Here we go again
Comcast in Maryland has stopped issueing Scientific Atlanta CableCARDs
with firmware 149 in Harford and Howard County, Maryland - a sizable and affluent market. Other counties use Motorola cards and are fine.
They report numerous cards going into the endless firmware download loop
, which began about Dec. 7 late at night.
No fix in sight.
To be fair to Scientific Atlanta, the previous problem last year was Comcast. This could be similar. However, Comcast here has moved away from SA STB's, my previous SA STB a few years ago was a real POJ
. New STB's are PACE boxes. My SA CC on my other set is firmware 148, working fine through all this. It is occasionally quirky, however, very slow to change channels, occasionally freezes. The Sharp d7u's have been nearly flawless throughout.
Is it time to junk Scientific Atlanta