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If it's a no-cost upgrade I think I might get one for the master bedroom where I do have a newer AVR that passes HDMI. However in my main system I'm still using an older Denon where I require separate audio connections.

I do believe it is a no cost upgrade. All you have to do is switch out the boxes and your set to go.
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I do believe it is a no cost upgrade. All you have to do is switch out the boxes and your set to go.
Unless there is a DVR built in? I really don't need more than one - my "Triple Play" package is already costing me $230 a month!
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Is the new DTA guide working for anyone yet?

June Invoice - News from Comcast

A new on-screen guide will soon be available for both SD and
HD TV's connected to Digital Adapters. It will be available on
or around June 22, 2015. Just press the Info or XFINITY button
on your remote to get started. Learn how to use the on-screen
guide features at www.comcast.com/adapterguide.
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Unless there is a DVR built in? I really don't need more than one - my "Triple Play" package is already costing me $230 a month!

JB if you have a DVR already the little boxes just feed off of that. So basically they use the same functions of the DVR. I just installed an Xi3 box for my father and he loves the voice control. All he has to do now is say "ESPN" and it takes him right to it.
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JB if you have a DVR already the little boxes just feed off of that. So basically they use the same functions of the DVR. I just installed an Xi3 box for my father and he loves the voice control. All he has to do now is say "ESPN" and it takes him right to it.
Cool, thanks.
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Regarding the Program Guide for DTA devices, I did a live chat with Comcast and asked about this since neither of my DTA devices have guides yet. The agent said that Motorola DTA devices should have the guides as of last Monday or Tuesday but Cisco DTA devices will not get the guides until this coming Monday or Tuesday (June 29 or 30). Both of my DTA units are Cisco so I am still waiting. You can look at the bottom label to tell who the manufacture is.
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My DTA boxes were updated to the new firmware with channel guide last night. It's a nice feature and should have been there originally, but now Comcast has also raised the monthly DTA fees from $1.99 to $2.99 starting in June.
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My DTA boxes were updated to the new firmware with channel guide last night. It's a nice feature and should have been there originally, but now Comcast has also raised the monthly DTA fees from $1.99 to $2.99 starting in June.
So the boxes they gave "free" to everyone because "they" removed the clear QAM and analog channels are now having a 50% increase in price
Comcast, you gotta love em'
I agree though, a guide is kind of a must and should have always been included.
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JB if you have a DVR already the little boxes just feed off of that. So basically they use the same functions of the DVR. I just installed an Xi3 box for my father and he loves the voice control. All he has to do now is say "ESPN" and it takes him right to it.
I went into the local Comcast store and got a demonstration of the voice control aspect. I would love to switch my 4 older boxes (1 DVR and the others HD only) for the new X1/i3's but before I do I would need to make sure that they'd be compatible with our various configurations, which vary by room. For example, only one of them has full HDMI connections. Also, I am more interested in any improvements in picture quality, particularly on a new 4K-capable 80" TV we just bought for our main viewing (family) room.

Have some other priorities ahead of this, but it's somehting that's definitely on my radar.
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I went into the local Comcast store and got a demonstration of the voice control aspect. I would love to switch my 4 older boxes (1 DVR and the others HD only) for the new X1/i3's but before I do I would need to make sure that they'd be compatible with our various configurations, which vary by room. For example, only one of them has full HDMI connections. Also, I am more interested in any improvements in picture quality, particularly on a new 4K-capable 80" TV we just bought for our main viewing (family) room.

Have some other priorities ahead of this, but it's somehting that's definitely on my radar.

JBaumgart, I dont know about all the other features your looking for but I will say in my opinion the PQ with the new X1i3, at least in HD, is alot better then what it used to be. I would say it equals Directv and I never thought I would say that!
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JBaumgart, I dont know about all the other features your looking for but I will say in my opinion the PQ with the new X1i3, at least in HD, is alot better then what it used to be. I would say it equals Directv and I never thought I would say that!
Thanks for the reply, steve1971. I just bought a new 4k TV and would like it to look as good as possible! Using my current box it's showing a resolution of 1080i on the HD channels. I wonder with the X1 if it could possibly go to 1080p, the same as a blu-ray disk?
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Thanks for the reply, steve1971. I just bought a new 4k TV and would like it to look as good as possible! Using my current box it's showing a resolution of 1080i on the HD channels. I wonder with the X1 if it could possibly go to 1080p, the same as a blu-ray disk?
Hey JB. My w900a is only showing 1080i and thats the highest Comcast can do right now and probably for the forseeable future. I even called them and asked about that and they confirmed it. JB I dont think anything except for Vudu's HDX streaming will ever look as good as Blu ray no matter what others may claim. I think Blu ray is the best we are going to get my freind.
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Hey JB. My w900a is only showing 1080i and thats the highest Comcast can do right now and probably for the forseeable future. I even called them and asked about that and they confirmed it. JB I dont think anything except for Vudu's HDX streaming will ever look as good as Blu ray no matter what others may claim. I think Blu ray is the best we are going to get my freind.
Hope you're wrong on the last point, that we will see some provider (if not Comcast) able to give us regular programming in 4K. For the foreseeable future, however, we'll have to live with 1080i when it comes to most shows we want to see.

And with respect to Comcast you still believe their latest boxes are somehow able to provide a better picture even though both the old and the new are transmitting the same 1080i resolution?
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Hope you're wrong on the last point, that we will see some provider (if not Comcast) able to give us regular programming in 4K. For the foreseeable future, however, we'll have to live with 1080i when it comes to most shows we want to see.

And with respect to Comcast you still believe their latest boxes are somehow able to provide a better picture even though both the old and the new are transmitting the same 1080i resolution?

I stand corrected JB. The new Comcast boxes can be set to Full HD 1080p and I just found that out last night. Now whether its true 1080p HD or compressed I dont know but the boxes can be set to 1080/60p HD.
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I stand corrected JB. The new Comcast boxes can be set to Full HD 1080p and I just found that out last night. Now whether its true 1080p HD or compressed I dont know but the boxes can be set to 1080/60p HD.
OK, I'm SOLD! Thanks for the follow-up.
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