Ended-up there while doing a Google search, so I'll add my $.02 and bump this old thread:
My mother was using analog Expanded with her AVC-3610 tuner (analog-only) until I installed a Silicondust HDHomeRun Prime (digital-only) this weekend. I picked-up a cableCARD and was surprised when Charter handed me the Motorola tuning adapter. Since I work for another local cableco and read industry blogs, I knew what the device was...I just didn't think our area was using SDV for Charter customers.
The tuning adapter was used and had no package. The Charter rep taped the power cord and CableCARD to the tuning adapter. She didn't give me a splitter, coax jumpers, or USB cable. I didn't say anything because I've already accumulated lots of them. There was no terminator on the RF Out connector and no instructions. Since Charter didn't give me a splitter, I assumed they *wanted* me to use the RF output...but used a splitter since I already had one in place (the analog dual tuner had 2 RF inputs, the new HDHR triple tuner has only 1 input). I figured RF out wasn't necessary and didn't even try to use it. I just ran one coax to the tuning adapter's RF input, and the other to the HDHR tuner's RF input...and a USB cable from the TA to the tuner. It worked fine. Later, I discovered that's exactly how Charter wants you to connect it according to this page
Despite the fact that it caused zero hassle for me, I can imagine that it would have been very confusing for my mother or anyone else.
- No instructions
- No USB cable
- No coax jumpers
- No splitter
- No RF terminator
There's no way my mother would have been able to do it herself.