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New BOXES - with UHD / 4K !

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Just received today 2 new boxes for my X1 setup and discovered that the little one is ready for UHD / 4K - now we just need those channels :-)  Can someone confirm this that I'm right ? :-)  Installation was smooth - both received an update after i plugged them in took about 20 minutes. Picture is great - Have to get a new TV for the media room will now go with a UHD for sure :-) 

 

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The boxes you have will not support 4k content. We have yet to release a set top box that supports 4k content.



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That's an XiD, equivalent to Xi3 but with coax out in addition to HDMI

 

The XG2 is equivalent to the RNG150

 

the Samsung Sampler App is the only way, right now, to get UHD content




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Found some info online that this box can do 4k. Now we just need to have Starz, HBO etc updated:-) 

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strotti wrote:

Found some info online that this box can do 4k. Now we just need to have Starz, HBO etc updated:-) 


My TV picture has improved with MPEG-4.  I would imagine a 4k TV would upconvert it to a better picture without 4k content.




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Thanks Robert :-) 

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I should have mentioned you can tell if you have MPEG-4 with the diagnostics screen.

 

I don't know how to get it on your boxes, though,  Here is mine:

 

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The boxes you have will not support 4k content. We have yet to release a set top box that supports 4k content.



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Ah ok ..  was hoping it's UHD since i found this : https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.html?id=2613486

 

Saying that PXD01ANI (UHD DTA WITH MOCA) MODEL: XiD-P .. 

 

Well then i have to wait but will get the new TV this week :-) 

 

Thanks ! 

 

 

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strotti wrote: ... was hoping it's UHD ...

Ever since HD DTA adapters were introduced, they've been referred to as uDTAs, or "micro DTAs", or uHD-DTAs. I'm just guessing, but my guess is that the "u" is a Latin alphabet substitute for the Greek letter "μ" (mu), commonly used in electronics and elsewhere to mean "micro".

 

I've never seen an explanation of what about the devices is "micro". So, guessing further, perhaps "micro" refers to their small size, or perhaps it refers to the restrictions the FCC has placed on non-Cablecard tuning devices (one-way only, so no On Demand or PPV).

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strotti wrote:

Ah ok ..  was hoping it's UHD since i found this : https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.html?id=2613486

 

Saying that PXD01ANI (UHD DTA WITH MOCA) MODEL: XiD-P .. 

 

Well then i have to wait but will get the new TV this week :-) 

 

Thanks ! 

 

 


would you check that link? i got "You are not authorized to access this page."




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BruceW wrote:

strotti wrote: ... was hoping it's UHD ...

Ever since HD DTA adapters were introduced, they've been referred to as uDTAs, or "micro DTAs", or uHD-DTAs. I'm just guessing, but my guess is that the "u" is a Latin alphabet substitute for the Greek letter "μ" (mu), commonly used in electronics and elsewhere to mean "micro".

 

I've never seen an explanation of what about the devices is "micro". So, guessing further, perhaps "micro" refers to their small size, or perhaps it refers to the restrictions the FCC has placed on non-Cablecard tuning devices (one-way only, so no On Demand or PPV).


I believe the u is for universal, meaning they work on both SA/Moto systems

 

Strotti- Kudos for the first sighting of these here! What market are you in?

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Yes strotti,

Those may not be 4K boxes but thank you for bringing them to our attention.

Considering new hardware appears to be a top secret game Comcast loves to play, we can use any new and helpful input...


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BruceW wrote:

strotti wrote: ... was hoping it's UHD ...

Ever since HD DTA adapters were introduced, they've been referred to as uDTAs, or "micro DTAs", or uHD-DTAs. I'm just guessing, but my guess is that the "u" is a Latin alphabet substitute for the Greek letter "μ" (mu), commonly used in electronics and elsewhere to mean "micro".

 

I've never seen an explanation of what about the devices is "micro". So, guessing further, perhaps "micro" refers to their small size, or perhaps it refers to the restrictions the FCC has placed on non-Cablecard tuning devices (one-way only, so no On Demand or PPV).


I believe the u is for universal, meaning they work on both SA/Moto systems

 

Strotti- Kudos for the first sighting of these here! What market are you in?





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That was one reason I posted it :-) Like to be up to date as well - 

 

My XG2 is not working right - I can't get past the Account Info and Phone Number it's in a loop - the box itself seems to be online - I contacted a very good guy here in the forum who helped me a lot with this stuff and he can see it online and restart and it looks all good but NO GO so far - 

 

A tech will come over tomorrow from Comcast ( doubt very much that he even know what box that is !) to troubleshoot it :-)  I spoke to phone support (shouldn't have done that! - but was trying not to contact any one here in the forum) after that call today someone called from cooperate to help me and they had no idea what to do other than sending a tech. 

 

So I have to be home tomorrow between 5 and 7 pm  :-) The last tech I had here didn't know what Xi3 is :-) :-) 

 

I love those COMCAST GUYS here in the forum - they REALLY should get a raise for their outstanding help ! 

 

My new XiD-P works great, fast and the picture is better than the Xi3 - As Robert said i might have MPEG4 and YES I do on this box ... 

 

Let's see what will happen tomorrow - I bet not much :-) if no one here in the forum can help me - the BOX might be a DOA case. 

 

 

 

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strotti wrote:

Looks like you have to go first here : https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&called...

 

But i also attached the document now. Sorry about that. 

 

 


ty for the pdf. did you notice the rf 2.4ghz ? wonder if that is for future in home 'repeater' to increase signal level for wifi in the home at least on the a/b wireless.




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Rustyben wrote:

ty for the pdf. did you notice the rf 2.4ghz ? wonder if that is for future in home 'repeater' to increase signal level for wifi in the home at least on the a/b wireless.


That may have something to do with the upcoming WECB rollout....It's a wireless range extender that can be used over MoCA. Since XB3's have MoCA capability, Wireless Ethernet Coax Bridge (WECB can be used to extend wireless range. Basically, your XB3 and WECB will be in the same MoCA network.

For now, it is available only for commercial customers. 

 

 



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