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  1. Latest Industry News
    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Comcast profits have fallen 4.4% during the last quarter. This is a reflection of 477,000 former cable-TV customers cutting the cord in the most recent 3-month period. According to the article, NBC Universal revenue has dropped over 25%. Unsurprisingly...
  2. Remote Control Area
    We just moved from DirecTV to Comcast. We've had the TV service since Friday and have concluded that the Comcast X1 DVR, and their satellite receivers, are the worst piles of junk ever devised. The one thing that the DVR should be good at is recording shows and providing quick access to...
  3. Latest Industry News
    Movie ticket seller Fandango has made a major move in the on-demand streaming service wars by announcing its intent to buy Vudu.com from Walmart. Comcast-owned Fandango purchased Vudu from Walmart for an undisclosed sum. This gives Comcast a formidable new tool to appeal to cord cutters and...
  4. HDTV Programming
    For details on how to view the Super Bowl in 4K, see the first post in THIS THREAD. For all technical comments, please include the following: HD For viewing on Fox Broadcast Affiliates Include the CALL LETTERS and City of the affiliate you're watching and the means by which you're getting the...
  5. HTPC Gaming
    Comcast has announced plans to build the first dedicated gaming arena. The Fusion Arena will seat 3500 and have 2000 square feet of LED displays. Comcast corporation is betting big time on esports. The cable company everyone loves to hate will spend $50 million to build the first...
  6. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Today Comcast announced the forthcoming launch of Xfinity Flex , a streaming platform that it hopes will keep cord cutters under its entertainment umbrella. The service itself will cost $5/month and bring home a variety of services in 4K HDR, and it includes a voice remote. Flex can be...
  7. Latest Industry News
    Here's a bit of breaking news about Comcast, the cable and broadband Internet giant. The company is working on a streaming platform for its Internet broadband customers that will deliver an experience similar to its X1 cable service, without the need to subscribe to cable. The new device will...
  8. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Can an upstart nonprofit called Locast succeed where the now defunct Aereo service failed and find a way to deliver local TV broadcasts over the Internet without incurring the wrath of the federal government, not to mention Comcast? Aeroe, for those who remember, claimed that it used arrays...
  9. High Dynamic Range (HDR) & Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
    According to WorldAtlas.com , the most popular sport in the world is soccer—or, as it's called everywhere but the US, football. Over half the world's entire population—4 billion people—follow the sport. So, it's no wonder that the World Cup live broadcast is among the most watched sporting...
  10. AVS Forum® Articles
    As I wrote about here , the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, are being shot and broadcast in 4K UHD HDR by the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS)—with some limitations. First, only certain events are available in 4K UHD HDR, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, figure...
  11. HDTV Programming
    The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, are just getting started. The Opening Ceremonies will be broadcast in the US tomorrow, Friday, February 9, at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on NBC, though a few first-round events are taking place prior to that uber-spectacle. For example, the US beat...
  12. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Is Comcast doing away with the cable box? It's taking a big step in that direction with the introduction of the Xfinity TV Beta app for Roku. The company announced the availability of the app in a blog post yesterday afternoon. First things first, this is not cord-cutting. With this new app...
  13. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Business Insider reports that Netflix and Comcast will finally make peace: Netflix's streaming service becomes available on Xfinity X1 cable boxes across the US next week. The move was expected; initial reports that a deal had been struck came out months ago . This news is about its impending...
  14. DVD Recorders (Standard Def)
    :confused: I've been going through this forum for hours and am totally lost--hoping someone can help! I work for a company that leases office space, and we are bidding on a contract with some very specific tech requirements. Basically, I need to figure out how to set up 6 DVR/DVD Recorders...
  15. Remote Control Area
    Hello All, I've been struggling to program my silver comcast remote to enter the scene select menu of my sony 65w850a. I'm able to program other menu buttons using the 994 command on the comcast remote, but scene select has been giving me trouble. silver comcast remote code: 01982 sony tv...
  16. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Netflix on Comcast's Xfinity X1 cable box? According to a weekend post by recode.net that was widely reported upon today, the two companies have confirmed a deal exists between the number-one video streaming site and the largest cable company in the US. Two companies that thus far have behaved...
  17. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    With 12 million subscribers and 33% growth over the past year, Hulu is a powerful player in the cloud-based content delivery universe. The company is the go-to choice for streaming episodic TV shows on-demand after they air. However, it now appears the company want to move beyond that business...
  18. HDTV Programming
    Updated 9:55 am April 28 - What was rumor yesterday is reality today. Comcast will buy Dreamworks Animation SKG for $3.8 billion. Philadelphia-based Comcast has finalized a deal to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG. The $3.8-billion purchase of the studio by the Philadelphia-based cable TV giant...
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