone service which the Arris supports, which might be another reason they gave the Arris to me.

Laters,
Mikef5
post #14229 of 15215
Reason why I asked is that I would buy a modem from Amazon. DOCSIS 2 modems are around $40-50 and the DOCSIS 3 modems are around $70-80. Monthly fees for modem rental are $7 a month.
post #14230 of 15215
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post

Reason why I asked is that I would buy a modem from Amazon. DOCSIS 2 modems are around $40-50 and the DOCSIS 3 modems are around $70-80. Monthly fees for modem rental are $7 a month.

Unless you want very high speeds for downloads and uploads you don't really need a DOCSIS 3 modem, but I'm guessing you don't already have a DOCSIS 2 modem, and in that case I would definitely buy the DOCSIS 3 as it will come in handy later down the road. And definitely buy in my opinion, don't rent, I purchased my current DOCSIS 2 Moto when I first started with Comcast HSI and it paid for itself a long, long time ago. Fact is, the cost of it was rebated/discounted as I was a new subscriber, I own it and didn't pay a cent for it, definitely better than renting and something you might check into. I bought mine at a Circuit City, but you might try Best Buy and see if they have a similar deal.
post #14231 of 15215
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post

Reason why I asked is that I would buy a modem from Amazon. DOCSIS 2 modems are around $40-50 and the DOCSIS 3 modems are around $70-80. Monthly fees for modem rental are $7 a month.

If you have Comcast phone service, you may not see the benefits of buying your own modem. I was told by Comcast (so may or may not be true) that if you provide your own modem, you would have to rent a separate phone adapter which has the same monthly charge as their modem with the embedded adapter.

Is anyone out there using their own, purchased modem and getting Comcast phone service without paying the same monthly fees as a leased modem?
post #14232 of 15215
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Originally Posted by Persil View Post

If you have Comcast phone service, you may not see the benefits of buying your own modem. I was told by Comcast (so may or may not be true) that if you provide your own modem, you would have to rent a separate phone adapter which has the same monthly charge as their modem with the embedded adapter.

Is anyone out there using their own, purchased modem and getting Comcast phone service without paying the same monthly fees as a leased modem?

I have a triple play package and while I don't even use the phone portion, we did talk about modems that would be required to use the service, she even gave me a list of current models that they'll activate, but there was no mention of any phone adapter being needed.
post #14233 of 15215
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Originally Posted by Persil View Post

If you have Comcast phone service, you may not see the benefits of buying your own modem. I was told by Comcast (so may or may not be true) that if you provide your own modem, you would have to rent a separate phone adapter which has the same monthly charge as their modem with the embedded adapter.

Is anyone out there using their own, purchased modem and getting Comcast phone service without paying the same monthly fees as a leased modem?

Yes I had my own modem and a free phone adapter, I explained to Comcast that I should not need to rent the phone adapter simply because of their technology. If I went with at&t I would not need an adapter.

They removed the charge after that conversation.
post #14234 of 15215
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Originally Posted by kevini View Post

Yes I had my own modem and a free phone adapter, I explained to Comcast that I should not need to rent the phone adapter simply because of their technology. If I went with at&t I would not need an adapter.

They removed the charge after that conversation.

I'm guessing your modem is not equipped for digital voice?

A list of Comcast approved modems/eMTAs.
post #14235 of 15215
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

I'm guessing your modem is not equipped for digital voice?

A list of Comcast approved modems/eMTAs.

Yep, at the time the voice modems were all DOCSIS 2 and I had a DOCSIS 3 modem for the Ultra service
post #14236 of 15215
I have AT&T DSL and to add voice would require a $75 "installation fee" which is essentially replacing my current 2Wire router with their new gateway router with a phone out line. With AT&T you are buying the router not renting it. They were at least good enough to replace my 2Wire anyway when it blew up just outside of the warranty. And in the process found they had not paid me my rebate so sent a check including interest.
post #14237 of 15215
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

I have AT&T DSL and to add voice would require a $75 "installation fee" which is essentially replacing my current 2Wire router with their new gateway router with a phone out line. With AT&T you are buying the router not renting it. They were at least good enough to replace my 2Wire anyway when it blew up just outside of the warranty. And in the process found they had not paid me my rebate so sent a check including interest.

In my case I have no at&t service so as a new customer all was free. It was a basic phone line too. Old school Pots.
post #14238 of 15215
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Originally Posted by rsra13 View Post

What happened with these changes?

Watching the Champions League in SD right now, and wondered about this?
We NEED Fox Soccer HD!

I have Bloomberg and GSN in HD in San Mateo, channels 821 and 822, and have had them for some time.

However, these seem to be sent as copy-one instead of copy-freely. Did someone at Comcast just assume >800 were premiums and set the CCI bits wrong?
post #14239 of 15215
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Originally Posted by kevini View Post

In my case I have no at&t service so as a new customer all was free. It was a basic phone line too. Old school Pots.

I should have made it clear I have U-Verse in the neighborhood so changing me the router would give me more speed for as far as DSL goes since it will connect with a fiber node down the street. It would also drop my phone bill $20 a month. And I hear they are discontinuing POTS support in some U-Verse neighborhoods.
post #14240 of 15215
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

I should have made it clear I have U-Verse in the neighborhood so changing me the router would give me more speed for as far as DSL goes since it will connect with a fiber node down the street. It would also drop my phone bill $20 a month. And I hear they are discontinuing POTS support in some U-Verse neighborhoods.

Thanks for the clarification. It makes sense that they are discontinuing POTS. Maintaining the old Class 5's is getting expensive.

They are still offering POTS and u-verse in Fremont. As you pointed out u-verse is cheaper.

Still not cheaper than nothing which is what I have now
post #14241 of 15215
Hi,

I am in Fremont. Since Saturday evening, channel 838 (Cinemax HD - MXHDW) has been without audio. There is no audio even from the analog outputs of the cable box. All other channels I have seem to be fine. For example, channel 826 (SHO2H) which is a similar premium HD channel, has no problem. Cinemax West in SD (channel 561) has no problem.
My Internet service, also Comcast, has no problem.

I called Comcast, they just rebooted my cable box and the problem is still the same.

Has anyone seen this before? Could it be a splitter in my wiring getting old?

post #14242 of 15215
No, the problem is with the Comcast feed. Splitters are channel selective....
post #14243 of 15215
I just switched back to Comcast after 2 years on U-Verse. Doesn't seem like much has changed since i've been away.
Any new channels and features coming on board in the next few months? U-Verse seems to have Comcast beat on features and HD channels (that are interesting to me at least).
post #14244 of 15215
I was watching my recording of "Justified" last night and it looked pretty bad like a lower bitrate encoding with the "jelly" effect. Is Comcast 4 packing?
post #14245 of 15215
Former Comcast subscriber in the SF Bay Area, been with D* for several years now, but popping in with a question about Comcast service around here.

A friend of mine with Comcast . . . er . . . Xfinity . . . asked if she would be able to view content stored on her DVR over the internet on an iPad when traveling. My reaction is "no." She can of course get Hulu or HBO Go or (I think) live TV . . . maybe even Xfinity VOD . . . but can't access her DVR without a device like a Slingbox. Although I suppose if she is talking about watching network shows she might be able to grab them via Xfinity VOD?
post #14246 of 15215
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Originally Posted by Tom Koegel View Post

My reaction is "no." She can of course get Hulu or HBO Go or (I think) live TV . . . maybe even Xfinity VOD . . . but can't access her DVR without a device like a Slingbox. Although I suppose if she is talking about watching network shows she might be able to grab them via Xfinity VOD?

Correct (so far). You can schedule, manage & delete recordings via the tablet apps, but not access the content on the DVR.

Cool idea, C* should do something like flag anything in the recorded shows list that is duplicated on VOD to keep the subscriber in the fold.
post #14247 of 15215
Thanks, Barovelli. Does the Xfinity online on-demand content duplicate exactly what she can get via VOD through her box? Or is it a more limited subset?
post #14248 of 15215
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Originally Posted by Tom Koegel View Post

Thanks, Barovelli. Does the Xfinity online on-demand content duplicate exactly what she can get via VOD through her box? Or is it a more limited subset?

The latter, I believe. I've not looked at it since I jettisoned the iPad.
post #14249 of 15215
Thanks again for the info, Barovelli.
post #14250 of 15215
As a new Video-on-Demand user, I was trying to figure out the Catch-up feature. I Googled VOD and other terms to see if there are instructions on how to use the service. But all I could find was Comcast's very un-informative embouchure, giving almost no How-to-use information. For example, how does one use the Catch-up feature? Can one identify the shows one wants to Catch-up with?

And every time I finish watching a VOD selection, I have to start back at the beginning and find the show again to watch the next episode. Is there some way to see the next episode in a series without all the menu poking around?

Greg
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