The end goal was a tru2way/OCAP TiVo interface that could be loaded on any tru2way STB – but tru2way stalled and was never fully deployed. I think Comcast ended up changing directions and never deployed all the head end changed needed to deploy and support the software (a LOT of the features actually relied on the head end for the heavy lifting, even scheduling, very different from normal TiVos). It died on the vine.
The Charter arrangement is based around deploying TiVo HW – it looks like they’ll be deploying the TiVo Premiere Elite and TiVo Preview, and maybe the TiVo Premiere. The same hardware RCN & Suddenlink are using.]]>
The Comcast-TiVo deal is dead – they cancelled it and stopped work on the software-TiVo load for Comcast DVRs earlier this year. The deal was replaced by a new deal allowing retail TiVo Premiere DVRs to support Comcast OnDemand content, similar to the earlier deal with Cox. The new deal is supposed to start rolling out either around the end of this year or early next year, starting with the SF Bay Area. New England customers currently using the soft-TiVo solution will be transitioned away from it as well, encouraged to switch to the retail solution as it is phased out completely.
As for Pandora – the Verizon FiOS DVR supports it as well. And it is on several HDTVs, Blu-ray players, etc: http://www.pandora.com/in-the-home So I wouldn’t read too much into it. DirecTV could simply be adding Pandora to their own DVRs.]]>
This is the biggest load of garbage that I have ever heard. Over the break my connection hit speeds that AOL dialup would have been embarrassed by 5 Kb/sec, speedguide.net. I called IT and the said the server was at capacity from 10 am – 3 am… and that they didn’t have the money to upgrade the bandwith….well then what is my $500 per quarter tech fee paying for??? and what is the additional fee they imposed on me starting last year for a TECHNOLOGY NETWORK UPGRADE GOING TOWARDS?!?! I am paying a specific fee to upgrade this garbage… wheres that money? probably in McDavis a$$, or the football team.
Furthermore, the net was “working” two weeks ago before they “recently implemented changes prioritizing on server services”…then after these changes everything crashed….and don’t blame Netflix, I seriously doubt that Netflix has miraculously added 1/2 the student population at OU the week before finals week.
I blame OUIT, FIX UR SH!T AND STOP SCREWING US!
P.S. Blackboard Blows….everyone knows it now get rid of it.]]>