I have a Motorola DCX3400 but there are also many in my area who have other Motorola DCX, DCH and DCT models. Now the DCX is the more advanced and powerful of the "older" Motorola's and should be able to run the newer guides recently released such as On-Screen Guide 2.0, Barcelona HD, X1 Platform and maybe even the future On-Screen Guide 3.0!?
My South Florida Motorola DCX3400 is running the A28 Motorola guide now and in my area we have the on-screen widgets, myDVR, HSN ordering, on-screen caller ID, etc. I don't have AnyRoom DVR but it is available in my area. I just want the On-Screen Guide 2.0 which at least has movie and show images, channel identifier images (at least names other than EG: HISHD) full 16:9 HD guide size, better filters, and basically everything I stated above (myDVR, HSN, Caller ID).
I know it is basically just a facelift to what I have now as I have most of the features but I want the facelift. In my area I believe we have had the same i-Guide "style" of for going on 10 years plus now! They have added features such as myDVR and others over time but it has always been crappy, unable to tell what channel you're really on without labels or accurate channel list, i-Guide! It looks like it is straight out of 1995!
ATT U-Verse, DirecTV and Dish Network all have great HD advanced "futuristic" (compared to i-Guide) guides but Comcast keeps adding features to a jalopy. It's like buying a 1998 car in 1998 and then still driving it around in 2012. Sure you may have added a supercharger, changed some parts and maybe even the cars' color but it's still a jalopy from 1998! I think the DCX and even DCH boxes are being so held back by i-Guide it's like taking Android or iOS version 1.0 and running it on a brand new HTC EVO 4G LTE/HTC ONE X, Samsung Galaxy S3 or iPhone 5!? Arg! It's backwards and archaic!
Who cares about On-Screen Guide 2.0/3.0, Barcelona HD, Xcalibur/X1 Platform if only new boxes which encompass about 15% (est. maybe more or less) of the Comcast footprint are ever going to run them?! Why shouldn't current customers get to enjoy a better guide? According to Comcast's current roll-out only current users who personally change their boxes (and maybe not/never as these newer boxes now require tech installs) or need repairs will ever get to utilize these "New" guides!? So basically new customers are reaping the rewards and really only those who pay mucho dinero bills. I can't see Comcast handing out X1 boxes to digital starter, etc users. And what about all of those old DCX, DCH and DCT models I'm talking about!? Someone is getting those? Scam?
Does anyone know if they will ever bring On-Screen Guide 2.0, or higher, to Comcast in Motorola markets? I know Cisco RNG boxes that have AnyRoom DVR should have On-Screen Guide 2.0 in my area but I want to know if ALL boxes will ever get it? I am talking about the DCX models first as if any box could run it, it would be them. Then also if the DCH and DCT models could and ever will?
What I at least want: On-Screen Guide 2.0 (facelift of A28 with a little more; Images & Guide from Comcast in link below):
What I have now: I-Guide A28 (from 10+ years ago; Images & Guide from Comcast in link below):
What some people have: I-Guide A25 (like A28 above without the added supercharger, I mean features; Images & Guide from Comcast in link below):
History of Motorola Software/Firmware (cool read and history lesson):
Other Comcast Guide Links and cool new tech:
»[STB] Comcast Interactive TVs Instant Info Widgets?
»[DVR] Spectrum Quad Tuner DVR revealed
Is anyone else feeling me or am I alone in this?
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