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MrJitters

join:2003-11-29
East Montpelier, VT
reply to gate1975mlm

Re: [X1-X2] Xfinity X1 now available to New Customers

It's early, but a few people so far over on the support forum are reporting that the latest X1 STB Timestamp dated 3/7/14 "seems" to have cured the audio dropout issue seen on the Pace green light boxes.

So far I have not noticed any dropouts either since the update. This would be a good thing and cures one of the most nagging issues with this box. Again, it is early, so we shall see.

»forums.comcast.com/t5/X1/X1-Audi···3/page/3

SpHeRe31459
Premium
join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2
said by MrJitters:

It's early, but a few people so far over on the support forum are reporting that the latest X1 STB Timestamp dated 3/7/14 "seems" to have cured the audio dropout issue seen on the Pace green light boxes.

So far I have not noticed any dropouts either since the update. This would be a good thing and cures one of the most nagging issues with this box. Again, it is early, so we shall see.

»forums.comcast.com/t5/X1/X1-Audi···3/page/3

*Fingers crossed* that's been a real concern of mine about moving to X1


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to gate1975mlm
still haven't gotten the update here in the Pittsburgh region?


SuperNet9
Go Ninja,Go Ninja Go..
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join:2002-10-08
Schaumburg, IL
kudos:5
reply to gate1975mlm
I noticed a bug with the update, when I hit fast fwd 4x and I got play, it stops what I'm watching and goes to live TV... Anyone else have this issue?
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JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
kudos:3
reply to SpHeRe31459
The audio dropout is still happening. I tested it over the weekend.

FAIL. Back to "Stereo"
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MrJitters

join:2003-11-29
East Montpelier, VT
said by JeepMatt:

The audio dropout is still happening. I tested it over the weekend.

FAIL. Back to "Stereo"

Same here. It appears a blue light box is the only fix.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to gate1975mlm
someone over in the time warner forums asked me if you can have two x1 dvrs because they want dedicated tuners instead of sharing tuners.

SpHeRe31459
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join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2
said by mikedz4:

someone over in the time warner forums asked me if you can have two x1 dvrs because they want dedicated tuners instead of sharing tuners.

People have gotten two DVRs. But what tuner sharing are they worried about? Right now the client boxes are RNG150Ns which have their own tuner for watching live TV.


JeepMatt
C'mon the U
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join:2001-12-28
Wilmington, DE
kudos:3
Gate has 3 of them!!


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
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reply to SpHeRe31459
Stevemehs wad replying to my reply to the post on buffalo prices on the time warner cable forum.
' Can you have multiple X1s? I would like full functionality on both DVRs, with the ability to share recorded content between them. Right now I'm running a Cisco 8642 and 8742 with Whole House DVR enabled. Each box has it's own independent tuners, each has a 60 minute buffer for live TV, they just share the same recorded events list.

I haven't looked much at the Comcast X1 platform so I can't say how similar it is to the Dish Hopper or DirecTV Genie, but I definitely do not want what they try to promote. One real DVR and then stripped down client box that steals a tuner from the main DVR and lets you access recordings.

With my DirecTV set up I have one HR-34 5 tuner DVR and one HR-24 2 tuner DVR, in lieu of the C-31/C-41 client, so that way both TVs have DVRs that have essentially the same capabilities. I know this is way way down the road, if the merger even gets approved, but I would like something similar form Comcast to replace my current Time Warner set up, with whatever flagship products would be around at that time. "


gate1975mlm
Premium
join:2001-09-30
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:8
reply to JeepMatt
That is correct I have 3 X1 DVR's ever since first getting it installed back in January 2013.

SpHeRe31459
Premium
join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2
reply to gate1975mlm
Has the shortage of X1 DVRs finally been alleviated? I'm curious to know what people are getting now (i.e. Arris boxes, newer revisions of the Pace).

Also does anyone know how close we are to the proper launch of the Xi3 client boxes? There's been some leaked info about it since late last year, I'd really prefer to get an Xi3 for my secondary TV, since it's much faster than the RNG150N.

Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL
Updates coming over the next week.

»forums.comcast.com/t5/X1/X1-upda···/2107648


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

Updates coming over the next week.

»forums.comcast.com/t5/X1/X1-upda···/2107648

Comcast also issued this press release today:

Comcast to Bring Advanced Communications and More Personal Media to the TV
Xfinity Customers Will Have Capability to Stream Video on the X1 Platform
Additional Features Coming to X1 Include Talking Guide, Instant On Demand, Voicemail Apps and Spanish Guide and Navigation

Comcast press release, Business Wire - April 29, 2014
»www.businesswire.com/news/home/2···Media-TV


telcodad
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join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:15
RE: »Re: [X1] Xfinity X1 now available to New Customers

Looks like the EA video game service for the X1 platform will be moving out of the trial phase soon:

Exclusive - Comcast nears deal to stream EA games to TVs: sources
By Liana B. Baker and Malathi Nayak, Reuters - May 2, 2014
»www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/···20140502


telcodad
Premium
join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:15
reply to SpHeRe31459
said by SpHeRe31459:

Also does anyone know how close we are to the proper launch of the Xi3 client boxes? There's been some leaked info about it since late last year, I'd really prefer to get an Xi3 for my secondary TV, since it's much faster than the RNG150N.

In an article about the X1 platform on the Multichannel News site today (»www.multichannel.com/news/techno···e/374371), it mentions this:
quote:
Comcast is also inching toward the deployment of the Xi3, a small, all-IP HD client device that works in tandem with the primary, multi-tuner XG1 HD-DVR box. At [last week’s Cable Show in Los Angeles, Matt Strauss, Comcast Cable’s senior vice president and general manager,] said Comcast is testing the Xi3 (it showed a model made by U.K.-based set-top maker Pace at the Los Angeles event), and is targeting deployments by the second half of the year, the Comcast exec said, noting that the MSO is also developing the Xi4, a smaller version of the client device.


cheeseman

@68.87.42.x
So if you think about it:

Moving DVR to the cloud with virtual tuners means that 4 out of those 5 tuners are doing nothing on your X1 box now.

So the Xi3 is the perfect application for those remaining 4 tuners.

scanpa
Premium
join:2006-09-06
Lebanon, PA
reply to gate1975mlm
My my, it got quiet in this thread.....

wake up everyone.


cypherstream
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join:2004-12-02
Reading, PA
kudos:3
Do you have X1 scanpa? Remember years ago we thought Central PA was going to get Tivo, or even Panasonic set tops. My how things have went a completely different direction.


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

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reply to scanpa

New XR5v3 Remote
said by scanpa:

My my, it got quiet in this thread.....

wake up everyone.

OK, here's something new I just came across - the support page for the X1 remote controls has been recently updated to add a new "XR5v3" version of the XR5 remote:

XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform Remote Controls: XR2, XR5 and XR5v3
»customer.comcast.com/help-and-su···v-remote

It looks very similar to the rectangular "XR11" voice-control-enabled remote that was shown to be supplied with the Xi3 box (»Comcast Cable TV FAQ »What is X1 and X2?), but missing the blue microphone icon at the top and the mike opening at the bottom.

It also appears to add a (much-desired) "TV Input" button now.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
I noticed that. Wonder how i can get one of those? Also noticed theres a x1 remote that does an 2nd audio device.

The Q

join:2008-06-26
Collegeville, PA
said by mikedz4:

I noticed that. Wonder how i can get one of those? Also noticed theres a x1 remote that does an 2nd audio device.

The XR5 you can buy today:
»store.comcast.com/xr5-remote-con···essories


egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA
reply to telcodad
Thanks, just ordered one. The sexy look, backlighting, and audio/input sold me.

macnbc

join:2009-01-12
Arlington, VA
reply to telcodad
Hopefully the XR5v3 makes it up for sale soon. I hate having to dig out a separate remote just for TV Input switching at this point.

jaxdan3

join:2012-01-08
reply to gate1975mlm
Has anyone else noticed the boxes (mine are Pace) seem noticeably faster with the new XRE server build dated 05/09/2014? The button to manually check for a new update has also been removed.


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
Yea. When is the next update coming out ? The one with all of the picture in picture stuff ?

Cabby

join:2013-03-25
reply to egeek84
That looks just like the remotes I have, but mine dont backlight... or do they??? I would love this since I'm often struggling to interface with the guide in a dark bedroom.


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

OK, here's something new I just came across - the support page for the X1 remote controls has been recently updated to add a new "XR5v3" version of the XR5 remote:

XFINITY TV on the X1 Platform Remote Controls: XR2, XR5 and XR5v3
Updated on May 07, 2014 at 2:49 AM
»customer.comcast.com/help-and-su···v-remote

FYI - Not sure why, but the picture and all mention of the new "XR5v3" remote has now been removed from that support page, which is now just titled:

X1: XR2 and XR5 Remote Controls
Updated on May 29, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL

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reply to gate1975mlm
Firmware 1.3.3 is now available on the Arris DVR. It fixes the slow loading tiles in On Demand. They now download instantaneously. Also shows the battery level of the remote now. Could be other changes but those are the ones I notice off the bat

If your box isn't pulling the new firmware automatically on a reboot, you can call Comcast and have them push it out to your box which is what I just did as I was having the slow loading tiles problem.


Tobin

join:2003-09-21
Burlingame, CA
kudos:1
Seems like they changed the visuals for the boot process as well. A bit more informative than the 4 red circles.