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#1 05-31-2007 10:12:14 PM

shj
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Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

According to this article, TiVo expects "new subscribers from Comcast starting in August."

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#2 06-04-2007 10:35:43 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

The link didn't work.  Went to a login page for the forum.  Can you quote or provide another link?
Thanks,

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#3 06-04-2007 11:27:33 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

The article was reporting TiVo's financial results for the first quarter of this year (1st ever quarterly profit):

    Subscribers declined 1.7 percent to 4.34 million as the number of TiVo
    customers signed up through the DirecTV satellite service declined. But new
    subscribers from Comcast starting in August will begin to replace the lost
    DirecTV users, Chief Executive Tom Rogers said.

Using Google news search (news.google.com) for "Tivo quaterly profit", I just found this article, which shouldn't require login.  It gives more detail:

   TiVo is also making some progress in getting its DVR service integrated into
   the set-top boxes of cable operators. Trials with Comcast Corp., the nation's
   largest cable provider, are under way. Though a commercial rollout of the
   product didn't emerge in the spring as earlier promised, the first deployment
   is now slated to launch in the New England area in August, Rogers said.

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#4 06-04-2007 12:00:48 PM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

Do they mean August 2007 or 2008?  I'd be willing to wager that none will show up on the west coast this year.   roll

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#5 09-07-2007 9:54:11 PM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

How'd that August thing work out for you guys?

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#6 09-08-2007 7:51:57 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

They must of meant 2008, but I wouldn't bet on that either.

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#7 09-11-2007 11:24:47 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

Last week's Multichannel News had an article on this...

http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6 … tml?q=tivo

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#8 10-10-2007 12:28:58 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

Another month since the article.  Anyone got TiVo on their 6412 yet?

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#9 10-10-2007 12:50:50 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

Shirley, you jest.  roll

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#10 10-10-2007 5:07:56 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

With the loss of DirecTV as a distributor, TiVo’s deals with Comcast and Cox Communications — which expects to roll out TiVo by the end of the year — are a key part of its growth strategy.

With a strategy like "deals with Comcast" Tivo is doomed.

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#11 10-10-2007 9:42:18 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

Not a peep....

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#12 10-10-2007 11:45:20 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

Wareagle wrote:

Shirley, you jest.  roll

No.  I don't call me Shirley !   wink

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#13 10-11-2007 8:29:50 PM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?


Comcast - Geneva, IL
2 x 3412's with 16.20 firmware
50" Philips HD Plasma with Ambilight 2 (HDMI connected)
32" Philips HD Wide Tube (HDMI connected)

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#14 10-12-2007 9:54:59 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

Let's hope you're all part of the 3% that will even see this update through the end of 2008!  Doesn't look likely unless you're in New England. Can this be right?

TiVo may reach as many as 3 percent of Comcast's DVR subscribers in 2008, Piper Jaffray & Co. analyst Michael J. Olson said today in an interview. Olson estimated that Comcast would have 6.66 million DVR subscribers next year.

So only about 200,000 of Comcast DVR users would even have access to the update as far away as 15 months from now?  Yikes.

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#15 10-12-2007 10:44:47 AM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

Maybe they think only 3% will be interested after this long wait -- the rest will have moved on to TiVoHD or S3.  But I'll bet it takes at least a year to make it over the Rockies to the west coast.

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#16 10-12-2007 3:51:11 PM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

A little more detail in this article:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= … ._kMvrgOFA

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#17 10-12-2007 4:51:35 PM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

jganyard wrote:

A little more detail in this article:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= … ._kMvrgOFA

I kind of liked that article myself, which is why I linked to it about two posts up. big_smile

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#18 10-18-2007 12:58:26 PM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

Is there any evidence that any actual human being has gotten this update.  Engadget said "the New England market of Comcast users can now get their hands on TiVo STBs" last week, yet I'm able to find nothing in the usual places.

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#19 10-18-2007 1:25:16 PM

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Re: Comcast/TiVo coming in August?

It isn't August yet.  (Again.)  hmm

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