Daily Guide Updates

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  1. JackStraw

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    I am having no problem with updates. I find it hard to believe that TIVO can't keep the guide correct for a large metropolitan area like Philadelphia and New Jersey.
     
  2. MPSAN

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    Great..it looks like the best box is the Xi6 although it says wireless in the chart and not Ethernet. I assume if I ONLY have that, as I do have 2 Tivo Premieres then I could also get Comcast on demand content. I will have to see what Comcast says. IF I can use Ethernet OR WiFi I guess I could try WiFi. If I get no use out of it I guess I can return it after a few months. Not sure music other than MC is included as they do not say just what service(s) are no charge.
     
  3. chiguy50

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    Since you seem concerned about data usage, I will just point out that, in those service areas where Comcast imposes a data cap, it is currently set at 1.2 TB, which should suffice unless you are a serious on-line gamer or have a household that streams heavily. FWIW, I myself do a lot of 4K streaming and have never come close to hitting the old cap of 1TB.

    Also, Comcast will forgive two months of data overage in any 12 month period, meaning that you will not have to pay the overage charge until your third month in the year.

    UPDATE: In conjunction with the data cap increase from 1TB to 1.2TB, Comcast has recently changed the overage terms. You are now allowed only one free month of exceeding the cap in any 12-month period. Details shown below.

    Courtesy Month
    We're offering you one courtesy month, so you will not be billed the first time you exceed 1.2 Terabytes (TB), while you are getting used to the Internet Data Usage Plan. This means that the first month you exceed 1.2 TB you will not be charged for overages, no matter how much you use during that month. You will only be subject to overage charges if you use more than 1.2 TB for a second time in a 12-month period. If you use more than 1.2 TB one time or less in a 12-month period, your courtesy month balance will reset to one at the end of these 12 months. However, if you use more than 1.2 TB two times in a 12-month period, no more courtesy months will be given. The 12-month period begins the first time you exceed 1.2 TB.
     
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  4. MPSAN

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    Great! I have also never even come close and we do not GAME and it is only my wife and I now! Thank you and I need to call Comcast as I am on a BULK Account and can not use chat to Contact BULK.
     
  5. chiguy50

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    I understand your confusion due to the somewhat misleading labeling on the chart. It is simply noting those units that feature the inclusion of built-in Wi-fi capability. Otherwise, service is transmitted over cabling of one sort or another (coax or ethernet). Perhaps the below picture of the Xi5 will ease your mind (note the caption stating explicitly that it will do either Wi-fi or ethernet):

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  6. JoeKustra

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    Perhaps you mean 1TB? I have a 1.5TB cap usually, but caps are off due to COVID-19 since July.
     
  7. MPSAN

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    Yes, 1229GB is my allocation and I have never used more than 74 GB and that was once. Usually only about 50 GB. Thank You for your help and I just want to ask them just what would I have access to with the Xi6. I assume On Demand would also be available. $5 per month is good but if we never use it why bother?
     
  8. chiguy50

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    Yes, I have corrected the typo.

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  9. MPSAN

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    On Wednesday we will see what happens. As I said I am on a bulk account. The agent looked stuff up and said I needed an XG2 which is the same. He was hard to understand so I said thank you and called back. The next guy said I can get an Xi6 and it will be delivered along with an extra HDMI cable. A tech person said I could use the ethernet connection so I did not need to even try WiFi. He also said he is just going to have it delivered Wednesday Morning...NO CHARGE! I can not wait to see how it goes. If I power it up with the Ethernet Connected will it try to connect via WiFi anyway?
     
  10. chiguy50

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    You were smart to ignore that first rep who gave you a bogus response.;)

    Please note that I have never used any of the Comcast STB's myself so I can not speak from personal experience. However, I believe that the Xi6 will automatically recognize the network if you connect it via ethernet cable to your router. Otherwise you will have to go through the wireless setup procedures as shown below.

    Pair Your Wireless X1 TV Box to Your Xfinity In-Home Network
     
  11. MPSAN

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    Well, I am going to connect via a switch and on to the router. The switch has the TV and Tivos and DVD Player.
     
  12. unclehonkey

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    I don't know what to tell you but market 198 (Mankato, MN) it was correct. It was right even on the Minneapolis DMA CBS (Which like Philly is a Owned and Operated station) that I can sometimes pick up
     
  13. MPSAN

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    Well, the good news is that they did give me my X1 Xi6 but when I tried to activate it I had to call in. I did NOT activate it as they said it would be $9.95/Month! That is not what I was promised and I have to call Billing tomorrow. Even if they dropped it to $5 I am not sure just what is and what is not available free! Are there any FREE HD movies on Comcast or Peacock Premium? I ask because I am thinking that I may just tell them to take it back. Also, can you cancel at any time?
     
  14. unclehonkey

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    I see that Tivo did an "update" today which jacked up weekend sports
    previously Saturday on FOX from 6-9 said "MLB Baseball" with descriptions as "Teams TBA"
    Sunday from noon-6 on FOX (noon-3 & 3-6) said "NFL Football" with "Teams TBA"

    Now all 3 slots say "To be Announced". Sunday has it in one big block from noon-6. I assume/hope it gets fixed soon
     
  15. JoeKustra

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    TE3 Service Connection failed at 6:30am EDT. Manual connection passed at 7:30am. Server problem.
     
  16. Dago Red

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    Latest update today restored the NFL games on Fox with teams, but of course, have the wrong times. Should be 1-4:25PM ET and 4:25-7:30ET as it's been for years.
    The interesting thing is that this update completely removed 60 Minutes from the guide here in New York, showing the Jets game from 4-8PM ET.
     
  17. unclehonkey

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    Last night I forced an update which did fill in the games
    As for the times CBS **use** to be the correct one that Tivo figured out. When it was a DH weened it would have noon-3:25 and 3:25-6:30 CDT. Last week it said noon-3 & 3-6:30. FOX hasnt been right in years. Always noon-3 & 3-6 on DH weekends

    The CBS SH one is weird for you but I noticed both week 1 & this week the CBS game they list for 4 hours (noon-4 for us early game folks). Hope they fix it in your guide for the late game to be listed for only 3 hours
     
  18. MPSAN

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    Well, it seems that the X1 Xi6 is NOT a stand alone box and none of the non-dvr boxes will work without having an X1 DVR. It will connect via Ethernet AND WiFi...so that does work. Fee or no fee, a non dvr box is NOT a stand alone box. I have heard this as I can not get it activated as they would charge for a new outlet BUT even then it will do me no good without an X1 DVR box. It seems like this is good info as I have heard it several times now from the Activation department and Tech Support. Now, it does look like an XG2 box WILL work but I will call them to verify and see the cost! However I also see that there are ads that can't be disabled so I may just forget the whole deal!
     
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  19. NorthAlabama

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    last night i submitted a lineup correction for "tba" 9/29 on bloomberg, cnbc, and msnbc, and tonight it's fixed, along with the snl premier 10/3.

    now i have "title not available" on cbs this tuesday night 9/29 from 7pm-10pm (love island/presidential debate), and "tba" next thursday 10/1 7pm-10pm on cbs (big brother all-stars/star trek discovery) - glad i have gracenote through comcast, off to type another letter to tivo... :rolleyes:
     
  20. JoeKustra

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    The guide people must have hired a news addict like me. I've never see such quick updates done to MSNBC or CNN. Have you started missing "Sea 2020" yet? I think it is being phased out.
     

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