Xfinity dropping linear HD channels?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Davelnlr_, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ N5GGG

    Jan 12, 2011
    What speed are you trying to upgrade to? I just upgraded to Blast, my own modem, and kept my Cablecard. To be honest, with Peacock only available on X1, and the different channels and new channels being offered on X1, I just ordered an X1 4K DVR to go along with my Tivo and minis for an extra $15 per month. I figured I would try that out for a year until my contract is up for renewal, and decide at that time if I want to switch to AT&T fiber they just laid in front of the house, and DirecTv. I am kind of peeved Xfinity offers 4K boxes, and then reduce the resolution from 1080 to 720 on all channels. At least DirecTv keeps the channels at 1080i, and offers a couple 4K channels.
  2. Doc Holiday

    Doc Holiday New Member

    Dec 30, 2016
    The retail store route worked for me. I went to upgrade my internet speed from 175 to 600 Mbps with Xfinity and the person on the phone insisted I take the X1 and return my cablecard. I politely said, "No thanks" and went to the retail store. One of the staff there was able to set me up with the faster speed, delete the X1, and waived the monthly cable card fee. They didn't even flinch. I just said I wanted to migrate plans and keep my existing equipment. With the current promotions my new monthly rate is cheaper, too. This was in the Portland, OR area.
  3. Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ N5GGG

    Jan 12, 2011
    Just an update on my X1 DVR addition...
    NASCAR was rained out yesterday. They rescheduled for Mon at 2pm. I scheduled a manual record on the TIVO for 4.5 hours since they usually never pick up rescheduled sporting events. I was correct, the manual record was labeled with the FOX show that was originally scheduled. At the 4.5 hour mark, with 16 laps to go, "DELETE or KEEP". Damn. Wondered, maybe the X1 box recorded it... Keep in mind all I have done on the X1 box is told it to record all Nascar races. Well, it recorded the race. With the correct Title =AND= it recorded not only the entire race, but about an hour more. All by itself. That made up my mind. Im keeping the X1. And Roku boxes are a LOT cheaper than Mini's and work exactly the same with the X1. Tivo better get their act together.
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  4. DeltaOne

    DeltaOne Mount Airy, MD

    Sep 29, 2013
    I've also had good luck with getting upgrades and lower prices when I visit my local Xfinity store.
  5. WVZR1

    WVZR1 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    The WV...
    The X1 boxes actually do serve some 'specialty' purposing. I ain't ready to toss TiVo though. I've my XG1V4 via HDMI splitter to another room. 7/21 and Xfinity agreement might necessitate reconsideration.
  6. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    that's nifty. even after getting updated guide data that afternoon TiVo didn't pick up on the race being moved to monday.
  7. Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ N5GGG

    Jan 12, 2011
    I did notice on the Stream app, I was at the doctors office and at 3:30, I tried to watch the 3:00 recording on MSNBC which was still recording, and the stream app told me I couldnt, due to copyright issues [???]. Either its on drugs, or didnt like the fact that I was on a VPN. It would let me watch live, but not from the beginning which does not make sense if it was a VPN issue. So I loaded the Tivo app, and streamed it from the beginning. Each has its own perks I guess.

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