Houston Texas Comcast Cable Card Experience

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by wpattison, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Jul 1, 2008 #161 of 169
    Das Achteck

    Das Achteck Member

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    For CableCARDs the rate card says:
    CableCARD................................................. NC
    CableCARD (additional cards, same device)...... $2.00

    The sticky point is, what is a device. I have three CCs - one in a TV and two in a TiVo connected to that TV. I am billed $4.00. A different configuration might produce a different billing for the same number of CCs.


     
  2. Jul 1, 2008 #162 of 169
    bgtees

    bgtees New Member

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    Thanks Andy & Das - I'll drop by one of the Comcast offices this week. Ended up ordering a TivoHD & Vizio 32" LCD from the eBay 35% off sale.
     
  3. andyf

    andyf Well-Known Member

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    I just checked my shows on my S3 via TD and it looks like the CP flag has been removed from all but premium channels. Of course, I've only got last weeks shows left on it so this may not be definative but ABCFAM is clear, SciFi is clear, All the HD channels except premiums are clear.

    Can anyone else confirm or deny this?
     
  4. Das Achteck

    Das Achteck Member

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    Most were reset a few weeks ago but many of the channels in the sports package still have 0x02.
     
  5. zetaminer

    zetaminer New Member

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    Can you get HD television from Comcast in Houston using only a cablecard? On the phone a comcastic employee said that it is impossible and the only way to get HD is by using a 'HD box'. Previously I was living in OKC, with Cox as cable provider, and got cable HD just fine with a cablecard in my series 3. I find it hard to swallow that OKC is ahead of Houston in the cablecard technology scene. Also, from reading previous posts it seems like some of you are getting HD, so was I misinformed? I really hope I was.
     
  6. bgtees

    bgtees New Member

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    As usual, Comcast has no clue what it's talking about. I have a pair of TivoHD's, each with an M-Card, and I get HD just fine (especially since 9.4 arrived). You don't need any kind of cable box, just a cable card (or two, since you have a S3).
     
  7. bluetex

    bluetex Wha?

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    Comcast has a special Cable Card number which they don't publish. It'll avoid most of the heartache of talking directly to the nit-wits on the front line. 713.341.8080

    Call them between 8am and 5pm M-F.

    Also, you don't have to tell comcast what device you're putting their cable card in. So, all you have to do is walk in to their retail centers, ask the people at the counter for either an S-Card or M-Card and they'll add it to your account. Then call the 713.341.8080 number and ask them to activate the card you got.

    That's been the only technique to keep me going for almost 2 yrs on a Series 3.
     
  8. Dogen

    Dogen New Member

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    They have just turned off the number in the last two weeks. Conveniently in time for me to buy my second TivoHD (had the first one about a year now) and be stuck in between activation processes. There is NO ONE at a number you can call directly that can set it up right now. They have to call you back, which is a problem for obvious reasons.
     
  9. poobear011

    poobear011 New Member

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    after installing the cards from comcast did you lose all the qam clear channels you were receiving like channel 86.7 & 88.3 did you lost these ???
     

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