A short Review of the Cisco Xfinity RNG100 Cable Box.
Had my Cisco Xfinity RNG100 Cable Box installed now for about 2 weeks. The Comcast guy did not leave a manual with the cable box. So figuring the cable box out has been an up hill against the wind battle.
My first warning is if you are going to move your Cisco Xfinity RNG100 Cable Box around at all, turn the tv off. The power cable on this cable tv tuner is so tiny and easy to pop out, you will get loud static the instance the power connector is pulled out.
Once the cable box tv tuner gets disconnected, There really isn’t much clue as to when it finally comes on. So hitting the power button just leaves you confused and missing your favorite show. So far the only thing I have found to do is leave the power plugged in and walk away for about 5-10 minutes. Next I hit the power button and wait another 2 minutes and then do it again till the dang thing comes on. If you just power the cable box down, it turns on fast. But a full shut down with no power is a whole different beast. Leaves you in the dark. The favorites option labeled as “favs” allows you to makes more than one set of favs. I have no idea how many is maximum amount of channels per list, I barely got 9 in my list before I gave up because it took about 45 minutes. That was just list one. I tried making a second list later, but only got one channel in the list after about 15 minutes of messing with the remote. I can not get the favs to list 2 yet so I can easily get to that channel. So I just hit 444 then channel up or channel down and that takes me near the channel I want. I am afraid to memorize any channels, since Comcast has changed the channel line up like 7 times in the past ten years. If you have been dialing the same channel for two or three years and then bam it changes and then a month later changes again, you kind of give up.
For me, the usb connector on the front, does nothing, I guess it’s for wifi because it does nothing to a thumb drive that has videos and music on it. I tried hooking a computer to the usb connectors, thumb drive and an external hard drive. SQUAT!