Oceanic TW - Cable Card - no truck roll....

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by kiko, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. kiko

    kiko New Member

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    At least to move from one TiVo to another.

    Called last night to move the cable card from the TiVoHD to the new Premier, and was prepared to be told a truck roll was required.

    The CSR put me on hold for 5 minutes and then came back on the line and asked which TiVo was being replaced, she wanted the THD number didn't what a HD or Premier was.

    Other than that very easy to do had the new Premier up and running in less than 30 minutes.

    When I originally got the Premier, Oceanic TW told me a truck roll was required, and I put it off due to some testing with Tivo on issues with the HD.

    Now I'm glad I waited!
     
  2. Brighton Line

    Brighton Line Member

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    When MSO's allowed self install of Cableboxes, FCC required them to allow self install of Cablecard. Though it does not take full effect (9 months/12 months from ruling) some companies are already following it.

    Basic highlights form article:

    1)CableCARD fees have to be the same for everyone, no matter which package you have.

    2)If your cable company allows any self installs, they must allow CableCARD self-installs.

    3)Cable companies must support SDV for CableCARD users -- this was implied before, now it is black and white.

    4)By default, all new deployments must be M-Cards (unless you actually request a S-Card).

    5)Cable companies can include an IP interface in set-top-boxes lieu of a 1394 port.

    6)One way HD boxes without CableCARDs are no longer forbidden and they don't require IP interfaces.

    See:http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/14/the-fcc-changes-the-cablecard-rules-but-not-dramatically/
     

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