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ANSWERED: Side by side Xfinity X1 TV Box Comparison - DVR vs. Non-DVR

If you have multiple Xfinity X1 TV Boxes in your home, you most likely have a DVR and one or more non-DVR TV Boxes. This article explains the differences between these TV Boxes, including the XG1, XG2, RNG150N, XiD and other X1 equipment.

 

DVR vs. Non-DVR TV Boxes:

There are a few key differences between the DVR and the non-DVR TV Boxes.

  • All recording is done from the DVR. Non-DVR TV Boxes can schedule recordings and play back recorded content, but do not record content.

  • X1 DVR connects to the Comcast network to buffer live TV and access certain applications. As a result:

    • The ability to pause and rewind live TV, recordings and Xfinity On Demand programs varies by TV Box. Please see the feature comparison chart for more information.

    • Access to certain applications also varies by TV Box. Please see X1 Application Availability for more information.

  • The remote can be radio frequency (RF)-paired with all devices except the RNG150N. For more details, see the instructions for pairing your remote with your TV Box.

 

 

Equipment Types:

Use the examples below to identify your equipment.

 

X1 DVRs

 

  • Arris XG1
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Arris
      • Model Number: Arris XG1 MX011ANM
      • Device Type: Digital Video Recorder
      • Device Dimensions: 12.6 in W x 8.75 in D x 2.56 in H

XG1-2.PNGArris XG1 BackXG1-1.PNGArris XG1 Front

 

 

  • Pace XG1
    • Specifications
      • Manufacturer: Pace
      • Model Number: Pace PX013ANC
      • Device Type: Digital Video Recorder
      • Device Dimensions: 13.78 in W x 8.27 in D x 2.5 in H

Pace XG1-1.PNGPace XG1 FrontPace XG1-2.PNGPace XG1 Back

 

 

  • Arris XG1v4
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Arris
      • Model Number: Arris AX014ANM & Arris AX014ANC
      • Device Type: Digital Video Recorder
      • Device Dimensions: 10.63 in W x 6.34 in D x 1.18 in H

 

XG1v41.JPGArris XG1v4 FrontXG1v42.JPGArris XG1v4 Back

 

 

 

X1 Non-DVRs

 

  • Pace RNG150N P2
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace
      • Model Number: Pace RNG150N P2
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 9.875 in. W x 6.375 in. D x 1.8in. H

Pace RNG150N-1.PNGPace RNG150N FrontPace RNG150N-2.PNGPace RNG150N Back

 

 

  • Samsung RNG150N 
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Samsung
      • Model Number: Samsung SR150BNMD
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 10.2 in. W x .68 in. D x 1.8 in. H

Samsung RNG150N-1.PNGSamsung RNG150N FrontSamsung RNG150N-2.PNGSamsung RNG150N Back

 

 

  • Pace & Samsung XG2
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace/Samsung
      • Model Number: Pace PX022ANM/Samsung SX022ANM
      • Device Type: Digital Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 9.84 in W x 6.30 in D x 2.28 in H

XG2-1.PNGPace/Samsung XG2 FrontXG2-2.PNGPace/Samsung XG2 Back

 

 

  • Pace and Cisco XiD X1
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace/SA Cisco
      • Model Number: Pace PXD01ANI/SA Cisco CXD01ANI
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 5.32 in W x 3.41 in D x 1.19 in H

XID-1.PNGPace/Cicso XiD FrontXID-2.PNGPace/Cisco XiD Back

 

 

X1 Non-DVR HDMI Only

 

  • Pace Xi3
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace
      • Model Number: Pace Xi3 v2 PX032ANI
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 4.92 in. W x 4.33 in. D x 1.77 in. H

Xi3-1.PNGPace Xi3 FrontXi3-2.PNGPace Xi3 Back

 

 

  • Pace Xi5
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Pace
      • Model Number: Pace PX051AEI Xi5
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 4.23 in W x 4.23 in D x 0.63 in H

Xi5-1.PNGPace Xi5 FrontXi5-2.PNGPace Xi5 Back

 

 

  • Arris/Technicolor Xi6
    • Specifications:
      • Manufacturer: Arris/Technicolor
      • Model Number: Arris AX061AEI/Technicolor TX061AEI
      • Device Type: HDTV Cable Box
      • Device Dimensions: 5.12 in. W x 5.12 in. D x .86 in. H

Xi61.JPGArris/Technicolor Xi6 Front

Xi62.JPGArris/Technicolor Xi6 Back

 

Feature Comparison

 

Feature XG1 XG1v4 XG2 RNG150N Xi3 (HDMI Only) XiD (HD & SD) Xi5 (Wireless) Xi6 (Wireless)
DVR Yes Yes No No No No No No
Tuners Up to 6* 6 4 1 None None None None
Pause and Rewind Live TV Yes, up to 60 minutes Yes, up to 60 minutes Yes, up to 25 minutes No Yes, up to 25 minutes Yes, up to 25 minutes Yes, up to 25 minutes Yes, up to 25 minutes
Pause and Rewind Xfinity On Demand Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supports AnyRoom DVR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Schedule and Manage DVR Recordings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RF Remote Control Functionality Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
X1 Voice Remote Support Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
X1 Apps Yes Yes Yes Yes (Internet apps not supported) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Panel Clock Yes No No No No No No No
Device Light Dimming Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
HDMI Connector Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Digital Audio (Optical) Connector Yes No Yes Yes No No No No
Component Video Yes (Pace XG1v1 only) No No Yes No No No No
Composite Video Yes No Yes Yes No No No No
RF Out Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
Supports Ultra HD 4K Netflix Content (Requires compatible Netflix plan) No Yes No No No No No Yes
Supports 4K YouTube Content No Yes No No No No No Yes

*Pace XG1v1 only supports five DVR tuners

 

**NOTE**: With non-X1 boxes you were able to take advantage of the eSATA port to expand the capacity of your DVR. However, with all X1 boxes we have either disabled or completely removed that port and that feature.

 

**NOTE**: The Wireless TV Boxes (Xi5 and Xi6) will not work with customer-owned modems or Xfinity Wireless Gateways with bridge mode turned on.

 

For more informaiton about X1 television boxes, see here: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/x1-hub-vs-companion-box

 

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