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Confirmed successful cablecard activation, list your cable company

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Sepia, Sep 20, 2006.

Confirmed successful cablecard activation, list your cable company

  1. Adelphia Communications

  2. Cableone

  3. Charter Communications

  4. Comcast Cable Communications

  5. Cox Communications

  6. Time Warner Cable

  7. Other not listed

  1. BUDYL

    BUDYL Now in HD

    Feb 1, 2004
    Time Warner, former Adelphia, Yorba Linda, CA

    I am the first Tivo Series 3 in my area. At first TW said they would have to experiment with a Series 3 they purchased for the local office. But, since I had a Sat AM appt, they decided to go ahead and sent their best cablecard guy over and learn from my install. Two brand new Motorola CCs were installed per Tivo instructions, after activation /pairing of cards, each tuner was working perfectly, displaying all of my HD channels with proper remapping. Had to rerun guided setup for digital channels. Be sure to reboot a few hours after rerunning setup to make sure your program guides for rest of the 2 weeks get downloaded. Initial download only has about 8 hours of data. 18 hours later, both tuners still working fine, full 2 weeks of program data now stored.

    Looking good. Maybe I'm just lucky. And the first in my neighborhood.
  2. RichCoder

    RichCoder New Member

    Oct 23, 2006
    I think the real number for Suddenlink is 1.7 mil.

  3. MJedi

    MJedi Member

    Jun 17, 2002
    Is there a half vote? I'm with Comcast (Elgin, IL.) 1st CC was activated successfully, after convincing the tech to call in an initialize/hit. 2nd CC gave 161-1 error. Another tech arrived a week later to install the replacement CC and it was activated successfully. One hour after he left, it gave the 161-2 error. Third tech will arrive tomorrow... 3 times a charm? I hope.
  4. hookbill

    hookbill Feathered Member

    Dec 14, 2001
    Northeast Ohio
    I'm with Time Warner but they bought Adelphia in September and I believe that I'm still basically dealing with Adelphia technology and cable cards, personal etc.

    So I need a half vote as well, but I picked TW.

    Not to get off topic but I thought ALL of Adelphia was bought up and split with TW and Comcast. You mean there is still some Adelphia out there?
  5. cassiusdrow

    cassiusdrow Member

    May 21, 2003
    My cable company is Patriot Media in NJ, and the cards were activated without any issues. There were other copy protection issues that had to be sorted out later, but those were unrelated to the activation of the cablecards.
  6. Menarion

    Menarion New Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Currently on Adelphia (which will be switching to Comcast soon).

    It took me a month, 3 truck rolls, and 2 in house techs, and numerous techs on the phone to get it working but I finally have the two cable cards in my Tivo plus a cable card in my television. Everything is working great now and I'm extremely happy now that it's all over.

    First Tech showed up with one card when I asked for three. Installed the one card. It worked except for premium channels.

    Second Tech showed up with two cards. Installed one into the Tivo to bring it to two cards. Second card worked great, took about 2 hours to get the premiums up and working. Once the second card was working we started working on the first card. Something seemed wrong and they could never get the premium channels to show up so she put the card for the television into the Tivo and got that working.

    Third appointment got the same Tech again (second one) and it took all of 10 minutes to get the television working with premiums.

    I'm still not sure what my billing will look like but that should be interesting as well.
  7. ahmed

    ahmed New Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    The results of this poll represent which cable company has the most customers than which cable company is better when it comes to cable card installations! :)
  8. PatMcNJ

    PatMcNJ New Member

    May 21, 2006
    Cablevision, Monmouth County NJ, no problems at installation.
  9. segaily

    segaily New Member

    Aug 2, 2003
    up and running with Metrocast cable in rochester NH.
    It took over 2 hours to get it to work. The first card took over 90 min while the
    tech in the office figured out what to do. The second card took about 30 min.
    It cost me $200 for the cable cards (Metrocast does not rent cable cards they sell them
    at $100 each)
  10. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    Plus we do not see the cable card installs that were not successful
  11. 2farrell

    2farrell New Member

    Jul 11, 2002
    Me too. :D
  12. JanS

    JanS Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Initial install of the two cards was done a few weeks back but one of the two never was completely right. So, today had Comcast out again and they outright replaced the one card acting up and all is well.

  13. tedbill

    tedbill New Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    Brighthouse - Successful install on 10/25.
  14. CFL Bill

    CFL Bill New Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Central Florida
    Brighthouse - Central Florida

    Had both cable cards successfully installed on 10/25. The second card gave some problem so it was replaced and the replacement worked perfectly. As I was watching and participating in this process with the Cable Techs, I've come to the conclusion that during each card installation, the process steps go very slowly and patience must be exercised. By trying to rush through or being impatient, I believe you will experience a bad install for one if not both cards.

    The S3 is amazing and I'm still enjoying all the new benefits it offers over my Series 1 box.


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