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M-card support on S3

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by avmike, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Sep 3, 2008 #1 of 13
    avmike

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    Is this a dead issue? or will support ever be added? I'm paying a fortune to Comcast in cable cards now....
     
  2. Sep 3, 2008 #2 of 13
    Joybob

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    I feel ya.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2008 #3 of 13
    MickeS

    MickeS New Member

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    Unfortunately my guess is that it's a dead issue.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2008 #4 of 13
    20TIL6

    20TIL6 BaDoop BaDoop BaDoop

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    Maybe with today's news about a new HD DirecTV/TiVo, you might have some pricing leverage. I'm thinking Comcast could be flexible in cablecard rental charges. I love my S3 and HD units, but I will be honest, I'm not with Comcast because of Comcast. I'm with Comcast because I can use an HD TiVo. And if I can use an HD TiVo again with DirecTV....
     
  5. Sep 3, 2008 #5 of 13
    morac

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    Search is your friend.

    And yes, it's basically dead.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2008 #6 of 13
    ewilts

    ewilts Who, me?

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    I'm with Comcast and pay an extra $1.99 per month over Extended Basic service for my Digital Starter package. I don't pay anything at all for my 2 CableCARDs. So for about $2 per month I get all but 2 HD non-premium stations - at least 20 or so right now I think (I haven't counted in a while).

    It's a shame that Comcast can't be consistent and give you the same deal that I'm getting.

    It might not hurt to call them and threaten to leave though - I phoned them up one day and asked a customer service rep what their cancellation policy was (even though I knew I could cancel at any time without penalty). Next thing I knew I got $20 off per month for 6 months. Kept me nice and happy!
     
  7. Sep 3, 2008 #7 of 13
    Adam1115

    Adam1115 20,000!!! TCF Club

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    I pay $6.99/Mo for my second cablecard.

    My S3 has an S Card in slot one and an M card in slot two.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2008 #8 of 13
    LifeIsABeach

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    Are you paying that much just because the second one is an M-card? If so you should have them swap it out for a cheaper S-card.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2008 #9 of 13
    Adam1115

    Adam1115 20,000!!! TCF Club

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    No, it was free for the first card, $6.99 for the second.

    Comcast showed up with two s-cards but one was bad so the guy went out and got an s-card.
     
  10. richsadams

    richsadams Active Member

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    Hmmm. We pay Comcast zero $$$ for our first cable card and $1.99 each for a second "S" card in our Series3 and one "M" card in our THD. :confused: Guess it'll be a moo point (who cares what cows think ;) ) once we switch to VZ FIOS. :)

    BTW, why'd I just get an update for this thread if the last post was on 09/04? :confused: :confused:
     
  11. Scyber

    Scyber Former ReplayTV User

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    Once you switch to VZ fios be prepared to spend $3.99 per S-card :(
     
  12. caddyroger

    caddyroger New Member

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    If they run a audit they may find that out and start charging
    you for the cards. I was paying 0 for both cards until they found out that I had 3 cards now I have to pay $1.79 for the one card
     
  13. ewilts

    ewilts Who, me?

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    I was paying for the 2nd card ($1.99 per month I think) but then they stopped charging me. My bill clearly shows the 2nd card at $0.
     

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