If your ethernet-connected PC's are "spotty", you probably need to reboot your gateway.
The atual coception of the X1 product is good and what they expected it to do is good as well if they can get the bugs out of it asap. When it's working it is better than anything out there it just comes down to if you have the patience to wait until can figure out what they (comcast) are doing and how to fix all the many problems. It has memories of Obhama Care roll out.
All the best,
Robert- Charleston, SC
I had the tech come out and look at my installation.. the line outside my house was weather worn and he replaced it and replaced my double splitters with one four way splitter. I have been for the most part problem free now. Still an issue with wifi but it is from too many devices connecting to the router. Thanks for the help.
We have a rare, but not unique configuration with two DVRs. Previously, recorded shows appeared on a merged list with no indication as to which box it was recorded on, but each box maintained its own separate recording schedule and series priority list. Last week, Comcast uploaded new software that merges the recording schedule. I cannot figure out what they are doing. Shows that were scheduled on box 2 are being recorded on box 1. There's no way to tell which box a particular show is being recorded on nor the algorithm for how it decides where to record it. The preference selection of "Default DVR" that determined what box you were controlling is no longer available. We had some cases where we recorded a show on both DVRs since the fast forward and other controls are much more responsive when you are watching the box where the recording resides rather than from the other box.
We also used the separate recording schedules to ensure that neither box filled up before the other.
If the new software is actually balancing the storage and recording based on which box is emptier, I guess that's OK, but there's NO information as to what the system is doing. I tried some tests. I hit the record button on the remote during a show and it was recorded on that box - good. I clicked the record button a show from the guide and it was recorded on that box - also good. I had a series that had been previously recording on box 2 and it was recorded on box 2 the first week, but was then recorded on box 1 the second week - what!!! We had a series that was recorded on both boxes and now it is only recorded once, but I don't know where it will go.
Is there a manual or other explanation for this new "helfpul" functionality or some way to control what it is doing?
We also used the separate recording schedules to ensure that neither box filled up before the other.
I have had X1 now for a few weeks on two televisions in my home. One of the tv's works fine. On the other one, which is the main one in my home, ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE TIME, when I turn on the television, it tunes into the channel it was on when I last watched it. Then, when I try to change the channel, I get the error message that says it is unavailable and instructs me to navigate back to the channel I came from. Then, when I attempt to do that, it says it is unavailable.
Can I tell you how EXTREMELY frustrated I am? Like, I want to throw my Comcast box through the window and stomp on it. But that's only part of it. EVERY time I try to call Comcast, not only can I not get a person on the phone, I DON'T EVEN GET A PHONE MENU TO CHOOSE SOME OPTIONS.
What the heck is going on over at Comcast???
I pay for my service every month, and I understand technical issues arise, but if there is no avenue to get some assistance, what is a customer to do, other than go on facebook and tell EVERYONE I know to AVOID Comcast at all costs.
Can someone please help me here???
For the last month I have been getting a shaded screen on the bottom half on any program that is being played back on the DVR. Has anyone else noticed this? I just want to know if it is a Comcast screw up on the software or is my box causing issues. This happens on my satellite box as well. It only happens on recorded program playback. The quickest way to get back to a clear screen I have to delete the last watched entry for the program that I am watching of the last watched list.
Our boxes do this all the time. We have to reset the box to get it to go away. Extremely annoying. It usually happens when I select something from the Last Viewed menu, which has a black background. When I start the show, the menu goes away but the background stays. I've gotten so fed up with it that sometimes I just watch the stinkin show that way because I'm so tired of constantly rebooting.
hit the LAST button. Let it fill in the bottom part of the screen, when it finishes, hit EXIT button.
I appreciate the suggestion, but we tried that and it didn't work. We've also tried changing channels, going to the guide, going to the DVR menu, staring something new on the DVR....nothing works except restting the box.
This is ridiculous 3 days with the same X1 issues everyone here is complaining about. Located in Miami. Amazing that the Comcast techs seem to use us as beta testers. Ive had X1 for about 5 months with no issues, now its been a cluster for the last 2 weeks.
would be great if we knew what version you are running (gear>about).
you can reset the box without rebooting it (removing the dark shading) by pressing and releasing the x1's power button (puts it in standby mode recordings continue) then waiting 5-10 seconds and pressing button again in same way.
Try deleting or clearing your last watched menu. Open last watched then push D, the triangle, and delete the one for the program you are watching and if that doesn't do it delete the whole list. I have had my X1 for almost a year now with the xappl-XRE.47P12 release version on the Xfinity box with green round led on the power button. I don't have a model and I'm not going to pull it out to look at the back at this time. This only started with the last few updates. Another thing I wish they would stop advertising on the last watched menu. Last Watched doesn't mean hey, we want you to watch.
"We're having trouble connecting to the X1 Platform."
No, your customers are. Connecting to ths ridiculous kludge was a horrible mistake.
36 years with Comcast starting with Viacom, maybe 12 minor issues.
More than 12 "issues" every day with this incredibly shoddy product.
"This might be temporary."
"Temporary"...what a fine word. Temporary ever since I was suckered into this mess. Sometimes it doesn't happen every day for a while..."Temporary" until the next day? That's a program bug, not an "incident."
Seriously, is this junk some kind of social experiment to see how much screwing people will tolerate?
The old way was far better in every way.
Most of the ridiculous problems people are having are due to bad wiring, etc., it says here.
Internet working without any sign of problem.
Phone works. Strong dial tone.
Most TV functions work. Clear HD picture on all channels, just like what I had before my Xfinity mistake.
Some TV functions fail miserably...but although it would be trivial to do it, I don't get a message on my TV saying I have a weak signal. Weird.
It isn't a weak signal. It's amateurish "X1 Platform" programming.
Hi all, and especially Comcast.
I'm writting this in hopes that it leads to root cause that so many have been posting.
To start, We have 4 TV's in our house. 1 DVR (or main box) and 3 sattelites boxs. I also have internet (of course) and voice services .. What is or was called triple play.
Our system was installed on the 17th of Oct 14 and in general ran into the most common issues that everyone has since.
Listed by device (I believe the issues differ depending on box)
1.) DVR box.. I have to say we experience the least amount of issues with the DVR box as compared to the smaller satellite boxes.
- Audio clipping , occasionally the audio will stop for a few seconds then return. this happens at least one a day
- HDMI port reset , Perhaps every other day the HDMI port will reset out of the blue. Screen will go black but the DVR is still playing. The picture does come back in a few seconds. I have never had this problem with the older DVR. (this may have sometime to do with the message popups.
- Erratic remote response, This is much more of a problem on the sattelite boxes but at times it happens on the mian box.
- Hard reset required at least twice since installed. I believe this is due to software updates occuring overnight but I can't be sure. The other day I can hear channel but there was no video. Only after pulling the plug and restarting the box the video returned.
2.) Satellite boxes (or slaves, not sure what Comcast calls them). I have 3 of these boxes and all have the same issue.
- Erratic remote response. This is the biggest issue and most common problem I run into. Simply the remote stops responding. For example: pressing channel down repeately the screen will freeze and stop moving. I know the receiver is picking up the remote as the remote light on the box flashes.
- On demand stops working. I've had to hard reset these boxes a couple of time in order to get the xfnity guide to show up. One time I had what I will call a 'ghost' screen where the bottom half of my tv was dark as if the menu was on screen but it wasn't
- generally the poor Remote performance is the biggest issue I've run into.
3.) Xfinity Modem. I rented my modem / router in one box from comcast. I was really please with it as it had enough wifi coverage for my entire house (which is hard to do in a tri-level home). One morning I woke to no internet and called comcast which I was told to take my router to the comcast store and have it replaced (That's if I wanted it work anytime soon). So I did, however they did not have the same modem so I opted to take an old modem and use my old wifi router. The replacement model didn't work at all so I decided to buy my owe modem which works fine.
(Warning: I believe what cause the falure of the first modem was a software update that assumed the network ip setting were the defaults. I changed my IP addressing to my own settings including the dhcp setting and i think what happened is comcast pushed a software update that assumed the setting were factory messing up my network. Hey comcast, don't allow me to change if code pushes are going to break it!)
I've had Comcast out twice to look at it. The last visi was a waste of time. The guy said "just reset all your devices, that is the only solution we have at this time". (not a good answer). I was also told the entire X1 service had crashed just 4 days before my service call and the tech has been working not stop since then.
I know rolling trucks is one of the most expensive steps for any service provider to take. Comcast has made 1000's of house visits in the past couple of months costing them $$$. Not to mention the $$$ they will need to throw at fixing the archetecture / infrastructure. .
In the end, I believe a constaint / persistance connectivity with X1 application controllers is causing a great deal of the issue. It presumes / demands a consistant response time that is clearly either a.) under designed for the demands or b.) Comcast underestimate the lacancy issues and the impacts it will have on devices.
(These issues can be difficult to find in a lab environment, difficult to replicate 100K - 1Million connectsion at the same time in a room the size of most peoples living room. If you are having simular problems , you are now apart of a larger , real world test lab 🙂 )
I hope X1 team can find and resolve the issues. My family is growing tired of it and asking about U-verse or Direct TV. I'm frankly tired of being my own comcast tech and being mr IT in my house.
My offer to you Comcast, in an effort to resolve the issues quickly, I'm willing to be a test site for new code pushes prior to a broader deployment.
Still having these same problems.
When are things supposed to go back to normal?
Issues over the last 10-14 days:
X1 unresponsive to remote inputs (X1 green light flashing with remote inputs, not a battery issue)
Fast Forwarding gets stuck, play/pause does nothing
Info/Play pop up messages stuck over the screen for several minutes at a time
DVR recordings only playing a fraction of the length indicated on the DVR (sometimes only 10 minutes when it shows it should be 60)
Resetting, rebooting, power plug pulling fixes for a hour or so, then back to the same issues
Wifi stalls out periodically (1-2 times noticed per week)
ComcastGwen It's going on 2 weeks since the problems with the X1 DVR guides and DVR lockups have started. I thought your so called engineers have found the issues? I tried to watch a hockey game last night and had the stupid popup box in the middle of the screen off and on throughout most of the game. I'm sick of paying for this crappy service!! Somebody needs to post some answers ASAP. I'm sure I'm not the only one loosing patients.
is the popup box the sports app or something else?
Don't blame nothing but problems here and the BOLONY you go thru to talk with a tech is rediculous
I was considering migrating to X1, but after reading the techinical issues posted on this forum, have decided to wait until Comcast get the bugs out.
Bob what are your issues?
So Comcast has evidently decided to go ahead and schedule malfunctions each Wednesday night around 8:00 pm EST. This is the THIRD Wednesday night in a row that at 8:00 our main X1 box stops working. Won't do a thing. Can't even turn it off. Have to pull the plug for at least 10 minutes and then hope that you only have to do it once. So, anything we have set to tape at 8:00 on Wednesdays is toast. Takes about a half hour to get it rest and running again. Thanks, Comcast. Tell me again why I'm paying you $200 a month?
I have also been having problems since installation. Sometimes have to reset the box 4 or 5 times a day; sometimes it restarts itself while in the middle of a show. Volume goes out for no reason and have to unplug/replug to get it back or I get the "No connection to the DVR" message. My Mocca Diagnostics say this:
(4 Lines- I have the X1 and three other boxes)
Does this seem like a signal issue?
um... today is thursday
Did you ever get this resolved? I keep having the same exact issues where the X1 shows the RDK error and won't do anything. Reboot the machine and then it works for around 20-30 minutes. Then begins again. At the same time, my internet connection goes out. This is a constant battle.
Bob what are your issues?
We are expeiencing a rash of HIT & RUN forum members.... wanting nothing more than a place to VENT thier frustrations...
Instead of reading/searching/exploring they would rather shout, complain and curse out those willing to help not realizing that we TOO have or are experiencing the same things they are. Don't know about you, but this has made me turn away from helping those who we could reach...
Steppping off soap box now.... back to regular programming.
Ray we have all been there at one time. There is a reason that people get so frustrated with Comcast, they are just too big!!
What they need to do re open the call centers in every area they serve. Also they need to have better communication with local dispatch. There is nothing worse than calling the cable company and getting someone who does not even live in your state, and has no local knowledge of outages etc..
I remember the days when i would call Comcast and give the agent my phone number. They would say something like "the line tech Tommy is already working on the issue"! Those days are past. To top that off now we have x1 which when there are server issues the local people may not even know that there are issues with that...It is a mess, and I think it is time they restructure their company.....Starting with the call centers...I would rather wait on hold a few minutes longer knowing that I get someone in my town or even same state...
That is my spin the whole issue!!
That is my spin the whole issue!!
Not to mention that in a lot of instances, the existing infrastructure cannot support the X1 and the TECHs shouldn't even bother trying.... IMO, everyone's initial dealings with Comcast begin with the INSTALL..... an INSTALL that should never have been completed because of issues only adds fuel to the ever-growing fire....
Just my 2 cents worth thrown on top of yours!!!
Have a great weekend Shane!
The only reason I have X1 in the first place is because I called Comcast to complain about my obscene bill. They worked out a "deal" with me to stay with Comcast, and they would also upgrade my system to X1. I had no idea what X1 was and he said it is the newest and best they have to offer.
When the tech came out to do the install, the first thing he did was advise me against it due to problems people had. I should have listened to him. I also have a family member who until recently, worked as a Comcast tech and he told me repeatedly how frustrating it was for him how corporate Comast is all about the money, and the sucky customer service begins with the call centers promising what cannot be delivered, and corporate rolling out a product that is not ready for roll out. It got to the point that he hated his job so much because all it came down to anymore was dealing with irate customers in the field. And he didn't blame the customers.
I STILL cannot get a person on the telephone to even make a record that I am having issues.
I really hope the CEO of Comcast reads these posts. I am paying a monthly charge for my services and EVERY time I try to watch the television, I have to reset my box (I guess you call it "power cycling"). Then it takes 10 or so minutes to start back up again. And Comcast is charging me for this.
I really think I should be credited for this. I am NOT going to read through all of the troubleshooting stuff online. I do not get paid for this. I have a job and don't have time to be my own Comcast tech person. I PAY for this service. Comcast should deliver.
I moved from Dish to Comcast and got the X1 box and from day one it's been a BIG headache! It freezes practically everytime I attempt to do something i.e. check guide, watch the DVR and any thing else. If I ignore it, it will reboot on its own and then freeze. The tech was out and said it had a good connection and he also saw it reboot itself and freeze in the middle of a show. I hate this and am thinking of returning to Dish as much as I hated it. But at least it worked. I asked for a new box but all I was told was if it messed up again to call back. Huh?!? It hasn't stopped messing up. This is just terrible!!!!!
The tech did not give you a new box, because it is not the box..Something else is occurring. If the signal is truly good than maybe there are server issues in the area!
I have brand new X1 service installed in my new home. There are three boxes. Two work perfectly and one refuses to function. I've checked all the connections (at least twice!) I am certain the source/input is correct. Netflix app works perfectly on the TV
I've called at LEAST 10 times today and each and every time my call is dropped after entering dozens of digits. I am ready to stop Comcast service and call another provider. Any insights???
did you call the dedicated x1 support number 877-896-8678 ?
comcast please check log for why with 12 tuners constantine seas 1 ep 4 aired 11/14/14 did not record. I keep up with series using iphone app TV show tracker. records at 10pm fridays nbc
Hi, X1 installed today. Things weren't working well while the Tech was here, only some channels work, PBS/NBC/ABC/CBS, most channels do not. On Demand does not work at all. Tech said wait a while and it should get better, that maybe X1 network was down.
I called up, and they sent another tech out today, but they missed the window so apparently I'll get a $20 credit. Anyway, I tried using the IOS app to see if I could repair it myself, after reboot it sits on "Preparing your channel lineup..." and hasn't moved off of it since.
This is the new final message I get and can no longer watch any TV:
The only option is to Restart Now, and I can't do that using UI, I can only get it to retry pulling the plug. I have rebooted several times and I am unable to get past this.
Any help appreciated, thanks.
Ok, after ~2 hours on the phone it turns out this is related to missing billing codes. Apparently they were never entered so it is throwing this XRE 03007 error code. Hopefully this helps someone else fix the issue faster. Since billing isn't open right now I have to wait until the morning to see if this is the actual fix but sounds probable.
I schedule a program recording using the guide and record button....that's usually works well---unless something intefers with my recording : sports event runs longer than Comcast had in the guide (a common occurance with football games), a power outage, or Comcast sending a refresh signal of somesort. When this happens my recording is usually a partial recording. Prior to the X1 platform I would go to "ON DEMAND" and be able to watch the program in question. Now if i do that I get the partial recording.
I have a total of 3 X1 cable boxes (1 DVR, 2 HD). I subscribe to the Anyroom Cloud DVR service which allows all the boxes to have access to watch recorded shows.
The Anyroom DVR service has stopped functioning on the 2 HD boxes. Through the menu on these boxes the option under saved to view recordings is no longer there. This all started when I upgraded my plan from the Double Play Preferred to the Double Play Premier. This happened immediately once the rep sent a signal to my boxes to add the additional channels. The rep was unable to fix the problem and transferred me to support. I have been bounced around since Wednesday 11/12/14 to various departments. I have placed calls everyday since to support / billing / customer care team / x1 team / etc. I have gotten nowhere. At this time I have 10 hours of phone calls invested into getting this resolved. I am beyond frustrated!
To me this appears to be some type of account setup issue. Who can I contact to get help? Has anyone run into the a problem like this before?
As a side note my iPad is no longer able to access my TV content via the "TV APP". Again all of this was working perfectly before i upgraded my account.
i have been restling the same issue for 9 months ish and after 20 plus service visits , and everything replaced 3 -6 times it does the same thing and now another service call wed nov. 19 , this is the same problem that several aquaintenes and family have in my state and 4 other states , , ive had candice in corparate lie to the fcc and tell them the problem was fixed without comfirming it with me , good luck welcome to x-1