Comcast TiVo Headed to Chicago

Dave Zatz —  October 29, 2008

The Comcast TiVo service currently offered on Motorola hardware in New England looks to be headed towards Chicago early next year, though it may still be a bit rough around the edges. From Comcast’s earnings call earlier today:

We are rolling out TiVo beyond the Boston market test, where things are going quite well and we are going to be introducing other cities, probably starting with Chicago in the first quarter next year.

Independently, I’ve also heard rumors of a possible Denver launch as one of the initial sites. And, incidentally, both Chicago and Denver are the markets where Comcast launched their Tru2way platform.

6 responses to Comcast TiVo Headed to Chicago

  1. I also came across a new (?) Comcast+TiVo television (?) commercial on YouTube, which I updated the post with. Cute.

  2. Cute is a nice way to put that. For some strange reason it made me think of Pushing Daisies.

  3. Well what a slow and miserable roll out for the Comcast Tivo. It’s taking them this long just to get to one other city!

    They need to do something with the DVR software. Verizon, AT&T, Dish Network and DirecTV all have software that can run circles around the horrible Motorola I-Guide DVR. I’d get Comcast Tivo just for the change. Or Moxi (if they offered it), or even Passport on an SA8300HDC (if it was available). That bland I-Guide may of worked in 1996, but now in 2008 it’s time to get with the program. Modernize the interface and add some basic features like grouping of shows in folders, Multi Room DVR, Games and interactivity (like yellow pages, imdb, email lookup), Internet DVR programming, ability to network with your PC (like Fios and DirecTV), and a 16:9 (at least 720p) widescreen guide.

  4. @cypherstream It’s not Motorola’s guide!!! It’s just Motorola hardware – for both the traditional Comcast UI and the new TiVo one.

  5. Oh I know it’s not Motorola’s guide. Didn’t mean to come across that way.

    I just wish providers would leverage the hardware in the DCH and DCT DVR’s and write better software. Look how nice the AT&T UVerse guide is on the Motorola VIP1220! Let’s see someone like Comcast get with the program!

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r21349123-ATTs-set-top-software-is-far-better

  6. I can’t tell for sure, but I think that this may be the same song that TiVo used in their SKY TiVo ad back in 2000. It sounds a little bit different, but has the same melody.