said by cvananden :
What the hell is the x1 platform? Is it really worth it?
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.
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