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X1 TV Box Comparison - DVR vs. Non-DVR

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If you have multiple XFINITY X1 TV boxes in your home, you most likely have a DVR and one or more non-DVR TV boxes. This post explains the differences between these TV boxes, including the XG1, RNG150N, XG2, Xi3 and other X1 equipment.

 

DVR vs. Non-DVR TV Boxes:

There are a few key differences between the DVR and the non-DVR TV boxes.

 

  • All recording is done from the DVR. Non-DVR TV boxes can schedule recordings and play back recorded content, but do not record content.

 

  • X1 DVR connects to the Comcast network to buffer live TV and access certain applications. As a result:
    • The ability to pause and rewind live TV, recordings and XFINITY On Demand programs varies by TV box. Please see the feature comparison chart for more information.
    • Access to certain applications also varies by TV box. Please see X1: Application Availability for more information.

 

  • The remote can be radio frequency (RF)-paired with all devices except the RNG150N. For more details, see the instructions for pairing your remote with your TV box.

 

Equipment Types:

Use the examples below to identify your equipment.

 

X1 DVRs

 

  • Arris XG1
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Arris
      • Model Number: Arris XG1 MX011ANM
      • Device Type: Digital Video Recorder
      • Device Dimensions: 12.6 in W x 8.75 in D x 2.56 in H

Arris XG1 FrontArris XG1 Front Arris XG1 BackArris XG1 Back

 

 

  • Pace XG1
    • Specifications
      • Manufacturer: Pace
      • Model Number: Pace PX013ANC
      • Device Type: Digital Video Recorder
      • Device Dimensions: 13.78 in W x 8.27 in D x 2.5 in H

Pace XG1 FrontPace XG1 FrontPace XG1 BackPace XG1 Back

 

 

X1 Non-DVRs

 

  • Pace RNG150N P2
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace
      • Model Number: Pace RNG150N P2
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 9.875 in. W x 6.375 in. D x 1.8in. H

Pace RNG150N FrontPace RNG150N FrontPace RNG150N BackPace RNG150N Back

 

  • Samsung RNG150N 
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Samsung
      • Model Number: Samsung SR150BNMD
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 10.2 in. W x .68 in. D x 1.8 in. H

Samsung RNG150N FrontSamsung RNG150N FrontSamsung RNG150N BackSamsung RNG150N Back

 

  • Pace & Samsung XG2
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace/Samsung
      • Model Number: Pace PX022ANM/Samsung SX022ANM
      • Device Type: Digital Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 9.84 in W x 6.30 in D x 2.28 in H

Pace/Samsung XG2 FrontPace/Samsung XG2 FrontPace/Samsung XG2 BackPace/Samsung XG2 Back

 

  • Pace and Cisco XiD X1
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace/SA Cisco
      • Model Number: Pace PXD01ANI/CXD01ANI
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 5.32 in W x 3.41 in D x 1.19 in H

Pace/Cicso XiD FrontPace/Cicso XiD FrontPace/Cisco XiD BackPace/Cisco XiD Back

 

 

X1 Non-DVR HDMI Only

 

  • Pace Xi3
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace
      • Model Number: Pace Xi3 v2 PX032ANI
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 4.92 in. W x 4.33 in. D x 1.77 in. H

 Pace Xi3 FrontPace Xi3 FrontPace Xi3 BackPace Xi3 Back

 

  • Pace Xi5
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace
      • Model Number: Pace PX051AEI Xi5
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 4.23 in W x 4.23 in D x 0.63 in H

Pace Xi5 FrontPace Xi5 FrontPace Xi5 BackPace Xi5 Back

 

Feature Comparison

 Comparison.PNG

 

 

 

**NOTE: With non-X1 boxes you were able to take advantage of the eSATA port to expand the capacity of your DVR. However, with all X1 boxes we have either disabled or completely removed that port and that feature.**




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This didn't help me. My remote box is a model PR150BWM. I don't see that on your list.
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RCoyote wrote:
This didn't help me. My remote box is a model PR150BWM. I don't see that on your list.

in the table in his post above it is in the middle (find 150) in the blue area. The 150 has no app access, no aim-anywhere remote feature, and no voice control. It was the first and oldest companion set top box. If you need component video connectors you will need the first edition of X1 DVR by pace (has only 5 tuners) or keep the rng150.




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For the Non-DVR ones which one is the fastest (CPU and Memory) ?

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AG007 wrote:

For the Non-DVR ones which one is the fastest (CPU and Memory) ?


direct answer is 'no difference' (not including the rng150). The differences in companion set top boxes is what features are offered. IMO at least one of multi-companion boxes in the home should be an XG2 (has 3 tuners to loan out).




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