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ajwees41
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[CATV] cable card activation

Does Cox plan to offer cable card activation via the web?

tim85254

join:2010-07-15
No doubt it's "possible" but as with all things IT-related it likely comes down to whether they would profit by doing so. That's pretty doubtful. We'd still be saddled with "professional" installation if the FCC hadn't intervened.

I'd bet that if Cox ever rolls out a branded TiVo offering, the cards will be paired with the boxes before they ever reach the customer's home.


dvd536
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said by ajwees41:

Does Cox plan to offer cable card activation via the web?

They don't even offer D3 modem via walled garden.
my guess is probably not as they don't want to make it easy as CC is a conflict of interest as making it easy would cut into their very lucrative settop biz!

ajwees41
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they tivo that will run cox ondemand will be bought at retail not cox provided.

ajwees41
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you can call and have the cable box authorized via a signal sent no human needed.

the D3 modems might have to do with ultimate needing a pro install and cox just hasn't figured out how to do it, or something else.


dvd536
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said by ajwees41:

the D3 modems might have to do with ultimate needing a pro install and cox just hasn't figured out how to do it, or something else.

Some areas have done away with the install fee, others not.

as far as cablecards go, i'm not talking about tivo, i'm talking about tv's and tv cards[alternatives to coxs lucrative settop biz]

dmine45

join:2002-11-03
Fredericksburg, VA
reply to ajwees41
At least back in December 2011 you had to call to get it activated.

It depends on the person you get if they have a brain cell or not. The first person I called asked me numbers for my CableCard that didn't exist. (I have a Cisco/SA CableCARD and she thought I had a Motorola).

I called back and the second person I talked to asked for the numbers I did have, and it was activated in a matter of a couple of minutes.

So if you get a clueless CS rep, call back and get someone elese!

tim85254

join:2010-07-15
reply to ajwees41
said by ajwees41:

they tivo that will run cox ondemand will be bought at retail not cox provided.

Source?

ajwees41
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dvd536
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Notice the dates. cox has probably scrapped the idea.

ajwees41
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said by dvd536:

Notice the dates. cox has probably scrapped the idea.

according to cox and tivo it's still an active project

tim85254

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said by dvd536:

Notice the dates. cox has probably scrapped the idea.

No doubt. I just don't see Cox being able to give coherent instructions to their staff to work with subscribers on boxes Cox doesn't own, nor do I see TiVo putting consistent processes in place to effect the uninstall of the SeaChange software on TiVo boxes leaving Cox. Support would be as much of a disaster as it currently is.

One can hope it works out that way, although I don't want Cox's software on my TiVo's in case I ever move.

So back on topic: did your cablecard activation go OK AJ? Do you have to have a TA in Omaha? Are you thoroughly hooked on the TiVo interface now? I frickin' love mine - MRS to stream between boxes for multi-room viewing, Streambaby for sharing video off my computer. Love it, love it, love it. Well, everything except their stupid copy-protect-everything policy


dvd536
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said by ajwees41:

said by dvd536:

Notice the dates. cox has probably scrapped the idea.

according to cox and tivo it's still an active project

got any news that doesn't date years old? I am sure there are some interested in newer news on this front i'm not

ajwees41
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nothing newer then that mentions Cox Ondemand via Tivo.