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X1 unavailable because of a shortage of boxes?

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X1 unavailable because of a shortage of boxes?

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I just got off the phone with a sales rep to try to score the X1 on the digital perferred package.  The sales rep told me that there is a shortage on the X1 platform boxes and have no ETA when it will be available again.  I was disappointed that I can not get the package but why would comcast rollout this when there would be a shortage.  Hope anyone can help find any other details on this?

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Re: X1 unavailable because of a shortage of boxes?

They told me the same thing today

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You're lucky -- You do NOT wnat this servcie rught now, as it's iuncredibly buggy.  Stick with your current box & DVR, you'll be glad you did.

 

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Re: X1 unavailable because of a shortage of boxes?

I received mine in Metro Detroit with no problem back in mid September.

 

It has some nice features that I like a lot.  But it also is very quirky and buggy.  Currently I have not had a TV program record in the past two days.  It seems there is at least 2 or 3 issues (small to major fail) a week.

 

drew

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To say they have no boxes may be a great public relations way to delay further expansion of X1 until some of these regional bugs are taken care of.  Of course, all conjecture on my part.  

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check out direct tv genie, Great dvr and anyroom. Prices are a lot cheeper than Comcast

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True dat!

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One thing I have learned in my almost 65 years is there is NO promised land.  Everything has it's good points and bad.  I have no desire up here in Vermont to crawl up and clear snow off a dish every other day during the winter. Not to mention all the fades due to heavy snow.  BTW, winter up here is 9 months long with 3 months of lousy skiing.