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psdstu

join:2013-04-05
Marianna, FL
reply to gate1975mlm

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

How can I switch back and forth between the 2 guide versions?



rej4sl

join:2008-07-11
Minneapolis, MN
reply to psdstu

My guide when it is says current in about tab is the X1 version and if it says preview is the X2 version - X2 is black and white colorings, while X1 is more gray.


psdstu

join:2013-04-05
Marianna, FL
reply to gate1975mlm

I am trying to figure out if I have the X-1, or X-2 version of the Guide?

At the top of the About Screen I see "Current".

1/22/14 Server version, Dec 2013 STB.

1.37.05

Thanks


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
reply to JeepMatt

If you don't have it it does not mean anything because it is the day when they officially release the x2 guide, not exactly the day you would get the x2 guide though.



JeepMatt
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reply to joejoejeo

Have the Movie Night app on the DVR here as well - but didn't try the whole "log in" thing.

In X2 news -
I'm suing JoeJoeJoe!!! It's 1/29 and I don't have the update!

Honestly - didn't expect to wake up to anything.



BigBearsFan

join:2009-08-01
Galesburg, IL
reply to grod46

After restarting my box I tried it on my phone.It caught my interest,I think it will be a catchy little way to break the ice when looking for a family movie. Different from on demand family movie.Pretty quick in recommending movies.


grod46

join:2012-11-25
Firebaugh, CA
reply to grod46

Click for full size
said by grod46:

Hey guys just wanted to note that there is a new app on my X1 DVR called Movie Night Beta but it doesn't want to load for me.

Well after restarting my STB i tried to launch it again and this is what i got, seems interesting

grod46

join:2012-11-25
Firebaugh, CA

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reply to gate1975mlm

Hey guys just wanted to note that there is a new app on my X1 DVR called Movie Night Beta but it doesn't want to load for me.


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
reply to telcodad

But the official launch of the x2 guide is tomorrow, but it could not be deployed to every x1 sub at that time



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5
reply to telcodad

FYI - See my post over on this thread for the latest X2 deployment news: »Re: [X1-X2] X2 deployment news



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5
reply to telcodad

said by telcodad:

On today's 4Q2013 earnings call, Comcast's Neil Smit said that X2 will become available to all X1 subscribers by the month's end, so that also appears to support the January 29th date.

Also from an article on the Light Reading site today (»www.lightreading.com/earnings-re···d/707459 ):
quote:
As part of the video turnaround strategy, Comcast is counting heavily on its next-gen IP video platform, X1. With the cloud-based programming guide and user interface now rolled out throughout its footprint, the MSO is accelerating plans to offer X1 and later versions to more than half its video customers over the next few years. Currently, X1's availability is limited to triple-play subscribers and a few double-play subscribers.

"We're very pleased with the early customer feedback" on X1, Comcast vice chairman and CFO Michael Angelakis said during the call. Citing various company metrics, he and Smit said X1 subscribers are purchasing notably more video-on-demand titles and watching more on-demand programming than other video customers. They are signing up for DVR service and triple-play bundles more frequently than other video subs, and they are cutting the video cord less often.

Comcast officials are also speeding up plans to upgrade the growing X1 customer base to the more advanced X2 guide through a software download. Smit said all X1 customers will soon receive the software upgrade to X2, which enables more personalized search and navigation capabilities.


telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5
reply to telcodad

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

said by telcodad:

FYI - The latest X1 and X2 status/news from Comcast's quarterly earnings call this morning:
:
Smit: Comcast could grow Xfinity footprint by licensing X1 to fellow cable MSOs
By Steve Donohue, FierceCable - October 30, 2013
»www.fiercecable.com/story/smit-c···13-10-30

More progress being made on licensing the X1 platform to other cable MSOs, from today's quarterly earnings call:

Comcast, Cox In X1 Licensing Talks
Cox Says It’s Evaluating X1 As MSO Investigates Direction Of Next-Generation Video Services

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - January 28, 2014
»www.multichannel.com/distributio···s/147949


telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:5
reply to SpHeRe31459

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

On today’s 4Q2013 earnings call, Comcast's Neil Smit said that X2 will become available to all X1 subscribers at the month’s end, so that also appears to support the January 29th date.


Davy49

join:2007-04-10
Waxahachie, TX
reply to gate1975mlm

Hi JeepMatt,
Thanks for the info.,the way I see it..the Xfinity X platform will 'hopefully' just keep getting better & better.
David



JeepMatt
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reply to Davy49

Davy-
You'll be fine! It's now time to just sit back and wait n' see what happens.

Anyone that has X2 right now shows "Preview" when viewing the About tab. Now if that changes tomorrow - that's the big mystery!


Davy49

join:2007-04-10
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reply to gate1975mlm

Hi joejoejeo,
The guides on our three X1 boxes (1-X1 DVR & 2- X1 Companion Boxe's) all say 'preview', I'm thinking that I should have just waited for the 'real' X2 final release, instead of loading the X2 preview software. Of course my wife likes the X2 guide better than X1..she can see it better from across the room (she and myself are both getting older of course).
David


BellevueBob

join:2013-10-12
Bellevue, WA
reply to gate1975mlm

Received the new interface this morning. Any idea if any of my three personal X1 interface deficiencies will make it into the final release:

1. Program reminders (like from the old pre-X1 system)
2. "Sticky" Guide filters (saving extra clicks)
3. Multiple "favorite" lists

Some of you seem pretty plugged in to Comcast. I wonder why they don't make official feature announcements.



rej4sl

join:2008-07-11
Minneapolis, MN
reply to gate1975mlm

We have lost the word preview on the Preferences screen. But it is on the About screen in small letters at the top. We can use the remote to go back to X1 and then it says current. We have the January 2014 for the server, and December 2013 for the set top box.


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
reply to Gerard1234

Also why you don't see it as preview anymore is that they discontinued the ability to go back to x1 because they disabled the way to get the x2 preview guide because they have disconnected the x2 preview guide. If anybody has x2 preview guide on the latest build it means they will get the release version x2 guide without having to enable it in the settings.


joejoejeo

join:2006-04-02
Bloomington, IN
reply to Gerard1234

It is not the full/release x2 guide it is still a preview of the x2 guide because some of the features that I listed are there in the preview but not the full feature or part of the feature is there. But there is no option anymore to go back to x1 because they discontinued the ability to do that because of x2 launching this week. Nobody outside of the x1 platform team has the full x2 guide features


Gerard1234

join:2012-04-03
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reply to JeepMatt

We are watching movie right now when I get a chance to get access to the T.V.s without anyone complaining in the house I will take a picture of it. Oh by the way the Facebook, Pandora and the rest of the internet apps work now too. Also a technician installed a dual channel wireless gateway 2 everything seems to come from that device over MOCA for when it booted this morning none of the T.V. s work either until all the lights started to come up on it. I guess it is the host. Just an observation though. There also a lot more options available on the admin page like turning on or off the wireless 2.4ghz and 5ghz independently of each other and many more.



JeepMatt
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reply to Gerard1234

Gerard-
If you go to the About tab on your DVR - can you take a picture of what is shows? I'm curious to see the info...
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Gerard1234

join:2012-04-03
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reply to joejoejeo

No the preview has disappeared now and the items you have listed below do work with added feature and it is very fast. Unplugged it and it boots faster. There is no going back to x1 anymore for it disappeared too. Used to say preview but not now.


SpHeRe31459

join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2
reply to telcodad

said by telcodad:

said by joejoejeo:

X2 is coming this week. 2 X1 Team members told me tonight as per the documentation about X2 deployment that was sent to us that, "The X2 preview is now being stopped since the full version of the X2 is going to be released on the 29th of January." and that "The preview version of X1 has been added to your account on the 18th of December. That is together with the software version. This is the reason why your guide and software version has been rolled back. The newest version and the X2 guide is going to be added to your account again on the 29th. Just make sure to accept the prompt since it will only ask you three times. After the third prompt, your guide will stay on the X1 version and will not be able to receive the update anymore." and that, "For now, any software update to X1 boxes are being halted for the update that's going to happen on the 29th." and "The X2 is going to be rolled out to all the existing X1 subscribers on or about that date." and that, "If you don't get it that message go to settings> preferences to opt in to the X2 guide. There is an option there to permanently get the X2 guide." and that, "Existing customers who upgraded to the preview of the new guide back in December will no longer have the option to toggle back to the current guide. They will have access to the new guide only."

said by joejoejeo:

the new information i got is that, "Yes, the information you got is correct about the update on X2 Guide which is on or around January 29, 2014. However, the date is still to be determined as when all X1 customers will be migrated to the new guide." ...

 
OK, I just got some info from a source of mine that basically backs up what joejoejeo See Profile said.

It seems that Comcast will offer X2 as the default UI soon (on Wednesday?) to new subscribers, while giving current X1 users the option to either keep the older interface or load the new one during a transition period, before finally making the X2 UI permanent and removing the older version from the X1 platform.

That seems consistent with how Comcast is doing things these days. A slower roll out to existing customers, while new customers get it out of the box.

SpHeRe31459

join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2
reply to wolf

said by wolf :

I'd settle for an (user-selectable) Audio pass-through option then, which the older boxes also had. Feed my receiver a PCM signal for those channels that don't transmit in DD. I don't know why this didn't bother me more before with X1 & X2, but lately getting that "hollow" (no center channel) sound from non-DD stations is really bugging me. I really don't like having to reset the audio output on the box to Stereo every time, then forget to set it back to Surround for the DD channels.

I'm with ya, there should be a straight passthrough option. After all that's what settings like Dolby ProLogic II are for. Letting you handle the soundfield, if you want a center channel mix, or a straight stereo mix, etc.


telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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reply to joejoejeo

said by joejoejeo:

X2 is coming this week. 2 X1 Team members told me tonight as per the documentation about X2 deployment that was sent to us that, "The X2 preview is now being stopped since the full version of the X2 is going to be released on the 29th of January." and that "The preview version of X1 has been added to your account on the 18th of December. That is together with the software version. This is the reason why your guide and software version has been rolled back. The newest version and the X2 guide is going to be added to your account again on the 29th. Just make sure to accept the prompt since it will only ask you three times. After the third prompt, your guide will stay on the X1 version and will not be able to receive the update anymore." and that, "For now, any software update to X1 boxes are being halted for the update that's going to happen on the 29th." and "The X2 is going to be rolled out to all the existing X1 subscribers on or about that date." and that, "If you don't get it that message go to settings> preferences to opt in to the X2 guide. There is an option there to permanently get the X2 guide." and that, "Existing customers who upgraded to the preview of the new guide back in December will no longer have the option to toggle back to the current guide. They will have access to the new guide only."

said by joejoejeo:

the new information i got is that, "Yes, the information you got is correct about the update on X2 Guide which is on or around January 29, 2014. However, the date is still to be determined as when all X1 customers will be migrated to the new guide." ...

 
OK, I just got some info from a source of mine that basically backs up what joejoejeo See Profile said.

It seems that Comcast will offer X2 as the default UI soon (on Wednesday?) to new subscribers, while giving current X1 users the option to either keep the older interface or load the new one during a transition period, before finally making the X2 UI permanent and removing the older version from the X1 platform.


wolf

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reply to SpHeRe31459

I'd settle for an (user-selectable) Audio pass-through option then, which the older boxes also had. Feed my receiver a PCM signal for those channels that don't transmit in DD. I don't know why this didn't bother me more before with X1 & X2, but lately getting that "hollow" (no center channel) sound from non-DD stations is really bugging me. I really don't like having to reset the audio output on the box to Stereo every time, then forget to set it back to Surround for the DD channels.


SpHeRe31459

join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2

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reply to wolf

About Dolby Volume:
It is my understanding that it's licensed by the hardware manufacturer, since it requires requires the appropriate audio DSP power integrated into the device. The cable co of course has to expose the capability in their software, but it's licensed as a technology to the hardware vendor.

AFAIK, the only vendor to license Dolby Volume was Motorola, they added it to the DCX35xx series DVRs.
»www.arrisi.com/products/product.asp?id=952

Since the current X1 hardware is all made by Pace you won't ever see Dolby Volume. Perhaps once the Motorola XG1's become more commonplace (they just started trickling out in X1 deployments) Comcast will enable the control for those boxes. That's assuming Motorola still bothered to include Dolby Volume tech in their newest boxes, which going by this description of the DCX3600 series they didn't.
»www.arrisi.com/products/product.asp?id=1016



wolf

@comcast.net
reply to joejoejeo

Finally got the latest X2 version & the full-day navigation in the menu is indeed back! No new audio options though (either Audio pass-through or Dolby Volume)...



cheeseman

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reply to joejoejeo

I really just wish you could shrink the font on the X2 guide. You can't see the entire name of any half hour shows.

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