Xi5 & Xi6 boxes...Are the ethernet ports usable?
Hi all, this is my first post and hope someone can steer me in the right direction.
We are looking at moving our TV service to Comcast (currently with Dish) and already have phone and Internet with them now...our gateway is the XB6-T. Our new Comcast package would be the "X1 Premier Triple Play" which would include install of (1) XG1v4 DVR and (3) Xi6 Boxes according to the Comcast Sales Rep.
Here is my concern....We currently have four 4k TV's; two in our main house (gateway location) and two in our guest quarters. The connections at the main house TV's is straight forward but the guest quarters will seem to be the issue as there is no and would be no direct WiFi connectivity with the XB6-T due to the distance between the two. However, between the house and guest quarters there are available Cat5 and Coax.
1. Are the ethernet ports on the Xi5 & Xi6 active? If so, can either be connected via ethernet and/or through an unmanaged switch to the gateway in order to receive TV. I have been told by Comcast phone Tech's and Sales Reps both yes and no. I have also read on this forum the Xi5 can be used via ethernet....Which is it?
2. If the Xi5 or 6 boxes won't work what about using (3) Xi3's via Coax? If they would work what would be the down side of the Xi3's besides no 4K?
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!