With five says left before the August 1st deadline, Cox Communications has begun allowing customers to self-install CableCARDs, according to this post on TiVo Community from Sunday. They’ve even released self-install guides to help users with their Cisco or Motorola CableCARD installation. Given the dearth of CableCARD products on the market, TiVo users will likely be the prime benefactors. No more paying for a truck roll just to have a CableCARD installed, or to re-pair it with the unit, or move it to a new box.
Verizon had previously started allowing self-installs. With the August first deadline looming, will the other major players roll out self-install support on time? Will the rest of the MSOs wait until the last minute? Have you spotted any of them rolling out CableCARD self install support already? If so, let me know!