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XFINITY TV anywhere in your home via WiFi

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:36:00 +0000

Xi5-P allows you to put XFINITY TV anywhere in your home via WiFi, without a a cable connection. Powered by USB-C and connects to TV via HDMI. Supports High Dynamic Range (HDR), but not 4K/UltraHD, that will come in a future device.

Requirements: "To have a Wireless TV box in your home, you'll need XFINITY TV service, at least one additional X1 TV box to act as the primary X1 device on your account and XFINITY Internet with a Wireless Gateway 3 (with RDK-B firmware) to stream video over the Xi5's WiFi connection."

Update: This mini box currently has a $9.95 monthly charge.

Xi5 TV Box FAQ

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Edge of Belgravia Precision Chef Knife Series and Black Diamond Knife Block. #Sponsored #Review

Thu, 04 May 2017 17:42:00 +0000

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Google WiFi System.

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Netgear Orbi.

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Disclosure: I received eero WiFi system with TrueMesh for free in return for my honest opinion. This review reflects my honest opinions, findings, beliefs and experience.


I gave this eero system to my cousin who was experiencing weak signals in parts of his house.

Here's his report.

"Had some weaker areas that weren't totally dead but they're regular speed now."

Speed test:

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