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FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

join:2005-03-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
reply to turnerbrewer

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

said by turnerbrewer:

lorennerol, I'll 2nd that.

I'll 3rd that too!
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"The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled..."

lorennerol
Premium
join:2003-10-29
Seattle, WA
Forgot to include that DirecTV doesn't require that I sign up for their phone and Internet service to get the latest STB hardware.

Can you imagine going into the local appliance store to buy a washing machine and being told you can only buy one if you also buy a new refrigerator and oven as well?

Yes, I know Comcast doesn't require up-front payment for CPE, but I've paid for these clunky old boxes many times over already, and if that's really the sticking point, then just add an option to purchase them, in addition to the traditional rental model. This seems to work okay with cable modems on the residential Internet service side.

turnerbrewer

join:2011-11-22
I forgot to mention that Comcast wanted $65 dollars to install the X1 Triple Play Package.


JeepMatt
C'mon the U
Premium
join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Comcast
Well since i live local to Philly, talked with a buddy the other night that works in the CC tower - sounds like ALOT of issues with the X1 software.

Figuring I beta'd the FIOS TV software for 1 year before the general public got it - I think we should all stick to looking forward to the A30 I-Guide update. Rolling out STB software appears to be quite the triumph these days..

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to lorennerol
and in Canada you have the option to purchase the cable boxes.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to JeepMatt
just go read the thread about the x1 on the comcast user forums nothing but complaints.


cypherstream
Premium,MVM
join:2004-12-02
Reading, PA
kudos:3
said by mikedz4:

just go read the thread about the x1 on the comcast user forums nothing but complaints.

This thread, right?
»forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-···e#M54467


telcodad
Premium
join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:15
said by cypherstream:

said by mikedz4:

just go read the thread about the x1 on the comcast user forums nothing but complaints.

This thread, right?
»forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-···e#M54467

If what the latest post in that thread (»forums.comcast.com/t5/XfinityTV-···5#M59637) says is true, then there are some interesting new developments coming to the X1:
I spoke with the local comcast rep and he said hopefully by superbowl the x1's were going to the cloud with the dvr recorded shows so they will have the anyroom functionality. I also spoke with him about the remote and he says they are aware of it and coming out with a new remote not the r2 but a different one, supposedly it's going to have a slide out keyboard and possibly backlit (with the abilty to switch between tuners on the tv).

So I say hang in there people we are the early adopters of this new box. Its only going to get better.


cast sucks

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and how will going to the cloud work with out SDV they will run out of bandwidth like that.