Cablevision has joined Fios and Cox, and beat TWC, in offering CableCARD self-installs to their customers. Picking up a CableCARD from your local Optimum Store and installing it yourself will save you the $34.95 professional installation fee:
You can pick-up a (M-Card) CableCARD at your local Optimum Store*. Install the CableCARD in your Digital Cable Ready (DCR) HDTV, TiVo or MOXI DVR using the Cablecard Self-Installation Guide. With one call to your local customer service representative, you will be able to enjoy our video services. You can also order a CableCARD by contacting your local sales representative who will schedule a professional installation. The installation charge is $34.95.
They’ve even published a CableCARD Self-Installation Guide to help users through the process.
Thanks to Jason for the tip!