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Cox Cable Cards

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jcaudle, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Dec 30, 2006 #321 of 2181
    ChrisMc73

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    Ultimate Electronics has a deal that is over tonight, Saturday, that if you buy an HD TV of $1999 or more, you get 50% off the Series 3 Tivo...I just bought an HD TV and I'm thinking of doing this. Its a good price, $400 for the HD box.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2006 #322 of 2181
    gwsat

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    I would jump all over that if I could. As it happens, I bought a second HDTV last summer so Ultimate Electronics’ offer doesn’t work for me. I ordered an S3 this afternoon for $629.85, which makes getting one for $400 sound GREAT.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2006 #323 of 2181
    ChrisMc73

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    I did, I went and purchased it last night, along with the wireless network adapter.

    I now need to call Cox and have them install these 2 cable cards and I'm ready to become a Tivo'er!! :up:
     
  4. Dec 31, 2006 #324 of 2181
    gwsat

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    You will love it. I have really missed my S1 since I replaced it with the Cox SA 8X00 HD boxes. The SA boxes have worked but their software is primitive by TiVo standards. I can hardly wait for my S3 to come.

    I have an old Linksys wireless access point, which I intend to use to connect my S3 to my wireless network, so I don’t think I need to buy a TiVo wireless adapter.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2007 #325 of 2181
    kelley

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    Our owned Dish 942 HD-DVR went out, well I don't like the idea of spending $200 to get into a new box and not own it and on top of that be in a service contract. I've tried several OTA recievers, but none of them have picked up all the channels. So that brings me to Cox, does anyone know if I can get the CableCard installed now into my TV and then buy a TiVo and just plug the card into it? I plan to pick up a S3 next month for my birthday, but I'd like to atleast have something to watch now.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2007 #326 of 2181
    ChrisMc73

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    Thats exactly what you can do.
    If you want dual tuners, you have to request 2 cable cards to be installed, and there is no self install, they have to do it.

    Right now Cox is charging $1.99 a card plus a $30 install fee. Make sure you tell them its 2 cards going into 1 box, so they don't try to charge you two install fees.

    I just bought my Series 3 and I'm going to call Cox to have this setup.
    I'm wondering, with these cable cards, do I still have access to On Demand stuff from Cox or is that gone?
     
  7. Jan 3, 2007 #327 of 2181
    jon96cobra

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    How did they bill you for the 2 cable cards?
    I was told it was going to be simular to the bill I get now with they HD stations and Digital gateway.

    They also didn't mention when I called a fee with the install of the 2 cards.

    All I have to do is activate the series 3 before they come out to install the cards.
     
  8. Jan 3, 2007 #328 of 2181
    steelio

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    Yeah I am getting my cards installed on 1/4/7 I told them if they want to charge me $50 per card per install. I told them that I wanted to setup an appointment on 1/4/7 and then another appointment on 1/5/7. What extra benefit do I get if they charge the same for 1 install or 2? I am not going to be needing the extra tuner for that extra day anyway.
     
  9. Jan 3, 2007 #329 of 2181
    ehardman

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    I have Cox in Salina, KS. When I got the bill and it showed two install charges at $49.99 each, I called customer service and they agreed to take one $49.95 charge off my bill. Give it a try.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2007 #330 of 2181
    gwsat

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    I don’t know what Cox OKC’s policy is on dual CableCARD installation charges or double digital gateway fees but if I get charged double on either (my S3 isn’t here yet) I will ask customer service to correct it.
     
  11. Jan 3, 2007 #331 of 2181
    steelio

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    I am going to try and call and ask them when I get my bill. That is just plain ass BS to charge that per card in 1 device.
    I did just get a call over my lunch from Cox. Seems they called the house to ask the wife what kind of a TV they are installing the cards into because they forgot to do that when setting the appt. And then the wife told them to call me. I said it doesnt matter the TV it is going into a TiVo. He said ok great you have a tivo but what Tv are the cards going into. I said the cards are going into a T I V O. He says oh ok just a sec. Then he asks what is the model of tivo? I tell you what if I could get ESPN HD over the air I would not worry about this cablecard crap @ all.
    So now I have to wait for the Tech to give me a call. What total and utter BS.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2007 #332 of 2181
    wickerbill

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    On Demand doesn't work with the series 3 or cable cards in general. Looks like you'll have to find another source to watch the Fiesta Bowl again. :p
     
  13. Jan 3, 2007 #333 of 2181
    steelio

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    Ouch. Yeah that game was so good I bet they put it on the in demand.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2007 #334 of 2181
    ehardman

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    If you order from Cox via their on-line ordering, will the Series 3 show the PPV/In-damand programming? I haven't tried this yet since we get our movies via Netflix.
     
  15. Jan 4, 2007 #335 of 2181
    ChrisMc73

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    I don't care to watch the Fiesta Bowl again, I've seen those highlights plenty, and the outcome is NEVER what I want!

    :thumbsdown:
     
  16. Jan 4, 2007 #336 of 2181
    jon96cobra

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    I called about the charge for putting in 2 cable cards into one device and they told me should just be for the one device not for the 2 cards. I have the tech coming by the house today to install them I will see what he does and tell him they told me it was per device.
     
  17. Jan 4, 2007 #337 of 2181
    Dick Kalagher

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    The real question is whether they will charge you two "digital gateway" fees. Let us know.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2007 #338 of 2181
    ChrisMc73

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    I've had 6 cards not work at all, so I'm going to assume this is a cable card slot issue and return this bad boy and have them try again!

    Thanks for the post.
     
  19. Jan 7, 2007 #339 of 2181
    TheRatPatrol

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    Is the Series 3 compatible with "switched" networking (whatever its called) that some cable companys will be going to?

    Thanks
     
  20. Jan 7, 2007 #340 of 2181
    kelley

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    I had my CableCard installed into my TV yesterday, one more month until I can order my Series 3. First card worked just fine.
     

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