Originally Posted by Emacee
There has to be a better way to set up a new Comcast with an M-cable card than calling the cable company and reading off numbers on the phone. I recently set up a new box: Spent half a day (on and off) on the phone before they agreed to send out service rep. The cable card can talk to the cable company to order on demand programming. It should be able to send set-up and diagnostic information, also.
I am on my fourth TiVo install in last four months. No issues at all working with Comcast CCard team.
The card either works, or not, if the card doesn't work during initial load and install and give channels within 40minutes, don't waste your time, replace it.
The failure rate for the cards seems to be higher than anyone would expect.
One of my boxes did take three cards. The first two failed. Fortunately, I already had two boxes working so I was comfortable with the pairing and start up processes.