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SLAYER6669

join:2011-09-07
Toms River, NJ
reply to symbiance

Re: cheap cable card tuner compatible with comcast?

Great! Thanks for the info. That is what I expected but I wanted to make sure with someone who already has two cards.

Gooser711

join:2005-01-27
Hillsborough, NJ
I have 2 cable cards and no comcast boxes, just recently started to get charged for the additional outlet fee. I called to complain and they removed the charge but later that day my second cable card stopped working... Called the special cable card number to re-add it, if they bill me for it again I'll be dropping services. I'm in Central NJ

SLAYER6669

join:2011-09-07
Toms River, NJ
Yeah with no boxes at all then your cablecards are being used on the primary outlet and should have no addtl outlet fee. Tell them they are both in the same device.

audee

join:2012-06-13
Oak Park, IL
$9.95 Addtl outlet fee = video service package that comes bundled with equipment

To qualify for customer owned equipment credit that what comcast says you have to be paying for.

»www.comcast.com/~/Media/Files/Eq···_11.ashx
CUSTOMER OWNED VIDEO EQUIPMENT POLICY

Comcast offers a variety of video service packages. Many of these packages include equipment. However, you are not required to use
Comcast supplied equipment with your video services. Instead, you may choose to use qualifying equipment that you own.

You will be charged an outlet fee for your 2nd cable card.

(comcast knows the way they bill for cable card is not legal beyond the primary outlet. If you read the write up for the law, customer owned equipment credit was only a small goodie for not taking the equipment thats bundled with a real video package like digital starters not an outlet.)


AnonMan

@comcast.net
None of this will matter soon anyway.

They just got approval from FCC to encrypt ALL digital TV and are in the process of doing so.

My area you can't use your own equipment because it can't decrypt the darn signal... And I am not talking about digital I am talking about actual encryption...

logger

join:2012-06-14
Carmel, NY
said by AnonMan :

My area you can't use your own equipment because it can't decrypt the darn signal... And I am not talking about digital I am talking about actual encryption...

Starting about two years ago, I could no longer view some Limited Basic channels using a TV with a QAM tuner. The signals were not encrypted and Comcast continued to claim that a TV with a QAM tuner will receive Limited Basic channels without a digital device. Comcast had changed the digital TV signal configuration to one where for some TV tuner channel numbers there were two programs that could be validly tuned to.

GTFan

join:2004-12-03
reply to AnonMan
said by AnonMan :

None of this will matter soon anyway.

They just got approval from FCC to encrypt ALL digital TV and are in the process of doing so.

My area you can't use your own equipment because it can't decrypt the darn signal... And I am not talking about digital I am talking about actual encryption...

Which has nothing to do with the subject of this thread, which is about CableCard tuners. These tuners can decrypt all the channels you are authorized for. No one was talking about clear QAM channels here.

So yes, the subject does matter - CableCards aren't going anywhere for a long time and allow you to get the full range of channels, encrypted or not.