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Comcast has a new deal with Tivo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bmgoodman, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. MichaelK

    MichaelK New Member

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    that's the general thinking- but do we KNOW that? If I was HBO i would demand a cut of the additional outlet fee (even if it's just a few pennies). And I'd think cable would be hard pressed to come up with an argument explaining how cable should get a cut per TV but HBO shouldn't. Curious if anyone really knows one way or another.

    Anyway- the big picture is there's nothing about fairness or who own's what or comparing fruit- it's all about what the market will bear. And DBS proved to cable that people wont walk over 'mirroring fees' so cable got permission from the feds for digital additional outlet fees. That's pretty much the bottom line.
     
  2. MichaelK

    MichaelK New Member

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    funny that mine doesn't show any of my equipment - i own 2 premiers and a S3 and own my own phone/modem/thingie.

    Anyway- the good news is they turned on VOD for me too (even though no email or on screen messages).

    The bad news is they must have went through the tivo accounts to enable vod and noticed my deal and 'corrected' it. I still pay nothing for cablecards, and zero additional outlet fees, but for some reason just got my bill and now they only are giving me 2 of the bring your own equipment fees now instead of 4 that i used to get. Still- since i'm not getting dinged any additional outlet fees or HD fee's i guess it's best not to call and complain that they really should be giving me 3 of the $2.50 credits.
     
  3. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Your deal is better than mine, I don't pay any outlet fees and do pay $1.15/month for each of my 4 cable cards, Comcast also told me that the HD box that came with my triple play package is free and returning it would save me nothing. I get no credit for my own equipment and have 4 CC TiVos.
     
  4. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    And people wonder why we get mad at Comcast about outlet fees for cards. 4 cards at $1.15 each? What a deal. And as we see here others have said they don't get charged anything for cards, and sometimes get credits for each one (which means the more cards you get, the cheaper your bill).

    This is what the FCC dropped the ball on - the complete lack of consistency with their billing practices, which goes against the regs they put in last year that say card charges must be uniformly applied.
     

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