michiganmarine wrote:I work as a cable tech, and I you should know that you will need a digital tuning adaptor (such as a MTR 700) and CABLEcable card provided by the cable company if you wish to view digital content. The tuner will be loaned for free, but the CABLEcard will run you around $2.50/month. From experiance, I will tell you that CABLEcards are finicky little devices and sometimes fail to pair, or will unpair from your TiVo.
Ahh, goodie, another cable installer that doesn't know what the hell they are talking about. You do NOT NOT NOT need a DTA. All you need is a CableCard. CableCards are handed out by Comcast FREE OF CHARGE for the first card in each device. Meaning if you have a TiVo with 2 CableCard slots, you get the first one free, but have to pay the rental fee for the second one. It is about 2.50 like this goof said. This one only has one slot. BUT you ALSO get a $2.50 Customer Owned Equipment credit on your account for not having to use Comcast's DVR's. That is a little known fact, but if you look at the rate sheet, it is there.
Oh, and CableCards are NOT difficult to get installed and paired. The problems lie with the people setting it up in their system. They have to know what they are doing. This things can fail if handled improperly, but other than that, they are fine.