Originally Posted by dmusoke
Yes they offer it for 'free' BUT look at your next bill for a cable card rental fee. They will get more money from you somehow.
Yes, from past experience with Comcast I can expect anything but here is my situation & what I was told by the service agent that helped me with getting the cable card.
I live in a gated community & as part of our 1/4ly HOA fees we get basic + basic extended service. We also can have up to 3 Digital Transport Adapters DTA's (not cable boxes or DVR's) that are also included.
Until about a year & a half ago we did not need these DTA's to receive our signal but then the higher numbered channels were scrambled & finally all channels were scrambled so the DTA's became a must.
The exception was a few channels (ABC/NBC/CBC ect) that I could still get with my QAM equipped TV. I was feeding the Comcast signal via a splitter into my MOXI without the use of a cable card & the MOXI would record those QAM channels & since most of the shows my wife wanted to tape were on channels that MOXI could receive all was well in my household. When we came back south (we are snowbirds) last week, to my horror (wife was no longer happy) MOXI was not picking up any channels so she could no long tape her favorite shows (a long list).
So I go to my local Comcast store yesterday & pick up my cable card & am told that the cable card is considered the same as a DTA which they charge $1.95 per month rental fee for. Since the first 3 DTA's are included in our HOA fee I have 2 choices. I can keep all 3 DTS's & the cable card & pay $1.95 per month for the rental of 1 extra DTA or I can return 1 of the DTA's & then there will be no charge.
Since I have 4 TV's in total I will keep all 4 (3 DTA's & 1 cable card) devices.
Once I get my first bill I will give you an update.