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Jeff Baumgartner
Jeff Baumgartner
12/5/2012 | 5:42:33 PM
re: Comcast IDs Cloud TV Product as 'X1'


the progress is surprising, but I'm still curious as to how far that migration will actaully get this year... i think Xcalibur will start off with WEb-fed apps to these hybrid gateways, but i'd be surprised if they get as far as an IP simulcast as they roll this out... imagine they'll rely heavily on mpeg transport for a lot of that video.  an ip simulcast will come in handy when they start to offer the full cable tv service over IP  to connected devices, but the pieces certainly look like they're falling into place. JB

msilbey
msilbey
12/5/2012 | 5:42:33 PM
re: Comcast IDs Cloud TV Product as 'X1'


I'm still in shock that Comcast has its IP migration moving so quickly. The idea of a transition only became a big topic back in 2008, and 4 years is lightning quick for the cable industry. Actually, forget cable, it's lightning quick for any major infrastructure upgrade. I look at trajectories for smart grid development, and Comcast looks positively efficient in comparison. Granted we're talking about private versus public there, but still, networks are messy. And I have to give Comcast credit for the progress its made.

Jeff Baumgartner
Jeff Baumgartner
12/5/2012 | 5:42:31 PM
re: Comcast IDs Cloud TV Product as 'X1'


Not sure I follow the branding here, though I guess a company that's using Xfinity as its primary brand will try to force an "X" into every product it can.  But it was also mentioned to me that Comcast's pick for this product shares the name of the first in a line of experimental aircraft outfitted with  new technologies. Xcalibur was steeped in secrecy for a while and it's sporting some new tech,  so maybe that's how the idea of going with X1 or X-1 (not sure if they'll go hyphen-free or not)  came about. JB


 

BigBro
BigBro
12/5/2012 | 5:42:30 PM
re: Comcast IDs Cloud TV Product as 'X1'


If I can't use my TiVo to access this stuff, I'm not interested.


And when I say "TiVo", I mean a product made by Tivo Inc. of Alviso, CA, not some generic DVR crapmobile. :)


 



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