Does the TV you want to use the CableCard with, have a CableCard Slot built into it?
If it does, then that is an OLD HDTV. At least 8-10 years old. CableCard Slots, at one time, were built INTO HDTV's. The ones that had them were usually at the higher end of the premium HDTV's available to the public.
I remember Mitsubishi HDTV's had them. But like I said, we are going back 8-10 years ago, when those Mitsubishi HDTV set's were TUBE HDTV's, weighing about 250-300 lbs, for 36".
But something tells me you do not have this.
So JUST FORGET CableCard, unless you are looking about buying/getting a TIVO, or the like.
Your solution's are these:
1. Rent the STB from TWC
2. Get the ROKU, or wait for AppleTV to get the app. I thought you could add the TWC app to the LATEST AppleTV BOX(generation 4)? Pretty sure you can.
3. Hook an antenna to the tv for OTA watching.
But, from what you are posting, just FORGET the CableCard. It is NOT what you think it is.
And the thing about FCC mandating them. I "think"(not 100% certain) the mandate for Cable Co's being forced to use them ENDED at the end of 2015. That's right. 2015!
With the push towards Internet provided TV, CableCards, and Cable Boxes, are slowly becoming useless to A LOT of people. This is why people are "shaving" their cable costs, and going with INTERNET ONLY.
No NEED for Cable company anymore with Netflix/Amazon prime/SlingTV/Playstation VUE/OTA HDTV Antenna/Nearly every station has their own WEB APP/etc... causing poeple to DUMP their CABLE/Telephone,a nd just keep INTERNET, cutting/slashing their monthly costs in HALF in most cases. Even more in other's
This is what has everyone, myself included, sort of worried that Spectrum may discontinue use of them. This is why I WILL NOT upgrade to a TIVO BOLT.
No sense in investing in something that could be USELESS within a year or two.
Short answer: Yes, you can accomplish this. You'll get all the channels you're currently subscribed to, minus the On-Demand and Interactive Guide features.
Obviously the first thing you'll need to make this work is a CableCARD-ready device. And since you mentioned that you don't want Tivo, there is a really nice device by Samsung that's a hybrid CableCARD/Smart TV Media Center. It was released in Oct. 2013 so not a lot of people are aware of it. I currently own one of these devices and can attest that it works like a charm on TWC. Just google the following keywords to get more info. on this particular device:
Samsung Smart Media Player GX-SM530CF
Once you have a CableCARD-based device in your possession you can go to your local TWC office and request a CableCARD self-install kit or you can call TWC and set up a CableCARD installation with a technician. Good luck!
Yes, and the silicon dust Dual can do over the air ATSC on an antenna for your HD and maybe the few if any clear qam channels. You need the silicon dust prime apparently for encrypted qam, it also should do clear qam, will not do over the air atsc. you need both boxes to do all the above per the AVS forum and somewhat convoluted literature
However ALL DEVICES REQUIRE WINDOWS OS RUNNING MEDIA CENTER!
My Tivo is now working. When Time Warner "moved" my address to My correct address they didn't set the values right. There were at least 4 other accounts that had a similar issue. I had a TWC installer stop by after he fixed someone else's TiVo and he noticed that TWC had my cable card as a 2 way device. The Cable Card is only a 1 way device and the Tuning Adaptor makes it 2 way.Once he got this info to TWC Cable card hotline and swapped cards 1 last time everything worked. took him 5 minutes.I am going to take pictures of all my diagnostic screens so I have a record of all the values and what they should be. I am very happy now and Time Warner did not let me down cause they kept at it untill I had my TiVo working.
Perhaps a little more info from me will narrow this down some. My current subscription is Preferred service with DVR. I have one TV connected to the DVR and get (supposedly) 200 channels, many with HD. I would like to have the same service without the DVR on another TV that is connected to the system but has limited channels.
It is my understanding that I can obtain a box that will accept a "cable card" and get increased service on tht TV. I don't care about on demand on that set. But, will I get all the HD channels on the second TV?
I don't think I need the digital adapter since the TV is digital.
I really hope I am being clear, because I don't understand all this. New technology in cable service has passed me by.
If you get a cable card with a tuning adapter, you will have all the same channels as a regular box with the exception of on demand/ppv. I have a cable card in my computer and am able to see all the same channels, SD/HD, all the ones that come with my subscription.
TWC can only trap out some banks of channels and on most systems they're in 2 locations and some might not be trapped out. That's why some came in. They have no accurate records of who has the "right" traps/ filters and with all the lineup changes, plenty are wrong like in Austin TX.
As for the TA, probably anything beyond the starter cable package will require the TA. I don't think you'll get a guide either unless it's present but that costs an extra couple dollars a month as well
Mark this as problem solved.
From your description, is sounds like your TA is not properly paired with your CableCard, thus not properly provisioned for your subscribed channels and handing that data over to your CableCard.The TA must have a solid green indicator.
Have you tried calling TWC's specialized CableCard number: 866-606-5889
What does your SD diagnostics show for your downstream and upstream signal levels and signal to noise ratio (SNR)? Downstream should be in the -10 to +10 dBmV range, upstream at or above +25 dBmV and SNR should be in excess of 30 dB. I am not sure if the SD diags show them as values or as Good/Bad. I am a Ceton user.
Also, as channel realignment occurs, MCE guide data pulled from http://www.zap2it.com will/may appear in WMC setup for your Zip code by a different name "digital expansion" or some such, although this is not relavent to your problem.