Originally Posted by qz3fwd
What do you do-swap the cablecard in and out of your equipment when you want to watch something?
Comcast in general requires pairing the cablecard to a particular hardware device, so its not feasible to swap cards. If you have multiple tuners, you need multiple cablecards.
Back to the card cost. I pay 0 for the first card, and something like $2 for each additional card after the consumer owned equipment rebate. I have several Tivo's and TV's with CC's and have something like 5 cablecards-most operating in single stream mode.
Originally Posted by mhufnagel
He most likely is running a HTPC with multiple Xbox 360's (or some other WMC extender boxes). One card would be able to do that without any problems. Lower start-up costs than multiple Tivo's and their lifetime fees and lower monthly costs due to having less cable cards.
Yup, Windows 7 HTPC with Ceton InfiniTV4 and additional 4 QAM tuners, 1 Cable Card and 8 tuners total between 5 TV's connected through the home network.
Each TV acts as its own DVR, but with ability to view, record, and schedule from any TV in the house. Plus it pulls all of our digital content (movies, music, pictures, videos) from the server, and you can play it on any TV with just a remote.