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Comcast Users Can Get Another 'Unofficial' Sneak Peek at the X2
by Karl Bode 08:02AM Thursday Nov 21 2013
Last month Comcast users in our forums discovered that they could get an unsanctioned sneak peek at Comcast's latest and greatest set top box platform (the X2) if they simply plugged a few codes into the current X1 set top. Comcast quickly locked down the functionality once it was discovered by the public, but leaked code appears to have emerged again. Users in our forums note that users can now enter "Exit Exit X T W O (9896)" on their remote to get a new glimpse at the shiny new GUI -- sans some of its more interesting features like cloud DVR recording. Comcast's Sree Kotay Tweeted about this latest code, suggesting (unless Kotay's wandering off of the reservation) this time the preview probably won't be closed down.

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ccneteng
Comcast Employee
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join:2008-02-06
Philadelphia, PA

2 recommendations

X2 code

Unlikely that it will be turned off unless there is a problem if Sree tweeted it. That said, remember it is a beta...

telcodad
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join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:15

I don't think Comcast is trying to keep it a secret this time

As the new X2 "code" was tweeted by a Comcast SVP (and Chief Software Architect), I don't think it's supposed to be a secret now.

Last time it looks like the code was leaked by an employee, and the X2 UI appeared to be unpolished and buggy, but this time I think they're hoping to get some public feedback on the latest improvements to it.

PaulHikeS2

join:2003-03-06
Fitchburg, MA

If it doesn't work properly....

I wonder if there's a way to put it back to the old interface. A reboot perhaps?
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telcodad
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Re: If it doesn't work properly....

said by PaulHikeS2:

I wonder if there's a way to put it back to the old interface. A reboot perhaps?

Entering the "Exit Exit Exit 9-8-9-6" code is supposed to flip it back, but according to a post in that forum (»More Vibrant Colors) you can also go back to the X1 UI by using the menus:
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Preferences - General

There's a setting to switch from "Preview" - if you choose it, it brings up a pop up to ask if you want to switch back or not.
timtom

join:2012-11-15

X2

All customers will get X2 before Christmas.