@adammusic22 wrote: Is xi6 only for internet only customers? Any issues with wireless boxes losing connection or being slow compared to a hardwired box? If internet goes down, does cable still work on wireless boxes? It does on wired.
the xi6 does use the Xfinity modem's wifi bandwidth and communicates via the gateway using MoCA to your home DVR or xg2 hub to use tuners or playback recordings. if the network is down, playback is not available on the xi6. the smart phone/tablet can play cloud recordings and TVgo channels and TVgo on-demand programming using any available wifi when the internet is down.
So, is it like fios then?
With fios if the internet goes out, but the network is still on, then I can still watch tv but will lose tv guide. Is this the same?
Also, will it compete for internet bandwidth if it's using moca?
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@KOR-reyRen066 wrote: I agree with these findings, as I've done the same tests on my TCL R625. I however have a Xi6-A hooked up to my TV. I can confirm that the upscaling done by the Xfinity box is very poor in comparison to my budget TV, although I'd argue this TV is better than most out there. I have noticed a ton of artifacts when it comes to using the Xfinity boxes, and I'd rather use Roku OS any day when it comes to Picture quality, guide responsiveness, etc. This is unfortunate, as I too was looking forward to the 4k content as it becomes available. Netflix is horrible thru the xI6 box. This issue has been driving me crazy. I have hope for a firmware update to fix the issues, but it's probably a hardware issue.
Do you reckon the XG1v4 would have the same issues as your Xi6?
Edit: oh wait, Xi6 has no dvr.
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