Originally Posted by Schlotkins
Can you install your own HD DVR or Cablecard? Also, what's the final charge for the HD DVR - is it like $15 a month or $10. Seems to be $10 for the box and $5 for the service. Is that right?
My DVR was installed by Cox over 2 years ago. At that time, you had no option but to allow Cox to do the install ... but they had a promo giving me a free install
Don't know what the policy is now - give em a call. The last time I needed a box replacement, Cox allowed me to bring the old one to their office, exchange it, and install the replacement myself. They even have an option on the support line to activate a self install.
I have heard many horror stories about Cablecards. A lot of finger pointing between Cableco, card mfg., and set mfg. You may want to do some research before going that way.
You are correct about the charges ... at least for the Meriden market ... $10 for the box (same price as HD tuner, no additional cost for dvr) and $5 for the dvr service. You also need a digital package or at least the digital gateway option at $5 / mo.