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aguiar0016

join:2006-01-23
New Bedford, MA
reply to gate1975mlm

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

I just had the X1 installed on 8-19-12. Install was painless, he was out of the house within 30 mins. I was swapped out a DCX 34XX for it. Overall the box is nice. Some of the new features like the sports app and the new guide work pretty good.

The way the 3 tuners work is that you still can only record 2 shows at one time, but now you can also watch another live show while the other 2 are recording or watch something previously recorded. I assume comcast is doing this so people don't get rid of 2nd or 3rd DVR's.

Couple of things I miss (or its too early to tell) is the option to search by just sports. Now everything is a universal search so trying to find what sports are on right now is a pain.

As of right now for the same price it's worth the change to the X1 DVR.


gate1975mlm
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join:2001-09-30
Philadelphia, PA
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said by aguiar0016:

I just had the X1 installed on 8-19-12. Install was painless, he was out of the house within 30 mins. I was swapped out a DCX 34XX for it. Overall the box is nice. Some of the new features like the sports app and the new guide work pretty good.

The way the 3 tuners work is that you still can only record 2 shows at one time, but now you can also watch another live show while the other 2 are recording or watch something previously recorded. I assume comcast is doing this so people don't get rid of 2nd or 3rd DVR's.

Couple of things I miss (or its too early to tell) is the option to search by just sports. Now everything is a universal search so trying to find what sports are on right now is a pain.

As of right now for the same price it's worth the change to the X1 DVR.

Only 3 tuners thats kind of disappointing to hear

What was all the talk about the new box having like 6 tuners?

And the fact that it has 3 tuners and you can still only record 2 programs at the sametime instead of 3 really blows the big one!

In my opinion these new boxes should have at least 4 tuners and allow you to record 4 things at the sametime if we need to.

Who's bright idea at Comcast was this?

Also whats the Hard Drive size? Atleast 1TB hopefully?

And are these new guides on these boxes at least a lot less buggy then the crappy guildes we have been using for years now?

aguiar0016

join:2006-01-23
New Bedford, MA
The box is capable of 6 tuners but Comcast activates only 3.

hard drive is 500GB .

Less buggy so far but I want to give it some time to see.

Russ6

join:2011-03-17
Houston, TX
kudos:1
reply to aguiar0016
said by aguiar0016:

I just had the X1 installed on 8-19-12. Install was painless, he was out of the house within 30 mins. I was swapped out a DCX 34XX for it. Overall the box is nice. Some of the new features like the sports app and the new guide work pretty good.

The way the 3 tuners work is that you still can only record 2 shows at one time, but now you can also watch another live show while the other 2 are recording or watch something previously recorded. I assume comcast is doing this so people don't get rid of 2nd or 3rd DVR's.

Couple of things I miss (or its too early to tell) is the option to search by just sports. Now everything is a universal search so trying to find what sports are on right now is a pain.

As of right now for the same price it's worth the change to the X1 DVR.

The current dual tuners also allow you to watch a previously recorded show while recording 2 other shows. What is new is the ability to watch a live show while recording 2 other shows.

Was there a charge for getting the X1 box installed? If so, how much was it?
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Links:
'S25 Guide Blog' 'Schedule' 'Info' 'Patch Thread'

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to aguiar0016
said by aguiar0016:

r 2 are recording or watch something previously recorded. I assume comcast is doing this so people don't get rid of 2nd or 3rd DVR's.

Couple of things I miss (or its too early to tell) is the option to search by just sports. Now everything is a universal search so trying to find what sports are on right now is a pain.

As of right now for the same price it's worth the change to the X1 DVR.

said that you can't use more then 1 drv in multi room

They should let the X1 use all tuner and have be used in multi room.

Directv wins again.

aguiar0016

join:2006-01-23
New Bedford, MA
reply to Russ6
I didn't pay any install charge, not sure if that is the norm.

Russ6

join:2011-03-17
Houston, TX
kudos:1
said by aguiar0016:

I didn't pay any install charge, not sure if that is the norm.

Thank you for that information.

I was trying to confirm the comment pointed to by this link post that there is an installation charge for existing customers:

»Re: [X1] Has X1 actually deployed in Atlanta?
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Links:
'S25 Guide Blog' 'Schedule' 'Info' 'Patch Thread'

Russ6

join:2011-03-17
Houston, TX
kudos:1

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Please click the link to see the FierceCable story about deploying X1 on Motorola. The following excerpt stood out to me since it is not about Motorola Mobility:
quote:
"Licensing deal could help Comcast deploy X1 on Motorola Mobility set-tops and gateways"

By Steve Donohue
FierceCable
August 22, 2012

Comcast recently began testing a CloudTV software platform from ActiveVideo on its system in Chattanooga, Tenn.

»www.fiercecable.com/story/licens···internal
For more information about X1 on Motorola Mobility set-tops and gateways, see telcodad's post at:

»Re: [STB] Cisco thinking of getting out of the set-top box busin

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Here is an excerpt about ActiveVideo's CloudTV platform that Comcast is testing in Chattanooga and was written before Comcast started deploying X1 in Atlanta. Click the link for the FierceCable story.

quote:
"Comcast tests ActiveVideo CloudTV platform for VOD trial in Chattanooga"

FierceCable
June 12, 2012 | By Steve Donohue

Comcast spokeswoman Kenni Moyer said the MSO began testing the ActiveVideo platform in Chattanooga earlier this year. She said that the ActiveVideo technology is not part of its new X1 digital video product, which Comcast has deployed in Boston and plans to deploy in other major markets.

»www.fiercecable.com/story/comcas···12-06-12.
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SA 8300 HD DVRs with Patched S25 Guide
Links:
'S25 Guide Blog' 'Schedule' 'Info' 'Patch Thread'