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markofmayhem
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reply to telcodad

Re: [X1] Xfinity TV on X1 Platform and X1 Remote Control App!

said by telcodad:

An article today on the Light Reading Cable site about which markets may get the X1 next:

Where Will Comcast's X1 Land Next?
By Jeff Baumgartner, Light Reading Cable - May 30, 2012
»www.lightreading.com/document.as···d=221481

Strangely, the article states:
Early on, Comcast will introduce that capability on the RNG 150, an IP-capable HD digital set-top (also made by Pace) that has the horsepower necessary to run the new cloud-based guide.

The only RNG150 box that I knew about is the one made by Cisco (which I have). However, this page on Comcast's site also shows an RNG150 that is made by Samsung: »customer.comcast.com/help-and-su···ramming/

The author might have the RNG150 confused with the Pace RNG110 box that is detailed in the article (»www.lightreading.com/document.as···d=199901) that he referenced right after that statement.

Pace is a branded distributor of Samsung hardware, as is the case with the RNG110. Very possible the "Samsung RNG150" has a Pace logo on the front.
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telcodad

join:2011-09-16
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said by markofmayhem:

Pace is a branded distributor of Samsung hardware, as is the case with the RNG110. Very possible the "Samsung RNG150" has a Pace logo on the front.

I found a webpage on the Pace RNG150N: »www.pace.com/americas/products-c···rng150n/

It doesn't look like the "Samsung" RNG150 box, though.

Are these Pace Boxes, like the RNG110, used on "Motorola" systems only, or on SA/Cisco ones too?

Anyway, don't know if Comcast is already using these, or will be using a Pace "RNG150" box as part of the X1 deployment then.

Russ6

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said by telcodad:

said by markofmayhem:

Pace is a branded distributor of Samsung hardware, as is the case with the RNG110. Very possible the "Samsung RNG150" has a Pace logo on the front.

I found a webpage on the Pace RNG150N: »www.pace.com/americas/products-c···rng150n/

It doesn't look like the "Samsung" RNG150 box, though.

Are these Pace Boxes, like the RNG110, used on "Motorola" systems only, or on SA/Cisco ones too?

Anyway, don't know if Comcast is already using these, or will be using a Pace "RNG150" box as part of the X1 deployment then.

I think the RNG STBs can be used in both Motorola and SA/Cisco markets when used with the new guides that use Tru2way. RNG is a Comcast specification that is used by different companies that make STBs. X1 will initially be deployed on the new Pace Gateway and then on the RNG STBs.
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telcodad

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OK, thanks. Yes, as it said in that referenced article ("Comcast 'RNG' Set-Tops Have IPTV Potential") the RNG boxes are built to conform to Comcast's "Residential Network Gateway" specs, and should be able to run the newest program guides.

I also heard back from the author, and he said that at the Cable Show, Pace demonstrated what it called a "second generation" RNG150 box as a companion to the X1: »www.lightreading.com/document.as···umber=22

A user guide for it can be found at: »www.pace.com/Documents/Manuals/E···User.pdf



PGHammer

join:2003-06-09
Accokeek, MD
reply to telcodad

Most - if not all - of the RNG (Residential Network Gateway) boxes throughout Comcast's footprint (in Motorola areas at least) are manufactured by Pace; however, Cisco Systems has their own completely separate RNG STB lineup in their own (and Scientific Atlanta) areas. (We have an RNG110 in an upstairs bedroom that is, in fact, the *only* HD-capable STB in the house; it has an internal (red) M-card which can be seen through the cooling slats.)


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN

you forgot the the Motorola DCX3501 says on the front of the box RNG200N so it technically is an RNG box