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YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY

What other functionality.....

does this box employ? How does it differ from a regular STB other than IP functionality? Thanks.
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bbeesley
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Richardson, TX
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Re: What other functionality.....

said by YukonHawk:

How does it differ from a regular STB other than IP functionality?

voice commands, pandora, twitter, FB aps, just to name a few

»xfinity.comcast.net/x1/faq/

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to YukonHawk
With being IP, would could assume that they could take these STBs and use them on a full IP network if they wished to move to such.


YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY

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Thank you! Wow...this is light years ahead of what my current STB can do. I really like the GUI. Thanks again for the info.


TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA
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said by YukonHawk:

Thank you! Wow...this is light years ahead of what what my current STB can do. I really like the GUI. Thanks again for the info.

Yes, it's a massive improvement appearance and feature wise but it's still known to be very buggy and less tolerable for marginal cable signals.

Other than that, it's nice to know Comcast finally addressing the sorry nature of their current stb fleet.

»[X1-X2] Xfinity X1 now available to New Customers


dvd536
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reply to YukonHawk
said by YukonHawk:

does this box employ? How does it differ from a regular STB other than IP functionality? Thanks.

slowing down of your internet when you have the TV on[just like uverse]
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mob
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reply to YukonHawk
One stop data collection...


YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
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·Comcast
reply to dvd536
said by dvd536:

said by YukonHawk:

does this box employ? How does it differ from a regular STB other than IP functionality? Thanks.

slowing down of your internet when you have the TV on[just like uverse]

That would stink if it slows things down. Do you have one? If you do, do you like the features?


djrobx
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Valencia, CA
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reply to TriForce
said by TriForce:

said by YukonHawk:

Thank you! Wow...this is light years ahead of what what my current STB can do. I really like the GUI. Thanks again for the info.

Other than that, it's nice to know Comcast finally addressing the sorry nature of their current stb fleet.

At least Comcast is trying. Set top apathy seems to be a general problem with cable companies. TWC took over Comcast's systems here 7 years ago, but we still have Comcast's iGuide, with some tweaks to add StartOver and LookBack.

I've also noticed that brand new customers still sometimes get DCT6416s. 160GB of MPEG-2 HD is laughable.
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reply to dvd536
said by dvd536:

said by YukonHawk:

does this box employ? How does it differ from a regular STB other than IP functionality? Thanks.

slowing down of your internet when you have the TV on[just like uverse]

Sorry, this makes no sense. Comcast is NOT replicating U-verse's architecture with this. U-verse is full IP TV, so everything comes in via the internet connection. And what's worse, U-verse is limited by the pipe they have going to your house. Twisted pair isn't exactly a big pipe. Comcast will still be using QAM for all their feeds to your house. TV viewing will in no way slow down internet service with this set up. It's no different than what they have today. All that will happen is that if you decide to use some of the IP features of the STB, you're going to share the internet bandwidth for that. But there's a HUGE difference between updating your facebook status via your TV and getting all your programming in via an IP feed. If anything, this takes Comcast a step closer to the same architecture that Verizon uses for FiOS (which is the service I have). And trust me, I see no degredation in internet speed just because someone is watching TV.