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From where does an Xi5-P box get signal?

ChipWants2Know
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From where does an Xi5-P box get signal?

One of our Xi5-P boxes often pixilates. Perhaps it is too far from the signal source. From where does it get signal? Does TV signal come from the modem, or from the X1 box?

 

Only the X1 box and the modem are connected to the cable. If I turn off the modem, the Xi5-P doesn't provide picture to the TV. If I turn off the X1 box and the modem is on, the Xi5-P seems to work fine, including setting and playing recordings. So, do we really need an X1 box?

 

Where is recorded content stored? On the X1? Or is it stored somewhere in the Comcast network?

 

I'd like to understand which pieces of our Comcast set-up communicate with the other pieces, which will hopefully allow me to optimize the physical location of components to provide the best results on all TVs in the house.

CCAndrew
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Re: From where does an Xi5-P box get signal?

The main box talks to the Comcast gateway, the gateway then communicates to the Xi5. You didn’t say what the main box is just called it X1, well the xi5 is also X1, it makes your post confusing to read

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ComcastThomasF
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Re: From where does an Xi5-P box get signal?

Hello and thank you! I really appreciate you being a member of the Comcast Family! Your Xi5 TV box gets its signal over the 5gHZ WiFi connection so you would not want to be too far from the modem. If you turn off your modem you will lose the connection to the Xi5 box. 

 

The X1 box (non-wireless version) is connected through coaxial cable so that is where it gets its signal. Your X1 box still needs an internet connection to access the apps and cloud storage. Customers have 150 hours of X1 Cloud DVR storage for each X1 DVR on their account.

 

 


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ChipWants2Know
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Re: From where does an Xi5-P box get signal?

The DVR box is ARRIS Group AX013ANM. At the bottom of the ID sticker it says Platform ID: 898 Phase 1.

 

Sorry it took so long, the ID sticker is under the box and it was in a tough spot to read without removing the whole box.

ComcastDena
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Re: From where does an Xi5-P box get signal?

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