6 tuner prime soon !!!

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by jasonl » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:40 pm

Confirming, copy and paste error, it is 100Mbit, and the web team has been asked to correct the page.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by Bmxerbray » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:07 am

Also in comparison chart, it still shows 3 tuners and has a pic of the prime 3 tuner..

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by GGRussell » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:32 am

I dont' see the 3 tuner Prime on your site. Will it no longer be available? Would seem to me, there should be a less expensive alternative to the 6 tuner.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by Keenan » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 am

Given that CableCARD is a dying technology I wouldn't expect to see SD expend the resources and money to support two different CableCARD models. But you never know, maybe they'll surprise us.

While I'm mildly interested in the 6 tuner device the longer it takes to materialize the less interested I become.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by gtb » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:51 am

Keenan wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 am
Given that CableCARD is a dying technology I wouldn't expect to see SD expend the resources and money to support two different CableCARD models. But you never know, maybe they'll surprise us.
I can easily conjecture that there could be a price optimized variant which only had (say) three tuners/demods populated on the planar (or license locked to only three tuners that you could pay (at a slight price premium over purchasing initially) to unlock the additional tuners (would you like fries with that burger?)). One certified device to rule them all. But if I was SD I would not announce any such price optimized version until after the initial rush to purchase the new model at the higher return levels (early adopters always pay list).

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by NYPlayer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:53 am

Keenan wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 am
Given that CableCARD is a dying technology I wouldn't expect to see SD expend the resources and money to support two different CableCARD models. But you never know, maybe they'll surprise us.

While I'm mildly interested in the 6 tuner device the longer it takes to materialize the less interested I become.
Same here less interested. The 6 tuner box is no longer a priority for me in fact it is at the bottom of the list. I am happy with my 2 Primes. I prefer 2 Primes over 1 6 tuner box... like redundancy.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by mcewinter » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm

NYPlayer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:53 am
Keenan wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 am
Given that CableCARD is a dying technology I wouldn't expect to see SD expend the resources and money to support two different CableCARD models. But you never know, maybe they'll surprise us.

While I'm mildly interested in the 6 tuner device the longer it takes to materialize the less interested I become.
Same here less interested. The 6 tuner box is no longer a priority for me in fact it is at the bottom of the list. I am happy with my 2 Primes. I prefer 2 Primes over 1 6 tuner box... like redundancy.
A second Prime would cost me $10 per month. That's a heavy tax for a little bit of redundancy. It was once mentioned that the new Prime will be around the same price as the current/old Prime. That was when they were first going to provide 6 tuner some time ago.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by NYPlayer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:31 pm

mcewinter wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm
NYPlayer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:53 am
Keenan wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:39 am
Given that CableCARD is a dying technology I wouldn't expect to see SD expend the resources and money to support two different CableCARD models. But you never know, maybe they'll surprise us.

While I'm mildly interested in the 6 tuner device the longer it takes to materialize the less interested I become.
Same here less interested. The 6 tuner box is no longer a priority for me in fact it is at the bottom of the list. I am happy with my 2 Primes. I prefer 2 Primes over 1 6 tuner box... like redundancy.
A second Prime would cost me $10 per month. That's a heavy tax for a little bit of redundancy. It was once mentioned that the new Prime will be around the same price as the current/old Prime. That was when they were first going to provide 6 tuner some time ago.
My 2 Primes cost me a credit of $2.00.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by mcewinter » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:34 pm

NYPlayer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:31 pm
mcewinter wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm
NYPlayer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:53 am


Same here less interested. The 6 tuner box is no longer a priority for me in fact it is at the bottom of the list. I am happy with my 2 Primes. I prefer 2 Primes over 1 6 tuner box... like redundancy.
A second Prime would cost me $10 per month. That's a heavy tax for a little bit of redundancy. It was once mentioned that the new Prime will be around the same price as the current/old Prime. That was when they were first going to provide 6 tuner some time ago.
My 2 Primes cost me a credit of $2.00.
I get the same credit. Actually, I believe it's $2.50 for using my own equipment but they will still charge me $9.95 for an additional card.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by NYPlayer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:39 pm

mcewinter wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:34 pm
NYPlayer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:31 pm
mcewinter wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm


A second Prime would cost me $10 per month. That's a heavy tax for a little bit of redundancy. It was once mentioned that the new Prime will be around the same price as the current/old Prime. That was when they were first going to provide 6 tuner some time ago.
My 2 Primes cost me a credit of $2.00.
I get the same credit. Actually, I believe it's $2.50 for using my own equipment but they will still charge me $9.95 for an additional card.
Comcast in my area only charges 1.50 a Card.... I see your pont having a 6 tuner Prime benefits you.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by DroidTV » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:59 pm

I pulled the plug on my second prime after 3+ years of great service because one month out of nowhere Comcast sends me a letter stating that due to some internal audit they found that they were not charging me the $9.95 additional outlet fee for the second cablecard and going forward they will.... and the very next month they did. It was offset a little due to the customer owned equipment credit, but I was still being charged extra for it.

Needless to say, I will be an early adopter.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by go45cvi » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:20 am

So it's $150 ? ETA?

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by GetMatt » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:17 am

DroidTV wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:59 pm
I pulled the plug on my second prime after 3+ years of great service because one month out of nowhere Comcast sends me a letter stating that due to some internal audit they found that they were not charging me the $9.95 additional outlet fee for the second cablecard and going forward they will.... and the very next month they did. It was offset a little due to the customer owned equipment credit, but I was still being charged extra for it.

Needless to say, I will be an early adopter.
So here is what I did with Comcast to fix that: Comcast has multiple way to code CableCARDs in their system. One way is separate CableCARDs for separate systems. Another is multiple CableCARDs for single systems. It was setup that way because some of the old TiVos require two CableCARDs. So I called them up and said that I thought my cards were coded incorrectly and w/o getting into the details with them explained that my DVR system requires two CableCARDs.

They changed the coding and the. Started charging me $2.50 both CableCARDs and gave me the $5.00 equipment discount.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by smithkt » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:01 am

go45cvi wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:20 am
So it's $150 ? ETA?
I don't see anything on the product page that says what the price will be either. I wouldn't assume anything.

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Re: 6 tuner prime soon !!!

Post by rrussis82 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:44 am

At the CES interview with Lon in January, I believe they mentioned the possibility of the price being in the $200 range, but wouldn't commit to an exact price. Lots could have changed since then.

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