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egeek84
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join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA
reply to Mike Wolf

Re: [X1] X1, to get or not to get...cost?

i think that's a bug cuz i remember that happening to me with my RNG200N and even my X1 that I have now, I can't remember how I fixed it but try logging into stuff and clicking around, I remember there was a way I could enable it



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

Do I need to attach any Ethernet cables to the RNG200N DVR's?


Russ6

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

said by Mike Wolf:

Do I need to attach any Ethernet cables to the RNG200N DVR's?

No

The firmware changes for cable cards should be downloaded at the same time you get the S26 Guide. You need the S26 Guide and some plant software may need to be updated before the DVR Manager will work over the internet. In at least one area the DVR Manager didn't work for a couple of weeks even after the S26 Guide was downloaded because the plant software hadn't been updated.
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Cisco RNG 200N & SA 8300 HD DVRs-S26 Guide
Links
'Guide Blog'
'Schedule'
'Info'
'Patch Thread'


Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

OK now the more important question is "AnyPlay" and "AnyRoom DVR" yay or nay for the RNG200N ?


Russ6

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

said by Mike Wolf:

OK now the more important question is "AnyPlay" and "AnyRoom DVR" yay or nay for the RNG200N ?

That is a more difficult question to answer. Comcast uses the RNG200N model name in both SA/Cisco and Motorola STB areas.

In the Motorola STB areas, AnyRoom DVR functionality is already available.

In the SA/Cisco areas, AnyRoom DVR functionality is only available if that area has On-Screen Guide 2.0, which is currently only in 6 or 7 states. It requires the Cisco RNG 200N DVR.

The X1 Guide currently doesn't support AnyRoom DVR functionality, but Comcast has plans to support it in the future. The X1 Guide currently only works with the Pace X1 Gateway, but Comcast has plans to support the X1 Guide on the more modern Motorola and SA/Cisco STBs (RNG 200N) that can support the Tru2way functionality.

I don't know what software guide or STB is needed for AnyPlay.
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Cisco RNG 200N & SA 8300 HD DVRs-S26 Guide
Links
'Guide Blog'
'Schedule'
'Info'
'Patch Thread'


telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:6

1 edit

said by Russ6:

said by Mike Wolf:

OK now the more important question is "AnyPlay" and "AnyRoom DVR" yay or nay for the RNG200N ?

That is a more difficult question to answer. Comcast uses the RNG200N model name in both SA/Cisco and Motorola STB areas.

In the Motorola STB areas, AnyRoom DVR functionality is already available.

In the SA/Cisco areas, AnyRoom DVR functionality is only available if that area has On-Screen Guide 2.0, which is currently only in 6 or 7 states. It requires the Cisco RNG 200N DVR.
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I don't know what software guide or STB is needed for AnyPlay.

Mike Wolf See Profile and I are in an SA/Cisco area here in NJ. We're supposed to get the S26 update next month. Don't know when we can expect to get OSG 2.0.

The AnyPlay service (»info.xfinity.com/Portal/content/···dex.aspx), which is "currently not available in all areas," does not require the use of a particular STB or OSG software, but the use of an "AnyPlay device" as described/pictured in this article »www.multichannel.com/content/cab···-comcast
EDIT: And also this one: »www.cedmagazine.com/news/2011/06···i-router

Also see: »Comcast Rolling Out Anyplay

Russ6

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

said by telcodad:

said by Russ6:

said by Mike Wolf:

OK now the more important question is "AnyPlay" and "AnyRoom DVR" yay or nay for the RNG200N ?

That is a more difficult question to answer. Comcast uses the RNG200N model name in both SA/Cisco and Motorola STB areas.

In the Motorola STB areas, AnyRoom DVR functionality is already available.

In the SA/Cisco areas, AnyRoom DVR functionality is only available if that area has On-Screen Guide 2.0, which is currently only in 6 or 7 states. It requires the Cisco RNG 200N DVR.
:
I don't know what software guide or STB is needed for AnyPlay.

Mike Wolf See Profile and I are in an SA/Cisco area here in NJ. We're supposed to get the S26 update next month. Don't know when we can expect to get OSG 2.0.

The AnyPlay service (»info.xfinity.com/Portal/content/···dex.aspx), which is "currently not available in all areas," does not require the use of a particular STB or OSG software, but the use of an "AnyPlay device" as described/pictured in this article »www.multichannel.com/content/cab···-comcast
EDIT: And also this one: »www.cedmagazine.com/news/2011/06···i-router

Also see: »Comcast Rolling Out Anyplay

I don't think your area will get On-Screen Guide 2.0, instead it will go directly to the X1 Guide, see
»Re: New Guides for SA/Cisco Areas (Info from Ted Hodgins Blog)

Comcast changed its plans for Houston. It will go directly to the X1 Guide and skip On-Screen Guide 2.0, see »Re: New Guides for SA/Cisco Areas (Info from Ted Hodgins Blog)

Comcast is moving to use the "cloud" in place of an AnyRoom DVR, see »Re: New Guides for SA/Cisco Areas (Info from Ted Hodgins Blog)
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Cisco RNG 200N & SA 8300 HD DVRs-S26 Guide
Links
'Guide Blog'
'Schedule'
'Info'
'Patch Thread'


telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:6

said by Russ6:

I don't think your area will get On-Screen Guide 2.0, instead it will go directly to the X1 Guide, see
»Re: New Guides for SA/Cisco Areas (Info from Ted Hodgins Blog)

Yeah, I forgot about that (and it was my post)!

Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to Russ6

where are they getting the bandwidth for cloud dvr without SDV??

Will they use IP? if so will they count as part of the cap? Will cloud tv data load up the nodes??



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:6

1 edit

From the articles I've seen about Comcast's "Cloud DVR" service (»www.lightreading.com/network-dvr···40144700 and »www.lightreading.com/network-dvr···40136612), it's supposed to work similar to the "DVR Plus" RS-DVR system that Cablevision offers (»optimum.custhelp.com/app/answers···dvr-plus), which appears to use a VoD-like, Video QAM carrier-based method (and not IP) and can be viewed on many regular-model STBs in the subscriber's home.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to telcodad

When you go into the Cisco or SA DVR diagnostic page and scroll to the HDD Info page it shows the hard drive capacity, model number, and serial number of both the internal hard drive and external eSATA hard drive. I've noticed this on both the SA8300HD and on the RNG200N except on the RNG200N the model number and serial number is blank. I've also noticed this feature on the TiVo »i24.tinypic.com/14azz89.jpg

I'm hoping we'll see this feature more closely integrated into the new guides and equipment.
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JeepMatt
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reply to Joe12345678

said by Joe12345678:

where are they getting the bandwidth for cloud dvr without SDV??

Will they use IP? if so will they count as part of the cap? Will cloud tv data load up the nodes??

Joe-
At least in my region, they're sitting on 15+ open QAM's right now - there's plenty of bandwidth.
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PGHammer

join:2003-06-09
Accokeek, MD
reply to Joe12345678

Comcast has existing bandwidth contracts with Level 3 and Akamai (dating back at least a decade - the two contracts date back to when I was still working for them in Silver Spring) - so I doubt bandwidth to the cloud is an issue.