Originally Posted by gifty74
So just switched from Directv to Xfinity for tv, yesterday. Got the latest XG1v4 box. Surprised to see how small it was, and bummed to find that the DVR performance is even worse than the 5 yr old dtv Genie box I disconnected!! How is this possible? The box seems so small I'm guessing that the DVR is all cloud-based now? If so, that's a major step backwards as the lag from pressing the button to seeing the action on the screen is ridiculous. I mean, isn't technology supposed to be advancing, not stepping back?! Seems xfinity would be at the forefront of tech but this X1 already seems to be a joke. Not happy, and now looking at just turning it all in and going back to dtv. Another issue is the remote does control my sound bar, but increments the volume 2 levels per click. Basically making it unusable. I've tried all the Vizio codes, but they all do the same thing. Volume goes up or down way more than you want it to. Not finding any solutions. Thought this kind of stuff would be all figured out by now.
(spoiler alert! XG1v4 fans need not continue!)
TELL ME ABOUT IT gifty74!
I switched from Dish to Xfinity 8 LONG months ago and it was a terrible decision! I'm counting the days I can get out of this 1 yr contract and get back to the Hopper 3.
Like you, I also made sure I got the XG1v4 box because not only was it 4k, but it was supposed to be faster/more responsive than the other X1 boxes - HUH?
If this is faster I'd hate to see how slow the older boxes are!
As you mentioned, the lag from pressing a button to something actually happening is abysmal. I press the "skip ahead" button, the screen pauses as the giant "skip ahead" icon shows up on the screen, then it finally jumps ahead...and forget about "stacking" your presses - it can maybe accept 2 skip-ahead commands at the most - the rest are lost.
With the Dish Hopper, when I hit skip-ahead for a 30-sec jump, it instantly jumped 30 seconds...and if I pressed it 5 times, each press was accepted and instantly carried out (DirecTV is fast like this as well as you know)
And what's with not being able to record what's in the buffer? If a show has been on the current channel for a half-hour, when I press record it starts right where the LIVE tv is at ignoring the buffer.
With DISH, if you have a 30 min show in the buffer and 15 min of another one in there, if I rewind the buffer into the 1st 30 min show and hit rec it instantly puts that show in the recorded list. If I then fwd into the 2nd show already in progress and hit record, it will then record whats in the buffer and anything new after that...
I'm also terribly disappointed with the smaller MOCA boxes for various other TV's in my home. When you turn it on it's a crap-shoot whether or not the buffer is "activated". Sometimes If I've been watching a show for a bit and decide to skip-back a few minutes, I find out the buffer never activated and all I have is the LIVE feed...so I'd say about 75% of the time this happens, and the rest of the time the buffer miraculously is working from the moment I turn the box on.
With the DISH Joey's, not only was the buffer always on, but I could hit REC and it would record what was in the buffer if I was already into a show...
As you mentioned it just blows my mind how a large company like Xfinity/Comcast can be SO far behind both DirecTV and Dish! The DISH box is SO responsive, not to mention the ability of being able to add an external drive.
I will give X1 a thumbs-up for on-demand and the Netflix app, neither of which dig into my internet download cap - they just pull everything through the "video" portion of my Comcast connection.
SO, my rant is done...wanted to bring all this up a long time ago, but I guess I was waiting for someone else to commiserate with