Originally Posted by rainwater
Not if they cable company is exempt from providing cable cards.
I guess it depnds on whether your CC is classified as a "major" CC. It's an FCC regulation - not up for interpretation and there are no exemptions. As posted elsewhere on this forum,
"All major cable companies (MSOs) are required by the FCC's 'Plug-and-Play' order to provide CableCARDs to any customer using any UDCR (Uni-Directional Cable Receiver) device on CableLabs list of certified, verified or self- verified cable products. The TiVo Series3 HD DVR product is on this list."
Also posted elsewhere on this forum by a Tivo representative:
"If you contact your cable company, and they say they won't give you the cards you want...call us.
When you call, explain that you need help getting cable cards from your cable company, and would like to speak to the HD Team.
They'll get on the line with you while you call your cable company, and they'll help explain everything to the cable representative."
Hope this helps.