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Official Comcast CableCard Thread!

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by amjustice, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Jan 8, 2009 #6081 of 9367
    gdprof27

    gdprof27 New Member

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    There hasn't been anything like that displayed. When I bring up the cableCARD pairing screen it gives me the pertinent data information (SN, MAC, Data, Host ID, etc.) but at the top it says, "Contact your cable provider to begin service".

    I followed those instructions and called and had the information sent... there was no change. Are you saying that the problem could have rectified itself while I was asleep and have been at work?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2009 #6082 of 9367
    drhankz

    drhankz New Member

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    I was just asking if your TiVo box knows you are a TiVo Subscriber
    so that it can update the TiVo software.

    Totally separate from the CableCard issue.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2009 #6083 of 9367
    seanmcsean

    seanmcsean Comcast H8r

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    Comcast just left my house after installing my M card. *Knocks on wood*

    Everything seems to be working well now.. All my channels come in. Everything looks like it is working!! :)

    *Knocks on wood again*

    Provided I don't have any more problems, I have to say comcast did this correctly!

    *Knocks on wood a third time*
     
  4. Jan 8, 2009 #6084 of 9367
    drhankz

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    You should be TiVo HAPPY [​IMG] NOW :D
     
  5. Jan 8, 2009 #6085 of 9367
    gdprof27

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    My bad!

    Yes, TiVo is hooked up and my subscription information is in there.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2009 #6086 of 9367
    seanmcsean

    seanmcsean Comcast H8r

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    Again, I'm going to wait a few days before I make the final verdict, but provided everything keeps working, Comcast hit a home run with my installation.


    OT: I see you used that graphic from rx8web.. You a fellow mazda enthusiast?
     
  7. Jan 8, 2009 #6087 of 9367
    drhankz

    drhankz New Member

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    I was just checking so we can point the finger back at Comcast ;)
     
  8. Jan 8, 2009 #6088 of 9367
    drhankz

    drhankz New Member

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    I just use the jumping face - I have no Mazda like or dislike.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2009 #6089 of 9367
    seanmcsean

    seanmcsean Comcast H8r

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    Dang.. I was kind of hoping you were a mazda guy too.

    Alas, I'm wasting time on the internet! Time to start filling up that HD TiVo with some high quality discovery channel content.

    :D
     
  10. Jan 8, 2009 #6090 of 9367
    drhankz

    drhankz New Member

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    Or Upgrading It

    I upgraded mine to 1TB Internal now I have Tons and Tons of Space :D
     
  11. Jan 8, 2009 #6091 of 9367
    seanmcsean

    seanmcsean Comcast H8r

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    Hehe.. Read my mind, friend.

    I'm a sys admin for a living, so that's my first order of business.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2009 #6092 of 9367
    drhankz

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    I waited until my CableCard was working.

    That way you won’t have to go through the Comcast MILL again.

    The pairing info will be copied over to the new drive
     
  13. Jan 8, 2009 #6093 of 9367
    gdprof27

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    Yeah... this second attempt has been weird as there seems to be nothing wrong with the card... it looked brand new and I have received no error messages associated with it.

    It just seems to be waiting for the signal to be sent. I'm gonna have them ping it one more time tonight and then let the tech have at it tomorrow if it doesn't work.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2009 #6094 of 9367
    seanmcsean

    seanmcsean Comcast H8r

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    Exactly. I'm going to hold off for a week or two, just to make sure my current functioning cable card isn't just beginners luck.

    All my channels come in *so far.* I'm going to make sure they come in just as well in two weeks before I order a brand spankin' new Hitachi HD.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2009 #6095 of 9367
    drhankz

    drhankz New Member

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    I have (5) DVRs with CableCard - once they work - they work.

    Never had a problem once they are up and running - it has been
    three years now.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2009 #6096 of 9367
    drhankz

    drhankz New Member

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    My experience has been - when a Tech is there - the Operations
    people usually get it right and it works. When Customers try - it
    is usually a Circus Show.
     
  17. Jan 8, 2009 #6097 of 9367
    gdprof27

    gdprof27 New Member

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    Indeed... I am Bozo.


    :D
     
  18. Jan 8, 2009 #6098 of 9367
    drhankz

    drhankz New Member

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    CALL it NIH ;)
     
  19. Jan 8, 2009 #6099 of 9367
    b_scott

    b_scott TiVo Fan

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    Cablecard on new TivoHD still not picking up extended channels. Got it yesterday. It does all the basic ones but nothing above that. Even does the HD ones but again nothing above basic. Val: is returning "?" instead of "V" Also CCI: is 0x00 "?" instead of "S" and Auth is "MP" instead of "S". CP is "Enabled" instead of "Disabled". ActivePrg: is "1" and not "0"

    This is comparing it to my working TivoHD box. Comcast Chicago.

    I called and the girl reset the thing, but it changed nothing.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2009 #6100 of 9367
    crazi4tv

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    Val:? means the Headend has not been able to verify the Host ID is valid. In other words, the card is not paired.
    Auth:MP means the channel you are tuned to is not subscribed for viewing.
    CP:Enabled means the channel you are tuned to is Copy Protection enabled.
    ActivePrg:1 means you are on tuner 1. ActivePrg:0 is tuner 2.

    Basically, the card has not been paired or is paired incorrectly and the card has not been authorized to decrypt the channels you subscribe to.
     

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