Originally Posted by bdfox18doe
It's 2 pcb's / cards with 3 tuners each..requires 2 M cards..and 2 SDV adapters..has an ID per card and a MAC per card..
Hope to get cards tomorrow and pair it up for test.
When I went to the Matthews TWC store they had a CableCard but no SDV adaptors... they sent me all the way over to Arrowood for the tuning adaptor. Then I got it all home, hooked it up then waited on hold over an hour for someone to take my call at the TW CableCard Activation Center. Fortunately, it's worked unbelievably well once that was all squared away. It's worked so well that I seriously am considering turning in the 8640 DVR for a plain STB in the family room (to maintain access to VOD).
Now I have to get my old HDHR set up for OTA and merge the lineups so that the OTA tuner gets used first... PQ is much better OTA but I hardly ever watch live TV - with that setup I'll be able to DVR the OTA in HD but still have the TW feeds as backup for conflicts.
My son is now happy with his as well, but TWC Raleigh was a little more problematic on the activation. First, they handed him a CableCard that the person in line in front of him had just turned in... without any testing. Of course, it did not work. TWC sent a tech out to him next day... confirmed bad CC, but had no replacement. My son was then told that there were no more cards available... that he'd have to wait until someone turned one in. Waited over two weeks before they called him that they had a card for him and sent out another tech with the card. Everything fired right up with the new card. No problems since for him either.