It's really something like $7.50 because they give you a credit on the "equipment", but yeah...it makes absolutely no sense. The entire point of having your own equipment is to avoid paying these fees. I've had a WMC computer with 4 additional WMC boxes...used it for something like 10 years with Comcast and loved it. They just changed the video compression on the boxes to make them worthless, so I've been waiting around for a little while to see if this Roku app would be an option. With the fees it's not...I think they will find the market as a whole will tell them that, but if they can get away with charging people that more power to them. Not for me though...hopefully in 2 years XFinity will have a better option. I've been a customer for 10+ years and have enjoyed it, but as with everything things change.
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Hope it comes soon. I've been using a legacy WMC system with extenders throughout the house, and with the roll-out of MPEG4 video its made the extenders virtually worthless. Wish there was a successor to it but everything I've seen of the HDHomeRun doesn't suggest its even close to being ready.
I waited and waited hoping the rokus/Xfinity app would replace the role of the extenders, but I'm hitting my time limit...if something doesn't roll out soon I'm switching to something a little more reasonable than Comcast to handle multiple TVs (the multiple box rental fees are just nuts). Too bad too...been an xfinity customer for 10+ years.
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