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I came across this from the FCC


"Cable operators may choose to use TAs, an IP backchannel, or other methods to provide satisfactory access to all linear channels. If using TAs, the Order requires them to support four simultaneous streams of programming or the number of streams accommodated by the operator's most sophisticated set-top box connected to a single display device, whichever is greater, effective Aug. 1, 2011." (The Order distinguishes servers and gateways from set-top boxes.)


Cisco has released a firmware update (STA1.0.0_1520_LR_F.1402) for their TAs. This update will allow each device to handle up to six tuners at the same time.


My cable provider is Time Warner. I checked the firmware on one of my tuning adapters and it matches the above. The other is listed as disabled on my infini TV device webpage, but the diagnostics say I have enough tuning adapters, so hopefully this means I can return one.
 

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Cisco has released a firmware update (STA1.0.0_1520_LR_F.1402) for their TAs. This update will allow each device to handle up to six tuners at the same time.


My cable provider is Time Warner. I checked the firmware on one of my tuning adapters and it matches the above. The other is listed as disabled on my infini TV device webpage, but the diagnostics say I have enough tuning adapters, so hopefully this means I can return one.

I have Cox, and have been running with two TA's prior to the firmware update. After the firmware update at the end of last month, I checked, and like you, discovered that all tuners were now on just one of the TA's. I unplugged the unused one, and everything appeared to be working fine --- for a few days. Then it quit working, and apparently Cox had reset something in their network that made it such that all tuners were now assigned to the OTHER TA, which I had removed. I put it back into the system, and it's working again.


In talking to Cox (which is difficult because I'm usually speaking to someone who just follows scripts, etc.) it appears that I still have both TA's paired with my one CableCARD. Removing one at my end (even though it's not "necessary") will make my system prone to being unstable if they change anything at their end, which they seem to do at random intervals. Of course if I could get them to re-do the pairing at their end, I could eliminate the 2nd TA, but they seem clueless on the phone, and would want to send out a technicial (and charge me $70) to make that change. It's almost enough to make be change to FIOS, but I assume they might have their own problems.


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I had a slight hiccup with mine after I disconnected one of my tuning adapters. The cablecard became unpaired, but a reboot and a few minutes later seemed to fix everything. It's just been a day for me so time will tell if I run into the same types of issues.
 
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