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Xfinity moving away from supporting QAM/CableCard - aksed to upgrade equipment for international TV

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Xfinity moving away from supporting QAM/CableCard - aksed to upgrade equipment for international TV

Just received a letter that my international (TV5) channel will no longer be available with my "current equipment". I am using a Ceton tuner with CableCard.
They ask me to upgrade to an Xfinity box. Does this mean that Xfinity is slowly moving away from QAM/CableCard support? I am assuming Tivo customers would run into the same issue?

I wonder if this is related:
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/sling-international-comcast-xfinity-x1/

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Re: Xfinity moving away from supporting QAM/CableCard - aksed to upgrade equipment for international

I believe some international channels have moved or are moving to being IP channels, which a cable card/legacy box won’t support, only X1 boxes

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Re: Xfinity moving away from supporting QAM/CableCard - aksed to upgrade equipment for international

That is going to be an issue.... I can watch the channel on the xfnity app on Roku but no recording.

BTW. Believe it or not the cahnnel is still SD in Chicago (not HD).