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#1 10-28-2005 10:03:36 AM

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multi-room capability

It sure would be nice to be able to watch programs recorded on either of the 6412 boxes in my home.  Motorola indicates on their web site that the 6412 has this capability.  See:

http://broadband.motorola.com/whms/whm_how.html

It's not clear to me if it would work between two DVR's or only between a DVR and a non-DVR STB.  I wonder if Comcast is planning to make this available?

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#2 10-28-2005 12:18:03 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

That would RAWK!

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#3 10-31-2005 12:16:58 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

Oh, yes it would, but, don't hold your breath. sad So many possibilities, so little implementation.

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#4 02-28-2006 10:38:44 AM

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Re: multi-room capability

by the end of the year the 3412 and 6412 model will work for multi room with each other and our 700 series dct

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#5 02-28-2006 11:02:13 AM

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Re: multi-room capability

Welcome, comcasteng.  If your nickname is reflective of your identity, you'll be a very welcome addition to our little family.

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#6 02-28-2006 12:01:41 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

Amen.  Come back soon... and often.

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#7 03-02-2006 10:31:51 AM

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Re: multi-room capability

Phi and Denver Comcast employees are starting testing on multi room software today its a 100 user test run right now should run about a month followed by open testing for all employees for about a month and then hopefully followed by a launch around mid May early June. I'll let you know more after I get home and start playing around with it

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#8 03-02-2006 10:33:43 AM

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Re: multi-room capability

I forgot to mention the above timeframe is for the 2 test markets only right now, I'm sure there is more planned but I'm not  part of those markets therefore dont get planning and development dates that far in advance

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#9 03-02-2006 11:26:25 AM

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Re: multi-room capability

You'd better be careful, lest you be found out and charged with communicating with the enemy... er, customer.

Thanks for your inputs.  cool

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#10 03-02-2006 12:26:02 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

I'm a Denver area customer, and I hereby volunteer to "test" this if you need an impartial tester (hint, hint).  Glad to hear this is being tested for implementation.  I am eagerly anticipating this.   big_smile


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#11 03-02-2006 1:05:18 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

comcasteng wrote:

I forgot to mention the above timeframe is for the 2 test markets only right now, I'm sure there is more planned but I'm not  part of those markets therefore dont get planning and development dates that far in advance

I'm assuming this is just Motorola's software and nothing to do with the i-Guide.  Correct?

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#12 03-02-2006 1:43:38 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

Yep at this point its gonna be a new core to the motorola software any addons/plugins will be slighty altered to work with motorola's new build but no huge changes are planned at this time ( at least that I know of) we just added discount codes in our software for customers that take part in a satisfaction survey to give them a free month of whatever programming/services they have but the actual survey has not even gone to planning stage yet and who knows if they will actually take any of the ideas/suggestions they get.

markjrenna wrote:

comcasteng wrote:

I forgot to mention the above timeframe is for the 2 test markets only right now, I'm sure there is more planned but I'm not  part of those markets therefore dont get planning and development dates that far in advance

I'm assuming this is just Motorola's software and nothing to do with the i-Guide.  Correct?

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#13 03-02-2006 2:10:41 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

Thanks for confirming.  I'm pretty sure we aren't going to see Multi Room rolled out to the public this year.

The i-Guide Mosaic/VRN and the TiVo are the top two projects from an STB guide point of view.

Also OCAP is going to be deployed in a few key headends such as Philly and NNJ where I am.

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#14 03-02-2006 3:15:08 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

markjrenna wrote:

Thanks for confirming.  I'm pretty sure we aren't going to see Multi Room rolled out to the public this year.

The i-Guide Mosaic/VRN and the TiVo are the top two projects from an STB guide point of view.

Also OCAP is going to be deployed in a few key headends such as Philly and NNJ where I am.

Anybody need an umbrella? markjrenna's peeing on our parade!

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#15 03-02-2006 7:43:09 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

jganyard wrote:

markjrenna wrote:

Thanks for confirming.  I'm pretty sure we aren't going to see Multi Room rolled out to the public this year.

The i-Guide Mosaic/VRN and the TiVo are the top two projects from an STB guide point of view.

Also OCAP is going to be deployed in a few key headends such as Philly and NNJ where I am.

Anybody need an umbrella? markjrenna's peeing on our parade!

wink

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#16 03-03-2006 11:00:16 AM

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Re: multi-room capability

I can pretty much say for certain at least 3 markets will have it by the end of the year there is 4 major rollouts planned for this year the two that are in the works have to be done in 3 markets before we can move on theres a multi million dollar deal with sprint in the works for a new service I cant mention but multi room capability has to be working first so as to not get fined per the contract, multi room will be running in 3 markets by the start of the 4th quarter I know there has been delays in the past on services and product launches and I dont doubt the other 2 will be late but I have faith that multi room and the sprint service will be out by the 4th quarter at least in 3 areas.


jganyard wrote:

markjrenna wrote:

Thanks for confirming.  I'm pretty sure we aren't going to see Multi Room rolled out to the public this year.

The i-Guide Mosaic/VRN and the TiVo are the top two projects from an STB guide point of view.

Also OCAP is going to be deployed in a few key headends such as Philly and NNJ where I am.

Anybody need an umbrella? markjrenna's peeing on our parade!

wink

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#17 07-20-2006 9:38:09 AM

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Re: multi-room capability

Any updates on this capability?  I am in the previously mentioned Denver area.  Should we still be expecting multi-room capability by year end?  Any info is appreciated.  Thanks.


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#18 07-20-2006 10:05:03 AM

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Re: multi-room capability

I would be surprised to see Multi Room capabilities this year.  In my area they are implementing OCAP and possibly using the Panasonic DVR.

Some seem up beat that the new i-Guide and TiVo will be out this year.  I would venture to guess that if that happens Multi Room would not be included at first.

TiVo's Multi Room utilizes Ethernet and Comcast's approach is utilizing the existing RG6/RG59 cable in the house.

Comcast has a lot on their plate.  This isn't in priority but close.  This is what they are working on:

1. Get all head ends to at least 750 MHz
2. Deploy Digital Simulcast.
3. Free up or add Bandwidth to allow for:
More VOD Streams
Higher Internet speeds
More Digital and HD channels
More services
4. Deploy Digital Voice
5. Implement OCAP
6. TiVo Guide & I-Guide update
7. i-Guide 2.0 (Mosaic/VRN)

And some place in here is get Adelphia in the mix.

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#19 07-30-2006 5:50:35 PM

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Re: multi-room capability

Hey comcasteng are you in Denver or Chicago or a different engineering lab?  If you're in Denver let's chat at CMC

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