TiVo-Comcast Deal Puts On Demand on TiVo

By  |  Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:58 am

I own a TiVo HD DVR and have Comcast cable. I’m mostly happy with the combination, except for one major gotcha: getting TiVo means giving up Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand service. But the two companies have struck a deal to add On Demand to TiVo–and for Comcast to lease TiVo boxes in some areas (starting with the San Francisco Bay Area) at no extra charge. Sounds like a win for everybody involved; tragically, though, it’s for the current TiVo Premiere model rather than my old HD.


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Mark Hernandez Says:

    I'm a TiVo Beta Tester and I have mentioned to them on several occasions that I would be happy to upgrade to a TiVo Premiere from my TiVo HD if there was a way to move all my recorded shows over to the new box. I have a 1Tb external drive, but it stores shows on both external and internal hard drives, perhaps even parts of a show on both.

    Not being able to transfer the recorded content to the new box is a problem they need to solve if they want HD users to upgrade to the new box.

  2. Nick Says:

    What I would like to know is if this means comcast will more fully support Tivo users. It has been a nightmare working with them for the past 7 months with our 2 Tivo premiers and it sure would be nice if someone at comcast took some responsibility for helping customers who don't care to use the terrible dvr they offer.

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