CableCard coming to an end FCC 20-124

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  1. TKnight206

    TKnight206 Active Member

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    I wish TiVo would add this feature. Captions on replay.
     
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  2. TKnight206

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    It means we need to complain to Congress. They make the laws. We need a law requiring the major cable companies to continue supporting cablecards.

    I wonder if this means an acceleration of cord cutting.

    (Higher DVR rental prices pushed me to TiVo.)
     
  3. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    cable & satellite providers are shedding customers by the millions, if anyone believes that they're going to voluntarily lose thousands more to streaming services by cutting off cable cards, you haven't thought it through. i predict this would have been a long and slow transition before the pandemic, even slower with 8 million americans recently added to the poverty roles.
     
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  4. morac

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    Comcast moved most of their fees out of their contract price (sports, broadcast, etc) so you can expect your bill to go up despite being under contract.
     
  5. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i've been a customer long enough to know they raise their fees the first of every year, just like dtv - it's usually a small percentage compared to the total bill, and i can handle two increases - if it gets out of hand, i'll look elsewhere, but now it's the best overall deal.
     
  6. TKnight206

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    This is not okay. As far as contracts are concerned, in my moral opinion, the price should stay fixed throughout the term period. If I'm agreeing not to leave for a two year period, they should agree not to raise anything that is a monthly expense for that same period. Eat the costs until I'm done with the contract.
     
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  7. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    If it is any consolation to you, even the bulk-service contracts that Comcast executes typically only stipulate the "service fee" as a fixed entity. Ancillary fees, if any (such as the Broadcast TV Fee or Franchise Fee), and taxes are not typically specified in the contract and are subject to increases. At best, the fee increases can be capped at a certain percentage per annum.
     
  8. morac

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    My contract is expiring soon and checking the “deals”, they are pretty bad. I found a 2-year deal similar to what I had except instead of the price locking for 2 years, it locks for 1 year and then automatically goes up $10 for year two. I’m not sure how that differs than not being under contract.
     
  9. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    my offer wasn't publicized (i was shopping), it was proactively offered when i called the resolution team about a billing error - the erroneous charge was credited, i accepted the deal with a 30-day opportunity to withdraw, and couldn't find anything close with the competition - this starts years 5 & 6 at the same price for my triple play, no increase during the contract.

    you may want to call.
     
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  10. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    At least FiOS does this and won't raise anything under contract. But if you make any change they technically drop the old contract and create a new one allowing them to charge a higher ee. Like the do with the Broadcast Network fee or Regional Sports fees. I had that happen a couple of times to me when I made changes. No I try to avoid making any changes while in the middle of a contract.
     
  11. radtechy

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    I’m actually on the fence of dumping my 2 TiVo’s that I pay 10 a month for and just stream. I’m still a cable customer and get a lot of my bill covered from my HOA fees and can just sign in with the provider log in for live TV and If I get Hulu bundle ad free (which is a huge reason why I got TiVo in the first place was the commercials) will cost 17 and my cable cards and TiVo service is 27.

    I want some feedback. On options, but also I would like a new modern version of TV guide so I know what’s on. Any suggestions?
     
  12. Pokemon_Dad

    Pokemon_Dad Ruler of Unown UI

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    Swapping a local DVR for a service like Hulu Live TV can take some getting used to. Their live, on-demand, and cloud DVR features are very different from what you may expect, though you may like them. I suggest you start a separate thread to get some attention to this topic. I did a quick search here on thread titles, but all I found were folks wondering why TiVo won't integrate this direct competitor into their DVRs, though there's some good stuff in the TiVo Alternatives thread. [Search within TiVo Alternatives thread for "Hulu"].
     
  13. sho1

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    Interesting, must depend on Rep or location. I'm in MN and just called to order a 2nd card about 3 weeks ago (1st was back in April) and heard no such thing, had no problem getting it ordered or sent out (recvd in 2 days), Also no trouble getting it registered to my box.
     
  14. Unbeliever

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    I just finished turning in the CC and TA. That should knock off $75 or so off my cable bill. The only short-term issue I may have is figuring out how to watch the Doctor Who Christmas special.

    --Carlos V.
     
  15. radtechy

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    Why did you decide to ditch TiVo now? Did they say that they won’t support CC anymore? You wanted to stream instead? Preparing when/if it will happen?
     
  16. Unbeliever

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    I didn't. If you read the post I self-quoted, I switched to a Roamio OTA.

    --Carlos V.
     
  17. TKnight206

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    Do you have adequate speed for watching streaming video?

    It looks like Live TV Streaming | Sling TV has BBC America under either package. I don't know if there'll be free trials or not, but it may be worth the $30 to record the Doctor Who Christmas special if it's that important to you. 10 hours of free DVR recording with either basic package.

    Hulu might have BBC America On Demand, but I'm not 100% positive. Something to check out.

    Amazon Video might be another option. But how long after airing, no idea.

    I wish you luck.
     
  18. Unbeliever

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    I'm set. I just have to find it. I don't have to watch it day-and-date, either.

    --Carlos V.
     
  19. mdavej

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    If on Hulu, it’s only $2/mo, BF special.
     
  20. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Or get Philo. I'm grandfathered into the $16 plan. Now its $20 a month.. But they have unlimited storage for recordings. Just a 30 day limit. I record Dr, Who on Philo. And other BBC America programs.

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