Cable Card Support going away on Spectrum

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Cable Card Support going away on Spectrum


Post by LeonMc » Fri May 12, 2023 8:08 pm

I have now received my second letter from Spectrum/Charter warning me that cable card support is going away in the future as their future equipment upgrades will not support it. Sounds like a smoke screen to get rid of having to support cable cards. Also it came from the director of marketing communications, why would that be? Of course they are offering me a "wonderful" deal on a cable box and cloud dvr. Which I am sure will double in price after 90 days.

So I guess I wanted to see if anyone else is getting notice and if they have actually turned off cable card support in some areas. They gave no dates what so ever.

If I have to give it up, I can only come up with a mish mash of web sites and streaming services to watch what I watch now and would probably have to put up with more commercials than ever. I've been using MCE since the beginning and I am so spoiled by it. I guess I can turn on my MCE computer and watch some old recorded shows from time to time to remember how it was in the "old days".

I guess I wanted to vent, so feel free to join in. I may have to go buy an OTA card and put up an antenna again. Oh, joy. Unfortunately that doesn't pick up what all I want to watch. In the mean time, I guess I will wait them out to see if they really do pull the rug out from under me.

-- Depressed in Dallas

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Post by d00zah » Fri May 12, 2023 9:23 pm

Been following this since it 1st hit my RADAR ~last June... ... RD-support

Seems to be predicated on "High-Split" rollout & associated incompatibilities... ... lit-Launch

which, if the discussions are accurate, could be a long, drawn-out process depending on your market.

Sadly, it was inevitable when the "must carry" mandate was abandoned. It's been a great ride & I will miss it when:

a) I move
b) they "pull the plug"


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Post by unclebun » Sun May 14, 2023 11:55 am

They already don't support protected programming on cablecards, for over a year now. The tuning adapter is useless.

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