Comcast Xfinity’s compact XI3-H IP set-top-box clears the FCC
Earlier this year, Xfinity announced plans to release an IP set-top-box called the XI3. Today, a version of the device called the XI3-H cleared the FCC, getting pictured and torn down in the process. The XI3-H is manufactured by Humax, contrary to earlier reports that the device would be manufactured by Pace.
Photos of the XI3-H show Cable In (MoCA), TV out, SPDIF out, HDMI in/out, Ethernet and USB ports. The front of the device also has an SD card slot, although it’s unclear what SD storage on the XI3-H will be used for. There is a “Record” indicator on the front of the XI3-H, so it’s possible that the device will allow TV to be recorded on external SD storage. The XI3-H also lacks internal storage, which makes either external or network storage a necessity for recording.
Xfinity hasn’t released many details about the XI3-H, although today’s FCC filing suggests that we will learning more about the device soon. You can check out the FCC filings for the device here.