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jdbalogh

join:2003-11-21
State College, PA
reply to kmand

Re: [Price] Cable Card Pricing!!

Using a CC in »www.silicondust.com/products/hdh···n/prime/ brings 3 tuners/channels to the devices I choose anywhere on the LAN/WiFi in my home. Using »MythTV.org software leverages the CC to provide the recording, playback, PIP, streaming for free - so no DVR charges. I consider $10 per month to be a bargain to enable these functions.

Some of the channel bundles seem a little overpriced however...

JDB



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

Depends on if they charge $10 per card like they do each box.



jdbalogh

join:2003-11-21
State College, PA

So they charge $10 per card (I wonder why they call it an outlet). Each card can decode up to 6 channels for that cost. My situation is only using 3 tuners on the one card. Fortunately I do not have a charge for any other connections in the house (free decoder boxes) but if they start charging for each outlet/box, then I could drop one of the free boxes in preference to the SiliconDust box with the CC to keep the price the same.

Your mileage may vary.



halfband
Premium
join:2002-06-01
Huntsville, AL

said by jdbalogh:

So they charge $10 per card (I wonder why they call it an outlet).

The FCC has regulations that limit the fee they can charge for a card. The regulations on outlet mirror fees however are far more flexible and lucrative.
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