CableCARD - Can you BYOD?
The Suddenlink website says that they will "lease" you a CableCARD for $2.50 per month. Is there any reason that we can't just buy one and activate it with SL? I see them on eBay for $5-20, so the $2.50/mo lease doesn't seem like a very good deal.
Anyone have experience with this? It's going into a Silicon Dust HD HomeRun Prime, network attached 3-tuner device, that will be used with NextPVR.
Most of the ones on eBay are cable company property that haven't been returned, I'd be wary of buying one.
I rented (at $2.50) for a couple years paired with a Ceton 4-tuner card with no issue. Given the frequency with which they've been known to go bad, renting one isn't the worst idea.
I've since gone OTA and cancelled TV.
If you can't open it, you don't own it.