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4K receiver - non DVR

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4K receiver - non DVR

I have the 4k DVR and got a 2nd 4K tv I'd like to get a 4K receiver for and noticed they don't appear to have a coax input.  I have my own router and modem and wondering is the only way to get 4K on a 2nd tv is to rent a Comcast modem/router combo?

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Re: 4K receiver - non DVR

Yes, unless you get a second dvr

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Is this just a way to force the Comcast modem on someone to get the rental fee?  I just don't see any other rationale.

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It uses moca to get live tv and that’s how moca works, dvr talks to gateway, gateway talks to wireless box. See how your personal modem doesn’t fit in the equation?

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I do, but I guess I was thinking more as to why can't the box just have a coax connection and not be solely wireless?

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@uof2002 wrote:

I do, but I guess I was thinking more as to why can't the box just have a coax connection and not be solely wireless?


There are coax and wireless boxes.

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/x1-hub-vs-companion-box


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I believe the OP is referring to specifically about 4K boxes (see title of the thread).

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Yes, I'm referring specifically to a 4K box and wondering why the only option for a non-DVR box would be wireless?  I have a 4K DVR box and now have a 2nd 4K TV I'd like to get a 4K box for.

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@uof2002 wrote:

Yes, I'm referring specifically to a 4K box and wondering why the only option for a non-DVR box would be wireless?  I have a 4K DVR box and now have a 2nd 4K TV I'd like to get a 4K box for.


These are our only option at this time:

https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/x1-hub-vs-companion-box


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@uof2002 wrote:

Yes, I'm referring specifically to a 4K box and wondering why the only option for a non-DVR box would be wireless?  I have a 4K DVR box and now have a 2nd 4K TV I'd like to get a 4K box for.


although coax is not on the xi6 ethernet is (wired) so you can bypass using wireless but the connection must still go to the same Comcast modem so the MoCA can be put on the ethernet cable. 



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