Ok, had 2 Series 3 TiVo units going with 2 S-card cablecards for years now.
Added 2 more S3 OLED TiVo units.
Go to Cablevision, say I need 4 cablecards and 2 tuning adapters for an older S3 TiVo slots in the back. Lady at the counter knew right away what I was talking about. Got the cards, tuning adapters, and bring it all home.
Well, somehow in adding the new cards and tuning adapters to the account she messed up the pairing on the very first card on the account as the S3 that has been working for years suddenly gets nothing but the in the clear channels on one tuner.
After lots of checking and verifying it is definitely just that one card that is missing channels.
That was Tuesday night. Come Saturday ready to get everything going and get the last 2 cable boxes out of the house. Everything all hooked up, cable boxes returned. All is good. Call to have all the new cards paired to their hosts and have another hit on the one card that somehow got messed up by adding equipment to the account.
At that point everything is working except CC-1 on S3-1. Although it is now getting some but not all the channels it should.
Give it about an hour. Call back on the one card not working. Guy hits the card and does a few other things.
About 30 min later I now have 3 working TiVos with 6 working cards and the very first TiVo on the account now has both cards giving only the non-encrypted channels.
4th time is a charm as this last time I get someone who really knew what they were doing and this person managed to activate and pair both cards from the main S3 and get all my cards on all systems working.
So, clearly they don't know quite what they are doing still over at Cablevision but with enough tries you can find people who have a clue.
Current TiVo units: (4) * Series 3 TCD648 w/Internal 1TB & Lifetime - 157hours HD each.