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Pace cable TV STBs

Rick Shaw

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The Pace hardware for Contour 2 is the Cox implementation of the Comcast X1 platform.

http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/cox-inks-national-x1-deal-comcast/395239
http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/closer-look-cox-s-contour-2/393956

The Cox-TiVo OnDemand over IP that has now launched nationwide, I suspect has partly been a trial roll-out of the Cox IP OnDemand that the Contour 2 - X1 platform will be using.
I know that. I am looking for info on the STBs themselves. Is Cox using the Pace model number in the URL I gave above? The Comcast model number? Cox's front and rear panel illustrations don't show up with my Firefox.
 

Admin65

Administrator
Staff member
The images are down for the Pace boxes for Contour 2 for Chrome as well. Apparently, the 9865HDC from Cisco is also compatible with Contour 2 as well.
 

Rick Shaw

Member
The images are down for the Pace boxes for Contour 2 for Chrome as well. Apparently, the 9865HDC from Cisco is also compatible with Contour 2 as well.
I tried IE, but the Pace boxes aren't even listed. Even though the above URL is entered, IE goes to a completely different page. The two pages are:

http://www.cox.com/residential/support/tv/article.cox?articleId=f6644920-8b56-11df-6baf-000000000000 [in Firefox]

Never mind...IE shows the above page today. They must have been updating the website. Still no STB illustrations, though.
 
I know that. I am looking for info on the STBs themselves. Is Cox using the Pace model number in the URL I gave above? The Comcast model number? Cox's front and rear panel illustrations don't show up with my Firefox.
They appear to be available in San Diego Cox stores, at least they are probably on display/demo, Why not go check them out and take pictures to post.
 

Admin65

Administrator
Staff member
I wonder what will happen to existing 9865 boxes and Contour 2, if they will get the Contour 2 UI as an update or have 2 types of 9865HDC with or without Contour like the 8642 with Rovi and Contour.
 

Rick Shaw

Member
I wonder what will happen to existing 9865 boxes and Contour 2, if they will get the Contour 2 UI as an update or have 2 types of 9865HDC with or without Contour like the 8642 with Rovi and Contour.
My understanding is that Contour-2 will be phased in slowly until finally the original Contour is phased out completely. Bummer, since my 8642/Contour is finally performing flawlessly.
 
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