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post #9811 of 9937
What kind on installation was it?

Does the X1 work if you still have an SD-DVR in the same house?
post #9812 of 9937
They made the install sound complicated, but the installer just went from room to room hooking up the boxes and calling to get them activated. That was it.
I could have done that!

I assume you could do that.
post #9813 of 9937
CaptainVideoJW,

Can you record 5 shows at one time?
post #9814 of 9937
No, record 4, and watch a 5th. I assume it has 6 tuners. 5 would be odd wouldn't it? And I'm assuming its used for some other purpose or reserved.
post #9815 of 9937
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Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW View Post

Yes, triple play is required.

No, the DVR pricing is the same. There's also a non-DVR X1 STB that's the same $10 a month as the HD STB.

What I've read says that it uses MOCA so maybe that's why it requires installation. But I'm not sure of the details on that.

I have "'Triple Play Complete" with two RNG200N's and two HD converters. I talked to them and they had to step my package down to "Standard" because they don't have an "X1 Complete" package. They said the total cost is about $2/month more to replace my four boxes with four X1's (two X1 DVR;s and two X1 HD's). And I lose the two Movie Channels.
post #9816 of 9937
I would go for it. The X1 is very cool! You could tweak your package after the installation I think.
They seem to have all these hoops for us and requirements before you can get the box. But after you get it it seems anything goes. I mean like me and them forgetting to install the phone.
post #9817 of 9937
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Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW View Post

No, record 4, and watch a 5th. I assume it has 6 tuners. 5 would be odd wouldn't it? And I'm assuming its used for some other purpose or reserved.

The X1 FAQ page says record two channels while watching a third. Have you tried recording more than two channels at the same time?

http://xfinity.comcast.net/x1/faq/
post #9818 of 9937
I can record 4, and watch a 5th.
So, you can see I'm recording 611, 612, 613, 614, and watching 621 live.


Edited by CaptainVideoJW - 5/8/13 at 2:07pm
post #9819 of 9937
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Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW View Post

I can record 4, and watch a 5th.
So, you can see I'm recording 611, 612, 613, 614, and watching 621 live.


Oh, so cool!!! It has been driving me nuts when I record two channels and can't watch a third channel.

Do you know how large the hard drive is? I haven't been able to find the specs yet.

Have you seen this article? It talks about TV over IP.

http://www.cabletechtalk.com/technology-devices/what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-x1/

Comcast is having a hard time provisioning my order. They said they would get back to me in 24-48 hours.
Edited by RobertWy - 5/9/13 at 5:51am
post #9820 of 9937
The tech said it was 1 Terabyte. I haven't been able to confirm that yet from the diagnostic screens yet, though.
post #9821 of 9937
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Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW View Post

The tech said it was 1 Terabyte. I haven't been able to confirm that yet from the diagnostic screens yet, though.

The FAQ said it would hold 60 hours of HD programming.

What is the model number of the DVR? I found a reference to Pace PX001ANM.
Edited by RobertWy - 5/9/13 at 7:51am
post #9822 of 9937
CaptainVideo, do you know what the hdmi inputs on the back of the box are for?
post #9823 of 9937
Robert that's the correct model.

Eric, I haven't tested them yet. I have a guest staying in my media room. Haven't been able to fiddle with it as much as I'd like.
post #9824 of 9937
it's pretty lame that the X1 is only available with the triple play. hopefully they'll make it available to rest of the packages soon.
post #9825 of 9937
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Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW View Post

Robert that's the correct model.

Eric, I haven't tested them yet. I have a guest staying in my media room. Haven't been able to fiddle with it as much as I'd like.

Thanks for the verification. Are you following the X1 Comcast forums? What is your handle?
post #9826 of 9937
This is pretty interesting:

"Comcast’s X1 service features a media-rich cloud-based interface and an IP-based applications ecosystem. The next version, internally referred to as "X2," will add features such as personalized recommendations based on viewing habits and other data. The initial version of X1 runs on a Pace-made hybrid QAM/IP HD-DVR called the XG1 that can share content over a Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-based home network with an HD client box called the RNG150N. Comcast is working with Arris and other vendors on a “headless” gateway called the XG5 that will work with an IP-only HD client device called the Xi3. The XG5 will also house a transcoder that converts QAM video into IP streams that can be shared with tablets, smartphones and other devices hanging off the home network. All of those products run on the Comcast Reference Design Kit (RDK), a pre-integrated software bundle for gateways and set-tops."

http://www.multichannel.com/distribution/comcast%E2%80%99s-x1-takes-crack-openstack/143016
post #9827 of 9937
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Originally Posted by RobertWy View Post

Thanks for the verification. Are you following the X1 Comcast forums? What is your handle?

Yes I am. Currently my forum id is xcbvxcv, weird right? Trying to change that.

Another few points of interest.

The hard drive is 500 GB not 1TB as the tech told me.

And currently eSATA external hard drives aren't supported. There is a port though. There's some rumors of cloud storage too.

It has a fan on the left side of the box that exhausts out the back. (little bit noisy)

And the model number is PX001ANC. Think I had posted one with an M on the end earlier.

The HD STB (non-DVR) model is a Pace PR150BNM
post #9828 of 9937
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Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW View Post

Yes I am. Currently my forum id is xcbvxcv, weird right? Trying to change that.

Another few points of interest.

The hard drive is 500 GB not 1TB as the tech told me.

And currently eSATA external hard drives aren't supported. There is a port though. There's some rumors of cloud storage too.

It has a fan on the left side of the box that exhausts out the back. (little bit noisy)

And the model number is PX001ANC. Think I had posted one with an M on the end earlier.

The HD STB (non-DVR) model is a Pace PR150BNM

I will be getting two X1 DVR's and two X1 STB's this Friday at 2PM. When our kids move out, we may try to switch to the AnyRoom DVR, if it has the same interface as the X1. Or maybe there will be another gadget that is better than either one. smile.gif

I had a guess that was your handle when I saw your posts.
post #9829 of 9937
Hope you like them. So far I do. Much more than the RNG200N and the 2002 guide.

I do miss dedicated buttons for list or my dvr. And the guide needs a button for shift day.

I like how if you tune to channel 25 it automatically switches to the HD version on 625.

A nice feature for Comcast would be a to backup your scheduled recordings. Don't know how that'd work. Probably a pipe dream...
Edited by CaptainVideoJW - 5/12/13 at 5:44pm
post #9830 of 9937
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Originally Posted by RobertWy View Post

I will be getting two X1 DVR's and two X1 STB's this Friday at 2PM. When our kids move out, we may try to switch to the AnyRoom DVR, if it has the same interface as the X1. Or maybe there will be another gadget that is better than either one. smile.gif

"The initial version of X1 runs on a Pace-made hybrid QAM/IP HD-DVR called the XG1 that can share content over a Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-based home network with an HD client box called the RNG150N."

http://www.multichannel.com/distribution/comcast’s-x1-takes-crack-openstack/143016

I wonder how you get it to do that???
post #9831 of 9937
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Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW View Post

"The initial version of X1 runs on a Pace-made hybrid QAM/IP HD-DVR called the XG1 that can share content over a Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)-based home network with an HD client box called the RNG150N."

http://www.multichannel.com/distribution/comcast’s-x1-takes-crack-openstack/143016

I wonder how you get it to do that???

LOL! Who knows? I have one RNG150N. But it will be replaced with the Pace PR150BNM. Seems like a very similar box, from a numbering scheme.
post #9832 of 9937
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Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW View Post

Hope you like them. So far I do. Much more than the RNG200N and the 2002 guide.

I do miss dedicated buttons for list or my dvr. And the guide needs a button for shift day.

I like how if you tune to channel 25 it automatically switches to the HD version on 625.

A nice feature for Comcast would be a to backup your scheduled recordings. Don't know how that'd work. Probably a pipe dream...

I sure could use the backup for my conversion from the RNG200N's to the X1's. And it sounds like we have a few new things to get used to with the remote. Thanks for the heads-up.
post #9833 of 9937
I saw that my 8300HD was showing it was on channel 1 (on demand) on the front display even though it should have been off. Then when I went to watch a show I noticed it hadn't been recorded. The DVR must have burped and lost all my scheduled recording listings for all days. I missed a couple of shows. Since the guide is so slow to repopulate I am being limited to only one day out at this time. Hopefully this hasn't happened to you but it might be worth checking.
post #9834 of 9937
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Originally Posted by jqmn View Post

I saw that my 8300HD was showing it was on channel 1 (on demand) on the front display even though it should have been off. Then when I went to watch a show I noticed it hadn't been recorded. The DVR must have burped and lost all my scheduled recording listings for all days. I missed a couple of shows. Since the guide is so slow to repopulate I am being limited to only one day out at this time. Hopefully this hasn't happened to you but it might be worth checking.

I just noticed to this on mine tonight. No guide info no recordings nothing scheduled. Like it had been wiped. On demand doesn't work. Just did a hard reboot to see if that will fix. Only way I knew was my TiVo didnt record NCIS LA and I went to see if the 8300 had it.
post #9835 of 9937
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Originally Posted by mike1812 View Post

I just noticed to this on mine tonight. No guide info no recordings nothing scheduled. Like it had been wiped. On demand doesn't work. Just did a hard reboot to see if that will fix. Only way I knew was my TiVo didnt record NCIS LA and I went to see if the 8300 had it.

This is what I experienced. Comcast must have sent us an update for our "benefit" and its side effect was to wipe the guide and scheduled recordings table.
post #9836 of 9937
Comcast continues to amaze. The two shows that were supposed to be recorded yesterday and that weren't in the recorded list magically appeared about an hour ago. The scheduled to record list is still MIA. The guide hasn't repopulated beyond tomorrow for most channels.

Given the increased pixelization, bad frames (like there are pixelated bands across a frame every several minutes so that it looks like a frame drop but isn't), guide issues (severe lag from time to time), etc., I am beginning to wonder whether they haven't just turned the box into a streaming device and it is now competing for bandwidth with all the internet traffic. Does anyone really know whether a recorded show is even on the HDD anymore?
post #9837 of 9937
Your recordings are not going to the cloud. Those boxes do not have that capability.
post #9838 of 9937
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Originally Posted by jqmn View Post

This is what I experienced. Comcast must have sent us an update for our "benefit" and its side effect was to wipe the guide and scheduled recordings table.

The update wiped both my 200N Comcast DVR and my Tivo box of all channels. The Comcast DVR started working again after a hard reboot. The TIVO is seemingly not repairable without a truck roll (had a new cable card I picked up and numerous calls to Tivo and Comcast support). The BH is not happy as she is the primary TIVO user.
post #9839 of 9937
This is why they need the capability to backup our scheduled recordings!

Sorry, that sucks. Call, complain. Get compensated for your time and frustration!

Here's a number for the escalation dept: (713) 341-1016
post #9840 of 9937
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Originally Posted by CaptainVideoJW View Post

This is why they need the capability to backup our scheduled recordings!

Sorry, that sucks. Call, complain. Get compensated for your time and frustration!

Here's a number for the escalation dept: (713) 341-1016

LOL! I just wish I could get compensated!
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