I have had Tivo for many years both with Directv and with standalone units.
I am interested in the new Tivo HD and contacted my cable company for the cable cards.
I live in Bluffton SC off of Hilton Head Island which is serviced by a small cable company called Hargray.
I currently have two of their Scientific Atlanta HD DVR boxes which they charge $14.99 a month each and they charged $25 for the install.
Now that Tivo has the $299 HD box, my plan was to keep one of Hargray boxes and use the Tivo in place of the other Hargray box.
Contacting Hargray about obtaining cable cards, they confirm that they do indeed have the M cards and that they will charge $100 for the installation fee. They also charge $6.00 per card per month plus $9.99 per month for the HD service.
Seems to me that Hargray is trying to discourage the use of cable cards by charging so much. Are they way out of line with their charges or is this to be expected?
Thanks for your input