Comcast’s Xfinity Spectrum quad-tuner cable card HD DVR offers Facebook, Twitter support


Comcast subscribers…see that box above?  You want one.  This is Comcast’s new Xfinity Spectrum quad-turner HD DVR.  That’s right, four tuners means you can watch one show, while recording three more.

The Spectrum also introduces Comcast’s Social TV concept that integrates social media services such as Facebook and Twitter with your cable TV interface.  The box will have a “Friends Trends” interface that will allow users to rank movies and TV shows with their friends.  The box also allows subscribers to listen to music over Pandora, or watch YouTube videos.

The back of the Spectrum offers component, composite, HDMI, S-video and digital audio out ports, as well as USB, 1394 and Ethernet connections.  You’ll also notice a cable card slot – it looks like the Spectrum will require a cable card to work.

We don’t have any word on when the Spectrum will be released, or how much it will cost.  The device did make its way through the FCC today, suggesting that a launch date is near.




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