Originally Posted by Rammitinski
But do you know if most companies generally require that you subscribe to a higher package than just limited basic to be able to get a card, though?
That's what I've always wanted to know for sure, and I've heard conflicting information. I just use my TiVo OTA right now, but that would probably force me to sell it if I ever had to depend on cable for my locals-only (as that's all I'd ever be willing to pay for from cable - I have a hard enough time justifying what I pay for the crappy programming I get from Dish Network already, and cable's an even worse deal to me - especially at the prices around here).
Not sure about that, it's possible though, there's likely lots of individual waivers for small carriers. Comcast requires a higher package to rent their DVR, but they do provide CCs with just Limited Basic. That requirement by Chambers may not even been regulated by the FCC, they can set what ever requirements they want, it's their business. To be honest, I'm not sure of the exact regs on CCs, but I'll bet that Chambers is probably not doing anything wrong.
Were it me, I would contact the FCC and see what they say.