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cvananden

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[Price] New to Comcast in NJ - curious about rates

Hey guys, I tend to read this site quite a bit for a whole variety of reasons, but I figured now I'd finally pose a question.

I'll be moving into a new apartment in NNJ in the coming months and the building requires comcast (I guess they have a deal or something?). This means I'll have to give up my fios - which I happen to love.

I currently have a 50mb up/50mb down. HD Extreme (hbo, showtime,other random channels I never watch) and phone. All of this is with my fios. I pay about $140 a month.

I was curious what kind of deals some of you may have gotten or what I should be looking for. What the hell is the x1 platform? Is it really worth it? I already have a roku 3 and a googletv...I don't think my tv needs to really be any "smarter" haha.

I'm really just looking for internet/tv - but it seems they really want to sucker you into phone by offering a much better deal if you go triple play.

What I want - 1 HD DVR, 1 HD Box, 25mb internet, I think the 220+ channel package (I watch things like the science channel and YES and some other things that I don't believe I saw listed in the 140+). I'd ideally like to pay less than what I pay now ($140), especially being a new customer.

I saw by being a new customer and getting this, I'd be paying almost what I do for my existing fios account AND i'd be settling for slower internet and no HBO or Showtime.

Thanks!



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said by cvananden :

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What the hell is the x1 platform? Is it really worth it?
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I'm really just looking for internet/tv - but it seems they really want to sucker you into phone by offering a much better deal if you go triple play.
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What I want - 1 HD DVR, 1 HD Box, 25mb internet, I think the 220+ channel package (I watch things like the science channel and YES and some other things that I don't believe I saw listed in the 140+). I'd ideally like to pay less than what I pay now ($140), especially being a new customer.
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Info on the new X1 Platform can be found here: »Comcast Cable TV FAQ »What is X1 and X2?

I haven't "upgraded" to it yet as I'm OK with the standard STB/iGuide technology for now while they continue to work out the remaining bugs/issues with X1.

Here are some of the lower-cost Triple-play packages I found online for "Northern NJ." The cost of the "HD Preferred" one with 220 channels increases to $134.99/mo in the second year and then $144.95/mo after that.

The packages should include 1 STB and adding a DVR should cost $17.95/mo extra.

You can check them out yourself at: »www.comcast.com/shop/deals-dealfinder