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mustang50
Premium
join:2005-05-06
Roseville, MI
reply to Ken_H

Re: iGuide A30

Weird.......all I get when it's on an SD is 'normal' .

Edit: OK so I changed the settings from Native to 1080i and it works....

turnerbrewer

join:2011-11-22
reply to joejoejeo
JoeJoeJeo - Do you have any info on when the A30 guide will be released in the Atlanta market?

Any update to the guide would be nice since Comcast will not allow me to upgrade to the X1 receiver...

Thanks.

joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
reply to joejoejeo
Here is the upcoming areas:
Augusta (Big South Region): November 7, 2012 Bucks (Freedom Region-Corp 9517): November 8, 2012 Central New Jersey (Freedom Region): November 8, 2012 Derry (Greater Boston Region): November 8, 2012 Mashpee (Greater Boston Region): November 8, 2012 Lansing (Heartland Region): November 13,2012 Delco/Chester (Freedom Region-Corps 9527 and 9575): November 13, 2012 Exeter (Greater Boston Region): November 13, 2012 Portland (Portland Region): November 13, 2012

moulder3

join:2007-05-21
Boston, MA
reply to joejoejeo
Thanks for the update!

Still no ETA for Boston, though?


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
nothing for pittsburgh either.

kb1

join:2008-11-15
South Bend, IN
reply to joejoejeo
said by joejoejeo:

Here is the upcoming areas:
Augusta (Big South Region): November 7, 2012 Bucks (Freedom Region-Corp 9517): November 8, 2012 Central New Jersey (Freedom Region): November 8, 2012 Derry (Greater Boston Region): November 8, 2012 Mashpee (Greater Boston Region): November 8, 2012 Lansing (Heartland Region): November 13,2012 Delco/Chester (Freedom Region-Corps 9527 and 9575): November 13, 2012 Exeter (Greater Boston Region): November 13, 2012 Portland (Portland Region): November 13, 2012

joejoejeo - Any idea when the A30 guide will be released in South Bend, IN ?


jblues

join:2001-04-28
Allen Park, MI
reply to joejoejeo
Not sure what region I am in - but in Allen Park, S of Detroit, we got A30 overnight last night (while the wind was howling at 40 mph +!)

deannnnn

join:2011-07-12
Fort Lauderdale, FL
reply to joejoejeo
Why can't they just push it out to everyone at once? This makes no sense.

andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL

1 recommendation

And then you have millions of pissed off customers if something goes wrong. They tend to start with a very small area to look for major bugs. Then expand to find more bugs.

Also, in some cases, there could be changes needed at the head ends to support certain features.


ClockerXP

join:2001-05-24
Sterling Heights, MI
kudos:1
reply to joejoejeo
How do you tell what version of the guide you have?

Edit: Nevermind. Found it toward the top of the thread.


FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

join:2005-03-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
reply to andyross
said by andyross:

And then you have millions of pissed off customers if something goes wrong. They tend to start with a very small area to look for major bugs. Then expand to find more bugs.

Also, in some cases, there could be changes needed at the head ends to support certain features.

No offense Andy, as I love chatting with you, but Comcast has used this method every time they have launched any guide software and it's still always loaded with bugs. I really think the point is moot. I think the real reason they don't push more areas at the same time is that their infrastructure is so unorganized and old that they first can't coordinate their efforts and second when they finally due I think the hardware fails.
--
"The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled..."


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
I do believe (correct me if i'm wrong) that we all got iguide at the same time.

Russ6

join:2011-03-17
Houston, TX
kudos:1
reply to FifthE1ement
said by FifthE1ement:

said by andyross:

And then you have millions of pissed off customers if something goes wrong. They tend to start with a very small area to look for major bugs. Then expand to find more bugs.

Also, in some cases, there could be changes needed at the head ends to support certain features.

No offense Andy, as I love chatting with you, but Comcast has used this method every time they have launched any guide software and it's still always loaded with bugs. I really think the point is moot. I think the real reason they don't push more areas at the same time is that their infrastructure is so unorganized and old that they first can't coordinate their efforts and second when they finally due I think the hardware fails.

The S26 Guide update for SA/Cisco STBs is the perfect example of this. It was deployed to about 12% of Comcast's SA/Cisco STB customers before it was halted in September to fix bugs. It is scheduled to restart being deployed this month. The deployment was scheduled to be finished this year, but now the deployment is scheduled to end in early 2013.

The S25 Guide deployment also had to be stopped to fix bugs.
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SA 8300 HD DVRs with Patched S25 Guide
Links:
'S25 Guide Blog' 'Schedule' 'Info' 'Patch Thread'

andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to FifthE1ement
said by FifthE1ement:

said by andyross:

And then you have millions of pissed off customers if something goes wrong. They tend to start with a very small area to look for major bugs. Then expand to find more bugs.

Also, in some cases, there could be changes needed at the head ends to support certain features.

No offense Andy, as I love chatting with you, but Comcast has used this method every time they have launched any guide software and it's still always loaded with bugs. I really think the point is moot. I think the real reason they don't push more areas at the same time is that their infrastructure is so unorganized and old that they first can't coordinate their efforts and second when they finally due I think the hardware fails.

It may depend on the level of the bug, too. They may also be getting a bit more careful given the SA issues Russ mentioned. I think A28 may have rushed out despite some bugs because they were on a timeline to announce certain features, like MyDVR.

moulder3

join:2007-05-21
Boston, MA
reply to joejoejeo
Has anyone that has A30 actually tried this reported feature:
Ability to directly play a completed recording from the customers DVR through your XFINITY TV online account.

I'm mostly excited about A30 for this feature, but I haven't seen anyone actually comment on using it (making me wonder if it's really included)

The Q

join:2008-06-26
Collegeville, PA
reply to mikedz4
said by mikedz4:

I do believe (correct me if i'm wrong) that we all got iguide at the same time.

I recall differently, that the rollout took some time and was site by site...

joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN

1 edit
reply to moulder3
said by moulder3:

Has anyone that has A30 actually tried this reported feature:
Ability to directly play a completed recording from the customers DVR through your XFINITY TV online account.

I'm mostly excited about A30 for this feature, but I haven't seen anyone actually comment on using it (making me wonder if it's really included)

they told me that it is not initially turned on there website would have to be partly rewritten and they dont have the servers setup at the capacity to the customers who are going to get A30. they will first get the servers up and running and tested before they turn on the feature on the website

joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
reply to joejoejeo
here are the current areas that have iGuide A30:
Indiana corps 9514 and 9551 (Fort Wayne DAC): August 28, 2012 Springfield, MA (Western New England Region): September 18, 2012 Flint, MI corps 9501 and 9506: September 26, 2012 Westland, MI corps 9589, 9588, and 9520: October 10-11, 2012 Sterling Heights corps 9507, 9558, 9564, 9591: October 16-18, 2012 Taylor (Heartland Region-Corps 6102, 6105): October 29-30, 2012 and November 1, 2012

here are the upcoming areas that are going to get iGuide A30:
Carmel/Bristol (Greater Boston Region): November 8, 2012 Derry (Greater Boston Region): November 12, 2012 Mashpee (Greater Boston Region): November 12, 2012 Philly Area 2 (Freedom Region-Corp 1691): November 13, 2012 Lansing (Heartland Region): November 13,2012 Exeter (Greater Boston Region): November 13, 2012 Portland: November 13, 2012 Bucks (Freedom Region-Corp 9517): November 15, 2012 Maynard (Greater Boston Region): November 15, 2012 Champaign (Greater Chicago): November 21, 2012 Rockford (Greater Chicago): November 26, 2012 Grand Rapids (Heartland): November 27, 2012 CPA West/State College (Keystone): November 27, 2012 Central New Jersey (Freedom): November 27, 2012 Vero Beach (Florida): November 28, 2012 Augusta (Big South): November 29, 2012 Delco/Chester (Freedom): November 29, 2012


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
is cpa west, pittsburgh also or just state college?

tknex

join:2012-10-03

1 recommendation

reply to joejoejeo
This is not true. The feature enables you to use your XFINITY TV online account to start a DVR recording on your TV just like you can change a channel. You will NOT be able to watch DVR recordings anywhere but on your TV.

joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
thnex you don't have a source for your info like I do. your true that you can start watching a recording on your tv by selecting it online. But in the future they will enable the feature that is in A30 that will let you watch certain programs will be uploaded to Comcast servers much like the dvr info is uploaded to the Comcast servers, so you can watch it on your computer or tablet

The Q

join:2008-06-26
Collegeville, PA
reply to tknex
said by tknex:

This is not true. The feature enables you to use your XFINITY TV online account to start a DVR recording on your TV just like you can change a channel. You will NOT be able to watch DVR recordings anywhere but on your TV.

Yes, that sounds right based on what I have read...

»www.engadget.com/2012/10/12/comc···-update/

joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN

2 edits
im going to check into this for all you guys

i got an update on it from somebody at comcast and it's going to be through the web portal or XFINITY TV App. It has not been enabled yet on xfinitytv.comcast.net yet or the Xfinity TV app.

joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
reply to joejoejeo
here is an updated list of current areas as of today that have iGuide A30:
Indiana corps 9514 and 9551 (Fort Wayne DAC): August 28, 2012 Springfield, MA (Western New England Region): September 18, 2012 Flint, MI corps 9501 and 9506: September 26, 2012 Westland, MI corps 9589, 9588, and 9520: October 10-11, 2012 Sterling Heights corps 9507, 9558, 9564, 9591: October 16-18, 2012 Taylor (Heartland Region-Corps 6102, 6105): October 29-30, 2012 and November 1, 2012 Carmel/Bristol (WNE): November 12, 2012 Derry (GBR): November 12, 2012

Here is an updated list of areas getting iGuide A30 as of today:
Mashpee (GBR): 11/13 Exeter (GBR): 11/13 Lansing (Heartland) : 11/13 Portland: 11/13 Maynard (GBR): 11/15 Chicago (Champaign): 11/21 Chicago (Rockford): 11/26 Grand Rapids (Heartland): 11/27 CPA West / State College (Keystone): 11/27 Philly Area 2 (Freedom): 11/27 Vero Beach (Florida): 11/28 Augusta (Big South): 11/29 Bucks (Freedom) : 12/4 Delco/Chester (Freedom): 12/6 Central NJ (Freedom): 12/18

tknex

join:2012-10-03

1 recommendation

reply to joejoejeo
said by joejoejeo:

thnex you don't have a source for your info like I do. your true that you can start watching a recording on your tv by selecting it online. But in the future they will enable the feature that is in A30 that will let you watch certain programs will be uploaded to Comcast servers much like the dvr info is uploaded to the Comcast servers, so you can watch it on your computer or tablet

Quick to make judgement without having a clue how I get my information.

The Q

join:2008-06-26
Collegeville, PA
reply to joejoejeo
said by joejoejeo:

im going to check into this for all you guys

i got an update and it is through the web portal or XFINITY TV App. it has not been enabled yet on xfinitytv.comcast.net yet

I don't think what you described is related to the A30 guide though; what you described sounds like an update to the XFINITY TV app...

ComcastTech

join:2008-05-31
reply to joejoejeo
The whole thing is stupid. Who cares about 3/4 of what was listed as part of the update? If the UI isn't update, then its not worth even posting.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to joejoejeo
what is central pa west?
What is this update about?


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to The Q
I can already start a dvr recording online. I have a28 but I'm in a Motorola area.

Russ6

join:2011-03-17
Houston, TX
kudos:1
reply to mikedz4
said by mikedz4:

what is central pa west?
What is this update about?

Read the first post in this thread to see what the update is about.