Having both DirecTv and Xfinity (dont ask, it was cheaper than high speed internet from Comcast and DirecTv for the channels I get)... On those channels I receive on both such as CNN and MSNBC, the difference is SO noticable on my 55" 4K TV, even using a $800 video processing box on the Tivo Bolt hooked to cable. Now of course, I dont need to see talking heads in 1920 pixels vs 1280 pixels, and recording in 720p saves a lot of disc space, but when the two year special ends, and I have to pay full price for one or the other, I am sure going to pick the 1920 (and some 4K) provider over the bitstarved 720p provider.
If by then they switch to IPTV at 1080p or 4K, well then that might be different. Right now though, Xfinity is really mushy looking, with the processor on pass thru, and a little better with the processor. DirecTv is the winner by far though.
... View more
@b-slice wrote: Any updates? I am also having this same issues (swapped out 2 modems as well to eliminate issues on my side) Yep, I have an update. I wrote the VP of Comcast for our local franchise, and she sent a line tech out, who spent all day checking all the lines, etc (or so I was told). After he was finished, my internet would go out for an hour or 2 instead of 5 minutes, and about 4 times a day. It was basically useless. I got mad, and disconnected the splitter, ran the coax directly into the modem on Friday afternoon. As of Monday morning, my modem had not dropped connection once. I unplugged the cablecards from my two Tivos, packed up the DTA, and drove to the local office and canceled my TV service. They told me they would raise my Internet service $15 by not having TV. I explained they could not get both to work at the same time, and got the "sorry, to bad". Passed that info onto the VP, and Ill just say she took care of me. So, in my case, apparently they just could not get enough signal through my 20 yr old drop from the house to the street to overcome that extra 3.5db the splitter was dropping it. Of course, they never bothered to replace the drop with new coax, or connectors (even though I told the VP that several trucks had hit the line and ripped it off the house). No one even checked it for damage. I am now happily watching DirecTv, and surfing with Xfinity. My modem has rebooted once since I dropped the TV.
... View more
I can tell you one thing. It is NOT the modem. I had this problem with THEIR modem. Bought my own cheap Zoom modem, still had problem. Returned that one, and bought the top of the line, on the list, Motorola Docsis 3.0 modem, SAME PROBLEM. Tech coming out tomorrow morning. Will report back with any results.
... View more