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Turns out it was signal strength; tech came out and adjusted some some stuff (removed a connect from the main line that was not being used); this corrected the issues with the main box, then the others came up fine
I just installed a new tv and added a connector to the coax coming out of the wall. This cable had not previously been used.
The signal, picture etc is fine for live TV, but when I try to play back recodings, they stutter, ie stop and start so much that they are unwatchable. The replay is fine on my other two tvs.
Any ideas on what could be causing this problem? Could it be the HDMI cable from the cable box to the TV? A bad connection? But if so why is live TV perfect?
I just got a XR15 remote. One of the “improvements” is the removal of the tv-only power button with the power button now supposedly doing double duty as all power as well as tv power. The problem I have is that it will not power on or off my Yamaha audio. Yamaha volume and mute work with the remote (it is paired), but power does not. What am I doing wrong?
I have a Sony 4K TV on order. I read someplace that I would also need and updated set top box to go with the new television and so I now also have an XG1v4 on order also.
My current X1 box is model XG1-A.
Now I am doing more research and reading and I wonder why I really need this new box. If I understand correctly, the only 4k broadcasts available now are through streaming. My new TV will accomodate streaming and so would a Roku.
So this is my question: As far as I can tell Comcast/Xfinity does not currently offer 4k programming, so did I really need to order this new box? Is there any reason at all to have this new box? (Other than it looks cooler than the box I have now).
Thanks for any light you can shed on this subject....................... dk
The XG1v4 allows you to upconvert the standard Comcast signal to 4K and output that to your TV, if that is your preference (That's what I do). Some like that a 4K signal is input into their TV and think that offers a better picture than inputting a 1080 signal and letting the TV upconvert. Others think that the TV does a better job at upconverting.
The only recent time that Comcast has produced an actual 4K HDR signal for us to watch was during the winter olympics, several events were broadcast on a tape delay basis and were available on demand but they all dissapeared as soon as the olympics were over. That picture was very good and it is unfortunate that Comcast does not seem willing to do anything more for their customers wanting a 4K picture.
Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and several other providers all offer 4K signals for some of their programming. The XG1v4 allows you to get a 4K picture on YouTube and Netflix, although the Apps for these services that are on my TV look better than the one on from the Comcast box.
I suppose that if Comcast ever does actually offer something in 4K, it would be nice to have the STB that would allow you to watch it.
My 4K UHD Xfinity box turns on my Sony 4K HDR TV and the picture and sound work,but the LED white light on the box keeps flashing. It hasn’t been doing that before this morning.
what's going on
I found a way to get to the selections again for the previous hour selections 1, 2, 4 hours etc. An update a few weeks ago occurred to my boxes (apparently May 3 according to some posts). I wish we could get an email or some notification when such changes are going to kick-in. I can get to an 'Update Power Saver' on each of my boxes now. I am going to close this thread out..... Thanks
is there a picture of a Xfinity X1 main platform box (the back of it) with a power cord with splitter on it??
I was able to program my X15 remote with my cable box, tv and audio receiver. My question is how do I change which device the remote controls? For example, if I'm controlling the tv volume, how do I switch the remote to the audio receiver volume? Also, with the power button, can I turn on or off just one device or will it always control both?