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mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

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reply to telcodad

Re: Xfinity TV on the X1 Platform and X1 Remote Control App!

is comcast distributing these remotes now? I'd like to pick one up if so.
Did he say that most of the country would have it by the end of the year?



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:7

As the web page says: "The new XFINITY TV XR2 Remote Control is rolling out with Comcast set-top boxes running the latest version of the on-screen guide. Later this year the XFINITY TV XR2 Remote will also be rolling out with High-Definition (HD) Digital Transport Adapter (DTA) devices."

So, it looks like these new remotes are only being distributed with newer boxes, like for the X1 platform, that are RF remote capable.

They will also be supplied with the HD-DTAs, whenever they are released.


Russ6

join:2011-03-17
Houston, TX
kudos:1
reply to mikedz4

said by mikedz4:

is comcast distributing these remotes now? I'd like to pick one up if so.
Did he say that most of the country would have it by the end of the year?

NOTE: Comcast's Press Release (see excerpt below) says X1 will launch in Boston in the coming weeks and will be available in several major markets this year. Comcast's schedules have been overly optimistic in the past. The press release describes a limited deployment this year and does not provide specific deployment dates.

quote:
PHILADELPHIA & BOSTON, May 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Available in the Coming Weeks in Boston; More Markets to Follow This Year

Comcast, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information, and communications products and services, announced today it will launch its next-generation television experience, Xfinity TV on the X1 Platform, and a new X1 remote control app in the coming weeks. This cloud-enabled platform, unlike any other video service existing today, delivers the world's largest collection of video and transforms the TV into an entirely new integrated entertainment experience. These new products will launch in Boston with several major markets planned to follow this year, and will be available to new Xfinity Triple Play with HD/DVR service customers at no additional cost.

. . .

»www.marketwatch.com/story/comcas···12-05-21
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SA 8300 HD DVRs with Patched S25 Guide
Links:
'S25 Guide Blog' 'Schedule' 'Info' 'Patch Thread'


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

Someone already posted in another thread that northern indiana would get x1 in july that is why i was asking about the pittsburgh area.


Russ6

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

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said by mikedz4:

Someone already posted in another thread that northern indiana would get x1 in july that is why i was asking about the pittsburgh area.

Here is a link to a post with scheduled dates and the first date has already slipped:
»Re: [DVR] Spectrum Quad Tuner DVR revealed

I wouldn't put a lot of credibility in the schedule dates that people get from CSRs at this point, even the people who are deploying it in Boston didn't give a date in the press release. It probably is not ready to be released and Comcast is working to get it ready.
--
SA 8300 HD DVRs with Patched S25 Guide
Links:
'S25 Guide Blog' 'Schedule' 'Info' 'Patch Thread'


mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

neil smit said in the youtube video this week or next for boston.



telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:7
reply to Russ6

said by Russ6:

said by mikedz4:

Someone already posted in another thread that northern indiana would get x1 in july that is why i was asking about the pittsburgh area.

Here is a link to a post with scheduled dates and the first date has already slipped:
»Re: [DVR] Spectrum Quad Tuner DVR revealed

I wouldn't put a lot of credibility in the schedule dates that people get from CSRs at this point, even the people who are deploying it in Boston didn't give a date in the press release. It probably is not ready to be released and Comcast is working to get it ready.

I have seen, and as aguiar0016 stated in another thread, the Boston area is supposed to have it starting May 30th.

Unfortunately, I haven't received an updated roll-out schedule from that "inside source," but it looks like you can figure that the dates have now slipped by about a month so far.