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The Xfinity TV Beta app on Roku is available in the Roku Channel Store! The Beta trial allows XFINITY TV customers to access their XFINITY TV cable service, including live and On Demand programming as well as cloud DVR recordings (for X1 Cloud DVR customers), on a Roku streaming device or Roku TV.
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What does the error "ref cide s0a00" mean and how to fix it?
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Question   Can I buy my own DVR or cable box?     Answer   Yes. You can purchase your own device or DVR available from a legitimate retailer and-or authorized reseller in the United States.  Below are a list of a few of the models of "purchasable equipment" that Comcast supports:   Company Model # ADB DMX-CT1 Diego, Inc HDDMR7000 Mitsubishi HD-6000 Mitsubishi HD-4001 Motorola HDT300 Samsung GX-SM530CF Sony DHG-HDD 250 Tivo TCD652160 Tivo TCD648250B Tivo TCD658000 Tivo TCD748000 Tivo TCD746320 Tivo TCDA90000 Tivo TCD750500 Tivo TCD848000 Tivo TCD840300 Tivo TCD758250 Tivo TCD846500     Any customer owned device (above) would need to be activated via a Comcast-supplied cable card.   Will I be charged to use a CableCARD? The first CableCARD in a retail CableCARD device is free to Comcast customers. If a second CableCARD is needed for the same device (as is the case with certain older model TiVo devices), a charge will be applied based on your area.   Will I receive an equipment credit if I use my own CableCARD-compatible retail device? If you own a CableCARD-compatible device with an activated CableCARD and subscribe to an Xfinity TV service package that includes equipment as part of the service, you will receive a monthly equipment credit of $2.50 for each CableCARD-compatible retail device. To learn more, see our  policy for customer owned equipment .       Question   What about Motorola or Scientific-Atlanta or Cisco or Pace cable boxes on online auction sites?   Answer   Comcast is compliant with the FCC ruling that we offer customers the option to purchase a digital descrambler through authorized retail outlets. Comcast would then supply the customer with a POD (point of deployment) authorization card (cable card). However, we are not aware of any Motorola/Scientific-Atlanta/Cisco/Pace digital converters being offered through authorized retail outlets in the United Sates. Since we know of no authorized retailers or cable companies yet selling these digital converters in the United States, any such device could be the property of Comcast or another cable company. If we determine by the serial number that the box is lost or stolen and/or the property of another cable company, we would not support it. Information received would then be turned over to the proper authorities.     **NOTE**: The Comcast Help Forums are not to be used for trading/swapping, selling or advertising non-Comcast products, services, or other online venues. This includes multilevel marketing schemes and soliciting funds or other donations for what may or may not be a charitable cause. Members who post referral links to these sites will have their posts/signatures edited and may be subject to banning. Community memberships created solely for such purposes will be banned. For additional information on the Xfinity Forum Guidelines see here: https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Guidelines/Xfinity-Forum-Guidelines/td-p/3115028       Question   Can I buy used Comcast TV Boxes?     Answer   Cable operators purchase TV Boxes from TV Box manufacturers that they then rent to their customers. While these boxes are generally not intended for retail sale to consumers, some of the boxes find their way into the marketplace (lawfully or not) and are sold by resellers to consumers ("Off-Market TV Boxes"). If you have purchased your own Off-Market TV Box from a reseller, please take the time to acquaint yourself with the requirements of "Qualifying Equipment" pursuant to Comcast's  Customer Owned Equipment Policy . Comcast will support such devices only if they comply with the requirements set forth in that policy. You may  contact us  with questions or to find out if your new device meets the requirements of "Qualifying Equipment." In addition, please ask the reseller who sold you your device for instructions for activation and troubleshooting problems. Please be aware, not all models are supported in every location. Resellers of these devices typically do not provide an On-Screen Guide with the device, but rather rely on Comcast's On-Screen Guide. If an On-Screen Guide is available in your location and is compatible with the TV Box you purchased, Comcast will make that On-Screen Guide available for download, free of charge. Note:  These Off-Market TV Boxes available from resellers are different from retail CableCARD-compatible devices like TiVo that are specifically developed for consumers, and from retail streaming devices such as Roku and Samsung Smart TVs that are compatible for use with the Xfinity Stream app as part of the Xfinity TV Partner Device Program. For more information, please see FAQs about  CableCARDs  and  Xfinity Stream for Xfinity TV Partner Devices .     Additional Service Information Please also note the following service-related information for customer-owned Off-Market TV Boxes: HD Service:   If your Off-Market TV Box is HD-compatible, you would like HD service, and your Xfinity TV subscription does not include HD service, a charge for HD Technology* may apply. HD DVR Service:   If your Off-Market TV Box is DVR-capable, and you would like DVR service, and your Xfinity TV subscription does not include DVR service, charges for DVR Service* and HD Technology* will apply (Note:   Comcast DVR service is only available to HD customers). Service to Additional TVs:   To the extent that you use your Off-Market TV Box on secondary outlets, you will be responsible for the applicable Service to Additional TV Fee.* Customer-Owned Equipment Credit:   If you use your Off-Market TV Box and have no rented Xfinity TV Box from Comcast, you will receive a Customer Owned Equipment credit in those cases where the price to rent an Xfinity TV Box is included in your package price. Where Comcast rented equipment is offered and charged a-la-carte and not included in the package price, or where you are using an Off-Market TV Box as an additional outlet. You will not receive a credit; instead you simply will not be charged a rental fee when you use a customer-owned TV Box in place of a rented Xfinity TV Box. Activation Process for CableCARD-Compatible Devices:   As set forth in the   Customer Owned Equipment Policy, CableCARD activation for customer-owned TV Boxes requires verification that the device has not been stolen from Comcast. Such verification can take up to several days. * Note:  These fees also apply to customers using our rented Xfinity TV Boxes.         Some additional detailed information can be found at the links below:   About CableCards - https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/about-cablecards How to get a CableCard - https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/how-to-get-a-cablecard Pair or Activate Your CableCard - https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/pair-activate-cablecard Off-Market TV Boxes - https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/customer-owned-set-top-box Comcast's Customer Owned Equipment Policy - http://www.xfinity.com/equipmentpolicy    
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This article explains the differences between the different Xfinity X1 TV boxes and their features
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What is the Xfinity X1 Xi5 box and how does it work?
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What is the Xfinity XG1v4 TV Box and how does it work?
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This article explains how do I turn on/off closed captioning on my all Xfinity TV boxes?
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There are different remotes for our X1 boxes. This article is designed to give you information about these different remotes. 
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Question   The light on my X1 box keeps flashing. What does this mean?   Answer   Below you will find a list of our X1 boxes and what the lights mean. *Note**:   Only RNG150 and XG1 TV Boxes have LED displays. Other X1 TV Box models (Xi3, Xi4, XiD and XG2) only have one power light. RNG150 and XG1 TV Boxes Device Status Power Light/LED Activity Power save mode Off Loading/rebooting Power light solid; LEDs blinking Steady/no activity Power light solid Remote control activity Green LED flashes when button pressed Recording in progress Red LED solid     Xi3, Xi4, XiD and XG2 TV Boxes Device Status Power Light Power save mode Off Loading/rebooting Slow blinking Steady/no activity Solid Remote control activity Flaring     The "Loading/Rebooting"  status on our Xi3, Xi4, XiD and XG2 devices usually occurs after an update. To view more information about our X1 lights see here: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/x1-led-display-guide     If you believe it may be an issue with your device, we recommend cleaning the device, ensuring it is in a well-ventilated area and rebooting the device (unplugging it from the wall outlet, wait 1 minute and then plug it back in). If you continue to experience this after rebooting the device and it occurs outside your Daily Update Time window you could also be experiencing low signal to your box or a defective device. You can test the outlet by connecting a different box there. If the issue persists with another box, you are likely in need of a technician visit. If you do not experience this issue with your other box, you likely need to replace the defective device. You can replace it by taking it to a local Xfinity store (find your local store here:  https://www.xfinity.com/support/service-center-locations/ ) or we can help you replace it by posting your request here:  https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Customer-Service/bd-p/CustServ_CustServ     Learn how to use the Xfinity X1 On-Screen Guide to change the brightness of the   Power   button and time display lights on the front of your X1 TV Box. Device Lights To access   Device Settings: Using the remote, press the   xfinity   button. Use the   left arrow   or   right arrow   button to highlight   Settings   (the gear icon) and press   OK. Note:   If your remote does not have an   OK   button, press the raised button in the center of the directional pad.   Use the down arrow button to highlight   Device Settings   and press   OK.   Use the   down arrow   button to highlight   Device Lights   and press   OK. Select   Power Light Brightness   and press   OK.   Use the   left arrow   or   right arrow   button to select the brightness level you want, then pressOK.   Press   Exit   to finish.       To learn more about changing the time in which your update occurs see here: https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/TV/ANSWERED-How-to-change-the-Daily-Update-Time-on-your-Xfinity/ta-p/3236601     Additional Resources: What the LED Lights on Your X1 TV Box Mean Set the Brightness on Your X1 TV Box
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Comcast offers a large-button remote to Accessibility customers upon request and this article provides you information about that remote
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  Below please find some X1 boxes along with photos depicting where to find the IR Target Eye locations (notated in yellow square), as well as the manufacturer name, X1 Platform name and any pertinent notes. Important point: ALL X1 boxes (excluding the RNG150 models) can do both RF and IR.  For larger images of more information, please message me.   Below is the Samsung XG2, manufacturer model number (on the bottom of the unit) is SX022ANM   Below is the Samsung RNG-150N, manufacturer model number SR150BNM   Below is the Pacxe XG2, manufacturer model number PX022ANM. Please note, the target is small and will appear as a tiny triangle centered just below the face of the unit.   Below is the Pace XG1, manufacturer model number PX001ANM   Below is the the Pace RNG-150N, manufacturer number PR150BNM   Below is the Pace Xi3, Manufacturer model number PX032ANI.   Below is the Pace XiD, Manufacturer model number PXD01ANI .   Below is the Cisco XiD, manufacturer model number CXD01ANI     A few more important notes to remember regarding IR usage. First, all X1 boxes use the same IR codes. So, if you change from one X1 box to a different model X1 box, you will not need to change any IR codes in your third party remotes. Some boxes have different sensitivity concerns with the IR signal, but the codes are the same. Usually, you can adjust the sensitivity gain via your third pary control processor.    Second, you cannot use Legacy Box IR codes with X1 boxes. They will not work. The same goes for the reverse; X1 codes will not work with Legacy products.   Lastly, not all Legacy product IR codes will work across different Legacy products. Many will, but some will not.
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Sometimes sports can be subject to  blackout  restrictions, this article explains what blackout restrictions are and when to expect them. 
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This list is a compilation of XFINITY's most common TiVo Error Codes along with an Explanation and Resolution
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CableCARD Self Install Setup Instructions To complete activation, the CableCARD will need to be paired to your new device. In order to pair the CableCARD to your device and activate Xfinity TV services, you will need the following information: Device Host ID (Cisco and Motorola) Device Data ID (Motorola) You may also need to verify: CableCARD Serial Number CableCARD Unit Address (Motorola) CableCARD MAC Address (Cisco)   If you are pairing your CableCARD to a TiVo or Ceton device, see the following for specific pairing instructions below: CableCARDs Self Install Setup Instructions - TiVo CableCARDs Self Install Setup Instructions - Ceton InfiniTV   For all other devices, follow these steps to pair the CableCARD to your device and activate Xfinity TV services: Confirm that the coaxial cable from your cable wall outlet is plugged directly into the   Cable   input on your device, which is usually located on the back of the device. Write down the CableCARD serial number that is printed on the CableCARD label.   Insert the CableCARD into the CableCARD slot located on your device. Each retail CableCARD device has its own setup process. Please consult your device's User Manual/Guide or the manufacturer's website to find the steps to access your device's   CableCARD Status/Information   screen. Write down the following numbers from the   CableCARD Status/Information   screen: Host ID (13 digits) Data (11 digits - Motorola) Unit Address (13 digits - if displayed)   To activate your Xfinity TV services, go to   www.xfinity.com/activatecablecard. You will need your account number and the phone number on your account and the numbers from Step 5. If you need assistance, call the CableCARD Support Line at 1-877-405-2298 and press option   2   to activate Xfinity TV services. Once   www.xfinity.com/activatecablecard   or a Comcast agent has confirmed the CableCARD is activated, proceed with the completion of your device's pairing process, as described in the User Manual/Guide or manufacturer's website. After exiting the   CableCARD Status/Information   screen, confirm that you are receiving all channels to which you currently subscribe. Channel activation may take up to 45 minutes. If you do not see all of the channels to which you currently subscribe to after 45 minutes, contact the Comcast CableCARD Support Line at 1-877-405-2298 and press option   2   with the list of missing channels.     CableCARD Self Install Setup Instructions - TiVo Set up your TiVo by following the instructions on your TiVo's Start Here poster. Confirm that the coaxial cable from your cable wall outlet is plugged directly into the CABLE IN connection on the back of your TiVo. Write down the CableCARD serial number that is printed on the CableCARD label.   Insert the card and turn on the TiVo. Once the card is inserted, a CableCARD Status/Information screen will appear on your TV screen. Begin the TiVo on-screen Guided Setup. Once you arrive at the CableCARD info (2 of 2) screen, select:   Yes, I have an M-Card now   for TiVo Premiere or TiVo Roamio DVR or Yes, I have CableCARD decoders now   for TiVo Series 3, TiVo HD or TiVo HD   Write down the following numbers from the CableCARD Status/Information screen: Host ID (13 digits) Data (11 digits - Motorola) Unit Address (13 digits, if displayed) To activate your Xfinity TV services, go to www.xfinity.com/activatecablecard. You will need your account number and the phone number on your account and the numbers from Step 7. If you need assistance, call the CableCARD Support Line at 1-877-405-2298 and press option 2 to activate Xfinity TV services. Once www.xfinity.com/activatecablecard or a Comcast agent has confirmed the CableCARD is activated, proceed to Step 10. Press CLEAR to exit the CableCARD Status/Information screen and return to the CableCARD Decoder screen. Proceed with completion of the Guided Setup by selecting Continue Guided Setup on the CableCARD Decoder screen. The Guided Setup will help your verify that you're receiving all of the channels to which you have subscribed. Channel activation may take up to 45 minutes. If you subscribe to HD programming and/or premium channels, ensure that you are receiving these channels. If you have Xfinity TV service that includes Xfinity On Demand and you have a TiVo Roamio (all models), TiVo Premiere (all models) or TiVo Mini, you should also verify you can access your Xfinity On Demand service. Complete the Guided Setup and you're finished!   **Notes**: If after Guided Setup you have waited 45 minutes and still do not see all of the channels to which you currently subscribe, call the Comcast CableCARD Support Line at 1-877-405-2298 with the list of missing channels. If you need to return to the   CableCARD Setup   screen for any reason: Select   Messages & Settings   from the   TiVo Central   screen. Select   Settings. Select   Remote, CableCARD & Devices. Select   CableCARD Decoder.      CableCARD Self Install Setup Instructions - Ceton InfiniTV To set up your Ceton InfiniTV device, write down the CableCARD serial number that is printed on the CableCARD label.   Insert the CableCARD into the CableCARD slot located on your Ceton InfiniTV device. Install your InfiniTV by following the instructions on Ceton's InfiniTV Quick Install Guide. Confirm that the coaxial cable from your cable wall outlet is plugged directly into the   CABLE IN   connection (for external Ceton InfiniTV) or the   Coax Adapter Cable(for internal Ceton InfiniTV) is plugged into the back of your Ceton InfiniTV. Launch   Windows Media Center   in your PC. Navigate to   Tasks > Settings > TV > TV Signal > Set Up TV Signal   and follow the on-screen instructions. Once you arrive at the   Call Your Cable Company   screen, write down the following numbers from that screen (you will have to scroll down to see all the information): CableCARD ID (13 digits) Host ID (13 digits) Data (if displayed, will be 11 digits) Unit Address (if displayed, will be 16 digits)   To activate your Xfinity TV services go to   www.xfinity.com/activatecablecard. You will need your account number and the phone number on your account and the numbers from Step 6. If you need assistance, call the CableCARD Support Line at 1-877-405-2298 and press option   2   to activate Xfinity TV services. Once   www.xfinity.com/activatecablecard   or a Comcast agent has confirmed the CableCARD is activated, tune to a few different channels (including premium channels to which you subscribe, like HBO) and verify that you are able to see them. Channel activation may take up to 45 minutes. If you see the channels, proceed to Step 9. If you do not see all of the channels to which you currently subscribe, please call the CableCARD Support Line at 1-877-405-2298. Press   NEXT   to continue the Set Up TV Signal process in Windows Media Center. When complete, press   FINISH. **Note**:  If you need to return to the  CableCARD Setup  screen for any reason, navigate to  Tasks > Settings > TV > TV Signal > Activate Digital Cable  and follow the on-screen instructions.    XFINITY CableCARD Activation and Pairing Online Website  A new self-service online tool is now available for customers to pair and activate a CableCARD for their customer-owned, CableCARD-compatible retail device Previously, the only way for customers with a CableCARD Self Install Kit to activate was to call the CableCARD Support line at 1-877-405-2298. Now, customers have the new online tool at   www.xfinity.com/activatecablecard   as another convenient option.    https://activatecablecard.xfinity.com/cablecardactivate/   Additional functionality is now active with this tool.    The re-pair feature now allows a customer to attempt to re-pair a CableCARD online if the associated host information is already in our system. Previously, that step would require a phone call.    www.xfinity.com/activatecablecard  
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This article provides details on how to turn the Purchase Protection feature on/off with the Xfinity X1 On-Screen Guide.
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To make sure you can take advantage of the latest video updates, customers with a Pave Vegas 575 SD DVR or the Pace Vegas 577 SD DVR are being asked to exchange these set-top boxes for a newer model set-top box.
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Question   Does anyone know how many watts per hour the Xfinity cable boxes use?     Answer   Comcast is committed to creating the sustainable devices of tomorrow. In 2013, we joined with other leading, multichannel video programming distributors to launch a historic TV Box energy   conservation agreement. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we provide regular updates to   CableLabs   regarding the energy usage data for all of the TV Boxes currently available to our customers. This chart is based on that information and is updated quarterly. For the most current version, please visit   CableLabs Energy Reporting. TV Box Energy Usage Data The power measurements below represent the TV Boxes generally configured as they are deployed in Comcast’s network, running Comcast software, and measured in accordance with the test procedures as specified in the   Voluntary Agreement. The energy use of an individual TV Box may vary. Make Model Type Features* On Power (W) Sleep Power (W) APD Power (W) TEC (KWH/YR) Cisco RNG200N  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, HD, MR, MS 25.5 21.2 N/A 210 Cisco RNG150N  Cable AVP, CC, D2, HD, HNI 14.4 12.8 N/A 125 Pace PR150BNM-L  Cable AVP, CC, D2, HD, HNI 12.2 11.4 N/A 108 Pace PR150BNC-X  Cable AVP, CC, D2, HD, HNI 13.4 12.5 N/A 120 Pace PR150BNM-X  Cable AVP, CC, D2, HD, HNI 13.3 12.3 N/A 120 Pace PX001ANC  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, D3, HD, MR, MS 32.5 26.3 N/A 270 Pace PX001ANM  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, D3, HD, MR, MS 31.6 25.7 N/A 265 Samsung SR150BNM  Cable AVP, CC, D2, HD, HNI 15.2 13.7 N/A 130 Arris MR150CNM (Phase 3)  Cable AVP, CC, D2, HD, HNI 13.8 13.6 N/A 125 Arris MX011ANM  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, D3, HD, MR, MS 27.2 24.0 N/A 240 Arris MX011ANC  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, D3, HD, MR, MS 26.5 23.6 N/A 240 Arris DCX3501  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, D2, HD, MR, MS 23.5 22.2 N/A 205 Arris HD DTA 100u  Cable DTA HD 4.0 3.8 N/A 35 Technicolor DCI401COM  Cable DTA HD 6.8 6.8 N/A 60 Pace DC 60XU  Cable DTA HD 6.9 6.9 N/A 60 Pace PX013ANM  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, D3, HD, MR, MS 24.0 22.4 N/A 210 Pace PX032ANI  Internet Protocol (IP) AVP, HD, HNI 5.9 5.3 N/A 54 Pace PX013ANC  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, D3, HD, MR, MS 24.4 23.0 N/A 210 Samsung SR150BNC  Cable AVP, CC, D2, HD, HNI 15.6 14.0 N/A 135 Cisco CR150CNC  Cable AVP, CC, D2, HD, HNI 14.5 12.7 N/A 125 Evolution Digital DMS2004UHD  Cable DTA HD 6.7 6.7 N/A 59 Arris AX013ANM  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, D3, HD, MR, MS 22.6 21.3 N/A 200 Arris AX013ANC  Cable AVP, CC, DVR, D3, HD, MR, MS, 22.4 21.2 N/A 200 Pace PX022ANM Cable AVP, CC, D3, HD, MR,MS 14.8 13.9 N/A 135 Pace PX022ANC Cable AVP, CC, D3, HD, MR, MS 15.4 13.9 N/A 135 Samsung SX022ANM Cable AVP, CC, D3, HD, MR, MS 15.2 13.9 N/A 130 Samsung SX022ANC Cable AVP, CC, D3, HD, MR, MS 16.0 14.7 N/A 140 Arris DCX3200p3 Cable AVP, CC, D2, HD, HNI 13.2 13.0 N/A 120 Cisco CXD01ANI Internet Protocol (IP) AVP, HD, HNI 6.4 4.8 N/A 54 Pace PXD01ANI Internet Protocol (IP) AVP, HD, HNI 6.0 5.1 N/A 54 Pace PXD01ANI-DTA Cable DTA HD 6.2 6.1 N/A 55 Pace PX051AEI Internet Protocol (IP) AVP, HD, HNI, Wi-Fi HNI, MIMO-5(4) 7.0 5.7 N/A 60 *Feature Key Shortcut Feature Name APD Automatic Power Down (enabled by default) AVP Advanced Video Processing CC CableCARD D2 DOCSIS 2.0 D3 DOCSIS 3.0 DVR Digital Video Recorder HD High Definition HNI Home Networking Interface MR Multi-Room MS Multi-Stream XCD Transcoding Wi-Fi HNI Wi-Fi Home Networking Interface MIMO-5 MIMO Wireless at 5 GHz (number of spatial streams) For More Information: CableCARD:   About CableCARDs? DOCSIS 3.0:   About DOCSIS 3.0 DVR:   Watch TV with a DVR HD:   All About HD TV Xfinity TV Box Energy Usage: Comcast TV Box Energy Usage  
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Question   I am not happy about the daily update time for my X1 box; how can I change it?     Answer   If you’re an Xfinity X1 customer, your TV Boxes will automatically reboot once per day to ensure that you have all of the latest software. This reboot, also known as   Daily Update Time, happens by default between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM local time. You can now change the window of time in which your X1 TV Boxes will automatically reboot each day. Learn more about how to change the daily reboot schedule for your TV Boxes. Changing the Daily Update Time for TV Boxes Press the   xfinity   button on your remote control, navigate to highlight the   Settings   wheel, and press the   OK   button.   Navigate to highlight   Preferences, and press the   OK   button.   Navigate to highlight   General, and press the   OK   button.   Navigate to highlight   Daily Update Time, and press the   OK   button.   Adjust the   Time   of your Daily Update in two-hour blocks. For example, you can change it from the default time of   3:00 AM - 4:00 AM   local time to   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   local time.     To learn more about changing the Daily Update Time on your Xfinity X1 box see here: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/changing-daily-update-time  
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