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Tivo, what are you doing, No HDMI-CEC?????

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Nightpoison, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. bmgoodman

    bmgoodman Member

    Dec 20, 2000
    I argued this with Comcast until I was blue in the face, escalated, e-mailed, to no avail.

    They charge $9.95 for each "additional outlet", which is *supposedly* each cable card. I *know* what their site says about second card in same device, but I can't get it billed that way. Worse, I took one of the "free" digital adapters when they turned off analog in my area, and after 1 year, three things have happened:

    (1) The digital adapter is now $1.99, but it now counts as my FIRST OUTLET,
    (2) my S3's 2 cable cards and my HD's 1 cable card are now 3*$9.95. I do get back $2.50 x 3.
    (3) And most insulting is that up until Feb 2013, Comcast called my "additional outlets" as "HD Digital Starter" outlets, meaning HD was *included*. After February, they dropped "HD Digital Starter" and added a $9.95 "HD Technology Fee" on top.

    I managed to get them to waive the "HD Technology Fee" for 12 months for "my trouble".

    Here's what stopped me from dropping Comcast on the spot:
    (1) No FiOS available in my city
    (2) Verizon DSL speeds of 1 Mbps in my neighborhood
    (3) My local office had originally set up my 3 cable cards as "no charge" items, so I didn't pay anything extra for them for about 4 years, until corporate "caught their billing error".

    But I'm looking to get a Roamio Pro and a Mini which should save me nearly $25/month.

    Frankly, it's time these "additional outlet" charges were outlawed, like they were finally outlawed in the Analog days. (Well, at least it is my recollection of what happened.)

    **My apologies for going so far afield on this topic, which really doesn't fit in this thread. But now that I've written my thesis, I'm reluctant to remove it!
  2. Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks!

    Oct 29, 2000
    No apologies necessary, bgoodman. I certainly understand your frustration! That sounds criminal of Comcast to screw you over like that. If it were me and Comcast was my only option, I'd be tempted to move. :p

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