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hybucket

join:2001-10-10
Boston, MA
reply to Mike Wolf

Re: [Cable Card] New Tivo (replacing existing Tivo with M-Card)

Less than stellar doesn't come close. 2 techs showed up tonight and, as expected, got the thing working in two minutes flat! They said they had access to a department that consumers cannot access, which is true, I'm sure, but is ridiculous. The only thing I"m not getting now is On Demand, which they said could take a few hours. I'll wait til tom'w...hopefully, it will generate and all will be OK. As I said, this is my first really unpleasant experience with Comcast. Hopefully, the last.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:4
Well not sure what TiVo your using but you can't access OnDemand by channel 1 or 199. There's supposed to be an app you can download on the box to allow you to access it.


ncherry
Premium
join:2003-07-13
Monroe Township, NJ
Supposedly the new Premier can access the OnDemand channels. I've never used it so I can't say if it does or doesn't work.

hybucket

join:2001-10-10
Boston, MA
reply to Mike Wolf
Thanks- yes, I was trying to access On Demand by going to Channel 1. The app downloaded and that works fine. It's a TiVO Premiere, BTW.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:4
reply to ncherry
News to me. I don't think its possible due to the fact that OnDemand requires a two way connection and the TiVo only supports one way, even though the cablecard itself does support two way. It's a hardware limitation on the TiVo.


telcodad
Premium
join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:15
It works in conjunction with a broadband internet connection. See: »www3.tivo.com/products/tivo-walk···dex.html


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:4
Yeah that's right. That's because it uses the internet connection to make up for the fact that the TiVo can't do the two way communication like the RNG200N which has a cablecard, can do. Right?

GTFan

join:2004-12-03
Exactly.


ncherry
Premium
join:2003-07-13
Monroe Township, NJ
reply to telcodad
Cool, thanks for clarifying that. I've learned something new.

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to Mike Wolf
now with a SDV tuner (comacst systems do not use SDV) can that be used for VOD with Tivo?? on a SDV cable system?


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:4
That's a good question. The switched digital tuner adapter is used due to the same technological limited reason, that the TiVo can't "send out" the signal that the SDV channel is still being watched when a remote button is pressed. However I don't think a SDV adapter would work for video on demand otherwise it would have been more popularly used and I'm sure there are technological reasons which I am not privy to.
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GTFan

join:2004-12-03
SDV has nothing to do with VOD on systems that use TAs. You'd think it would be possible but the TAs are bad enough as it is just getting them to tune SDV channels 100% of the time. They've always been a sore point for Tivo users until the FCC got involved and forced the MSOs to upgrade them to support more than 2 tuners etc. I've seen plenty of reports that the Cisco ones still need regular reboots.


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:4
I fully agree which is why Switched Digital has been the bane of my existence and why I absolutely HATE it. Also the fact that Comcast doesn't use it and other companies do is the main reason why I will now ONLY move to other areas serviced by Comcast, which is surprisingly difficult since not every service area has the same services or channel lineups or awesomeness as my current Toms River area has.