Really would like to have the Prime 6 as i could use double the tuners on my current prime with one cable card, as i often run into all tuners in use, or software messes up and locks tuners.
I wasn't aware of this "new" model until a few months ago....but yea, 2yrs and nothing yet i read.....booo.. Dont like how it does not seem to have LEDs to indicate tuner status.
Many are saying that major cable companies are loosing customers to streaming services....this is true. so much so, they them selves now offer a streaming only service, IF and ONLY , for their Internet customers it seems though. I have Xfinity/Comcast for CATV only. I have tried their Bundles before, scam, the price they quote is not true, each time we tried, the bill was 3x what they said. Also, even on promotion, after time up, its too expensive. I refuse to get internet from them, as i can get 1gig Fiber for cheaper and it is both up and down 1gig...Comcrap offer about 1gig down, but, only 10meg up!!! that is crazy stupid.
Recently, after calling into Comcast to bug them to get on a promo (do that every year), I actually got a very nice and knowledgeable rep.
She said that cable cards are no longer being given out in many areas, including my own. They have been phasing them out for the last year.
Current users can still use them, but support for them in the future is not guaranteed.
And the rep did know what a HDHomeRun was and was familiar with such devices.
So, unless my current cable card starts acting up, it the only one I can have, so cant get a new one....
I have been trying out streaming services...YouTube TV i like the best.....but, i called it years ago...the cost of those services, are slowing getting hiked up, same as cable has been over the years. Now, with the "cord cutter" as competition, CATV companies have to be more aggressive with prices.
Streaming services are very locked down and limited in what u can do with them, with no control over how long DVR or VOD acces will remain for a show. Same as CATV cable box like the X1)
With a Plex or Emby or HDHR DVR setup...and a Cable Card tuner, it is SO much more practical and powerful with the ability to have normal mp4 files of any show or channel, no DRM or other restrictions. The shows I care about, i just set DVR and watch the files later on my PC, to skip commercials and parts i don't care about...saves me so much time. Or watch things at a increased speed. Also, to save shows to my own local file collections. Seeking is much faster on PC with MPC than on any DVR box.
I don't feel giving that up...just to save around $30 or so a month, and having to subscribe to multiple streaming services to get the same about of network acces, seems to make it cost more to cut the cord......and have far less functionality.
Whenever the Prime 6 comes out...doubt it will be easy to get anyway....will probably sell out so fast, then have to wait god knows how long until they stock more....