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Hi Timski123, you can purchase a Tivo if you'd like or you can trade your current (RNG150n) in for a DVR. If you would like to trade your current equipment for a DVR you would have to go into a local Comcast service center and swap it out, or we can send it to you via U.S mail. If you go the Tivo route then all you would need is a cable card, again you can go into a local Comcast service center or we can send it to you.
hoping for some advice, so me and my wife our in the process of buying our first house (yey) and planning to move from Dish network (we currently have them for TV and Comcast for cable internet) to JUST comcast for both, however the concerns I have are with the cabling for the new house. Although it has cable available and wired to the house, the house has never been wired for cable (and there are not coaxial outlets in most rooms including the living room).
We do have a rather large basement so the cable COULD be fed into the basement from the corner of the house that the wire comes from the utility pole then out the wall on the other side of the house so as to enter where we want the TV in the living room. My main concern is that I really dont want black coaxial cable traversing the entire outside of my brand new house.
Do comcast do things such as running Coaxial cable along the ceiling beams of the basement etc???
Also is it possible to have one drop into the house and then split the cable so i can have multiple rooms with outlets as I have the router/main cable box in the den upstairs and then one tv box in the living room downstairs.
Is your basement finished or have an unfinished ceiling? If everything is finished, the options get more limited. Check with your tech, but some areas will bury an outlet instead of having it run around the outside of the house. YMMV
Yes that's how it works with splitting cable.
Yes. The digital optical port will work for 5.1 surround sound when connected that way between the television and S.S. box.
My Sony S.S. system shows that option in the manual. Your's should work the same.
Hello vinton1, we are close to releasing our new Xi5 wireless cable box. This would be ideal for your situation due to you not having a wall outlet in the room that you want service. Since those boxes aren't out yet the only other option would be to have a cable run from a close wall outlet into the room you desire to have cable in. We can provide the coax cable at no charge.
Hi toynbee, I'd like to look into that cable card issue. Can you confirm the name of the box/serial number that the cable card is in via private message (Click ComcastKenF and then click Private Message Me)?