Advertisements I'm having a strange problem with my cablecards. In three years of service with Suddenlink, this is the first time I've had a cablecard problem, so it's new territory for me. Unfortunately, it seems to be new territory for the technicians, too. I have two S3's, each with two s-cards. As of this week, none of them get HBO or Showtime (regular or HD). All the additional HBO and Showtime channels still come in just fine, including HBOFamily-HD. I've confirmed this on all four cablecards. The technician and phone support tried to re-pair the cards, but without success. They took all the cablecard information and re-entered it into the system, but it was unable to pair. Their answer is to replace all four cards. They're searching for cablecards now, and I'm not holding out hope. This seems unlikely that all four s-cards failed all at the same time. I also have a THD with an m-card still working fine. What could possibly cause this problem? Where is the real solution? This sounds like a system issue, not a card issue to me, but they're insisting on swapping out the cards. One last interesting piece of information, which may be unrelated. Suddenlink just implemented content protection for these missing channels. I only noticed because my wife tried to transfer some HBO and Showtime original shows from the THD to an S3 this weekend, and they came up with the red mark prohibiting transfer.