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Wed, Nov 11, 2020 5:00 AM

XG1v4-A cable out port

For years I have had the cable out port on my XG1v4-A feeding an old TV in my basement gym. Yesterday the basement TV showed No Signal, so I reset the XG1v4-A upstairs and it started working again. This morning again the basement TV shows No Signal. Did Comcast start blocking the Cable Out port? What has changed?

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Rustyben

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@atpratt wrote:
I don't mean to be rude but nobody who has replied either understands or isn't taking the time to read what RFguy and myself are saying. This all worked fine up until November. Something was changed by Comcast.

the reply I sent presumes it was a planned change and no one from Comcast is going to be able to verify that on this forum. 

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Rustyben

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@RFguy2 wrote:
And, I must apologize, the "older" TV that I referred to receives digital broadcast (ATSC), so it does not require the set top box that Ben is correctly referring to.
It is interesting that the cable out block is a relatively recent "feature".
I suspect that it prevents recording of on-demand via devices that use rf inputs. Who knows?

Thanks for the reset after on-demand advice. That is the cure. The older TV is used only occasionally; so, I was surprised when it started displaying "no signal" after it had worked flawlessly for years.
Thanks all.

the 'out to TV' coax connector is NTSC only that your TV was able to tune (channel 3 or 4). if it is ATSC does it have HDMI inputs? if so the inexpensive modern Roku/Amazon fire TV devices work well.

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1. XG1V4 cable out NTSC:
correct.
2. No HDMI inputs on TV.
3. Roku box via A/V inputs
of TV.

Thanks all. . . I was baffled why the behavior of the "cable out" port of the XG1 had changed after months of operation.
Solution: Reset after on-demand. Thanks At.

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