The older Tivo Series3 works with MCARDs, but doesn't support multi-stream functionality. It treats them just like standard CableCards, which means you need two of them @ $2.99/mo ($5.98/mo total) in order to use dual tuners.
The new TivoHD supports multistream functionality out-of-the-box, which means you only need a single MCARD @ $2.99/mo to use both tuners.
The older Tivo Series3 is supposed to get multistream functionality -- eliminating the need for the second CableCard -- in an software update, presumably later this year.
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