So I have been using the Hauppauge! WinTV-DCR-2650 to watch my Xfinity programming for a year, and it was rock solid. Now it randomly loses the ability to tune a few channels. Most channels work fine, but the ones that don't come in return a "No Signal" type of message.
I tried a different cablecard, I RMA'd the DCR unit, and I changed my cable package. I even swapped out HTPC's and got a new modem to boot (not all of these measures were strictly related to the problem).
Still experiencing the issue, and to make it more frustrating, it is intermittent.
Comcast has done plenty of due diligence on their end as well, and I am convinced that Hauppauge! is at fault for this issue.
My next step is to attempt to get my money back from Hauppauge!, and use it towards the purchase of a Ceton InfiniTV 4.
Anyways, has anyone else had similar issues with their WinTV-DCR units?
Are there any major issues to know about with Comcast and the InfiniTV 4?
Also, I learned something from this whole ordeal. As a cablecard user, apparently I am a total *******. Most people at the cable company know nothing about them, and DREAD having to deal with issues. If you don't luck out, you get transferred back and forth between the video and internet departments, each denying responsibility.
The tech that dealt with me today has had 5 cablecard calls in his 10 years of service. He talked to 6 different people in the course of his service visit with me today. He started with peers, but was eventually saying things on the phone like "I'm sorry to call you on a sunday, sir, but do you have a moment to help me? Well, how much do you know about cablecards?". It was kind of comical. The end result, after he talked to someone in "addressability", was "Sucks to be you, dude. Get a cable box".
Thanks for listening.