Optimum (Altice) Replacing NDS CableCARDs with PowerKey

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bigfan99
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Optimum (Altice) Replacing NDS CableCARDs with PowerKey

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FYI,

I received a notice on 11-Feb from Altice/Optimum (Morris system) that they are replacing their NDS CableCARDs with Cisco PowerKey cards. Is there anything I should be aware of with the new Cisco PowerKey cards?

I know the NDS card was problematic for the HDHomeRun Prime for a number of reasons, including it often misses channels during the initial scan process and would sometimes flag the DRM incorrectly during the same process (which seems to have become more problematic in recently).

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Unfortunately, the CableCARD manufacturer, NDS, has made the decision to discontinue support of the product as of April 1, 2021. If not replaced, you will no longer be able to watch TV. 

To ensure you don’t miss out on all the great entertainment available to you today, a replacement CableCARD by PowerKey is being shipped to you in the next few weeks – at no additional cost to you.
Thanks!

--Rob

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Re: Optimum (Altice) Replacing NDS CableCARDs with PowerKey

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Nothing to be aware of other than that they actually work.

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Great to hear.

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