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Offical CableCARD threads

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Dan203, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Jun 13, 2007 #81 of 250
    OneGr8Mick

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    I appologise if I am in the wrong forum, but im doing a cable card swap on Thurs. What is the best way to do it, i your opinion. Do a clear and delete, pull the cards run guided setup then run again once new cards are in, or just pull out the old put in the new and then run guided setup.

    Thanks in advance

    Micki
     
  2. Jun 13, 2007 #82 of 250
    windracer

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    That should be all you need to do.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2007 #83 of 250
    OneGr8Mick

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    Windracer Thanks for the heads-up. Its much appreciated.

    Micki
     
  4. Jul 3, 2007 #84 of 250
    Jerry Wilson

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    Hi: I voluntered my time and Series 3 to get my local Cable Company up and rolling. I spent most of the day fooling around with this to no avail. I did everything except pull the cards, maybe after tomorrow I'll try that. My Series 3 see's the cards but they are not getting data from the cable company.

    I wonder how one can post links/jpegs here? I see them on other pages.

    Thanxxx
     
  5. Jul 4, 2007 #85 of 250
    Jerry Wilson

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    What date is the Cable Card Mandate?
     
  6. Jul 9, 2007 #86 of 250
    DocNo

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    7/1/07
     
  7. Jul 10, 2007 #87 of 250
    Razorbak

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    Dan: Please add samual.icky's thread to the list at the top of this thread for WideOpenWest (WoW) subscribers. Thanks.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2007 #88 of 250
    cryptmagic

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    Anyone know when cable companies will roll out M-Card multistream cable cards? I would love to know when Time Warner will be doing it.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2007 #89 of 250
    megazone

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    Some, if not most, have M-Card now. But roll-outs tend to be region by region.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2007 #90 of 250
    pattont

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    even if your company has them, does the S3 officially support them? I know the new charter 8300HD has a M-Card in the back of it, but it has a tamper sticker and its covered with a plastic piece thats screwed in. They said they wouldn't have the M-Cards available at least here till like 08' I know one of the senior techs here locally that does most of the cards installs he is going to bring me one asap when they get one :)

    Travis
     
  11. Jul 30, 2007 #91 of 250
    megazone

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    The original S3 can only use M-Cards like an S-Card today, you'd still need two cards. The TiVo HD has full M-Card support.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2007 #92 of 250
    sbiller

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    I have an M-Card install into my new TiVoHD scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon. I am with Brighthouse Networks Tampa, a subsidiary of TWC.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2007 #93 of 250
    JoeSchueller

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    TWC In Cincinnati has m-cards in their own STB's, but will not supply them for TiVo customers. My FCC complaint goes in tomorrow.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2007 #94 of 250
    sbiller

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    Brighthouse just showed up with an S-Card, SA Part #: PKM600 instead of the M-Card that I was supposed to receive. I have one stream working. The installer was, of course, clueless on the whole issue. I'm calling Brighthouse now to get a second S-Card or try for an M-Card again.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2007 #95 of 250
    sbiller

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    I spoke with a Sales Associate for quite some time and she basically didn't think they had more than one kind of CableCARD. Anyway, I'm waiting on a call back from a tech.

    Also found the fly sheet for the M-Card --> SA Product Sheets

    The M-Card is the PKM800. The S-Card is the PKM600.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2007 #96 of 250
    sbiller

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    FWIW, following in the footsteps of another TiVo community user who filed a complaint with the FCC, I filed the following letter to the FCC at fccinfo@fcc.gov and the City of Tampa at City of Tampa Cable TV Complaints :

    To whom it may concern,

    My name is XXXX. I am a resident of Hillsborough County at XXXX. I am a current subscriber to cable television with Bright House Networks. I have two Tivo Series 3 Digital Video Recorders, which require two single-stream cableCARDS or one multi-stream cableCARD to receive digital cable television.

    Bright House Networks recently raised its CableCARD monthly fee to $3.95 per card resulting in a monthly charge of $8.90 per TiVo unit to receive digital cable. This is $1.95 more than the monthly fee that Bright House Networks charges for one of their own HDTV cable boxes which is $6.95.

    I feel that this is unfair, predatory pricing by Bright House Networks since the cableCARDS are required in the cable box for which they are charging less money. They are clearly trying to discourage the use of 3rd party devices like the TiVo or televisions equipped with cableCARD slots.

    Since I have invested in TiVo hardware which requires cableCARDS to be fully functional, I have given up some of my rights as a consumer to choose TV service providers, in the hope that my local cable company (Bright House Networks) would provide a fair service at a fair price, and I must say I am very disappointed. Since there does not appear to be any other viable cable competition to Bright House Networks in my residence, I'm writing to you, hoping that the FCC is aware of, and can put a stop to these unfair pricing practices by Bright House Networks towards CableCARD users.

    Sincerely yours,

    XXXX

    I know many of you pay more than $3.95 per card but $3.95 is clearly excessive pricing by Bright House.
     
  17. Aug 18, 2007 #97 of 250
    magnum68

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    The comcast tech came over this morning with two cablecards and one of them did not work. To make matters worse, the comcast tech had never installed one in a Series 3 unit. He did not know what to do. He'll be back on Tuesday with the second cablecard. And now I can't get any channels over 25. Called comcast and they told me that the card has been activated but he has no idea how the Tivo unit works. This sucks big times. Anybody here have any idea on how I can get these channels to work?


    magnum68
     
  18. Aug 20, 2007 #98 of 250
    marcsorel

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    I'm in the same boat with Charter. The guy left me a couple of CableCards and then said he'd call me when I could put them in the TiVo- he called about 30 mins later and said they were activated, I put them in the S3 and nothing...

    I've called the Charter 800 number a few times but no one seems to know anything- they just know that it's activated and should be working, and all I can get them to do is reconfirm the serial #s on the outside of the cards....

    This just in- I got the first guy who gave me the cards to come back, and now he's on the phone with someone who wants things like Card ID #'s and Host #'s etc. I'm guessing we're headed in the right direction, but now on their end my main card says pair failed and my second seems stuck on pair pending and no one has any idea what to do.

    Does anyone here have any advice/ideas? (It's quite sad that both the tech and the person at Charter have no clue what to do now)
     
  19. Aug 20, 2007 #99 of 250
    magnum68

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    Comcast is sending another tech to my home tomorrow morning. I'm going to show him about cablecards on Tivo's website. There's some sort of instruction for installing the cablecards. Hopefully we'll be able to get it going.


    magnum68
     
  20. cody_dingo

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    TWC Kansas City just told me they are expecting to roll M-Cards out next week sometime. Two weeks at the latest. The guy told me he is testing "two kinds of tivo units" right now and "things look promising."

    Just wanted to give the forum an FYI what I was told today.
     

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