In most (possibly all?) markets, this is known as the "Plus Pack". The FCC requires that MSOs make "all linear channels" (which would cover this) available to CableCARD customers (to clarify this, this means that they will be authorized for them, and does not prohibit technologies like SDV or higher frequencies). Unfortunately, many of the reps are mis-informed and will state that this is not available on CableCARD tuners.
When we brought this issue to Cox's attention a few months ago, they did comply and accommodated those customers. It is my understanding that they are working on rolling out a fix for all (CableCARD) customers, but in the interim, if you have a Ceton InfiniTV, open a support ticket with us and we will get it sorted out with Cox for you.
Originally Posted by OKCrew
Cox has this in the Tulsa market as well... These Plus channels are above 1Ghz and only received by the Trio boxes. I don't know how Cox gets by with advertising no HD fee for the channels you subscribe. My ultimate package has all the Plus channels but they stick the HD versions in the Plus and charge extra for it. I tried the Trio boxes (POS).
What I don't know, is if any of the cablecard tuners (Ceton, SiliconDust, Hauppauge) can tune above 1Ghz? If so, I don't see how Cox could restrict your access if you package included.
This is incorrect. I believe they are above 860MHz, but not above 1GHz (nothing is that high). All InfiniTV tuners can tune up to 1GHz. The ATI DCT cannot tune higher than 860MHz, so those users are likely out of luck.