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Tivo did license their software to Comcast, but Comcast decided to drop it after a few years.
I bought a Tivo, with a comcast cablecard. Best move ever!
Then comcast needs to lawyer up on that one. The state of the grid being up or down shouldnt matter, if Tivo is calling that a "feature" its a sad day indeed.
Sigh. I find it a bit dissapointing that the "solution" is basicly ... dont bother paying for a comcast dvr and use another company instead.
Hey Comcast, lets do some math here ....
Amount of time it takes a programmer to write a bit of code to pop up on the error screen saying "Whoops! There is an error, would you like to watch your dvr content?" and a shortcut to the dvr menu, and cost involved with that.
Now lets compare that cost to ....
The reduced amount of unhappy folks flooding the customer service lines when the system is down... that wouldnt bother calling if they could instead watch their recorded content. How many tens/hundreds/thousands? of man hours are we talking about here over the course of X amount of outages in X amount of areas for the duration of X amount of time? I suppose we could also factor in the likely high turnover rate of customer service /techs who dont like dealing with frustrated customers and some the training costs involved in bringing new hires up to speed.
When you figure out how much $$ my simple request can save you, please send me a check for half so I can buy myself a nice island to retire on. Thanks
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