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Charter Spectrum vs Comcast Xfinity

Charter Spectrum is a no contract cable TV provider with premium networks. How does it compare to Comcast Xfinity? Read our comparison chart below.

Charter Spectrum is a no-contract, cable TV provider.

While Comcast Xfinity is a cable TV provider which lets you choose to have a contract or no contract. Xfinity TV offers a combination of normal and cloud DVR. You can record your shows into your DVR machine, as well as upload it to the cloud. This lets you watch your shows on the go, which is handy if you travel.

Compare Charter Spectrum with Comcast Xfinity, side-by-side. Read on for an in-depth look, including ratings, reviews, pros and cons.

 

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Benefits and Features

DVRTwo DVR models, Motorola and Cisco/SA. Motorola can record and store up to 21 HD hours. Cisco/SA with 80 GB hard drive can record and store between 30 and 50 hours. Models with a 160 GB hard drive can store up to 90 hours of SD. Records up to 2 channels simultaneously. One box needed per TV. Connects up to 8 TVs.Two types of DVR services: normal and cloud DVR. Normal DVR records up to 6 shows at once, and has 500GB storage capacity. Cloud DVR records up to 60 hours. You can download recordings to your device to watch offline.
PackagesTV Select ($64.99/month): 125+ channels
TV Silver ($84.99/month): 175+ channels, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Digital Tier 1.
TV Gold ($104.99/month): 200+ channels, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Starz, Starz Encore, Digital Tier 1, Digital Tier 2
Limited Basic ($28.65/month): 10+ channels
Digital Economy ($34.99/month): 100+ channels
Digital Starter ($64.99/month): 140+ channels
Digital Preferred ($84.99/month): 220+ channels
Digital Premier ($124.99/month): 260+ channels
(Prices are for packages without contract)
CancellationNo early termination fees. All equipments must be returned upon termination. Unreturned equipment fees apply.All equipment must be returned within 30 days of termination. Unreturned equipment fees apply.
ContractNo contract.Users can choose to subscribe for a 1-year contract, or pay month-to-month
InstallationStandard professional installation included for up to 6 rooms. Additional installations cost extra.Standard professional installation fee of $60. Final bill generated after installation.
AutopaySign up for autopay feature online through TWC's account portal.$5/month discount when signing up for Xfinity's Autopay and Eco-bill feature. Autopay can be set up with bank account, or debit/credit card.
Receiver FeeSpectrum Receiver & Remote ($5.99/month), DVR Service for 1 DVR receiver ($12.99/month). Additional DVR receivers up to 4 ($19.99/month). CableCARD ($1/month). Secure Connection per CableCARD ($1/month).HD DVR Box ($19.95/month), Additional cable box ($9.95/month).
Regional Sports FeeNo regional sports fee.Regional Sports Fee (up to $6.75/month)
 

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Contract
Pros & ConsPros:
  • Premium networks included early
  • No contract
  • Plenty of HD channels
Cons:
  • Extra charges
  • Average DVR service
  • Average customer service
Pros:
  • Combined normal and cloud DVR
  • Good on-demand selection
  • No contract
Cons:
  • Extra charges
  • Customer service
  • Not as many channels as rivals
Bottom LineNo contract cable TV provider with premium networks... Read full reviewNo contract cable TV which lets you watch recordings on the go... Read full review
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    Charter Spectrum: Pricing information including fees, features and contract length was obtained on April 12, 2018 from published websites and is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

    Comcast Xfinity: Pricing information including fees, features and contract length was obtained on April 12, 2018 from published websites and is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

    Which is Better: Charter Spectrum or Comcast Xfinity?

    Still need help deciding which tv is better? Read the in-depth reviews below. You may also be interested in comparing Charter Spectrum or DISH.

    In short: Charter Spectrum's selection is outstanding.


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      Comcast Xfinity's cable TV service lets you choose between having a contract or no contract. They have four package options, Digital Economy (100+ channels), Digital Starter (140+ channels), Digital Preferred (220+ channels), and Digital Premier (260+ channels). Is it worth the subscription? Read on to find out.

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    • Kourtney Ragusa from New Jersey
      on June 1, 2018 10:02 AM said about Comcast Xfinity:

      The ondemand feature of comcast offers much more titles. Also the technology abd set up of direct tv seems outdated.

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