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  1. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    In a deal that’s been months in the making, Netflix is now officially on millions of Comcast X1 cable boxes. This is certainly an odd twist of fate, seeing as though Netflix has enabled cord-cutters from coast to coast for years. Integrated only in X1 platform boxes, Comcast customers with...
  2. Home Theater, Audio and Video News
    The 4K content puddle keeps getting bigger. Recently, Comcast revealed its plans for continued support of the Ultra Hi-Def (UHD) format by announcing that it will be launching 4K set-top boxes later this year. The new box, called Xi4, will run in coordination with their X1 platform and its...
  3. Sony
    I just got a Sony STR-DN1040 receiver. I would like to use the Sony remote that came with it (RM-AAP102) to control my Comcast box (Motorola DCX3051). I've tried the remote codes listed for Motorola in the Sony user manual, and some work to the extent that they will enable turning on/off the...
  4. Reviewers Private Forum
    Comcast cable has announced that Xfinity customers will no longer be able to access its basic cable packages directly through a digital television or computer based tuner card. The cable giant is in the process of encrypting its “Limited Basic” channels. In other words, the party is over for...
  5. System Setup and Connection
    I have had the Onkyo SR608 receiver for awhile without a problem, and had to swap out my Comcast cable box. I got a new Comcast Box (DCT3416)...and connected it correctly (simply plugged it in, plugged in the coax cable, and connected the HDMI cable (the other end of the HDMI cable was still...
  6. System Setup and Connection
    hi guys i have about a zillion cable outlets in my house one for every room and some times 2 in a room. i ran the wires when i built the house. i am at the point where i need a real amplified signal splitter but it has to be compatible with the comcast digital signal i am forced to use. i...
  7. System Setup and Connection
    So I am trying to setup my home system. right now I have the HDMI from my comcast box running directly into my smart TV. I tried running the HDMI cable from my HD comcast box to my denon HDMI in. Then i ran another HDMI cable from the denon monitor out, to my LED smart TV HDMI in. My smart TV...
  8. Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    I am trying to use the Comcast Remote controller that comes with the Motorola HD STB to put the Onkyo NR3007 Receiver into standby mode. When I input the codes in the list from Comcast Remote Control Manual, the codes 30842 turns the Onkyo Off completely so it wont turn it back on unless I...
  9. Home Theater System Recommendations
    Lately Comcast has added a bunch of channels and when they did, it seems like quality went down even more. Not just compression, but lately, it seems like they can't even get frame rate down right. It looks choppy. Nothing flows right, and the picture shows blocks. Anyone else have this...
  10. Testing
    I hope this is the right area to post this! I received a letter from Comcast notifying me they are enhancing their network. I guess this is part of their transition away from analog service in our area as they will be requiring either digital adapters or set top boxes. I subscribe to Comcast...
  11. Testing
    Looks like Comcast has dropped the Fancast tag entirely, showing off a reworked Xfinity TV portal that ties content available for streaming to the PC a little more tightly alongside remote DVR scheduling and social media tie-ins with Facebook. Now claiming up to 150,000 titles are available for...
  12. Testing
    A trademark filing certainly doesn't have to lead to a product, but here's hoping Comcast's request for "DVR2Go" means something new is in the works. Light Reading reports the request was made on March 29, and should be registered soon unless someone else challenges it. The company showed...
  13. Testing
    After the FCC closed the terrestrial loophole we knew it wouldn't be long until satellite and IPTV providers started moving on the cable companies regarding access to high definition versions of their regional sports networks and now they have. Multichannel News reports AT&T has put in its...
  14. Testing
    Looks like Turner Sports has no problem sharing its first NASCAR 3D broadcast, and as a result Comcast, Bright House Networks and Time Warner are all on board for the July 3 Coke Zero 400 race. Already announced for DirecTV and internet streaming, the night race will have two feeds, one of...
  15. Testing
    Last week ESPN 3D launched, and Comcast's information indicated many users with older cable boxes wouldn't be able to get on the action without an upgrade. The good news for TiVo owners is that information has since been updated and now TiVo Series 3 / HD and TiVo Premiere units are on the...
  16. Testing
    We're just minutes away from the first match of the 2010 World Cup, and the first match broadcast on ESPN 3D. If you're on Comcast and not yet seeing the channel on your guide, it will probably be helpful to know where to look. A few posters on AVSForum have pointed out where to find the guide...
  17. Testing
    Comcast's Plaxo acquisition has borne fruit beyond its social media address book roots with Tunerfish, aimed at pulling social networking features and TV into one website. Currently in closed alpha, it lets TV watchers note what they're watching and share with others, Foursquare style. No...
  18. Testing
    It's time for your yearly Comcast Project Infinity video on-demand update: It's ramping up to 11,000 different movies available, with 3,000 in HD (up from 1,000 back in October '08) and that infrastructure upgrade we'd heard about should mean even more on the way. CEO Brian Roberts just...
  19. AV Home Theater
    Comcast channels disappearing? Long story short, they need more bandwidth - This video goes through the details of how bandwidth is being reallocated and a quick overview of the new DTA. All the info is also on a Comcast_Goes_Digital website - Which cable box to choose Tradeoffs and...
  20. System Setup and Connection
    We've been getting a lot of questions lately on the various cable companies going "all digital" - folks potentially losing a lot of channels, and the general confusion and lack of good information on the changeover. So - in typical small company style, we put together a little video that goes...
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