Future of Cablecards and Tivo

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by chelman, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    It's always been the cablecos. They want those box rental fees, and they want to control the "user experience" (partly so they can use it to push their VoD, etc.).

    But the joke's on them, because the post-CableCard experience is people buying nothing from the cableco but bandwidth.
     
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  2. Narkul

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    Sometime in the future, there will be no cable cards or Tivo.
     
  3. ajwees41

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    doesn't stream cable will be stream of sling tv
     
  4. JoeKustra

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    Sometime in the future there will be no television.
     
  5. chelman

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  6. chelman

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    They may do in your area. This is Phoenix, AZ I'm talking about. I wish I;d saved the link. My daughter has a Cisco box and doesn't seem to have a CC. I'm not making this up.
    I agree with you, the days of Tivo are numbered. If my wife wasn't that used to Tivo, I wouldn't have bought my fourth Tivo.
     
  7. ej42137

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  8. rondawes

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    So I live near Wylie TX, a Dallas suburb. A year ago we moved into our new house and I visited the Spectrum store in Wylie. I asked for a cablecard and tuning adapter when ordering. The girl said sure, that will be $2 a month. The installer came out with the card and TA, installed them, paired them, and it's been rock solid since then. So tech wise, I'm happy. Cost wise, not so much. Price is increasing of course and I'm looking for other options.

    I saw an ad on Facebook for Suddenlink in my area and have browed their website. It *appears* they offer Tivo so I *presume* my current Tivo setup would work. I'm curious how they will provide service to my area since Spectrum is the only one with any infrastructure. Their website says they service my address but that could be wrong. I will call them soon to see if they really offer service and would allow my current Tivo to connect.

    Any experiences or opinions? Thanks!
     

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