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Re: [X1] Xfinity TV on X1 Platform and X1 Remote Control App! kb1,
It's true with any Sat provider, there is some lag when changing channels. It's the nature of the technology. Digital TV was slower than Analog TV in channel surfing, and Satellite is a little slower due to the receiver communicating with the dish telling it what sat to tune, what transponder frequency, polarity, and the sat tells the receiver what frequency it downconverts on. Then the receiver gets the stream and has to separate the program stream from it and run it through the decoder.
I would say channel to channel your looking at 2 - 3 seconds. I haven't old school channel surfed in awhile though. With so many channels, even with cable I normally would bring up the guide and browse it. I find something I like in the guide and tune to it and thats that.
Do I miss the old days of analog TV when the Jerrold cable boxes were milliseconds between channel changes? Sure. But that technology and A/V quality was so dated and there was little capacity for everything we have out there today.
Comcast this is what a proper HD Channel Guide looks like-
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