I'm thinking of have two gateway XG1 v3s as two standalone pvrs instead of one with a portal, is this allowable?
You can technically get two XG1's on your account. But there is a very strong chance that there will be interference between the two of them and we won't be able to isolate them from each other. That's why our policy is to not allow to on one account.
Better to go with one XG1 and a portal.
Or look into BlueSky TV – The Future of Television!
Thanks for the reply shaw-lance The recent $100 service charge to install the portal and the idea of having a backup pvr with 6 tuners led me to this thinking and it seems strange that units that can be standalone can't exist together but c'est la vie . Now off to find out if that portal on Craigslist is still available.
Yeah, I see what you mean. It's just that we need to install a MoCA filter on the Gateway to keep out interference from the other services (such as internet or other non-Gateway digital boxes). When it's a Gateway and portal, they both get filtered so they can work together.
But when it's two separate Gateways, each with a MoCA filter, they can interfere with each other. It becomes a complicated process to have to set up completely separate their signals from each other.
Understood but i'm a bit confused .As i understand it i can self install the one xg2 v3 without a moca filter is that correct?
So when you talk about two gateways each with a moca filter i'm not following .
Sorry for the confusion. With our regular Gateway units, only one can be set up in a household at a time. With our newer XG1 BlueSky TV boxes, you can have 2 main units setup rather than one XG1+portal, but they would work together (doubling storage space), but I don't believe they can be set up as two stand alone units at this time.
Some clarity and some confusion (must be the eclipse effect). The arris xg1 v3 (which i am going to set up) i thought was the box before the blue sky system. the XG1 v3 came around circa 2015 i believe . The Blue sky system (circa 2017) i thought was a different box using more of the comcast xfinity system . Anyway i am just going to set up my pre Blue sky XG1 v3 and when i get a portal and the funds call in for a visit from the person in the blue truck to make all my dreams come true (maybe learn to dream bigger!)
Sorry my bad! Both boxes are noted as XG1, but the v3 is the HDPVR Gateway, not BlueSky. With that you are only able to have the one, and you would need to set up a portal for the second TV as Lance mentioned.
Got it in one (or perhaps six) Thanks for all your help.
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