Oh My Tech!: A review of Comcast’s X1 cable TV service

There is a wonderful quote in “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” where Scotty easily sabotages Starfleet’s newest and most technologically-advanced starship, then tells Dr. McCoy, “The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.” That idea comes dangerously close to Comcast’s newest cable television platform called X1, which is initially available to a small number of customers in Utah but will grow later. It’s a new cable box with features that launched in Utah l...

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