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Mon, Dec 21, 2020 5:00 PM

TV channels vs Internet channels

I had a question on Comcast Digital Cable, just out of curiosity - how do you tell which channels are "TV channels" vs "Internet channels"? I know the line is kind of blurry anyway since cable/Internet work similarly, but I was just curious.

 

I know when you look up a movie, for instance, it has a little thing that says "Internet" to distinguish it from "TV".  But I don't see a similar thing that distinguishes cable channels vs Internet channels.

 

Just a random curiosity question - thanks in advance!

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comc25

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6 m ago

‘Internet’ usually means that the movie/show is being streamed through an app such as Tubi/Netflix/HBOMax/ParamountPlus/PlutoTV.

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5 m ago

Thanks for the clarification! I was curious more about individual TV _channels_ though - I have heard that on Xfinity X1 some channels are considered Internet or "IP channels" while others are through the regular TV.  Is there a way to distinguish those on the X1 platform?

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5 m ago

Record the channel for 1 minute

When you play it back if it shows cloud DVR on the status bar it is an Internet channel if it says only DVR than it is a regular letting your channel

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