Comcast Remote DVR Scheduling is Here! (For Some)

Mari Silbey —  January 14, 2010

Dave broke the news back in August that Comcast would be coming out with a new remote DVR scheduling feature in the near future. Since then, I’ve kept an eye on the myDVR page in hopes I’d get a heads-up on regional availability. Today, after reading about guide updates over on the Comcast blog, I revisited the bookmarked URL and hit the jackpot. I can now manage all of my DVR recordings online. It appears that I’m in one of the early market rollouts, but the rest of Comcast’s digital subscribers with a Motorola set-top should get the upgrade over the next several months.

In addition to letting me manage recordings, the new myDVR Manager site includes decent search functionality with content filters (HD, sports, movies, etc.) and keyword results that incorporate both live broadcasts and on-demand offerings. The UI is easy to use and even anticipates what I might need next. A search on Duke, for example, let me quickly isolate just the Duke college basketball games.

The series recording options are also much easier to manage than they are on the traditional guide. See further pics below for a look at menus and options.

5 responses to Comcast Remote DVR Scheduling is Here! (For Some)

  1. Great news. Do you know if it is available in Newton, MA?

  2. That’s the same basketball search I do weekly!

    BTW, Verizon released a FiOS Android app this week that no one appears to be talking about. Thought I’d share.

  3. Thanks, Tom. Just fired off an email to someone I know for more info. If you can take screengrabs and send them our way, that’d be even better. :) dave at zatznotfunny.com

  4. Comcast making progress on their own DVRs while the comcast TiVo is a complete joke. Comcast is just stringing TiVo.

  5. You need to have the A28 Guide BEFORE this will work. Not Yet available on CApe Cod