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No insider info here, but it sounds very similar to the UEI remotes just released for Dish Network boxes. I have such a remote, and the RF works great. Satellite companies have been using RF remotes for years. The protocol used for pairing and programming from the STB are fairly new. Those features also work very well.
All that being said, the comcast remote will still just control your cable box via RF and everything else via IR. So it's a partial solution. Hopefully it will also be a JP1.4 or JP2 remote so it could be programmed from a PC as well.
Also realize you'll need a new cable box to support it. If you want full RF control of everything, I'd say skip this remote and just go ahead and get an RF universal remote or at least a Next Generation RF system.