Tivo Series 3 with Cable Cards

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I Recently purchased a Tvio Series 3 and yy cable service is Comcas. After getting my cable cards installed all I could see were broadcast, public access, and shopping channels, It appeared that the cable ards were not decrypting any channels. On the third techicam visit to my home, they call the office and sent an "Init Hit" which did a full reset and configure on my cable cards. Everything started working. Since Tivo upgrade my tivo softeware between Comcast visits, I cannot be certain that the issue was with Comast but that is my bet. So if you get a Series 3 and choose to use the cable cards. May sure they central office sends the Init hit over the network to your cards. If I knew the name of the central office servive technican I would include it.