M Card

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by matthew13, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. matthew13

    matthew13 New Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    I'm thinking of buying the new TIVO HD & going with Comcast. When I ask thme to bring CableCards, do I ask for S cards or M cards?
  2. pkscout

    pkscout Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Honolulu, HI
  3. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Denver area
    Ideally, you would want a single MCard.

    If not available, you will need 2 SCards for full functionality.
  4. BlackBetty

    BlackBetty I

    Nov 5, 2004
    Are the cable companies dragging their feet on the M Cards? Wasn't it mandated that they start offering them as of July 1st?
  5. sfhub

    sfhub Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    It was mandated that their STBs and DVRs use separable security and the only viable separable security that was ready was CableCARD. Their is no mandate specifically about M-cards, though many have gone with them because it will cost less for them to offer a DVR with 1 M-Card vs a DVR with 2 S-Cards.
  6. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    No, it was mandated they deploy only cable boxes that use cablecards.

    It is my perception that the timeline on M-card deployment is totally based on supply.
  7. hunter69

    hunter69 New Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    I called Charter and asked for an M card, and a subcontracter brought out an S card and had no idea on how to install and activate it. But a second call had a Charter emp at my house with an M card and it works great. Whole thing from first call to my M card working was about 1 week.

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