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RNG 150 - Old but I still love it!

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RNG 150 - Old but I still love it!

In my primary viewing area, I have 2 TV's (40" and 19") and 2 Set Top Boxes (X1 DVR and an RNG 150.) I keep the old box because it is perfect for a second TV. I often watch my main program on the X1 with the Big TV while channel-surfing with the RNG 150 which allows me to rapidly jump thru my favorites or swap between channels. (The X1 is painfully slow at changing channels!) The only problem is that the RNG 150 often freezes for a few seconds while surfing. I assume because it's an old model. I am pleased that is still works at all!  But I love using it and wonder about the freezing. Do any of you still use an older non-x1 box like this and do you have any issues? Thanks in advance for any replies.

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@Steveromo wrote:

In my primary viewing area, I have 2 TV's (40" and 19") and 2 Set Top Boxes (X1 DVR and an RNG 150.) I keep the old box because it is perfect for a second TV. I often watch my main program on the X1 with the Big TV while channel-surfing with the RNG 150 which allows me to rapidly jump thru my favorites or swap between channels. (The X1 is painfully slow at changing channels!) The only problem is that the RNG 150 often freezes for a few seconds while surfing. I assume because it's an old model. I am pleased that is still works at all!  But I love using it and wonder about the freezing. Do any of you still use an older non-x1 box like this and do you have any issues? Thanks in advance for any replies.


RNG150's are still in use. I have a Cisco RNG150N. Since I am on DSL for Internet, I cannot use their X1 boxes since Comcast requires us to to their Internet service to use that equipment. No problem for me since I get all 4K, 1080p, programing through my Television's apps.

 

Just resetting the box and your router when problems crop up will ussually remove these type of errors and get things working again. You should have no problems exchanging old box for another RNG150N box if you want one.


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Re: RNG 150 - Old but I still love it!

I don't think you need Comcast Internet for X1. X1 has it's own built-in modem that is used for the Guide and IPTV channels. You only need Internet service to use apps like Netflix.

That said, Comcast marketing and salesdroids are probably trained to say they pair are required.

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I've got an Xfinity Xg1-a box, but I'm on the lookout for a Arris XG1v4 (I used to have one)...

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I've got an Xfinity Xg1-a box, but I'm on the lookout for a Arris XG1v4 (I used to have one)...


The problem here is some of us have high-speed broadband from companies other than Comcast. I have had DSL from the day it was first available. It has been trouble free all these years, unlimited 4K viewing for us.

   Because of proprietary reasons we cannot take advantage of any Comcast broadband services any more. That ended when they removed the Comcast Ultra HD Sampler app. We could still get 4K viewing from them if they replaced that app. They require people to pay for their broadband Internet to get any 4K from them now. It doesn't bother me since I can get 8K unlimited at no additional cost if I choose to replace my 3D UHD tv, or add a 8K UHD television.


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