6 tuner prime soon !!!

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Re: how soon is soon?

Postby Keenan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:39 pm

Not soon enough … time is ticking … for us Prime users .. like I said before DRM Recording or Cable companies stop providing cable cards what will come first … sooner or later we will find out.
Comcast has non-CableCARD areas already.

https://www.xfinity.com/support/article ... ly-network

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Re: how soon is soon?

Postby NYPlayer » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:47 pm

Not soon enough … time is ticking … for us Prime users .. like I said before DRM Recording or Cable companies stop providing cable cards what will come first … sooner or later we will find out.
Comcast has non-CableCARD areas already.

https://www.xfinity.com/support/article ... ly-network
Interesting ….

This caught my eye …

CableCARDs - CableCARDs are not currently supported. **** devices currently are not compatible with the IP-based fiber network deployed at your property. We hope that **** works to develop devices that will be compatible with this technology and the Xfinity Stream app.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby Keenan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:54 pm

I don't think CableCARDs will ever be supported on these networks and **** would have to come out with a new box that handles IPTV delivery.

What caught my eye was that you need to rent from Comcast every piece of equipment you'd need to utilize the service.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby NYPlayer » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm

I don't think CableCARDs will ever be supported on these networks and **** would have to come out with a new box that handles IPTV delivery.

What caught my eye was that you need to rent from Comcast every piece of equipment you'd need to utilize the service.
It states Roku would work I am sure others will.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby Keenan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:27 pm

I don't think CableCARDs will ever be supported on these networks and **** would have to come out with a new box that handles IPTV delivery.

What caught my eye was that you need to rent from Comcast every piece of equipment you'd need to utilize the service.
It states Roku would work I am sure others will.
I guess it's just the modem that needs to be rented, which in itself is an insane price($10 per mo) given how much retail modems cost.

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Re: how soon is soon?

Postby gtb » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:55 pm

Comcast has non-CableCARD areas already.
Almost all providers have FTTx areas (new construction in (true) greenfields is typically FTTx), although many are still using RFoG to preserve some existing facilities, there are known exceptions (as you see).
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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby gtb » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:58 pm

It states Roku would work I am sure others will.
Which (at least according to the current statements from Comcast) will be about the same price (~$2/mo cheaper) as the Comcast STB when the (free) beta period for Rokus (and the current Samsung) apps end. For some, the Roku, or the Samsung (or the rumored ATV) app is a better user experience. For others, it will not be. Options are good.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby markeby » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:17 pm

What good is a 6 tuner prime when it won't play any cable content except for the local "free" channels? I still cannot use my 3 tuner prime without WMC to watch "cable" content.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby Neptunetides1983 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:28 pm

I don't think CableCARDs will ever be supported on these networks and **** would have to come out with a new box that handles IPTV delivery.

What caught my eye was that you need to rent from Comcast every piece of equipment you'd need to utilize the service.
It states Roku would work I am sure others will.
I guess it's just the modem that needs to be rented, which in itself is an insane price($10 per mo) given how much retail modems cost.
We have had to replace our Xfinity/Cisco DPC 3941 three times in last 18 months, so I'm ok with the $11 monthly lease, as I just drop it at Xfinity and get a new one in 5 minutes. It now also supports MOCA 2.1 which is how we have our HDHomerun Quatro in the attic where the antenna gets awesome reception, while the modem is 3 stories
Down on the ground floor.

Neighbours purchased a "Comcast supported modem" and 7 months later it doesn't support the free speed upgrade limiting them to 80 Mbps, while we are using 125 Mbps at the same monthly rate as them.

Don't get me wrong, I hate Comcast/Xfinity Cable TV with a heartfelt passion, but the Internet service is straight forward, with all of the fees noted.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby NYPlayer » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:47 pm



It states Roku would work I am sure others will.
I guess it's just the modem that needs to be rented, which in itself is an insane price($10 per mo) given how much retail modems cost.
We have had to replace our Xfinity/Cisco DPC 3941 three times in last 18 months, so I'm ok with the $11 monthly lease, as I just drop it at Xfinity and get a new one in 5 minutes. It now also supports MOCA 2.1 which is how we have our HDHomerun Quatro in the attic where the antenna gets awesome reception, while the modem is 3 stories
Down on the ground floor.

Neighbours purchased a "Comcast supported modem" and 7 months later it doesn't support the free speed upgrade limiting them to 80 Mbps, while we are using 125 Mbps at the same monthly rate as them.

Don't get me wrong, I hate Comcast/Xfinity Cable TV with a heartfelt passion, but the Internet service is straight forward, with all of the fees noted.
I rent my Modem and they came and upgraded it so I could get the upgrade to 150mps.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby GetMatt » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:47 pm



It states Roku would work I am sure others will.
I guess it's just the modem that needs to be rented, which in itself is an insane price($10 per mo) given how much retail modems cost.
We have had to replace our Xfinity/Cisco DPC 3941 three times in last 18 months, so I'm ok with the $11 monthly lease, as I just drop it at Xfinity and get a new one in 5 minutes. It now also supports MOCA 2.1 which is how we have our HDHomerun Quatro in the attic where the antenna gets awesome reception, while the modem is 3 stories
Down on the ground floor.

Neighbours purchased a "Comcast supported modem" and 7 months later it doesn't support the free speed upgrade limiting them to 80 Mbps, while we are using 125 Mbps at the same monthly rate as them.

Don't get me wrong, I hate Comcast/Xfinity Cable TV with a heartfelt passion, but the Internet service is straight forward, with all of the fees noted.
Bad luck with modems. We’ve had no such issues, 2 modems and 2 different ISPs (Comcast and Spectrum) for over 12 years. Only bought the second one to upgrade from Docsis 2 to Docsis 3. For us it was money well spent for $80 over 12 years.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby gtb » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:46 pm

Bad luck with modems. We’ve had no such issues, 2 modems and 2 different ISPs (Comcast and Spectrum) for over 12 years. Only bought the second one to upgrade from Docsis 2 to Docsis 3. For us it was money well spent for $80 over 12 years.
FWIW, Charter under SPP now gives out "free" modems (no monthly service charge), although there are certainly those that do not happen to like what they are given and choose to spend their own money for their own modem (one client under SPP wants their own modem, another (living about 150 yards away) is happy with the one provided; to each their own). Comcast still charges for each leased CM, making the payback period straightforward to calculate).

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby GGRussell » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:37 am

FWIW, Charter under SPP now gives out "free" modems (no monthly service charge),
Charter in my area actually raised the cost of internet $10 a month to cover the cost of the 'free' modem. Until that point, I always purchased my own.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby gtb » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:03 am

]Charter in my area actually raised the cost of internet $10 a month to cover the cost of the 'free' modem.
Cable pricing goes up all the time(*), so it is always hard to know with any accuracy how to allocate the increases (Charter has also invested millions at each headend, and in the plant, for new equipment to support higher Internet speeds, too, and that has to come from somewhere), but yes, that is why I quoted the *free* part.


(*) The only sure things in life are death, taxes, and higher cable bills.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Postby GGRussell » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:11 pm

so it is always hard to know with any accuracy how to allocate the increases
Well I have no doubt in mind. The price is the same even if you have your own equipment AND that price coincided with the 'one price for everyone' here.


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