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4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 07:24 AM 07-29-2014
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Originally Posted by CoreyM View Post
Not sure which Motorola you have, I have had multiple boxes over the last 15 years with Comcast. The DCX changes channels and flips through the guide instantaneously. The X1 is definitely slower and when you select a new channel there is a brief channel screen before the content starts. I liked it but there is no way it remotely compares speed wise with my DCX box on speed.
I was referring to just the response time in general.

smack518's Avatar smack518 07:33 AM 07-29-2014
I understand the current STB that comcast provides with the X1 platform do not allow native passthrough, ie you need to select a resolution. I would rather have my TV do that work. Does anyone know if Comcast offers an X1 box, or plans to offer one with native passthrough? I only have cable in one room so I'm not in a giant hurry, as the multiroom functionality is not of much use, but I would like the new guide, cloud-dvr etc.

I'm in Center City Philadelphia BTW.

Thanks!
billmich's Avatar billmich 09:43 AM 07-29-2014
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Originally Posted by smack518 View Post
I understand the current STB that comcast provides with the X1 platform do not allow native passthrough, ie you need to select a resolution. I would rather have my TV do that work. Does anyone know if Comcast offers an X1 box, or plans to offer one with native passthrough? I only have cable in one room so I'm not in a giant hurry, as the multiroom functionality is not of much use, but I would like the new guide, cloud-dvr etc.

I'm in Center City Philadelphia BTW.

Thanks!
+10000 for sure.

the X1 set at 1080P doesn't allow proper sizing of SD 480i channels, a "native mode" would take care of ALL of that.

On a positive note, for us people that use DVD recorders, the X1 boxes do properly keep the widescreen flag via S-video and composite outputs. This lets us view our recorded discs without having to use the ZOOM mode.
smack518's Avatar smack518 09:50 AM 07-29-2014
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Originally Posted by billmich View Post
+10000 for sure.

the X1 set at 1080P doesn't allow proper sizing of SD 480i channels, a "native mode" would take care of ALL of that.

On a positive note, for us people that use DVD recorders, the X1 boxes do properly keep the widescreen flag via S-video and composite outputs. This lets us view our recorded discs without having to use the ZOOM mode.
I don't even care so much about SD channels as rarely if ever watch them. I'm more interested in letting my TV handle upscaling from 720p and 1080i signals, rather than having my cable box (which traditionally doesn't handle that as well as a good TV) do it. That said, I can see how it would be really annoying if you do watch SD channels.
Feddie's Avatar Feddie 10:37 AM 07-30-2014
I am having lip sync issues with the Arris X1 DVR box. I mainly get it when watching recorded shows on HGTV or Food Network. Watching HBO, Showtime, etc it seems to be fine. I have it hooked up via HDMI to a Yamaha Aventage 720 with lip sync correction set to auto. Is this a known issue or just my setup? Any help would be appreciated.
Tom Grooms's Avatar Tom Grooms 05:14 PM 07-31-2014
My 30 second forward and 15 second back skips turned into 5 minutes forward and back. Anyone else notice the programmed 30 second skip is gone?
justindion's Avatar justindion 06:37 PM 07-31-2014
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Originally Posted by Tom Grooms View Post
My 30 second forward and 15 second back skips turned into 5 minutes forward and back. Anyone else notice the programmed 30 second skip is gone?

Happened to me yesterday. The code to switch back is in post 10 in this thread
Tom Grooms's Avatar Tom Grooms 07:16 PM 07-31-2014
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Originally Posted by justindion View Post
Happened to me yesterday. The code to switch back is in post 10 in this thread
Got it! Exit, exit, exit, 0030.
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 07:34 AM 08-01-2014
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Originally Posted by Tom Grooms View Post
Got it! Exit, exit, exit, 0030.
Make sure you are pointing the remote at the X1 when you do this. With old Motorola's you were programming the remote. With the X1 you are programming the DVR, so you will need to make sure the X1 is in line to receive the signal.
Gov's Avatar Gov 07:12 AM 08-02-2014
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Originally Posted by Feddie View Post
I am having lip sync issues with the Arris X1 DVR box. I mainly get it when watching recorded shows on HGTV or Food Network. Watching HBO, Showtime, etc it seems to be fine. I have it hooked up via HDMI to a Yamaha Aventage 720 with lip sync correction set to auto. Is this a known issue or just my setup? Any help would be appreciated.
I too have been getting this for a couple of months now. Seems to be a known problem according to reports on the Xfinity X1 forums.
dmntdmnky 02:24 PM 08-08-2014
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Originally Posted by turban23 View Post
Does anybody know how to go a day ahead on the guide? I liked that feature on the old box.
I don't know if anyone else answered this question on a later page, but the way you do this is:
(1) Press guide
(2) Go left to the channel you want to see the programs of
(3) Press ok, & go to channel info

Now it will show the schedule for the 3 days or so.
jeffsiler's Avatar jeffsiler 03:03 PM 08-08-2014
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Originally Posted by Feddie View Post
I am having lip sync issues with the Arris X1 DVR box. I mainly get it when watching recorded shows on HGTV or Food Network. Watching HBO, Showtime, etc it seems to be fine. I have it hooked up via HDMI to a Yamaha Aventage 720 with lip sync correction set to auto. Is this a known issue or just my setup? Any help would be appreciated.
I am having the same issue with my X1 (Non DVR) box. It is only happening on certain channels. My other sources do not have this issue. Any help would be appreciated.
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 06:54 AM 08-11-2014
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Originally Posted by dmntdmnky View Post
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Originally Posted by turban23
Does anybody know how to go a day ahead on the guide? I liked that feature on the old box.

I don't know if anyone else answered this question on a later page, but the way you do this is:
(1) Press guide
(2) Go left to the channel you want to see the programs of
(3) Press ok, & go to channel info

Now it will show the schedule for the 3 days or so.
Or, if I understand the question.... once in the guide, hit the FF button to skip ahead a day, and RW to go back a day.
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 07:40 AM 08-12-2014
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Originally Posted by dmntdmnky View Post
I don't know if anyone else answered this question on a later page, but the way you do this is:
(1) Press guide
(2) Go left to the channel you want to see the programs of
(3) Press ok, & go to channel info

Now it will show the schedule for the 3 days or so.
What you have described above can also be done much easier by clicking the right arrow once while on live TV. If you are not tuned to the channel you want to see the guide for, then you can tune or scroll to it once you have right arrowed to get the mini guide.
jeffsiler's Avatar jeffsiler 10:35 PM 08-17-2014
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Originally Posted by Gov View Post
I too have been getting this for a couple of months now. Seems to be a known problem according to reports on the Xfinity X1 forums.
The lip sync is really bugging me on this box. Is everyone else just ignoring it or is there a workaround?
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 09:17 AM 08-18-2014
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Originally Posted by jeffsiler View Post
The lip sync is really bugging me on this box. Is everyone else just ignoring it or is there a workaround?
I have had the Pace (Green Light DVR) for almost a year, and no lip sync issues at all.
JazzGuyy's Avatar JazzGuyy 12:28 PM 08-18-2014
I only see lip sync problems on certain programs on certain channels. Mostly PBS stuff.
lda1 01:13 PM 08-18-2014
Just came over to Comcast from Fios. The X1 interface is nice, though not as fast as I thought it would be. Still faster than Fios. However, like many others, I'm having annoying lip sync issues on all the boxes. Did not have this issue with any boxes or HT setups with Verizon so I'm really disappointed. I've spent about a day now trying to figure it out and here's what I've got:

Most of the live channels have the issue. There are a few exceptions, including the premium channels (HBO and Showtime).
DVR recordings of the premium channels are also fine.
On-Demand recordings all have the issue, even HBO/Showtime.

Went through a bunch of troubleshooting, but even HDMI direct to TV, bypassing the receiver still has the issue.

Really wanted to stick with Xfinity, but even my wife is like "What is wrong with the audio." And if she's seeing it, it's bad.

Tech came out and told me that is normal. Of course. So may be going back to Verizon. I can live with archaic menus if the video and audio content is high quality.

Anyone know of a fix? Different hardware? Not sure what box I have, it says XC1A on the front.

Louis
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 10:13 AM 08-19-2014
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Originally Posted by lda1 View Post
Just came over to Comcast from Fios. The X1 interface is nice, though not as fast as I thought it would be. Still faster than Fios. However, like many others, I'm having annoying lip sync issues on all the boxes. Did not have this issue with any boxes or HT setups with Verizon so I'm really disappointed. I've spent about a day now trying to figure it out and here's what I've got:

Most of the live channels have the issue. There are a few exceptions, including the premium channels (HBO and Showtime).
DVR recordings of the premium channels are also fine.
On-Demand recordings all have the issue, even HBO/Showtime.

Went through a bunch of troubleshooting, but even HDMI direct to TV, bypassing the receiver still has the issue.

Really wanted to stick with Xfinity, but even my wife is like "What is wrong with the audio." And if she's seeing it, it's bad.

Tech came out and told me that is normal. Of course. So may be going back to Verizon. I can live with archaic menus if the video and audio content is high quality.

Anyone know of a fix? Different hardware? Not sure what box I have, it says XC1A on the front.

Louis
There are 2 different manufacturers of the DVR boxes. Pace (Green power button) and Arris (Blue power button). No lip sync issues with my Pace.
Rashman's Avatar Rashman 08:54 AM 08-21-2014
Just finished catching up on reading the whole thread -- I have had X1 for a couple of months now and am extremely annoyed by my box constantly defaulting back to 720p. I know some folks mentioned that the bug seems to have been fixed, but I can report that is definitely still happening for me. I got tired of rebooting the box every day, so for a while there I just decided to live with 720p in hopes that Comcast would eventually fix the bug. After reading this thread, I am now trying the option of setting the X1 box to 1080i to see if it will stick. I will report back on my results - just made the switch last night. This may be a temporary workaround, but it is still not ideal. It's so frustrating that we have to put up with this sort of thing.

Thanks all for the good info, suggestions, etc.
96corvette's Avatar 96corvette 05:58 PM 08-23-2014
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Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post
There are 2 different manufacturers of the DVR boxes. Pace (Green power button) and Arris (Blue power button). No lip sync issues with my Pace.
Nor with the Arris box
Fahrenheit85's Avatar Fahrenheit85 11:33 AM 08-28-2014
Just got mine installed. So far it seems nice and the UI looks modern which is refreshing. I set the output to 1080p/60 and set up my remove codes. Seems to be working well. Only thing I think its missing is a favorite channel option. Ya know when you set like 10 channels as favorite and then you can hit the "fav" key to see them. Is that gone on the X1 boxes? Also the guy kept talking about how the remote would work without pointing it at the box (box is behind seating position) but it doesn't seem to work. Whats up with that?
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 11:42 AM 08-28-2014
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit85 View Post
Just got mine installed. So far it seems nice and the UI looks modern which is refreshing. I set the output to 1080p/60 and set up my remove codes. Seems to be working well. Only thing I think its missing is a favorite channel option. Ya know when you set like 10 channels as favorite and then you can hit the "fav" key to see them. Is that gone on the X1 boxes? Also the guy kept talking about how the remote would work without pointing it at the box (box is behind seating position) but it doesn't seem to work. Whats up with that?
If you bring up the guide, and scroll all the way over to the left and select the channel # itself, I believe you can add it to favorites from there. And, there are instructions on the back of the remote to "pair" the remote to the X1, so no "line of sight" would be needed after that.
Fahrenheit85's Avatar Fahrenheit85 12:01 PM 08-28-2014
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Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post
If you bring up the guide, and scroll all the way over to the left and select the channel # itself, I believe you can add it to favorites from there. And, there are instructions on the back of the remote to "pair" the remote to the X1, so no "line of sight" would be needed after that.
Ah thanks, is the only way to access favorite list by pressing guide twice then selecting show favorites? Was much faster before on the older box. Could just hit fav on the guide and i was looking at my top channels
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 01:02 PM 08-28-2014
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit85 View Post
Ah thanks, is the only way to access favorite list by pressing guide twice then selecting show favorites? Was much faster before on the older box. Could just hit fav on the guide and i was looking at my top channels
Sorry, not quite sure. I never used the favorites option.
Fahrenheit85's Avatar Fahrenheit85 01:37 PM 08-28-2014
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Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post
Sorry, not quite sure. I never used the favorites option.
Well it works so thanks for your time. The whole not needed line of sight thing is still not working to good though
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 01:45 PM 08-28-2014
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit85 View Post
Well it works so thanks for your time. The whole not needed line of sight thing is still not working to good though
Now that it is paired, go into the settings and go to the about tab. It should state your battery %. Maybe it is low?
Fahrenheit85's Avatar Fahrenheit85 01:52 PM 08-28-2014
Hmm I get unknown for battery level. I tried paring it as per the directions but i dont get the pairing screen
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1 02:23 PM 08-28-2014
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Hmm I get unknown for battery level. I tried paring it as per the directions but i dont get the pairing screen
It might be a battery issue. Maybe add new ones and try un-pairing/re-pairing.
Fahrenheit85's Avatar Fahrenheit85 02:35 PM 08-28-2014
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Originally Posted by 4mula1 View Post
It might be a battery issue. Maybe add new ones and try un-pairing/re-pairing.
Ah seems like the satellite boxes (or whatever its called) don't do the no line of sight thing. I put the master box in the living room since she likes to pause for the kids and stuff.
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